SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

March 1, 2011

Any writers or creative people out there?  You might want to consider submitting some of your work here.

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This is a cool idea – movie bar codes.

Here is Traffic:

And here is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Check the whole site out here.

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What your sneeze says about your personality. They don’t say what it means if you, like Liz Lemon, are one who snarts, but most other options are listed.

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According to The Slate, Facebook is now going to post a link on your wall if you “like” something. Awesome.  Another reason to get off Facebook.


HE SAID: Winter

January 25, 2011

FYI, the following is being written from the comforts of my own home…where I’m sitting under a blanket, wearing long johns, sweats and a flannel shirt.  The sun has just set outside, it is approximately -4 degrees before the windchill, and we are expecting another major snowstorm later this week.  But be aware, I am not complaining, I am merely writing down factual statements.  Why am I not complaining? You may ask…Because it is the middle of winter in effing Vermont, and unless I am being forced to live here against my will, I have no right to complain. Ok, maybe not being forced against my will, but you get my point.

And yes, I get it, the last couple of days have been pretty darn brutal, even close to record breaking, in fact. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of lows of negative -27 with a windchill of -40, but when I woke up this morning praying my pipes didn’t freeze and my car would start (thank you, C.G. Johnson – alleged inventor of the garage door), I realized two very important things: 1. I have absolutely, no control over the weather and 2. I can move, really quite easily. With regards to #1, spare me your tree-hugging, hippie liberal BS about my effect on the environment.  Yes, I realize that there are many things I could do better to control my effect on the environment, just don’t mention global warming to me when my private parts have ascended back into my stomach.  And as for #2, I just don’t want to.  I’d rather put up with X amount of days of absolute crap weather, because I love it here.

So the title of this post could have been way better, but at its crux, this post is about winter…and all the assholes who complain non-stop about it.  It’s times like this that I hate things like twitter and facebook (wait, that’s not true, clearly I am obsessed, but still), with friends constantly reminding me about how miserable it is outside. Trust me, I am aware of it.

Or maybe I’m still bitter about the Patriots losing to the Jets, and I’m simply taking it all out on you. Not quite all, there is some of my blood on a hand-dryer in one of the Newark International Airport bathrooms thanks to that shitshow. Yet, I digress.

It’s good to be back.


I SAID: Case of the Mondays?

November 22, 2010

Maybe my co-writer will notice the subtle post title change, and write on passive-aggressiveness again.  And yes, I do forgive her given she has been extremely busy lately…what with a new job and house.  That being said, it takes all of 8-12 minutes to put one of these together.  Happy Turkey week.

This seems as good a clip to start as any…

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Collegehumor take on Social Network, made by other directors. Awesome stuff.

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Why post Nirvana playing Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time? Why not.

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If you can deal with subtitles…watch this flick.  Called “The Secret in Their Eyes,” it won Best Foreign Film at the Oscars last year; it’s amazing how good a movie can be with acting and no special effects.


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 25, 2010

Patriots win, I just relived collegiate glory days, and both my fantasy sqauds have a legit shot of winning this week…so as of right now I don’t have a case of the Mondays (besides the hangover. How the hell did I survive four years of that).

Grandma never had it so good…

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I mean, there is facebook stalking…and then there is this.  Good stuff from collegehumor/eminem.

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The NY Post is always fun after the Yankees lose before the World Series.

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Thoughts on new Anthony Hopkins movie? Usually I’d be totally into it…but an exorcism movie, haven’t we had enough of those recently?


HE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

October 4, 2010

I posted this once before, but now it’son youtube so I get to embed it.  This airs tomorrow at 8pm on ESPN.  And I’m not doing this to be a d*ck to my Yankee fan friends, but our season just ended yesterday, you get to move on…deal with it.

(ps the man in the freeze frame is Dave Roberts, in case you didnt’ know. He stole the most important base in MLB history…)

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For anyone that played simcity, especially the early versions, this collegehumor video is well worth your 90 seconds.

