Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ga-Row!



Happy Thursday, ladies of the blogspot.

198 comments:

aimee in little rock said...

Now THAT is what I call hot!

Woohoo! Thursday night is back in full swing - Earl, Office, Scrubs, & 30 Rock!

FutureAlly said...

THANK YOU, AIMEE! YOU ROCK! ;)

Can't wait for The Office, that's about the only Thursday night NBC comedy I watch. I think tonight is the one when Ryan comes to the office. Should be fun :)

PalmerEldritch said...

huzzah! the picture took too long to load so i missed out on the beefcakiness of whatever that's a picture of.

aimee, did you see the Sawyer pic i posted in the other thread? bee-freakin-zar.

ryan and his "evil" stubble on the office tonight, eh?

FutureAlly said...

so i'm not the only one that thinks he looks evil with his new look...


palmer-
if you only had one guess to figure out who the beefcake is, you'd be right. it's that easy.

PalmerEldritch said...

ben "hotlips" linus?

FutureAlly said...

hahaha. maybe i should've given you more than one guess...

Anonymous said...

ooh!! I'm glad to see that the picture I suggested made it to a new post! +1 cool for Anonymous!

A Man's man said...

Yeah. Not exactly a huge fan of today's pic.

So the ladies get an entirely topless Peter Petrelli, yet the dudes get Evangeline Lilly wearing all these clothes?

CAN YOU SAY DOUBLE STANDARD AND AIMEE IN LITTLE ROCK BIAS?????

PalmerEldritch said...

and please don't post Peter Petrelli in an identical outfit to Evangeline's.

Jada said...

How about something a little more Thursday night. Aimee, what do you think?

Big Tuna

Jada said...

And something for the boys as well.

Don't call her Pammy

PalmerEldritch said...

"i'd dund her mifflin!"

/yeesh...

MB said...

Jada....that's just wonderful, thank you

Joel from NYC said...

Thanks Jada.

The wife came in when I was looking at that Jenna picture. I may be in hot water, I'll go try to smooth things over.

MB said...

lmao p :D

Guess she's an exhibitionist around the kitchen. I'D say somethin's cookin'.
Could the Scranton branch visit a nudist beach or something - that'd be nice.

Jada said...

Think about that MB. Do you really want to see Dwight and Stanly in the buff? Not to mention Phyllis?

t-dot kim said...

First off Aimee--Thanks for the new thread pic. I would have preferred a pic of him in the chair tied up and shirtless... but beggars can't be choosers, right?

Just a few corrections in the last thread. You all know I'm a huge fan of Toronto and Canada in general... but "alirio", just a heads up. (btw, are you the former poster appaullo?)

Montreal has the following (as compared to Toronto)

Bars close at 3:00 AM Not 1:00AM
Actually bars close at 2am--they do have us beat by closing at 3am

You can get beer or wine at any corner store (known as d├ępaneurs) Only until 9pm. You can buy beer and wine at the LCBO until 9pm, 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

A flagship Apple store...coming in 2008
FIRST Canadian Apple store in Yorkdale Mall

When's the next TLI coming? Whenever Aimee is ready!

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Balls - it's old school JG when I don't realise there's a new thread.

t-dot kim said...

Is that really "Pam"? It doesn't look like her face at all

Uncle Sam said...

Oh yeah! Well we can buy beer anywhere. Corner store, grocery store, baby gap. And until 2-3 am in most places. Take that you Frenchies!

MB said...

GOOD point Jada - lol. But I think I could ignore the other enough to focus :)

Joel from NYC said...

ok, so the wife doesn't believe me when I tell her that I think that she is the hottest babe in the history of babedom. But without trying to sound like a raging homosexual(not that there is anything wrong with that), it's true. I find other women attractive, but I never feel that anyone is as amazing as her.

Any ideas?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Toronto vs Montreal! It's on!

PalmerEldritch said...

joel, sounds like a question for The Married Man Podcast with Jack and Dale.

Joel said...

Thanks. I think I'll just buy some flowers.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Joel, If you prefaced your comment to your wife with, "Without trying to sound like a raging homosexual", I can see why she is having a hard time believing you. lol. Just kidding dude.

PalmerEldritch said...

jordan, "without sounding like a raging homosexual" sounds like a preface to a statement by Dr. Funke.

PalmerEldritch said...

joel, good luck by the way. sometimes women get like that and the best you can do is be on your best behavior, be extra nice, and try to ride it out.

you're right. flowers are probably a good idea.

memphish said...

So glad to see something nice when I return to the blogspot.

Toronto/Montreal debate $.02. As long as you don't have to go to a seperate liquor store to buy wine (and liquor) you've got Memphis and the rest of Tennessee beat by miles. Though our bars do stay open until 3 am and you can buy beer at any grocery and most convenience stores though not until after 12 on Sunday. We also have had an Apple store for a while now though technically it's in Germantown, TN.

The zoo was fun. I got to hold a live python, pet a live hedgehog and touch a live screech owl. Plus touch lots of dead things too. And I managed not to lose anyone nor did my boys sustain any injuries. But I'm bushed. I don't know how teachers do it.

Ally, I'm glad you think Dirty Sexy Money is good. It will probably be next week until I get to watch though.

I can't wait for NBC's lineup tonight. Yeah!

Holli

Alirio said...

In the words of George Takei: Oh my!

Kim:

I am not that other person. I am Alirio.

As for your claim that I can only purchase wine and beer until 9PM That is outrageous propaganda!

