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Monday, April 30, 2007

Beakers of Wisdom

Have you submitted your question yet???

And when you do, make sure you let me know what it was.

P.S. Do you ever feel like Feldman is carrying Haim? I mean he is sobered up (I think he still is anyway). And if you watched the extras on the ultra special edition of "Lost Boys" I think you would agree with me.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Anyone Remember Buffy's "Gentlemen?"

Cause that's what Heath's lookin' like right about now.

These posters are "unofficial," (from if this is what Heath Ledger is going to look like as the Joker in 2008's "Dark Knight," I don't know if I'll be able to sit through the whole movie. It took me long enough to get over Jack Nicholson's freaky grin when I was a mere babe of 10. I don't know how long it would take me to get over this new eerie visage, what with an exceedingly creepy repertoire of nightmare fodder in my subconscious.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Great Big Stuff

June 17 will see the return of "Big Love," the only HBO series I've ever put any serious stock in. Sure I've dabbled in the HBO hyper-series (high budget, loads of hype, critic favorties), starting back in the day with "Dream On" and "Tales from the Crypt." The recent slate of HBO favorites have not found a lot of favor with me. I think the hype is too much. I'm sorry (and I'll know many of you will slay me with evil comments), but "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City" can't possibly live up to the hype that the critics and my friends alike shower upon them. (And, ugh, did you see "Rome?" Blech. What about "Deadwood?" I had no idea men and women in the wild west used the F-word so much.)

But there's something about the story of a polygamist family from Utah that gets to me. I have no idea how or why, but there are few shows in recent memory I've been as invested in. Re-watching "Twin Peaks" and thinking back to "Freaks and Geeks" reminds how good television can be. With "Big Love" I have TV storytelling that is plain and simple to look forward to (unlike the big bams from "24" and LOST). The writing is clean-cut and snappy. Plus the storylines have just enough twists and turns to keep you interested and coming back for more, without making you frustrated (i.e., LOST). If you haven't checked out "Big Love," give it a chance. Rent a couple of discs from the Buster and be pleasantly surprised with yourself when you start sympathizing with the Henricksons' polygamist plight.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

You be the Judge

Here at BingBongBoom, there has
been a comparison made between CTU director of field operations Mike Doyle (Ricky Schroder) to Starfleet Lieutenant Checkhov (Walter Koenig). I don't know? What do you think? They definitely got the side swept bangs goin' on.

P.S. Rick, you might want to talk to the 24 hair stylists about that. Not that Koenig didn't look great.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Have you had a bad day? Is someone getting on your nerves? Are you just blue? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you OWE it to yourself to watch The Landlord. You won't be sorry, and your day will be a little bit brighter by the end of this video short. (Heck, your day may even be better by just looking at the picture to the right.)

P.S. This is the best internet video since "Brokeback to the Future."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Seth Rogen, You're My Hero

He started off as a wise-cracking, curly haired freak in "Freaks and Geeks," by far the most underrated character in the cast. It was easy to pay attention to broody Lindsay, pretty boy Franco, or goofy Haverchuck, but he was always slinking around in the back waiting for his moment to shine. After that gem was brutally cancelled, Judd Apatow kept him in tow (sorry, I had to) for his next series "Undeclared." While I have to admit, I'm not as well versed in this series as I am with "Frizzles und Gizzles," I still appreciate the fact that Rogen was again prevalent in yet another short-lived series.

So why you may ask is Seth Rogen my hero? To start with, he's a Canadian born comic, like another God of my country, MJF. He also knows how to rock the facial hair. Finally, he's a survivor. Through all the TV cancellations, he held strong. His work in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was absolutely priceless. And now the summer is his. He'll be appearing in "Knocked Up," another Apatow production with buddy, Paul Rudd, and this will be his first turn as "leading man." (This production also has co-star Jason Segel from "Freaks and Geeks" and Jay Baruchel from "Undeclared".)Later in the summer, he'll have a supporting role in "Superbad," which stars George Michael Bluth himself, Michael Cera. And, he co-penned this teen flick about the last day of high school (think "Can't Hardly Wait").

