Here’s another edition of random (a)musings.
For members of showbiz guilds that hand out awards, screener DVD’s have started arriving for movies hoping to be in consideration. I got GRAVITY. It’s in 2D of course. If they wanted the voters to have the 3D experience they should have just sent action figures and the script.
If you’re working today, why bother? Seriously. You know you’re not going to get anything done.
Wolf Blitzer was reporting on the Iran nuclear deal on Saturday night on CNN. Then he signed off by saying: "I'm Wolf Blitzer, reporting from Washington. The assassination of President Kennedy begins right now."
Great quote attributed to President Kennedy (although he probably just stole it from Marilyn Monroe or Angie Dickinson): “Only three things are real: God, human folly, and laughter. Since we can do nothing with the first two, we must do what we can with the third.” You can get an engraved mug of that at the Kennedy library. No foolin’.
The LA TIMES website still has a section for Emmys 2013. You wonder why they're being sold for a bucket of chicken.
HOMELAND used to be my favorite show. Now it's just above the TV GUIDE channel guide crawl.
Thanks again to all of you for the nice comments on my blog anniversary. Since there's nowhere to click "like" please accept my actual appreciation.
It’s Tuesday. Why aren’t you in line already at Best Buy for Black Friday? USB cables half off!
Wedding bells for Charles Manson? She’s 25; he’s 79 and locked away for the rest of his miserable life. He denies the engagement. I guess he doesn’t want to be tied down. Or he's holding out for someone younger. Or stupider (although I doubt that's possible). Here’s a suggestion: If ABC is really looking to beef up ratings on THE BACHELOR….
It's not even December yet and I’m already tired of “Feliz Navidad.”
Dennis Rodman has been named GQ's No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013. Expect Donald Trump to fire his management team because he didn't win.
I love Stove Top stuffing. And "Merry Christmas Darling" by the Carpenters.
Great Huffington Post headline: 13 Famous Book Characters You Just Want to Slap.
Another great HuffPost headline: Here’s That Photo of Jessica Alba Eating a Hot Dog You Wished For.
Listening to football on the radio I’ve concluded you don’t need the analysts. They’re all so technical. Just once I’d like to hear this -- Analyst: “The nickelback found a crease in the five-man blitz coverage but saw one-on-one coverage in the flat forcing the pirateback to shift into a screen prevent defense.” Play-by-play guy: “What the fuck are you talking about? Nobody cares. You have a shitty voice. And you’re drawing on the Telestrator. This is radio you tool!”
People visit Los Angeles and see that restaurants proudly display signs that say “Established 1987” and laugh. But the truth is, that’s a long time for an LA eatery. R.IP. the Omelet Parlor in Venice.
You know what a great Christmas gift would be? There are some catchy-looking book covers just to the right. What about something like that???
I’m teaching a Foundations of Comedy class at USC. I love my kids. They loved THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW. Biggest laughs we’ve gotten this semester. See why. Watch the “Court Martial” episode NOW. Come on. You're not going to get any work done anyway.