Or, you were in the lamest neighbourhood in Montreal when that happened to you, and you have my sympathies... I can get beer and wine until 11PM

One more reason Montreal kicks Toronto's A$$:

It's an island! Just like on LOST. That must be why Evangeline Lily is in all my flashbacks :-)

Anonymous said...

yes but the french...

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm feeling bad for Trevor right now. Not looking good for the Phillies. Hope they can somehow turn things around.

Anonymous said...

red card to people who type and/or say "owned". Seriously?

PalmerEldritch said...

aimee, bonus points for the use of "ga-row!"

Jordan from the 206 said...

Remember a while back I posted a video of the Atlanta Falcon's mascot whooping up on some peewee footballers?

It's a different Falcons mascot, but still...

Falcons mascot strikes again!

stephsmith said...
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stephsmith said...

What was I saying?
Can Jerry Seinfeld save NBC?
4 hours on a bus filled with 4th graders to and fro . Nice to be back at the comfy blogspot.
ghostwatch, your Charlie Brooker sounds like our
John Stossel.

stephsmith said...

Oh well. Maybe you folks can figure out what I'm trying to say. I give up.

stephsmith said...

And I feel the need to start publicly defending my husband now. He doesn't call me Jessica Simpson to be degrading. Which, btw, has been shortened to Jessie. It took me a long time to realize he shows affection by tormenting me. I let him know it bothered me so he does it more and more. He does this to his mother too. He thinks he's being funny. I don't laugh. I want to hurt him.

stephsmith said...

Dang it. I thought I got rid of Uturn when he dropped dead of a heart attack but here he goes popping up in prison with Earl.
Aliens in America pilot is free on iTunes.

Anonymous said...

spoiler alert to steph's last post to those of us who are behind on weeds.

Anonymous said...

not that its a big deal. lol. i think like 2 people on here watch it.

memphish said...

Big f-ing red card on my NBC station which f-we up The Office to tell us about the f-ing mayor's race like spending 5 minutes showing us there were no results in yet. F you WMC!

Holli

stephsmith said...

Holli, if it's any consolation, I lost interest. Sitcoms shouldn't be one hour long.
Jordan, I apologize. Catch up.

andrew. said...

- I didn't watch all of Earl, but i did see U-Turn's CPR lesson. Also, i'm Netflixing "The Shield" right now. U-Turn has a small recurring role in Season 1.

- i was just thinking that Jenna/Pam probably looked the best i've seen her in tonight's episode and then i saw the pic Jada posted. wow.

-i sympathize with the podcasters having lives (my podcast ended after a pathetic 2 episodes due to scheduling conflicts) Get me that free entertainment whenever its convenient dudes. (but where's the 2nd 1/2 of that Ramblecast!)

- Seattle vs. Pittsburgh sunday.

trevor mcfur said...

Whew, you go to one baseball game, and you get home and the blogspot has exploded. The Phils got shellacked today, highlighted by a Rockies' Grand Slam in the 4th after Uncle Charlie made one of the all-time bad decisions by pulling his starting pitcher. Aargh.

Still a good time, though ... lots of food, lots of beer, lots of cheering, and lots of Philly-style booing. Damn, my throat is sore...

Jordan from the 206 said...

Hell yeah Andrew. It's so on!

gillian said...

YES! There really was not enough shirtless Peter in this week's Heroes. I mean, seriously.

Also, if I were some girl with a bad Irish accent, I'd have taken advantage of Peter in SECONDS. None of this 'oh hey, you're not actually normal' shit.

More of the whole 'oh hey, you saved my life-let me repay you...'

gillian said...

Yeah, I've got to check the blogspot more often. Sigh. *hangs head in shame* I'm always so far behind you guys!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Lost reference on 30 Rock tonight!

Jordan from the 206 said...

I would so watch Milf Island.

Jordan from the 206 said...

30 Rock also had a King of Kong reference. Good stuff.

PalmerEldritch said...

gillian, how was the birthday?

everyone else, how was gillian's birthday?

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Stossel seems to be ore human interest, where Brooker is more about yelling about irritating trends in television while rustling up some intriguing swears.

memphish said...

So I call my local NBC station to try to find out when they will in fact air The Office in its entireity and douchebag I get on the phone says "I'm watching the NBC feed right now; it's been on all hour." To which I wanted to reply, "Well watch your employer shit for brains and you'll see what the rest of us got," but I didn't.

And Steph, even if it got slow/boring/was paint drying it had to be better than local election coverage.

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

I've just noticed that yesterday I got an email from the online store I ordered Planet Terror from telling me it was posted yesterday, October 4.

It's not released until October 16.

Excite!?

memphish said...

Remake of The Prisoner.

Holli

Jada said...

Question for the female blogspotters. Am I the only one who finds Sylar ridiculously hot? Zach Quinto seems like a really fun and nice guy, but there is something about the way he plays evil that is so sexxxy.

PalmerEldritch said...

speaking of Spockary Quinto, anyone else terribly worried about the new Star Trek movie?

and will the non-Trek watchers who want to make out with Spockary go see the Star Trek movie in the hopes that he'll make pouty lips or take his shirt off or something?

memphish said...

Jada, I agree Zach Quinto looks pretty good these days and seems funny and interesting though Sylar not so much. Dweeb with watches and mommy issues. Of course if they'd show us Sylar year.

I am worried that JJ Abrams could screw up Star Trek, but if he'll stay focused hopefully it will work out. Abrams is like a kid at Xmas whose always eyeing the next present as he unwraps the one in his lap. With anything Star Trek the odds that you'll piss off some group of rabid fans are pretty much even, so I'm sure there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth no matter what.

