Sunday, October 21, 2007

An Important Notice to DVR Users

For those of you who only watch shows you've pre-recorded, don't forget that you may be missing some great commercials. Like this one I caught while watching Benji the Hunted on WLNY55/10:

It's so bad I think it belong in the annals of some of my favorite bad commercials of all time, including the Boch auto commercial in Boston that featured Ernie Boch Jr. before he was cool yelling "woah, you two! stop making love!", and Chicago's Eagleman auto insurance from when I was a kid

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Grey's Anatomy, I can't but love your hospital drama

This season, I told myself I was over Grey's Anatomy. I mean, the show is ridiculous. Meredith keeps sabotaging her relationship with the hottest brain surgeon in the world because she's damaged or whatever, George got married to someone he didn't even like that much just so the writers could have some interhospital drama, and Burke left Christina at the altar for the ol' "I love you more than you love me" reason employed in season one of ER when Dr. "Tag" Tagilieri left Carol Hathaway at the altar, paving the way for George Clooney to sweep in.

Which reminds me, I stuck around ER for seasons after it was good--I had to watch Dr. Greene hook up with the horrible British lady before he died full of regrets, for Abby to hook up with Carter like we knew she wanted to and then to have it go badly for pretty much no reason other than Noah Wyle wanted to get his ass off the show, and for Dr. Pratt to come be the new Dr. Benton.

That's why, after getting totally swept up in Grey's again (every time Patrick Dempsey turns on those bedroom eyes I just can't help myself), I have decided that Grey's Anatomy and ER should just combine into the same show. Let Luka be the Chief, have Jon Stamos play Sloan, and let Linda Cardellini inject a bit of Lindsay Weir's angst into Meredith Gray.

But until all my pop culture dreams come true, please enjoy this updated Gray's Anatomy: Who's Slept with Whom spreadsheet, color-coded for your convenience. (Click to enlarge)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Jon Hamm

Don Draper, will you narrate my slide show ad pitch?

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Tube is gone!

The only music network worth watching, The Tube, has been been pulled from the air. For those of you who never watched the channel, you really missed out, and for those of you who were fans, I don't have to tell you how much this sucks.

According to Wikipedia, they had to shut down because they were broke. I guess I could have figured this, since they had so few ads, and they were all for weird things like the Air Hog blimp. Also according to Wikipedia, the last video they played was "Woke Up This Morning," aka The Sopranos theme song. It stopped abruptly at 12:01 and the screen went blank.

We'll miss you, Tube. Flipping through the channels will never be the same.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I know I've been neglecting you, internets, but unfortunately I just can't see to come up with anything coherent to say about anything lately. So how about some incoherent ramblings? Here are the things that have been on my mind that would make fairly decent blog posts if I had the inspiration to really write about them. Feel free to choose your favorite and write your own blog post about it.

1. I would totally watch Brothers & Sisters if Greg Berlanti would cast Gregory Smith as Emily VanCamp's bf that Sally Field's family doesn't approve of.

2. No one probably has any idea who anyone other than Sally Field was that I just mentioned. It was a little show called Everwood, people, and it was like Brothers & Sisters except it KNEW it was cheesy, and instead of Sally Field's hysterics we got Treat Williams' raised voice and measured apology/feelings explanation.

3. Maybe it's just because I spent a lot of time with him when I was going through puberty and he was a smoldering pediatrician, but I always kind of felt like George Clooney was mine. Until he forsook me for a cocktail waitress/scorpion eater/motorcycle accident victim. On the bright side, George never stays with one woman for too long, and look at her last boyfriend/Fear Factor partner! Maybe there is hope for me yet.

4. I think Dirty Sexy Money is my favorite new show. Unless you count Tina Fey's American Express commercial.

5. I'm getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. Behold my provisions for the weekend (other than a nice bottle of vicodin):

6. I want Wes Anderson's brother to come decorate my apartment. Owen can come help (it will give him something purposeful to do), and afterwards I'll make us all some pizza rolls and peanut butter/banana milk shakes.

7. I think what is wrong with our culture today can pretty much be boiled down to the fact that smug, egotistical John Edwards still continues to get TV deals, while gentle, Mr. Belvedere lookalike James Van Praagh gets his show canceled and has to watch Jennifer Love Hewitt reenact his life. If I was dead, I would so never communicate with a guy who whitens his teeth so he can flirt with my bereft sister or whatever.

8. Does everything google touches turn to gold? This new site from blogger is absolutely mesmerizing, and one of the best encapsulations of humankind I've ever seen: it's a slideshow of recently uploaded photos to blogspot blogs. Just try not to get drawn in....

9. I'll try to write some posts this weekend while I'm drooling all over myself and am too disfigured to leave the house. Thanks for sticking with me, people