Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hey, It's 2008!











Put on your Game-Face! Lost is almost here!!

177 comments:

stephsmith said...

Holli, continued from last thread, Fergie's been under the knife too.
Lost comes back this month! I predict better it will be better than ever.

Mr. Chris said...

LOCKE!

ROCK!

Mr. Chris said...

Eight weeks or not - I'm really looking forward to this.

WAAAAAAAAAAAALT!

andrew. said...

- i'm into the new ARG. it feels much more tied into the show and a lot more straightforward. I think we might actually learn some cool stuff about the show.

- the new (and last) season of The Wire has started. You can get the 1st episode on HBO OnDemand. If you haven't seen The Wire yet: 1. what are you doing? It's the best TV show ever made. 2. You really can't jump on. You have to watch it from the beginning. They make no attempt to catch up new viewers. 3. Seriously. You need to watch this show.

-Feels like winter finally showed up.

memphish said...

They ran LOST ads all during the bowl games today and every time I froze and then grinned. Hey Andrew and other ARG followers what do you think the time frame is in game? Sept/Oct 2004? Current day? Some other time?

Holli

PS I've been feeling like that douche Ryan the temp with all this damn thumb typing. I'll be glad to get back to my keyboard tomorrow.

stephsmith said...

If you were to do a movie review podcast, what would you name it? I'm thinking "Roll Film!"

memphish said...

That sounds good Steph.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Andrew, I have the first season of The Wire and have been meaning to start watching it. Thanks to the grand ol' writers strike, I've been forced to bring tv to me. I'm currently in the middle of Battlestar Gallactic and Prison Break. But I've heard nothing but good things about The Wire. New season starts soon, doesn't it?

andrew. said...

-Re: ARG (spoilery if your not caught up)
it's hard to nail down the time.
i think it's pretty close to the disappearance of 815 (Sept. 2004) but long enough past it that Sam has had time to grow despondent about the search attempts.
I guess it has to fall just before they discover the plane in the trench. (maybe Sam's responsible for them finding the plane in the trench?)

- i really like "Roll Film". i tried to come up with a few suggestions but couldn't come up with anything interesting.

- i'm trying to start a blog, but i've been hung up on the name for weeks. whenever i settle on something i like somebody else has the name already. grrr.

andrew. said...

-Jordan: the 1st episode of season 5 is on HBO OnDemand already and airs Sunday (the 6th). The season is 10 episodes long.

PalmerEldritch said...

ok, so how i do start up doing this year's ARG?

FutureAlly said...

Hello All~
Happy 2008! Less than a month til Lost!

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HAPPY (very belated) BIRTHDAY, HOLLI!

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how drunk did everyone get on NYE?

me? i'd say..... 8, but only cause i was taking it easy. why? because we were having frozen margaritas and it was cold.

Producer Ryan said...

4 for me. I've mellowed in my old age, but it was still enjoyable.

Watched the Lost ads during the Rose Bowl. First time I've seen anything for the upcoming season. I am quite excited.

Happy New Year!

PalmerEldritch said...

i did not get drunk at all. sorry to disappoint. but i did eat a truck load of chinese food during the day. that was a feat to behold. plate after plate. then cakes and whatnot for dessert.

good times.

Ralph- said...

Ka-

Ralph- said...

Blamo!

PalmerEldritch said...

mmm... crab rangoon...

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph, the Lost Season 3 Blu-Rays kick ass and a half.

been checking out the special features and may have to rewatch a few episodes before the 31st to get up to speed.

also, i beat Uncharted and am now preparing to play through again on a harder difficulty level. when i'm not playing Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty 4, that is.

FutureAlly said...

a truckload? that's a lot of food! some of us celebrate with booze and some of us celebrate with food. sometimes both.

PalmerEldritch said...

Johnny Chung Lee is a god among nerds.

Chung Lee? Isn't that the girl from Street Fighter? Anyhow, click that link to see a dude create a Head Tracking VR Desktop thingamahoozer from a Wiimote, a laptop, and a TV.

Jordan from the 206 said...

So that Ally doesn't feel like the only drunk on here, put me down for a 9. We'll leave it at that. lol.

And I know of at least one currently absent blogspotter who belongs to our group of drunkos as well. ;)

FutureAlly said...

I'm 99% sure of who it is. I know she's a proud member of our team.

Although, just because the blogspotters didn't get drunk on NYE, that doesn't mean they're not drunk the rest of the time. So I don't feel too bad.

FutureAlly said...

kablamo!

elias said...

I had the worst ever hangover on New Year's Day.

So I've shaved off my beard and vowed not to drink for a while.

memphish said...

