Wednesday, August 29, 2007

FreeFORM


F#@K The Format. After a 3 week break, Ben and Ralph throw out the format and chat about what they have been up to.





Playlist:
The Breeze - Tulsi
Guadaloupe - Combustible Edison

Click To Listen:
FreeFORM

192 comments:

Ralph- said...

go for it!

memphish said...

Yeah, F*** the format. Treat it like it's Rock Riddle or something.

Good line from a country song for that band that was forming on the blogspot yesterday.

The only thing I can count on is my fingers.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

The Traveling McTrailers are coming to a Wal-Mart near you!

MB said...

w00t!

" 'F*** the format'! - the new smash single from the Traveling McTrailers, in stores today..."

memphish said...

The picture on the post reminds me of Lindsey's "not a Volvo" picture from AD 3.1.

Holli

MB said...

Listening now

MB said...

belated mini-Kablammo

MB said...

KABLAMMO!


there

memphish said...

I want meatloaf now.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

jeez. first your friend sleeps with jon cusack. and now you want Meatloaf?

MB said...

and honey

MB said...

and fries...WITH ketchup thank you

memphish said...

Ralph did not sell me on fries with honey. And yes, I want meat loaf, not Meat Loaf.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

The remix to "F*** the Format" coming out soon.

-Wynnona Elle McTrailer

memphish said...

Ka-

memphish said...

blamo!

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

hehehehheheh. a well played double-kablamo. nicely done.

FutureAlly said...

listening now...

stephsmith said...

Well, this is different.

memphish said...

What The Office did on their summer vacation.

Holli

stephsmith said...

We may not have new Lost to look forward to but at least we have The Office. Thank goodness. New shows to quote.
The Brick discussion just won't die. I have to get in on that action. Why do I not call in? I mean to every week. I will.

stephsmith said...

Funny. No gay porn or anything.

memphish said...

Steph that was awesome.

Holli

memphish said...

Sorry for the missed Kablamo. Here's Miss South Carolina's "parents" in exchange.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

I forgot how much I missed The Office and just how good it is.

And MB is totally right. Miss South Carolina does in fact look like a young Jan Levinson.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Because I like to laugh.

This never gets old

memphish said...

Oh Jordan. That is creepy and disturbing. S3 of Arrested Development is sooooo funny. My day was ruined today when Netflix informed me that my S3, Disc 2 is delayed because it has to come from Texas. Red Card on Netflix. I'm very tempted to go to Sam's club or Target tomorrow morning and purchase S3 even though I don't have time to watch TV tomorrow. It's the availability that counts. Have they packaged the entire series as a set? Do you think they will?

"Anything can happen when two people share a cell cuz."

Holli

Malcolm said...

jordan, i feel so bad for that girl, because we all know what she will grow up to do, and shes getting a head start.

MB said...

Alright, FINALLY finished listening!

so, wow, TWO Aimee calls - and a little dream analysis to boot.

did Jenny say she was bathing a tortoise? lmao

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Smooth. Got a big train journey later, so this is gratefully received.

Aimee, about Monkietron Walls: he must be a juvenile or somehow off the radar because he apparently doesn't exist. Presumably he's just not registered to vote one way or another.

There are 51,456 people called Walls though. Just no Monkietron.

One of the regular contributors on here with a secret name (and who is aware that I know it) may like to know that not only are there 22,701 people in the US with that name, but that 99.9% of them are female.

Have a go yourself

And if you like it and can face the terrible grammar in the URL:

See if you have a British namesake

stephsmith said...

649 with my name in the UK. I bet lots more than that in the US since there's three at the place I tan.

memphish said...

I would be unique in Britain. That's pretty cool. If my parents had spelled Holli in the traditional way "Holly" there are 10 of those in the UK. There are only 489 people with my maiden name as a surname. There's over 39,000 with my married surname. I was much more unique before I married I guess which might be one of the most obvious things I've ever posted. That's a fun site GW.

Holli

memphish said...

And GW, I couldn't get the first link to work.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

There's 156 folks with my name in the UK ... but no McFur's.

Here's today's Urban Dictionary Word of the Day:

August 30, 2007: aibohphobia

The irrational fear of [palindrome]s (words that read the same forwards and
backwards).

