Monday, December 17, 2007

Slapbet on How I Met Your Mother

Slapbet. Classic. I miss new TV. Get back to work, writers. Or help me figure out how to form a magazine editors union.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Chuck Scene - Before The Writers' Strike

This one's for Ann-Marie....Chuck begging Sarah to tell him something, anything, about her. Other than the fact that she doesn't like olives on her pizza. Awwwwwwwwwwwww!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Nanowrimo....I've changed my mind, of course

So on December 1 last year, I counted my blessings that I still had my job, my husband and my sanity. And I promised I wouldn't participate in Nanowrimo 2007. Ooops. I just can't resist.

So I'm going to write until I panic-attack out. Only problem is I don't have a plot. I'm sitting here buried in writing prompts and motivational tools. Something I read that was interesting is to write about someone who's reputation is tied up in an inaitimate object.

This sucks because the last two years I had a really good idea of what I was going to write before I started.

Cadbury Gorilla

This is just silly. I love it. And YouTube.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My favorite stories of today

Everything always happens on one day. In no particular order...

Bride sues over flower color
It’s very important. Pastel is very different from rust. And for $27,435.14, you should get what you ordered.

Henry from Ugly Betty was in a movie about Tonga.
He was also one of the leads on that show “Out of Practice” with the Fonz, “A Life Less Ordinary” (the movie I saw on my first date with my husband) and Jake 2.0. Henry is adorkable.

Stephen Colbert to run for president

People hate clean Americans

Swearing in the workplace boosts morale
Only they call it ‘taboo language.’ And it’s true.

Dude, John Mayer is an ass
Who gets into a fight over Ron Paul? With the Mac guy!

Prison Break has jumped the shark
Why did Sara lose her head?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Have you ever written your Congressperson?

You should know how to contact our Congress. You know there's something you feel strongly about.

Find out how to contact your Senators here.

Find out how to contact your Representative here.

For instance, there's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require Insurance Companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to
go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Here's a form letter you can use. Write on behalf of yourself or a woman you care about.

In January 2007, Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Representative Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) reintroduced the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S. 459/H.R.758). The bill would allow a woman and her doctor to decide whether she should recuperate for at least 48 hours in the hospital or whether she has enough support to get
quality care at home following this emotionally and physically difficult surgery.
I ask for your support on this important legislation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I hate football

I can't stand football and yet I always seem stuck in front of a TV on Sunday during the season. The thing that bothers me is these guys can't keep their helmets on. Every time I look up from my laptop or my book, there's some guy's head sticking out of a pile-up with no helmet on, like a turtle's head coming out of its shell. And even when these guys do keep their helmets on, they're getting paralyzed.

- The referees make up calls as they go
- The testosterone-laden frenzy guys get worked up into
- The fact that the guy that runs with the ball always runs into high-traffic areas

UPDATE: Sports Illustrated agrees with me!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Stewie Tells Us How To Write A Novel

As someone who's won Nanowrimo, I recommend Stewie's advice on how to write a novel. This cracks me up.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

They're Smoking Crack, I'm Smoking Crack

I'm watching Platinum Weddings on WE. I have to admit it to tell this story. The bride's name is Mili Icecreamwala. That's what the graphic said. I'm still not even sure that wasn't someone trying to make fun of her name. And her wedding cost $1.2 million. So we're both smoking crack.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Stick A Fork In Me...

I tease my husband that ever since he's become more of a manager-type, he's started talking like a press release. But honestly, he's started talking more like this, Seth Godin's Encyclopedia of Business Cliches. My favorite has always been "highly leveraged."

Local News Hires Stupid Woman To Anchor News

Tons of things are bothering me lately about the media, but just the previews for Anchorwoman have me squirming. They've hired her because she's beautiful and they know she's an idiot. Give me a break. Seriously. I hope I never have a daughter and have to try to explain television and Hollywood to her. And what it means to be a real woman, an adult or have a brain, with so many bad examples everywhere.

J.K. Rowling's On A Comeback

Report: 'Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Working On Crime Novel

I knew she couldn't say away from writing. It's like a disease. And a crime novel? This is like combining my favorite television (Law & Order) with my favorite books. Let's hope it's true. Tee hee.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Does Anyone Have Something Good To Say About The iPhone?

It seems like everyone is realizing, one at a time, they don't want the iPhone anymore. Channel 3 reports problems even with the billing.

