Wednesday, June 13, 2007

157 comments:

Jellymanianos said...

uno!

Jellymanianos said...

the only reason he can hit those high notes is because of those jeans..

PalmerEldritch said...

Family Guy crew singing Karaoke

/obligatory

memphish said...

I prefer the Family Guy version. Where are my 'Lars?

Holli

/4

stephsmith said...

?

PalmerEldritch said...

ok, this post count thing is unfair. holli, you KNOW i can't count past four.

what's up in the wide world of TLI and Dharmalars fans?

gillian said...

I heart this song. It reminds me of Scrubs and my friend from Michigan and visiting her. Of course, I only ever hear it in the car, so it's nice to hear right now.

I got a mole removed. And now have six stitches in my back. Fuckin mole.

memphish said...

My son and I are going to start making a shrunken head today. Ahhh summer. I miss LOST.

Holli

/8

PalmerEldritch said...

ah. from an apple. phew!

PalmerEldritch said...

best.disclaimer.evar!

"Disclaimer
We are living in strange times indeed when a disclaimer is necessary for an article such as this. That said, keep in mind that the "story of shrunken heads" is history, not how-to, and that it is considered very bad manners indeed to shrink another person's head, so don't try this at home. I cannot be held responsible for any person's homicidal tendencies. Shrink only apples, please."

trevor mcfur said...

That is a good disclaimer, although I like to think that Holli & her son are shrinking real heads ala Beetlejuice down there in Memphis.

PalmerEldritch said...

Memphis Barbecue: Shrunken Head Edition

PalmerEldritch said...

ok. love the Dharmalars references in the "LOST Podcast Vidcast Podcast" from MetroBuzz that Jay and Jack were talking about on the Ramblecast.

Ralph- said...

it made me laugh.

FutureAlly said...

----->

on a totally unrelated note.
the Chin book went to the beach with me this weekend.

PalmerEldritch said...

nothing worse than going to the beach and getting sand stuck in your Chin book.

Ralph- said...

i really hate reading things, but i would love to be a part of the "If Chins Could Kill" tour.

If you are wondering where the Lars is, Ben is deathly sick. We will see about getting an episode up to you soon.

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, i would want to be in on the Chin thing but i already own and have read the hardcover. a hardcover which is now autographed thanks to a traveling Bruce Campbell and a buddy with good luck. it has a place of honor on my bookshelf.

FutureAlly said...

i'm not into reading either, but this is actually interesting. i would say i'm about a 1/3 of the way in. next up on the Chin tour is Trevor, so if anyone is interested in getting it, you should get with him.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Anybody know the route the chin book has taken to this point? Alls I know is I first sent it to Aimee.

FutureAlly said...

jordan, here's the route.

Jordan>Aimee>Holli>Mateo>Stephanie>Me

from me, it's going to Trevor.

Ralph- said...

someone needs one of those maps on their wall with the push pins in it, with string connecting the push pins from location to location.

FutureAlly said...

this book is traveling more than any one of us ever will.

good idea ralph. maybe jordan would like to do that.

PalmerEldritch said...

can you do something like that with Frappr or Google Maps?

PalmerEldritch said...

alternately, we'll have a website with a red line being drawn on a map while we play the Indiana Jones music.

Jordan from the 206 said...

That's what I was getting at. If I can get the order of all the people and places, I can make a map and post it on here.

FutureAlly said...

i would have to check the book to make sure of exact locations, jordan. i only remember a couple of them.

trevor mcfur said...

I'm impressed to see that The Chin's book is a 'NY Times Bestseller'!

I've already staked my claim to get the book next. It certainly is getting around! The beach seems like an appropriate place to read it.

FutureAlly said...

yeah especially since our beach sucks! it's a cool place to go hang out, but not many dare to get into the water.

trevor mcfur said...

From the pic,it looks a bit like the Jersey Shore, the beach that I'm most familiar with (unfortunately). I tend to stay away from the water when I'm there.

FutureAlly said...

i have no idea what the jersey shore looks like. but this was actually in galveston, since it's in the gulf, it's really gross.

