If you are a devotee of Parenthood, this quandary makes both perfect sense…and is perfectly frustrating.
When Sarah (Lauren Graham) and Mark (Jason Ritter) initially began dating, I was thrilled. Is there a cuter couple in TV-land? I challenge you to find one. Their engagement was the only logical conclusion.
Get them to the altar, tie the knot, add a jaunty bow.
But then Ray Romano joined the cast as Hank — crusty, blustery, more-age-appropriate Hank. He and Sarah made sense, too. (Plus Mark suddenly turned into a woman…so really, what else could Sarah do?)
Now Mark has found his balls and is challenging Hank for Sarah’s hand — who will she pick? More importantly, who do you want her to choose?
It’s vacation photo time, and the debate rages on –
Are you in…or are you out?
Some folks take purely scenic shots of their travels. You’d never know they were there by looking at their snaps…but one could argue these pics are more beautiful and well-composed.
I am firmly in this camp.
Others seem compelled to place themselves and their traveling companions in every single picture. These lines of two or three or sometimes ten people or more are proof-positive of their presence at each location, but often obscure their very surroundings.
Of course, their smiling faces do add a nice touch.
So, what’s your picture preference? Which side do you snap on? If I grabbed your camera phone right now, what would I find…before you had me arrested, of course?
If you’ve read The Sticky Egg with any regularity, you’ve got a strong stomach…and you’ve also probably noticed my girlie crush — veering on obsession — with Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show on CBS.
What can I say? He moves me.
On last night’s program, Craig opened the show by discussing his latest quandary:
Should he put the earring back in his left ear?
Craig removed the jewel when he started hosting the show six years ago, and had planned to start wearing it again when he turned 60. Apparently yesterday morning he felt 60, so he popped it in…but then just as quickly took it back out. He didn’t think it looked right.
Personally, I’ve always thought an earring on a man in a suit looks a bit out of place. If a guy is going to wear an earring, it seems like his entire wardrobe should be a bit more casual. So, if Craig were to start wearing his earring again, I would think his on-screen clothing would need to be reevaluated.
But that’s just me.
What do you think? Vote in my online poll below, and I’ll share the results with Craig’s producers, who I’m sure will react accordingly.
In a recent phone survey, adults in the US were asked what phrase annoyed them most in conversation.
The winner? “Whatever” — pronounced “WHAT’-ehv-errr” — annoyed 47 percent of the people surveyed.
I can see that. Depending on your tone of voice and the context, “whatever” can be rude and dismissive and very annoying.
But “whatever” didn’t just appear at the top of the poll. Respondents were only given five phrases from which to choose. The other four were:
“It is what it is”
“At the end of the day”
Who was drinking when they came up with this list? It seems like the deck was pretty well stacked for “whatever” to win most annoying. The other phrases don’t have any attitude at all, and would only get annoying if used repeatedly. For instance, if I heard “you know” too many times in one conversation, that would get on my nerves.
(FYI — the survey was conducted by pollsters at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York…which could explain a lot.)
If you ask me, the phrase with the ultimate ability to annoy that should have been included on this list is “like.” I know so many people who use this word multiple times in each sentence, let alone in each conversation. I am tempted sometimes to secretly tape them and play it back so they can hear how idiotic that one word can make them sound.
Like, no matter, like, what you’re saying, like, it makes you sound, like, stupid, like, you know?