Thursday, August 28, 2008

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andrew. said...

danke schon

PalmerEldritch said...

gracias

memphish said...

Welcome Home Jordan!

Holli

[ally] said...

Yay! Jordan's back to enlighten our lives with his rants. They've been missed.

PalmerEldritch said...

Welcome Back, Jordan

PalmerEldritch said...

NAZI RACCOONS!!!

Chris JC said...

Bl fsset hfelpr dofproban fwet hrfbd!

I've got to stop typing like that - barely anyone understands it!

PalmerEldritch said...

say what?

Chris JC said...

None of those words were "what".

How about this well known phrase?

"Th bt'saw hbtas hfes bj d"

Perhaps not. Anyway - I'm watching one of our news programmes doing what they think is clearly an amusing bit of reportage - Mark Perry of Dead Ringers to read the I Have a Dream speech in the voice of George W. Bush.

It was rubbish. Not least because it sounded like Christopher Walken. You'll be pleased to know he isn't the guy who does Dubya on the show.

PalmerEldritch said...

if that's klingon, how do we give you a wedgie over the internet?

t-dot kim said...

What's up blogspot!?

PalmerEldritch said...

not much, kim. what's up with you?

see anything crazy from your helicopter lately?

Chris JC said...

That's not Klingon.

This is Klingon:

"Hab SoSlI' Quch!"

Wedgies can be sent via email to bite@me.com

t-dot kim said...

No, not flying today. It's my first day back from vacation, so I'm not too upset about that :P

It's raining/lightening so it's not too safe.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh yeah! vacation!! how was it, kim? do anything cool? get attacked by any Nazi Raccoons?

chris, i tried to find an Enigma translator before i resorted to accusing you of Klingon. "nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'?" so, what were you typing there?

t-dot kim said...

It was very cool. I had a great time...a little stressful the last 36 hours. We almost missed a flight from Spain to England which would bring me back to Canada--but we made it. Oh yeah, and I lost my luggage, but got it back before my flight home. So it's all good.

Everything is so friggin' expensive! I won't be able to go anywhere for a little while :(

[ally] said...

good to hear you had a good time, kim. we've missed you.

PalmerEldritch said...

where did you go? and just for fun? or do you have a long lost Cousin Balkie in Mepos?

t-dot kim said...

Thanks Ally...I figured I was missed when the thread went over 200 posts, lol.

We went to Madrid for 2 days, Barcelona for 4 days, and then London for a night before I caught my flight back to Toronto.

t-dot kim said...

My mum sent me Canadian Olympic medal updates, Blue Jays updates, and news updates via text message which was awesome of her. But she also sent a text the day before I arrived in Madrid about the plane that crashed in their airport.

"silver medal in diving, jays 5 nyy1, plane crash at your airport in Madrid have fun"

lol

[ally] said...

lol, that's funny kim, although i'm sure it was terrifying at the time.

in honor of kim's return, here's something a co-worker said earlier:

"i stopped growing at 13, i wanted to grow more, but from 13 to now i've only grown one inch."

all together now...

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!

Alirio said...

Hello blogspot!

I'm wondering when we'll get a new Dharmalars episode...

I hope they're all ok... Could be post-comic-con let-down....

Sounds like a cool trip Kim. Stay away from cold cuts!

PalmerEldritch said...

ka-effin-blamo!!!

sucks about your cold cuts, canadians. scary stuff.

Herlihy said...

How old is the picture on this thread? Have there always been skyscrapers in the water's reflection? or is it just me.........

andrew. said...

- Herlihy - that was a promo shot for season 4. It was supposed to "reflect" the fact that LOST was going to involve the real world after the Season 3 finale flashforward. (spoiler alert)

- anybunny else paying any attention to the LOST ARG? It's still severely lacking any LOST content but there are a couple of entertaining (in that killing-time-at-work-on-the-internet sort of way) tests.

- i finally saw the "shocking" LOST casting news. It turns out to be not so shocking, but i still wish i didn't know.

Alirio said...

Andrew,

I don't mind that I know... I just wish it wasn't true!

HEY NOW!

Herlihy said...

The second test in the ARG is utterly balls. proper boring.

memphish said...

Still trying to decide what to do about NOLA trip. Will decide by 11 am tomorrow after hurricane has a night to head toward Ally instead of NOLA and after we talk to hotel, restaurants and museums we're planning to visit for status updates.

On the plus side if we don't go that's probably 5 pounds I won't gain. On the giant negative side if we don't go I can't think of a reason to get out of the 1-year-old birthday party in Batesville (read middle of sad sack ass nowhere) Mississippi.

Holli

andrew. said...

This is part of the reason 30 Rock is going to take so long to come back:
Election years tend to be good for Saturday Night Live. This year's primary season certainly was, even earning a mention from Hillary Clinton in a debate. Hoping to take full advantage of the moment, SNL is starting its season on September 13 and dropping three half-hour, election-oriented Weekend Update specials into the slot normally occupied by the SNL-inspired 30 Rock. (Rest easy: 30 Rock returns October 30.)

Stephanie said...

I just hope the shocking casting doesn't end up being like Libbie's appearance. That was just lame.

memphish said...

Or even Michael for that matter.

