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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Jay: Oops, There Goes The Voice

Well, not entirely, but I’m sounding more than a little froggy.  It’s trying hard to get dragged away by wild hoarses.

I’m sure the smoke now infusing my office airspace from the apartment upstairs will help.

Oh well.  At least I’m leaving the house for a while, which given the above could actually be a Good Thing.

Update:

So ironic that this search was one of our most recent hits, for which we are the number to result.


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Friday, December 15, 2006

Jay: Frosty

While Deb is at the doctor and running to the store, I just put on Frosty the Snowman for the kids to watch.  Sadie is glued to it with a funny half-smile “this is the coolest thing ever” look.  Watching her got me all emotional.  Well, besides that it was always one of my favorites.

Indeed, I owned the Little Golden Book version long before there was ever a TV adaptation, and it’s the first book I can remember ever reading.  It’s also the source of my liking Karen as a girl’s name, to the point where it’s a possible should we someday have a third girl.

Valerie isn’t quite as entranced, but also seems to like it enough to have chilled a bit.  Mom had the audacity to leave the house, after all.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Jay: Idol Surprises

One of these days I need to post album reviews over at American Idol News Blog, having listened to the CD releases from Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, and now Taylor Hicks.  All are solid, sound like themselves, and avoided being Biced to blahness.

Surprise: I don’t “do” country.  I enjoy Pickler’s album the most.

Surprise: I was not a fan of Taylor, and not big on the soul-tinged sound that is what he likes and performs best.  Yet for me it’s probably a toss-up between him and Daughtry for second place.

And I’ll stop there or I might as well be writing the real review, and before I do so I want to hear them all again, especially Daughtry.  I gave that the least attention, which could color my ranking.


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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Deb: Overheard in our house, Gilmore Girls Edition.

Me: Is he on CRACK?

Jay: Well, he can afford to be…


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Deb: Just for the record, #417

There is little more infuriating than flipping through random blogs to kill a little time and finding yourself reading a non-alerted spoiler for a reality show you’ve wasted 8 or 10 or 12 weeknights of your life on.  Particularly when it’s in the context of the blogger telling everyone what a loser she is for watching it even once but she was sick and bored and hey, my friend says that his friend says that so-and-so wins.  For some reason these friends of friends are never wrong, you know?

[This is the bit where I admit that I watch America’s Next Top Model with a love bordering on obsession.  Ahem.]

[This is the bit where I say that if this makes me a loser, I’ll wear the big L proudly.]

[This is the bit where I’m all amused with how irritating this string of asides is, really.]

Anyway, my favorite spoiler story of all time has to be the one that one of my college professors loved to tell, about The Empire Strikes Back.  Her sister got to see it in advance of anyone else in the family (opening day, IIRC) and when asked how the movie was at dinner that night blurted out, “Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker’s DAD!”

Heh.


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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Deb: A little treat for all you taylor-haters out there…

What do you get if you mix JibJab and Weird Al?

Do I Creep You Out?

Bwahahahaha!


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Friday, November 17, 2006

Deb: NBC is driving me nuts.

Stunts like the one they pulled last night with the presto-change-o scheduling and funky length episodes make me insane.  Presumably your TiVo knows what they’re up to and records accordingly, but that’s not how I watch TV.  Rob has a theory, but that’s not how I watch TV either.

I am apparently the last person in America who says, “Hey, it’s x night so y is on!” then rushes through chores (or skips ‘em *blushing*) and sits down and watches what I planned to watch.  And seeing as how I have to make time for this--time for TV is so not a given around here right now--I get absolutely furious if I turn on the TV and what I want to watch isn’t on.

Also, if you take a show away for a month (*cough* NBC *cough*) I’ll probably never watch it again, because I’ll be out of the habit by then.

You can just call me Debosaurus Rex.


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Monday, November 13, 2006

Deb: Some things are just WRONG.

My urge NOT to watch the Gilmore Girls tomorrow night is getting stronger and stronger.  If they’re about to do what I think they’re about to do, I may not be able to contain my nausea.


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Friday, October 20, 2006

Jay: Power Leach?

If you watch the show Heroes, you know that Milo, who played Jess on Gilmore Girls, is the kid who thinks he can fly, with a brother who actually can but has no interest in anything other than his own political career.

On a newsgroup, I saw someone state that Milo thinks he can’t fly, but is really a “power leach.” A power leach?  Kind of like Rogue except maybe gentler?

That would be interesting, but have we seen any indication of that?  At all?  We haven’t seen him unquestionably doing his flying power, which is funny in that we’ve seen the others doing their things.  When he appeared to fly, his brother was flying, and to the extent he was flying too, he could have been borrowing.  Or they could both have been doing it because they both can.

Yet we have prediction artist dude’s painting of Milo with wings.  Would he really be depicted as a human pegasus if he couldn’t fly?  Maybe the art is meant to mislead us, and artist dude saw him flying through leached power, or saw him dreaming he could fly?

Have we seen other evidence he’s a leach?  If he’s a leach, might he not have exhibited painting guy’s predictive powers?

Intriguing assertion, at any rate.  Really made me stop and think about my assumptions.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Deb: OK, folks, help me out here:

What, exactly, is it that’s gone wrong with the Gilmore Girls?  We keep trying to put words to it, but the best we can do is that it’s lacking in some sort of essential Palladino-ness, which sort of says everything and nothing, I think.

Anyone?


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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Deb: WTFF?

We watch one of the PBS channels in the morning ‘round here, since that’s the only place to get kids programming on weekdays at all if you’re not into getting raped by the cable company.  And I absolutely cannot fucking believe what I’m seeing this morning.  Pledge week!  During the KIDS programming!

Evil son of a bitching PBS bastards.

Oh, and you know what?  All of you out there who think PBS ought to be defunded can kiss my fat ass.  I’ll give up PBS when you dismantle the FCC. 


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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Deb: Gilmore Girls Premiere

So strange.  You could tell that the Palladinos were missing from the thing without being able to put your finger on exactly what was different.  Everything felt just slightly off.  And yet, if they had to leave, this was a good juncture to leave at, because there was a bit of a mood shift going on anyway.  I’m curious to see whether the non-Palladino-ness bothers me more or less as the season goes on.

I love the injection of doubt over just who--if anyone--Lorelai will wind up with when it’s all said and done.  Though sleeping with Christopher seemed to me to be an attempt to put a punctuation mark at the end of the Luke phrase, and not a comma at that, it’s still interesting that he’s the one she turns to.  It feels too romance-novel-pat an ending, but at this point a fixed relationship with Luke would be too, in some ways.  And I’m not sure how wise she would be to go that way, either, when it’s such a damned basic personality difference making all the trouble.  You have to make space for your partner to be who he is, but you also have to pick a partner who you can give that space to comfortably.  I’m not sure that’s there.

Ought to be interesting to see how this plays out.  I hope it’s done well.  And I hope that this is the last season.  I don’t think I could take an attempt to spin it out beyond that.  It’s time for a resolution.  They’ve got 20-odd episodes left to play with, and it should be dead easy to resolve this in that much space.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Deb: Now, on to the truly important questions.

Like, do we watch House and tape Gilmore Girls or do we watch Gilmore Girls and tape House?

Anyone who suggests TiVo gets a loving kick in the kneecap.


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