I’ve never gotten involved in the online debate about whether or not to vaccinate children. Since I don’t have kids, I figured I would stay out of that fight (although I vaccinate my dog, so we can probably guess where I might land).
I have to wonder, though, if this TV commercial is making the back-and-forth even more heated…
Not only vaccinate your kids but re-vaccinate in their teens? The anti-vax crowd must be foaming at the mouth. But the ad’s emotional argument is effective.
Once again — staying out of it.
Posted in Advertising, Children, Family, Health, Humor, Internet, Youtube
Tagged advertising, anti-vax, children, commercial, debate, Dogs, family, fight, foaming at the mouth, Health, Humor, Internet, meningitis, ringside seats, vaccinations, vax, Youtube
I never watched Entourage.
Much like Lost, Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I just didn’t get around to it.
Yet after each season was over, I survived without them.
And I felt stronger. Better. Faster.
My friend Wendy Molyneux, who happens to be a writer for the very watchable and Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers, not only didn’t watch Entourage, she hated it. With a singular passion.
In fact, the only way she will watch the new Entourage movie is if she can raise $10,000 to donate to CureSearch. Because she hates pediatric cancers even more than she hates Entourage.
Me, I hate every kind of cancer. And I want to help Wendy raise the money as quickly as possible. Plus, I kinda love the idea of her sitting through this film. She’ll probably tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
Posted in charity, Comedy, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies
Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, cure, CureSearch, donation, Emmy Awards, entertainment, entourage, film, friends, Humor, Internet, Lost, Mad Men, Movies, pediatric cancers, singular passion, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tweet, Wendy Molyneux
Executive Producer Rob Burnett tweeted that it was merely “show business.”
More like a missed opportunity.
The day after the emotional final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, crews reportedly quickly dismantled the legendary set, throwing much of it into dumpsters.
While I’m sure Letterman and his team took what they wanted before the demolition, think of the monies that could have been raised — for charity, no less — by letting the general public purchase a piece of the show’s 33-year history.
I can’t believe I am the only one to think of that.
That charitable contribution would have been yet another exclamation point in Letterman’s legacy.
Posted in Celebrities, charity, Comedy, Entertainment, History, Humor, Internet, News, newspaper, Television
Tagged charitable contribution, charity, comedy, David Letterman, demolition, dumpsters, entertainment, final episode, hindsight, history, Humor, Internet, legacy, news, Rob Burnett, show business, Television, television set, The Late Show with David Letterman, tweet, Twitter
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (because when you blog everyday, some repetition is expected) — we are a big ol’ bunch of judgers.
But we usually don’t admit it.
Snaps to Vulture.com for admitting that they are doing just that — and really fast — about the new 2015-2016 television shows that are debuting during Upfronts Week.
They even called the article “Snap Judgments.”
While I know this honesty is fleeting, there is a little tear in the corner of my eye as I revel in it.
But the sad thing is, their snap decisions about the worthiness of these dramas and comedies will probably mirror that of the audience, and then that of the networks as they quickly jerk the programs off of their schedule when they don’t perform well enough after only one or two weeks.
These days, we judge quickly and fiercely without giving shows a chance to grow on the audience.
Although, without even seeing it, I’m not sure Supergirl ever had a chance.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Television
Tagged audience, blogs, comedies, dramas, entertainment, honesty, Humor, Internet, judge, judgers, repetition, snap, snap decision, Supergirl, television network, television schedule, television shows, Upfronts, Vulture.com
I finished watching the 13th and final episode of season one of Bloodline, the new drama from Netflix, who just keeps churning out these excellent shows.
I thought this might be a one-and-done, but they recently announced the show will be back for season two.
That explains a couple of things about the finale…which I won’t mention here.
I want you to watch it, of course, if you aren’t already. And here’s why.
- Ben Mendelsohn — Apparently he is a leading actor in his native Australia, but even as much as I watch movies and TV, his face was new to me. He is brilliant. Really. He quietly steals every scene on the strength of his character work alone.
- Water Torture — The show may take place at a hotel on the Florida Keys, but the layers of mystery that surround the family members are doled out in excruciatingly slow drips. And I love it. When you’re used to movie trailers giving away the entire film in less than two minutes, it’s nice to have a genuine surprise in every episode. This pacing fits the leisurely vacation location, too.
- Game of Thrones — Characters drop right and left; that’s why I thought the show was over in one season. The second year is going to be interesting, but I have faith in the strong–albeit bloodied–cast that remains.
So, add it to your Netflix queue. You will thank me!
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Television
Tagged Australia, Ben Mendelsohn, binge watch, Bloodline, character actor, commentary, drama, entertainment, family, Florida Keys, Game of Throne, hotel, Humor, Internet, leading man, movie trailers, mystery, Netflix, Netflix queue, one and done, pacing, review, season finale, season one, season two, steals the scene, surprise, Television, vacation location, water torture
I watch a lot of awards shows, and often the celebrities are so jaded, it’s uncomfortable to watch them win. They come across arrogant or bored or even embarrassed to be there.
So it’s fun to watch someone win their first award — after decades in the business — and be joyful and sincere and probably win over an entire new demographic of fans in the process.
Good for you, Craig. I’ve always voted for you.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Television
Tagged arrogance, awards shows, boredom, celebrities, Celebrity Name Game, commentary, Craig Ferguson, Daytime Emmy Awards, embarrassment, entertainment, fans, gratitude, Humor, Internet, joy, sincere, Television, voting, winners, Youtube
Sometimes life is chaotic, and it’s nice to have a sense of order…
Even if it is only in your fruits and vegetables.
Brittany Wright is a photographer based in Seattle who is teaching herself to cook ‘anything and everything’ and, lucky for us, is documenting her efforts on her very colorful, very orderly Instagram account.
Here’s a peek at some of her artwork.
I feel more zen already.
Posted in Art, Design, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged art, blood oranges, Brittany Wright, chaotic, cooking, cooking lessons, design, fruits, Humor, Instagram, Internet, life, line 'em up, orderly, photography, pineapple, rainbow chard, Seattle, sense of order, vegetables, zen