Congratulations, Seth Rogen, you are officially a God in my country. Everything is falling into place for this man who will one day be my cousin-in-law (right, Kendra?). I can't wait to start sharing family dinners and razor sharp, dry cynical wit with him. It will be a dream come true.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Here We Are Face to Face...

...a couple of Silver Spoons.

That's right, everyone. Your favorite Ricker and mine is coming to the DVD. In the show that catapulted him into the hearts of America, Ricky Schroder's breakthrough sitcom, "Silver Spoons," will be available on DVD starting June 19. Our wonderful friend, Hollywood Catherine, has been sending us tons of great information, and this news came from her on Tuesday. (Yeah, sorry it took me so long to pass it on to you, but I've been mucho busy-o.) This will be the first season, so I might just rent it. I found it caught its stride down the line a piece, say when the Ricker was older and not pedophilia fodder.

Anyway...if you're an 80's sitcom fan, mark this date on your calendar. This has been another public service announcement co-sponsored by the 80's Preservation Society.

Delicious Music

Martin's pal, Eric, said that at least one person in our house buys modern music. If you're not in the know, he was referring to me, because Martin specializes in 1980's hair rock--not that there's anything wrong with that. My quest to stay abreast of modern music continued this past week, and as always, I got a little help from my cuz, KK.

Amy Winehouse, Back to Black--She's English, drunk, and tatted out. She's also ready to entertain with her stylized Etta Jamesish vocals. Absolutely delectable.
Key tracks=Rehab and Me & Mr. Jones (she makes up new words in that one, right Kendra & Toddo?)

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, Rabbit Fur Coat--Remember "Troop Beverly Hills" and "The Wizard?" Yes, it's that Jenny Lewis. (And if you don't remember at least one of those, get off this blog right NOW.) Think Loretta but with smooth, innocent, girly vocals. Ms. Lewis is still a fiery, yet cute, redhead, and this CD is delightful.
Key tracks=The Charging Sky, Handle with Care

Rilo Kiley, More Adventerous--Headed by the same Jenny Lewis from above, this Cali foursome are beloved indie sweethearts, and her vocals make them special. The CD is from 2005, but I just got hold of it. (Sorry I'm not more on top of it!)
Key tracks=I've only listened to it twice thus far, so if you want key tracks, drop me an email in a few more days.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!!!

Ah, the day for Christ to rise and kids to hunt pastel colored eggs! Cause, seriously, nothing says rebirth like hard-boiled eggs.

Just wanted to give a quick shout out, cause we'll be heading toward the Friendly Confines soon. That's right: Easter Monday spent at the ole ballpark, Wrigley! I'll be the one with a tee-shirt, long sleeved tee, Cubs 3/4 sleeve, and then Bears hoodie on. Yup, four layers for me in the Chicago 50 degree temperature. Of course, with the wind it'll feel like 20. But that doesn't matter! I get to eat Wrigley dogs, guzzle Pepsi, and wave at Ron and Pat. I swear that one day they'll look down and give me a nod back. It's my goal in life.

GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, EW

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly celebrated "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s 10th anniversary. Yesiree, it's been 10 years since that wonderful show debuted on the WB. I was a Junior in high school, the WB wasn't its own network in C-U and had to split time with WGN, and I never got to see it, because those were the dark years (ie, dad had cancelled cable three years earlier--not that I still keep track of those things). I didn't get to celebrate Buffy in all its teen-angsty vampiric glory until its third season when I was in the dorms...and I've never looked back. I do enjoy looking back at those first season fashion don't's, some of which are at left. (Buffy's skirts couldn't be any shorter, and what was up with Cordelia's animal prints?)

So, happy anniversary, Buffy! And thanks to EW for reminding me how old I'm getting. Yeah, yeah, and still no kids. (I beat you all to the punch.)