Holli

memphish said...

Did Blogger's font change for other people or just me? It's smaller and more delicate.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

did blogger's text go back to normal now?

[ally] said...

shocking casting news i hope it doesn't mean niki and paulo will be back.

hurricane i don't have any facts to back this up, but i've heard it's possibly headed to NOLA instead of here. i'm prepared for whatever, as long as it comes after the weekend.

smaller font i noticed it, but i thought it was just me, i've had to make it bigger through Safari preferences, which means the text is normal size, but the buttons are huge now.

Wesh said...

Good morning/afternoon, blogspotters. Hope your respective days are awesome already. Over here it's grey but dry, but we have tomorrow to look out for: sunny and delightful! Might go swimming or some gay shit like that lol :) jk. Might swim though and enjoy that rare sunshine.
Hope you had an awesome time in Spain, Kim. Habla un pocito EspaƱol already?

[ally] said...

Might go swimming or some gay shit like that

LOL! i'm hoping i get to do something like that this weekend also.

[ally] said...

funny company name of the day:

Holdswell Co.

Chris JC said...

This weekend I might have sex with some men, or something else gay like that.

Perhaps just a handjob.

PalmerEldritch said...

"Dear Max,

I am sorry to say that I have secretly found out that Mr. Blume is having an affair with Miss Cross.

My first suspicions came when I saw them Frenching in front of our house.

And then I knew for sure when they went skinny dipping in Mr. Blume's swimming pool, giving each other handjobs while you were taking a nap on the front porch."

Chris JC said...

"They're O.R. scrubs"

"'Oh' 'Are' they?"

memphish said...

Despite earlier optimism we are now NOT going to NOLA. Governor says roads will probably reverse tomorrow so there's no point driving there tonight just to drive back with all our "friends" tomorrow. Of course I'd already packed before I decided this.

Seriously considering failing to tell the in-laws so that we can still avoid the birthday party. I'm thinking throwing a Bama/Clemson viewing party might be in order instead.

Holli

P.S. Still tiny font or as Ally said huge buttons. Why does blogger mess with stuff?

memphish said...

Kabalmo!

Holli
/no this is not as good as going to New Orleans.

Chris JC said...

A soothing, moisturising Kabalmo?

Chris JC said...

Also - leave Ally's huge buttons out of this.

PalmerEldritch said...

stolen from my own tweet:

AP: "John McCain tapped little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin" -- awesome!!! "to be his vice presidential running mate" - oh. nevermind..

[ally] said...

i still have both small font and huge buttons.

:D

memphish said...

Hey Brits, what's with this giantpenis in the Financial District of London? I know the pound is killing the dollar, but is it really this bad?

Holli

Chris JC said...

Ah! I have finally looked at Blogger using Safari on a Mac and it's true - tiny text and massive buttons. The moral of the story is: use a different browser or get a PC.

Anyway - Holli, we tend to ignore that as there are so many massive dicks in the financial district of London that it tends to blend in among the suits.

In reality, what you have there is the eccentrically named 30 St Mary Axe - sometimes even more eccentrically nicknamed The Gherkin.

It's become one of those bits of the landscape that things like Doctor Who now like to show being destroyed.

Chris JC said...

We Will Brick You!

PalmerEldritch said...

"I Want to Brick Free" ??

that is the greatest lego design i've seen all day, chris.

memphish said...

Now I see what Sarah Palin seems so familiar.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

quick someone make a Lego Sarah Palin!!!!

t-dot kim said...

Where is everyone?

Chris JC said...

I had the decency to be here, and I'm posting from my bed using a Nintendo DS. Am I nude? I'll leave that to the imagination.

I guess we need a topic for debate, so how about this:

Internet people who type "addicting" instead of the proper word ("addictive") - BLOODY STOP IT!

If this includes any of you, then forgive me my rudeness (but seriously, stop it).

Herlihy said...

please no leaving to imagination! please no leaving to imagination! please no leaving to imagination! please no leaving to imagination!

Chris JC said...

I am not nude.

Chris JC said...

It is, however, nearly 3am - I've got earplugs in and am typing this while also trying to watch Freddy vs. Jason with the sound down and the subtitles on. My life makes little sense on very hot nights.

PalmerEldritch said...

"i am not nude... i've got earplugs in."

truly an audiophile.

Herlihy said...

It must be better than the film i'm watching....

Eating Out

Sweet Zombie Jesus.

Chris JC said...

Oh no! The forum has a brand new spam problem - what must be some kind of intelligent spam bot - possibly set up by human host and then left to run.

136 junk posts in almost no time.

:(

The internet sucks.

Herlihy, that sounds very laudable and exciting - but for your gay movie funs, my first port of call is usually either Torch Song Trilogy or Go Fish.

PalmerEldritch said...

blargh!!

andrew. said...

- just had dinner (mmm... matar paneer) and tried to watch the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie. I got 25 minutes in. Aside from a rousing game of spot the famous actors before they were, that movie got majorly upstaged by the TV show.

- Chris, do you have a slot 1 adapter for your DS? i just ordered one, should be here on Tuesday. I'm looking forward to using my DS for more than Madden Football & Crossword Puzzles.

