Friday, November 27, 2009

Where does one go?

There is going to be a summit meeting of they-who-are-beloved-by-the-stupid-and/or-logic impaired. I know, you think I'm making a Twilight "team" joke, but I'm talking about women. And not Jessica Biel, either.

I'm talking about Michele "Barack Obama is anti-American" Bachman and--oh be still my heart--crazy Sarah "And he pals around with terrorists!" Palin. Both are scheduled to attend the first National Tea Party Convention next year, Mrs. Palin as the keynote speaker.

Now. Be with me, as we consider, at leisure, a wonderful question. We have time--this will be just over a week before Valentine's Day (and I think I'm in love). The question is: Just where one does one go to find people willing to pay over $500 for this privilege?

(Please note: The price does not include any costs for lodgings.)

Not just willing, nay eager, to hear humans (of any sex) with the intellectual weight of plastic give their thoughts and discuss their ideas?

Where does one go?

Give yourself time. It's going to come to you.

Brace yourself.

Are you ready to read some of the most stomach-churning bullshit you've ever seen in your life?

Are you sure?

Are you really sure?

Okay, don't say I didn't warn you. Now go read Cameron and Zemeckis, Bold Visionaries.

Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow!

...he actually compares them to Lennon and McCartney...

Ain't it cool what editing can do to your perception?

It's times like this I'm glad I don't watch morning television.

ABC just says no to man-on-man kissing, but when it comes to a man beating up a woman, why, that's an entirely different matter...

The scary thing is, I don't think I can just dismiss this

Courtney Love says that Britney Spears' father molested her.

(Britney, not Courtney).

Things to be thankful for, 2009 (part three of three)

The other two parts are posted in my other blogs.

And now, in no particular order:

House. Still that rarest of things: Something popular with the general public that I like, too. Thus far even though I may not always like what the characters are doing, I can usually believe that it is what the characters would do. At least as far as the characters I care about, which is basically House, Wilson and Cuddy, that is. The others are pretty much interchangeable.

The promise of new Aaron Sorkin-written TV series and screenplays. He's still got more hits (American President, West Wing, Sports Night) on his stats sheet than misses (Studio 60)

Vladek Sheybal, the Terry Hall of Polish new wave;

Bob Marley of white Reggae:

Now that you're wondering WTF that really is, read this.

I may be wrong about this (though I hope not), but I think more people are coming around to my conclusion that Joe Lieberman is a two-faced boob, and the more we treat him as anything more than that, the more undeserving dignity we lend.

On balance, I am still certainly thankful that President Obama is in the White House instead of Senator McCain. It's just that, as Mark Evanier pointed out not long ago, the pass Obama gets for not being George W. Bush is not going to last forever.

If he sells out real change for cosmetic in health care, if he chooses political expediency over the lives of our soldiers threatened in Afghanistan...god help him.

Getting back to things I'm thankful for, of course, those suspicious Canadlians.

And last but you know not least, my man Jigsaw. saw v dvd Pictures, Images and Photos

Most likable gangster/corpse/family counselor in film history...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Children bringing pie never looked so creepy

For reasons that have never been sufficiently explained to me, I'm on Amy Ephron's "One For The Table" mailing list.

I think the images she chooses for her E-Cards are generally pretty nice, though, so I don't pick.

This one, however, kinda gives me the creeps.

It's just got a certain The Omen quality to it...

I don't even know what to say about this one, either

Former Bush administration spokesperson and current Fox analyst Dana Perino ...made this astonishing statement:

"...we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term."

A classic Jack Benny routine, performed with a v. young Johnny Carson

Monday, November 23, 2009

That is flagrant false advertising

On the TV menu tonight, it said John Cleese was to be a guest on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Just now, however, Conan announced his second guest as Jon Lovitz. Nothing against Lovitz...but come on.

How quickly they forget

Just now on the Bonnie Hunt show, she was talking about how in the new Twilight movie, the only way the teen heroine can get the attention of the vamp she loves is by hurting herself. Bonnie was metaphorically clucking her tongue about this, for understandable reasons.

But then she further went on to compare this with her experience of the movie Grease when she was a teenager, how she and her friends just went home singing all the songs and so on, and what a shame it was that Twilight couldn’t have had a more...smiley, I guess, message.

Now, I hold no brief for the Twilight movies or books one way or the other. I know many people enjoy 'em, and god bless them. As a lover of most things Saw, who am I to tell other people what they can or cannot appreciate?

But the central message of Grease is, as the wonderful Mad Magazine satire at the time pointed out: In order to get the boy you have to be a slut!

Then again, I know a lot of women thought of Pretty Woman as a fairy-tale romantic comedy, and the message of that film is clearly: A woman is a whore, until a rich man validates her...