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Got goo?

Have you ever accidentally typed “goo” into the Google search window?  (You know, Google was there before you thought it was…and you started typing the URL again?)

Well, I did today and discovered The World of Goo.

goo people

There they are….just looking at me.

Now, you’re all probably way cooler than I am and already know about the goo balls. Play the game on your iPhones all the time. Damaged your index finger years ago from all the repetitive motion the game requires.

goo balls climblingI just downloaded the free demo and am pretty sure I should stop right there. It is way too addictive for me.

But I can feel them there.

Waiting.

Feet first

So, I’m putting on my socks this morning — newly washed yesterday, gotta love freshly laundered clothes — and when I unrolled them, they were inside out.

And I put them on that way.

inside out socksNow, I do this a lot.

Inside out socks do not bother me a bit.  The only time I might take the extra time to turn them right side out is when I am headed to the airport and know that my socks are going to be on display in a most public way.

Otherwise, I let them be.

Who’s with me?

Rory (not the dog)

I took one of those Buzzfeed quizzes during a break in the action today –

Which Rory Gilmore Are You?

Now, I have watched every episode of this amazing television show — more than once, thank you very much — so I figured I would be the best version of Rory Gilmore. And the survey says –

rory and dean
Puppy Love Rory Gilmore

Ewww.

No offense to Dean — he was a great guy.  But Rory was so very young and clueless back in the puppy love years.  Can someone as cynical as I still have even a morsel of her naivete?

I thought for sure I would be the older, more sophisticated Rory that we saw surface during her years at Yale…perhaps –

rory and logan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love the Things Money Can Buy Rory

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

More Craig!

Guess who’s going to be hosting another show on television this fall?

craig celebrity name game

One of Craig’s guests mentioned it on Late Late Show Monday; he confirmed it; and the Google machine had the detes.

Celebrity Name Games is based on the board game “Identity Crisis.” Contestants partner with celebrity guests to guess famous identities from clues provided.  And with Craig as host, you know there will be lots of improvised fun.

It’s syndicated, so cross your fingers that it will be showing in your market.

(Mine are braided.)

The little people

I have often dreamed — and schemed –about winning the lottery.

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How I would react. What I would buy. How my life would change.

This week I won the Powerball — albeit $4, but a win nonetheless — and learned something new to add to my imaginary lottery list:

How my family would glom onto me.

I won a lousy four bucks, and they all wanted a piece. I mean, after the $2 ticket price, the profits wre slim to none. But they still wanted their cut. So if I won a multi-million dollar jackpot, it seems pretty clear…

Changing my phone number is now job one.

IMHO

hashtag

 

I do not know Toneh Perry.

But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.

 

 

The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion

Toneh’s submission:

It is not
Poetry
Just because
You
Write
A sentence
Vertically

Word.

Wayne’s World

I did a spit take this morning — not on purpose, you understand.

It was Wayne’s fault.

I was working in the living room and Let’s Make a Deal was on TV.
lets_make_a_deal

That show be crazy.

If you haven’t watched Deal since the Monty Hall days, there are still bad costumes, big boxes, curtains, envelopes of cash and ZONKS.  But Brady and his crew have given it a touch of improv that gives you the sense it could all go off the rails — and sometimes does — at a moment’s notice.

They sing.  They dance.  They do sketches, often using the audience members as part of the fun.  I like having the TV on while I’m working for the background noise, but I gotta admit –

Wayne sometimes steals focus.

Late night time machine

LNJFDear Jimmy,

As your days on Late Night wind down and you prepare to take over the storied seat behind the Tonight Show desk, I want to offer a word of advice.

(As someone who has watched you grow and change on LNJF…and who watches all your late night competitors, too.)

Pare down your monologue.

It used to be short.  I can remember early monologues that were five jokes.  Maybe that was too quick, but now your opening is too long.  The quality of the jokes has improved, but it’s still not your strong suit.  You know what is –

Games. Music. Sketches. Long-form pieces. And your relationship with the celebs you’ve invited…but currently rush in and out because you don’t have any time.

I think we just found some.

Player

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just keeps finding more and more ways to get their audience involved in the show.

Hashtags. Screen grabs. Instagrams.

jimmyfallonhashtags

 

 

 

 

 

The show producers always pick the funniest ones…and who doesn’t like the idea of maybe seeing their idea on the show?

(One day)

But think about it — we are creating content for Jimmy.  Entire segments of the show.  He gets thousands of entries, all written by us — the audience — for free. Oh well, it does give him and his staff more time to focus on new parody songs, shows and series.

Still.  Brilliant way to play us, Jimmy.

Bells and whistles

I watched the cast of Modern Family play “Modern Family Feud’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live this morning.

modern family feud(Not really all that live, but still.)

The Pritchetts — Mitchell, Jay and Claire — defeated the In-laws — Phil, Cameron and Gloria — but the sides sometimes forgot to be competitive and shared answers across the aisle.

I realized about 10 minutes into the game that it was the first time I have watched Family Feud in almost 15 years.

My dog Rory hated the bells and buzzer they use for “survey says!’ so I could never watch.  But now my little old man is deaf and didn’t even notice.

Aww…my puppy dog.