PalmerEldritch said...

slot 1 adapter? i hardly even know her!




anyhow, what the heck is a slot 1 adapter?

Chris JC said...

I assume you mean some device that plugs into the GBA port. I use the official DS Opera Browser (which is rubbish) which uses a GBA cart-shaped memory card which goes into that very port.

If that's what you're asking.

I really must try to sleep again. Everyone else - listen to Stephanie's new podcast.

andrew. said...

it's a flash card that you can load with programs to run on your DS. Lots of applications, games, mp3s, video files... the DS is a pretty powerful piece of portable hardward that really isn't being used to its full potential by most of the kiddy games for it.

PalmerEldritch said...

that's pretty cool. how is typing on a DS?

Mr. Bill said...

Hello Blogspotica!

I've been working hard on updating our site and was wondering if some of uze guyz would click here and let me know what you think.
I'm still working on it but any opinions or suggestions would be appreciated.

Chris JC said...

Typing isn't bad, but you have to take it slightly slowly in case it doesn't register a click.

Andrew - you're referring to things like the R4 which, although they allow you to do many interesting and laudable things, are generally only purchased for one reason - so people with downloaded DS roms can stick them on a flash cart and lay them without paying. I believe they are on the verge of becoming properly illegal.

Mr. Bill - that's nice. It appeals to my desire for internet clarity in an age when most sites are baffling.

memphish said...

I really enjoyed the podcast Steph and Chris.

Chris, I have a question. If the BBC never shows commercials how do you now about new Cadbury offerings and the like? Also, do you have to pay for each TV or for the household? I ask because I currently own 3 TVs and would guess that at least 2 is the standard in the U.S.

Steph, I'm disappointed you didn't liken the use of "Hoovering" to the Southernism of calling all carbonated beverages "Coke."

Looking forward to your next offering.

Holli

memphish said...

Damn. Missed the dirty kablamo!

Holli

Chris JC said...

Television licence covers the entire house, regardless of however many sets there are. My wife and I live in a shared house, usually with two other tenants.

We pool our money and pay the TV licence and it's perfectly fine.

As for advertising, it's only the BBC channels which are free of commercial interruption - the other channels have advert breaks and programme sponsorship.

In fact, here's an old Cadbury's advert now.

Note that not all our advertising relies on sexualised animals.

Herlihy said...

I've not clicked the link... but i can pretty much tell that it's the Flake advert. "only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate something something". I'd much rather sexualised bunnies than stupid creme egg goo monsters... ahem.

Also... is it just me who thinks that the actress who plays Carla on Scrubs really doesn't suit her real name? Judy Reyes? It sounds like an old mexican stripping grandmother...

Stephanie said...

Holli, thanks for listening.
Next week, if the Lord is willing and the creek don't rise- Fall TV Preview.
Chris, NBC will be bastardizing Top Gear this Fall.

Chris JC said...

Cadbury's Caramel Bunny.

Voiced by Miriam Margolyes.

Top Gear might well work in that format. It's kind of designed to make viewers from other territories annoyed anyway. As long as it keeps a sense of humour.

Still wonder how big a mess we'll make of Law & Order...

memphish said...

Interesting that they tax the physical building. Does that hold for apartment blocks and the like too? I guess that's basically the case here unless I need a cable box to get extra channels. I don't have to pay a 2nd and 3rd basic cable rate for my 2nd and 3rd TVs which I don't have boxes for.

So what other commercial channels do you have? Lucky enough to get 4-5 shopping channels and 3 or so religious channels and 2 we're going to air the government channels like us?

Steph, as for Fall TV preview I think the only new things I'm interested in are Fringe and Kath & Kim. The unending ads during the Olympics made me resent that new Christian Slater show, and I'm with you that Crusoe looks awful. As for returning shows I'm not that stoked either. Sure I'll watch The Office and HIMYM and Earl and Pushing Daisies, but that's probably about it. Oh, and Chuck.

I think I'm out on Heroes. It just annoys me to the point I'm not enjoying it. And way waste 42 minutes not enjoying something.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ah, yes. Law & Order: Funny Wigs. supposedly it'll have Martha Jones and Lee Adama in it.

Chris JC said...

It's per "household" so you couldn't share it out in a block of flats, or apartment block if you prefer.

Plugging your TV into an aerial nets you two BBC channels (non-commercial) and three other channels (ITV1, Channel Four and "five") which have commercials.

From then on it's a matter of how much you want to pay. You can get a Freeview decoder which decrypts digital channels also received through the aerial:

Freeview

Anything in that lot that starts with BBC (or is CBBC or Cbeebies) are non-commercial. The rest are advert-tastic.

Beyond that you can pay for installation of FreeSat (which is technically two different services from two different companies with the same name and concept)

Freeat
Freesat from Sky

Again, only those BBC channels are free of commercials. From there on you get into expensive cable or satellite subscriptions from the likes of

Sky
Virgin Media

etc

And again, some commercial free BBC channels and then lots of commercial ones - some of which may indeeed retain the US commercial break structure (Before we got our own version of the Sci-Fi channel we got used to opening titles going into a commercial break.)

The weirdest part of watching an imported US show is that they don't put the commercial breaks in the same place, so where you had act breaks we'll just fade out and fade back in, often into the same scene.

