Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Oh, Ann,"

"I always forget because you’re so pretty you’re not used to rejection."

Hee hee. I have found that quote to be true in many of my encounters with other people, regardless of the other person's gender.

Here is another gem from the Parks and Recreation "Hunting Trip" episode:

"Guys love it when you can show them you're better than they are at something they love."

Truer words were never spoken. As if. :)

Finally, below you can find a transcript of my favorite part of the episode, courtesy of at TV Squad:

"I got that tunnel vision that girls get."

"I let my emotions get the best of me."

"I cared too much, I guess."

"I was thinking with my ladyparts."

"I was walking and it felt icky."

"I thought there was gonna be chocolate."

"I don't even remember!"

"I'm wearing a new bra, and it closes in the front, so it popped open and it threw me off."

"All I wanna do is have babies!"

"I'm just going through a thing right now."

"I guess when my life is incomplete, I wanna just shoot someone."

"This would not happen if I had a penis!"

"Bitches be crazy."

"I'm good at tolerating pain; I'm bad at math, and... I'm stupid."


"If you hate your naturally shaped skull,"

"just Snook It!"

No, thank you.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Not Ugly Betty! Nooo!

Ugly Betty cancelled in US, BBC News.

Award-winning TV comedy Ugly Betty has been axed in the US after four series, TV network ABC has announced.

The show, starring America Ferrera as a style-challenged woman working at a New York fashion magazine, was a critical success when it began in 2006.

But the show has struggled recently, with ratings in the US falling from an average 8.1m to 5.3m viewers between the third and fourth series.

ABC said the show will conclude its run in April.

"We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty's final season," executive producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson said in a joint statement.

"We are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion."

Mutually? No one asked me! And I am not satisfied with this conclusion. :(


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"It's AT&T, not AT & Steve."

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"You know who likes fried chicken is black people. You know who else likes fried chicken? Everybody!"

And John Oliver does look like "a big Harry Potter wizard"! But that is not the only British reference I have. Bangers and mash. Toad in hole. Spot on. Tally ho. Bob's your uncle. Taking the mickey. Posh Spice. To the Queen!


Monday, January 25, 2010

Identifying with and inspired by Conan O'Brien

As you readers may know, I like to compare myself to a young, up-and-coming comedian, especially when I face difficulties in my life. It helps me feel better and make sense of things. Often that comedian Kathy Griffin. Though recently it was Patton Oswalt. During this short period of disappointment for me, my comedian is Conan O'Brien:

" . . . despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian...every comedian dreams of hosting The Tonight Show and for seven months, I got to do it. And I did it my way with people I love. I do not regret one second of anything that we've done here.

[ . . . ]

"And all I ask is one thing, and this is, I'm asking this particularly of young people that watch: please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it's my least favorite quality. It doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you. Amazing things will happen. I'm telling you. It's just true."

I do not regret anything I did, said, or felt. I am so proud of myself, of the actions I took, and of the courage I continue to have.

I don't hate cynicism. I think it can be healthy in manageable doses. I truly never expected to be here, being so open and honest with myself and with others. I have been working really hard for my entire life, and I do believe amazing things will happen for me. Yet, even though I am continuing my search and I am wholeheartedly driven to do so, I don't have confidence that I will find what I am looking for. I doubt that I will ever "host The Tonight Show", not even for seven months.

I wish more people were honest about the myth of pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, or taking lemons and making lemonade. Some people aren't even given boots or lemons, but somehow they are pulling and standing and trying their hardest to make juice. Though the truth is, you could work really hard and do everything right, but there is a great possibility that you will fail over and over again. And you get tired. And every time, the protective shell that you had peeled off to trust and let people in just grows back tougher and more impenetrable.

Er, but keep trying, readers. Believe in the stars! :)


Sunday, January 24, 2010

I do deserve good health care!

via ill doctrine.

I don't want my tax dollars spent on Guantanamo Bay.

Readers, what about you?


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whatever happened to

Justin Shenkarow? The kid from Eerie, Indiana and Picket Fences?

To my surprise and delight, he is going to be featured on current favorite show on Bravo, The Millionaire Matchmaker, next Tuesday at 10/9 Central. Excitement!

If only we could discover whatever happened to Austin O'Brien.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Watch out, rich old people!

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One of the worst ideas Congress has ever passed, and that's saying something. I would like to know which Senators and Representatives have been planning for their the demise of their wealthy relatives in 2010.


Musings from a Black Woman: Life Lessons

I often encounter people who ask me for advice. Some of these people are friends, and many are strangers (or, friends you haven't met yet). Usually my suggestions are context-based and tailored to the other person's personality and objectives.

However, readers, I have two statements that can be applied to most areas of your life. The first comes from an episode of Sex and the City after Miranda learns that she is pregnant with Steve's baby. The second comes from my own life experience with those who have not yet gotten the help they need:

1. Wear a condom.

2. Don't agitate the crazy.

If any of you readers would like advice, or you have advice to share, please leave a comment!


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

"Going to Detroit to start a better life.''

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"You know what, Intelligence community? Meet me at Camera 3. All right. I know you guys are busy. Those 300 million Americans can't wiretap themselves."

Jon, telling it like it is.


Friday, January 01, 2010

"Pay your way, and your homegirl's way . . . "

" . . . and sometimes your baby daddy's way!"

Oh, Tracy. The hilarity. I was watching his One Mic special on Comedy Central today, and that song was quite the finale.

For those of you who aren't getting the whole funny, you should watch Erykah Badu sing "Tyrone" below: