Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Whose generation?

Yes, executive producer Noah Hawley. We all have lived through a lot in the past 10 years. What can I say about this trailer and My Generation?


Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Not the hair. On the back."

I finally found my favorite Ricky Gervais bit. It starts at 1:22. I tried to tell the joke to my friends once, and they looked horrified.

Also, here is one of my favorite clips from Extras:

Oh, Maggie. Who doesn't know where Djibouti is? But, to be fair, I wouldn't want OJ waiting for me at home either.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Who will you choose?"

I choose Seth Green! Though I do agree with commenter killchain187:

Look at that big fat ring.
His wife would be PISSED if she caught him playing DQ9 with a bunch of jailbait.


Monday, July 19, 2010

"Some of us are the President of the United States of America!"
Eric Andre - Ray Ray
Futurama New EpisodesIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaRussell Simmons Stand-Up Comedy

"What is this Puerto Rican kid complainin' about? Boo hoo, Puerto Rico."

I'm not a president of anything, but I am creative and passionate, and I do a whole lot with what I have been given. I also read books!

That was the best thing I have seen all week. Yes, I know it's only Monday. I am already predicting that nothing I see Tuesday through Saturday will top this video. And if I see something better, well then hooray for me.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

I would like an official cupcake, too.

Official cupcakes for NHL teams? Seriously, New York Islanders?, by Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo! Sports.

Amy Brady, owner of Cupcake Gourmet in Huntington, has entered into an agreement with Savor, the concessionaire of the Nassau Coliseum, to split revenues from cupcakes she sells from a cart at Islanders home games.

But seriously: Hockey and cupcakes?

"I think it fits very well. I've watched the Islanders eat cupcakes before. I don't see it as a big jump," she said.

I'm not a hockey player (yet), but I have also eaten cupcakes before. Yum.


J G-L, Jiggle, Jose, Giuseppe

I'll call him whatever he wants me to call him. Just let me know.


Friday, July 16, 2010

"When is Maroon 5 back in town?"

Thanks for introducing us to Hasan Minhaj, Erin Jackson. :)


On the nose, for the children.

Poor teachers.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

A guy named Chad

Some of you readers may have heard about the controversy surrounding Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson's new dating series on VH1. Some of you may be wondering, "What's an Ochocinco?", while others may be asking, "What's VH1?".

The show is called Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, and the issue in the blogosphere is that only four of the 17 women he selected out of 85 candidates to be his "ultimate catch" are black. More discussion on the topic can be found in the articles below:

Chad Ochocinco Criticized For Not Choosing Black Women On VH1 Dating Show, by Jessica Wakeman, The Frisky.

Ochocinco Talks Dating and Addresses Black Women, by Yolanda Sangweni, Essence.

Here is my take on the situation:

1. Who names themselves after two numbers in a language he (allegedly) doesn't even speak?

2. How did Ochocinco get a show on VH1? Well, I guess if someone like Frank The Entertainer--whose claim to fame is being a contestant on a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff--then giving a show to an infamous football player makes more sense.

3. I have never heard of a corresponding situation on a dating show like The Bachelor or Rock of Love. Yes, on those shows there are occasionally one or two black women (who usually pass the brown paper bag test) to throw some token diversity in the mix. But I have never heard of an instance in which any of the all white Bachelors or Mr. Michaels only had four white women to choose from on their shows. I don't recall Chris Harrison announcing, "This season on The Bachelor, guess who's coming to dinner? Keisha and Rosario, come on down!"

4. Considering the rainbow salad that is the United States of America, I would like to see a dating competition show that featured a bachelor or bachelorette who was neither white nor black. How about Mei Ling of Love, or For the Love of Raj, or Carlos: A Basement Affair?

5. I have never met a black person name Chad. However, the only person I've met named Tyrone is white. Think about that.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What do I like about summer?

Organic nectarines. Yum.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

I felt this way, too!

The American dream: Are they letting women and blacks do that too these days?, by Lauren O, The Blog of Champions.

The New York times ran this article yesterday, but they gave it the wrong title. They called it "American Dream Is Elusive for New Generation" when really they should have called it something like "White Man Not Lavished With Rewards Just For Showing Up, Journalistic Establishment Requires Fainting Couch."

