As someone posted on my comments section, CTV is airing the premiere of Drive tonight. I haven’t had a chance to watch the episodes I do**coughcough**oaded, so I’ll PVR it tonight. But considering my satellite has consistently been knocking out CTV lately, there’s a chance I won’t actually see it. Arghness.
I love this. I don’t know why.
Last night’s The Office was a repeat (but yes, I still watched it!) and then 30 Rock was its usual hilarious self. Let’s just forget for a minute that Alec Baldwin’s parenting skills are matched only by his wife’s debauchery, and think of him as Jack Donaghy only. Seriously, it’s the only way to keep on laughing. Tracy Jordan’s dream to record an album of Michael McDonald songs (he of the Doobie Brothers fame) was SO funny I was drinking something at the time and ended up in a coughing fit. It was topped only by the single funniest highlight of the episode: Kenneth the NBC page singing like Michael McDonald. My husband was recently in Cleveland, and came back completely gobsmacked (to use a word that Jaslene from America’s Next Top Model clearly doesn’t understand) to see what a vast wasteland it was. He said you could shoot a cannon down Main Street at 8 pm and not hit a single thing. So to see it played up as a tourist destination ranked with Hawaii and Paris was brilliant.
Björk is going to be on Saturday Night Live this weekend. I cannot wait!!
Ugly Betty was new last night (which, yes, shocked me as much as the rest of North America, I’m sure) and I don’t know… there’s just something about it that I didn’t find as funny in the beginning. Maybe it’s just becoming drab compared to the other shows, which are seriously ramping up for big finales? Hmm… That said, I only watched the first 10 minutes, so I'm probably not being fair.
Jael is officially gone from America's Next Top Model. She was my favourite for a while, and then after the whole 50 Cent fiasco where she was SO annoying he ended up throwing her in a pool to be rid of her, I'd kind of had enough of her, too. Now I'm rooting for Natasha, my favourite Russian girl who refuses to take an insult. "You look like a deer caught in the headlights." "Oh thank you, I've always been told I have beautiful eyes!"
I meant to post this the other day and forgot. Canadian Yann Martell (author of the internationally acclaimed The Life of Pi) has vowed to send the Canadian prime minister a book of literary fiction every two weeks, and then will blog on any response he gets from the PM. (For the Americans, think George W. without the guns.) This will be fun to watch. If anything happens, of course.
A friend of mine sent me this link (thanks, Stephanie!) and I thought it was awesome. Go here and just click through the screens, as author Miranda July tells you about her new book. I’m totally buying it.
Someone commented on one of my Lost posts a couple of weeks ago, complaining that while they enjoyed my blog, they didn't actually watch Lost, and asked if I could please talk about other things. I agreed, and have been talking about other things, but have never seen that poster since. I find that my Lost blogs tend to generate a ton of comments every time I post something, yet when I talk about other shows, I get nuthin. Anyone want to comment on anything other than Lost? ;)
Stephen King weighs in on the Virginia Tech murderer, and the link between dangerous writing and being a dangerous person. Well said. I'm not going to say his name, because I'd rather not be getting any blog hits for people wanting to find out more about this psycho, but I will say that while I'm the LAST person to ever blame movies and TV for these things happening (I, too, saw The Matrix and got a serious thrill from the massive shoot 'em out scene, but never once envisioned myself DOING it), I will say that I wish NBC and all of the media who ran pictures and video from the stuff that guy mailed in hadn't done it. He wanted that notoriety. The reason these people don't just go and off themselves is because they become a footnote. But if they go and take out 32 other people, WELL then, NOW they become history. And this guy actually stopped his murderous rampage to mail the package of video and ramblings to NBC. For god's sakes... if there really are any other potential school shooters out there who similarly hold up Columbine as the "number to beat," this will definitely give them more incentive. I mean, come ON, they can videotape themselves rambling incoherently and then star on NBC for the next 2 nights running. Can you beat that? .... it's disgusting. I'd rather have heard more stories about the victims — like the heroic Holocaust survivor Liviu Librescu, who, at the age of 75, held the door of the classroom shut long enough for most of his students to escape, before the madman broke through and killed him. What, not newsworthy enough? I certainly found it more fascinating than the rantings of some psychotic moron.
But again, let's not end on that note. Instead, how about a screen test from Pepe the King Prawn, my absolute favourite Muppet character.