Holli

memphish said...

Saw a rumor today that Matthew Fox may play Superman in the Justice League movie. I'm pretty sure Superman doesn't have Party of Five tatts, but I guess with the tights you wouldn't see them.

Holli

Jada said...

oh man. I feel like they shouldn't have anyone too famous play Superman. Because then you wouldn't be seeing Superman, you would be seeing Matthew Fox dressed up as superman. They should go with someone fairly obscure for such a monumental roll.

PalmerEldritch said...

wow. sorry, but Foxy is no Superman.

Smallville guy for Superman! or some no name that we've never heard of.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

That Prisoner remake has been on the cards for ages - although before it was for Sky 1 rather than ITV (Sky 1 being a subscription satellite channel and ITV being a nationally available network), which is slightly positive news.

I doubt it will actually feature Eccleston (though if it does, I wonder if he'll do two episodes of THIS reboot and say "sod it, I've had enough of that" like he did with the last one?)

Not sure who I'd tip for the role, though. Elias? (that's not me asking for advice - that's my actual suggestion - as long as I can be Number Two. You heard me.)

Zachary Quinto, I don't get - with the big lips and the unassailable fact that he has an Airedale Terrier strapped over each eye. I first encountered him as "Adam" in 24, where the Ghostwatch household quickly re-christened him "Wolfboy".

I'm also increasingly amused by the insistence on referring to his role in Star Trek as "young Spock". I don't know how long before the events of "The Cage" this is meant to chronicle, but Quinto's only four years younger than Nimoy was in that pilot.

But as Kirk isn't in The Cage - maybe this is from between those two plots?

Argh - I gave up trying to follow Trek chronology when DS9 decided to casually move the Eugenics Wars ahead by 200 years.

Anyway - for ladies that love that big hairy Quint, here he is shirtless and kissing another man.

Double bonus.

PalmerEldritch said...

quinto does look a lot like Bert from sesame street with those eyebrow(s).

Jada said...

I like the eyebrows. I don't think i would like him so much if we wasn't such a nice guy in real life. I met him in New York a few months back and he was really sweet. He signed a bunch of autographs and talked to people for a long time.

PalmerEldritch said...

Dunder Mifflin Infinity and Beyond!

/no shame

PalmerEldritch said...

jada, that's awesome that you got to meet him. even cooler that he wasn't a dick.

he seems like a decent guy whenever i've seen him in interviews. nothing worse than finding out your favorite celebrity is a douche. so, three cheers for Spockary Quinto not being a jerk when you met him!

Jada is greata said...

yeah! He was dressed like a douche though. But he was really sweet and he was really in to talking about the show. I saw the girl too but I didn't give a rats ass because I had no idea who she was.

I wish I had pictures but my sister had just used the last of her camera battery.

FutureAlly said...

does anyone else think that the office being on for one whole hour is a bit of overkill? i was watching it last night, and there was so much fluff that it made me wish it had only been half an hour. wtf?/omg! @ michael! what goes through this dude's head is beyond me!

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, that's the consensus. a little bit too long. i was glad to see that Earl was only a half hour (and a funny ass half hour at that).

FutureAlly said...

"yeah, that's the consensus. a little bit too long."

that's what she said.

memphish said...

Earl was the only non-pre-empted Thurs. night comedy that aired in Memphis last night. Yes I'm still pissed.

Best line from Earl: "I missed my Brazilian so if I go into labor now I'll have stubble in my home video."

I've caught 30 Rock on NBC's website. It tried to hard too me.

An hour ago The Office episode was not up on NBC. I'm leaving town at 3 and I'm not going to be a happy camper (literally, we're going camping) if I don't get my Office fix before I leave even if it was too long.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, can you watch it on your iphone (aka "the precious")?

Anonymous said...

wow! Congrats to Jada on her celebrity encounter! Has anyone else had any? I saw one of those bitches from The Hills at Whole Foods in LA once.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I wouldn't call it overkill, as I still enjoy every minute of the hour long episodes. But it is very true that the longer episodes are not as tight and concise as the half hour ones. As I posted last week, when they do the hour long ones they basically just don't edit down the show as much as they normally do and keep more of the long riffing and goofy scenes that they normally cut out.

I am in no way a Star Trek fan, so I have zero worries about JJ Abrams messing it up.

Matthew Fox playing Superman would be lame IMO. I don't know what to think about this movie. Christian Bale has already said that he wants nothing to do with it and is only going to play Batman in Batman movies. And Jessica Biel passed on playing Wonder Woman. Right there, that's two of my favs saying no thanks. And if Foxy played Superman? That would be just strange.

FutureAlly said...

Isn't Foxy too old to be Superman?

About The Office, maybe "overkill" was too harsh a word, but I think it is running a bit too long. Is it 2 more episodes like this?

memphish said...

The episode is finally up on NBC.com. They make you watch an entire minute of commercials that you can't skip or lump together like on ABC.com.

I don't think I could watch it on the iPhone b/c I'd need a flash player plug in or something. Not sure though. And of course it's not on iTunes anymore.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

A few too many hot dudes being posted on the blogspot here. Another one for the guys.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Thanks Trevor. I agree. This is getting out of control. Ladies, seriously. lol.

elias said...

Ghost - someone who could drink McGoohan under the table. All the actors out there are pussies in comparison. I'm flattered though ;)

It makes this all the more painful -

If I saw Charlie Brooker in the street I'd suggest self-immolation.

BTW - did you see The Serafinowicz Show yesterday?

MB said...

Holli - THANK YOU for The Prisoner news. This makes me WAY psyched!

Ghost - I hope you are wrong about Eccleston dumping it b/c I think he would be perfect. Did you hear something about him being lukewarm about it? It seems like something he could really sink his teeth into.
Plus I've been amazed for awhile now that no one has tried to bring that show back - it's such a kick-ass idea.

BTW - what other (short-lived) Eccleston show were you referring to - I think a link didn't work or something on your post.

Happy Friday blogspotica!

MB said...

Holli - I have to think someone has sneaked/will sneak it onto You Tube at least for a short bit - doesn't the iPhone have that You Tube feature - maybe you can find it there (in pieces though - probably)

memphish said...

All right, I've finally watched The Office so I can be a happy camper. It was fair. I think Kelly was my favorite part.

I agree with pretty much everyone else on the internet that these hour-long shows are too long. I wish they were airing seperate 1/2 hour shows instead. The walking scene with the Creed reveal was great too.

Update on my vendetta againist WMC-TV, Memphis. According to the program director at our NBC station because they only pre-empted various chunks of the shows and not the entire shows they can't re-air them. So warning to all of blogspotica, if there's some "breaking news" event like an election in your area on the night you want to watch a TV show, find out ahead of time what your station intends to do. If I'd known in advance I was going to have to watch today on the web I would not have been so pissed.

Got to pack.

Holli

MB said...

Some more production news at The SPLOG

FutureAlly said...

Does anybody watch CSI? Harold Perrineau aka Michael is on it next week. I haven't watched CSI in a while, but I might check it out.

PalmerEldritch said...

mb, the doctah (as rose would say). eccly-poo only lasted thirteen episodes.

MB said...

I wonder if local channels pre-empt the HD NBC channel along with the standard def channel? If not, that's one way around the problem.

PalmerEldritch said...

PS3 News for Ghostie

if i lived in Europe, i'd be all over that like stink on shit. that, a psp, and the playtv. w00t.

MB said...

True say P - but seeing as the original Prisoner was only 17 episodes total - they could just do a Jeckyl-like thing and make it a mini-series. I think that could be really good - and it would fit Eccleston's ADD-like career (i.e. he's not one for long stints).

But what the hell am I doing sitting over here in Yank-land prognosticating? We shall see.

memphish said...

Nice question MB, but here's what happened on the High Def channel, the shrank the picture and put a scrawl under it about the election when they were actually airing the program. So the premium I pay my cable channel for HD, undone by the local NBC station as well. What's more, they were using a 2nd cable channel with wall to wall coverage so breaking into programming was totally unnecessary.

Dancing Bird. Be sure to watch the bow at the end.

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

The Prisoner feels like such a product of its time, though, a new version would either be ridiculously retro or almost unrecognisable.

As you know, having a series even as long as 17 episodes is quite the rarity over here, and the original plan for The Prisoner was for far fewer episodes. Maybe if they had a proper storyline for a six part series it might be worth it.

Also, I'm hoping they aren't thinking they can go back to it year after year.

Elias - I'm not actually a giant Brooker fan, but I thought these guys would enjoy the clips anyway. I like him enough to have created my well-documented Nathan Barley disappointment.

Serafinowicz show was very good (except the one-joke "Clone House" bit they kept going back to, although it did give us "argument bargument"). We especially enjoyed the Butterfield Lawyers ad, mocking the weird Bulldog man from the PI Helpline adverts. Actually my "call" to the Dharmalars concerned The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and managed to wind around to the subject of Blankety Blank.

MB - no missing link there, I was indeed referring to Doctor Who. He announced his departure from the series after about two episodes had aired. Actually, a couple of days after that, I saw him on a tube train heading into Camden Town. He was talking to a bloke and I didn't realise it was him - he looked familiar, so I looked at him for a bit in the same way you would do if you saw someone you knew but hadn't seen for years and couldn't remember why. He clearly sensed some git scoping him out and shot me the single most unnerving stare I've ever seen (this is the point at which I realised who he was and why he looked familiar - he presumably gets looked at a lot). So I did the physical equivalent of "fair enough, guvnor" and stopped looking.

Are they giving you hour-long sitcoms now? We tried that with something called Green Wing. Didn't do it for me.

Palmer - so it's a version with an even smaller hard-drive that gets around the limited backwards compatibility by just dropping it completely and yet STILL costs the equivalent of $565 American? Think I'll pass (but thanks anyway).

PalmerEldritch said...

those rat fuckers. sorry about that, didn't read far enough to learn about the "not-so-backward-compatible" part.

memphish said...

The power of bitching. I'm taking 100% of the credit for this.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

all hail holli!

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

And that's just by adapting the price in Euros. What the equivalent will be in VAT-stuffed Great British Pounds will be, I don't know yet.

I'd still like to WIN a PS3 - but I haven't come anywhere NEAR the level of desire that will make me buy one.

I'm sure it will happen. It was late 2004 before I even got a PS2, so I'm not in a hurry.

Jada said...

Here's something for anyone who may be watching Ghost Whisperer tonight like I am. I love this woman.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Palmer, I'm glad I got my PS3 when I did. As the new cheaper ones are going to be without backward capability. That's pretty huge when you consider the ginormous PS2 and PS1 libraries. Hey, have you checked out the new Simpsons Game demo? Rather interesting goofy game.

Holli, that is awesome. Way to go.

PalmerEldritch said...

not yet, jordan. it looks like i gots some downloading to do this weekend.

MB said...

Holli - you're my hero :)

Hadn't heard about the new JJ Abrams show that will be on Fox. When? Next year I hope. We'll see.

