Posts Tagged ‘Vermont’
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
(Larry and Tracy were in Phoenix, Arizona last week, presenting at the Director’s Institute conference. They delivered a keynote presentation to 750 Arizona educators on the theme of “All People Want Communication.” They also had the opportunity to show their film and have an extensive question and answer with conference participants. Larry’s opening comment at the keynote was “It is treat to be in oven-baked Arizona.”)
Tracy and Larry at the Wigwam Resort outside Phoenix
It’s practically last place on earth, peeling off clothes does not help, Larry would live because it is like a pottery oven here in Arizona. Powerless people last one second in, looking so dry, parched landscape.
Lots of time we spent inside in air conditioning, lip syncing our typed words on our iPads to lots of people driven to learn and participate in lively discussions about the presumption of competence in lettered school environments.
Towards the improvement of schools in Arizona, I am picturing a world where kids without speech can look around appearing really different but acting like they can learn ordered texts like all apple pied students of Arizona schools.
It was a pleasure to come here as primarily snow-oriented Vermonters and heat up people’s opinions on inclusion and communication for all.
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Topping our own movie appearance standards last week was the showing of our film last week at the Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield, Vermont. Needing mouthwatering burgers to go with our movie popcorn, we ate kind of early dinner in the theater restaurant and later, after the movie, looked like movie star leading men taking questions from the, practically buying beers for us on the spot, audience. It might not be a warm place to walk around in but possibly Vermonters, in the winter, clap the loudest for wretches-in-arms, Tracy and Larry.
I am past Pascal’s paying me to pose for your staring at movie star pleasure. The bigger issue is noted Tracy’s leading man, posturing to look like another version of Michael Jackson in listed as best work, party music, all classic soul dance number, Thriller. The noteworthiness of owning picture of Tracy is that he makes opportunities to communicate ideas with him a movement towards looking at learning to advocate for oneself as a greater vocation than cleaning parquet floors and doing dishes in a restaurant.
Others would say that he owns property on island of presumption of competence in Syracuse University because of his looking at mental capacity as a function of the natives of the speech world accepting immigrants from the non-speech world into, knotty with mostly negative beliefs, normal society.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Apple pie premiering with optional for slimmer people than open your mouth for any good food, keeping lots of pounds on for excessively long winters, Larry, vanilla ice cream lets obviously cash-strapped by lost roads and damaged homes, New Agey in approach to community building, Vermont, potentially make up money by being positioned like Krispy Kreme massively leaning against the building, donuts in many bakeries around the state.
Pies in fall, Obama jobs plan, and tax cuts for the terrifically rich might save many people from unemployment here in the Green Mountain state and act to stimulate the economy. Let’s wish helping people like this will lead to lots of people returning to lives of prosperity again.
Sorting out our pronounced, as test of presidencies, problems with the economy keys in on meanings of popular policies loosely interpreted by the politicians and the media. Really people loiter in this territory of causes too long when the issue with our potentially never resolvable, oppositional, outside realm of only politics as usual, differences incorporates our out of control desire for material things and big profits with a paltriness of knowledge about our mental capacity for long-term changes in society.
I am emphasizing to make do with plain apple pie. Mostly it’s opening our society up to keeping things simple that I am advocating. To old Vermonters, I say to help our country learn to appreciate apple pie rather than lavish pastries.
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
People in my church in Milton, Vermont looked at my movie for the first time this weekend and probably had a more than religious experience. Putting my stuttering voice to work, I made a very loosely articulated, keeping peoples attention, doing an impression of good-for-voice practice on podium’s speech, thanking people for coming.
And popularly known as Larry’s awesomely proud sister, Sally propped me up with articulation of kinds of words and syllables that are good to type presentations with but not good to try when looking for verbal clarity at nice church functions. It could be the start of my loudmouth, news anchor career.
Larry, sister Sally, and mom Alma attend church together in Milton, Vermont
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
The timing of our Tampa, Florida show times this week is like making strawberry shortcake on Independence Day. Potentially organizing my packing will include shorts and a baggy, more open to massive waistlines perforated with finely sown on insignia labels of minor sports star designers, bathing suits. Lapping only Tracy and I on totally domesticated for tourists’ beach will be Harvey and Pascal in their originally made for Olympians running shorts.
Powers of suggestion on TV lead us to living our movie star lives out under the moon light except when we are pleased to sleep in our own beds back in Vermont. There the topnotch philosophy of including Larry and Tracy in every major newspaper except Fox news rags gives us the confidence to name ourselves movie, People magazine still needs to key a story on, stars.
Oprah Winfrey, of course, looking always for seriously earthshaking stories to move people’s emotions, pivoting on opinions about social issues, is really more used to jabberers both on her show and in her book club but we can pop corks of marvelously like champagne, bottled up for years but now like a dormant volcano exploding into the skies, ideas to get her attention.
Move over talk show hosts. We are ready for prime time.
