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I don't watch beauty pagaents. But it's always fun to read about them the day after. There was a time Donald Trump was involved in them. I see that idiot Perez Hilton was somehow involved in judging this one.

The runner up in the Miss USA pagaent is a 21-year-old Vista High School graduate, who is a San Diego Christian College student now.

She is claiming she lost out to Miss North Carolina because she didn't have a boob job.

Okay no, she didn't say that. She said it was because of her answer involving the question about same-sex marriage. She said, "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."

Now, I have so many problems with this answer. First, her thoughts on the subject bother me. But I can let that slide. People under 25 usually feel the same way their parents do on issues.

But her saying "opposite marriage," in ref. to a man and a woman, sounded odd. And, don't they train the hell out of those women to say the politically correct thing? What was she thinking?

It's hard for me to have sympathy for her if this answer cost her the title. Who cares? Pagaents are so idiotic, and I feel they do a bit of harm in society. So, if you drop the batton during the talent portion, you slip on your high heels, or you give a stupid answer...yeah, it may cost you. Get over it and stop with the sour grapes.

Now, on to the cop in PA (I abbreviate states now...especially them there long ones...I can't rely on my lame spelling and typos getting other publications all riled up).

He was drunk (allegedly) at a bar, and someone was filming as he talked about a recent victim of a shooting. He was laughing and carrying on, and even seemed delighted in the fact that the mom had to ID her son and screamed.

Currently, this cop is on paid leave. I have no problem that he's being paid while an investigation is done. But ya know what? They should wrap the investigation up within a day or two. It shouldn't take much longer for them to view the video, ask him for an explanation. And really, the only acceptable explanation I can think of right now, at 1 a.m. is, "I was talking about a scene in this movie I saw last night." Because, if he's talking about a real case, there should be no question that he get axed. (and as strongly as I feel about that...I also feel the police have no need to settle with the mother for ANY amount of money)

Cops already have a bad PR problem (as we...uh, saw in a previous blog). And they know the rules (when it applies to things like posing in Playboy or doing advertising with the uniform on). And in this day of video, they need to learn (even if that means this guy is a 9 year veteran, with an impeccable record) the hard way.

And for all these posters that claim we need to train cops on how to deal with kids that have toy guns, or old guys that may have weapons but should be talked and reasoned with...I instead think the cops need a few days of training that deals with people skills.

I've heard of cases where a guy is handcuffed, and saying dumb crap like "Your mom was great last night," or "You think you're so tough?" And the cop gets mad and maces him.

Now, as I said...I have no problem with cops shooting people in the back that try to flee. I think society would be better off.

But I do have a problem with a cop having someone in custody, and instead of ignoring and booking them, they get into a shouting match or their ego is bruised by some ranting and taunting.

If a cop can't handle that without blowing his fuse, he shouldn't be a cop.

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"And, don't they train the hell out of those women to say the politically correct thing? What was she thinking?"

Apparently they try, Josh. Forgive if this has been over-hashed on an old blog, but...

case in point, the valiant efforts of the lovely Miss Teen USA contestant from South Carolina, "such as":

Question: Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?

Answer: I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should...our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S...or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our...

April 21, 2009

I remember that one! Wasn't that Sarah Palin though answering Katie Couric's interview questions? LOL....I'm just kidding. Palin's responses were even more idiotic. Thanks for the smile Suzanne & Josh!

April 21, 2009

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely." That is the fear for many people looking down the business end of a county or state issued firearm poised at arm's length from a badge, or they see the red and blue lights flash on like lightening in their rear view mirrors. For the most part, I would agree in spirit with JoshB that basically if you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and I think that is what has the other side of this controversy respective shorts' in a twist.

Josh I have to say that police officers are not like you and me, nor can or should they be held to your "basic Joe human" standard. They are in a position of special trust. The vast majority of the time they are heroes, peace keepers, peace makers. Just as often the heroic things they do go unnoticed or not recognized or thanked. They have saved far more lives than they have ever taken, wrongly or otherwise. And I for one have been glad, with hands clasped as if in prayer, when I have needed help and there they came. God Bless them and their families. Talk about a thankless job...

But they are also held to public scrutiny for a very good reason. Much like the poem my Mother used to tell me was written about me (long story) which I loosely repeat: when they are good they are very very good; but, when they are bad they are horrid. Someone who I know with the force for most of his life told me once that most police officers walk a fine line between being a "law man" and being a criminal themselves. The "blue" do cover up for each other. Some make innocent mistakes which I can assure you in my years working with them haunt them far more than it haunts the public memory. But these are not the guys City Beat or some of your other posters here Josh were talking about.