I'll put myself at a 6. I didn't feel too drunk, but I did drink a goodly amount of wine and champagne. Also, I felt good the next day, so it couldn't have been too bad. Yeah Elias, I knew you'd be drinking and partying for all of us on the older end of the blogspot spectrum.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Was the beard shaving part of the getting over the hangover ritual?

Or is it just a "new Elias for the new year" thing?

trevor mcfur said...

Give me a 3. Unfortunately, the champage gave the wife a headache, so she only drank half a glass. It's no fun drinking alone, even on New Year's, so I cut down a bit. Still, someone had to finish that champagne ... could have been a lot worse...

memphish said...

TV Quotes of the Year.

My favorite in the first half of the year:

''Lemon, I would like to teach you something. I would like to be Michelle Pfeiffer to your angry black kid who learns that poetry is just another way to rap.''
JACK (ALEC BALDWIN), TO LIZ (TINA FEY), ON 30 ROCK


Holli

FutureAlly said...

for palmer or anyone else that's interested in cats.



IS HE WATCHING LOST?

memphish said...

Hey Steph and Kim there's a new Friday Night Lights on tomorrow. Honestly I haven't watched the last one, but hey, stockpiling the DVR is a good thing.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

that cat is my idol. i wish i could sit around watching tv all day. that'd be pretty sweet.

especially watching my lost blu-rays all day.

who do we think gets the first flashback/flashforward episode?

/now we're LOST related

stephsmith said...

Surely, the first episode won't be Jack-centric. Right? Who's it about time for?

memphish said...

I believe there are spoilers out there to answer the question if you really want to know. But I agree Steph, please not Jack.

Palmer, to follow the game, just go to find815.com The site is very self-explanatory, but if you need help with clues, etc. DarkUFO has a Find815 page. I got caught up start to current in under 30 minutes this morning. There are facebook and myspace pages too, but until anything interesting happens on them I'm ignoring them for now. DocArzt.com is also following the game closely.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

when was the last time our boy Desmond got an episode?

holli, do i have to go to all the websites and whatnot to get the full effect? or do you think i can just read the catch-up stuff and still give a damn about the ARG?

trevor mcfur said...

I'd predict Kate as the first dedicated flashfowback (although maybe they do a group flash episode first). The one I'm looking most forward to is Michael, so I hope they get to him before the end of the 8 episodes.

memphish said...

Palmer, just go to find815.com It's more interesting than reading about other people going there.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I am swearing off spoilers. I really mean it this time.
Man, it's like bitch-cold. Holli, it is in the teens there too? This is a day for staying in your jammies and watching tv all day.

aimee in little rock said...

Happy New Year everyone! Only 27 days left :)

For the record, I was only about a 6.5 on NYE. I wasn't referring to every female in sight as a "slut" (which is at least a 7) and wasn't trying to pick any fights (usually happens after I reach 8. Jordan knows the result of 9. Wait, what?

PalmerEldritch said...

happy new year, aimee. glad to have you back!

steph, it was 0.7 degrees fahrenheit this morning. joy.

find815 is pretty damned interesting. all two minutes i got to play before my boss' boss' boss came to visit.

memphish said...

Happy New Year Aimee! Hey, I need book recommendations if you've got any. I'm traveling again next week.

Yes it's in the teens here Steph, but I had to make the carpool run, so no PJ day for me.

Holli

stephsmith said...

0.7 degrees fahrenheit? And you people go to work in that weather? That's ridiculous.

aimee in little rock said...

Well after watching the season 3 dvd bonus features, I realized I might as well start reading everything by Charles Dickens. Cuselof added two more of his books to the Lost Library in their "book club" segment. But I wouldn't recommend it for you; Dickens is exhausting. Although Our Mutual Friend was a lot of fun.

As far as non-Lost books are concerned, I would recommend "The Book of General Ignorance" which is awesome because it's full of things you thought you knew and slaps you in the face with hilarious truth.

elias said...

the shaving was more of a "I'm on CCTV somewhere with a beard" so best get rid of it quickly ;)

No - just decided that I can't interview for a certain job rocking spaghetti western facial hair.

Happy New Year to everybody and (so far) the most badly-timed Happy Birthday to Holli!

trevor mcfur said...

It's 16 degrees here today, with a windchill of 5. Over the weekend, it's supposed to get into the 40s, and by next week, the 60s.

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, it gets lower. and the Northeast is alone. nor does it have the coldest weather either.

and then there's the windchill like Trevor was talking about. nothing like -20 degree windchill! w00t.

what we need is some tropical LOST goodness on our television sets to keep us warm. alas, we still have 4 weeks to wait.

elias, i was going to shave my beard (which isn't too crazy) but the temperatures as of late made me reconsider. an insulating layer of facial hair goes a long way to keeping you warm. good luck with the job interview, by the way.

aimee, i recommend The Trial of Colonel Sweeto which is a collection of the guy's work over at The Perry Bible Fellowship. that and the Ultimates 2 Volume 2. other than comics and comic books, i'm a reading slacker as of late. i may need to hear some good ol' fashioned TLI podcasts to get my readin' engines roarin'.

memphish said...

I've read Our Mutual Friend, and liked it, but I agree Aimee that I don't really want to tackle too much more Dickens on vacation. I'll check out the other one though. I'm up for laughs.

Thanks for the birthday wishes Elias.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Good luck, Elias. What'cha watching? I'm watching Control.

FutureAlly said...

"(although maybe they do a group flash episode first)"

/twss.

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i don't know who it will be for the flashfowback but i know who i don't want it to be, sun/jin. it's not that they're terrible, but they're just not as juicy as the others.

//good to have you back aimee.

aimee in little rock said...

Yes, and happy belated birthday to Memphish (why didn't myspace warn me?)

Least desirable choices for flashfowback: Claire, Sun/Jin, ROSE/BERNARD

Top Choices: Desmond, Rousseau, Desmond/Aimee, Desmond/Aimee/Sawyer, or just Vincent.

andrew. said...

- do you think the flashforwards will be character centric this season? That seems to suggest that the characters will all be seperated in the future and isolated from one another. I guess i kind of assumed the future stuff would be the Losties coming tgether to try to fix the fact that they got off the island, and that eventually the present story would catch up with the future flashes, sort of like an extended version of 'The Other 48 Days.'

PalmerEldritch said...

andrew, i'm hoping that the future stories are character specific. but with other characters interacting with the main character of that episode. i'm guessing it's going to be "the characters all have sucky lives with a nebulous past between island time and now, watch as their lives suck and they eventually band together to unstinkify their lives."

and some characters still have interesting pasts to explore. probably.

FutureAlly said...

aimee~
memphish doens't have a myspace........ or does she?

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rose and bernard have done nothing in a flash back other than tell us that they're witty banter has been going on for a while. and we can only take so much of that.

memphish said...

I have a myspace account, but never did anything about really creating a page. The account lets me look at Dharmalars pics and the like.

Holli

memphish said...

Cute baby animals.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

I also suggest the book Everything Bad is Good for You by Steven Johnson. It brilliantly explains how shit like television and video games are actually making us more intelligent. And Lost gets mentioned.

aimee in little rock said...

I cannot emphasize enough, the importance of being prepared:

This Book May Someday Save Your Life

t-dot kim said...

Ok, Happy New New! It's taken me that long to recover from my NYD hangover. LOL...just kidding, but out of 10 my drunk level was about a 6 before midnight, then rose to a 9 until 1am, then hovered at about an 7 for the rest of the festivities.

I'm sooooooo excited for LOST! I'm hoping for a Michael flashback first. I'm almost certain they'll do a Jack and/or Kate flash-forward/back for the season premiere. Then I hope it's going to be a Michael centric episode. WAAAAAAAAAAALT!

elias said...

Steph - let us know about Control. Last few weeks I've caught up with everything I knew would be great:

Assassination of Jesse James
This Is England
Knocked Up
Atonement
Superbad
Hot Rod
Eastern Promises

+ Lost Season 3 and Sin City Recut & Extended

Thanks to the blogspot for some of those recommendations.

though I'll have to wait ages for No Country and There Will Be Blood.

PalmerEldritch said...

kim, right on about needing a michael episode ASAP. i want to see that dude either kicking some Freightie ass to save Walt or trying to explain that whole shooting Libby thing.

"i'm sorry that i shot AnaLucia..."
"no problem, michael. gotta do what you gotta do."
"...and for shooting libby."
"oh. yeah... you suck, michael."

aimee, your book recommendations have inspired me. not to read or anything but to youtube reading rainbow.

viva levar!

stephsmith said...

Elias, Control is great but I am one who is big on the biopic. I never knew anything about Joy Division. Now I know.
Atonement and Eastern Promises are both fantastic.

memphish said...

Drunk History with George Michael Bluth.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, THAT is awesome.

steph, it's negative something out right now. thought you might want an update. that's fahrenheit, by the way. i believe that in celsius, that's right around... FUCKING COLD.

i can't wait for spring. :)

on the LOST front, ralph is right. that shit looks good on blu-ray. and the special features kick ass.

chris and elias, you guys like to say centigrade or celsius?

trevor mcfur said...

Palmer, I can't believe you missed the Lost conection by not giving us the temperature in Kelvin.

PalmerEldritch said...