FutureAlly said...

sounds interesting, mb. i guess everyone wants a piece of that jj action. so far he's done some good tv, alias and lost. so hopefully it'll be good.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Anybody on here watch the premiere of Pushing Daises? I know somebody was asking about it the other day. I watched it last night and quite liked it. Extremely different from most network comedies. Very interesting premise at the very least. I'm gonna give it a shot. Could end up being a good one.

On the other hand, I also watched the second episode of Palmer's Bioncia Jones. Ugh. I dunno. Maybe it's just not for me. I like the whole concept, along with the bad ass babe kicking butt thing. But it just doesn't click for some reason. None of the actors make me want to care, nor does the story line. And it really seems sloppy. For instance, when the head guy of the secret agency tries to get her to sign up and she resists. What does it take for her to change her mind. She walks outside and saves a woman from jumping off a building. So she instantly goes to the guy's office and saves, "Sign me up for that saving the world thing." Ugh & ugh.

PalmerEldritch said...

mb, are there any movies or projects NOT written by Orci and Kurtzman? this is getting ridiculous.

anyhow, here's Orci and Kurtzman's greatest writing triumph.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh. and stick around for about the four minute mark of that clip. or skip ahead. you're looking for the results of a bow and arrow attack...

FutureAlly said...

Jordan-
I saw Pushing Daisies and really liked it alot. It's at least pretty to look at, just because everything looks so different. I like what they did in the pilot and I'm looking forward to where they take the story.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Interesting new tv show ratings rule.

FutureAlly said...

so would it be considered cheating if they're the only ones that can do it?

Ralph- said...

kablamo?!

FutureAlly said...

are you questioning your kablamo, ralph?

andrew. said...

- The Prisoner is one of my all-time favorite shows. IMO there is no way anything that comes out now could fuck up the 60's series. Like Ghostwatch said, it was a very definite product of its time, and it's safely in the can.
Film & series rumors have been circulating for the past 15 years, so i'm not going to hold my breath.
What made that show so great was that the metaphors were so blatant that they overshadowed any drama or action, so whoever ends up making a new Prisoner series better keep that element or they might as well call it Hogan's Heroes 2KX.

- i forgot to DVR "Pushing Daisies." The ads look to be up my alley. Instead i have to decide if i'm going to subject myself to episode 2 of "Reaper"

- Playing around in IMDB i found a movie featuring Jorge Garcia, "The Good Humor Man." I found it looking up James Ransone, who i liked from The Wire, but it also stars Kelsey Grammer, so that gives sets off a sitcom-sheen alarm. Jorge plays a character named Mt. Rushmore. Unfortunately it's not available from Netflix.

-It's 7pm. i'm done with work!

Anonymous said...

whassup with Scott and Steve?

stephsmith said...

Best Buy near me opened today, finally. I'm seriously considering filling out an application for employment. What is so funny is they think they're the authority, like they know more than the customer. So many employees walking around they were tripping all over themselves trying to help you. When I did have a question about recording software for podcasting, they looked at me like I had horns.

trevor mcfur said...

Andrew, episode 2 or Reaper was a lot like episode 1. He's given a soul to catch, he say that he doesn't want to do it and tries to get out of it, the devil 'talks him into it', the soul has super powers, he can't figure out how to use the vessel and fails the first time, then he figures it out and succeeds the second time.

I actually did enjoy the episode, and thought that it was pretty funny. But if they don't do something a little more with the concept, it's gonna get real old real fast.

stephsmith said...

I agree, Trev. I'm bored after two. And it's obvious that Kevin Smith didn't direct this one.
Friday Night Lights- they tried to hard with the premiere. But good news- Ausiello says the next one is better- like last season.

trevor mcfur said...

I wasn't bored, and I did find it enjoyable ... it was just, you know, the same.

Pushing Daisies was great. It doesn't seem like the type of show that lasts, though...

I like Bionic Woman this week, definitely an improvement over week 1. I'm glad they took my suggestion and got rid of the boyfriend (even though I'm pretty sure he was alive at the end of the first ep). Next on the agenda: annoying sister.

Mike Campbell said...

Go Manny! :)

casey_donahue said...

tough luck ralph

hey everybody!

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Guys.

This time next week I'll be married.

Help me be strong!

I promise not to go through the service in full Ghostwatch Voice.

PalmerEldritch said...

May the Force be with you, Ghostwatch.

Always.

elias said...

Congrats.

Don't get Cold Feet unless you really like James Nesbitt ;)

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Fucking Nesbitt.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the Red Sox.

casey_donahue said...

is this an angels fan or a yankee fan?

im going to say yankee fan because of the bitter, choke prone, tone

stephsmith said...

Y'all, check out this show. It's what I wanted Survivor to be.
Casey and anyone else with an opinion, look at Spielberg, Coppola, De Palma. All these guys made masterpieces 25 to 30 years ago. I guess my point is why can't directors continue to create groundbreaking stuff?

elias said...

good question Steph - maybe they are affected by badly-received films and try to second guess their next success.

Directors like William Friedkin ran out of good ideas and lost a bit of their hunger for making ground-breaking films.

De Palma has pretty much been on autopilot for years, trying to make slick commercial films instead of his great nasty thrillers.

Coppola made 4 classic 70s films in a row before being defeated by his dreams of running a studio - never made another great film.

Some directors like Terry Gilliam can't raise enough cash to make the films they want.

There are some exceptions - Woody Allen, Leone and Kurosawa come to mind. Even Spielberg made Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.

andrew. said...