Some cops are just plain bad cops. Some are even bad people. They should never have become cops in the first place. I call these types "cops" not "police officers." I hate to offer an opinion when I don't personally know all the facts or know for myself that the facts another professes are, in fact, true. But if Kelly Davis is 100% accurate in the facts she relayed, then those police officers HAVE been trained to handle that situation differently than how it apparently was handled. They did not follow policy and procedure. And Josh they can still be "cleared" of manslaughter or use of excessive force, but fail to follow policy and procedure which leads to a bad result, i.e., they kill someone. Once cleared of criminal conduct by the D.A., it then becomes an internal police matter and they can be written up or reprimanded or even discharged. That is confidential and won't be publicized with rare exception. So being cleared criminally does not necessarily mean "they didn't do anything wrong." (to be continued)...

April 21, 2009

So far, I feel most comfortable with your measured statements. No vitriol, no flame; just a carefully weighed response. It is upon such responses as these that an intelligent conversation may be built. Thanks, l.

April 21, 2009

Yeah, Palin's a trained animal all right, clippety clopping along until she runs into one of those 'blind' spots where she forgets a. what's she's being asked and b. what the script said.

How about the two of them together with Couric--McCain and Palin? Everyone cites the same clips of her interviews, but here, see how uneast McCain is, having to try and dodge the even the shadow of a deeper question; so keenly aware that the more they talk, the more dangerous it is for Palin. At least for in-depth interview, it is NOT "drill, baby, drill..." It is sliding of the surface of cool maverick-dom.

April 21, 2009

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/09/30/eveningnews/main4490788.shtml?source=mostpop_story

Couric: Governor Palin, almost every expert say it will take about ten years for domestic drilling to have an impact on consumers. So isn't the notion of "drill, baby, drill" a little misleading to people who think this will automatically lower their gas prices and quickly?

Palin: And it's why we should have started ten years ago tapping into domestic supplies that America is so rich in. Alaska has billions of barrels of oil and hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of clean, green natural gas onshore and offshore. Should have started doing it ten years ago but better late than never. We need to make sure that our nation's taking those steps to become energy independent.

Of course, ramping up supplies domestically is a key to that. But so is weaning ourselves off the hydrocarbons. We have got to get on board with the alternative fuel. John McCain has some great plans there. Also tapping into the nuclear, the clean coal to biomass, geothermal, tides, waves, all those things that we have as alternative energy sources, it's gotta be an all-of-the-above approach to energy independence. We cannot keep going down the road that we're going on now. And that's circulating nearly $700 billion, American dollars, into other countries, ramping up, boosting up their economy, decimating our own, not when we have the solution here domestically.

Couric: And we'll talk about alternative sources in a moment.

April 21, 2009

John McCain: Could I just mention one other thing about this. I disagree with the 10-year figure. I talked to the independent petroleum producers who said, "Look, we can do some of this in a matter of months. We can do a lot more of it … in a matter of just a short period of time." And it's …

Couric: Don't they have a vested interest in saying that, though, Senator?

McCain: Well, they have the capability. And I don't think they're not telling the truth. I mean, they're the ones who are out there doing it. But I agree … with Governor Palin. What's the moral of this story? We should have done it a long time ago. But the point is that it also does have an effect on the futures, on the price of a barrel of oil. And many disagree with that. But I know that when they think that there's, when anybody market forces believe there's gonna be an increase in the supply then obviously the price of that commodity goes down, whether it's oil or any other supply and demand situation. And finally one other thing: India and China are drawing on basically a finite resource in the world. So we may have an additional supply to help us bridge between our dependence on oil and natural particularly oil … and the future, which is alternate energy.

Palin: Yeah.

Couric: Gov. Palin, I know you'd like to see drilling take place in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. And Sen. McCain, you oppose this. You call it, quote, "one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of the world."

McCain: Uh huh.

Couric: Who's right?

McCain: Did you expect two mavericks to agree on - (laughter) to agree on everything? Look, I … we just have, we'll be talking more and more about this issue. We do agree on the off-shore drilling and other means of limiting our dependence on foreign oil. But for us to agree on everything would make us, I think, a little boring. You can … say a lot about us, but we're anything but boring.

Couric: Who's gonna cave on this issue?

Palin: I don't think there's any need to characterize anything as caving. We'll continue to work together on this issue. And that issue is domestic supplies of energy being tapped, flowing into very, very, very hungry markets across our U.S. And we are on the same page there in seeking solutions to reach that goal.