"my god, it's less than 255 degrees kelvin out!"

which is about... six degrees of kevin bacon?

Minneapolis Ryan said...

Ok, so I just have to say this, after watching david letterman, I LOVE his beard, i hope he keeps it for a while..

I like this new arg, but it seems a but dumbed down to me, like a bad video game that tells you how to do everything, alas, i miss the days of looking through pages of computer code for links and photoshoping pictures to find clues:)

when does BSG come back?, and when the hell is the season 3 soundtrack coming out, i cant find a thing about it.

r in minneapolis

Mr. Chris said...

Centigrade/Celsius: The standard swapped a few years back. I grew up knowing it as Centigrade, but it became Celsius with what I recall as being little to no explanation. We don't really use Fahrenheit unless it gets really hot and tabloid newspapers want to print scarily big numbers in front page stories about how hot it is.

Control: I do like myself some Joy Division and so am a big fan of Twenty Four Hour Party People (and that section of it in particular), and it follows that I am still very interested in this one.

Steph, I do recommend Twenty Four Hour Party People as well - it's a very different film but it might interest you to see a different portrayal of the same story, followed by events in the music scene that Joy Division were spearheading. It's not all true - but is gracious in admitting to this very fact within the film itself.

stephsmith said...

Chris, I will look for it.
Ryan, BSG comes back in April I believe.
Palmer, holy crap! I can't stand this cold.

memphish said...

Nice call on the Kelvin Trevor.

Yes, this ARG is pretty dumbed down, but given my level of expertise in these matters, I don't mind too much as long as they keep the release pace up. Making us wait a week to pack a bag--that would be pretty bad.

Also we've got to remember this is just a tidbit for the hardcore fans. There's not going to be anything too earth moving revealed just like in TLE.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

kablamo.

PalmerEldritch said...

the new ARG is fun. dumb fun but fun nonetheless. seems like it's designed to be playable by anyone. not just people who can decipher binary and whatnot. and so far it's not gone into crazyville territory like some other LOST ARGs have.

but Sam Thomas is no Rachel Blake.

andrew. said...

- re: the ARG - i could stand for it to introduce some harder puzzles (we are only on chapter 1 of 5 so maybe it will ramp up) but i appreciate the fact that it's relatively straightforward.

I paid attention to the 1st Lost Experience game, and the A.I. movie-connected game. They were neat, but when the games devolved into people decompiling flash files and using registration information to track down unreleased content, the logical progression and overall stories went down the intertubes. By having the game progress mapped out with so much transparency, hopefully this game will be able to avoid that.

The videos have a relatively high production value, and really make the game feel more substantive & connected to the Lost universe.

i think we're going to get some definitive answers about the discovery of the Oceanic 815 plane that was found while our Losties have been surviving on the island. So far it feels like those answers will be a lot more satifying than the nebulous explanation of the numbers we got from the Lost Experience.

-i'm still mad at Leno, Conan, Stewart & Colbert for crossing the picket lines. i understand that they are in a tough spot, trying to keep their shows and crews afloat, but they're undermining the effectiveness of the strike. And even though Letterman has reached a deal with the WGA, his show airing still undermines the strike.
The Networks aren't going to cave if they can keep their numbers up, and if people have fresh content of any sort, they're not going to turn off their TVs.

elias said...

Celsius for me - never bothered to learn temperature in Fahrenheit.

I'll back up Chris about 24hr Party People - classic. Joy Division are one of my very favourites but it's a very bleak story so I've been reluctant to see Control. The DVD will be out here in Feb/ March.

Just bought Conan special edition and Almost Famous - Untitled.

PalmerEldritch said...

Craig challenged to lose one million pounds?!

PalmerEldritch said...

oh. and read this article with Foxy.

FutureAlly said...

thanks for the links, palmer.

so.... foxy seems to agree with us on the nikki and paulo fiasco.

memphish said...

Hey Palmer -- how are you liking Flight of the Conchords? I'm re-listening to a Fresh Air interview with them just now. As soon as their CD comes out it will be on my iPod. I already have Business Time.

Holli

MB said...

Well I wasn't going to post until I had something more to say but I can't resist:

Enter 77



Reading the Fox interview now - good stuff. I guess I was wrong to be over-speculative about Jack telling the hospital staff to "get my father down here" in "Through the Looking Glass"

memphish said...

Well it meant us to think WTF Christian's alive? Fox just sold it too well I guess.

Holli

andrew. said...

-Lost seasons 1 & 2 are super discounted at Amazon.
i just bought my friend all 3 seasons to try to get him hooked.
He was the one that made me watch the pilot, but then he bailed after the 4th episode.

memphish said...