The whole article, all four pages of it, focus on one affluent young white man named Scott Nicholson, who is having trouble finding a job, despite the fact that he graduated from Colgate, where he was the "winner of a dean's award in academic excellence." Yes, you read that correctly. He graduated from a decent college and was not automatically given a job! Can you believe it? Despite the fact that he sends out "four or five [resumes] a week, week after week"! He sends out one resume a day, maybe, then takes the weekends off! What more could he possibly do aside from sending out at least twice that many resumes and doing extra work on the weekends, like everyone else in the country looking for a job?

The best part is that he was offered a job at an insurance company, but he turned it down because it only paid $40,000 a year. From this, the article's author, Louis Uchitelle, extrapolates that the American dream is becoming more difficult to achieve for my generation. A college education and $40,000 a year is the American dream! But Scotty didn't want to get stuck in "dead-end work," so he's just been living with his parents (well, technically he's now moved into an apartment with his brother, and his parents pay his half of the rent).

[ . . . ]

At least Scott hasn't yet had to "be a bartender or get work through a temp agency" like the rest of us. "I hope I don’t find myself in that position," he says. Indeed. It would be awful to have actual work experience on your resume. It might make you seem like one of the rabble.

Heaven forbid Scott work as a bartender. Does he know how much a bartender makes? I don't know either. But from my partial viewings of the movie Cocktail and the subsequent success of its star Tom Cruise, I'd say that bartending puts you on the fast track to easy street.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

So, why are you here?

I'm here to make friends, so please leave comments!


"Alpha Beta"

Ten chapters completed in Bianca Reagan: Where The Action Is! An excerpt from Ch. 14:

Our waiter arrived with the National Velvet cupcake I had ordered.

“Cream cheese frosting,” Beck lamented. “To be in my 20s again.”

I dug into my crimson dessert. “In your quest for this extensive knowledge about relationships, have you ever dated a married man?”

Beck held up her index finger. “Once. In my defense, I did not know he was married at the time, because his wife lived in Switzerland. When I did find out, though, I ended it with the quickness. I was too old to be up in that mess.”

I kept eating and listening.

“Granted, I was 22 at the time, but there is no fool like an old fool. I didn’t want to wake up 10 years later, looking back on the energy I had wasted in a man who wasn’t even all that, because I had spent a decade being a fool. So that was done and done.”

All of a sudden, my plate was empty. Time flies when you’re having cake.

“I liked your story about you and Jean-Luc. It’s inspirational.”

“It’s a fairy tale,” Beck declared with a somber tone. “I got divorced from my first husband, met Jean-Luc, and got remarried. My life tied in a neat bow. I call it my resume gap story. Whenever I tell it, the listeners become beguiled by the meet-cute and the happily-ever-after ending. Their minds skip over the four-year period between nuptials.”

“Why don’t you tell them about those four years?”

Beck lowered her eyes. “I don’t want to sound weak and bitter and depressed.”

“If you ever want to talk about it, I’m a good listener.”


Friday, July 09, 2010

"Isn’t this just an expensive movie-of-the-week?"

Via Hot Teaser Trailer: 'The Social Network', by Mike Fleming, Deadline.

I'll probably be watching this on Netflix.


Thursday, July 08, 2010

"Let's put the bait in Debate."

Here are my other favorite commercials of the day:

Those meddling kids. Though I do enjoy Cottonelle. So soft


I thought the best part was the ultrasound, until I saw the scene with the sign language. It makes the iPhone 4 seem touching, useful, and inclusive of the deaf community. And yet, I'm still not getting one.


"Should Puerto Ricans be allowed to lower your property values?"

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Wish You Weren't Here
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

I vote . . . yes?


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

"Step your game up!"

I don't have a PSP, or a little brother, but I do enjoy the ingenuity of this Sony campaign for portable gaming.


"Hey, I'm just keeping it real, Tatum O'Neal."

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Steele Crazy After All These Years
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

"Let's cook up some veal. I'm just kidding. It's an all vegan barbecue."

Oh, Michael Steele.


Monday, July 05, 2010

"He makes usa look decent."

This is what I've been into lately. Soccer, who knew? What will be next for rising international star footballer Landon Donovan?

For you sentimental readers, I offer this video as well:


Friday, July 02, 2010

"Where were you on Christmas Day?"

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Release the Kagan
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

(Skip to 3:22 for the not-so-subtle bigotry.)

"You have a very different belief system than most of the people who come from where I come from."


The nerve of those Republicans. Lindsey Graham, I'd like to know where you were on Christmas Day, you putz.