Dude 1: Hey, what's your name?
Dude 2: Bob.
Dude 1: AAAAAAAAAAH! *Runs and hides behind sofa*
Bob: Wow.
Dude 1: AAAAAAAAAAH! *Runs away and falls down stairs*

PalmerEldritch said...

ghostwatch,

my sister doesn't exist according to those websites. so, they're not 100% foolproof. very cool site though.

/did i call my sister a fool?
//or myself?

memphish said...

Actual news about LOST from people who write LOST.

Damon and Carlton discuss S4 casting with Jeff Jensen at EW.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Holli, I don't know if AD comes in some kind of box set, but I saw on Amazon.com that they sell all 3 seasons for under $60, maybe they bundle them together but it's not technically a "box set". Maybe they have it at Target, because I saw it on Target.com, as well.

PalmerEldritch said...

when i looked at Amazon, you could get each season for right around $15-20. or you could get a set of the three seasons shrinkwrapped together. for about $5 more than buying them all individually.

Ralph recommended that I check out a wholesale club a few weeks ago. so i picked up season one for $15 at BJs Wholesale Club. no season 2 or season 3 at the place though.

yes. BJs. once they sent out a flyer saying it was BJs Appreciation Day... yeah...

memphish said...

Don't men say every day is BJs Appreciation Day?

Holli

FutureAlly said...

that's what "he" said...

good one, Holli.

PalmerEldritch said...

i think that they had a cookout and had a picture of a hotdog on the flyer. but it was a few weeks ago so i can't quite remember.

dirty turtle said...

boobs

trevor mcfur said...

OK, fool me once with the gay geezer link, shame on you. Fool me twice with the gaping hole link, shame on me. But even I'm not dumb enough to click & see whatever the hell is on the other side of that boob link...

PalmerEldritch said...

apparently, some rando pornstar wants boob implants. and you can help her out!

yeah. no, thanks.

FutureAlly said...

it's all fun and boobies until a random pornstar wants money to get them...

memphish said...

I'm glad one of you clicked. I learned my lesson.

Holli

sayten said...

some serious hate on the lhars line this week, sheesh.

stephsmith said...

Wow. Not much going on.

elias said...

Carnival weekend put me out of commish what with dodging flying lead and all. what's been going on here?

MB said...

Dodging flying lead?!? someone shooting at you Elias?

trevor mcfur said...

Boobies.

Anonymous said...

whats the hate on the lars line?

FutureAlly said...

double bOObies.

elias said...

mb - people are always stabbed, shot or mugged at the Carnival but despite this we had a great time and I'm still trying to sober up. There's nothing like sound systems on street corners that you know just happily rumbling away, tins of Red Stripe from ice buckets and a strange smell in the air..

trevor mcfur said...

Doobies?

FutureAlly said...

what kind of carnival is this?

FutureAlly said...

oh and trevor, it's...

dOObies

elias said...

Notting Hill Carnival

FutureAlly said...

sounds like fun, elias. you know other than the stabbing and whatnot.

andrew. said...

Lost On Gilligan's Island was great. Somebody had a lot of time on their hands to find all of those clips.

The Office summer vacation vid was great too. Poor Karen.

Thanks for the Dharmalars episode. I kind of missed the format but its all about you 2 shooting the shit.

stephsmith said...

Holli, how about a Lost question of the day? Have we ran out of them? My desktop countdown clock says we have at least 150 days to go.

PalmerEldritch said...

can anyone get the arresteddevelopment.msn.com website to play the first episode of season 2?

oh. and Lost Question of the Day (from me):

Where the hell did wacky Richard Alpert come from and why doesn't the fucker age?!

stephsmith said...

Because some chicks working for Dharma had "Gemologist" on their suits, I say the island is made out of a certain kind of rock that keep you from aging. I don't know, that's all I got.
Sad Sack wouldn't play with the first attempt for me last night, p. Just do what I do, keep trying over and over. That's how I fix everything.

PalmerEldritch said...

"Just do what I do, keep trying over and over. That's how I fix everything."

that almost made me choke on my donut. :)

mmm... dunkin donuts that someone else bought...

memphish said...

