Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Vincentennial Day!

100 years ago today, one of the great screen actors was born.

Excited About a Game That Doesn't Exist

After going to the gym this morning, Becca and I stopped several places, including Gamestop. She's looking for a used Gamecube Memory Cube (which she didn't find), and asked me if I wanted to go in. I said no, I'd just sit there looking at games I can't afford right now.

But while waiting in the car, I suddenly thought, Oh, damn, did LEGO Ghostbusters come out yet?!

Then I realized that game doesn't exist.

This is your fault, Lee Sargent! You made me crave a game that isn't real!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My Collection Has a Hole In It Just This Size...

This is the best doll I've seen since the Scarlett Johansson doll from The Spirit. I'm sure this will be priced way out of my range, but I wish it wasn't...

Health Report Update

It's almost summer (though it's quite chilly today in DeKalb), so I've got my new summer haircut, courtesy of Becca. Since we're both home now and looking for jobs (though she's racking up the commissions and I'm very proud), we decided to make a commitment to go back to the gym again. We went back for the first time yesterday, and I was again reminded that I'm in the worst shape I've ever been in in my life.

Working out felt really good, though--you know, after. Becca burned off some of the excess energy that's been making her so anxious lately (she feels really cooped up without the 9 to 5), and I felt so much better. Refreshed. And more capable. Since I've made a lot of strides in getting over the agoraphobia, and since I don't have a problem with her driving me around anymore, this felt like yet another step towards reclaiming my former humanity...

Also, it turns out I've actually lost some weight. Not much, but the last time I was at the doctor's office and they put me on the scale, I weighed 11 pounds more than I do now. That was a wonderful surprise. I stepped on the scale at the fitness center and I thought for sure I had gained even more and was going to weigh forty pounds more than I actually do. But I lost 11 somewhere.

Now I've just got... a LOT more to go.

Becca and I promised each other we would always go at least three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We can go more, but we can never go less. That combined with the pool opening this weekend makes me feel like I'm finally, FINALLY back on track...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Doctor Who Opening, SNES Style

Not only does this perfectly capture Super Nintendo graphics, but they use the middle eight section of the theme, which is quite possibly my favorite music ever.

Fuck You, Eric Cantor

Just... fuck you.

Holding up relief funds for tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri, until you get more budget cuts--a budget bloated by Republican tax cuts for the rich and the endless wars of Bush and Obama--is no less than a treason against American people in need.

You cannot claim to serve the American public trust and hold up relief funds for people whose homes and lives have been destroyed.

You cannot.

You are not doing your job.

And you deserve to lose it.

Fuck you.

The Upcoming TV Season

I've been going through the reports from the upfronts, and this is where I usually do the breakdown and talk about what I want to watch, but nearly every single new show looks terrible. Maybe I'll change my mind as we get into September and October, but right now, it looks like I'm going to have even more time away from my television next season (which is not at all a bad thing).


Everything on Fox looks bad. I really don't know why anyone gets caught up in anything on Fox anymore, since Fox will just cancel it, but I know a lot of Fringe fans. I'll watch Fringe eventually on DVD, but I'm not going to sit weekly and put myself in a position where I'm beholden to Fox to give me just a few more episodes before they chuck it for some slick high concept stupidity that will flop.

Of their new shows, the animated ones look particularly stupid (seriously, you canceled King of the Hill for this garbage?), and New Girl with Zooey Deschanel looks tremendously awful. I used to like Zooey, but after that shitty (500) Days of Summer movie, Zooey is apparently nothing more than the hipster pixie queen who flits around and looks cute, and her sitcom looks like it's just... that. And nothing else. When you read the description, it sounds amazingly stupid, and then you add Zooey who is just actively annoying me these days... no.

I want Alcatraz to sound interesting, but it's Fox.

So it looks like it's still just Kitchen Nightmares for me. And Hell's Kitchen if it ever comes back.

Zero interest in The X-Factor.


There are threats that Catherine Tate may be the new boss on The Office. I hope that doesn't happen, because then I might have to try watching it again.

Again, all of the new shows sound terrible--seriously, Whitney Cummings is not funny, stop pretending that she is... of course, I'm a hypocrite, because the only reason I'm going to try watching The Playboy Club is Amber Heard in a bunny outfit. But come on, tell me The Playboy Club isn't going to be canceled after two episodes.

So it'll just be Parks and Recreation for me, which is coming on at 7:30, so it'll be on right after The Big Bang Theory on CBS, and then Thursday night will be over. (30 Rock isn't coming back until midseason, but right now I'm not sure if I actually want to watch it anymore or not.)

By the way, the season finale of Saturday Night Live was, for the most part, exactly as hilarious as everyone said it was. Now if Kristen Wiig would only leave the show... And give Jay Pharaoh more to do, christ.


The only suspense here is wondering which of their new shows will fail first. My money's on Tim Allen's new sitcom, but Once Upon a Time looks like something no one could love (plus it's a rip-off of DC Comics' Fables), and Pan Am looks as cancelable as The Playboy Club (lots of Mad Men rip-offs on this year). And who the hell was clamoring for a slick remake of Charlie's Angels?

Castle is coming back, which is the real treat for me. And Modern Family will still get TiVo'd, and Cougar Town will be back midseason, so again, no change.


The only new show I'm going to watch is 2 Broke Girls, because of my unkillable love for Kat Dennings. It looks stupid, but it's Kat. And it's on after How I Met Your Mother. The Big Bang Theory on Thursdays, and nothing else.


Who fucking cares?

Yeah, lots of free time. Of course, I'll just spend it watching movies or being on the internet but, well, I've made my peace with that.

Green with Envy

I put this up on my Muppet blog, but I should put this up here, too.

It's been way too long.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Doctor Doom Gets All the Bitches

Becca's friend Joe has been divesting himself of some of his collectibles lately, and brought over a Doctor Doom doll to give her from his collection.

BECCA: Awesome.

JOE: Now you can put him up with your Barbies.

BECCA: Oh, yes!

JOE: Although I don't think they're going to have sexy fun times with Doctor Doom.

BECCA: Are you kidding? Doctor Doom gets all the bitches.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kristen Bell Mondays

Sunday, May 22, 2011