Thursday, October 26, 2006

Fall Tv - Studio 60 and HIMYM

Tv Squad reviews this week's episodes of Studio 60 and How I Met Your Mother, two of my can't-miss shows. I thought this week's Wrap Party episode of Studio 60 was the best one yet. This show has reminded me of how much I miss Sports Night and need to watch more West Wing. Aaron Sorkin's writing hits such a chord with me, sometimes it's scary.

But, this week was not such a good one for How I Met Your Mother. I think the Brunch and Ted's Parents episodes were much better. I've been watching LOST, Heroes and The Nine as well. The last two are following a LOST type of story with a large group of people, some evil, where each one of them has different pieces to the puzzle. In fact, the cop on Heroes was the Pilot on LOST and two main characters from The Nine have been in 24. But, the connection I missed most was Sarah Paulson and Amanda Peet both being on Studio 60, when they both starred in Jack & Jill. The third girl on that show, Jamie Pressly is now hilarious on My Name is Earl.

One last thing, that commercial where Alec Baldwin asks Tina Fey when he gets to "meet" Aaron Sorkin bothers me. They worked together on Malice, so I'm pretty sure they've met.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"Junk food may not only be making us sick, but mad and bad too."

So says this article in The Guardian. It talks about a study that gives aggressive alcoholics omega-3 supplements and has resulted in a measurable decrease in their anger. It also suggests that omega-3 deficiencies can cause or aggravate depression! Omega-6 fatty acids are taking the place of omega-3 fatty acids in many foods.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Three Years of Blogging Today

So, in the grand tradition, here are my top ten nine movies of the year so far:
  • Clerks II
  • Friends with Money
  • The Lake House
  • Last Holiday
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Something New
  • V for Vendetta
  • X-Men 3
I have only seen 13 movies in the theater this year

Monday, October 02, 2006

Pun Intended

On the second episode of Studio 60 I saw the following pun:
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

So here is a list of puns that I have either heard or been reminded of recently:

A termite walks into a bar, sits down and asks, "Is the bar tender here?

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me. -from

A string walks into a bar and the bartender tells him to leave, "We don't serve strings here!" The string leaves and goes home. He ties himself into a knot and combs out his hair. Then he returns to the bar. "Aren't you that string from earlier?" asks the bartender angrily. He replies, "No, I'm a frayed knot."
The Far Side where the cannibals are eating the clown and one says, "Does this taste funny to you?"

See the comments for the answers to these groaners:
  • Q: What is brown and sticky?
  • Q: What is gold and makes you rich?
  • Q: What is Mary Short for?