Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Because I'm wearing white pants."

I don't even know you. Though, you do seem very confident.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

How to pick a career.

"I think what first drew me to acting was when I looked in the mirror, and I said, 'Wow, I am just like everybody else. I am like every other girl. Let me go into a business that is all about beauty and blending in, and my career will be amazing. How can I make the most money, the most stability, the least amount of rejection? Acting. Boom.'"

- Julie Goldman

It's funny when you see her delivery on the TV, but I can't find the video clip. Boo Logo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"I'm on a zebra."

Late, but still great. :)


"Let's say The Rapture occured, and all the Republicans were gone."

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Yes, let us please say that, so us sane people could get something done.

"Would the Democrats at that point be able to pass legislation they want?"

I would hope so.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

"Excellent work, counselor."

Such a sad movie. I remember seeing Philadelphia for the first time with my class in 1994. I cried then, too. Those lawyers were so mean to Tom Hanks. :(


Monday, April 12, 2010

"A nanny, a baby, and a crippled black man."

For the past two days, I have been trying to figure out how to express my annoyance towards Tina Fey's appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. For now, you readers can entertain yourselves with the following post: MONDAY ARTS SECTION: Time to Check In With Tina Fey’s Feminism!, by Sady, Feministe.

Instead of writing my own biting post, I have been distracted, chiefly by this article on the passing of Dixie Carter, who played feminist icon Julia Sugarbaker: Dixie Carter, R.I.P.: Her five best 'Designing Women' moments, by Tim Stack, EW.com.

I have been reading through the 300+ comments about her classic moments on the show. The quote above comes from the episode entitled "La Place Sans Souci." My favorite exchange that I was reminded of as I read the article comes from the episode, "Julia Gets Her Head Stuck in a Fence". I couldn't find a video clip for that particular, but here is another scene from the episode, and below is a transcript of the funny part:

Suzanne: I think these pantyhose are too dark for this dress.

Julia: Oh, my goodness. Suzanne, do something. That could be embarrassing. I mean, in 45 minutes when the finest people in Georgia are gathered here before me, I wouldn't want anyone to say, "Did you see that woman with her head stuck in the staircase? Yes. That woman the Governor just stepped over? Don't you think her pantyhose are a little dark for her dress?"

Suzanne: Now, listen, I have a lighter pair right here.

Julia: Suzanne, of all the experiences I would like to avoid, I believe having my pantyhose changed in the front hallway of the Governor's Mansion would rank right up there.

Speaking of Suzanne, here is one of my favorite exchanges of hers, from "The Rowdy Girls":

[The ladies are set to play the Supremes in a talent show, so in an effort to be more authentic, Suzanne buys everyone dark facial and body makeup.]

Mary Jo: Suzanne, we can't go around in black face, that's racist!

Suzanne: Why? If Dustin Hoffman was gonna play Martin Luther King, you don't think he'd wear black makeup?

Julia: Suzanne, Dustin Hoffman would never play Martin Luther King — that part would go to a black actor.

Suzanne: Well I think that's racist! I mean, I think it should go to whoever the best person is — and that could be Dustin Hoffman.


Monday, April 05, 2010

Yes, I filled out my census form.

And yes, for question number 9, I selected the box labeled "Negro." Because some of us are still living in 1960.


Sunday, April 04, 2010

Why am I going to watch this show?

Because I have no shame.

You can see an extended trailer here.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

"You should change your name from C-SPAN to Black-SPAN."

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Where else is that caller going to go for the kind of coverage C-SPAN provides? The security camera room at the Men's Wearhouse?

I should start calling in to C-SPAN. I'll try to keep up that 80 percent.


Writing is hard.

That is all.