How Many Trees Did Your iPhone Bill Kill?

Thursday, August 9, 2007

No More "Couldn't Be Reached For Comment"

Google News Allowing Story Participants To Comment

That's really cool, but also kinda scary. I don't really want the news to turn into blogs. I still like that separation of church and state.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

How To Ask For A Raise

Wouldn't you like some good advice on how to ask for a raise? How about a reality show on how to ask for one. Of course! Is it possible that no one has thought of this before? TLC is on it, and the channel has been running the commercials. But I can't find mention of it on its Web site. Tune in Tuesday, August 14th, 8pm.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Where Did The Web Come From?

I'm at a conference right now on publishing with the Web. This video is just awesome. I was mesmerized. Please watch it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Farts? It must be good.

I haven't even read this article, but a story with the words "fart tax" in the headline must be good. Hey, how come urbanites don't have to pay for their farts?

Further Rumblings Over Rural 'Fart Tax'

Thursday, July 26, 2007

An Interview With JK Rowling

This is just about one of the most adorable things I've seen -- little kids asking JK Rowling questions about Harry Potter. She is my hero. No spoilers here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Old People Don't Laugh

This article confirms everything I've ever experienced. How many times have you been sitting watching TV with someone over the age of 65 when they utter, "Well, I didn't think that commercial was very funny." It was funny. You're just old.

Get The Joke? As You Age, You May Not

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Top 10 Kick-Ass Girl Songs

10. Sarah McLaughlin -- Building A Mystery
On the list just for the line, "You're a beautiful f*cked up man." Yeah, I feel that.

9. Fiona Apple -- Criminal
Just kicks ass. So what if she was 12 years old when she wrote it.

8. Dixie Chicks -- Goodbye, Earl
Look out for the Dixie Chicks, man. Don't cross 'em. Especially you, Jason Lee.

7. Tina Turner -- anything
Tina Turner will kick your ass by accident. Any song.

6. Jewel -- Carnivore
Less known, but packs a graphic punch. "I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart to a caaarr-nivoooooore." Yeah.

5. Carrie Underwood -- Before He Cheats
Man, these country girls...don't mess with them. They'll key your car and stuff you in the trunk.

4. Rilo Kiley -- Does He Love You
I've never felt sorry for the other woman before . It's all your fault, you man!

3. Evanescence -- When You're Sober
I listen to this song just to hear the anger in her voice.

2. No Doubt -- Just A Girl
That's my kind of sarcasm.

1. Alanis Morrisette -- You Oughta Know
I listen to this song for two weeks straight during my freshman year in college. You know, during my strike against men.

What did I miss?

How Not To Avoid Jury Duty

Or, how to get jury duty and a perjury charge on the same day!

"I'm a habitual liar."

"Are you lying to me now?"



Tuesday, May 8, 2007

How Women Are Ruining The BBC

This guy needs a slap in the head.

The BBC has been ruined by women producing 'terrible programmes,' according to Sir Patrick Moore.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

There's actually a Wikipedia entry for Michael Scott

Here's his Wikipedia page. You will not believe the analysis.

But it seems that after he mentioned it last week, tons of people have been searching Wikipedia for "salary negotiation." I love Steve Carell.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dance Dance Revolution prodigy

This kid is cracking me up.

Anna-Nicole was a liar

This is always how I react when I find out that I've proved a dead woman a liar and taken a child away from a man who thought he was her father. Yessssss, I rock.

Aww....Dr. Cox is married!

Dr. Cox married a yoga instructor. Nice.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Is Grindhouse really a feminist film?

That's what all these movie reviewers are saying. It doesn't really seem like Rose McGowan, half naked with a stumpy machine gun, is a feminist icon. It seems pretty stupid to me. Here's what this guy at Time says about it.

Why Can't A Woman...Be A Man?

Saturday, April 7, 2007

You do NOT want to meet her in a dark alley

A little girl talks on YouTube about what she'd do to a monster if it came after her. Such a sweet face, such a foul mouth.

Friday, April 6, 2007

X Prize looks for 100 mpg+ cars

I was just saying the other day, "Why can't somebody redesign the car? How hard could it be?" I leave that to all those braniacs out there.

Coke 1, Jesus 0

I guess Jesus isn't Coke's homeboy...