Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here's one idea: remake the Eddie Murphy/Stevie Wonder skit. Lorne tells Tina Fey how much he appreciates her impression of Gov. Palin, but knows she has to dedicate herself to 30 Rock full-time at this point, but -- don't worry! -- he's lined up some great comics to audition to take over the impression on the show, and he'd love her opinion on them. Send in Kristen Wiig, send in Casey Wilson, send in (Kenan Thompson or Bobby Moynihan), then send in Sarah Palin, who does it badly. Tina teaches her how to do it right, and LFNY,ISN!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Says one Deadspin commenter, "I heard they were so big that even Braylon Edwards wouldn't drop them."
In other news, please assure me that Elina -- whose belly is somehow a voice for those who can't speak -- is going to win this cycle.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
- What are the protesters outside saying, anyway? It sounds like: Leader: Gaaa kaaa kaaa! Marchers: Oh eem!
- Since they're not around today, you can say it -- what do you really think about the Jews?
- If there is a silver lining to this whole financial armageddon thing, it is that oil prices are plummeting. That means (a) I'm saving on the overhead costs for the paper route I'm about to take; and (b) the good people of Oklahoma City may decide that they have better things to spend their money on than Clay Bennett.
- I think the most efficient way to seat people on a full flight would be to alternate large and small people.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
To me, breaking the fast involves the aforementioned sunflower bagels, some lox, and maybe a cottage cheese noodle kugel, but after reading about the baked ziti that 150 hungry Chicagoans will apparently be devouring, I'm thinking that maybe the ThingThrowers have some long-time specialties for the newly repented that we should be aware of. (And hey, Marsha has a whole seven hours in which she can add additional dishes to the menu. I, however, have 45 minutes until the Chief Bagel Officer cuts me off.)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
(In other theatre news, the new TKTS booth in Times Square will, at long last, take credit cards.)
What's your favorite bit of dialogue ever delivered on Sports Night? Explain your work.
My guess is that if you were to poll 100 fans of the show, you'd find a plurality who would nominate either "You're wearing my shirt, Gordon" or "I told many, many people" as their favorite line. My own vote, on a single-line-plus-perfect-delivery basis, goes to the latter. But if you factor in emotional resonance, perhaps it should be "Sometimes you just stand there, hip-deep in pie." And for lines that always make me giggle, it's gotta be "plenty of sunshine, plenty of hay" (which, incidentally, is the only set of lyrics Cosmo Girl knows for that song), and -- well, that's three from me, so I'll just stop now.
The whole series was exciting! Games One and Four featured impressive pitching duels between Jon Lester and John Lackey, with Lester being slightly better each time. In both of those games, unsung hero Jason bay contributed key hits. Game Two was won when often-injured and much-maligned J.D. Drew hit a 2-run home run in the ninth. In Game Three, the Angels' lone victory came in extra innings and featured the hitting heroics of Mike Napoli.
It's on to Tampa on Friday for the valiant Boston team.
Monday, October 6, 2008
ETA: Sadly, only the second best "Boom Goes The Dynamite" joke I've seen on TV. This one still leads.
Yes, the economy is crumbling, yes, my bank account will shortly be renominalized in Domars and, yes, I'm gainfully unemployed (although I have decided that following this layoff, I shall style myself retired), but if you need me, that's where I will be. I may ping Adam with a post or two if I can find something of cultural significance in Poipu or provide you with a brush-with-fame.
The Bloom County creator was interviewed by the Onion AV Club's Tasha Robinson back in August 2001, during an earlier hiatus:
In 2007, Breathed opened up his iPod shuffle to the Club. Of his ownership of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," he asserts: "[O]ne has to agree that the line She's probably up singing some white-trash version of Shania karaoke would be enough to kindle the passing intellectual interest of an erudite Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist curious about the social pathologies of people living in places that get hit by tornados."
O: People frequently compare you to Bill Watterson, I think in part because both your strips centered on a sense of whimsy, but also because your work left them with few comparisons. Do you think there's a valid parallel?
BB: No. He was the real thing. I was just scampering nude through the aisles before anybody could kick me out. Garry Trudeau was our greatest satirist in the second half of the century. Crazy ol' Bill Watterson created the purest comic strip, after Peanuts, probably. Or before Peanuts became a shadow. Bless him for quitting at the top. It's not easy.
- Chicken-Fried Bacon
- Fried Banana Split (banana, honey, and peanut butter encased in dough, fried, with caramel, chocolate, and powdered sugar topping)
- Fried Grilled Cheese
- Fried Jelly Bellys
- Deep Fried S'mores
- Fire and Ice (deep fried pineapple topped with banana whipped cream and served in a waffle cone).
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Also? PHILLIES! I realized leaving the Game 2 that that was the first playoff win I had attended since winning the 1983 LCS against the Dodgers (I was away in college in
Assuming you don't get bonked in the head by a taxi cab's trunk along the way, Mr. Sensitivo will lead you to the Comments.