It will be hard for any super bowl commercial to beat this one from last year in my opinion.
Six more days until the long awaited season 4 premier of True Blood!! Bring on witches, fairies, and werepanthers...and who knows what else....can't wait!!
Here is an indulgent post for Fat Tuesday.
It's worth sitting through the 15 second FiOS ad.
Best Superbowl commercial ever.
Here are mine:
1.) Bill O'Reilly is right when he says that 70% of Americans do not support the Ground Zero mosque. The results of
My own little poll conducted last month to my blog audience mirrored how the rest of America feels. When Joy says she wants to see that poll, Joy...just click here. OR check CNN.com.
In addition, I have run much larger polls to political audiences and the results of those polls were even higher @ 85-90% of people who oppose the mosque.
2.) Whoopie asks why it's inappropriate to put a mosque there, and Bill Responds, "because Muslims killed us on 9/11!!" The stage ERUPTS!! Probably not the best verbiage he could have used to make his point. An alternative PC version might have went: "Muslim extremists killed us on 9/11" - But in response to the explosive heat-of-the-moment statement, he makes this point:
"No one I know--no one--wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly said on Fox News. "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack. The truth is that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist. But obviously, that is not happening."
Hate him or Love him, you have to admit he makes a valid point.
3.) Whoopie Goldberg (who I normally LOVE) and Joy Behar (who I normally can't stand) were both wrong to walk off of their own show! A show that is called the "View" and is supposed to be about pulling in different people to discuss hot topics and opposing viewpoints!
They did not make themselves look good by leaving their own stage and abandoning the very format of the show that pays them both handsomely to do so.
I for one, LOVE a good debate and think the segment would have been much more interesting and beneficial for the audience if they had stayed and finished out the discussion.
It was just starting to get good!!
I have to confess there has been a big gaping whole in my world ever since last month when the season finale of True Blood wrapped up, leaving my once juicy and bloody and sexy Sunday nights, in a word, null.
Then I was flipping through HBO's on demand series and saw Six Feet Under. Oh how I LOVED this series back in the day. The glorious days of Sunday evening lineups including the Sopranos, SATC, and SFU. Not since the early 90's Thursday night Friends / Frasier / Seinfeld smorgasbord had I felt so full.
Anyway, realizing my best bet to fill the whole that Alan Ball left (not to be reopened until January when True Blood opens season 4, UGH!) AND there are only SO many times one can watch American Beauty....I decided to start back at Season 1 of Six Feet and re-watch every single episode, staggering them out from now through the winter.
So - I just purchased the Six Feet Under Complete Box Set, with all 5 seasons, PLUS bonus footage! This should tide me over.. I forgot how AWESOME this show and all the characters and scripts were. It is even better the second time around.
Last night's Glee was awesome all around. By far the best episode of Season 2 to date, the perfect balance of song and plot. My favorite was the Dream sequence when wheelchair bound Artie was imagining the first thing he would do if he could ever use his legs again. Then out of nowhere this awesome mall sequence to the Safety Dance ensued. Perfect!
As if all of that wasn't enough for one epidose they also revealed who Rachel's mother is AND Glee club teacher Will and former rival (guest star Neil Patrick Harris) burst into this Aerosmith throw down.
God I love this show!
a friend of mine posted this on their Facebook, and I thought it was too funny not to share..Thanks MB, I'm still laughing, hahahaha
I am totally hooked on Glee.
At a coworker's urging I watched Glee for the first time a few weeks ago. I confess at first I thought, "What in the world will I have in common with a show about high schoolers singing in the Glee Club?"
"Trust me, it's not what you think" she said.
Boy was she right. From Ryan Murphy (creator of Nip/Tuck) Glee is one of the best shows network television has put out in many years.
Now I am frantically trying to catch up on the whole first season DVD. Here is a hilarious clip from early in season 1, the Glee club's first ever pep-assembly.
Season 2 airs this Tuesday, April 13th on Fox. Catch it if you can. You won't be sorry.
It's easy with an iPhone and the free TV.com app that plays all my favorite retro tv shows.
