Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've decided that Jon Hamm just needs to be in Everything! (including my pants)

So I missed Music Video Monday because I was out of town. Forgive me. But we all know what takes the cake this week. The opening of the Emmys. Of course I missed the Emmys too because there was no TV where I was. But thanks to Youtube, I have caught myself up and in case you were also out of town or are just a complete loser, here is the best opening of an award show to date. Jon Hamm makes everything better. In fact, I plan to endorse him for President in 2012. Who's with me?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Music Video Monday

Ok, so I'm not crazy about this music video but I am crazy about the song. It's "Secrets" by One Republic. Enjoy!

This is what it looks like when a show jumps the shark...

For those of you who don't know the term, "Jumping the shark" it's the term used to describe when a show has gone too far into the red zone. According to Wikipedia it was a man named Sean J. Connolly who came up with the phrase after the Fonz literally jumped over a shark in a three part "Happy Days" special (video here). This ridiculous act did not end the show but it did kill the show. The shark jump was a sign that things had gone too far, were out of control and the show had just plain lost it's hootspa. Over the years many shows have the one episode that is referred to as the one where they "jumped the shark".  Some would say it was the musical episode of Scrubs. Others would say it was when Desperate Housewives opened their season with a 5 year jump after the last season had ended. From this point on whenever anyone asks me the definition of jumping the shark, I will answer with one word: Fairy.
       There are many people asking Why, today. Why did Alan Ball do this? Why did the writers at HBO write this? Why didn't the powers the be at HBO stop this? We will never know the answer. Perhaps the brilliant Mr. Ball has a plan. A plan that will make this all ok. And if he does then I will forgive him but right now, it's still too fresh. I'm still looking to the heavens and scratching my head. I read the True Blood books (ok, just the first one but whatever) so I knew the basis of what was suppose to happen. But I trusted Alan Ball to take the series and honestly do it better justice then the author of the books did. For a while it seemed that Ball was on the right track. He saved Lafayette from death (that was suppose to be him in the back of that car) and he ignored Vampire Elvis (Oh yes, Elvis was alive and well and had a appetite for house cats) Alan Ball is still my hero for leaving that out. So last week when Sookie awakes from her coma in a fairy version of Bon Temps Cemetery surrounded by tutu clad hippies, I did one of those epic moments of horrible realization where I actually went out loud, "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY? (insert dramatic sob) WHY!?!" By the time Sunday rolled around I had progressed to the anger stage of my acceptance.  This week when Bill tells Sookie of her true identity (Shes a FAIRY!!!) I simply had a small hallucination where I saw the Fonz, Allen Ball along with Sookie and Bill all jump over a man eating shark while doing one of those human triangle things on water skis. It was quite dramatic, the Fonz waved to me and Alan Ball flipped me off.
   Let me level with you, I'm an un-employed 27 year old chick with an affinity for vampires and junk TV. I will watch just about anything. I might be totally wrong and in the minority on this entire idea and perhaps True Blood has built up such a following that it can withstand the current stupidity it's undergoing but I stand by what I said and when asked I will say it again. And if I ever meet Alan Ball I will tell him the same. Last night was the night True Blood jumped the shark and as far as shark jumping goes it was one hell of a jump.

Friday, August 20, 2010

This movie TERRORFIES me!!!!

I don't swim in the ocean. I haven't since the age of five. I don't even stand in the water at the beach above my knees. When I was five I watched Jaws for the first time and needles to say, it made an impression. So when I saw this trailer, I thought: "Oh yay, I never liked swimming in lakes anyway..." I can't see this movie though truthfully if I was drunk I think it would be hilarious. On second thought, maybe Ill take a chance. But somebody else see it first and tell me if it's really scary. Ok?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Music Video Monday!

I'm not gonna lie to you, I love obnoxious songs. Super obnoxious. I blast it and rock out just to annoy those around me. So when I saw this music video and heard this song I naturally fell in love. Then I put it on loop and blasted it. So now, I share it with you. The band/group/guys call themselves 3OH!3 and they are thoroughly annoying as can be. But I love them anyway. Happy Music Video Monday!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Music Video Monday!!!

Finally on the right day! I saw this yesterday and it's pretty emotionally charged but the song itself in beautiful. I'm sure the video will resonate with a lot of people. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just cause you're Awesome, have a cupcake!

I know it's been a million years since we handed out a cupcake. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Anywho, the cupcake is back and ready for action and this week the cupcake goes to John C. Reilly. You know who he is, he's that guy from that movie that you love but who's name you cannot remember. He is awesome. He makes you laugh and he can make you cry. He sings. He's like a big over grown man-child who you kinda wish was your uncle instead of the guy that is your uncle. We loved him in Talladega Nights and feared him in Gangs of New York (yeah, that was him). He's been around for over 20 years and if there is a god, he'll be around for 20 more. So here's to you Mr. John C. Reilly, I love you. Have a cupcake!

True Blood is completely OUT OF CONTROL!

Oh True Blood, just when I think you're getting good you go and F things up. Since I know someone who reads the books, I know where this season is going and trust me, it's just a giant cluster muck. I had such faith in Alan Ball to take this crappy book series and turn it into something great and right now I find myself wonder a deep question. Is it better to be surprised when a show jumps the shark or to know it's going to happen in advance so you have ample time to say goodbye and grieve? I wish I didn't know where this was going but I do. I won't ruin it for you. Besides, maybe some of you like fairies... oops. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Music Video Monday (on a Tuesday)

Sorry everyone, Shark Week is throwing me off. Anywho, here is a music video I love. Why? Because it's just funny and the song is awesome. Enjoy: