Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Blast from "Scrubs" Past

First, a flashback to "My Overkill", the premiere episode from Season 2 of Scrubs - one of their best episodes ever, in my opinion:

Now, flash-forward 5 years to "My Hard Labor", the second episode of Season 7:

I particularly like the sound his guitar makes when he "retrieves" it... Squishy!

I always love when a show rewards its longtime viewers, and what better way to do that in its final season than to throw in a little Colin Hay, who has long been the unofficial Scrubs troubadour?

Now if only we'd find out what happened to Hooch... Well, there's always next week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

BNL live - One Week, bluegrass style

One of my favorite Barenaked Ladies performances... And you gotta love the hat tip to Rush. Boy, those Canadians sure stick together.

Bret, You Got It Goin' On

One of my favorite songs from the Flight of the Conchords series on HBO - which I hear is now available on DVD. Sounds like a great stocking stuffer... hint, hint.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Pepper Jack LOVE Fraggle Rock!

I don't know why, but I just randomly thought of this scene earlier today & had to see it again.

You don't have to be a fan of the show to appreciate this clip from the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "Mac Is A Serial Killer". It does help if you're a Jim Henson fan, though. Or if you're on the crack rock.

Keith & his killer Billo impression

Very few things entertain me more than watching Keith Olbermann taunt & ridicule Bill O'Reilly on national cable television.

Keith has developed quite a repertoire of impressions, including humorous mimicry of Brit Hume, John Gibson and Glenn Beck, and a killer version of White House Press Secretary Dana Perino. Good times!

But none of these can even touch his inspired mockery of blustery bloviator Billo. Not that it is particularly difficult to poke fun at Falafel Boy, but Keith is just so enthusiastic about it, it's almost infectious. Plus, he really commits to the Bill Orally character, which is very important.

There are lots of videos of Keith's Billo-bashing floating around in cyberspace, and I recommend them all. But this recent clip from Countdown is my current favorite:

Video courtesy of Crooks and Liars.

Now playing: Elvis Costello - Beautiful (Christina Aguilera cover)
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

This ain't your mama's movie musical!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Need My Moment of Zen!

For someone whose life revolves around her TiVo, I really haven't been too concerned about the writers' strike. We've got quite a backlog of shows already - with Mark working all the time, we're woefully behind in all the shows we watch together. And some of our favorite shows ordered extra episodes & started filming early this season, anticipating the strike. So, I knew it would suck, but I wasn't overly worried.

Until last night, when it finally dawned on me that there would be no more new episodes of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report until the strike ends. Son of a monkey! I don't know why it took me so long to figure that out - maybe I've been taking Colbert too seriously when he claims to run his entire show single-handedly. I think I've just been preoccupied with other things, which is probably good for me, I know, but I still find it surprising.

So I've decided that I have to go on record as being opposed to the strike. Of course, I'm a big supporter of unions - I'm a flaming liberal, so I kinda have to be. It's in the job description. And it's not that I disagree with the writers, especially the TV writers. The medium has changed tremendously since their last contract negotiation, and they are consequently missing out on their fair share of residuals from shows we watch on demand, online or on DVD. I get that, and I sympathize.

But that's no excuse for depriving me of my daily fake news fix. I need my moment of Zen! I gotta have it! And historically, the government won't allow workers in necessary industries walk out. Every time air traffic controllers or garbage collectors attempt to strike, they are forced back to work on the pretext that their work is too vital to be held up due to contract negotiations.

Well, I can go for years without needing an airplane, and I could probably live with a garbage pile-up for quite some time. But my life has no meaning without my daily directives from Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA. Isn't this exactly the kind of thing I pay my taxes to avoid?

I say, send in the National Guard if you have to, but break that picket line today! And show the media moguls who is really in charge of this country and make them play ball! Grab all these selfish Hollywood-types by the scruffs of their necks & force them to sit down and figure a way to resolve this dispute without ruining so many innocent lives.

