SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

April 19, 2011

I was in Boston yesterday watching my sister run the marathon.  It was amazing.  Between her finishing in an unbelievably great time, getting to experience the city on Marathon Monday and cheering for so long that my voice was horse and my son was telling me to be quiet, I had an unforgettable weekend.  I was also not near my computer, so I’m posting a day late.

Here is a really great article about how even though one might aspire to be well read, well listened, etc., there just isn’t enough time to digest all that is being produced.

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Evian’s new ad is pretty cool.

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Every single Jeopardy skit done by SNL.

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SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays

December 21, 2010

I don’t know if I’m the only one who missed this video this weekend, and I’m sure it’s getting forwarded on like mad, but it’s a rare skit of brilliance from SNL.

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The Onion’s most important people of 2010.

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The saddest Christmas card ever?

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Some cool and creative christmas trees.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

September 27, 2010

I’m super excited about this collaboration since I admire both artists and also love love love when cool people get together to create stuff.

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We missed it, but Friday was National punctuation day.  Click here for more information on your favorite punctuation marks and to see some of the haiku’s submitted in honor of the day.

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A funny Steinem essay that considers how different our world would be if men could menstruate.

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If you missed Saturday Night Live’s broadcast on Saturday night, you should definitely check out this highlight.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

June 1, 2010

This is in my top ten youtube videos ever.

I don’t know who made it, or why.  And something tells me that them uniting might be a terrible idea and bad for mankind … but I still love it.  Thank you, producer, for making douchebags mildly endearing.  I found myself almost rooting for them at the end.

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I love denim.  Jeremy might argue that I have a bit of an addiction.  This would be the antibody.

Also, this reminded me of the SNL “mom jeans” skit – “give her something that says I’m not a woman anymore, I’m a mom.”

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I regularly school Jeremy in Trivial Pursuit.  The co-creator has passed away. Hopefully this doesn’t mean a delay in release of the Trivial Pursuit: American Idol edition.

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Al and Tipper Gore have decided to get a divorce and announced it via a mass … e-mail?

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A 2 year-old addicted to smoking.  His mother “can’t remember” how it started and is motivated to make him quit because of the cost.  Poor guy.  Seeing a two year old correctly wielding a cancer stick is more than mildly upsetting.  Check it out here.


SHE SAID: Case of the Mondays?

May 10, 2010

Unless you’ve been in a cave or on an island without internet, I’m sure you heard Betty White was the host of SNL this weekend.  That was enough incentive for me to watch it, but I can’t speak for Jeremy. Despite her not being on Facebook, the campaign to get Betty White to host SNL that was started on Facebook was successful.  She crushed it – and performed in almost every skit throughout the night.  SNL brought out some of my favorite skits: the NPR delicious dish women and the Lawrence Welk show.  Betty White’s career in acting and television is long and distinguished, (including her discovery a small town weatherman she thought had potential named David Letterman) and this article claims it’s arguable that she has spent more time on television than anyone.

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Yet another reason I should look into deleting my Facebook account …. more privacy issues.  It’s getting old.

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A really interesting article reflecting on the background and environment of men’s lacrosse and how that mindset and mentality might have played into the tragedy at UVA written by a contemporary of George Huguely’s.

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My favorite gnocchi recipe from EatingWell magaine.

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Ferris Bueller is tweeting.  Or was.  Twitter based re-enactment of the 25 year-old throughout the movie (@ferris_bueller_).  Locations were also being updated via foursquare.  He’s tweeted the plot of his whole movie and it’s kind of left me wanting more.

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Never, ever date a Flyers fan.  Even if she shaves her mustache. The Bruins play tonight and I’m hoping home ice can help secure a win.


HE SAID: Marry/Fuck/Toss

June 12, 2009

Jeremy, after getting crappy draws from you for weeks, months, rounds, I’m not giving you any more hotties.  This round I’m taking a technique from you and giving you three ladies from the same show.  Saturday Night Live, your favorite show on television, has a plethora of women to choose from and I have managed to narrow it down to three.  Angie Tempura, Celebrity Blogger (an amazing line: “What’s scary about CT?  Losing your tennis racket at Pottery Barn?”), What’s that, it’s Pat, and Judy from the Lawrence Welk Show skits.  I have included some video links in case you need a little refresher.

It really is amazing how easy you make this on me, Nifer.  Clearly, Pat is getting tossed off a cliff.  Why would I fuck or marry someone whose gender I don’t know!  Not only that, but Pat was probably the most annoying character in the history of SNL, so even if Pat were an incredibly hot he/she, I’d still cliff it.

As for the other two, I could only go based on the clips you gave me because I have never seen either of these characters on an actual show. And since I am picking between the characters themselves this makes it even easier – I would fuck Angie Tempura and marry Judy from the Lawrence Welk show. I am sure you are curious as to why…

Pretty simple really, the character Judy has a sister, and works together with another character that looks strikingly similar to Anne Hathaway, and I’d love to get closer to her.  So my marriage to Judy might be a sham, but at least I’d have a shot at this.

And for the record, I will admit to laughing quite a bit at this skit, even though it goes against my moral code.


HE SAID: SNL (and a little Karate Kid)

May 6, 2009

kenanthompson_performs_in_saturdaynightlive_on_nbc_2007This is not groundbreaking news – but Saturday Night Live, for all intents and purposes, has become possibly the worst television show that is not aired on the UPN.  It is rare that I am actually home on a Saturday evening, which is great, because it means I get to DVR SNL, so I can fast forward all the bad skits.  Well, guess what, I’m done wasting that precious space on my DVR (as you know, Soap reruns of BH 90210 take up somewhat of a decent sized volume), because it has gotten to the point where I’m fast forwarding just about every fucking skit.  With the exception of Mark Wahlberg talking to animals and dick-in-a-box, I can’t come up with another skit that forced more than a chuckle out of my mouth.

I really don’t know how it’s become this bad.  My parent’s generation would say that SNL has been awful since the 80’s when people like Eddie Murphy were still on it.  I mean, I agree that the 90’s with Farley/Spade/McDonald/Sandler were not as good, but they were still watchable, and extremely funny much of the time.  But the cliff SNL has fallen off the last decade is almost unprecedented.  I say ‘almost’ because it has happened.  The Karate Kid Franchise has followed much of the same path as SNL.

karate3_iThink about it…Karate Kid 1 was like the 70s – just about flawless.  Karate Kid 2 (where Daniel San and his gay older lover, er, karate instructor, Mr. Miyagi go to Okinawa) was still very entertaining, as was SNL in the 80’s, but it wasn’t quite up to the standards of the original.  Karate Kid 3 and the 90’s of SNL had their moments (John Kreese faking his death, the ‘van down by the river’ skit to name a couple), yet you could tell it was on a road to nowhere good.  Then Karate Kid 4 came along, where Miyagi became a bisexual instructor and took on Hilary Swank, who by the way, went on to star in 90210 and of course, win an oscar.  This, much like SNL the past decade, was a complete and total disaster.

The only thing that could make either worse would be to continue.  It would not surprise me to see SNL continue, because it still does fairly well ratings wise considering its time slot.  But there is no way Karate Kid will continue, right? I mean, Will Smith would never produce a remake with his 11-year old son playing the part of Daniel or Jackie Chan as Miyagi, right?