If he bailed after the reveal of Walkabout he's a hopeless loser. That's what made me a hopeless LOST addict.

All 3 seasons are streaming at ABC.com right now as well for those of you who've confessed to failing to own the DVDs.

Holli

stephanie said...

Please, no!!

Mr. Chris said...

Suri some mistake?

PalmerEldritch said...

i have, unfortunately, only seen around 4 episodes of Flight of the Conchords. christmas and new year's are always ridiculously busy for me. really enjoy the show so far though.

i completely agree with Damon and Foxy that Jack was just completely shitfaced when he was talking about his dad but its sort of a cheap trick to fool the audience. he might as well yelled out the incorrect date and pointed to an old calendar. the line was just a cheap way to fool us into thinking it was a flashback. cheap but effective.

memphish said...

DocArzt is reporting Lost's Sunset on the Beach premier is being cancelled. Now all Jay and Jack will have is clubbing.

Holli

andrew. said...

why does that make me immediately think of a Wallyworld scenario?

Ralph- said...

CRUSH!!!!

trevor mcfur said...

Here's a good Urban Dictionary word of the day to start the week off with:

January 07, 2008: nekkid

Nekkid is not simply being without clothing--It means you are gettin' nekkid for mischevious purposes. [Naked] is natural; nekkid is [naughty].

"Come over quick, Shirley! I'm getting nekkid!"

memphish said...

Nekkid is a long-standing Southern-ism. Lewis Grizzard who was a comic writer and a forerunner of Jeff Foxworthy always defined nekkid as "naked and up to something."

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Nekkid > Naked.

stephsmith said...

Nekkid

trevor mcfur said...

I like 'naked and up to something' better than the Urban Dictionary definition.

stephsmith said...

Who on the blogspot has the most dangerous city? One week into 2008, Birmingham had it's 4th as of Friday.

PalmerEldritch said...

i do not have the most dangerous city. in fact, i don't have a city.

so... do i go to a Huckabee rally just to see Chuck Norris tonight? not into Huckabee, but, damn, Chuck Norris is in driving distance!

stephsmith said...

I know what you mean, p. I saw Huckabee on tv the other day with Chuck standing behind him. I could not take my eyes off Chuck. Why doesn't Chuck run for president?

elias said...

London youths are quite stabby but nothing compared to some of your fine cities I'm sure.

The unverified number of murders is 3.

You gotta go Palmer but be careful shaking hands with him.

Wesh said...

Hi! I is Wesh! Nice to meet you! ^__-
Happy (belated) 2008 to every awesome one!

Lost is around the corner and the ARG is fun. What more can we wish for? (yeah, a conclusion to the strike'd be nice too thx.)

greetz

FutureAlly said...

my city's pretty dangerous all the time. not that i've encountered anything personally, but it's always on the news about people getting shot or whatever.

on a similar note: there's no a/c in our office today, because someone came during the weekend and stole the copper wiring from the a/c unit. i don't know how big of a problem that is in everyone else's cities/towns but it's been happening alot around here.

Ralph- said...


crush

PalmerEldritch said...

so, is Crush the blogspot Gladiatrex of choice?

memphish said...

This is your new crush Ralph? A girl who can kick your ass? Or you want to crush her?

As for murderous cities, mine ranks right up there I'm sure, but I couldn't find a quick 2008 number. We had 170 or so in 2007 which was down, so hey, it was a good year. Memphis statistics are hard to nail down too because there's the city and then there's the Metro area which includes at least 4 extra counties in a total of 3 states.

And yes Ally we have the copper stealing problem too. I know several builders hire nighttime security guards for new housing construction to try to prevent it. And the city is finally supposed to be doing something about it at the scrap metal buyer end as well according to the paper.

Holli

Ralph- said...

Her name is CRUSH on American Gladiators! and, Yes, i have a crush on her.

Ben and I plan on recording on Wed. and i have a lot to say about the new American Gladiators. If you can't wait to hear my thoughts on it, here is the short version...

FUCK YESS!!

Ralph- said...

ok, i cant help but talk a little.

TITAN: A CG Creation!
TOA: His Tiki chant on the Pyramid was fucking outstanding!!
CRUSH: i heart her
HELGGA: Now that's what i'm talking about!!
FURY: It's not fair to pit a male gladiator against female contenders
JUSTICE: I am pretty sure he was Jonathan Blade in SEGA's Eternal Champions!
MILITIA: is a fucking pussy! (hurt his arm by "hanging tough") weak!
SIREN: real original. she's not even deaf!
WOLF: HO-LY SHIT!!!

If you missed it last night, watch it online (nbc.com) or watch it tonight!!!!

Ralph- said...