Steph, you can always check out my blog for my sad LOST musings and questions M-F, my vacations excepted. I'm trying to convince myself to get a iPhone to fix that vacations exception though. My cell phone contract just ran Monday. So Holli's QOTD is iPhone--yes or no? And if yes, what will I need besides the phone itself?

As for LOST -- what was with that pillar of black smoke in Exodus Pts 1 & 2? I think it was a con by Danielle.

Holli

memphish said...

Anyone know if Kim is in T-dot today? There's a Heroes Fan Event at Yonge & Dundas Square from 12-2pm. Sylar, Micah, Ando and new Hero girl (not Kristin Bell) will be there.

And Gillian where's our Hong Kong Heroes report?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

iPhone? can you handle being locked into the contract for two years? how much is the data plan? the voice plan?

i hear it really adds up.

PalmerEldritch said...

spend 500 dollars on a gaming console instead... :p

Ralph- said...

kablamo

memphish said...

I change slowly so 2 years is okay with me. I had a crap phone for two years this last time. The thing about the iPhone that's tempting me is the internet access. We don't have a laptop, so the question in part is iPhone or some other portable internet access device. I need to be able to blog on the road. I NEED it. (Yeah right.)

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i believe that Aimee and Craig are our resident iPhone experts.

memphish said...

If only they'd show up and sound off. Maybe I should set up a Lars line.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Yeah, I covet the iPhone too. But yesterday at work I tried unsuccessfully to post at the blogspot with one that belongs to a student. I'm so over the iPhone. Thank goodness. I can't afford it anyways.

stephsmith said...

So, I'm bored with myspace. I got myself a facebook account. Let's see how long that lasts.

MB said...

I'm curious - what was up with the iPhone Steph. Was it hard to work?

MB said...

Some new (and some day-old - price reduced :)) spoilers over at Der SPLOG

MB said...

Enter 77

stephsmith said...

I don't know, mb. The phone locked up. I'm glad. I no longer want one.

PalmerEldritch said...

it today over with? cuz today is boring as all get out.

memphish said...

I've only seen one iPhone in action, but haven't gotten an opportunity to play with one on my own. I'd definitely go to the Apple store and play for a while before committing. I also wouldn't trust anyone at the AT&T stores to know the answers to my questions. Maybe while hubby and son are dove hunting Sun and Mon I'll go check it out.

Holli

memphish said...

If today is getting boring for you, rewatch Exodus Pts. 1 and 2. I feel like I've been through the wringer now. I think those were the best episodes of LOST (well, maybe the Pilot). I love the multiple flashbacks and there's 3 stories on Island but none seems rushed or filler. Sawyer was right to shoot Tom.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I'm watching Slaughterhouse Five. I recorded it from the Sundance Channel.

stephsmith said...

The above statement is in case you're like me, too lazy to read.

memphish said...

How is it Steph? The book is a very fast read. It's only 200 or so short, well-spaced pages. It's a perfect book to read for those who don't like to read.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

dove hunting? they're out to shoot the international symbol for peace?

bad.ass.

stephsmith said...

It's good and trippy.
Dove hunting and college football. I love this time of year.

memphish said...

Amen Steph!

And they shoot the grey doves that sit on your telephone wires, not the white ones that people keep pinned up to be released at the Olympics or weddings or funerals. They make a delicious gumbo too.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Producer Ryan,

Watch out for bison!

MB said...

I haven't watched Exodus in a while, but I remember thinking the same thing - that all 3 stories were well paced, interesting, and well BALANCED. The whole episode kicked ass, and GOD DAMN it was hard to wait for Season 2. It was the first taste of the kind of cliffhangers we were going to be in for.

memphish said...

