Monday, March 19, 2012

I'm Still Here...

Sorry kids, I took last week off from my blog to go live out in the real world for a bit. I've actually got a personal project that I'm working on at the moment and it's super top secret, so I'll be MIA from my blog most of this week as well. I'm hoping to resume my series "Noun Time" next week, as well as my various posts about nothing. In the meantime enjoy your life, and I'll be back at it soon!


Friday, March 9, 2012

Noun Time #3 - Famous People That Shouldn't Be - Edition 3

Happy Friday! I really mean it too! The weather is gorgeous and the weekend is upon us. And with this happiness I bring this week's edition of "famous":

Paris Hilton.

Now I know that her parents are socialites and she and her sister are the heiresses to her family's fortune, but does this really constitute the need for her to be everywhere? Thankfully the Paris Train has passed for the most part, but every once in a while she pops up again. For a while there I really thought it would never end. She was in commercials, had her own TV show(s), singing songs (ah!) and was on every late night talk show known to man. Her little catch phrase "that's hot" was all I heard everywhere I went, and I was so worried! How could this girl be so famous, and have so many people following her every move? There is absolutely no talent there, no reason for her to be entertaining us other than her sheer stupidity. Some would say she's actually smarter than you think, but how smart can you really be if you think in order to get people to like you and pay attention to you, you need to act dumb? But then again this is the general public we're talking about, and they will eat up anything remotely stupid because it's simple entertainment. So I guess I answered my own question. Also she's not pretty. Everyone was out to make her seem like one of the most beautiful people in the world, but she looks like a sleepy bird in my opinion. I think her sister Nicky is much prettier, and smarter! She didn't play the celebrity game her sister did, and I think she's the better sister for it. I just hope the future doesn't repeat the past, and that we won't have to go through this Paris-mania again. It was sickening the first time around.

I tried to find a pic of the sleepy bird look. This is as close
as I could get. 

This one is good too. I do have to say Nicky has 
really pretty eyes. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Noun Time #2 - Things I Find Funny - Edition 4

So Wednesday came and went and I didn't have a chance to post my funny thing for the week. Although it's a day late, here it is. Enjoy!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Don't Let It Be So!! TV Character Deaths

I don't do well with death in general. I have a hard time coping with the fact I'll never see the person again. And viewings I just don't do most of the time, because I'd rather not remember the person that way. This typically holds true for TV Show deaths as well. To be fair a TV viewing is so different from an actual viewing. You know they're not really dead, and they don't look dead. But the idea of the character dying and you never getting to see them again is pretty much like a real life death. Of course you can have the occasional flashback and you get to see that character again, but it's still not the same.

Last night's episode of The Walking Dead got me thinking about how often I'm probably going to have to deal with a character death on this show alone. The most recent being not only shocking, but sad. I liked Dale, although he was a little too preachy for me at times, he held true to himself when everyone else kept wavering on their rights and wrongs (Oh yeah Spoiler Alert! Better late than never I say). And with this character death, I thought I'd spend a little time highlighting five of the most shocking and/or sad TV deaths that I have seen (the Spoiler Alert holds true throughout this post if you've not watched any of these shows).

1. Nate on Six Feet Under

This could actually go for the entire cast, but honestly, Nate's death affected me more than the series end. I have never cried so much for a character death than I did when Nate died. I was so sad that he couldn't beat his illness even after surgery. Having to say goodbye to Nate was the hardest TV death I have ever gone through. The only consolation was to be able to watch Peter Krause move onto Parenthood. It's almost as if Nate re-incarnated himself. Too much of a stretch? Having said this, the series end of the show is probably the most beautiful, sad and satisfying end of a show there has ever been. You actually got to have closure with every single character, and nothing was in question of what would happen to them in the future. I wish every show could put this much thought, and have the chance to end it like Six Feet Under did.

2. Rita on Dexter

Rita's death was definitely a shocking end to an amazing season. My hat's off to John Lithgow for playing such a convincing character. One who you think is a normal bloke living a typical family life, and then see that he's in fact a serial killer. I see why Dexter was so intrigued with The Trinity Killer, because he seemingly was able to manage his two lives. But under the surface you witness this isn't the case, and the family is suffering greatly. And just when you think Dexter has taken care of the problem in the end and he can go home to his own family, you find that he doesn't get off that easily this time. The hardest part of Rita's death was seeing his poor child sitting in a pool of his mother's blood crying uncontrollably. That will tug on your heart strings for sure.

3. Lucy on ER

This death was both sad and shocking. This happened early on in the series (I believe first season), and with a show that lasted for as long as it did, you sometimes forget about characters that worked in the hospital. This one I have never forgot, because the death was a complete shock. First you have the guy from Numbers and the Santa Clause movies come in to the ER with his wife Paris from Gilmore Girls. You learn that the guy has a mental illness and sees things that aren't real. Even after all of this you still would not expect him to go all postal on the hospital and stab not only Lucy, but Carter too. Although Carter ultimately survives (and gets addicted to pain pills), Lucy isn't so lucky and ends up dying from her injuries.