Ralph- said...

Trevor. Can i call dibs?

Ralph- said...

By the way. I have owned Make Love* for 2 years now and i am going to finish reading it. I promise! i have been on chapter four for over a year. It is time to move on with my life.

trevor mcfur said...

Sure ... just remind me again when I actually, you know, get the book!

Jellymanianos said...

What are the chances of that book making it over the pond?

books are for nerds said...

whatever happened to pogs?

PalmerEldritch said...

You remember Alf? He's back... in pog form!

/milhouse

Jordan from the 206 said...

Sad day today. Mr. Wizard passes away.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003745404_mrwizardobit13.html

Jordan from the 206 said...

Working link

French toast quacamole said...

Anybody here ever think they were farting and accidentally crap their pants?

FutureAlly said...

wow now that everybody's wanting the book, i feel under pressure to finish it. thanks all!

:)

Ralph- said...

42 Ka-Blamo!

FutureAlly said...

good one ralph! man i was not paying attention, i so could've KABLAMOd that one.

oh well, better luck next time.

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph is on kablamo-fire lately. the dude is in the kablamo-zone.

casey_donahue said...

can I make my way onto the waiting list for the book? I was going to go get the book from the store but this is a much cooler idea

and can you believe that neither borders nor barnes & nobles carries 20,000 leagues under the sea? what the hell? now I have to order it online in order to read it, lame.

casey_donahue said...

and if you are bored right now, amuse yourself with this clip I would really love to work for this company

memphish said...

Casey, Did you have B&N check for you? If not, check the kids' section and the sci. fi section as well as the regular fiction section and B&N's "classics" that they've bound. I got The Mysterious Island at B&N last year and that's a lot more obscure than 20,000 Leagues.

Holli

t-dot kim said...

Not that everyone wants to read this Chin book, I want to too!

Most likely, I'll just sign the inside and send it to the next reader :(

andrew. said...

-hmm. thought i had queued up for "Chin" somewhere along the line. Still interested.

-Don't let Ben near the mic with his plagueness, for his health and ours.

-so many of my favorite podcasts are taking a summer vacation all at once. i'm starting feel the pinch a little.

andrew.

PalmerEldritch said...

casey, that clip was surprisingly entertaining.

i've had Abe Books recommended to me for hard to find books. you can also check for signed copies and first edition books. But I've never used it. I recommended the site to Aimee so I hope it doesn't suck. :\

casey_donahue said...

my friend posted that video on facebook and i thoroughly enjoyed itm i like the idea behind that vimeo site too, like youtube but not meant to broadcast to the world, just to your friends.

and I checked the sci fi section at b&n and they had every other jules verne book except leagues, and I dont want to look in the kids section because I dont want to read a dumbed down for kids version...and it would be awkward for me to go browse the books in the kids section

casey_donahue said...

palmer that site has tons of copies of it and they are all only $1.00!

i think i will try and find it in person before i buy a used book off the net though

Jordan from the 206 said...

Ok, So I'm going to try and retrace the path of the book. I first sent it to Aimee. Who'd she send it to after that?

Oh, and I'm thinking about checking out The Wire. Anybody have any thoughts?

memphish said...

Jordan, I got the book after Aimee, in Memphis, TN and sent it to Mateo in Brooklyn, NY who sent it to Steph in or near Birmingham, AL who sent it to Ally in Houston, TX.

As for The Wire, I haven't watched it, but a good friend told me it's the best thing she's ever watched and I think someone here recommended it recently. Andrew maybe?

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Holli, you are awesome. We were sitting around earlier trying to figure that out and you show up with all the answers! Thanks!

memphish said...

No problem Jordan.

Casey, the other place it might be is in a section labeled "Summer Reading." Maybe some kids have to read 20,000 for that.

I finished tied for 4th in The LOST Death Pool. If only Charlie had died sooner.

Holli

memphish said...

There's actually some LOST News today.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Good. Now people can stop talking about that stupid Bad Twin book. ha.

