Jun 26, 2008 Uncategorized
Yup, it’s a new project called “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” that stars NPH (Neil Patrick Harris to those who’ve never seen Harold & Kumar) as the trying-to-be-evil madman, Nathan Fillion as the superhero Captain Hammer, and is written by Joss Whedon and various family members. It’s a three-part musical that will be aired on the internet in the near future.
The fan site for the film just unearthed the first video teaser for the project and as expected from anything JW touches, it’s hilarious.
Turn up the sound and enjoy:
So what do you think? Does it look like something you’d watch? No air date has been set yet, but I’ll post details as I get them.
|: Found at doctorhorrible.net
Yesterday morning, Rhon and I went to the grand opening of the new Whole Foods Market in Dr. Phillips. We went early for the free advertised breakfast, which was basically croissants and coffee or OJ, and the free tote bag of goodies, so we were in line by 7:30am.
But I think I have a new fave grocery store. I’d never been in a Whole Foods before because I never had one nearby. Even in Orlando, I would have had to drive up to Winter Park. But this new one is only 10 min away and is on the way home from both mine and Rhon’s new jobs, if we go the alternate route up Turkey Lake Rd.
I think I like it because the prices are actually pretty reasonable and also, I hate to cook, so the huge deli/prepared foods area holds a big appeal. I mean why slave over a BBQ brisket, mashed potatoes and veggies when you can just pick it up already cooked and bring it home? LOL
But I also like that you can sample stuff so you don’t drop the money only to find you don’t like it. And omg, did we sample yesterday. We tried a $17 prosciutto, salami, three kinds of cheeses (of course, my fave turned out to be a Wisconsin cheddar LOL), vegan roasted red pepper soup, hummus made from edamame and another made from sweet potatoes, and organic pineapple, oranges and strawberries. They also had fresh gelato (thumbs up to the coconut) and that BBQ beef brisket was finger-sucking good. We spent two hours in there and walked out almost full.
But to our surprise, the sampling didn’t end at the store. Those tote bags I mentioned? Full of all kinds of samples, including organic chips and cookies, full-sized packages of creamy tomato soup and Newman’s mints, and several kinds of teas and smoothies. There were also several health and beauty samples including Kiss My Face and Burts Bees stuff, and to our surprise, even a cute silver-plated bracelet. All total, I would estimate each bag had like $40 or so worth of samples. You can see the haul in the photo.
Of course, being up so early, after being up late writing, meant I basically slept most of the afternoon when I got home. LOL I so am not a morning person.
Jun 24, 2008 Uncategorized
Ok, I admit it… I’m obsessed with VH-1′s decade shows. You know the ones I’m talking about – “I Love the 80′s” parts 1, 2 and 3D, and the like. It’s fun reliving all the pop culture nuggets from days gone by.
So I was excited this week to see VH-1 is finally tackling the current decade with “I Love the Millenium.” So far I’ve seen the ones for the years 2000 and 2001 and while I love them (with the exception of Michael Ian Black, who is nowhere near as funny and irreverent as he seems to think he is — sorry, it had to be said), I realized this decade’s recap makes me feel…well…old.
I know, you’d think watching recaps from stuff that happened twenty years ago when I was in high school would do that. But it was fun watching the 70s, 80s and even 90s, going, “Hey, I remember that.” or “I used to have one of those.”
So what’s so different about the current decade? I think it’s because I find myself watching it now saying to myself, “Holy shit…was it that long ago? Did that really happen eight years ago?” It’s like my memory associates it with recent events so to be reminded it was almost a whole decade ago makes me realize how much time has slipped by since.
Is it just me or are any of the rest of you “I Love the (fill in the blank)” junkies having the same issues?
Oh, and can we please have more Hal Sparks commentary, VH-1? ‘K, thnx!
Jun 23, 2008 Uncategorized
I woke up this morning to the news that George Carlin had passed away due to a heart attack. Now, in the current state of the world, this is but a ripple in the ocean to most, but to me it hit home.
I never met Carlin but I have a lot of memories of watching his comedy with my mom…and laughing hysterically. Carlin once said he always tried to figure out where the line was between comfortable and uncomfortable comedy and then deliberately crossed it whenever he could. And in doing so, he exposed a lot of the idiocy in this world.
He’s most famous for his decades old “The Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV” skit, but I think my favorite was his commentary on how as we travel through the world we leave a trail of stuff behind us. For those that can’t watch the video I linked to, here’s an excerpt:
“Sometimes you leave your house to go on vacation. And you gotta take some of your stuff with you. Gotta take about two big suitcases full of stuff, when you go on vacation. You gotta take a smaller version of your house. It’s the second version of your stuff. And you’re gonna fly all the way to Honolulu. Gonna go across the continent, across half an ocean to Honolulu. You get down to the hotel room in Honolulu and you open up your suitcase and you put away all your stuff.
“Here’s a place here, put a little bit of stuff there, put some stuff here, put some stuff–you put your stuff there, I’ll put some stuff–here’s another place for stuff, look at this, I’ll put some stuff here…” And even though you’re far away from home, you start to get used to it, you start to feel okay, because after all, you do have some of your stuff with you. That’s when your friend calls up from Maui, and says, “Hey, why don’tchya come over to Maui for the weekend and spend a couple of nights over here.”
Oh, no! Now what do I pack? Right, you’ve gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff…”
Whether Carlin’s comedic observations tickled your funnybone or stroked your ire, because I’ll admit his comedy wasn’t for everyone, at least he made you think. He said things we were probably thinking but were too “P.C.” to say.
In fact, he was a big fan of the freedom of speech and even took his case to the Supreme Court, when he was arrested for “using indecent language in front of wheelchair-bound children” during a show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the S.C. ruled that the FCC had the power to prohibit stations from airing profanities when children may be able to hear them. Even today, you still can’t say those seven words on broadcast network TV. Thank goodness for cable, eh?
The same year he fought the FCC, he hosted the first episode of the landmark show, “Saturday Night Live,” which pushed a lot of boundaries on what you could say and do on TV.
Ironically, The Kennedy Center announced five days ago that Carlin was to be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. It’s one of the highest honors one can bestow upon a performer in the arts.
In response, according to the press release I received, Carlin responded, “Thank you Mr. Twain. Have your people call my people.”
If you’ve never really exposed yourself to his comic genius, I’m sure HBO will be trotting out a stream of his old TV specials in the next month or so. Or hunt down more clips on YouTube. Like him or hate him, a lot of things he had to say made sense. And made me laugh.
How about you?
Do you think the Korean designer of this new hotel in the country of Azerbaijan has ever seen Star Wars?
It’s called the Full Moon Hotel and it is being built in the city of Baku, along the Caspian Sea (the country is sandwiched between Russia to the north and Iran to the south). I love the whole sci-fi presentation of this hotel, but am a little weirded out by its focal feature being a flattened Death Star-look-alike.
If money were no object, would you book a stay there?
|: Found at StarWars.com
Jun 17, 2008 Uncategorized
|Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
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|You scored as Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)The universe is erupting into war and your government picks the wrong side. How much worse could things get? It doesnâ€™t matter, because no matter what you have your friends and you’ll do the right thing. In the end that will be all that matters. Now if only the Psi Cops would leave you alone.
Honestly, I was hoping for Firefly to be #1, but I guess I’ll settle for a two-way tie for second. Funny thing is I’ve never really watched Babylon 5 or Farscape other than the random episode here and there.
I mean it’s on my “to do” list, but if you’ve seen that list, you know it’ll probably be a while. LOL
If you take the quiz, let me know what you got or send me the link to the results on your blog.
|: found at PolyGeek