Television


  • Craig Ferguson is underrated and very funny. Granted, he’s no Conan, but is still quite entertaining.
  • “I’m going to go ahead and disobey a direct order, sir.” “Understandable!!”
  • Has “Ziggy” ever been funny? I mean, anyone that knows me knows that I love puns–but Ziggy’s aren’t even good… or bad. You know what I mean.
  • It was essentially my first time out alone in the Black Friday frenzy… and I survived. I got some crazy-good deals this morning at Best Buy–a humongous 22-inch LCD monitor. It’s beautiful. What? Don’t look at me like that. Besides food, gas, and a few bills, I rarely spend more that a new-CD’s-worth on myself. So what if I splurged a little?
  • We all need to get together and have a screening of “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie.” It has some awesome Pepe moments. If you don’t already love Pepe the King Prawn, it’s only a matter of time.
  • My nephew was born a year ago on Christmas day. He’s an awesome little dude. I have the feeling–as far as gifts go–it’s gonna be all about him this Christmas morning. He’s so spoiled, but he’s gonna become a big brother in March, so he’ll have to start sharing the attention.
  • “Productivity is important… but how can I be productive if I have this one little thing in my brain that I cannot get out? And that one little thing is a soft pretzel.” ~Michael Scott
    I have a proverbial “soft pretzel” in my head right now, and I need to do something about it before it’s too late.

More to come… perhaps.

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If you’ve ever watched “The Colbert Report,” you know that this kid has him down pat. The facial expression is perfect! It’s amazing what kids pick up on television.

Here's just a sample of the millions of thoughts my mind has processed today…

  • "A Horse Named Bill" is definitely in the top 5 of my favorite songs from my childhood. Possibly number one! That song is still hilarious after all these years.
  • Apparently, Spring only lasts for four days now. Am I wrong or was it only a week or so ago that the high was barely reaching 50? Now it's in the mid-80s?!
  • Have you ever wondered if one of those brown bits of Oreo cookie in your Cookies 'n Cream shake isn't a cookie at all? Someone could easily put a few flies in there and no one would even notice.
  • American Inventor is pretty decent… for a reality show.
  • "Pretty Girl" by Reigning Sound is a great song. Nothing mind-blowing or terribly innovative… it's just plain good. (Thanks, Jim.)
  • I really just need quit making excuses and just go for it. Why is that so hard?
  • Our customers can be some serious idiots sometimes… then again, so can our employees.
  • I want to go see Brian Regan. I need to go see Brian Regan.
  • Bluecotton has the best 'hold music' ever, and it's all thanks to me.
  • I want to get a Mac, but I don't know which to get. Should I get 20" iMac? A MacBook Pro? Should I just wait for the successor to the iBook? Either way, I think I'm just gonna wait until OS X Leopard comes out.
  • I get a little bit of joy watching a grown man kick his legs like a child when I put eyedrops in his eyes. (Thanks again, Jim.)
  • If you leave a Zaxby's salad sitting around too long, it starts to stink up the place. (It wasn't my salad.)
  • "Oh crap."
  • Thanks to DVR, I instinctively want to fast-forward through commercials all the time.
  • I have a hunch that Michael is working with "The Others" now. I could be totally wrong.
  • I only saw a few clips of the new, ABC-produced version of The Ten Commandments. Based on that alone… it sucks.
  • Galatians 5 talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There is no 's' on the end of it. It is not fruits of the Spirit. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are not fruits. They, together, make up the fruit of the Spirit. They are one fruit. Interesting, huh? Kinda makes you rethink all those "Fruits of the Spirit" lessons some of you may have heard growing up.
  • Mates of State's "For the Actor" is very danceable.

Well, I finished it. One of the best TV series I’ve had the priviledge to watch… Freaks and Geeks. It only lasted for one season (back in 1999-2000), but it was not for lack of quality. The show was just another victim of incompetence by those stupid network executives. Lack of promotion and constant time-slot changes never allowed the show to find an audience. Oddly enough, the show has been more successful after its demise, much like Family Guy and Futurama have been recently. Heck, Family Guy even got a second chance because of it’s syndication and DVD success. Anyway, back to the topic at hand…

The series was set in a small Michigan town in 1980-1981 and focused on two siblings, Lindsay and Sam Weir, and their respective groups of friends: the Freaks and the Geeks. As you can imagine, I am able to relate more to Sam and his friends, Neil and Bill (the geeks), than Lindsay and her gang; however, I think anyone that watches this show can relate to multiple characters on both sides of the spectrum at one time or another. Anyway, I wish I had the time or the words to convince you about the greatness of this show, but it’s just one of those shows you have to actually watch a few episodes of before you can truly appreciate it.

Maybe we could have a marathon sometime… I’d love to watch it all over again. :-)

Oh yeah, may recognize a couple of faces in the show. Lindsay Weir is potrayed by Linda Cardellini, who played Velma in the recent Scooby Doo live-action films. You may also recognize the guy who plays Daniel Desario (James Franco), now famous for his roles in the Spider-man films and, more recently, “Annapolis.”

“There are always a million reasons not to do something.”
-Jan Levinson, The Office (Episode 2.15 – “Boys and Girls”)

I’ve been guilty of this so many times in the past. Finding or fabricating reason upon reason not to do something because it’s risky, scary, or both. It’s a horrible way to live; I know from experience. Not only does one miss out on opportunities that have the potential to be wonderful, life-tranforming experiences, but it may also cause others that one cares about to become hurt and frustrated. I’m sorry to all of you that may have been injured by my fear and indecision. I now know how you must have felt.

Jim: So you’re not doing it… (in reference to graphic design internship)
Pam: How’d you know?
Jim: Why not?
Pam: Just, like, no big reason… just a bunch of little reasons.
Jim: Come on…
Pam: Roy’s right. There’s no guarantee it’s going to lead to anything anyway.
Jim: Roy said that.
Pam: What? You have something you want to say?
Jim: You’ve gotta take a chance on something sometime, Pam. I mean, do you wanna be a receptionist here, always?
Pam: Oh, excuse me, I’m fine with my choices.
Jim: You are?
The Office (Episode 2.15 – “Boys and Girls”)

TV is something really don’t have the opportunity to watch all that often, but there is one show that I’m sure not to miss every week… The Office. It is, hands-down, my favorite television show on the air right now. Sure, it’s insanely funny, and that’s definitely one of the reasons I love the show, but moreso is because of one of the show’s characters–Jim Halpert. I can truly identify with him and the way he feels. If you watch the show, you probably know what I mean. If you don’t watch the show, you’ll just have to start watching if you want to find out.

Jim, Pam, and Roy