Ralph- said...

But i liked Nikki and Paulo

FutureAlly said...

Wow, Holli, that's some amazing tracking work. All I could come up with earlier was names.

memphish said...

Yes Ralph, you did. You and, well, you.

Holli

elias said...

good find Holli

The introduction of Paulo & Hot Nikki was the only serious misstep TPTB made. At least the Bad Twin book wasn't canon

still - Expose had a great ending and Billy Dee

FutureAlly said...

Razzle Dazzle, bitches! And who could forget Billy Dee.

I like chick with big boobs who wear tight sweaters said...

Anybody on here remember Mr. Belvadere? That was a good show.

ers said...

why did it cut my name off short?

PalmerEldritch said...

red card to my local comic shop for having no idea what Madman was.

i look all over the entire store. walk back through all the sections and back to the cash register. i ask the guy if they have any Madman comics.

"Batman? Yeah. Let me-"

yeah, buddy, i went to a comic store and couldn't find a Batman comic book. could you help me find this Batman? i don't know how to spell it or what Batman looks like. thanks, dumbass.

so, i explain that i'm looking for Madman by Mike Allred.

"How do you spell it?"
"Madman. M-A-D-M-A-N."

needless to say, they didn't have it and i probably won't be back there anytime soon. bastards.

Boston Celtics fans are morons said...

doesnt seem like much of a comic book store.

PalmerEldritch said...

bump. set.

memphish said...

KABLAMO!

Holli

memphish said...

I'd like to thank Palmer for making my first post-vacation Kablamo possible as well as the giant turds known as UPS who sent the Father's Day gift I ordered from Nashville (200 miles from Memphis) to Maryland today rather than to Memphis who made it possible for me to be on the internet at this time trying to figure out WTF the package I paid extra for to be delivered today is and then getting to talk to an apologetic but completely ineffective UPS shill followed by a very nice woman who works for Amazon.com in India who refunded by shipping charges already.

Boycott UPS!!!!!!

Holli

memphish said...

WTF means Where TF and

by = my at the end of the above rant

Sorry for the 3 posts in a row.

Holli

Fucking outsourcing said...

Companies moving their customer service to India and Bangladesh or wherever the hell they use really make me hate Indian people. Nothing against them, but the morons that work for these places are so not helpful! Damn you big business!

andrew. said...

- i definitely recommend The Wire. i really do believe that it's the best written television show to date. No other show has been able to balance so many characters and provide satisfying closure at the end of each season the way the Wire does. All of the characters are complex and the drama is really entertaining while also asking a lot of tough questions.

-Palmer- seriously that sounds like a terrible comic shop. Mike Allred has been a well established name in comics for over 10 years now.
i've never tried any of these online retailers (i'm blessed with a couple of great shops) but you might want to give them a try:
http://www.comichole.com
http://www.dcbservice.com
http://www.instocktrades.com

andrew.

trevor mcfur said...

Damn Holli, how do you really feel?

trevor mcfur said...

I'm kind of undecided on which show to pick up next on DVD. I'm just about through my Bataan Death March that is the final 2 seasons of the X-Files, and I've narrowed it down to 2 choices: Curb Your Enthusiasm or The Wire. Never seen either show, and I know that they're pretty much complete opposites of each other. Leaning towards Curb, but could change my mind if I suddenly decide that I'm in the mood for serialized drama and not comedy.

BTW, for anyone who, like me, died a little on the inside watching that Sad Kermit link posted last week, I've been able to regain that piece of my soul with this:

The Leprecaun Brothers

Mike Campbell said...

I was at the bookstore today and noticed the new Chuck Palahniuk book, Rant, was out so i picked it up and was very happy.

On a side note... A friend of mine is a lighting director for bands on tour. He was in Boston tonight with the bands Chicago and America. He took me back stage and showed me how they set up lights. I was pumped to finally see backstage after all the shows in the boring audience i have been to :) I'm just so pumped i wanted to share. America was good. Didn't care for chicago that much.

Ralph- said...

