My spectator-only relationship with tattoos continues as I watch more and more episodes of Best Ink on Oxygen.
Hey — some people watch morning talk shows; I watch Entertainment OnDemand.
Maybe that’s why I have started noticing tattoos on people in the street… and on television… and in random Google searches.
Get a load of this girl.
I may have commitment issues with tats, but I think hers will stand the test of time.
She chose right.
Posted in Art, Commentary, Design, Fashion, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged art, artwork, Best Ink, commentary, design, Fashion, Humor, life, Oxygen channel, tattoo, tattoo artist, Television
The rain was coming down steady all day, so Rory and I opted for the Firefly marathon on ScyFy Channel.
Nathan Fillion does brighten a day.
After watching episode after episode, I came to apreciate the animation — or lack there of — in Joss Whedon’s Mutant Enemy production company logo.
It looks like it was sketched on a napkin…the ghoul clumsily lurching across the screen while a drunken voice moans off-screen.
I have watched a lot of action flicks with CGI and super slick graphics, but this primitive artwork is my fav. Nathan Fillion, too.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Television
Tagged design, Firefly, Humor, logo, Movies, Nathan Fillion, scifi
If Star Trek Into Darkness opens in your city today, I encourage you to see it.
I saw it yesterday in IMAX 3D, and it was amazing…especially the new enemy of the Federation portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
You know Sherlock on BBC? He’s the one.
But if you can’t get to the movie theatre today or even this weekend — I understand there are people who can actually wait weeks and even months; go figure — take a look at the “Star Trek Challenge” Audi spot featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.
It’s too much fun.
Posted in Humor, Movies, Internet, Television, TV, Entertainment, Automobiles, Cars, Life, Advertising, Shopping
Tagged 3D, advertising, Audi, automobiles, BBC, Benedict Cumberbatch, cars, entertainment, Humor, IMAX, Leonard Nimoy, life, live long and prosper, movie premiere, movie theatre, movie villain, Movies, Sherlock, Star Trek Challenge, Star Trek Federation, Star Trek Into Darkness, Television, TV, Zachary Quinto
Who’s watching The Office finale tonight?
And who’s watching the show for the first time in two years?
I’ll admit it.
When Michael Scott aka Steve Carell left The Office in 2011, I was part of a highly vocal minority — perhaps it was even a majority in some circles — who felt the show should end with his exit.
But the show producers — both in shock that Steve left and in denial that the money train was running out of steam — deluded themselves that they could keep on keepin’ on.
The first season without Steve floundered. The second became ‘the farewell season.’ And now that Dunder Mifflin is finally closing its doors, I feel a teeny tiny bit responsible.
Did I show any loyalty after Steve left? No.
Did I check in from time-to-time to see if my instincts were right that the show would suck without him? Yes.
Will I watch tonight and wish the show wasn’t being canceled? No.
Am I hoping Steve Carell shows up somewhere? Yes.
(It would be the best episode in two years.)
Note — Steve DID appear on the finale. It was amazeballs.
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Friends, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged comedy, entertainment, episode, farewell season, Humor, life, Michael Scott, money train, show producers, sitcoms, Steve Carell, Television, The Office finale, The Office tv show, TV, vocal minority, watercooler
What are you up to this fine Saturday?
Getting yourself a FREE COMIC BOOK????
That’s what I thought.
Posted in Comics, Education, Holiday, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged comic book store, comics, entertainment, Free Comic Book Day, heros, Holiday, Humor, life, Saturday, superheros, Television, The Big Bang Theory
Rory and I are watching Chopped, enjoying some couch time together post-Singapore, and one of the basket items is…
Of course, there is much discussion about how the beans are going to work with the striped bass, yadda yadda yadda. But it immediately took me back to Monday morning in Singapore when I ordered your typical bacon-and-eggs breakfast before my training session, and the hotel served them with a side of baked beans.
That woke me up.