Yeah MB. It really left us with three cliffhangers -- what's in the Hatch, are the Others coming, and what happened to Walt and the other Rafties. S2 the kidnapped triange and the Hatch explosion and this year we've got serious WTF, but it was easier and more compelling somehow to wonder what's in the Hatch. Probably because we'd wanted to know since the 11th episode of the season, not just since the last 5 minutes of the season.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

I loved the S1 finale, although the 'big' cliffhanger of 'What's in The Hatch?' annoyed me, because it felt like we'd been waiting forever, and, guess what, we're gonna wait some more. S2, I thought had some plot holes that I had trouble overlooking, and imo was the weakest of the three (and I still haven't forgiven Comcast for deciding to do an EBS test just as Desmond turned the key). S3 I just loved ... solid, compelling story, multiple plot threads, all the characters getting involved ... even without the rattlesnake, I think it's still one of the top episodes of the series so far.

MB said...

Trevor - OMG are you serious? A test of the f-ing emergency broadcast system as he turns the key? That's like something out of a comedy.

Actually, now that I think about it, the timing is kind of eerie - like the broadcast signal goes down the moment Des turns the key - lol ;)

But seriously - I have to imagine Comcast got some phone calls that night.

memphish said...

Don't get me started on Comcast.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend everyone.

I wonder if we'll make it to 108 or if we'll all have something better to do.

Holli

MB said...

I think most people (certainly in this office building) seem to already be gone.

I will be in Santa Fe this weekend (parents) and I'm sure I'll be on here at some point - the blog-addict that I am :)

memphish said...

Craziest Heroes Pictures I've Seen

Holli

Ralph- said...

OH, i get it now!

HAYDEN PANETTIERE is Hot!

memphish said...

And legal for about 2 weeks now.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Is it just me or are Milo's eyes on Hayden's breasts in every picture?

Anonymous said...

EgoLars blow donkey cock! Viva ControlledInsanityCast!!!! Pop tarts FTW!

PalmerEldritch said...
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PalmerEldritch said...

no, steph. it's not just you; milo's eyes are also staring at hayden's breasts in every picture.

i just got back from a retirement party for my girlfriend's uncle and some lady looked just like Lucille 2 from Arrested Development. that kept us entertained for hours.

/"$10,000!"

Ralph- said...

why do people keep coming here, bag on our show to the fans of the show, then pimp their own shit???

It is always good to make enemies with the people you are trying to convert.

what a lame ass.

PalmerEldritch said...

ralphie, it is pretty annoying but it's less annoying than the old dudes humping post or the goatse post from the other week. so, at least it's not that...

i say we meet these insult slinging randos at the Eliminator and seperate the men from the boys.

MB said...

EXACTLY my thought Ralph!

Christ. It's some damn teenager (whether mentally, physically or both) - that is SO like what my idiot friends would do in high-school.

except...of course, there was no internet :/ It was yelling shit like that out of car windows at people. Fun times :/ (lol)

Ralph- said...

stevi is staying the night at her friends house tonight, i am stuck on a boss on metroid and and giving it a break for a couple days, and i am fucking bored out of my mind.

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, i think we can get to 108 before the end of the weekend. :)

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph, try talking things over with the metroid boss. there are other ways to resolve conflict than fighting.

once you've made nice with the metroid boss and worked through his obvious daddy issues, STAB THE FUCKER IN THE BACK.

producer ryan said...

Palmer,

I had no idea about that story. I have heard there is one angry bison who makes the rounds, but I hadn't heard that he's struck. Haven't seen any bison wandering the streets lately, but deer are plentiful. And tasty.

Just kidding. They taste awful.

PalmerEldritch said...

caribou is tasty though. for the kiddies, that's reindeer.

"on donner, on blitzen! onto the stove, in the kitchen!"

PalmerEldritch said...

ryan,

the bison in question.

Ralph- said...

OH SHIT!!!


M. BISON!!!

=

MB!!!

Colleen said...

Dear Ralph,

I would like to see you try to blast the shit out of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Bring it, bitch. I'll meet you outside by the bleachers at 3pm.

Fondly,

Colleen

P.S. Everyone else have a GREAT weekend!

stephsmith said...

Holli, RE: Slaughterhouse Five- Is Kurt Vonnegut this much of a misogynist or he just trying to show the culture of the 50's?Because when Billy's wife died, I felt no sympathy.
Yard Sale today.
Hope everyone has a nice holiday.

memphish said...

Bison be damned. Ally better watch out for the chupacabra!

