June 25, 2006
The second season of The Venture Bros. begins tonight at 10:30pm on Adult Swim. Watch it and be happy! At least, I know I will. Go Team Venture!
June 18, 2006
June 15, 2006
Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy day!
Character Flaw: I'm a bit of a hypochondriac. Every twitch, tingle, and bump leads me to believe I have cancer or some other scary, serious disease.
Joy: Yo Gabba Gabba!
Hate: Flip-flops and that annoying sound they make. If you're going to wear a shoe, shouldn't it be a real one?
Best Line I Heard at A Recent
The Number of Ketchup Packets I Received at Lunch Yesterday: Thirteen
An Impression I Can Do that Impresses Me, but Nobody Else: I can sound just like Bob Dorough
Prairie Revisited: Roger Ebert reviews APHC and makes me reconsider my thoughts concerning the film.
A Scene from Tom Cherry: TV Detective (An Unfinished Script):
Tom (Looking at two business cards): Hey, Mom, come look at these!
Tom: Which business card do you like better?
Mom (Looks at the cards): Hmmm. The one on the right.
Tom: Really? I think I like the other one better.
Mom (Looks again): But it looks like you smudged the ink with your thumb!
Tom: Yeah, but I meant presmudge.
Mom: What are those things for anyway?
Tom: To promote my detective agency.
Mom: Oh, are you still doing that?
Tom (Making a face): Of course! I am a private investigator now, Mom. Have been for nearly two weeks!
Mom: That's nice. Could you take out the garbage now?
Tom (Getting up from the table and leaving the kitchen): Can't, Mom! I have a date with a copier!
Mom (Sighs): At least, he's seeing someone.
June 8, 2006
The cast was uniformly great with standouts including Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly as the singing cowboys, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin as the Johnson Sisters (They played off each other very nicely), and Maya Randolph as a put-upon stagehand. Virginia Madsen is also on hand, using some of her luminous charm that she established in Sideways and Garrison Keillor plays himself like nobody else. His radio personae successfully makes the leap to screen, flaws and all. Bonus points for featuring regular Prairie Home guests Jearlyn Steele, Prudence Johnson, and Robin & Linda Williams (Thus ensuring I will buy a copy of the soundtrack).
I had a fun time watching APHC, but I just wish there was more to it than there was. Fun, but not memorable.
June 7, 2006
The Sign of The Bust: Everybody successfully survive the dreaded 6/6/06? No encounters with the Auntie Christ on my end. She's such a tease.
Current Pet Peeve: My Mom's DVD player
You Say It's Your Birthday: A week from now, I'll be celebrating another birthday. I know some people may want to buy me gifts in honor of my big day, but I want to put a stop to that foolishness! As I get closer to turning 37, I have decided that at my age gifts are really not necessary. No, just a simple card or an acknowledgement is all that I need so I don't want anybody to go to the trouble and the expense to buy me a gift! Really.
June 4, 2006
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