If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
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I was doing a Google search for I-can’t-remember what and ended up on a page of gag reels on Youtube…movies, TV shows — you name.
What could be more perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon?
I have selected one of my favs for today’s post — Easy A.
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Tagged bloopers, celebrities, comedy, Easy A movie, Emma Stone, entertainment, gag reels, Google, Humor, Internet, life, Lisa Kudrow, Movies, Patricia Clarkson, Stanley Tucci, Sunday afternoon, TV, Youtube
I haven’t seen 12 Years a Slave yet.
I definitely plan to. It’s supposed to be amazing… has Oscar buzz for days.
But I’ve also heard it is a very hard movie to watch. Funny how award-winning films are like that.
The Hurt Locker. Million Dollar Baby. The English Patient. Out of Africa. — All Oscar winners for Best Picture that I couldn’t watch more than once.
Yet B films that the Academy wouldn’t use as a coaster for their drinks — your Airplanes, Anchormans and Notting Hills, for example — I can watch over and over. Maybe there should be a new statute for…re-watchability.
Oooo — a new awards show! I love it already.
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Tagged 12 Years a Slave movie, Academy Awards, award-winning, awards show, Best Picture, commentary, entertainment, film, Humor, life, Million Dollar Baby, Movies, once is enough, Oscar buzz, Oscar winners, Oscars, Out of Africa, The English Patient, The Hurt Locker
The word of the moment is…
I’ve heard it used over and over this week.
On last night’s episode of Scandal — in what was arguably the line of the night — James said, “You’re a shameless monster!” to Cyrus….to which he replied, “Who loves you dearly!”
Well, that makes it all better.
And I just read this morning that Bob’s Burgers own Kristin Schaal, who provides the voice for bunny-eared Louise, sold a sitcom to ABC called — what else — American Monster.
Plus, there’s a #monster hashtag on Twitter floating around that links to all kinds of scary posts and pics.
So…be hip. Be happening.
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Tagged ABC, American Monster tv show, be warned, Bob's Burgers, celebrities, entertainment, happening, hashtag, hip, Humor, Internet, Kristin Schaal, life, links, monster, pics, posts, Scandal tv show, shameless monster, Television, tv sitcom, Twitter, with it, word of the day, writing
I was walking down a street in my neighborhood when Rory flushed out a flock of pigeons.
As they flew up into the air, I thought…
“pigeons in flight”
which led to
“sky rockets in flight”
which led to
which led to
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (the guys sing the song a coppola in Ron’s office…remember?)
which led to
which led to
I love lamp.
(And I think Brick would love this one.)
Posted in Animals, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Music, Walking
Tagged Afternoon Delight, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, animals, Brick, Dogs, how my mind works, Humor, I love lamp, life, Movies, Music, New York City, pigeons, sky rockets in flight, Upper West Side, walking
That’s the only way to describe About Time, the new movie from writer/director Richard Curtis, who has brought us such classics as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.
Everyone in the film is charming — even the folks who are grouchy (because they are grouchy in that funny, British way).
The homes and flats are charming. The ‘meet cutes?’ Charming. And the time travel conceit is treated with a light hand…not the gloom and doom that you might remember — and star Rachel McAdams had to endure — in The Time Travelers Wife.
Plus, Rachel and Domhnall Gleeson are the cutest couple on the entire planet.
That’s not to say About Time is all English Breakfast tea and crumpets. Curtis definitely has a strong message to share about love and life —
But he’s just so charming about it.
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Tagged About Time movie, British, Brits, celebrities, charming, commentary, crumpets, Domhnall Gleeson, English Breakfast tea, entertainment, Four Weddings and a Funeral, gloom and doom, Humor, life, love, meet cute, Movies, Notting Hill, Rachel Adams, reviews, Richard Curtis, The Time Travelers Wife, time travel
I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
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Tagged Anne Hathaway, barely recognizable, celebrities, creativity, do you see what I see, editors, entertainment, hair cut, hat, Humor, hyperbole, Internet, life, magazines, news, Pam Anderson, paparazzi, photography, powers of deduction, reporters, sock top, super powers, Twitter, US Weekly, website, writers
It’s noon, and I have already been to Central Park and Times Square.
In New York City.
Oh, the things my eyes have seen!!!
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Tagged celebrities, Central Park, comedy, entertainment, eye trick, Halloween, hilariousgifs.com, holidays, Humor, Kristen Bell, life, New York City, the things my eyes have seen, Times Square, you can't unsee this
I saw All is Lost starring Robert Redford yesterday.
I’m still thinking about it.
Our Man (as Redford’s character is credited) is forced to face his mortality when his yacht is damaged by a random shipping crate adrift in the ocean.
I couldn’t help thinking how I would handle the same situation.
I wouldn’t tackle the problem with such silent determination. Although alone, I would curse and shout and cry out in frustration.
I also probably wouldn’t be as patient and thoughtful…or nearly as inventive.
I hope I would show one-tenth of his courage.
Critics call this Redford’s best performance; I agree. And I applaud the writer and director on the ending…
…which you are not getting out of me here. No sirree.
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Tagged All is Lost, critics, entertainment, films, Movies, ocean, reviews, Robert Redford, transportation, yacht
TV insiders have NBC’s Sean Saves the World on the not-long-for-this-world list. I’ve watched the series to date, and I tend to agree.
It’s not like the show is short on talent. Sean Hayes. Linda Lavin. The ever whackadoodle Thomas Lennon.
Unfortunately, the writing is not at the same standard. It seems familiar and dated…and the look on Sean’s face says he knows it.
That’s too bad…especially for the supporting cast members, who are so strong and deserve to be on television.
I especially hope that Echo Kellum [left] finds a sitcom worthy of his talents.
He was so funny on the short-lived Ben and Kate on FOX, and now adds his unique comedic timing to Sean’s office.
Give this guy a good show, fates…and keep him around!
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Tagged Ben and Kate sitcom, bubble list, celebrities, comedy, Echo Kellum, entertainment, FOX, Humor, life, Linda Lavin, NBC, Sean Hayes, Sean Saves the World, sitcom, supporting cast, Television, Thomas Lennon, tv series