Then about two minutes later they'll chuck in the break where they think it should be, often very poorly judged.

Herlihy said...

i thought that sky had started using the US adbreaks for their imports. It certainly seems so... I watch Project Runway on Sky3 on Freeview (yet another complication) and it has breaks every ten mintes. which is well frustrating. especially as i like to download stuff from the us and watch them sans adverts.

but meh. I only really watch Come Dine With Me and Big Brother nowadays anyways.

Herlihy said...

Naveen Andrews is on Bride And Prejudice that's being shown on tv right now...

it's proper weird him talking in a london accent. I keep expecting him to roundhousekick somone in the face and say "i think michael may have been compromised".

Trevor McFur said...

Back from my beach vacation (well, uh, the Jersey shore) to find a shiny new MacBook waiting for me.

Now how the fuck do you right click on this thing?

Chris JC said...

Hold down CTRL and then click.

Then buy a mouse with multiple buttons.

Trevor McFur said...

Hey, it works! Thanks!

memphish said...

Trevor -- Go to System Preferences, then mouse and select the right side of the mouse as secondary button. That way you don't need a new mouse.

I had the same problem when I first switched to Mac.

Holli

Chris JC said...

I was assuming that we were talking about a finger pad controller - whatever they're called.

Morning, everyone!

memphish said...

That could be Chris, but if he has a Mac mouse the problem is the same as I learned.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

It's a touchpad, so no mouse. I'm pretty used to the touchpad, but needing to hit control to right click requires a little bit more dexterity ... so I may be picking up a new mouse again sometime soon.

Trevor McFur said...

It's a touchpad, so no mouse. I'm pretty used to the touchpad, but needing to hit control to right click requires a little bit more dexterity ... so I may be picking up a new mouse again sometime soon.

Herlihy said...

I've been thinking about getting a mac instead of a PC... But when it comes to it i probably will just chicken out and get a new pc because that's what i'm used to...

oh well. :/

elias said...

New material from The Streets is always welcome. Faux-cockney goodness ;) New Roots Manuva album is a beaut as expected.

What is mac?

Jordan from the 206 said...
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Jordan from the 206 said...

Gotta love US Politics.

And there's even a site called VPilf.com up already. lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

Even hotter than Joe Biden?

wait... what?

PalmerEldritch said...

on a related note, Ukrainians have already outdone Americans by electing a female prime minister who looks like Princess Leia:

Yulia Tymoshenko

Stephanie said...

I can't see your youtubes but I'd say McCain made the wrong decision.

PalmerEldritch said...

"In one violation, Wooten used a Taser against his 10-year-old stepson."

somehow, i'm not upset if she tried to get that cop shit-canned.

and apparently the picture of her "pregnant" daughter is from 2006. that'd be a heck of a long pregnancy for the baby to only be 4 months old now. dunno about the "mono for five months thing" though. can mono last that long?

oh. and if you get bored, read about Biden and plagiarism. or Biden and his quote about 7-11s and Indians.

let's just say that neither of the candidates picked who i was expecting them to for Veep. i did figure that Obama wouldn't pick Hillary though. :)

Trevor McFur said...

McCain's veep pick pretty much fixed my undecided vote strongly in the Obama camp (not because she's a woman, but because of the she's way too crazy right wing for me); but I really doubt that most people will have much of a problem with it even if she did force that guy to be fired. And the pregnancy article looks more than a little ... unreliable, I'd say.

Anyone else get an email from Aimee today?

andrew. said...

- ah campaign politics. classy.

- Daniel Dae Kim was at the DNC, saying nice things about Obama. Here he is giving an audio interview

- Just watched Traitor & X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Traitor is a decent watch. I have some issues with the politics of the movie, and its confused attitude towards muslims, but otherwise it's a well crafted, grippingly paced thriller with another solid performance from Cheadle.
X-Files is just bad. Duchovney & Anderson do a good job of finding their characters again, but the script is an unwieldy mess of contrivances & holes. I was a fan of the show up until the 1st movie, and i don't think this movie does X-Files fans any favors.

Chris JC said...

My brain seems to have redefined the hours I should be sleeping during - they now seem to be running from about 5am to 1pm.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Herlihy said...

hey! my sleeping hours are like that!

Jordan from the 206 said...
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speednik said...

Well, I was here to say "not everone" but the post's been removed so this will actually make no sense. So instead allow me a quote from RoboCop 3:

"We're DEAD, you stupid slag!

t-dot kim said...

Hey blogspot! What's up? Is this a long weekend in the US/England as well as Canada?

Unfortunately, sucks that I have to work.

Chris JC said...

It doesn't work out as a long one for us, but hey - we get our own set of them.

t-dot kim said...

Also, looks like I'm going to see a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. I was looking into JCVD. (The action/comedy/adventure about Jean-Claude Van Dam, lol)

Everything else looks to artsy for Friday afternoon.

Herlihy said...

Don't forget thought that we had a 3 day weekend last week though.

So its not that bad.

Jordan from the 206 said...

What up blogspotistan?

Still jet lagged, but I'm getting there. I think I am currently on east coast time right now. Falling asleep and waking up too early. Will prob make it to the west coast by the end of the week.

Saw Tropic Thunder this weekend. HILARIOUS! Loved it. Robert Downey, Jr. just might be my current favorite actor. He owned that movie. And tons of good cameos, especially the big one. Good stuff.

So I'm way behind on most news. What is this about a Max Payne movie starring Mark Wahlberg? I wonder if it will be as dark and gritty and the games. Hopefully it doesn't just come off as a Matrix effects rip-off.

I know some here watch Burn Notice. Is it good enough to recommend?

memphish said...

Jordan, I'd recommend Burn Notice. It's been fun this season. It's not the best thing you've ever watched, but it's fun.

Holli
/setup

Chris JC said...

Cod-BLAMMO!

andrew. said...

- 5 episodes into the Sarah Connor Chronicles. I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I like all of the cast members. (Hey dude from Oz. Hey dude from Deadwood. Hey Pennelope Widmore, you sure get around) If I was watching it week to week, i might feel like it was spinning its wheels a little, but it's chugging along pretty well on DVD.

elias said...

The Shield is back this week - other than that what would you all recommend?

Stephanie said...

As stated above, Burn Notice.
Mad Men. It's fantastic.
I'm setting my DVR to record Profit and the X Files.

memphish said...

Looks like Steph was right.

Holli

Chris JC said...

BBFC have been busy rating season 4 of LOST. You won't be able to legally watch it unless you're 15.

Well, it's LOST news!

memphish said...

Well I can understand that. A buttload of people die violently including a teenage girl and then there's those awkward Jack/Kate playing house scenes. I'm not sure I'm old enough to watch those.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I'm about to say something that might be controversial. I think Palin needs to stay at home and take care of her 5 kids. We don't need a VP who has to call in several times a year because her kids have ear infections. Or I wouldn't want a VP who would be able to continue with the affairs of the country with her knowing her kid was at home running a fever. But I'm old fashioned.

Alirio said...

Doesn't she have a husband who can do that stuff?

I do whenever my baby-momma is away working.

Stephanie said...

Hmm. Maybe so, Alirio. Apearantly my husband was raised in the 50's. I wouldn't know what to do if he handled that stuff.
And also, she needs another hairstyle.

PalmerEldritch said...

"Looks like Steph was right."

only two years off in the timeline. and they're not passing it off as their child. and she doesn't have mono, real or imagined.

as for whether a mother of five can be the Vice President, sure. why not? alirio's right that a husband, or baby-daddy, can take care of the kids. and there'll be secret service agents to change diapers.

also, the Governor of Alaska probably has more actual work to do than most Vice Presidents. Vice Presidents travel around and say things like "The American people stand with you, Tri-County Creamed Corn Festival!"

occasionally, they have the chance to break a tie in the senate.

also, a new hair style may make her lose her "naughty librarian" look.

PalmerEldritch said...

p.s. PRISONBREAK!!!!

elias said...

I'll have to check out Mad Men.

That's what me said.

memphish said...

Steph, I'm with you. I think choosing to thrust yourself on the public stage subjecting your pregnant daughter to Jamie Lynn Spears comparisons is irresponsible mothering. At least it makes me thankful she's not my mom.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

It's a quick watch, but I recommend the first, and so far only, season of Breaking Bad. It's not for everyone. Very bleak. But I thought it was quite a bit of fun.

I have a bunch of shows banked from the magic box that I am looking to getting around to watch. Here is what I have ready to go:

Burn Notice
Flight of the Conchords
Mad Men
Generation Kill
The Shield
Weeds - S4
Homicide: Life on the Street
Firefly
Life on Mars
Six Feet Under
Freaks and Geeks
Spaced
Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia

I am currently catching up on Weeds. Really hope this season is better than last. Any suggestions which to tackle next?

Wesh said...

Hey y'all, enjoy prison break later tonight. I'll make sure I'll enjoy it tomorrow. Haven't seen any trailers or anything, so I'm hoping for that "wowwhat?!" effect.
Can't wait for 24 either. October, right?

memphish said...

I love both Flight of the Conchords and Mad Men. I couldn't hang with Breaking Bad. Just too rough for me, and I couldn't take the view of the guy in his tightie whities.

Mad Men is visually spectacular and I like the story-telling style. Some episodes succeed more than others, but over all, very well done and very good. If you like reading about the episodes after the fact, Alan Sepinwall does excellent recaps. The first link is for Season 1, this one for Season 2.

Flight of the Conchords is corny and funny. I just saw where Season 2 is going to be the last. Sad, but I can see why. Writing those songs has to be hard. I recently watched Jemaine in Eagle vs. Shark. I gave it a 3 out of 5.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

If McCain were to win and Palin became the VP, the last thing I would want her to do is change her hair style. Like Palmer said, if she did that, she'd lose the naughty librarian look. And as of now, that's the only thing I like about her. :P

Check out this segment from the Late Late Show a year ago where Craig Ferguson referred to her as
a naughty librarian.

It's funny. Because that is the reaction EVERYBODY has when they first see her. I will totally admit that I first saw her on tv, my male brain's initial thought was, "Dang, she's kinda good looking." That, and that she totally looks like an older Tina Fey.