Couric: At peak production, governor …

McCain: I wanna go and moose-hunt with her. And then we can, maybe we can have a look.

April 21, 2009

Sorry for the typos, folks. Need a full night's sleep :0

April 21, 2009

On to another subject, what is with John McCain totally throwing Palin under the bus? What an idiot.

SD...yes, I love that clip of the teenage pagaent, and her answer. It's got to be the all-time worst answer in pagaent history. And she was so dumb that she went on shows like Jimmy Kimmel and thought that by saying she was just nervous and she's not "really that dumb" would make people believe her.

I heard a comedian that once did a routine about how dumb those women are, and how they all have the valley girl accent. And how they often repeat the question, and slowly, because it bides their pea size brain a few seconds to think of a response to said question.

April 21, 2009

I do not watch beauty pagents either, but was wondering what the other contestants' questions were. Were they more along the lines of the other posts question?...Why can't Americans find the US on a map??

Seems to me, the CA contestant was given a question she could not answer without offending half the audience and judges. It does not seem fair to me (I know life isnt fair)to ask about gay marriage. Did the other contestants get asked about their stand on abortion or gun control? How about which is better public school or home schooling? Is Isreal or the Palestinians at fault for the problems in the Middle East??

Just wondering if ALL the contestants were given hot topic questions, or it was just her.

April 21, 2009

Good question, Cardig! Though I'd say the questions SHOULD be tough. They are, after all, interviewing for a high profile job, and should be able to demonstrate a few successful synaptical events.

I know my man surfed briefly over the channel while the pageant was on, and we had a good laugh over the suited gentlemen fanning open big white ostrich feathers as each contestant stepped down in her bedazzled bikini. And seriously, these girls are one step away from a short lucrative career in porn. No judgement on that, really, just that the parallels seem obvious.

Josh, politically [slimily] it makes sense that McCain would use her like a disposable latex item. Humanly, it is sad, inasfar as I am able to feel sorry for the Governor of Alaska. But I doubt those two mavericks ever sat down together alone.

Incidentally, my mother and Sarah Palin look eerily alike, from the hairstyle right down to the glasses. We found a full-page photo of Palin in People Mag and took my mother's picture with her sitting next to me, while I held the Palin photo over my face.

Hilarious. I'll have to find that photo. During all the campaign fervor, she (my mom) was getting stopped on the street and told she was "doing a great job." She lives in Palm Desert, and is very glad the hype is over.

April 21, 2009

That is friggin' hysterical. Palin had a look that I can see a lot of women pulling off. She should've milked that, and said "you betcha" as she winked at onlookers.

If she really wanted to get crazy with it, she could've done what that doofus that looked like Rod Stewart did in San Diego. He hired a few guys with black suits, sunglasses, and ear pieces, to be his bodyguard. He was proven to be a fake, when some fan asked why he didn't have a mole on his chin (or something like that).

Well, cardig, from what I heard, the others were asked tough questions. They told what a few were, and they sounded tough to me. But you bring up a good point. I think, though, she could've answered it with her same opinion (that she doesn't believe in gay marriage), in a less offensive way. Perhaps said a legal union of some kind, with benefits, should be made available to homosexuals. But she goes by what the bible says or (blah blah blah).

April 21, 2009

I think I saw that guy once! You have got to be a loser!!!! I can understand doing it once while out clubbing or drinking, though. I dated a guy once who looked a lot like Eric Stoltz, and he related a story from sometime before we met, of having impersonated Stoltz for an entire evening. Apparently, he was accosted by a gaggle of girls wanting his autograph. What's a poor boy to do?

April 22, 2009

There was a local dude that looked like Ricky Martin. As you can imagine, he did really well with the ladies. Some asked why he had a crappy apartment in Chula Vista. But they still slept with him.

I believe he went to jail for raping a woman, though.

Livin' La Vida LOCO!

I did a story for the Reader once on local impersonators. Some of them make some good money.

The Eric Stoltz thing is funny. At least he didn't look like him from his MASK character.

April 22, 2009

Sleaze-o-rama.

I knew you were going to make the Mask comment! I'd read that story, if it is still up on the site.

I love impersonators. Did you see "Mr Lonely," the new Harmony Korinn movie?

Michael Jackson impersonator is lured to a kind of commune by "Marilyn Monroe," who lives there with "Charlie Chaplin" (she comments that it feels more like living with Hitler--not just for the mustache). There's an Abe Lincoln, a Madonna, Buh'wheat, a Hispanic Queen Elizabeth, etc. etc.