It's the right thing to do. Until then, you're all on notice.

Name That Person contest winner

Congratulations to Laura, who was the first to identify our mystery person as Creed Bratton, best known as the character of the same name on NBC's The Office. She correctly pointed out that the pictures were from his days with the 1960s group The Grassroots. Here's the video:

Thanks for playing!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Lyrics for Night Man and Day Man songs from "Sunny"

By popular demand, I've transcribed the lyrics to all the awesome songs the gang wrote on the "Dee Dates a Retarded Person" episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Yeah, I really don't have much of a life.

If you want to see the video clip, check out this post on my primary blog, Partly Bloggy With a Chance of Sarcasm.


Night Man, by Chemical Toilet

Here are Charlie's actual lyrics:

But loosely translated, it goes a little something like this:

Night Man, sneaky and mean
Spider inside my dreams
I think I love you

You make me wanna cry
You make me wanna die
I love you, I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you
Night Man

Every night you come into my room
And pin me down with your strong arms
You pin me down, and I try to fight you
You come inside me
You fill me up
And I become the Night Man...

It's just 2 men sharing the night
It might seem wrong but it's just right
It's just 2 men sharing each other
It's just 2 men like loving brothers

One on top and one on bottom
One inside and one is out
One is screaming, he's so happy
The other's screamin' a passionate shout

It's the Night Man
I'm feeling so wrong and right, man
I'm feeling so wrong and right, man

I can't fight you, man
When you come inside me
And pin me down with your strong hands
And I become the Night...
The passionate, passionate Night Man


Night Man Reprise, by Charlie Kelly

They took you, Night Man, and you don't belong to them
They locked me in a world of darkness without your sexy hands
And I miss you, Night Man, so ba-a-ad


Day Man - by Electric Dream Machine

Day Man
Fighter of the Night Man
Champion of the sun
You're a master of karate
And friendship for everyone

Day Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Fighter of the Night Man (Aah-aah-aah)
Champion of the sun (Aah-aah-aah)
You're a master of karate
And friendship for everyone

TV's Tim Stack

I'm a big fan of My Name Is Earl, and I'm fond of many of the characters, such as Randy (of course), Darnell aka Crab Man, Mr. Turtle, Chubby, Little Chubby, Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop, and Willie the One-Eyed Mailman. But no one ever mentions my most favorite character of all: TV's Tim Stack.

He's a great character for many reasons, including:

  • He's playing himself, although one would hope it's a highly-fictionalized version.
  • It's always funny to see a grown man in a diaper.
  • It's a hoot seeing all of Camden County kowtow to such a miserable drunken "celebrity".
  • Calling anybody "TV's blank" is also always funny - see TV's Frank on the late lamented MST3K.
Of course, I've been a Tim Stack fan for quite some time, going back to his Night Stand with Dick Dietrick days. TV's Tim Stack, of course, likes to remind people of his starring turn in syndicated series Son of the Beach, and is always seen in public in his Beach costume, but Night Stand was by far the better program.

But I digress. I just think it's time to show some love for TV's Tim Stack. I've felt this way since his first appearance, but I think it was this line in last week's episode that clinched it for me:

"America, America,
The score is orange to none..."

--TV's Tim Stack, drunkenly singing during the impromptu 4th of July fireworks on My Name Is Earl episode "Our Other Cops Is On, Part 2"

So, let's give it up for TV's Tim Stack, the celebrity with no shame. 'Cause Lord knows there aren't enough of those in the world...

Name That Person contest

That's right, it's time for another test of pop culture skill. The winner gets...absolutely nothing, except a shout-out from the Queen.

These are very old pictures of a somewhat famous person, perhaps not in the milieu with which he is typically associated. So, from 1968, Name That Person:

P.S.: I'm withholding all comments until at least the end of the day, to give everyone a chance to answer. Good luck!

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