AG BIOS

t-dot kim said...

Ralph, I also enjoyed AG last night! I've already watched it twice. I'm super amped for another episode tonight. I have to admit, I have a girl-crush on Crush. She's pretty hot. Militia is a pussy because he got punked on the rings. (However, he's still hot). OMG HELLGA!!! wtf is that? Complete waste of space. She got schooled in the gauntlet. She's too big for her own good.

I love this show.

PalmerEldritch said...

ironically the female gladiator that ralph forgot about is "Stealth."


and what did you think about Mayhem? that guy just kept eliminating himself. didn't he practice the joust?

glad ralph enjoyed it. it's already got a season pass on my DVR.


woah woah woah... kim's got a girl-crush on crush? nice. understandable though, if you've got to have a girl-crush on one of the gladiators, why not Crush?

the gladiatrix with the topknot is fucking scary. she needs to do something with the hair and see if it makes her look less harsh.

MB said...

First of all - WESH! Good to see ya! (or maybe its just me that's been gone too much)

Happy Monday my friends -

Don't count the Sitar out of pop-music yet peoplz - George Harrison may be gone but apparently Indian Slash is bringin' that funky axe back to stardom baby Indian Slash is bringin' that funky axe back to stardom baby! :)

(I, of course, have no idea who these guys really are, but one of the guys sort of has Slash's hair)

MB said...

ok that was weird - don't even know how i managed to repeat myself in that last post

MB said...

oh...

KABLAMMO

PalmerEldritch said...

mb, it was the joke so nice you wrote it twice!

and, yeah, good to have Wesh back. i actually thought of Wesh and his domo kun avatar the other day when i was looking at belgian waffle mix in the grocery store.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Ralph and the rest of the blogspot have good taste when it comes to Crush. You can ask Kim, I was excited when I found out she was going to be a gladiator months ago. Her name is Gina Carano. She's a womens MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter. I first saw her a year ago or so on a pay per view. I was at a friends house watching it with a group of guys. The opening fight was a chick fight. All the guys watching were like, "that hot chick is going to get her ass kicked." But she totally whooped the other girl. It was impressive. I think she's undefeated. I'm pretty sure she could kick my ass. But somehow I don't think I'd mind. :P

I thought AG was awesome. But I could do without that many interviews with the contestants and one extra event. I could also do without the sappy Biggest Loser style intros for the contenders. This is war, not crying time!

I think we should make a blogspot AG drinking game. My first two contributions: one drink every time Wolf howls, and one drink every time Hulk says, "brother". lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

my biggest complaint so far would be that the contestants always try to say something cool before and after the event. "am i ready for the gladiators? yes, i'm ready. my question is, are the gladiators ready for me?!"

shuddup already.

titan is bizarre looking. ralph is right about the CGI thing.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Titan reminds me of Gaston from Beauty & the Beast.

Palmer is right. Terrible forced smack talk from the contenders. The worst was, "Just like I did in med school, I'm going all the way to the top!” I wanted that chick to get smacked in the face after that one.

PalmerEldritch said...

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

there are your CRUSH facts for today.

6-0 MMA record.
12-1-1 Muy Thai record.

yeesh.


and according to google, she has a Maxim photoshoot but i'm at work.

t-dot kim said...

Titan looks weird because he's had "work" done to his face. Just like Juliet. They could share the same plastic surgeon.

PalmerEldritch said...

ok...

crush's ProElite page has some pictures of her not dressed up as a gladiator. safe for work too.

kim, your girl-crush is approved.

PalmerEldritch said...

and a special AG clip for Holli: Givin' Him Da Business!

memphish said...

Wow, a "giving him da bizness" penalty! That is some quality TV.

Holli

Geaux Tigers!

stephsmith said...

Because I give in too easily to peer pressure I guess I'll be watching AG tonight. I have to be able to discuss it with y'all.

Jordan from the 206 said...

FYI - Toa, the dude with the tribal tats and crazy war dance, is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's cousin and personal stunt double.

PalmerEldritch said...

http://www.nbc.com/American_Gladiators/games/

Jordan from the 206 said...

At some point today I am going to try and incorporate "giving him the business" into a conversation. lol.

memphish said...

Well be sure and report it as if it were a TWSS Jordan.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ok, i can win at "Pyramid" pretty regularly but suck at "Hit & Run" and "Wall." anyone beat those yet?

memphish said...

I just got accidentally spoiled on LOST's newest episodes and who centric they are. I was not on a spoiler website and yet BOOM, there it was. I know some people don't consider that info. spoilers, but I still didn't want to know.

So learn from experience people. Be careful clicking out there.

Holli

memphish said...