Trevor, if you havent seen it, i highly recommend Arested Development. but you seem like a cool guy and have already checked it out.

Mike, how can you beat a lineup like that? Chicago AND America?!

Ralph- said...

PALMER, dude everytime i call the Comic Book store and ask for Madman they respond , "Batman".

yeah seriously, why the fuck would i ask if you have batman?

Keep fighting the good fight!!! it is out there.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

A chap I know has recently had his amusing, bizarre and at-last-something-slightly-different series turned down after airing the pilot as BBC Three want to commission more shows like Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps but aimed squarely at late teens. Thought you guys might like a clip or two and think what might have been:

Scranton-K

Future Kids

Mr Botton and Biffo Beasts

PalmerEldritch said...

ghostwatch, i'll check those out when i get home from work. looking forward to them.

ralph, made it to page four of Watchmen yet?

stephsmith said...

I hate Vista.

JonJon said...

So I'm here at my third day of work as a temp in an office, and my boss is out sick. I have no one here to tell me what to do. So I'm sitting here typing away at this pretending that I'm doing something. Hopefully I'll do something soon.

Mike Campbell said...

ralph your finally reading watchmen? Awesome.

How dare Cusaloff say nikki and paulo were a mistake. They weren't that bad. Nikki's boob were boobtacular

PalmerEldritch said...

jonjon, alphabetize everything in the office... EVERYTHING.

steph, what's the matter? i'm on my vista machine at work right now and only mildly hate it.

PalmerEldritch said...

mike, i like to call them "Razzle" and "Dazzle." ;)

memphish said...

And don't forget that "Razzle" and "Dazzle" may be bullet-proof. A Visual Aid.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Ralph, I've actually never seen AD. I'm almost positive that it's something I would like, though, because you're right, I AM a cool guy. :) For some reasaon, somewhere along the line, I just stopped watching half-hour comedies; also, Sunday night's never been a good night for TV for me (either watching football or busy doing something else). Plus, it was always on the verge of cancellation, so by the time I realized, 'Hey, this show is supposed to be good, I should be watching it', I was afraid that once I got into it, it would be gone (was actually right about that one). That's a good thought, though, maybe I'll pick that up instead.

Holli, thanks for the visual reminder of both the high point of the low point of season 3.

JonJon said...

There isn't much to alphabetize here, I am lucky that I brought my iPod with me today.

stephsmith said...

Jonjon, check out digg.com. That's where I go when I'm bored at work.
I hate Vista because I never had a computer crashing virus with XP. XP never kept me away from the blogspot.
I loved Nikki and Paulo. Next to the mystery of the island, the complex characters, the fatal sex, the flashforwards, the flashbacks, and making fun of Lindeluse, Nikki and Paulo were my favorite part of the show.

memphish said...

I've been trying to post LOST questions over on my lame blog and I want comments, so I'm putting a link here if you want to think a bit about LOST. A couple of the questions I've posted over here, but today's question is too long. Thanks in advance for any comments.

Holli

tall guy said...

I'll second what Andrew said about The Wire. A must see show. Superbly written and acted. Not just a crime drama, but a huge tour of a city, showing all the complexity of modren life, from the Mayor's office right down to the crack addicts on the street.

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, ask all your questions over here! they're pretty damned good.

elias said...

If you're bored and don't scare easily this is the sequence from The Parallax View (1974) that is the definitive brainwashing montage :

Parallax Montage

Trevor - The Wire is quality TV made for intelligent people, comfortably sitting alongside Lost and The Sopranos.

Curb Your Enthusiasm is possibly the most painful comedy ever made - more cringeworthy than The Office. But genius. Lots of guest stars to look out for as well.

trevor mcfur said...

I think that I'd really like The Wire, and would probably pick that to watch next ... I think that I'm not quite in the mood for an intense drama though. Goofy comedy seems more on the menu for the summer.

PalmerEldritch said...

I think Jorge Garcia has a scene in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." So, it's like LOST homework.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh, and elias, that was a very cool montage brainwashing thing. i'll just warn people computing at work, there are some boobies in the montage so make sure no prudish bosses are around.

i'm glad my prudish bosses didn't walk by.

and for people not at work, there are some boobies in the montage. wink wink.

trevor mcfur said...

I've heard that Jorge's first Lost flashback was kind of a parody of his 'Curb' appearance.

Ralph- said...

Trevor, the best thing about Arrested Development is not an average half hour comedy. it is funny how the show had such low ratings that the producers decided to fill the show with inside jokes and running gags that would come back seasons later.

Another thing that is great about the show, is that they will set up story lines without you knowing like 8 episodes in advance. Its not like lost where you are wondering where the story it going to be resolved, but rather, when you go back and watch it a second time you are surprised that they clues you in that early on.

sort of like the whole Dwight/Angela thing on the office.

elias said...

Shoulda warned peeps about the boobs in that link - my bad.

anybody going to music festivals this summer? got my Glasto tickets safely locked away for next weekend (tries not to be so smug)

AD is great comedy too, very different from Curb..

memphish said...

So LOST question of the day, summarized briefly from my blog:

Locke says to Jack "You're not supposed to do this," about the making the call. Is he right?

Think about all the other things Locke thought were supposed to happen before you answer. You can see some of them in my post.

My answer -- no compelling reasons are presented to Jack by Locke or Ben to allow him to think that the phone call is the wrong thing to do. Could he have asked questions? Yes. Could they have given more info. for their POV? Hell yes!

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

I think that Locke is right this time ... agreed though that his history is working against him. But I'm guessing that he got some direct info from the source this time lending him a little bit credence.

When I watched that scene, I thought that Locke maybe placed a little extra emphasis on the word 'this', which had me wondering, what is Jack supposed to do? Does he have some job before him on the island that we don't know about yet?

trevor mcfur said...

Oops, little bit OF credence.

stephsmith said...

No, the reason Jack ended up a mess is because he made the call and shouldn't have. And for why didn't Locke or Ben elaborate on why Jack shouldn't, it wouldn't be Lost if people asked questions or explained things.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Don't hold the fact that Arrested Development was canceled against it.

2 large factors that explain it are 1)Fox is a horrible network 2)Most of American tv viewers are moronic idiots and it went over their heads.

The second it was officially canceled for good by Fox, Showtime (pay channel like HBO for the non US people out there) offered to pick it up. Why? Because it was that damn good. In the end, the creator of the show decided against going to Showtime because he was worn out from Fox screwing with the show the past 3 years. The entire time Fox was threatening to cancel the show and in the 3rd season actually cut the season in half while they were filming. In the end Horowitz, or whatever his name is, decided that it was better to go out on top. Truly a shame because not only was the writing on the show ingenius, that had to be one of the best ensemble casts ever.

I'll say it again. If you consider yourself to have similar tastes to much of us on this blogspot and you haven't seen AD, check it out ASAP. Same goes for Curb. Although I think it's appeal isn't as broad as AD's. It's still hilarious if it is your cup of tea though.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I think Jorge Garcia has a scene in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." So, it's like LOST homework.

Really. Did Hurley have a flashback where he was a drug dealer selling weed on the street corner? Cuz that's what he did on Curb. It's funny to see him in the role after knowing him from Lost. But just so you know, his scene is only like 3 minutes long or so.

PalmerEldritch said...

I tried watching an episode of Arrested Development in its last season and, while I like most of the actors and think they're hilarious, I didn't really have any idea what was going on in the show.

I think I'd recommend watching it from the beginning for maximum hilarity.

I've seen a few chunks of Curb Your Enthusiasm and was able to jump in without a lot of background.

trevor mcfur said...

No, what I meant was, while the show was on, I didn't want to start watching it and get into it, only for it to be cancelled, like, a month later. I'm well aware of Fox's history, so I wouldn't hold a show's cancellation against it.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Kablammo.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Bwahaha!

Jordan from the 206 said...