But I have to say — they were awesome. Sweet and smoky in flavor, the baked beans were perfect with the bacon. In theory I guess it’s not that surprising, but it was a first for me.
May not be the last.
Posted in Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Television, Travel
Tagged bacon and eggs, baked beans, breakfast, Chopped, commentary, couch time, Foods, Humor, life, side items, Singapore, smoky flavor, striped bass, Television, Travel, wake-up call
Can you believe The Rachael Ray Show has been on the air since the fall of 2006?
I moved to Manhattan that July; her show debuted a few months later. And I signed up for free tickets on the website.
They arrived in my inbox today.
Can you believe that??
I mean, I don’t watch the show anymore, so I don’t really care. But how can The Rachael Ray Show have a seven-year waiting list?
I live right down the street, for cripes sake. You’d think at some point they would have called me to fill in on a slow taping day. Other more popular shows certainly have once I was on their mailing list.
Even Late Show with Jimmy Fallon reserves seats a month out. I’ve been able to see Daily Show several times. Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman are harder tickets to score, but even they have standby lines.
So what’s the deal with The Rachel Ray Show?
Maybe it’s her Oprah-esque giveaways that limit her tickets. I want to think that. Let’s think that.
Wonder what I’ll get…
Posted in Humor, Foods, Television, TV, Entertainment, Celebrities, Life, Commentary
Tagged Saturday Night Live, New York City, Rachael Ray, Television, Internet, celebrities, entertainment, Humor, life, Foods, TV, giveaways, Oprah, studio audience, The Rachael Ray Show, free tickets, show website, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Daily Show, Late Night with David Letterman, standby line
If you didn’t watch today’s final round of the Masters because you think ‘golf is boring,’ you couldn’t be more wrong.
This year’s tournament, which was played in the pouring rain for much of the back nine, went to a sudden death playoff.
And more importantly…
This guy won.
Not so boring after all, huh?
Posted in Humor, Sports, Television, Celebrities, Life
Tagged golf, Television, celebrities, Humor, Sports, life, golf tournament, Adam Scott, pouring rain, golf is boring, sudden death playoff, golfer, Masters golft tournament
Happy 40th Birthday, Cellphone!
That’s right. Forty years ago today, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first cellphone call — to one of his rival engineers at Bell Labs, no less — and made telecommunications history.
Looking at your ‘baby photo’ at left — a cellphone model that I see turn up in old movies and television sitcom reruns all the time — I can honestly say…
You look even younger today.
(You really do.)
Posted in History, Humor, Life, Museums, Technology, Television
Tagged 40th birthday, baby photo, Bell Labs, cellphone, engineer, history, Humor, life, Martin Cooper, mobile phone, Motorola, museum, old movies, redial, technology, telecommunications, television reruns
In the battle of evil vs. evil….
how are you supposed to choose sides?
Is the evil closest to home the obvious choice?
Yes, Louisville hails from my home state, but they are Kentucky’s bitter rival — one that we know all too well.
That’s what makes a Louisville win particularly repugnant. We’ll never hear the end of it — from the local media and from ‘friends’ who wear Cardinal red.
So then — is the evil from a dread rival the obvious choice?
I’ve hated Duke as long as I can remember. Christian Laettner’s last-second shot is like nails on a chalkboard, and yet every March, Kentucky fans are forced to re-live it again and again.
An NCAA tourney where Duke loses is a good tourney…but do I want them to lose to Louisville en route to a Cards championship?
I gotta say — the two teams imploding at game’s end is about the only outcome that works for me.
Posted in Basketball, Commentary, Humor, Life, March Madness, Sports, Television, TV
Tagged basketball, bitter rival, Cardinal red, Christian Laettner, close to home, commentary, devil, devil went down to Indy, dread rival, Duke, evil, home state, Humor, Kentucky, life, Louisville, March Madness, nails on a chalkboard, NCAA, NCAA tournament, Sports