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Here are a bunch of Social Network parody trailers (twitter, myspace, etc)…for what it’s worth the actual movis was damned good.

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Since I’m not sure I’ll be able to make my car payment this month, tough for me to donate…however posting this link is hopefully helping out in some way.  No worries either way, but at least click on it, read about it, and think about it.


SHE SAID: Passive Aggressiveness

September 22, 2010

I’m surprised, given that I’m a woman and Jeremy is Jewish, that we haven’t covered this topic yet, but a certain Facebook post today provided me with some inspiration to post.

HeSaid’s status? “maybe i feel the need to be more diversified because i no longer have a blog partner.”

It’s all there.  The cry for pity.  The posturing.  And the zinger.

There’s only one thing to say: he’s a pro.  And you thought he was all about 90210 mourning and Brett Favre ruminating.

And to a certain extent, it seems that as a woman, it is either expected from me, or accepted and tolerated from my sex.  The classic example is the woman who gets mad at her spouse or significant other for not reading her mind.  It happens, I know people like that – the idea isn’t coming from thin air.

And yes, I have been delinquent.  That’s putting it nicely.  If this was my job I would have been fired months ago.  I realize that.  It’s there, in the back of my mind.  My dropping this blog like a my son dropped playmobile when he discovered Star Wars.

But I was not expecting it from my blog partner, despite his being Jewish. I’m kidding.   And all I mean from that is that the stereotype is there, think George Costanza’s mother on Seinfeld.  But Jeremy going to such great and very public lengths to get my attention instead of calling, texting, emailing, IM-ing me to get my ass in gear and post was not expected.

And the worst part of this passive aggressive attack?  It worked.  Because I posted.  You’d think after years of exposure I would have been able to resist.


HE SAID: Passive Aggressiveness

September 22, 2010

Ok, so apparently Nifer, you are not a fan of passive aggressiveness.  Well, here is some active aggressiveness…EFF YOU! You wrote, “But Jeremy going to such great and very public lengths to get my attention instead of calling, texting, emailing, IM-ing me to get my ass in gear and post was not expected.”  I am here to sit on a pulpit and set the record straight…in a way you are correct, because I absolutely was an ass in the way I went about getting your attention over the past couple of weeks.  In addition to the status you referred to, I also included this little zinger in the last case of the mondays post – “Oh, and enjoy them…they very well could be the last.”  I was implying that if you didn’t get your ass into gear, I was going to quit.  Luckily for you, and our 16 readers, you stepped up.

Back to my point, you hate passive aggressiveness, I hate liars.  If I could only somehow get a hold of text message conversations and scroll through our thousands of gchat lines to count the amount of times we discussed, in a very PRIVATE setting, your lack of blog activity.  So, as I said earlier, EFF YOU.

Ok, now that we are done with that, I’m actually surprised I was so effective with my passive aggressive attacks, only because I grew up in what according to Nifer, an obvious anti-semite (I kid, I kid), was an a-typical Jewish household.  That is, there was no passive-aggressiveness, especially on the part of my mom.  It was not, “that dishwasher isn’t going to empty itself,” so much as “empty the dishwasher, now.” My sister didn’t vent her anger at me by some passive aggressive tactic, instead she used to scratch me, far more direct. Maybe it’s just ingrained in my Jewish DNA.

This guy is kind of a Dane Cook wanna be, and since Dane Cook is lame in the first place (perhaps a whole other blog topic), that makes this guy a huge dbag – however he does have some decent tips on how to be passive aggressive – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDzoVtts3qU.

Finally, my passive aggressive facebook behavior was not “a cry for pity,” as you called it.  It was a call to action, clearly it worked.  And as frustrated as I have been this summer at your blog behavior, I am extremely happy to see you back.  Of course, we have probably missed out on thousands of potential readers and advertising dollars, but don’t worry, it’s not entirely your fault.