Stephanie - i think it's the same with any creative medium, look at musicians, writers, painters... that magical bit of inspiration just hits and sometimes it dries up. I think your Kubricks, Kurosawas, Bergmans... either get lucky with an excess of inspiration or they did a better job of teaching themselves to be receptive to the inspiration.

Terry Gilliam is one of my favorite writer/directors (Brazil is my all-time favorite movie) but he's been off of his game for a while now and i think its because he's lost track of what makes him great. He seems trapped within his delusions of a trumped up war between him and Hollywood. I'm not going to argue that he hasn't had to fight the studio system to get his visions to the screen, but he seems convinced now that when his movies don't work it's because people are backlashing against his 'edgy' or 'controversial' ideas, when really they lack cohesive structure.

andrew. said...

PITTSBURGH vs. SEATTLE
KICKOFF!
One city shall stand!

(heh. i'd be even more cocky but a lot of my favorite players are on our daunting injury list)

MB said...

Ghost - early congrats! Dive into married life like Kate and Juliet into the mud pit - face first. Good on ya!

memphish said...

Best wishes to you and your bride GW.

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

My brother finally found out that I have decreed it should be an alcohol-free occasion.

It went better than I feared.

stephsmith said...
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stephsmith said...

http://www.lostcrossword.com/

Second part of Jorge on the Ramblecast is out.

PalmerEldritch said...

found this linked to on OfficeTally.com and felt compelled to post it:

Deal or No Deal Models Found Something to Do While Not Being Annoyed by Howie Mandel

the Pam actress was pretty Pammish and the Dwight casting is fantastic.

PalmerEldritch said...

and, yes, the DoND model Pam has better hair than Traditional Pam.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Hey, Palmer - remember that cheap "half a PS3" that they're trying to sell? I converted the price in Euros and it came up at $565 American?

They've finally announced the price in pounds, and a quick trip to Reuters' Currency Converter says this:

$611

And that is what we call cheap.

PalmerEldritch said...

british prices always did seem high to me. when i went to England in high school, everything that was 99 cents in the US was sold for 99 pence. which basically meant almost a buck seventy five. yeesh.

you should have just put a PS3 on your wedding registry. :)

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

I have also just learned that this shadow of a PS3 will not be a cheaper "option" in this country.

It will become the only version available.

Until they get the rumble back in the controllers next year and rerelease it again.

In other news - I like LOST.

memphish said...

Strange and non-spoiler LOST Story of the Day.

Holli

stephsmith said...

How ridiculous.

I like Lost too. Only 120 more days. How depressing.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

I can recommend up the LOST Rifftrax. I've tried that and the Heroes one and the LOST one is much better.

memphish said...

For old-times sake: Motorcycle Gang Name Generator.

Holli of
The Suicidal Shrew Hyenas

PalmerEldritch said...

Somehow, a motorcycle gang called "The Willacoochee Banana Tigers" wasn't what I was hoping for from that link...

PalmerEldritch said...

oh! Kim!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Willacoochee Banana Tigers!!!

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

I'm Johnny Ghostwatch, head of the Hendon chapter of The Thundering Tailpipe Jackals.

Bitch.

FutureAlly said...

Happy Columbus Day, everyone! (in America) lol, i just realized, we're the only ones that celebrate it, another dumb moment, brought to you by, Monday.

~The Roaring Gut Hyenas

stephsmith said...

**Spoiler Alert**
Joss Whedon directs another Office episode in which Jim kills Pam. Straight from the director's mouth.


The Roaring Tread Bobcats

andrew. said...

- Don't mess with "The French Lick Scar Crew"... or do mess with us if that's your thing.

- Congratulations Ghostwatch

- In case anyone is wondering, Pittsburgh is the city still standing. now i've got a hiatus week. yay/boo

- while Lost does sometimes deal intelligently with the issue of torture by making Sayid such a conflicted character, the show certainly doesn't shy away from going back to torture as a fun bit of conflict at the drop of a dime. The Shield certainly isn't a guiding light on that issue either no matter how many times they point out that it's 'bad'.
Obviously i love Lost, and i generally agree with what i can suss out as its politics.
i guess i'm just weirded out that a human rights organization wants to define the issue in terms of TV drama when people are already holding up "24" and the mythical 'where is the nuclear device' question as the supreme excuse to torture.

- i hate all no-mail holidays. Thanks Columbus.

- yellow flag: 2 broken DVDs from Netflix throwing off my schedule for catching up with The Shield.

- anybody see The Darjeeling Limited yet? I'm definitely going to see at my first opportunity, but i haven't heard any reviews yet.

trevor mcfur said...

Hey, congratulations on the wedding GW!

Why the dry reception? I spent the early morning of my wedding day driving around town looking for a beer distributor. I had two in the limo driving to the reception. It was a good move ... really calmed the nerves... :)

Trevor McFur of The Plundering Leather Choppers.

p.s. Palmer, you should change your gang's name to the Banana Grabbers.

stephsmith said...

Andrew, I was planning on seeing Darjeeling Thursday but it's not out yet here. I've been trying to find out when it will be released wide but with no success. I did find out that Owen Wilson attended the premiere. That's good news.
I hope the banks are open.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Andrew, I want to see Darjeeling. But it isn't playing here yet. It's in an extremely limited release. No pun intended. I watched the short film, "Hotel Chevealier", the leads into Jason Schwartzman's character and has a sorta nekked Natalie Portman in it. It's free on itunes if you want to see it.

trevor mcfur said...