AD loses a ton of it's hilarity if you don't watch it in order. I think that played a role in it's never really catching on (along with it being too smart for most american tv viewers). But the show really does have a ton of call back jokes and references. Whenever I watch it with a friend who hasn't seen all the ep's, I always find myself explaining past episodes to validate a joke or gag.

Curb doesn't rely on this as much. But each season does have one on-going story line which helps if you do watch in order. As long as you watch a season in order, you are usually fine. There are some old references to past seasons and knowing everything about Larry as a character does help. But it's not as critical as AD.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Oh no! Too slow for a KaBlamo!

(I want a KaBlamo)

stephsmith said...

p, AD is kinda complex which makes jumping in a little difficult. It's worth it though.
Do any of you people even know what a chicken looks like?

Jordan from the 206 said...

lol Steph.

"Is that George Michael's girlfriend? What is she funny or something?"

We could have an AD quote fest that would last for days.

stephsmith said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeGwdZKhrQ

I just have to say I love Gob Bluth.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

That's a little cornball.

He can't even grow his own hair? COME ON!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Tobias: "Lindsay, you're forgetting I was a professional twice over. An analyst, and a therapist. The World's First, Analrapist."

Jordan from the 206 said...

Gob: "If you didn't have adult onset diabetes, I wouldn't mind giving you a little sugar."

Old lady: "Oh, Gob ... you could charm the black off a telegram boy."

Jordan from the 206 said...

Michael to Gob: Get rid of the Seaward.

Lucille: I'll leave when I'm good and ready.

stephsmith said...

Michael: So, where did you get this kid?
Gob: Yeah, I guess I can tell you now. We were both waiting for our Dads at that garden where the little boy found the arm (Hands Michael the letter) Kid's amazing, though. It's almost like I wish he could be my Dad.
(Michael finishes reading the letter)
Michael: Ok, um, your Dad's not trying to find you. Your son is that kid. Your son ... you're the Dad.
(points out the letter to Gob)
Gob: I've made a huge tiny mistake.

t-dot kim said...

ok...as much as I LOVE Arrested Development, who else is watching crappy summer reality TV?

I'm all about So You Think You Can Dance...anyone with me?




Anyone :( ?
~lol, K

stephsmith said...

I'm not the proud owner of a nexflix account. How do you make friends?

stephsmith said...

I hear So you think you can dance has really improved. I'm not watching it though. On The Lot is about the crappy summer tv I have time for.

Jimmy said...

Steph...

Not the proud owner
or
Now the proud owner?

Either way, Ralph is my Netflix friend...I really need to make show notes and at least keep up with him.

Saw Pans Labyrinth last night. Liked it...I have a few issues with it though.
Cheers...nice to see the die hards are keeping the blog alive...thank you for that.

Kim..."So you think you can Dance"? I KNOW I can ;)

memphish said...

I watched Top Chef last night, but I don't know if I'll remember to keep watching it, and my TV isn't configured to record Bravo. Long, boring story.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Kimb, I don't watch any of the summer reality shows. Besides sports, tv is dead to me right now. I'm trying to recover from the chaos that was Lost/Heroes/24/Sopranos/Office/Scrubs/30 Rock/Earl/etc. I almost feel somewhat liberated not having to keep up with all my shows.

But I'm still thinking about checking out The Wire. Another show I'm curious about, anybody out there watch Dexter? I've heard good things.

And as for the netflix friend thing. I dunno if I can do that. I don't currently have any movies rated on my account. I used to have over 1,000 rated, but when I canceled my account for a couple months, I lost it all. I don't know if I have it in me to go through all that again. Plus I think I'd rate certain movies differently, which for some strange reason feels unethical on my part as a movie buff.

FutureAlly said...

I've been trying to watch So You Think You Can Dance, but I guess there's too many people in it right now that it's hard for me to keep up with it. I'm waiting for them to narrow it down to less people so I can really get into it.

The show I've gotten addicted to is Hell's Kitchen, there's something so enterntaining about watching someone get yelled at until they cry.

stephsmith said...