Category General Thoughts | Tags: Tags: autism, blog, film, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, Oprah Winfrey, social issues, talks shows, Tampa, Vermont, wretches & jabberers,
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Kind of like making an appointment, entirely up to three other people’s schedules, areas time zoned differently to travel to, highly subject to peaceful flying weather, our touring for the movie notes a life of leisurely eating at meaty fine restaurants while typing frenetically at question and answer post-movie panels. Looking at this situation, I see lots of production in doing this movie star work, mostly because it’s me totally pressing out my intelligent thoughts onto potentially mown down minds of movie goers.
My quite satisfying life looks more like your anyone-looking-for-an- autograph-from, money-grows-on-trees-for, celebrity. I might not lead thinking man’s best looks list (nothing beats a good-looking kind of muscle bound mostly hairy headed man) and maybe I stay rooted in the traditions of old, mighty addicted to maple syrup, better openings inside their land to live a calm life, Vermonters. Now with taking our film on the road, I can role play too the personality of Will Ferrell-like jokester, looking at old attitudes and feelings about disability anchored in places of mostly retro-styled movies and poking fun at people’s ideas while leaving off, at the door steps of their imaginations, baskets of, voiced with letters, insights.
Your wanting to get out in the sun now should take over. Boredom reading profoundly written blogs otherwise will set in.
Category General Thoughts | Tags: Tags: advocacy, autism, blog, celebrity, fast food, film, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, restaurants, Vermont, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Watching all the publicity we let be situated on our bald heads, I need to say a big thank you to all of the people who have participated in luminating with brighter than movie theater lights the promotion of the fine movie Tracy and I star in.
Mostly minor in billing but very major in their support of our communication, Pascal and Harvey led promotional work not with their picture perfect hair cuts but by their movements of touch and verbal encouragement, pushing us to make our messages clear and pithy. I mall walk on the keyboard and Tracy looks amused by my pratfalls of missed keys. Perfect accuracy mostly escapes me, kind of like President Bush trying to remember the names of foreigners. Positively leading me to move past my mistakes to print out my real thoughts, Pascal cons me into believing in my competence, opening my mind onto a place where autism moves underground and intelligence rules.
Tracy steps like marching band drummer on a large flat screen-like keyboard, looking to make his beat more productive for protest-like communication. Harvey lets primarily braking movement support lock into Tracy’s planning to change the planet mission, anchoring thought to ordered with powerful purpose typed actions.
Potentially, I have wandered off my original topic of this blog but for all of you, as good guy rooting for fans, I may indulge my perusing my crowded mind for something to entertain you.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Your most memorable moments are those of popular, loudly linked to movie star notoriety, applause, recognition from your peers for the work that you have done to promote presumption of competence and inclusion of people with labels of disability, bowing out for the emergence of abilities to light fires of planes to carry away old attitudes and open up new progressive paths to a world of acceptance of people of fit minds and not always sound bodies.
My pal, Tracy and I received the Theresa Wood Citizenship Award at the largest lunch line, potentially most significant inroading into politics of disability, conference in maple syrup country. It was picture perfect moment for us, totally making us dramatically, in opinion of People magazine movie critics, the leading contenders for the Oscars with Pascal and Harvey as Green Mountain Self-Advocates “Allies of the Year” potential dark horses for supporting actors.
May Larry and Tracy live up to the spirit of this great award.
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Maps spirited in their lines and shaped by their perspectives of landscapes point out where people must move to navigate for going on trips, giving tours to people like movie stars, and having great world adventures to parts unknown. Tracy and I are trying to draw maps of language and letters to show people new ways of traveling in the land of autism and limited speech.
Operating on people’s openness to meeting us in cities around the country, liking lots of local meals with native beer, we go out and spread our message of mass appeal to Apple iPad-oriented moviegoers. Part of the news your memory needs to remember is our presence like Vermont springs is very short. (We have serious winters.) So let’s look out and key in on our future movie showings, take a friend, and buy them a large popcorn.
Category W&J Tour | Tags: Tags: autism, blog, education, fans, film, inclusion, iPad, Larry Bissonnette, movie star, popcorn, Vermont, wretches & jabberers,
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Quite the test to ears, hands, and feet, we have been having in the way of freezing cold weather here in nearer-Canada-than-Mexico Vermont. Your relatives in warmer places invite you to come on down and you arrange to fly away like very tropical birds taking leave of a northern climate.
Leading the life of a mostly-acclimatized-to-powdery-snow Vermonter puts you in the place of always yearning to leave for a paradise-like, as sunny as any southern beach, island that seems to invite vacationers to, lining their pale bodies with layers of suntan lotion rather than lots of polar fleece. It’s like that for people without speech in that we always yearn to have voices that work naturally without enhancements of vocal machines but at the same time, like practically adaptable-to-any-weather-conditions Vermonters, we speech-impaired people can work out our thoughts in words as long as we pack communication devices and link up with trusty sled dog-like partners.
Isn’t posting this blog like giving you the latest weather report? Larry is not quite the weather TV star that you will see on your local news, but you are always guaranteed to get a blast of northern sayings about life, autism, and communication from me.