You had me at 'sorta nekkid Natalie Portman'.

FutureAlly said...

- I hate it when Netflix sends broken DVDs.
- Sometimes weddings are more fun when liquor is added.
- Holidays when you get no mail but everything else is working, it sucks.
- Anything that messes with Netflix rotation, sucks!

t-dot kim said...

Thanks Palmer!

andrew. said...

i saw that "Hotel Chevalier"
I didn't like it very much, which is part of the reason i'm curious about reviews for "Darjeeling Limited."
While Natalie Portman is strikingly beautiful, and i used to think of her as a talented actress stuck in bad roles, i'm starting to think she's not that good. She keeps turning out increasingly wooden performances.
and playing her against Jason Schwartzman certainly didn't breathe any fresh life ino the scene.

also, i'd take out the 'sorta,' she's all kindsa nude.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah she is. But you don't get to see it for too much. Guess I was hoping for more. lol. Yeah, the short wasn't much at all on it's own. Interesting in one sense, but nothing in another. I don't think that Portman is in Darjeeling very much, is she? I wouldn't think that this would be much of a indication of the movie itself for that reason. On rottentomatoes.com it currently has a 64% rating, which is just slightly better than mediocre. Of the 73 reviews, 47 liked it, 26 not so much.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/
darjeeling_limited/

I'm interesed in it, just because I'm a big Wes Anderson fan. I'm betting that it will be a film that breaks down to if you like his films or not. I've heard it's pretty much similiar to all his previous stuff.

PalmerEldritch said...

Li'l Natty P...

Yeah, I haven't been impressed with her acting since "The Professional/Leon." Then again, she's done a LOT of movies that I've avoided. So, maybe she rules?

FutureAlly said...

I've got quite the story, I posted it on the boards, if anyone is interested.


Just another Friday night...

stephsmith said...

Ally, I have bad news. An error occured. But I bet you're talking about your port-o-potty story. That's funny. It made me realize I've used a port-o-potty twice in the past week. Very traumatizing indeed.
I usually like Natalie Portman a lot. But now that you mention it, there was something strange about Hotel Chevalier. Maybe it was that Portman and Schwartzman had weird chemistry or no chemistry. What do I know?

FutureAlly said...

Sorry about the error. I guess you'll have to hunt down the story it's on the boards under General, I appropriately named it Embarrassing Stories.

Yes Steph, that's the one. I think I'll think twice about using one of those from now on.

trevor mcfur said...

Speaking of portajohns...

FutureAlly said...

Wow. Well everyone knows what he looks like now, so the embarrassment alone should be punishment enough.

Christopher said...

As this is a serious post, I'll do it as Christopher, instead of Johnny Ghostwatch (also, I can't be bothered to sign out of Gmail just for this post).

There are a number of reasons that I told my brother about with regards to the lack of drink - primarily the expense, but the real reason is this:

I was worried that one or both of my brothers would drink and drive - it's quite a common bit of behaviour for them and I didn't want to be part of it.

Everyone I've mentioned this to says it won't work as they'd either bring booze secretly (which is why I didn't want them to know beforehand) or go to a pub afterwards, then drink, then drive. This is a fair comment, but it misses the point that if they do that, it's their own choice. I won't have put them in a social situation where alcohol is present and is given the status of a "celebratory" drink, to the point where they may even feel obliged to drink.

They are both grown men, and this may seem like a childish way to treat them, but I and my wife will be a lot happier and traditionally I think that's kinda the point.

In fact, many guests will be arriving by car so it makes sense to me to remove the concept of using alcohol to help us celebrate.

I don't have a car any more, but when I did and went to weddings (including one of my brother's weddings), I was practically forced by them to have a lager, having been very forceful about not wanting to drink, and I don't want anyone else to feel that they are in that position.

Anyway - enough of the dull. Next post will be under the other name again and will hopefully be more amusing, but will probably be me complaining about UK pricing.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Man, Burger King is so expensive....

PalmerEldritch said...

our local Burger King used to have the AC running in winter so we'd have to all stay bundled up while we ate. also, their employees were really quite hygenically challenged. and the service sucked. and the fries weren't very good. so, we stopped going.



man, i miss that place.

trevor mcfur said...

I can see why you're going that way, although I'd agree that they're probably gonna bring their own supply, unfortunately. Good luck.

FutureAlly said...

Sounds like a reasonable reason not to have booze. Most people wouldn't care, but it's good to know you do :)

I wish you all the best on your future marriage.

memphish said...

Creed really was in a band. See 1:32 remaining in the video if you don't have 3 whole minutes.

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

In the end, the most problematic of the two brothers found out somehow and we had a chat and was a bit classy about it, so I felt like a gimp.

He has instead implied heavily that he will bolster himself with other substances in the toilet. The kind with a very rapid perking up effect.

I'm not proud of this.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Palmer, I agree on Natalie Portman. She hasn't overly impressed me much of late. Guess that's what being in the prequels can do to an actor. And that Hayden Christensen's suck can rub off on and adversely affect anyone who comes in close contact with him.

gillian said...

Woo! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Sad how we have to clarify that it's the Canadian Thanksgiving, but there you go.

Palmer, I had a fabbo birthday. Got to skip school, sleep in, have a wonderful dinner, get three super cool presents from my parents (parfum, handbag, Dallas season four DVD), and then watch Heroes!

And THEN, I found out who shot J.R. I can't believe I love Dallas so much, but there you go. So I'm 20, and have no idea what to do with my life. Yup...

memphish said...