The only question is: Love Boat, Facts of Life, Star Trek, or Gilligan's Island?
The movie and television star recently took time out of her busy schedule to host the LA Dogworks event, "A Night of Emotion" to benefit Good Dog Rescue where both she and her fiance Steven Moyer (aka vampire Bill Compton) adopted their dogs.
Be sure to catch the season premier of Rescue Ink Unleashed on the National Geographic Channel, September 25th, at 10:00PM!
The Rescue Ink guys are a bunch of big muscle bound tattoo wearing dudes with huge hearts for animals. They don't take any crap from animal abusers. I love Big Ant, Eric, and G!
Watching City Slickers and snuggling with a snoring puglet.....perfect way to wind down after a great week!
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the film...
[while Mitch Robbins is delivering the calf (Norman)]
Mitch Robbins: You know, this was not in the brochure...
Mitch Robbins: Look what I did....I made a cow!
Curly: He looks like you.
[when Curly tells Mitch they will be sleeping under the stars together]
Mitch: "Oh God, it's Deliverance."
Mitch: Women need a reason for having sex, men just need a place.
[Phil, the supermarket manager, has gotten a co-worker pregnant]
Ed Furillo: What did you use for protection, paper or plastic?
Curly: I crap bigger than you!
Mitch Robbins: Hi Curly. Killed anyone today?
Curly: The day ain't over yet...
Phil Berquist: You know you were right, Mitch. My life is a "do-over". It's time to get started.
Cookie: The food's brown, hot, and plenty of it.
Clay Stone: Great gobs of goose shit!
Clay Stone: I feel as happy as a puppy dog with two peters.
Clay Stone: When you three first got here, you were as worthless as hen shit on a pump handle.
Mitch Robbins: Those cows trusted us.
Curly: Yer spookin' the cattle
[Cookie is asked to say something at Curly's burial]
Cookie: Lord, we give you Curly. Try not to piss him off.
Phil Berquist: Let's have some peace and quiet around here for ___ sake! I'm tired! Im stressed out! I lost my wife, I lost my job, and I'm developing some kind of rash from making in the bushes!
Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
[holds up one finger]
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don't mean shit.
Mitch: But, what is the "one thing?"
Curly: [smiles] That's what *you* have to find out.
Did anyone see it last night?
My heart was racing and I felt like I couldn't breathe for the last 20 minutes. Now THAT is good television. My mind is still spinning trying to comprehend it all.
Here is the recap:
And here is what's coming up next....at the very end of the video check out a sneak peak of the "Vampire Queen" played by Evan Rachel Wood!
Is it next Sunday yet?
I have to give Farrah due respect after her long battle with cancer and the grace, dignity and optimism with which she displayed in her final days. I was a big fan of Charlie's Angels and thought she did amazing work in the Burning Bed and Extremities.
I remember my brother's had this poster hanging on their bedroom walls for some time in the 70's - what teenage boy didn't?
The hair. The swimsuit. The teeth. The nipples..
And I remember wishing and hoping that someday I would grow up to look exactly like her. Well that didn't happen.....but I did have the wing back hair thing going on there for a while. I may have at some point had a Farrah barbie too.
When you came in the air went out.
And every shadow filled up with doubt.
I don't know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.
Season 2 premier tonight at 9:PM EST.
Can't wait to find out! I love HBO.
Is anyone else totally addicted to the new HBO series True Blood?
I just started watching season one on-demand and have become completely hooked on the show.
True Blood is a story about a fictional scenario where after the creation of synthetic blood made by a Japanese company, vampires come out of the closet to co exist with us now that they don't have to drink human blood anymore and are no longer a threat.
This "blood is the drug" scenerio creates a canvas for all sorts of mayhem.
Like the criminals known as "Drainers" who try to catch the vampires to sell their blood on the black market. Then there are the "Fangbangers" human women who prefer to have sex with Vampires. There is Fangtasia, the vampire bar hangout, and one of the main characters sex craved Jason who becomes addicted to true vampire blood and after overdosing on "v-juice" ends up with a true boner, e.g. an erection that wont go away so he has to go to the emergency room to have all the blood in his penis drained with a needle, twice..