I'm a fan of this guy's work, but this movie, despite the premise, didn't turn out his usual. Still, fun to see the impersonators do their respective 'thing.'

April 22, 2009

I remembered seeing commercials for it, but never caught it.

Among the things in the article I wrote:

The lawyer in Solana Beach that looks like Kramer. He'd always get bumped up to first class. Once spilled something on his lap, and the pilot announced he was on the plane as he was standing up, and everyone saw the wet spot on his pants, so he had to go into Kramer schtick.

A Dolly Parton who sings, lives in the east county. She was in Dollywood, without her wig, just checking things out. A woman came up and hugged her crying, saying how she recognized her under the big sunglasses, and how she helped her thru a difficult time in her life. She didn't want to upset the woman by saying she wasn't her, so she just hugged her and thanked her.

A Jack Nicholson, who got paid thousands to spend the weekend in a resort in Mexico, smoking fine cigars by the pool. He was told, "When we bring cameras by you, say something witty. Some movie line or something." So, the cameras would roll by and he'd say "Now this is as good as it gets!"

A casino in Vegas paid him, to fly into town, come out of a limo, and just walk thru the casino. Wave at a few people, then leave. He was there for a total of 10 minutes, got back on the plane (again, first class). He said it was the easiest money he ever made.

That's about all I remember...although there's a local Bono running around (his name is Pavel, real nice guy)

April 22, 2009

Hard to choose between the Nicholson and the Kramer stories! I think the Nicholson, for that line--geez. When I lived in NYC I heard the real Kramer was giving "Seinfeld" tours. Never checked it out--I am definitely more of a Larry David fan.

Speaking of celebs, I would love to see a thread on celebrity sightings or "brushes," (hint hint) and another on creepiest celebs.

April 23, 2009

I was recently turned on to Curb Your Enthusiasm. I can't friggin get enough of that show. It blows Seinfeld away.

Who are some brushes you've had with celebs?

April 23, 2009

I can't either! It felt like a little death once we'd gotten through all of the seasons, and I agree, though Seinfeld was great, Curb is the raw stuff--makes Seinfeld more like 'Larry Lite.'

Another great quirky show is Arrested Development. I think I almost gave myself a hernia watching discs of that show's run, and it SUCKS they were canceled. If you haven't already, it is really worth a try at Blockbuster.

Well, since you asked, anyone living or working in Manhattan is bound to see celebs. My very first day living in NYC I was housesitting on the upper West side, and it happens that Jerry Seinfeld was my next door neighbor! I wake up in the morning, walk to the local deli, and there he was, sitting on the patio sipping a latte. I figured every single day would bring a sighting after that!

It didn't, but I did learn that celebs like to wear sweats. I was coming out of a natural foods market on University in Greenwich, and walked past Susan Sarandon going in, wearing a black ballcap, black sweats, and giant sunglasses.

Then, Philip Seymour Hoffmann outside one of the Starbucks at Union Square--that was a treat, though he was also wearing sweats, ugly grey ones, and his hair was really messed up. I'm thinking he might have been deep in the "Method" for some film. What was he working on in say, 2004?

So here's the Lou Reed I mentioned: This one is the funniest, actually. I was coming up the subway stairs at 4th street, and bam, smack into this guy. We didn't say anything--maybe he did--I was really locked my head, stimulus-overloaded, because I was on my way to do a big presentation in a class, and had just had my eyebrow pierced with a gold ring on the way to kill some of the nervousness. (The only time I ever did that, btw, but it did help!)

The guy and I just stared at one another for a moment, no anger or annoyance, just "duh." Then, as I walked away, the refrain "Well, I love you Suzanne" started looping insistently in my head. That's when I realized it was Lou Reed.

April 23, 2009

Oh yeah, Molly Ringwald--wearing a nice dress, not sweats. Also in West Village, walking off a solely residential street. She looked almost surly, with that usual celeb air of self-importance, and her hair was abso-f'ing-lutely flaming red. Heard later she was working in an off-B'way play.

I'm sure many of us saw John Lithgow here in SD when he was doing Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Globe. Was on my way to Mercy, at the light at the end of Fifth. Of course, he had to be wearing sweatpants!

April 23, 2009

SD, you made me think...they always say actors want to be singers, singers want to act, blah blah blah. I wonder if runners and athletes, when they are out...maybe they were a suit and tie, INSTEAD of a sweat suit!

I would've yelled lyrics at Reed. Kinda like how those guys did when they saw Sting in the elevator on that Saturday Night Live skit.

Geez, if another person tells me about Arrested Development. I've never seen it...but I'm reluctant on new shows. All the critics went nuts over 30 Rock, and it's not very good. Same with South Park. So, I've given up on TV shows. They're to...sitcommy.

If I stumble upon one and like it, okay. Fine. But I won't take ANY recommendation, although Arrested Development has been recommended to me countless times.

April 23, 2009

Back to the beauty pagaent section of this blog: How idiotic is it of Perez Hilton to go on shows calling the runner up a "stupid bitch" because of her answer.

I didn't care for her answer (for a few reasons), but I also had a bit of a problem with his (loaded) question.

Somebody slap Perez for me.

And don't invite him back next year.

April 23, 2009

And I'm gonna recommend it one more time, for good measure. Grab the girlfriend and fire up the tube. I know, I know--same situation, and I finally caved in and watched. BTW, it's a spoof on sitcoms and esp. soaps. You won't be sorry! Two words: Will Arnette. 'Nuff said.

I don't have a problem with the question, and think it needs asking more often, though I find Perez Hilton to be as creepy as they come. Certainly her answer came back to bite him in the butt. I'm sure at that moment a lot of woo hoos and right ons were uttered, wife-beater-clad backs and Budweisers pounded, and flags kicked up a notch that evening in the good old US of A.

April 23, 2009

Arrested Dev. has also been recommended to me a lot. The few episodes I saw didn't do much for me. But I'm willing to give it a shot. I missed a lot of series from the beginning that I had to catch up on on dvd. I may get around to AD in 2012.

April 23, 2009

Hey mike1. It's one of those shows I think best to watch chronologically. Once it sets up, you start picking up on all of the self-referential stuff that makes no sense if you jump in at the middle.

April 23, 2009

I just get baffled when everyone loves a comedy, and I watch it and don't find it funny.

I had two different people, that didn't know each other, recommend the movie IDIOCRACY. Mike Judge wrote/directed it, and his Office Space is one of the funniest comedies ever. His Beavis & Butthead was clever and fun.

So, this movie about Luke Wilson being an average slacker for the ARMY, who is frozen and wakes up a thousand years in the future and is now considered a genius because of the dumbing down of society....I'm on board!

And this movie was awful!

I'll borrow the DVDs from my sister, next time she's in town.

April 24, 2009

You should write a movie review column entitled

"....I'm on board!"

Love Office Space. One of my online students, a slacker, put a picture in his final PowerPoint project of that guy who gets moved down to the basement, using it to support his argument about expanding a breakroom for happier employees. It was hysterical,and this individual did receive a bump-up in points for it.

April 24, 2009

You might be the hippest teacher ever. That's funny.

When they were making Office Space, all the trade papers said it was based on Milton, that character who was a cartoon on SNL that Mike Judge did. I didn't think that would be enough for an entire movie. Imagine my surprise when he became just a side character, and it all worked so well.

The problem with me having that for a title of movie reviews...is I'm usually NOT on board. 90% of the movies that come out suck.

Even movies like Sugar, which the critics raved about, was rather flat and uneventful.

April 24, 2009

I am so on board with not being on board, too, and would amend that percentage to 99.9. I actually love Duncan Shepherd because he is as cranky as I am about films. Not sure why he takes so much flack except that a lot of folk seem to think that intelligent expression equates to a form of ego abuse.

Hackneyed opinion, but true. I almost never go to an actual theatre because Hollywood almost never fails to disappoint, and because I prefer theatre and film of the absurd and transgressive.

Not sure about Sugar, will have to google.

April 24, 2009

2004 Sugar the Canadian gay teen romance, or 2008 Sugar the Dominican ballplayer?

The first looks more interesting, and apparently one of the actors died from eating a poisonous flower:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1091824320067_87233520/?hub=Entertainment

April 24, 2009

Yeah, you gotta stay away from the poisonous flowers. When I want to snack, I find the yellow roses (minus the stems) and pink carnations to be the most flavorful.

The Dominic ballplayer movie.

I would agree on a movie critic being really strict, but...well, we debated that in the movie section a few months back. It got ugly.

April 24, 2009

Suzanne you must be a celeb magnet! I've had so few "bumps with the stars," alas in NY and LA and never ever in SD. (But once in Iowa, go figure).