Who shot J.R. Were you even alive Gillian when that aired originally? I was in 9th grade and we were in Eutaw (pronounced like Utah) Alabama at the High School Football State Championship game. And my school won and they announced who shot J.R. on the P.A. Then we got to ride 4 more hours back across the state home which really isn't that bad when you're in 9th grade and won State as any Dillon Panther can tell you.

Holli

gillian said...

I wasn't born yet when J.R. got shot, and I'm mystified that I've been able to go this far without someone spilling the beans. But now my mother and I can discuss it freely, which is nice.

That's cool that they announced it at the game you were at-although, if Dallas were being made now, fer shure they would have dragged that mystery out for an entire season instead of four or five episodes. AND there would've been a HUGE kerfuffle about annoucing it at a game where people were possibly having the episode taped for them back home (hah! the vhs days...I remember having to tape Xena, Hercules and Survivor for my sister on Saturday nights).

How days have changed, eh?

memphish said...

Hmmm, I think I disagree Gillian. I think if they hadn't revealed in the season opener Who killed JR there would have been calls to take down TPTB stronger than the calls to take down Paolo and Nikki. It wasn't until November that the revelatory episode aired.

Heroes in 3 minutes.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Whoa whoa whoa! I haven't watched an episode of Dallas yet. Spoiler alert!!! JR gets shot??? lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

Dallas -> Larry Hagman -> I Dream of Jeannie -> Barbara Eden

That is all.

memphish said...

I sat next to Barbara Eden's Genie top at the Planet Hollywood in San Diego once. It was impressive.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

I bet it was glorious!

/they just had the top? weren't the pants just as important?

gillian said...

I used to (and still) dance to the I Dream of Jeannie theme song whenever we watch it at home.

Luckily though, I've never related J.R. to Tony, so I can happily watch Dallas hating (yet still loving) J.R.

Yay!

And yeah, the Big Reveal may not have been until November, but it was only four episodes into the fourth season. Which can only mean that even way back when they had ridiculously long hiatus's!

memphish said...

Gillian, I think I remember that there had been a strike of some sort that season, either writers or actors and that's why the 4th episode aired in mid-November.

There's a possiblity there will be a writer's strike this year too. I think it will hit about a month from now unless they work it out.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

hmm... that writing strike sounds annoying.

memphish said...

I just rewatched The Other 48 Days and realized that Nathan was the original Paolo. 2 hours in the bathroom on the plane and 2 hours in the bathroom in the jungle. 4 days in that pit should have left it a very unpleasant place, but luckily for Sawyer, Jin and Michael apparently Nathan was stopped up during that time.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

it's that Dharma cheese.

FutureAlly said...

Maybe somebody brought Baconators on board.

elias said...

name: Elias
occupation: Gentleman

fuck the begrudgers! I finished work for the day.

memphish said...

A good reason to visit Elias and Christopher next week, other than merely visiting them, of course.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

don't forget greek food and leftover wedding cake.

FutureAlly said...

So are we all taking the trip together? Christopher better have some cake leftover, lol, how funny would it be if the wedding cake was chocolate cake?

memphish said...

Funniest picture I've seen today.

Holli

gillian said...

Ok, well, I know nossing about a writer's or actor's strike when the J.R. shooter was revealed, so you're probably right Holli.

OMG IMDB trivia says that at one point, they had Babs Bel Geddes film a shooting J.R. scene!

Fa-reeeeeeekyyyy!!!

memphish said...

Per Wikipedia it was an actors strike. I guess I didn't kill the brain cell with that info in all these years. Way to go brain!

Holli

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

"how funny would it be if the wedding cake was chocolate cake?"

Prepare to be amused.

Actually, there will be a Victoria sponge, a chocolate cake and a coffee cake, to open the options.

Not only does this mean people aren't stuck with a massive chunk of super dense Dark Cake full of dried fruits, but also a few guests will be extra happy-happy because they are VEGAN CAKES!

PalmerEldritch said...

are English wedding cakes usually super dense dark cakes with dried fruit? cuz that sounds pretty sucky.

what the hell are american wedding cakes usually made of?

either way, i think you've made the right choice with multiple cakes.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Whenever I've been to a wedding, I've ended up with a depressingly small slice of a sturdy ol' cake with raisins and cherries, coated in marzipan and bastard thick icing sugar.

Ouch.

PalmerEldritch said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_cake

having a wedding breakfast?

memphish said...

The traditional American wedding cake would be a white cake with fondant icing and usually a flavored filling such as raspberry. In the South at least it is also traditional to have a groom's cake which is traditionally a chocolate cake. Unlike the many-tiered, bride and groom topped main cake, the groom's cake is traditionally a sheet cake.

These days though all rules are out the window. The cupcake wedding cake was hot for a while. Tons of cupcakes arranged in a tiered fashion. A definite benefit of that is that no one has to cut and serve. Even with a traditional looking cake the tiers often have different flavors like lemon in one, raspberry in another, mocha in a third. Great if you get the layer you want, a pisser if they just finished serving that layer and are moving on to the next.

Groom cakes have also become a way to express the groom's personality, so often you'll see one decorated to represent some interest of the grooms like music or deer hunting (yes, deer hunting). Other times it will reflect his alma mater or his place of birth such as the armadillo red velvet cake in the movie Steel Magnolias or my brother-in-law's crawfish shaped cake.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

a groom's cake? wtf?

never heard of it. this was in California? or Tennessee?

memphish said...

This was in Alabama where my and my sister's receptions took place. Southern weddings always have a groom's cake too.

Holli

memphish said...

Aimee's put up a new post.

Holli