Holli

PS - Steph, I'll write it off as the 50s.

stephsmith said...

Holy crap, Ally! But you know, I thought dispelled the myth.

stephsmith said...

I was trying to say I thought Scooby and the gang dispelled the myth.

stephsmith said...
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PalmerEldritch said...

Zoinks, Steph! Like let's get out of here.

Malcolm said...

trevor,

i know this was an old topic, but comcast sucks. have they ever called you and said "we are calling to remind you that your bill is overdue, in 2 weeks." then they call you the next week, and again and again until you pay them, several days before you have to.

ralph,

what boss are you stuck on? im on the boss that was like, this monster thing (oh, wait. thats all of them.) its golden ish, and it has 3 balls. hehe. red balls. its in the middle part of that firey planet with 2 ys in it. its something like bryyo, but i forget. it comes after you destroy the shield.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Johnny G say - not as good as Phantom of the Paradise.

"PHOEEEENIXXXXXXXX"

memphish said...

The Onion's riff on LOST.

Holli

MB said...

Wait...so, I'm a bovine...or a Boss? lol

MB said...

Greetz from Santa Fe BTW!

trevor mcfur said...

M. Bison.

Nice hat you're sporting there, mb.

Malcolm said...

i love that picture of vincent on that onion article.

>>Loyal friend
>>good swimmer

PalmerEldritch said...

anybody listened to the commentary for the Heroes finale? do they mention that the ending sucked? or do they just rave about it?

p.s. meatloaf. my girlfriend made some really good meatloaf the other night. just thought i'd share with this Meatloaf Support Group (MSG?!).

elias said...

cheers for the Siskel & Ebert tip and I might have to see North or whatever that film was they were slagging off.

Youtube goodness -

Skyscraper

stephsmith said...

, Elias.

stephsmith said...

@#!$#$

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110687/

North,Elias.

FutureAlly said...

I just now caught up on reading all the comments. I just read about the Chupacabra thing, I drove through that town yesterday! I went out of town and that town was on my way back. I'm glad I didn't drive through there at night, cause that would've freaked me out if I'm driving and that thing comes out of nowhere. But then again, I would've been just as freaked if a deer ran in front of me.

elias said...

the 1st link worked Steph - is that the one with Bruce in a bunny suit? If so - just another reason to see it.

elias said...

also love the avatar Steph.

"You know what happens to nosy fellows?"

trevor mcfur said...

Ally, too bad you can't give your avatar a caption.

"I just blue myself."

PalmerEldritch said...

i really have to pick up seasons two and three, eh?

memphish said...

Samuel L. Jackson in The Comeback.

Holli

P.S. Yes Palmer you need S2 and S3 of AD.

memphish said...

Geek Cakes plus a Chuck Norris one.

Holli

memphish said...

LOST clobbered Heroes in Kritin's Tater Top Awards.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Slow day today. Holli, you're the only one holding down the blogspot.

memphish said...

Terrifying Headline of the Day!

Paris Hilton wants children by next year, will delay goal for right partner

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Does the next part of that headline say, "Applications Being Accepted in the Rear"?

That sounds a lot dirtier than I had meant it to...

stephsmith said...

1 I like the blue handprints all over the house.
2 I want an iPod cake.
3 Keep an open mind, Holli. Maybe Paris did grow up in prison. How long was she in the joint? 2 days? Maybe she matured really quick.

memphish said...

Highlights from the Paris Hilton article:

Paris Hilton claimed she recently began preparing her body in an effort to have children by next year. The 26 year-old heiress said she visits a trainer six times a week, and works out two hours a day in an effort to get her body ready to conceive.

I want kids next year, so I've got to get my body ready.

However, when asked by Elle if she would consider having a child on her own if she does not find someone in the next five years, Paris demurs, saying,

I [wouldn't think about having a baby on my own] because I wanna have a family and a guy. Y'know, it just upsets me because I'm not anything like what people say about me, and the cartoon character they've made of me is just completely false...I don't get it.


Did she grow up? You be the judge.

Holli

memphish said...

Is anyone going to try to follow that new Quantum Leap show called Journeyman? It's going to air Mondays after Heroes.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

"Sam, Ziggy says there's an 82% chance that Journeyman is here to suck ass and fail miserably in the ratings!"