I think the Perez Hilton question to the CA beauty queen was a fair question. Loaded, yes...but she could have handled it in a way that didn't honk off a bunch of people and still been true to her feelings. If she was "crowned" (and this whole beauty pagent thing is so insane I can't believe I'm even talking about it) she would have to deal with and deflect all kinds of people and questions that she would need to handle in a more sensitive way than she did that night, as joshb inferred above. She didn't pass the test, period. And I think she's just a big whiny baby to claim she "lost" solely because she said that...thereby justify her moralistic opinion about homosexuality and marriage...maybe she lost because she wasn't all that compared to the other barbie doll running against her?

Anybody ever watch "Six Feet Under"? I loved that show....

April 24, 2009

Six Feet Under is one of my all-time favorites. What made you think of it?

April 24, 2009

I would love for someone to say to her, "Hey toots, do you realize that it's not just the answer you gave about gay marriage, but you said idiotic things like 'I think I believe' and 'there is same sex marriage and opposite marrige'. Maybe if she cohesively answered it, while still stating her views, it would've been different.

April 24, 2009

I know, huh. Don't get me started on linguistic inexactness. Anyway, they should have pressed the issue, and asked her if she was referring to inter-species marriage rights, like a cat marrying a dog.

April 24, 2009

Well, I think because of her when people say "You know, opposites attract," I'm going to say "I know. Men and women are always marrying, yet they're the opposite sex. It's insane."

April 25, 2009

Maybe by "opposite" marriage she meant when your folks don't approve. Or a Yentl kind of situation. Look, this is almost Miss America we are talking about here. She is not to be second guessed.

April 25, 2009

I think Perez should've jumped in and said "wait a second! you just said you approve of 'opposite' marriage. normal marriage is a man and a woman, so you're saying men can marry other men. thank you, perfect answer. NEXT!"

April 26, 2009

Yes, that is what should have happened.

Speaking of beauty contests, have you ever seen Ru Paul's Drag Race? I was rooting for "Bebe Zahara Benet," and she won.

April 26, 2009

"opposite marriage." The woman's a tard. Case closed. Seriously, there is no excuse for not being able, at that level, to answer ANY question with grace, intelligence, and diplomacy. Anything less is tard-town and you lose.

Suzanne, to answer an earlier question I thought of "Six Feet Under" when you were all talking about favorite TV shows. Now Josh has HOUNDED me (okay, slight exaggeration) for my top 5 fav movies, which I'm finding difficult to quantify. But for TV shows, that one is certainly up there...so well done. My boyfriend-that-I-live-with-but-think-I'm-too-old-to-call-a-boyfriend HATES TV. But he liked "Six Feet Under." He'd call it, "The Dead Show," as in, "Honey, the Dead Show is on tonight...wanna watch?" :) Death. It brings us all together, as some time or another, huh?

April 26, 2009

And here in the good old US of A it brings us more often than not to the boob tube! I loved the Dead show too, (would like to "be" Alan Ball) and remember we cried during the very last episode. How about when Michael C. Hall used to argue with the embalming clients?

I thought there'd be a spinoff called "Dances with Corpses," and would have watched. Wait--there was a spinoff, only they called it "Dexter." Hall's good, but the rest of the show sucks. They always have to make sure the stereotypical cops are in place, and that they are played by character actors with very limited range and annoying affect--like the guy who lisps. The only other decent character actor on that show is the lascivious little Asian guy.

"Boyfriend." Yes! We need a new term. It only works for the very young or old (didn't seem odd when my grandmother spoke of her "boyfriend"). Guyfriend or manfriend doesn't work--makes you sound like you are not serious, and that you might even have a couple dozen of them stacked up like cordwood in your garage.

But for some reason I have to choke back "boyfriend" in certain company and use an even more foreign term, "husband." It is considered common law after so many years, anyway. "My common-law husband said..." Nope. That isn't working. They are trying to embarrass us into nuptials! Good topic, l. You should write a La Mesa rant on this!

Lallaw, Josh is two-timin' ya gal. He asked for MY top 5 faves as well. I'm thinking about it, and tempted to throw a couple out, but no--I will demonstrate some form of control, and submit my list wherever requested.

April 26, 2009

L, you never 'gave up the ghost' on what celeb you brushed intimately against in Iowa.

April 26, 2009

I'll do a blog in a few days, asking everyone to post their Top 5 movies, and why. I'll also ask for least favorite and most overrated. So everyone be prepared.

April 26, 2009

are we still on for that worst commercial?

April 26, 2009

It will appear in the Thursday edition of the Reader.

April 27, 2009

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