Awesome. True Blood makes Twilight look like romper room.
Of course the heart of the story evolves around the love story between Sookie a telepathic waitress at a diner who hears everyone's thoughts and Bill Compton the vampire she falls in love with because he is the only one whose thoughts she can't hear. She feels more normal with him than anyone else.
When I first saw True Blood's pilot I was immediately drawn to the plot and the colorful cast of characters. It took me a couple episodes to get past the bad Louisiana accents, but once I took a better look I could see there were deeper questions and dilemmas being explored: Prejudice, discrimination, racism, existentialism, sex addiction, love, you name it.
Maybe I'm just a sucker for a good vampire romance but I can't wait for the season 2 premiere this Sunday night. If you are a fan of Alan Ball's previous work you will love sinking your teeth into this new series, no pun intended. Ok, maybe a little.
Question: Are there any real boobs on Dancing with the Stars this year?
Only on the male dancers from what I can see. And I am even questioning a few of those as possible pec implants.
On a side note - that guy from the Sex and the City movie has some pretty good hip action. Or to quote that overly excitable judge Bruno Tonioli, he "came out like a throbbing red hot poker!"
So far I liked the Budweiser Clydesdales and Monster.com's "Are you in the right job?" commercial with the guy at his desk working under the horses ass.
I thought this one by Career Builder was pretty clever too:
Which ones did you enjoy?
I've been waiting for this one ever since I realized Tina Fey is a dead ringer for Sarah Palin.
I knew it was only a matter of time..Enjoy..
P.S. For anyone wondering.... FLIRGE = First Lady I'd Rather Get Elected (than f*ck)
If there was one thing in my life I would swear by with a degree of surety only rivaled by that of my love and loyalty to Pugsley, it would be that I have seen and could recite every line from every Seinfeld episode ever aired...but last night I was proven wrong.
How could this be? I've been consuming every line, gesture, and comic irony for close to 20 years.
I was flipping through the 11:00 reruns on TBS and I quickly realized it was one episode that didn't look familiar to me at all. Normally I know the beginning, middle, ending and all the classic one liners in between within the first couple seconds.
But not this time.
It was the one where Elaine strains her neck trying to get a bike down from the wall. In pain she promises the bike to whoever fixes her neck. Kramer saves the day and wants the bike. Neuman ends up as the arbitrator. George is angry when Susan's cousin chooses to name her baby with the name he planned to give his first offspring so in retaliation he declares that they are naming their first child "Seven". Meanwhile Kramer works out an arrangement with Jerry to keep track of what he takes from Jerry's kitchen and Jerry's girlfriend mysteriously always wears the same dress.
How I ever missed this one I have no idea.
And more importantly what else might I have missed in my arrogant display of false certainty?
It just goes to show no matter how sure you are of something, you can always be wrong.
T.G. David Cook won American Idol tonight or I NEVER would have watched the show again. Yay David!! I predict he will sell as many records as Chris Daughtry. I just hope they don't try to pop idol him all out. Clearly he is a rocker and a true original. Let us hope they allow him to do his own thing and be who he is...because I think who he is, is pretty cool.
Do you think you could ever be faithful to just one woman?
Do you ever want to have children with your girlfriend?
Have you had sex with more than 100 women?
Have you ever had sexual relations with a married woman?
Is it a struggle to stay faithful to your wife?
Have you ever regretting marrying your husband?
Would you be happy with your physical appearance if you ended up looking like your mother?
Would you respect your husband more if he made more money?
Do you like your mother-in-law?
Have you ever cheated on your spouse?
Have you ever had a man in your house while your husband was away that you didn't want him to know about?
These are just a few of the questions that contestants are asked on Fox's new game show, Moment of Truth.
The premise of the show is simple and straightforward. A contestant is hooked up to a lie detector machine and asked a series of 21 questions, each becoming more personal in nature and each worth a few thousand more. If the contestant answers honestly and the lie detector confirms this, he moves on to the next question. If all 21 answers pass the test, the contestant walks away with $500,000.