4. Alex on Roswell

Suicide is never an easy subject to cover, whether it's in real life or on TV. For this death though, it was one that was supposed to look like a suicide, but then ends up being a murder. The second season - at least the last half of it - is spent searching for Alex's killer. Which we later find out has been hanging out with them the entire time (enter shock face here). The initial assumption of Alex's death I would guess was aimed towards trying to help teens deal with suicide and understand that it happens, but maybe it was a little too heavy, so they decided to go the murder route. I'm not really sure as I was a late comer to this show, and those that are more die-hard fans can enlighten this subject better than I can. Either way the death of Alex was both shocking and sad for me, and thus the reason he's on the list.

5. Kutner on House

Speaking of suicide...Nobody and I mean nobody was expecting this death. The show producers, writers and cast were held under the utmost secrecy on this one, and it paid off. I still remember watching the episode when it originally aired, and yelling "Serious???" when they found his body. The most interesting part of Kutner's suicide was watching how it affected House. He is one who always has to have an answer for everything and this time he didn't. He tried so hard to find a reason to Kutner's decision that he drove himself crazy. Literally.

Noun Time #1 - Oh The Places I'll Go...Or Want To...Edition 4

Happy Monday Everyone! Yeah I didn't believe my cheerfulness either.

This week I'll be taking us to Scotland:

I have to say that this country is mighty cool. One of my favorite bands (Travis) hails from Scotland, my favorite Doctor (David Tennant), and the source of my email address (Kintyre) are from this country as well. People always ask me the meaning behind my choice for my email. This is derived from a Paul McCartney song called Mull of Kintyre (look it up, it's a great song). Mull of Kintyre is a peninsula in Scotland where Paul owns land. Right after The Beatles broke up, Paul moved his little family to Scotland to get away from the public eye. Years later he wrote a really great album (London Town) with his band Wings, and this song was a huge hit.

Mull of Kintyre

Anyway now that you've had your music history lesson for the day, let's move on to the other reasons why I would love to visit this country. The green rolling hills, the gorgeous cliffs, and the castles are a start. I wouldn't mind doing a ghost hunt in some of those bad boys. It'd probably scare the shit out of me, but I'd have a story to tell. I also love to hear them talk. Some have really thick accents, and you're usually like WTF did he just say? But then there are others where you could let them talk all day long.

Stirling Castle
How gorgeous is that?

Oh how I wish I had buckets full of money....

And yes I kind of half-assed this post. It's Monday, sue me.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Noun Time #3 - Famous People That Shouldn't Be - Edition 2

I'm a little late getting this one out, but it's still Friday and therefore it counts.

This week's "famous" person was going to be someone else (I'll save it for next week), but after the news of a Jersey Shore pregnancy, I feel that this edition should be dedicated to Snooki and her Jersey Shore douche bags.

The only reason Snooki is even in the public eye is because of her oil tan skin, tacky clothes and ridiculous "trend-setting" hairdo, which happened to get her and her exactly-the-same-but-male-friends a show. Not to mention MTV, because they air nothing but trash now. I'm really not sure why they call it MTV anymore, I haven't seen a music video on there since I was a kid. Anywho, this girl is the epitome of garbage, and yet she's famous and people watch her. I'm proud to say that I have never watched a single episode of the show, and yet I know all about her because she's everywhere in the gossip mags, radio and internet. I don't even have to try and there she and her douche bag friends are.

She is completely the opposite of a role model for young women. No girl should ever grow up thinking that showing your boobs, wearing skin tight clothing and flaunting yourself around in a drunken state is how you get a good man. All you get when you're that way is garbage, because that's how you're portraying yourself, and then you end up on another favorite MTV show called Teen Moms. Woohoo!

Seriously on the hair!

Speaking of motherhood, now that Snooki is pregnant, I fear that she will never go away. They're going to treat her as any other famous person showing her in mags with her cute baby bump! coo! coo! The media is so messed up when it comes to focusing on the important things. And now this poor child that is going to be born to this mess of a person is going to be thrown in the lime light dressed in ridiculous outfits sure to rival other Jersey hoodlums that think they're dead sexy (say it like Fat Bastard, it's funnier that way).

All I can say is garbage shows like these featuring lame-ass women like her should not exist. Cheap entertainment is all it is, and yet a guilty pleasure for a lot of people. The only conclusion I can come up with is by watching this show, it must make them feel better about their own lives. At least one can hope.

Happy Friday night y'all!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why Didn't I Think of That?

Ever had that moment, when you're saying to yourself "Why didn't I think of that"?  Well I have them all the time, and I thought I'd share a few things I wish I had known way before now.