A place for anything and everything that comes to mind.

Monday, September 24, 2007

This is AWEsome!

Pearl Jam fans of the world, check this out: Immagine in Cornice*. It's beautiful, decadent, and you owe it to yourself to check it out. It's full of behind the scenes footage of their shows in Italy and has some of their best songs ever. (What? No "Jeremy?" I'm sendin' it back!) It also includes a beautiful booklet of pictures. Shot on Super 8, transferred to High Def, and sent directly to your tingly ear and eye senses. Just get it...or come to my house to watch it.

*And this is a much better way to spend your money than the stupid new Halo game. Stupid game.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

New TV? *scratch, scratch*

Someone asked me tonight what new shows I'm gonna try on this season, and I have to say I had no answer. I have no idea about the new shows of the season. I know I'm turning to some old faves: Smallville, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Scrizzles. Then I have to wait FORever for some other faves: 24 and LOST. Other than that I have no idea. Do I want to see a Bionic Woman remake? Um...uh-uh. What about Gossip Girl? Definitely no.

There's a Quantum Leap-esque effort on NBC, Journeyman, and right now that's about all I know of that even maybe might get my attention. (It stars "Trainspotting" and "Rome" cast member Kevin McKidd.) I am excited about one thing: Hargitay got her short hair back. Oh, yeah! She looks much better that way. And now I'll want my hair short again, too. Oh, Mariska. What a hair role model you are.

Tell me what you're trying out, and I might look into it.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

One Week Left

Dare I hope?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

See You Next Thursday

A week from today Smallville Season 7 starts. Two nights ago I started Smallville Season 6. Will I be ready by next week? You bet your sweet bippy I will*.

Season 6 has shown the additions of two new hotsy-tottsy boy toys (characters Oliver Queen/Green Arrow & Jimmy Olsen, far left), and apparently a much more darker, mature wardrobe. Ah, how I miss the bright reds, yellows, and blues of Season 1. Guess I'll just have to think back to January to get that color scheme back in my mind.
*Whatever did happen to "Laugh In?" Where are those DVD's?

Sunday, September 16, 2007


OK, so I now know 5 nominees. And all I want to know is this:

How does "2 1/2 Men" get nominated for ANYTHING!?!

That's nominated and "How I Met Your Mother" isn't? That show's got one thing that every show should have: BARNEY. And 2 1/2 has one thing that no show should have: SHEEN*. Another big WHATEV. This is why I try to stay away from anything that has to do with the Emmys. Blech.

*Hey, he was great as Rick Vaughn, and then I think he maybe should have been done.


Emmys Shemmys. This pop culture princess is sitting this one out. Last year's was a snooze fest, and anyway, how could they possibly top last week's opening performance of the VMA's? They can't! (You all knew I'd get around to mentioning that eventually. You should be happy it took so long.) I don't know who's hosting or who's nominated, but I know the Sops will probably get EVerything. Still haven't seen one episode. (Do NOT tell my cousin, Jason. He'd never speak to me again.) I also know that even though I haven't watched any of it or care about it, I can at least put a picture up of my favorite lesbian couple. Ellen's my homegirl (she just doesn't know it yet), and Portia does the best chicken dance ever (chaw-chee-chaw!).

Friday, September 14, 2007


Here's my new theme song for the year. And don't you dare belittle me for saying this could have fit nicely on Sgt. Pepper, cause it could have. (Just close your eyes and ignore the dancing ladies and Howard's face.)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My New Sworn Enemy...

...used to be my best friend.

What the HEEZY has happened to Nick @ Nite!?! What used to be the best place on TV to catch golden oldies of the TV age has now turned into a dumping ground for recently cancelled crap. (So sorry about the harsh language, but I'm really peeved about this.) You guys know I try to keep this lil blog positive. However, I think I'm at a breaking point.