Journeyman is some sort of Clonetum Leap? Hmmm... give me some info and some links to read up on this!

/hoping the next post will be the post home

FutureAlly said...

Wow.

Josh Holloway & Evangeline Lilly 71%
Matthew Fox & Evangeline Lilly 7%

I guess there's more Skaters than Jaters out there...

FutureAlly said...

Journeyman isn't at the top of my list. But I might check it out at least once.

PalmerEldritch said...

huh. that DOES sound like quantum leap.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journeyman_(TV_series)

trevor mcfur said...

I've heard that she found Jesus in prison.

No, really.

memphish said...

That was Hey-Zeus the prison guard who slipped her the extra bucket that allowed her to keep her weight down after meals. (OK that was snarky.) But in fact, her Bible thumping on Larry King was less than convincing.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i wonder if she knows that children don't have a very good return policy.

memphish said...

If you could have only ONE Bionic part, what would it be?

I think eyesight.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

I saw Paris' Larry King appearance ... when he asked her what her favorite Bible verse was, she said something along the lines of, "Ummm, all of them?".

Almost as convincing as Michael Vick's recent conversion...

PalmerEldritch said...

if only one part of me could be bionic, i would have to choose... my body.

trevor, you've stumbled upon the power couple of the '00s. Michael and Paris Vick-Hilton!

they'll be breeding chihuahuas for pit fighting.

memphish said...

Has anyone seen that video of the Hello Kitty wedding? Any explanation of why it appears to be in an airport?

Holli

FutureAlly said...

i haven't seen it, holli. but it would be good to find out why it's in an airport. maybe they didn't wanna waste any time on getting to the airport to take off on their honeymoon.

FutureAlly said...

oh and was it like, Hello Kitty was getting married or it was a Hello Kitty themed wedding?

memphish said...

Here's the Hello Kitty Wedding. It's themed. Hello Kitty and the male counterpart are the best man and maid of honor, for example.

Holli

memphish said...

Anyone get the special edition of the Office DVDs with the mini Dwight bobblehead and the Dundie Award?

Holli

FutureAlly said...

I'll have to watch it when I get home, since I can't watch videos at work, boo! But the way you describe it, explains a little more than before.

andrew. said...

This game may be the most addictive game i've ever played.
so far i've beaten easy and regular play, and i can get to level 85 on Fun>10K
but otherwise i'm stuck.
Don't start playing unless you're ready to give your life to this thing!

Desktop Tower Defense
http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/game.asp

PalmerEldritch said...

wow. that dude looks like Jared the Subway guy. and is his name Horlick?! or hers? either way, that's a hell of a name.

p.s. where the hell's Chococat in that wedding?

MB said...

A look at the upcoming Lost game from UBISOFT

peace bitchz :)

andrew. said...

i've read some bad reviews of the upcoming Lost game, saying that it was a cheap swap-out of an existing game with Lost content. But i also read the article in EGM with Damon & Carlton (it was on darkufo but i can't seem to find it now to link to it and what they described sounded exactly like the sort of Lost game i'd want.

i'm not going to have a console to play it anyway.

ps. if you visit darkufo, be careful. i was looking for that EGM article and ended up seeing stuff about season 4, which wasn't a whole lot but still more than i wanted to know.

memphish said...

Isn't that Ubisoft game for PC as well? I'm not really a gamer (shocker, I know), but that one does sound interesting. I want to go behind the magnetic wall in the Hatch. I'm sure people will manage to get stuff up on the web without me having to play.

Holli

memphish said...

Free Earl. It's like We Are the World for My Name Is Earl. Hang in there, the funnier parts are in the 2nd half of the song.

Holli

memphish said...

Star Wars Simpsons Opening.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

*tumbleweeds rolls across the blogspot*

stephsmith said...

I read somewhere Lost season 4 premieres Febuary 6th. If so, we only have one hundred and fifty- four days to wait.
I had a ham sandwich, Sun Chips, and a room temperature Coke for lunch. Lock, Stock and... is on the tv. I just relistened to the Watching the Directors/ Alfred Hitchcock #2 while sweeping and mopping. I believe I'll go clean the bathrooms and then dust. Then I'll rest. Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni for dinner.
So, what's up with you guys?

