Ah Bugger

The vapid utterings of a neurotic mind.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Ticketmaster survey

I am going to see a band with Marci and her friend Kelly on Wednesday. I bought mine and Marci's ticket through Ticketmaster. They asked me to do a survey, which I did. My comment:

I paid $20.65 in charges for tickets that were $50. For a process that is entirely computerized, that fee is not only ridiculous, it is criminal.

Dude looks like a lady

I got this email today:

"On his calendar it looked like he was busty on Thursday has that changed???"


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Nike commercial

These commercials were on back in the days where the Caps were pretty good. Like when the trio of Simon, Hunter and Berube would triple team a poor unsuspecting forward.

This one is my favorite, possibly for the French Canadian accent. Hilarious.

Marci will hate it as she hates "frogs". Enjoy.

Go Caps!

Sorry Charlie

I just ran into my desk and damaged my thigh (Workers comp!). It made me think of a story I thought was rather funny.
A few years ago I was at a Norfolk Admirals hockey game. I noticed that one of the players was sitting in the seats next to me. I leaned over to ask the 12 year old daughter of the head coach, who was sitting next to me, why he was not playing. She said he broke his charlie horse.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Never mind.

I'm isolated. When did I get this way? I used to be the kid that knew everyone in the neighborhood's life history. Now I don't even know my neighbors. I don't like to ask my friends to do things because I can't take the no. So I spend time alone. Luckily, my mother is always up for some fun and I have to say that I try to take advantage of that.

I'm isolated. I remember standing in a walkway at RFK watching strangers go by. They were so distant from me. I felt as if I were in a bubble.

I'm isolated. I socialize at work and get in trouble for it. It makes me sink deeper into the den I call my office. My friend Will told me it was a manifestation of others being intimidated, but I don't know. I can't imagine anyone being intimidated by me. Even if I am rather opinionated...

I can't remember the last time I had a good cry. Tonight, I sat down and watched Greys Anatomy and Ghost Whisperer. Two shows that are guaranteed to make me cry. Nothing. Not tonight. What happened to real emotion? I did not even cry over the end of my last relationship. I merely shrugged and moved on. The last time I cried I was told that I was overreacting by one of my best friends .

I sometimes feel like the world is moving on without me and were I to disappear, it would affect no one. I know I am not the only one to feel this way, but jeepers, what a sucky way to feel.

Have I been isolated? Have I isolated myself? I don't know. I can't take it, yet it helps me build these incredibly formidible walls. I don't want them anymore. I don't know how to tear them down.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ellen's dog days*

I love Ellen. I think she is great, but even I think this is a bit of an overreaction. Listen Ellen, it is a dog that you didn't want to keep. You signed the contract. Get your hairstylist's kids a mutt if you feel so strongly about them having a dog. they'll get over not having this:

*Ellen's dog days. Holy crap, am I ever clever and original!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Americans can't act?

I have been watching a lot of the new shows, and I noticed that many of these American characters are being played by foreigners. Take the Bionic Woman for example. She is an all American girl, yet Michelle Ryan who plays her says things like "bugger" and "wanker" when she is off the set.

Alex O'Loughlin makes an adorable American vampire on Moonlight, but does his lunch include a Vegemite sandwich and a quick listen to Men at Work? He is quite the Aussie.

So what's going on? Is our American accent too weird? Will people who watch a lot of TV (like me) get used to the way these fake Americans speak? Why not just cast Americans as Americans? OR can we cast foreigners as Americans and the let the Americans fill the foreign roles? Then it WOULD be acting!

Anyway, here is a list I compiled. I kept it to the network stations and the CW. I am sure I missed some, so please share if you caught some I didn't. And God bless the Aussies for continually cranking out one hottie after another and sending them to the States.

Alex O'Loughlin "Moonlight" CBS
Rachel Griffiths "Brothers and Sisters" ABC
John Pyper-Ferguson "Brothers and Sisters" ABC
Dominic Purcell "Prison Break" Fox Born in England but raised in Australia by his Norwegian father and Irish mother
Yvonne Strahovski “Chuck” NBC
Poppy Montgomery “Without a Trace” CBS
Anthony LaPaglia “Without a Trace” CBS

Missy Peregrym “Reaper” CW
Kristin Kreuk “Smallville” CW
Erica Durance “Smallville” CW
Taylor Kitsch “Friday Night Lights” NBC
Sarah Chalke “Scrubs” NBC
Evangeline Lilly “Lost” ABC

Sophia Myles "Moonlight" ABC
Hugh Laurie "House" Fox
Michelle Ryan “Bionic Woman” NBC
Anna Friel “Pushing Daisies” ABC
Damian Lewis “Life” NBC
Ed Westwick “Gossip Girl” CW

Michael Vartan “Big Shots” ABC

Kevin McKidd “Journeyman” NBC

South Africa
Adhir Kalyan “Aliens in America” CW

Matthew Rhys "Brothers and Sisters" ABC

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Get the lead out.

Curious George is not allowed to come to America. He has unsafe levels of lead. Mattel has recalled over 21 million toys over the past few months because of lead. According to the New York Times, China has made every one of the 24 types of toys recalled for safety reasons this year.

I have a radical idea. Stop having toys made in China.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Separated at Birth?

Michael Nylander (Washington Caps)

Freddie Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street)
Let me clarify: One straps blades to his feet and terrorizes the goalie. The other straps the blades to his fingers and terrorizes teens dreams. Which is which?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Not saying I want them to see bad things...

I was watching "Bones" tonight and in the very beginning of the episode there was an explosion of a woman in her minivan. The explosion occurred while she was at a park watching kids play soccer. When the van exploded, the parents ran and covered the eyes of the kids.

Is this the best course of action? Won't the kids merely invent filler to explain what they missed seeing? Won't that filler be worse? Yet, at the same time, a leg went flying in that explosion. Do those kids really need to relive that in their memories for years to come?

My sister's friend died after sustaining a head injury on a ski trip. While my niece was not there to experience his subsequent seizure, she was witness to his hospital stay during which he never came out of his coma. She was 8 or 9 years old. She spent a lot of time contemplating his death and it changed her to a degree.

I wonder how much we need to shelter our children. I wonder how much they should see. I truly believe that having their parents there to discuss the brutalities of the world, kids have the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of what life truly is. While no one wants their kids to see the cruel realities before they need to, it also makes no sense to constantly cover their eyes and never show them how to deal with that pain.

I suppose I would rather have experienced my first true exposure to the cruelties of reality with my mom there to help me understand it and deal with it. I can't imagine how difficult life would be having to figure that aspect of life out all by myself.