Searching for The Proposal
Ten days ago, on New Year's Eve, the world lost Betty White... just 17 days short of what would have been her 100th birthday.
(Although as this tweet points out, Ms. White lived through 24 leap years in her lifetime, so on a technicality, we can consider her having achieved the milestone.) As social media was flooded with various Betty White tributes, I came across the hilarious clip below featuring three Hollywood treasures: Betty White, Ryan Reynolds, and Sandra Bullock.
Betty's sneaky sassiness, Ryan's flustered protestations, and Sandra's unexpected aggressiveness made me laugh out loud, so I forwarded the clip to my wife for her to enjoy. She replied a few moments later with, "We should watch The Proposal... I need a good laugh." And so I began my search.
Was The Proposal among the collection of 1,000+ films I already own? It wasn't. Netflix? Nope. Amazon Prime Video? Well, I could rent it for $4.99 or buy it for $19.99, but it wasn't a film available for free to Prime members. Disney+? Bingo! The Proposal is currently available as a selection under their STAR offerings. Here's my point: we live in a world where you can find almost any piece of content you want without much effort at all. And that isn't just true for content to entertain you; you can learn almost anything you want for free on YouTube or via any number of websites and apps. If you live in a part of the world where the internet is available, you have access to more content and more information than you can ever hope to consume. Take advantage of that this year, not just to keep entertained, but also to keep educated. Almost anything you want to see or learn is just a few clicks away.