I meant Now the proud owner. Sorry, in a big hurry. Little ones in the pool. Well, they're not really very little.
The first I stuck in my queue were Rushmore, Lost in Translation (seen it but been wanting to see it again), Night at the Museum, Blood Diamond, Little Children. Just added Seven Samurai, Citizen Kane, Chinatown, and A Clockwork Orange. Why has it taken me until now to do Netflix? Is it too late in the day to expect my first DVDs tomorrow?

memphish said...

There are some new Creed Thoughts. My favorite:

Winning is everything when it comes to Russian Roulette.

Holli

casey_donahue said...

steph, im so upset that the lot is bad, i was so hoping it would be like we watch the struggles of the contestant making the films but its just we watch the film and then vote, thats really boring tv

stephsmith said...

Ooh, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, Rashomon. It's like Christmas.

stephsmith said...

Casey, that's exactly what tvguide podcast is saying about the show. Seeing the end product is good enough for me.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I like this creed thought from last week:

Types of girls I like: Brazilian, Ukrainian, South African, Canadian [the further North, the better], short, Wisconsin.

memphish said...

I think someone mentioned this last week while I was away, but you should definitely check out Metro Buzz's "Lost Vidcast Podcast" parody of Jay & Jack. It's really well done complete with Dharmalars shout-out.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I just listened to Metrobuzz's followup show where they explain how they put it together in just a couple of hours. Brilliant!

andrew. said...

-watching the commercial for the awful Robin Williams movie License To Wed it looks like John Krasinski is doing an awful impression of Martin Short the whole time. i feel so badly for him.

-Stephanie - to get Netflix friends, login to your Netflix and go to the Friends tab and there's another tab for "Invite Friends"

-i'm happy to have more Netflix friends if anybody is interested.
just got to: http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/P63xnvp60MZXY118Ci4G

-my iPod is on the fritz. i'm praying it's just the USB cable. grrr.

andrew.

stephsmith said...

Everyone, make me your friend.
http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/PM7bqvrqESSyE6cjaOuE

Andrew, my condolenses in regard to your iPod. I can't believe we're only 56% similiar. Maybe I need to rate more movies.

casey_donahue said...

well today has been a rollercoaster of emotions

i found out that the beastie boys (my favorite group of all time) are doing 2 tours soon and the first one (a hip hop set) is coming to boston august 6th and i am very very excited to go see them again

on the opposite end of the emotion spectrum my cat is very old and very sick and is probably going to die within the next couple of days and this upsets me very much seeing as how he kinda became my cat over the last 14 years.

FutureAlly said...

OK, i've added both andrew and steph to my netflix friends.

i'm only 47% similar to andrew. and 33% similar to steph.

if anyone wants to add me, here goes the link.

http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/P9v76K5K57ZZpH1M3hvv

andrew. said...

shit, fuck my iPod. Casey i'm very sorry about your cat.

stephsmith said...

Casey, I'm really sorry about your cat. My dad ran over my cat week before last which became his cat when I moved out.

memphish said...

Casey, sorry to hear about the cat. Very sad.

Andrew, sorry to hear about the iPod. I hope you have a Genius Bar nearby.

The Philadelphia Experiment is on the MoJo channel tonight. It's often mentioned in terms of LOST. What is MoJo? Beats me. I "got" MoJo by having to pay extra to get ESPN in HD. Damn Comcast! And UPS (who took 11 hours to deliver my package today once it arrived in Memphis!)

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Casey, sorry about your cat.

I'm actually 78% similar to Andrew ... so Andrew, keep up with Buffy, if we really are that similar than you'll love Buffy too. I'm 58% with Ally, and only 30% with Stephanie.

For anyone who'd like...
http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/PkU4hS8Z4gbr1575bVfx

casey_donahue said...

thanks everyone, i have to go put him down tomorrow before work, apparently he has kidney failure, i knew this day would come but man am i broken up about this, is it weird that i am so upset about a cat?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Holli,

That Mojo hd channel is actually pretty cool. They have some neat shows and some cool live music. I like the show Three Sheets. This one guy goes all over the world and goes out drinking with locals. The one where he went to South Korea and drank with Korean businessmen was great. They had some funny drinking games.