Saturday, April 07, 2007


Help me!!!!!!!!!!!! I just got lost in a labyrinth of myspace's! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!
I wasn't across the street from a buffy's church, either! I was mindlessly clicking in the ether that is myspace.

My wee lil blogger is so much better...and so much more orgamanized (yes, I meant orgaMAnized).

Little Miss Susie Homemaker...

...that's me!

WOW. I think I've set the women's rights movement back about 60 years today. I made potato soup for lunch from a lovely couldn't-be-easier recipe by my Aunt Carla. We had the soup with sandwiches. Then I decided to make brownies for Easter dinner. But why stop there? I also experimented with a Paula Deen cookie recipe, peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip. Pretty sweet, y'all! Quitting wasn't an option at this point. I made a chicken & wild rice casserole for dinner and some spicy coleslaw for the side. Now I've finally sat down after putting away laundry and starting two loads. Mimi said I must have gotten these jeans from my great-grandmother, Mimi Mac. If only I could get her chicken & dumpling recipe figured out.

And you know what? I've had one of the most satisfying days ever. Much better than when I'm at school with kids saying "shuduptalkintome." Maybe one day it will once again be acceptable for me to be just like Donna Reed.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

Well, not much to report on this Good Friday...uh, I mean "Spring Holiday." I think it's unfortunate that no one really acknowledges Good Friday like we acknowledge Christmas Eve. I'm part of the masses, though. I don't really know what to do to remember the day our Lord went on the cross for us. Maybe watch "The Passion of the Christ?" Um, yeah, that won't be happening.

Since I never know what to do, this is what I did do:

  1. Slept in and watched some Connor Family Fun (FYI that's "Roseanne").
  2. Had luncheon with my fabulous friend, Michael.
  3. Did some light shopping at the Meijer. Bought lots of chicken for some reason. ???
  4. My lovely aunt Kaos did our taxes. Thank you SO much!
  5. Loaded some pictures onto the Ringo. My oh my is that my favorite site or what!?! I think it's the best part about having a diggy camera. (I just named it that, and YES you can use it.)
  6. Now we're having a little pizza & movie nite: Bond and the Hut.
And now, here's a random photo of the hot Bond duo we watched tonight for this random holy day I don't know how to uphold:

Monday, April 02, 2007

What's Up in Chronological Order

  1. Got to hang with my cool cousins and watch Prison." The good part is I also got to play Super Mario Bros. old style on the Wii.
  2. "Blades of Glory?" More like "Blades of Glorious!" Poehler and GOB were especially enjoyable in their supporting roles.
  3. Happy Birthday, brother!
  4. "Twin Peaks, Season 2" comes out tomorrow. Oh, mama, hide me in the corner, cause Bob's comin' to get me! Yeah, I still have nightmares about that guy.
  5. Only 1 quarter left in the 2006-2007 school year. Oh, yeah! I already have the countdown on my board at school.
  6. Um, did I mention I'm going to see Pearl Jam at Lollapalooza? Cause I am. Maybe this will put a stop to all those Superman/Smallville posts...NAH!!!

Time to Party Like it's 1994!


Kendra and I are going back to the scene of our first Pearl Jam concert, Chicago, IL. Here we will see Eddie and the boys headline Lollapalooza! I'm so grateful she was on top of this today, so much so that we got tickets a full 18 hours before we were supposed to. (Cheeky we are!) I was still in a staff meeting when she called, and I'm so glad she went ahead and got me a ticket.

Let me further break this down for you, Expository style (cause I just got done teaching that 3rd quarter):

WHAT: Lollapalooza 2007
WHO: Pearl Jam headlines
WHERE: Chicago, Grant Park
WHEN: August 3-5
WHY: Cause I missed the 'Paloozer when I was in middle school, and it's freaking Pearl Jam headlining. (Plus I don't get to see them at Wembley when they're in London.)

I can hardly stand the wait!