The most hilarious wedding cake I've ever seen. No word on the groom's cake.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

That poor guy. I think there was a groom cake, and it also looked exactly like her.

I can beat Pyramid too. Hit and Run looks like it should be easy, but I've not been able to get past more than 5. I thought that I had figured out the secret to The Wall when I realized that the player could stretch and contort Ralph Dibny style, but all that got me was maybe 10 more seconds before getting yanked off the wall.

memphish said...

Anyone planning to watch writer-less Stewart and Colbert tonight?

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

I'm gonna at least TiVo both. They shouldn't have any problem getting guests, since they rarely have actors on anyway. Colbert especially should be interesting since he never breaks character.

Mr. Chris said...

Back when Britain had its own (non-American) Gladiators, we had one called Wolf, but I get the feeling you wouldn't find him too highly imposing.

Oddly, this was at a time when Gladiators (the UK show) had surprisingly high production values, and American Gladiators seemed to be filmed in a school gym.

I'm guessing this has been rectified?

PalmerEldritch said...

maybe a GIANT gymnasium. the eliminator takes a lot of room. the new show has lots of water and looks to cost a bit more than the original.
more Find815.com stuff to do. at least a video to watch, anyhow.

memphish said...

So Palmer was it Chuck and Huck or AG for you last night?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i couldn't get anyone to go with me so i stayed home (away from Huckabee and old people eating chili) and watched American Gladiators.

Gladiator TITAN as Superman in fan-made trailer for a fictitious Batman/Superman team-up movie.

can't wait for the 31st. so, if it's no longer LOSTnesday, is it... Lostrsday?

Mr. Chris said...

DHARMursday

PalmerEldritch said...

DHARMA Initiarsday?

Mr. Chris said...

Saw-yer'sday

PalmerEldritch said...

Jacobsday?

...thursday?

Mr. Chris said...

If you said "Claire's Day" in a Liverpool accent, it'd rhyme with Thursday.

PalmerEldritch said...

if we ever see Charlie's dad and his rotating accent again, we could prolly hear a Liverpool accent for half a sentence or two.

Mr. Chris said...

The Vocal Tour of the British Isles! With your host, Simon Pace!

trevor mcfur said...

ThLostday?

PalmerEldritch said...

LOSThursday?

trevor mcfur said...

I don't think that word is pronounceable.

PalmerEldritch said...

was that a prerequisite?

if so, i'd say it's pronounced Loss-Thursday.

trevor mcfur said...

What about ThLOSTursday?

memphish said...

How about calling it "The day before I anticipate being mysteriously too sick to go to work, but not to type and read endlessly on the Internet?"

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

with the arrival of Not Penny's Boat, FreightersDay?

trevor mcfur said...

Did anyone watch The Daily Show & Colbert Report (emphasis on the 't'!). Stewart I thought was pretty flat ... I've seen his standup, and had hoped he'd be a little funnier. The interviewee wasn't too interesting after the first segment, either. Hopefully things will improve once he gets back to politics. Colbert was really good ... I think the fact that he's in character the whole time helped him a lot. Not sure how the shows were unscripted, since both had clips of old shows and of the candidates.

gillian said...

Question: Does anyone here watch Dexter? Has anyone read the books as well? I need someone to talk to about the amazingness that is Dexter! Ahh!!

Oh yeah, Happy New Year! I had the most Canadian New Years ever...we watched the hockey game between the Canucks and the Flames while eating dinner. Seriously, have never felt that Canadian before. Weird.

Mr. Chris said...

Sadly - more stuff about UK pricing.

iTunes going 5p cheaper per track.

Erm, hooray? 74p instead of 79p.

The good news is that this will make it only 50.66% more than the US price instead of 54.08% like it is at the moment.

All in all a triumphant victory... or something.

As for Dexter - I've only seen a few. My friend Lauren is a large fan of the TV series, but found the novels to be the most impenetrable, pretentious guff she'd read in ages. I've not read them, so this is not my opinion.

PalmerEldritch said...

is there VAT for iTunes downloads?

Mr. Chris said...

I believe so, yes. I was having this discussion just yesterday about pricing in the UK and how our various taxes pay for things like the National Health Service, which is a good thing. But as a consumer you aren't really sure HOW much goes to various different causes and how much is misattributed by your elected officials. The obvious runner you will have seen in all my complaints is that generally things cost twice as much here which is hard to swallow, health service or not. Even with the difference of that service, we as nations still pay for the same things through taxation (police, fire departments, education etc) so it can be hard for a layman such as myself to see how it's possible.

I'm sure someone with a genuine knowledge of the subject could sit me down and explain it all and tell me that I'm probably wrong about what VAT pays for and what it doesn't, but it doesn't stop it being irritating.