PalmerEldritch said...

casey, it's not weird at all. your cat is family. it's understandable to be upset. i was the same way when my parents had to put down the cat we had had since before i was in second grade. i was pretty broken up about it too.

andrew, aren't most Robin Williams movies horrible? but, yeah, that one looks particularly heinous. i hope that Krasinski is getting some mad loot from making that steaming pile of cinematic dog turd. if not, then the guy must be a dumbass to sign onto that. robotic babies peeing on him? on the bright side, some sick freak on the internet just hit the fetish jackpot with that scene. :\

oh, and someone sent this to me at work and it blew my freakin' mind. some british dude thinks he has talent. what do you think?

memphish said...

Damn you Palmer. That made me cry more than Charlie's death.

Casey, don't feel weird about your cat. It's totally normal and though sad, you know it's time. All the cliche things apply, but I mean them sincerely.

Holli

tall guy said...

From my art blog, here's a pic I did of Ben Linus. Pencil and pen, which was then scanned into photoshop for the colours.

I hope this link works. I seem to be rubbish at HTML.

trevor mcfur said...

Jesus palmer, that's what British Idol is like?

Mike Campbell said...

casey - its really fine to feel that way about your cat. I lost my cat a few years ago and cried for awhile. I hope you feel better.

Jordan from the 206 said...

It's weird seeing Simon Cowell not playing the role of bitchy British judge. Btw, why is that a rereq for every American talent reality show? That there always is a snooty British judge. By the way, who's the hot chick sitting next to Simon?

That guy sure could sing. But he didn't help with the "British people have terrible teeth" stereotype. Nothing against the Brits on this board. But what is up with people's teeth over there? I originally just thought it was an ignorant generalization. But over the years and a few trips over there myself, I've learned that some stereotypes hold weight. I've never had the guts to ask in the past if there is a legit reason for this. I mean, even a lot of British celebrities have poor teeth. Do us in America just have different standards or what? Thanks for any replies and hope I didn't offend.

PalmerEldritch said...

it's "Britain's Got Talent" but instead of The Hoff, they have Simon Cowell. i think the guy he's going up against next is a comedian with a monkey puppet.

here's another one

looks like he's Welsh. could he be the next Tom Jones? ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

tallguy, i like your blogspot site and the art. good stuff. are there more LOST portraits?

ghostwatch, i'm off to watch those clips you posted.

trevor mcfur said...

That guy is incredible. But the best part of those clips, I think, is watching the hot judge just melt for this chubby dude with awful teeth just from the power of his singing.

/I'd have liked to see the monkey puppet.

memphish said...

So Palmer, what's the status of this guy? He is so cute. I heart Paul Potts, and I hate opera.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i've never seen the show, being in the US and all, but it looks like the audience is voting whether to keep him or the puppet guy.

http://www.myspace.com/paul_potts

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Ghostwatch The Great said...

TEETH: As far as I can say it is just a difference in priorities. We just give less of a toss about aesthetic dentistry. We hear lots about US teens who "had" to have braces to fix their teeth but here it's generally not done unless there's a real problem.

Also most people in this country use the National Health Service (which we pay for out of our taxes) which is a double edged sword - it's not as all encompassing as US health plans and dental plans but it does mean absolutely everyone can get emergency treatment even if they don't have a penny to their name. Generally we think this is more important.

Obviously people can and do choose to go private and have corrective orthodontic work done but they have to pay for it separately (ie not covered in a company plan as I believe is quite common in the US).

So, in short - guaranteed treatment of the poor and vulnerable equals wonky teeth.

I have very British teeth - too far spaced out on the top row, all crammed together on the bottom and it used to bother me, but frankly it's one of the things that make me look like me so I've kind of got used to it.

Also, we are somewhat exaggerated by the press and in jokes (that's fine: that's what jokes are for) - while we're doing sweeping cultural stereotypes, generally the Japanese appear to have the teeth that you guys think the Brits have.

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