FutureAlly said...

Thanks for checking in, Steph. As for me, I'm just sitting here at work (for which I was almost an hour late to), but I did bring donuts to make up for my lateness. I'm still debating on my lunch plans, Hamburger Helper sounds good right about now. What time should we come over for dinner, Steph?

Jimmy said...

It always amazes me the amount we talk about food on this blog!

memphish said...

Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey? interview each other about The Office.

Hamburger Helper sounds good to me too. We're probably having breakfast dinner.

Holli

memphish said...

Does anyone know how to make a Sting Ray costume for an 8-year-old?

Holli

Ralph- said...

is this a steve irwin joke?

PalmerEldritch said...

half a black umbrella and some styrofoam?

man, that'd take someone's eyes out.

stephsmith said...

When I say I'm having Hamburger Helper, it sounds like I don't cook much. On the contrary, I cook everyday just with differing degrees of effort. Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni is my favorite dish after veal parmesan.
Wonder what Guy Ritchie does these days? Anything Madonna tells him? haha
I really like his soundtracks. I'll have to make a mental note for when I have iTunes credit again. I bought my hubby the iPod shuffle for his birthday. It's blue. Very pretty. I gave him $25 credit. He used it all as well as all of my credit on NWA and Steve Earle. What a combination.

stephsmith said...

Breakfast dinner is hubby's favorite dish.

PalmerEldritch said...

ah. good ol' ralph, always there to make the jokes i'm too timid to make.

/misses the crocodile hunter

PalmerEldritch said...

oh. ralph, i had meatloaf the other day and thought of you.

that sounds pretty gross. no matter whether you're talking meatloaf the food or the singer.

memphish said...

That wasn't a Crocodile Hunter joke. We have to do a dress up book report. The problem is when you google "stingray costume" all you get is Steve Irwin hits.

How about buffalo costumes or plastic squeaky toys? I think we'd better pick a new book.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Holli- I'm pretty crafty but this is a tough one. If I think of anything I'll let you know.

Steph- It doesn't make you sound lazy at all. As a matter of fact, Hamburger Helper isn't any easier to make than pretty much anything else.

lol @ all of us for having Hamburger Helper tonight/being in the mood for it, just because Steph mentioned it.

stephsmith said...

Cardboard crocodile costume that's not Steve Irwin.

memphish said...

I was thinking I might be able to convert some grey sweats into a stingray and just add a tail. I'm not very crafty, but I did make a bat costume a few years back.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

I would suggest using something like foam or cardboard to help it keep its shape. Or you could use felt fabric, which is stiffer, to make the stingray shape. As for the tail, maybe you can find something like a devil's tail, but cover it with something to change the color.

that's my unofficial advice, i'm still looking/thinking of somthing better.

PalmerEldritch said...

make a giant stingray hat.

PalmerEldritch said...

from REAL STING RAYS.

or cardboard and spraypaint... your choice.

memphish said...

Source for real stingrays please?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

um... the ocean? :\

dharmalars said...

soon!

MB said...

I have never made a costume from scratch in my life (helping mom doesn't count I don't think), so take this suggestion with a big pinch of salt, but it seems to me that Ally's idea of felt makes sense.
You could get two big pieces (larger than your child's body), and then cut out two identical stingray shapes from the felt sheets (if your scissors were big and strong enough you could cut both pieces at the same time), and then sew the two pieces together around the edges, leaving gaps for the hands, head and legs to go through.
I have never sewn anything larger than a hole in my pocket, so I may be full of shite - maybe felt is expensive and sewing something that size is a super-pain in the ass. But that's my first thought if it were my mission (should I choose to accept it).

dharmalars said...

james bond dressed as a sting ray in License to Kill (1989)

ralph-

memphish said...

I hope Ralph and Ben aren't whining about the So.Cal. heat. If they are Jorge's calling them out.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

What about using one of those women's ponchos, with some sort of wire support coming off the shoulders to keep the proper shape? Of course, that's probably a little expensive for a kid's costume...