RRP of Region 2 PAL boxset of LOST season3 is about $118.

PalmerEldritch said...

amazon.com has LOST seasons 1 and 2 for about $33 bucks each. that totals $66. which is... 40 pounds?

season 3 is $40. have a region 1 player and an NTSC-compatible tv?

Mr. Chris said...

Bless you for looking into that, Palmer, that's cool - and yes I can very easily play US discs (ironically, something that can't easily be done the other way around) and I regularly import stuff - but that's never really been my argument. Most poor sods here don't realise how much difference there is.

Elias, I believe, has imported all three seasons of LOST from the US. My seasons one and two are PAL, though, so there's a bit of me that wants to keep that going. It seems a bit weird to have one in a different television standard.

Also, once you factor in the postage and the customs and excise charge (they WILL sting you for daring to try saving money probably to the tune of somewhere around, say, $18-19) I'm not sure how much money you would end up saving.

Anyway - here I go again.

Lost season 4's nearly on, kids!

HUSSSSSSSSS!

FutureAlly said...

gillian-
start up a threat on the boards, i know there's a few people that have seen dexter. i've only seen season 1, but i'll be more than happy to talk about it.

PalmerEldritch said...

i hear Dexter is pretty darn good. never seen it though. maybe via Hulu or Netflix if i run out of other stuff to watch during the writer's strike.

andrew. said...

- i watched Dexter. i banged out the 1st season in the week before season 2 came on and then watched that in broadcast.
I liked it over all, but there were a lot of moments where i thought about abandoning it. I liked the fact that it kept me guessing about what was going to happen next and that outweighed how terrible the dialogue was.

- less that 23 (Kablamo) days until LOST!

stephsmith said...

Slow day on the blogspot, ay?

Mr. Chris said...

Not helped by me waffling on about overpricing AGAIN.

Sorry, guys :(

Mr. Chris said...

Nothing wakes up the blogspot quite like a generator, so why not take advantage of the writers' strike by using the

Reality TV Show Generator

If you get a good one, pitch it to Fox.

Mine is - "Keith Chegwin's Fat Kid Golf Club". Could it be what Keith needs to break America?

FutureAlly said...

your "waffling on" depressed us mr. chris.

j/k.

it's been a slow day altogether. i just want to go home already!

FutureAlly said...

In China it's BYOB

FutureAlly said...

Anybody "Clinically Insane"? If so then get ready for....


CLINICALLY INSANE CELEBRITY DANCING ON ICE SWAP!

stephsmith said...

Strictly Ex-Rap Star Alligator Hunting Apprentice!!


I'd watch that.

PalmerEldritch said...

"The Next Hobo Cooking Island" sounds like fun.

Different islands compete for the right to cook a hobo.

PalmerEldritch said...

that's hobo. with a b.

not that there's anything wrong with that.




/seinfeld and doby gillis references in the same post

memphish said...

I'm going to start airing the "Strictly Chimpanzee Golf Show." Can't be worse than anything else on the Golf Channel.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

i think i'd watch that, holli.

stephsmith said...

OMG!! There is nothing on tv!!

memphish said...

No there isn't. We're watching college basketball Ole Miss vs. Tennessee then Project Runway.

Tomorrow though there's new Earl and new 30 Rock both of which I have to tape because I'm going out of town again.

Holli

memphish said...

So I'm all ready to watch basketball when I'm accosted by an ad from the local health department about Syphilis complete with nasty photos of open sores! I looked for it on YouTube, but no go. So not only is Memphis a fat city, apparently there's a syphilis problem too. Don't you all want to move here?

Holli

memphish said...

Heroes Dolls

Holli

andrew. said...

- wow. i'm surprised it took them that long to get around to action figures (the prefered term for boys). They really nailed the glassy-eyed expression on the Peter doll (TWSS (ewwww))

-i've been kind of looking forward to this period of no TV. Partly because i'm hoping to detox a little and up my productivity. Partly because i'm waiting for America to realize that there's no new TV & freak out.

- i haven't seen any syphillis ads here in Pittsburgh, but we do get a lot of culinary school commercials.

-oops, 9pm, time for the Lost ARG to update & crash!

PalmerEldritch said...

where can i buy some of those dolls?! uh... action figures...

nah... although the Hiro one looks pretty cool. so, maybe.

PalmerEldritch said...

"It's OK to play with dolls!

stephsmith said...

I don't think Birmingham has an anti-syphilis campaign going on at the time. Everyone seems to be all aflutter about .

stephsmith said...

Damn it. Just click on my period.

Ralph- said...

AIMEE:
I believe that the song you were listening to was in the movie SCROOGED.