The contestant is sitting in a chair with his or her friends, family, and significant others sitting directly across from them. He or she is wired up with the lie detector and for each truth he tells he earns a higher payout.
Now I'm all for telling the truth, I am a truth seeker but not in this fashion. Plus I have to think there are just some things that parents and spouses are better off not knowing.
Basically, the goal of this show is to crush and devastate your loved ones in exchange for a few grand.
As the stakes are raised the questions get more intense and personal. The contestant answers the questions; each one more hideous than the one before and when the lie detector confirms they are telling the truth about something so horrific that it leaves their loved ones in tears, the audience actually claps and cheers.
They are clapping of course because the contestant just told the truth. But it comes off like they are clapping for the horrible thing they just admitted to doing and as if they are applauding the pain they just inflicted on their loved ones.
But that's not even the worst of it.....after the crushing blow is delivered and the audience cheers on the appalling answer the host then immediately goes to the loved ones in their shock and despair and puts them on the spot by asking them how the answer makes them feel.
Is it just me or has American television gotten really sick and disturbing?
You know how men only read Playboy for the articles (*cough* bullshit *cough*)? Well, in a similar way I only watch Super Bowl for half time and the commercials.
Having once had the opportunity to work on a marketing team that helped create a Clio award winning commercial , they really interest me.
My favorite from this year is the one near the end of the first half with supermodel Naomi Campbell and the dancing lizards from Sobe Life Water.
When Lee the Lizard leaped at the energy drink and started dancing against the white screen to Michael Jackson's Thriller, Pugsley jumped mid air off the couch and went running straight for the TV and proceeded to bark and twist until it was over. He hasn't done that in quite a while! He is still spry when he wants to be...
In case you missed it, go here: www.thrillicious.com/
Click super bowl ad. Very cute and clever. Way better than the Justin Timberlake Pepsi one.
Check out all of the super bowl commercials here
One of my favorites, Happy Friday.
So I started feeling better this weekend and while out at Costco I bought myself a little get well prize..this Sharp HDTV for my boudoir. Nothing says healing like a little liquid crystal.
Just curious if anyone has seen the new HBO series Tell Me You Love Me?
And if so what do you think of it? It’s weird.... 3 episodes in and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. I mean it’s painful to watch but I love how real it is. I also think it’s cool that the one couple with the healthiest sex life is the 65 year old therapist and her husband of 43 years. Some of the characters annoy me but I think they're supposed to. That's why they are all in therapy...Whichever it is about the show, I keep tuning in to see what will happen next..
So I realize I'm a week late on my Sopranos finale commentary after all the pug drama took rank. But I've been wondering what did everyone else think of the now infamous ending?
I know a few of you followed the series from the beginning like me. Personally, I thought it was very well done and mostly befitting of the series as a whole. I felt that it held true to the overall theme of the show, the gruesome whackings and leaving us wanting more. All the subtle full circle references leading up to the end in the final episodes. Did anyone catch the Pink Floyd songs in the final four? Tony was singing Comfortably Numb while walking downstairs to see his son spaced out on couch hopped up on antidepressants. Then it was playing again in the car when Tony and Christopher (driving high) went off the road. Right after that was the episode when Tony took peyote in the desert.
I always loved the way David Chase used music in the series to tell his story. It of course didn't hurt that he used some of my favorite bands! I loved the final Bada Bing strip sequence where the strippers were dancing to the Doors, "When the Music's Over". I don't know why but I always pick up on those little nuances, because they mean something.
The only thing I can say I was really disappointed about is that we never got to see Tony and Dr. Melphi get it on. I guess I always imagined their sexual tension would crescendo into one night of fulfilled passion and longing. But it didn't happen. That sucked. Also, I would have liked to have seen Paulie Walnuts get whacked. Of all the characters, he annoyed me the most.
As for the ending I won't even bother to interpret what it might have meant. I think that was the point. While I was watching the events of the diner scene unfold, I felt like the suspicious guy who walked into the bathroom had a direct target on Tony's head and the blunt ending meant Tony met his. Or because Carmella told Tony earlier that Meadow would be late because she had to see her Dr. about switching birth control I thought she might tell the family she was pregnant. Maybe we'll find out in the movie in a couple years..
