Archive for April, 2010
I was on a search for Supertramp videos today when this video washed up to the YouTube surface. Watch as an octopus steals the cameraman’s camera:
Speaking of marine cephalopods, my kiddo has been learning about giant squids in the wild and the monster giant squid, a.k.a. The Kraken in mythology.
Visit this link for a whole lotta Kraken goin’ on http://www.squidoo.com/krakens
As for the Supertramp videos I was searching for here’s Roger Hodgson singing “Give a Little Bit”. If you ever meet up with a cephalopod, just give him the camera.
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I’m having a difficult time waiting for the next episode of Mercy on NBC. I’ve never been a soap opera fan and shows about doctors, hospitals, and medicine in general usually freak me out but for Mercy I make an exception. Mercy isn’t a soap opera but it has enough drama to keep me wanting more. The show is witty, funny and I’m attached to the characters, especially Dr. Sands. One word…hmm…dreamy.
Here’s actor James Tupper talking about his role:
Jamie Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Taylor Schilling play the nurses on the frontline of Mercy. Watch as they talk about their characters:
I love the diverse cast of actors involved, like independent film actor James LeGros. Remember James Van Der Beek from Dawson’s Creek? He plays an arrogant yet mysterious doctor with a mission of his own. I’m almost positive I heard James Van Der Beek on a commercial for DROID the other day.
The series always has interesting guest stars. Mary Stuart Masterson showed up as Veronica’s therapist in the last episode. Anne Meara & Jerry Stiller, yes that’s Ben Stiller’s parents were on an episode that I definitely needed tissue for and Jason Ritter, yes that’s John Ritter’s son did a great job playing an aspiring singer with lung problems.
Mercy is a smart dramedy that keeps me coming back for more. One minute I’m laughing the next I’m going for some Kleenex. Okay so I’m a softy when it comes to heartfelt emotional stories. Check it out this Wednesday on NBC at 8/7c and let me know what you think.
You can also watch episodes online by visiting http://www.nbc.com/mercy
According to my stat analyzer the average viewer has been staying on my site for 24 seconds. If that’s not enough to make me throw in the dish towel I don’t know what is.
Having a blog/site is a tricky thing. This got me thinking about the theme song to H. R. Pufnstuf:
“H.R. Pufnstuf, whose your friend when things get rough. H.R. Pufnstuf, can’t do a little cause he can’t do enough”
When I first started this site it was a bit like Jimmy sailing away:
“Once upon a summertime
Just a dream from yesterday
A boy and his magic golden flute
Heard a boat from off the bay
“Come and play with me, Jimmy
Come and play with me.
And I will take you on a trip
Far across the sea.”
It’s been almost 2 years now posting my ideas that originate from the pop culture synapses in my brain. I’ve had a great time sailing away into cyberspace. I’m still sailing even if I only get a 24 second viewing most times. For those of you that like to stay awhile how about watching the 1st episode of H.R. Pufnstuf with me. You know who you are.
So I’m a sucker for unreality reality television. I love the way they can edit a story out of completely boring footage. Enter Kirstie Alley’s Big Life on A&E. I’m already checking in to watch Intervention, Hoarders and even Steven Segal as a police officer in Louisiana but now I’m tuning in to see how much Kirstie Alley will lose each week compared to her buddy Jim. Lemurs, rats, sleeping assistants, and of course Kirstie weighing in to see how much she’s lost.
This show is probably the most unreal of all reality shows I’ve watched so far. The camera angles, the voice over, and the close-ups exceed even the best edited Sober House with Dr. Drew. Hey I’m a big fan of that one too!
My fascination with Reality TV has made a lot of sense out of Mr. HIH’s interest in retro wrestling. There was a time back in the day when I would harass him over watching WWF or WWE whatever it’s called. He tried to explain that even though the storylines were outrageous and the matches choreographed he couldn’t stop himself from watching.
It doesn’t matter if a show is unreal reality because either way we can be a voyeur for a moment. We can hope that Kirstie isn’t telling a big fat lie about her Big Life.
What do you think of her new show? Have you checked out her new diet tonics yet?
Visit http://www.kirstiealley.com to find out more.
For show times and to watch episodes online click here.
One of my favorite shows on television is Breaking Bad. It’s a series best watched from the beginning. Have you seen Seasons 1 & 2?
Schedule your recorder or get in front of the boob tube Sundays at 10pm on AMC. Visit AMC online for more info about Breaking Bad: Season 3.
Here’s a HIH Rerun and 5 on Friday combo to say Happy Easter 2010!
Because my brother is 9 years younger than I am, the Easter Bunny left me treats even when I was a teenager. It was great fun helping him search under the sofa, behind the combo record player/television set, in the backyard and all over the dining room.
Easter morning was a bit like Christmas morning for us. We never did a traditional egg hunt but we didn’t think we were missing anything. For whatever reason, the Easter Bunny didn’t like hiding plastic eggs at our house. He preferred to hide toys, books, art supplies, and of course candy. By the time I was in my teens he was leaving me pop band pins, makeup and even music tapes. This didn’t include The Basket of special goodies either.
The Easter Bunny spoiled us lovingly. Many might think such lavishness would create kids as rotten as left over Easter eggs but those moments teaching my little brother the ways of the Easter Bunny are memories I’ll cherish forever. No matter how silly or full of sugar your holiday traditions may be they can also be rich with the love of family.
I’m going to hop down my own personal Easter lane for this 5 on Friday.
Here are my 5 Favorite Easter Treats:
The Easter Bunny always left us Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts. I’m not sure why he had a fondness for these decadent Hawaiian treats but I’m glad he did.
Speaking of Macadamia and nuts, how about a little dance with Dot from the Animaniacs, click here.
The name Almond Roca, the intense flavor of the chocolate toffee fusion, and the candy’s golden wrapper made me think the Easter Bunny was a high class dude.
Let’s watch this video of Rosco T. Raccoon at the Brown & Haley Almond Roca Factory and see how this classy candy is made:
This is one of my brother’s favorite Easter treats. I like them too but a little goes a long way with that sugary yolk confection.
How serious are you about your love for Cadbury Eggs?
These bright and colorful treats are more for decoration than eating in my point of view but without your peeps it’s not very festive. Do you like the taste of Marshmallow Peeps or do you just like looking at them?
Let’s watch as this Microwave Specialist performs this Peeps experiment:
Music by Prince
So I mentioned that when I was a teenager, the Easter Bunny was still hippity hopping to my house with a basket of goodies for my younger brother. Not only is the Easter Bunny a jet setter with high class Almond Roca taste he’s also a music lover. One of my favorite memories was finding the tape by Prince called Sign o’ the Times during my Easter hunt for treats in 1987.
I’ve been a Prince and The Revolution fan since seeing Prince climb out of the tub in his When Doves Cry video. I was a bit sad about the departure of Prince from The Revolution but I rolled with the changes once I heard the album Sign o’ the Times.
Wikipedia says “Time magazine listed Sign o’ the Times as the greatest album of the 1980s, and 29th greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 93 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
For a great review and sample tracks click here.
I hope this weekend brings you lots of family fun and sweet treats! Happy Easter!
I’ve never been a fan of April Fool’s Day. The idea of pranks, jokes, and yelling “PSYCHE!” at someone isn’t my thing.
Of course sometimes I think people take this prank thing a bit too far. Check this out: