Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Classic 80s Movie Clip Of The Day: Real Genius

Caught a few minutes of this on TV this morning. Such a great movie. I saw it in the theater when it came out.

The muzak song playing in the background (starting at :18) -- know it? I do.

24 TV Characters You Can't Stand

"You" being the readers of Entertainment Weekly and me, because I agree with most of their choices.

"Izzie from Grey's Anatomy. Man, she used to be my favorite, but now all I want to do is shove her off the neat walkway that runs through Seattle Grace. You know, the one with the pretty panoramic view of Seattle." —Jeff

"Mohinder Suresh, from Heroes. Not sure if it's the character, the actor, the over-enunciated accent, but every time he appears on screen I just think, 'Shut up, Mohinder.' —Kathleen

"Cuddy, from House. I really liked her in season 1, but somewhere around the third season I started yelling at her to stop acting/dressing like a prostitute and letting House get away with everything." —Liddy

"I hated Brian Hackett (Steven Weber's character), on Wings. Actually, I've had a lifelong irrational dislike of all of Steven Weber's characters. Conveniently enough, he seems to play the same guy in everything he's in, which makes it easier to irrationally dislike his work." —Sato

"Meredith, from Grey's Anatomy. I can't even watch anymore. I remember when they had that episode where I thought she might die, I was so excited, only to be let down!" —Amanda

"Ross, on Friends, is by far the TV character I have hated the most. Whiny, pathetic, almost never funny — and yet somehow still unsympathetic." —Danny

"Lee Adama, on Battlestar Galactica. The only reason I don't want Lee to die is that Laura would have to put up with Bill crying about it. All Lee cares about is appearing to be on the moral high ground. He has no integrity as a person. No wonder his father doesn't respect him." —Lauren

"I gotta say I thought she'd grow out of it, but I can't stand Julie Taylor on Friday Night Lights. She's the only one on the cast who appears to be acting. Then again, I'd give up my hate if the show were on network TV again...." — katy

"Miss Piggy. I can't stand Miss Piggy." —Drew

"Horatio Caine on CSI: Miami. The way he stands with his hands on his hips, with those stupid sunglasses and those stupid one-liners that open the show....I muted the TV every time he spoke in the season premiere. Ugh! I haven't watched the show since." —kristie

"I hate House. If any doctor ever spoke to me or a member of my family that way, I'd punch him in the nose. He's an obnoxious creep who needs a comeuppance, and soon. Did I mention I hate him?" —Brian

"Jordan from Scrubs. I hate when Dr. Cox went back with her. She is evil, manipulating, and not funny at all. All around ruins the show for me. Plus, her face changes over the years. It's kind of freaky." —Amy

For the rest, read the full article on EW.com.

My additions:

Sabrina Duncan on Charlie's Angels. Yeah, I know, she was the brains of the operation, but... gross. Not attractive. Not sexy. Too smug. Too many turtlenecks. I hate turtlenecks.

Dour 1 and Dour 2 on that SUV show. He looks like a hydrocephalic serial killer, and she always looks like she has a huge dump on deck and can't find a toilet.
I know, I know, there's nothing funny about sex crimes, but damn, have a beer after work and lighten the F up. She's hot, though, I'll give her that.

Gil Grissom on CSI. I watched Quincy, and Gil Grissom is no Quincy.

Chloe on 24. This snarky, put-upon bitch wouldn't last two days in a real office; someone would take a chainsaw to her. When her buddy Edgar died right in front of her a couple of seasons ago, her reaction was priceless. I need to find that clip.

Allison Dubois and Lee Scanlon on Medium. I didn't know Mush-Mouth had a sister, especially one who works for the distriCK attorney (y'know, it kinda helps to be able to pronounce the name of the place you work; she's like the realtor who calls him/herself a "real-a-tor"). Scanlon's mumbly too, but I suppose when you're the ONLY FUCKING COP (apparently) in a city the size of Phoenix, you don't have much time for chit-chat.

Who else would you add?

10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling

An amusing primer from Siress Yorkie and The Oatmeal, where you can see the full list.

Classic SNL Vid Of The Day: Jeans

Gotta love Gilda.

Hoax Of The Day: Tourist Of Death

An LOTD classic. All pics from TouristOfDeath.com.


It all started with a photo.

This chilling picture turned up in the days following 9/11, and reportedly came from a camera found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Was it really possible that someone managed to photograph one of the hijacked planes mere milliseconds before impact? And if so, what became of the unknown man in the photo, and the person(s) who took it?

The photo turned out to be a hoax, of course, and most people dismissed it as such. But, a few believers remained, and their numbers grew as more photos of the same mysterious man at other disasters began to surface. More and more people became convinced that this man was not some innocent sightseer in the wrong place at the wrong time, but something much more nefarious: a time-traveling harbinger of doom -- a Tourist of Death, if you will -- inexplicably present at every great disaster of the millennium, a witness to our suffering and an ever-present reminder of our powerlessness.

The pictures you are about to see seem to support this theory. Are they real, or are they hooey? Decide for yourself.

Pearl Harbor (1941)

JFK assassination (1963)

LBJ sworn in after JFK assassination (1963)

Lee Harvey Oswald shot by Jack Ruby (1963)

Sinking of the Titanic (1912)

Mt. St. Helens eruption (1980)

Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, cause of World War I (1914)

Atomic bombing of Hiroshima (1945)

Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan (1981)

Munich Olympics (1972)

Hindenburg disaster(1937)

Lincoln assassination (1865)

Watergate scandal/Nixon resignation (1974)

Oklahoma City bombing (1995)

Julius Caesar assassination (44 BC)

Orleans "Waking & Dreaming" LP (1976)

Columbine High School massacre (1999)

Loch Ness Monster appearance (1955)

Challenger disaster (1986)

Custer's Last Stand (1876)

Kent State shootings (1970)

Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" (2004)

Godzilla attacks Tokyo (1965)

Battle of Gettysburg (1863)

Shark attack (year unknown)

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Tianenman Square protests (1989)

Alien autopsy (year unknown)

The Matrix (1999)

Ghost on set of Three Men & A Baby (1987)


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