For me, oddly enough one of the best parts was the Journey song they played at the end. Prior to the final episode I had this horrible image in my head from the movie Monster in the scene where Charliz Theron and Christina Ricci were roller-skating to that song and started making out in a so disturbingly not hot menagerie of cinematic footage.
You know how you hear a song and your memory involuntarily associates that sound with picture in your mind so vividly that you can't seperate the two? You can't listen to the tune without your brain conjuring up the image. For me is was so bad that every time "Don't Stop Believing" came on the radio I had to immediately change the station because my stomach would begin to churn.
I am now forever grateful to David Chase for giving me a better memory to replace that one with. Thanks to him, I can listen to Journey again without dry heaving.
Did anyone catch Dave Matthews on House tonight?
Dave was awesome and adorable. Holy brains!!
For anyone who doesn't know about Festivus....
Festivus is a nondenominational holiday featured in "The Strike" episode of Seinfeld. The holiday was a plot device in the episode, which first aired on December 18, 1997. Many people, influenced or inspired by Seinfeld, now celebrate the holiday, in varying degrees of seriousness. Some do it religiously; others do it with good tidings in their respect to Seinfeld.
The Festivus celebration as described on Seinfeld includes four major components:
•The Festivus Pole: The Costanzas' tradition begins with an aluminum pole, which Frank praises for its "very high strength-to-weight ratio." During Festivus, the unadorned Festivus Pole is displayed. The pole was chosen apparently in opposition to the commercialization of highly decorated Christmas trees, because it is "very low-maintenance," and also because the holiday's patron, Frank Costanza, "find tinsel distracting."
•Festivus dinner: In "The Strike," a celebratory dinner is shown on the evening of Festivus prior to the Feats of Strength. The on-air meal appeared to be meat loaf or spaghetti in a red sauce. Drinking is encouraged with hearty beer, rum, bourbon, or wine. In the episode, no alcohol was served, but George Costanza's boss, Mr. Kreuger, drank from a flask.
•The Airing of Grievances: At the beginning of the Festivus dinner, each participant tells friends and family of all the instances where they disappointed him or her that year. As quoted from Frank Costanza: "I've got a lot of problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!"
•The Feats of Strength: After the dinner, the head of the family tests his or her strength against one participant of the head's choosing. Festivus is not considered over until the head of the family has been pinned to the ground. A participant is allowed to decline to attempt to pin the head of the family only if they have something better to do instead.
Did anyone catch the season premier of Nip/Tuck Tuesday night?
If you aren’t watching the show already, my one question is, why not? And my advice is to go out to Blockbuster or log onto Netflix today -- and order up seasons 1 thru 3 so you can get up to speed with number 4. The basic premise is that of two Floridian Plastic Surgeons who have been best friends since college and are now partners together in their Miami practice. The show intertwines their personal lives with their clients weekly medical procedures.
**Spoiler alert** if you don’t want to know about the start of season three, read no further.
The season opener was chock full of sexual miscreants and celebrity hot spots on the sexy physco drama. The first 15 minutes of the show introduced us to Larry Hagman playing a wealthy business man who wants testicle implants after having them removed from testicular cancer. The good doctors asked the same question they always ask while interviewing new patients, “tell me what you don’t like about yourself”.
"My balls are no longer proportionate to my wang," says Larry. “Can you make them the size of kiwis?”
He went on to tell the doctors that all of his life he was able to get to where he was by having big balls, and that by not having them he has lost his drive to succeed. Then they show the Dr. putting the implants in, while his much younger girlfriend gets off on watching the surgery.
Kathleen Turner played a phone sex operator looking for a vocalectomy to better her career and Brooke Shields is Dr. Troy’s new psychiatrist who he’s already bent over her desk and had his way with her after she told him that he is secretly in love with Sean and that’s why he is addicted to non-intimate sex with women. This was the day after he picked up a mother/daughter team for a very unnerving three way.