Which leads me to an actual serious question for the ladies here. (I promise it will be the only one).

As a woman, what do you think about McCain's choice of Sarah Palin? I mean, cuz to me it would sorta be insulting if I were a woman. Obviously McCain and his peeps were worried about their standing against Obama. So they went for the big shocker and went with a woman. The thinking of course that she would cause Hilary supporters to vote McCain. Insinuating that women don't care about politics other than wanting a woman in office. Yes, there probably are some militant lesbians out there who will fall for this. But I'd like to think most aren't that shallow. Also, it's obvious (at least to me) that Palin also made the cut based on not looking too shabby. I can just see the conversation behind closed doors.

John McCain: "You know what would be cool? If I could somehow get all those angry Hilary voters to vote for me."

Karl Rove: "Yeah, that would be cool."

JM: "Do you think Hilary would consider being my VP?"

KR: "Uh, I doubt it."

JM: "Dagnamit."

KR: "But what if we were to find you a woman VP who is a Rebuplican?"

JM: "Great idea! ....Do we have any?"

KR: "I dunno. Let me look here.... Uh, we do. Hey now, looky here. There's a female Governor in Alaska."

JM: "Oh yeah?"

KR: "Uh, she only has a year of experience. And you know, that's been our whole campaign against Obama. But I mean, look at her."

JM: "Holy jeepers, she's a looker!"

KR: "Totally! Screw political experience. She gets us the woman vote, plus the men will totally dig the naughty librarian look. We can't lose!"

Like I said yesterday. You just gotta love politics.

VPilf.com

Jordan from the 206 said...

Enough political talk. Here are a couple Lost related photos I took while overseas.

Josh Holloway on the cover of a Greek magazine

Evangeline Lilly hit it big on the cover of a Turkish newspaper

memphish said...

I think this sort of sums up your point Jordan.

More seriously I think it's a pathetic attempt for a man determined to give us 4 more years of undermining everything it means for us to be America in terms of separation of powers and equal enforcement of justice to turn heads with a naughty librarian who hasn't successfully run her own family much less something like a country.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

How much do you think Evey got paid for that fancy ad? lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

anyone watch LOST?

how 'bout that Smoke Munster, eh?

Trevor McFur said...

I find it kind of hard to believe that she would actually want the job, given the whole 5 kids, young kid with Down syndrome, grandkid on the way thing. She's probably doing it for party loyalty and all that. What I really don't get is that there are definitely female Republicans with more experience that McCain could have tapped (Hutchinson from Texas & Elizabeth Dole come to mind right away for me).

My sister is kind of a Hilary Democrat (although not one of the 'my candidate lost so I'm gonna vote for someone who's stance is completely opposite' Hilary Dems), and she said that she found Palin's selection to be offensive ... like Jordan sort of said, she's really got nothing in common with Hilary except for gender. For me, I've always liked McCain, and I'm really disappointed to see him pick a candidate who's not only an obvious pander towards Hilary Dems, but also one who so strongly touts the views of the religious right.

memphish said...

And the pantsuits!

Holli

Chris JC said...

The Bugle describe Palin as being about as right wing as you can be without having your portrait on a tank. I don't know how fair that is but it was very funny.

PalmerEldritch said...

new theory:

mccain picked her just to piss off people on the blogspot. :p





LOST question only mildly related to Bristol Palin's uterus:

why does mama die when pregnant on the island? did we ever get a reason?

and what does it have to do with the x-rays that Dr. Eyeliner (the 30 year old woman with the naughty bits of a 70 year old) have to do with that?

i dont seem to remember hearing about a rash of old ladies getting knocked up and dying in the second or third trimester after Viagra came out.

i assume that the higher sperm count (super-jizz) is a product of the Island "healing" people and is inconsequential to the pregnancy issue (other than everyone but Kate gunna get knocked up).

also, was Shannon knocked up by Sayid in Beach-side Romance Tent? cuz she sure as fuck died right after. ;)

memphish said...

Last 2 things on Palin. She doesn't piss me off as a VP candidate as much as she just doesn't impress me. She does piss me off as a mom because I think she should be being a mom instead of a candidate given the demands of her family -- pregnant daughter, Downs baby. Those aren't easy things. I know people who have dealt with both, and the time it requires to do them well doesn't mesh with being a VP candidate. Is it a double standard because she's a woman? Yes. To the extent that I see her making different decisions from the ones I would I hold her accountable for them when she holds herself out to me as an example. Furthermore she as an alleged upholder of family values should be valuing her role as a mother and does not seem to be given her time choices.

Last thing -- naming your kid after a Nascar track (Bristol) I suppose you should have expected the teen pregnancy.

As for the Island, I'm willing to bet we don't get too much more about the pregnancy problem on the show. Just no time. I think Juliet's speechifying at some point about the mom's immune system turning on the baby will just end up being the explanation. The more interesting questions are when did this start and can it be stopped? Is Pierre Chang's crying baby Island conceived and born? Post-donkey wheel turning have things changed? I always liked the idea that the pregnancy problem is linked to Ben and his mother dying in childbirth.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Bristol's a city in England... Although i don't think it has a high teen pregnancy rate though... wel compared to the rest of the uk...

Trevor McFur said...