What tipped
my scales (to the usage of such profane dialect on the BingBongBoom!) was the one-two bang additions of "Home Improvement" and "The George Lopez" show. Earlier this year (February, in fact), I was praising Nick for adding the Seavers to their nightly roster. It was the shining light amongst the constant re-runs of "Fresh Prince," "Roseanne," "Full House," and "America's Stupidest Home Videos." OK, fine, you want to show these shows, but why not get more variety? Why does each show have to run in an hour block? Doesn't Nick @ Nite realize that they could be the purveyors of classic television for a whole new audience? What is wrong with upholding these classics: cherishing them, relishing them, and introducing them to new viewers? Why does Nick think that kids won't respond? When I showed "Growing Pains" in my class last year, a 12 year old, low income African American boy said, "Aw, the Seavers! That's my show!"

Just what did happen to old Nick @ Nite?
Y'know: Donna Reed, Patty Duke, Dennis the Menace, Father Knows Best, Laugh-In; heck, I'd even watch Mister Ed right now if it meant no more senseless Tool Time. Then TV Land came along, and I had hope that there would be oldies on again, but that lasted about a minute. Now the only oldies they show is Bonanza and Little House.

There's no Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Bradies, Taxi, All in the Family, or Kotter. Nothing but present day family sitcoms that lack intelligence and wit abound. Why can't I be in charge of programming? Why can't Nick go back to what it once was? Why can't I get over this???

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I won't shut up, folks, cause I'm so excited about the CD I have playing right now. What could it be you ask? Maybe some Pearl Jam? Some Jack & Meg? How bout those crazy Rilo Kiley cats? Well if none of these, it must be that drunk Winehouse? Nope, none of these, fair readers. After a prolonged absence, I return with a revival of...


Thanks to my beautiful friend, Jen, I've been reacquainted with Britain's top boyband since the Beatles. If you know me, you know I always make my way back to poppy happiness. Of course I love the new music, but sometimes, you (well, me, myself, and I) need to return to roots. It just so happens my roots are happy go lucky pop. (I blame toolin' round with Becky and Barb during my formative listening years for that.)

They're back with a vengence, Take That is. They're sans Robbie, but they still got that boyband sound down. In my opinion, it's more mature, too. Less synth-y key boards and more solid guitar chords and [real] drum beats to keep your toes tappin'. They're latest effort, Beautiful World, came out last year. This Yank just got her hands on it today, thanks to Jen, and I've been listening to it nonstop. I'm now officially jealous Miss Jen gets to see them in concert soon.

I don't know where you'll find it--I might be your only outlet in fact--but if you can check it out. Especially if you really just love good pop music. Tracks 2 and 6 are killer!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Greatest Couple On the Titanic Since Jack & Rose*

Oh, Miss Kylie!
Can't wait to see that Christmas special! Of course if you're in the US, like me, you'll probably have to wait until the 4th of July to see it. Blast!
*Honestly, how long did you THINK I could go without a Doctor post???

Sklonklish... my new favorite word. Thank you for making the most beautiful, glorious store in the whole wide world. It's like Phar-Mor but without all those pesky food aisles. In fact, the store was so breathtaking I almost cried; I definitely teared up a little. Which brings me back to my new favorite word...

I had no idea one of my favorite Cary Grant films was available on DVD until I went into this DVD candy store. It co-stars Myrna Loy (beautiful dame!) and cute Miss Shirley Temple, except in this she's a boy crazy teen! Hijinx ensue when Shirley falls for the much older Cary, he gets in trouble with the law, and Judge Myrna orders him to "date" the once-cute-now-hot Shirley. This is a simply delightful RKO romp! Please try to check it out.

Oh, by the way, the Deep Discount store also lists the SRP on the
tag and their much cheaper price (like Phar-Mor used to do). PLUS it has an entire wall of Criterion Edition DVD's!!! And, speaking of Mr. Grant, I also found out "Charade" is available Criterion style. Oh HAPPY DAY!!! Did I mention it's the greatest store in the whole world ever? Cause it is. If you knew about it and didn't tell me, shame on YOU!