I love this show. It disgusts and sickens me, yet I can’t look away and it makes me laugh at the same time. You would expect all the sexual depravity and gore in the operating room would repel you but the writing is smart and edgy enough to hold you in and the characters and atmosphere draw you in further. Even the music is cool. It’s one of those rare TV shows you watch and the hour flies by because you don’t want it to end. It’s my one decadent guilty pleasure. Porn stars, nazi’s, trannies, druglords, you name it this show has done it. I feel so dirty after watching it, like I need a hot steamy shower to wash it all off.
Thank you FX.
I wanted to write something clever paying homage to what I feel has been the best TV series EVER - Six Feet Under that met it's timely death Sunday night. After spending the last 5 years basking in the glow of this morbid study of the human dynamic, realism and black humor that I have always been drawn to -- I now fear that my Sunday nights will never be the same. It's hard to imagine that any show will ever be this palpable, intelligent, humorous, and thought provoking again.
I find that I don't have the words to sum it all up except to simply say that Alan Ball is my HERO. The final episode left me in tears and mourning. But much like a real death, they were selfish tears for what I will miss, for how the loss will affect me. The show went out in style and stayed true to it's original vision and theme. I loved that they spent the last 15-20 minutes showing each of the main characters futuristic deaths. How many times have we gotten so attached to TV characters and then the show abruptly ends and we are left wondering whatever happened to them? In this case they gave us closure. A final viewing where they sewed it up neatly in a little post mortem package, didn't they? The final episode felt like I was attending a 90 minute wake for a dear friend or loved one. And I can guarantee you Mr. Ball planned it that way. If my stories ever make it to Hollywood, this is the kind of show I would create. Dark, Disturbing, Funny, Real. Bravo!
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This article says it better than I could: http://camplee.blogspot.com/2005/08/six-feet-under-finale-raises-bar-with.html
If you don't have HBO or haven't watched the series, I highly recommend you rent or buy the DVD's. It will change the way you view death and perhaps even life..
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The Blame in the Game Falls Mainly on the Lame…..Ok, My Fair Lady she is NOT! Eliza is really starting to bug me and got on my nerves last night, fast becoming the most annoying of the tribe mates. She can’t seem to stop talking smack and she doesn’t really do anything but lie around and poke her nose in others peoples business. I don’t like her type! Not to mention she was the swing vote that got that sweet little Dolly voted off last week! I was glad to see John K was hip to her from the get go when he went over to the Yasur tribe to determine who he would give his immunity to.I decided not to cheapen the look of my blog by posting her photo here, instead I put one up of two of my favorites, Ami and John...
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It kind of turned me on that John was able to see right through Eliza and now he is right up there on my list with the hunky Brady. I thought it was a great move on his part to give immunity to Ami, who would not have been voted out anyway had he not gotten involved and just let the natural chips fall where they may. The women are SO catty this season that it makes me embarrassed.
I suppose Mark Burnett needed to do something different to keep viewers interested this season by dividing the initial tribes by gender. It seems a lot of the reality shows this season are making those type of changes to string viewers along for the ride. Like the Bachelor this year actually living in the ladies house and the Apprentice pulling the gender card, also a Mark Burnett production.
In any event, I was glad that Ami received immunity because she is my pick in our Survivor pool here at work and while I do like her so far, I could have done without the whole “get-in-touch with your femininity” speech she gave to Twila at tribal council. Somehow, I can’t see Twila bonding over French braids and beach sand exfoliant facials with the other ladies, it just won’t happen. Twila who by the way is a Highway Repair person (not that there's anything wrong with that) and a welder, and not the Alex from Flashdance type of welder who is actually a stripper by night. The others tribemates looked embarrassed too by Ami's tribal council tangent. In the end, Mia was voted out because she was a troublemaker and could not keep her temper in check. I was glad to see her go because she proved to be a class-less act. Next week I am hoping it will be Eliza Doolittle and am looking forward to witnessing her demise…Pugsley couldn't even stand her, he kept letting out low-growls under his breath whenever she appeared on the tv screen...that Pugsley is a good judge of character I must say! Curious that he did the same thing last night whenever John Kerry spoke during the debate, hmmmph...
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