Today we welcome Jareth Awsumly.
He is full of the beans.
First off, Jareths being full of the beans. Costa Rican coffee beans, that is. (thanks emikel for the idea!) Oh yes, real, very legit, bought in the nation of Costa Rica, beans of joy and deliciousness. Because Jareth is so delicious he is going to sit (next to Stigandr the GPS) in "my" car (named Tortuga) and make it smell as awesome as he does. Yum.
Second, why his name is Jareth? And why does he has 2 different colored eyes? And why he reminds me of a babe with power...?
At this point if you are still lost it is because you haven't seen Labyrinth, one of history's strangest movies.
As a kid, this was one of my favorite movies (and I cannot really fathom why...), it is a good one, but I will warn you now, if you have anything against bizarreness, eternal stenches, goblins, Jim Henson, 80's music or David Bowie is very tight pants, don't see it. It could very well scar you for the rest of your life.
Anyhow, Jareth (played by David Bowie, who has 2 different colored eyes...) is the Goblin King (he also shapeshifts into an owl at times. and at some point in the movie Jareth sings a song called 'Babe with the Power.' See, it all makes sense!). The whole plot of the movie is this girl Sarah is annoyed with her crying little brother, so she wishes him away to the goblins, and when they really do come and take him, she has only a few hours to make her way through Jareth's labyrinth and to his castle at the heart of Goblin City to save her brother before he turns into a goblin forever.
It is a very odd movie, but to this day I have an strong attatchment to it. It has some great lines in it and it is just overall amusing. Watching it over and over and over as a 5-9 year old, it had a lasting impact on me. I think it may have influenced my imagination, but I also blame it for my love of fire, the name Toby, owls, and striped clothing. You'll have to see it to understand...
Now if you will excuse me, I am going to go sniff my owl.