Wednesday, January 31, 2007

situation free!

I have better things to do than finding Japanese websites which feature Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer shilling for some kind of food. But then again, I'm on this 24 kick right now.

Meanwhile, the Christian Science Monitor (of all places) has a theory on what Bauer does the day after one of the worst days of his life. [via HQ]

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

why does this bother me?

I just saw a Target commercial which uses the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye." Now, I'm usually of the "BFD that a song is in a commercial" ilk, but something about this specific ad just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it's the bad pun. Everytime "Goodbye" is sung (by a breathy, female voice), the term "Goodbuy" appears on the screen. It's just cheesy. I guess I just expect more from Tar-jhay.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

today is a good day

Pats win, 24's back on and I start teaching my dream class. This week is starting out in a sweet way.

(On the 24 tangent: What's up with Kumar the terrorist and his unaware buddy, Jack's "son" from Will & Grace? I'm loving this all-star cast. Yay for the return of Jack Bauer!)

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

when the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around

Q: How excited am I about a possible Police reunion?

A: Way more than I probably should be.

The Police were my favorite band in high school until they got supplanted by Jane's Addiction and the group that they originally ripped off, the Clash. I still have a soft spot for them, however. Hell, I even like some of Sting's shitty solo records (the white-boy-jazz ones especially). Of course, ticket prices for this will probably be astronomical. I know there's no way I can drag my husband along. I can only think of one other person who would be willing to go to this with me: my high school concert buddy.

S. and I went to all the dinosaur rock shows together in high school. We saw Tom Petty, Sting, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, etc. You'd think we were 40something housewives or something. But we were 17, and we had a blast. (Except for when the guy in our section at the Mellencamp show barfed all over the woman in front of him. She kept screaming, "I HAVE RIGHTS!" We moved to another section to escape the stench. And no, smartass, the "stench" was not JCM's performance. Dude rocked it.) She even came up to NYC freshman year of college to go to the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary show. She still jets around the country to see Springsteen. I think I'm going to have to e-mail her and make a plan. After all, we're pretty much in the dinosaur rock demographic at this point.

(And yes, this show will probably be mediocre. But I'll still go.)

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"let's make cookies for the boys!"

I must be back in work mode, since that whole eating thing has gone out the window...

I have to humbly go do some damage control on campus today. I have become the stereotype of a girl who can't do math.


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

ringing in the double-0 7

So, has a rapper used the term 2 Double-0 7 yet? If not, they totally should...

Mike and I rang in the New Year with a low-key fondue party. It was a blast, and we now have way too much wine in our house. Our guests were rightfully freaked out by the creepy kiss between Dick Clark and his wife. It was of Al and Tipper 2000 proportions.

Yesterday (happy birthday to me!) Mike, Stacy, Nick and Stacy's bro hit Pat's for cheesesteaks. So I had my first cheesesteak of the year and my first Locust Bar pitcher of Lager for the year on the 1st. After Stacy and Nick left, Mike and I finished cleaning up, ordered dinner from Square on Square and watched the remake of Miami Vice from our Netflix backlog.

Here's my question: does Michael Mann think that "true love = shower scene?" Because I still don't buy Colin Farrell and Gong Li's deep relationship. But they did shower together, as did Jamie Foxx and his love interest. I don't know if that's part of the "unrated" extras or not. But it was still weird. I did love the nu-metal cover of "In the Air Tonight" as the Big Deal went down. Hilarious. I only wish that Elvis the crocodile had made an appearance. Also, Justin Theroux as Zito and Herc from THe Wire as Switek were casting gold.

So yeah, 32sexy is alright so far. Here's to success in the 007!

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