Bristol is also a township just north of Philly. And it wouldn't surprise me at all if there was a high teen pregnancy rate there.

I wouldn't think much of a father who left a family situation similar to Palin's either.

Herlihy said...

i'm going to bet it was a city here first!

Trevor McFur said...

I ain't taking that bet.

memphish said...

I was referring to this Bristol. To quote wikipedia:

Tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway and DukesFest, a two day festival showcasing the 1980s television show "Dukes of Hazzard" are highly sought-after.

Anyone want to bet Daisy Dukes are also a part of this story?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

new BSG rumor...

no new episodes 'til april?!

that better not be true.

andrew. said...

geez. i sure am looking forward to the exciting conclusion of this "final season" of BSG.

Anonymous said...

isnt there supposed to be a movie after the 'final' season as well?

Chris JC said...

And I was referring to THESE Bristols.

Stephanie said...

I think there will be a BSG movie this fall. I'm getting BSG confused with Doctor Who.

Jordan from the 206 said...

slow day on the 'spot, eh?

[ally] said...

this sucks.

Chris JC said...

Agreed, Ally. He was one of the subjects in my special obituary Livejournal that I recently resurrected. Had to do him and Ken Campbell on the same day.

[ally] said...

someone asked about if we had gotten an email from aimee. i got it, but i'm not sure if i want that kind of responsibility.

Chris JC said...

Who shall be SPAMLORD?

How many people have said they'd do it?

You can count me as one, who is two?

Stephanie said...

I volunteered my services as Spamlord.
Check out this fantastic interview with Don LaFontaine.

memphish said...

Stephanie and Trevor volunteered Ally. So you can feel off the hook.

Holli
/feeling off the hook

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, the folks over at the 10th Wonder/SHoE got to interview Don LaFontaine too. aren't you twitter buddies with one or two of 'em?

t-dot kim said...

I went to the forum, and I don't have access to delete spammers, (neither does MB) I've msg Aimee about it...she said she'd look into it. *shruggs*

...Maybe it's time for a new forum??

Dan LaFontaine was a hero of mine, I did one of my final audio projects in school about him.

Anyway, what's up blogspot? Anything new and exciting?

Herlihy said...

Google Chrome is released int like 4 hours time.

Is anyone else as excited as i am?

/geek

Stephanie said...

palmer, Derek is my soul mate.

[ally] said...

Off the hook, reminds me of this:

Michael: Not everything is strippers and booze and buckets of blood. Why do you guys have buckets of blood?
Gob: It's not real blood. It's, um, corn syrup and red dye. Juice.
Buster: We have unlimited juice? (laughs) This party is going to be off the hook.

memphish said...

Most jaw-dropping wedding dress I've ever seen.

Holli

[ally] said...

Wow. Just wow.

Herlihy said...

Top Ten Extreme Body Modifications

meh. these all look tame to some that i've seen.

memphish said...

Got my first blogger spoils today -- an advance copy of a book written by an author I'd mentioned in a blog post. I feel special.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

really? in that case i'm going to start a blog about bacon and supermodels.



/not really
//too lazy

memphish said...

Mmmmm -- bacon.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

mmmm -- super models.

Herlihy said...

If you made a blog about bacon and supermodels... would you get a bacon wrapped supermodel in the post??

PalmerEldritch said...

either that or super model wrapped bacon. right?

Herlihy said...

either they'd use really big pieces of bacon or really small supermodels.

t-dot kim said...

speaking of bacon wrapped things...I had bacon wrapped corn on the cob last night. Serious. It was great.

[ally] said...

that sounds interesting kim. i can't believe no one had ever thought of that before. sounds like something new to try.

Herlihy said...

Bacon wrapped corn?

That sounds horrible!?

t-dot kim said...

It was awesome! Bacon wrapped corn, and I tried asparagus last month at a friends BBQ. Love it! (but in moderation, of course)

Herlihy said...

Asparagus makes your piss smell. It's true.

My favourite vegetable is Celeriac. Go me for being obscure.

[ally] said...

sounds like today is herlihy hates everything kim eats day.

on a lighter note, i saw this on tv last night. i thought i'd share.

[ally] said...

This looks like it would give you a heart attack right after your meal.

Herlihy said...

hahaha! I'm not hating everything. I'm just saying... it makes it smell! I quite like a bit of Asparagus every now and again.

Herlihy said...

ooh.

I've just logged on to Dharmawantsyou and there's a video from Hans Van Egan and a new test. This new test is blates the best one so far. I can't get past 40%!?!

memphish said...

I just noticed in the ad I was made to watch to see Ally's TMZ video that Locke's main squeeze Helen (Katie Segal) is in the new Sons of Anarchy show.

Holli

andrew. said...

- i kind of feel like this must have been posted at the blogspot already. if so, my apologies.
bacon wrapped model

Stephanie said...

Why do guys love bacon so much? I mean, bacon's good but guys have a great passion for bacon.

Palmer and Chris, did you guys get rid of all the spam?

memphish said...

Zack and Miri red-band trailer.

Holli

[ally] said...

Andrew- that would probably be more attractive if it wasn't raw bacon. LOL. More attractive to eat that is, cause bacon is never actually attractive to look at.

andrew. said...

- as a 20+ year vegetarian, bacon's lost much of its allure for me, but bacon-cheeseburger is one of the foods i miss the most.

- Zack & Miri was filmed here in Pittsburgh. They make a nice shout-out with the "Monroeville Zombies" hockey team. I'm pretty sure he's pretending it's New Jersey again (like he did when he filmed "Dogma" here) though. All of the Kevin Smith encounters i heard about involved him leaving a Target or Best Buy.

Stephanie said...

Seth Rogan and View Askew dialog seems like a perfect match.
It's probably cheaper to film in Philly than in NJ. I read that The Departed filmed in NYC pretending to be Boston only because of NY's tax laws. Soon afterward, Mass changed their laws.

memphish said...

You can vote for Okla-haimee's new state song.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Bacon is quite simply the best meat ever. Perfect hangover cure ever. Bacon and egg barm. best thing ever.

memphish said...

Jen from the Transmission just posted this on Twitter. There's a free mockumentary related to Tropic Thunder on iTunes. It's called Rain of Madness.

Holli

[ally] said...

ladies~ don't forget Top Model premieres tonight. it's a 2 hour show tonight.

memphish said...

I'm already committed to Project Runway. I can only commit to one show of overwrought drama queens at a time.

I'm also planning to watch Sarah Palin I think because I want to see a train wreck. She'll probably turn out to be great and disappoint me. Fingers crossed.

Holli

[ally] said...

LOL. Holli I'm thinking the same thing. I really don't wanna like her.

Top Model has disappointed me in the past, but yet I always have to watch it. This year sounds like it'll be an interesting season, but we'll see.

Should I stick Project Runway in my queue? I've always wanted to watch it, but have yet to catch a single episode.

memphish said...

I enjoy Project Runway because the contestants have to actually do something that can be judged objectively, but we get enough of their personalities to start to care about which one stays or goes. I don't like reality shows where personality alone decides your fate. Bravo can be annoying though because they re-run the same commercials over and over and tend to show you what's coming up before it comes up. It's a must record and fast forward through show.

Something called Top Design debuts tonight on Bravo after Project Runway. I've never seen it before, but I assume it will be like Project Runway and Top Chef (and Shear Genius -- yes, I watched most of that too) but with interior design. The host is India Hicks. I have no idea who that is.

Holli

[ally] said...

i think i'll start with project runway and work my way through the others.

PalmerEldritch said...

your daily dose of awesome:

American Gladiator Jet gets a day job.

We found an "Athleta" catalog randomly in our mailbox... with Jet modeling workout gear.

I'm waiting for the "Athleto" men's workout gear with Wolf modeling clothes.

"Blood resistant!"
"Multiple pockets! Great for storing small prey!"

Herlihy said...

Well...

I hear that there's a transgendered contestant in the new cycle of ANTM. That's going to bring a whole load of drama.

I love Project Runway too. My favourite it Stella. She brings the lols big time. She's well ace. I also though Keith was well good in a moany teenager sort of way.

I love all those silly type of reality shows that are blates in the same mould.

[ally] said...

I'm looking forward to see what all happens with that tranny. What's funny is that there's at least 2 girls that look more like a dude than her. There's a couple that I can tell are gonna be whiners already just by looking at them.

Jordan from the 206 said...

For the Oklahoma state song, is 'There's a Hole in the Bucket' a choice? What about, 'Welcome to the Dust Bowl'? Or my favorite, 'When's the next train outta this place?'

Seriously though. While I love to bash the state, and have no prob admitting my disdain for the place, isn't this a bit stupid. Voting on a new state song when you have one of the most famous songs in movie history about your state, in which the title and chorus are both the name of your state. I am so sorry you didn't get the job in Alaska Aimee.

And regarding the bacon talk. Chalk me up as a fan. Althogh I have never had anything crazy like bacon fried bacon or anything. On one of the recent Scene/Unseen podcasts, one of the hosts talked about eating chocolate cover bacon strips and how good it was. First person who is able to find it in or near their town and try it gets a prize. As well as probably a trip to the toilet later on.

Just wanted to point out that Palmer used the exact same joke I was planning to in referring to Holli's blog present. Smart ass minds think alike.

PalmerEldritch said...

i have a three hour head start.

Herlihy said...

When iwent to visit my father up in Scotland at the new year, i tried a deep fried Mars bar... It was bloody horrible. I'd heard all about them... but *shudder* i thought they were just a myth. yuck, yuck, yuck.

In other news, I'm watching Sweeney Todd. I think I'm in llove with Helena Bonham-Carter....

memphish said...

Yep, I posted that Oklahoma thing hoping for an anti-Okie rant from Jordan.

I guess you got over the jetlag Jordan to be so behind on blogging bacon and supermodels.

Holli

Trevor McFur said...

Bacon may be the greatest food ever. We get this great double-smoked bacon from our butcher that's would be harder to give up than sex. I'm not sure exactly what double-smoked means, and why they can't just smoke it twice as long (wait ... what?), and why it doesn't get cooked like everything that's smoked, but damn it's good.

memphish said...

Just for Jordan. Drill baby drill.

Holli

memphish said...

Beware Britian!

Holli
/cue Rock Riddle

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