When someone does something with passion and the do it well,
it’s a joy to watch them be rewarded. In the second episode, Jannine and Mark
have a ‘50s-inspired Instant Hotel that’s amazing. The other guests love it,
too. When they tell the couple how they feel, Jannine and Mark tear up. It’s a
beautiful moment that’ll touch your heart strings, too.
As a series, “Instant Hotel” is fun. Because the
participants are Australian, I’m never sure what I’m going to get. Sure, they
speak English, but the cultures are different enough to catch an American off
guard. So far, they tend to stick with their stereotypes: The two gay guys, the
spoiled little girl who can’t get out of bed and her enabling mother, and the
young couple with the wife who is spoiled but “in a different way.” But most of
them seem to be enjoying themselves. The competition is bound to ratchet up as
the mother-daughter team look to bring down the gay-team, but for the moment,
there are only seeds for this future conflict.
I don’t normally watch reality television shows, but
“Instant Hotel” is a good time that has a different cultural element to it. If
you want to diversify your viewing habits and watch something that you don’t
normally watch, this show is a good choice. Improve your creativity by
replenishing your well and learning about instant hotels in Australia.
In the Nostalgia Critic’s tribute video to Roger Ebert, the Nostalgia Critic unpacks a lot of wisdom and lays it out for the viewer. What he sees in Roger Ebert is amazing, and what the Nostalgia Critic sees should be what we all strive to be.
The Nostalgia Critic’s greatest point about Roger Ebert, and
by extension Gene Siskel, is that Ebert had a passion for movies. From the
classics to animated films to the dreck released by Hollywood, like “Leonard 6,”
Ebert was passionate about movies. When they were bad, he got angry about it.
When they were good, he experienced great joy. These feelings and his
expression of them were all a part of his love for film as an art and cultural
signpost. The passion for film was a large part of what made him and Siskel so
successful at a job that many would say is inconsequential. After all, “it’s
just a movie,” but to them both it never was.
Passion is what makes us successful at life. Unfortunately,
everyday life and its responsibilities can sap your passion. It can take what
you love and tie it to money until your passion is squeezed out and turns to
drudgery. Everyday life carries debts, worries and obligations that stymie and
steal energy from your passion. It can even make your passion seem
inconsequential, like the movies.
If you find your life is devoid of passion, seek out what brings you joy again and grab at it. Hold onto it and rekindle your passion because that’s what the human experience is about. When you are doing what you’re passionate about, you become a more creative and happier you.