Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Tim Riggins Jersey

I would normally request a men's small but in this instance I'd like a medium or large so I can pretend Tim is letting me wear it to school on game day. Before the big FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

All Friday Night Lights seasons are on Netflix and you're a dang fool if you haven't jumped up on that.
Brigid and I will likely just only post about Friday Night Lights forever and ever amen until the End of Days because it is TRULY the PERFECT television show.
Texas forever.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Is Bunheads merely a bad show or is it honestly one of the worst shows on television?

To put it mildly, two fans of SMASH dissed me for watching it. One called it the most obnoxious thing she'd ever seen. This woman, my mother, watched the entire first season of SMASH and only disliked that Debra Messing had an affair.

Created by the great Amy Sherman Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls, Bunheads is unsurprisingly driven entirely by quippy dialogue and female relationships. Every character on the show can reference a full range of pop culture and high culture. In the first five episodes, characters have dropped mention of everyone from Joffrey Baratheon (or should I say Joffrey Lannister) and Carol Burnett to Martha Graham and Waiting for Godot. And Kristen Wiig and Sylvia Plath and... yeah.

And the star, Sutton Foster, is one of the strangest actors to put on television. The woman is a Tony winner and is most definitely meant for Broadway, not a sitcom. Her faces and gestures have not been downsized from their stage size, and oh boy, does that lead to some jarring moments for the viewers. The grandma from Gilmore Girls is a lead as well, thank God.

Guys, this show is too weird for words. The girls who play the ballet students the show are just absolutely awful, the plot line is super weird, and the sets are clearly sets. The whole set-up for the show is ludicrous, and the dancers fit into the most stereotypical roles possible. I LOVE IT.

There's a dance number to that songs that goes "Istanbul, not Constantinople," you know what I'm talking about, and also one about recycling. I can't put these into words. So here's a video.

Also, the most recent episode was titled "No One Takes Khaleesi's Dragons." If that doesn't get you to watch, I don't know what will!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Anthony Bourdain

There needs to be no more proof.
I love this man.
Silver Fox.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Michael Bublé Being Stalked by a Velociraptor

I like this site a lot.
I would like this site more if they depicted the velociraptor as the size of a turkey like they actually were.
The creators of this site probably think a brontosaurus is a real dinosaur!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weird Stuff On Etsy

Woah, sorry, it's been a minnit.

Etsy is a super-rocking Internet marketplace for handcrafted and vintage items. It acts as a connection between buyers and individual sellers.

While Etsy is a great place to find adorable home decor and vintage items (ankle boots, yes.), it also plays host to some crazy stuff. Here's a small sampling of weird things I saw on Etsy today.

This magnet. Funny, no?


A wolf hair amulet. Necessary.

Oscar Wilde Prayer Candles, just in time for Lent!

A bobcat skull! YES.

If you prefer embalmed octopi in jars, you can find that, too.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Natasha Khan

She is an ethereal superhuman.

I don't know how Fly Hunniez went so long without acknowledging her beauty.
I think it's because it goes without saying.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jeff Pianki

For the most part I'm not a big fan of guys my age who play acoustic guitar. It starts earnestly but quickly descends into the depths of cheap John Mayer (who is already mediocre) knockoffs like this God-awful travesty. A few diamonds in the penny mine are able to transcend the AE-wearin', Owl City-listenin', Adam Brody-lookin' cliché.

An exception to this acoustic hellhole: Jeff Pianki.

Sugarplum Bear posted this video on the wall of Dutchess Dragonmane and I was immediately on board with this guy. I triple dog dare you not to giggle when you watch it.

His music, like Sugarplum says, "makes my heart smile." Sure, sometimes it does start sliding into the realm of guitar-boy stereotype-land, but there's something, I don't know what, but something that keeps it genuine.

Is it that he's Michigan-born and Midwest is best?
Or that he's a freckled redhead?
Or that his blog shows how he's just a normal, nice dude?
I don't know. What I do know is he's talented and my auditory nerves enjoy what he does.

Jazzy Jeff's Last FM has a gaggle of his songs available for free download. And his Youtube account features a bunch of originals, covers, and collaborations including another with his precious sister that may just be cuter than Say Hello.

I'll let you find it.

Here's a hint: