I remember it was this time last year when Ii heard about a new TV show. A vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost become roommates. And it isn't a comedy.
It was Being Human and I watched the first episode or so and just couldn't get into it.
Cut to December 26th, and SyFy is running a day-long marathon of Being Human, season one. I start watching, and watching, and watching.....until I find I have spent the entire day and most of the evening watching.
It returns this January for season two.
PS Sam Witwer? Hot vampire. And he doesn't glitter.
I watched The Kennedy Center Honors because one of the honorees was Meryl Streep, and I just adore La Streep. But I found something quite interesting as I watched.
Anne Hathaway can do the splits in an evening gown.
Patti LuPone is a goddess.
James Taylor still sings like a dream.
But, mostly, I discovered that Michelle Obama is one of those rare First Ladies that actually shows emotion in public, rather than sitting icy and stone-faced beside their husbands.
As people sang, she sang along; as people praised the honorees, she got a little teary-eyed. She clapped, sang, laughed and smiled throughout the show as no other First Lady has ever done.
Some folks, however, do not, and take great strides to be rude to her.
Republican congressman, and asshat, Jim Sensenbrenner has decided to question Michelle Obama's body shape. You know, because Mrs. Obama wants the nation's children to be less obese. But, Sensenbrenner has no sense, because he was overheard talking on the phone, retelling an incident in which he said about Michelle Obama: "She lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself."
Yup, he did. And Sensenbrenner has room to talk, since, according to that picture up there, he has a rather large posterior....on his head.
Of course, Sensenbrenner is just piggy-backing---get it? Piggy?--on something said by that other fat gasbag of health and fitness, Rush Limbaugh, who said in February: "The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice...I'm trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you."
I guess Michele Obama is not the kind of women that Limbaugh likes to envision when he's choking his fat tiny chicken.
Seriously, though, the First Lady is working to get kids to eat healthier and these two tubbies are name-calling? Who do they think they are? Me?
Sensenbrenner's spokesperson has responded: "Mr. Sensenbrenner was referring to the First Lady’s healthy food initiative. He doesn’t think the government should be telling Americans what to eat. While he may not agree with all of her initiatives, he plans to contact the First Lady’s office to apologize for his comments."
And why don't you have a salad with her while you're at it, asshat?
Running for president is hard. So much to do and say, and remember.
Oops. Former House Speaker Newt "Serial Adulterer" Gingrich failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary because he did not submit the required 10,000 signatures.
He was probably too busy schtupping the next Missus Gingrich...or Tiffany's was having a sale. Allegedly.
And then we find out that Texas Governor Rick "I'm A Christian And I Hate Gays" Perry also fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot.
Seriously. Who's running their campaigns?
It's no secret that I am neither a fan of the Catholic Church or the Pope, but sometimes, sometimes, Pope Benny says the most idiotic things and I am left nearly speechless.
Last week, Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialization of Christmas during his televised Christmas Eve Mass, and he urged the faithful to look beyond the holiday's "superficial glitter" to discover its true meaning.
He doesn't like the commercialism of Christmas.
Catholic say what? I.Agree.With.The Pope?
But then he added that thing about the "superficial glitter" and proved what an out-of-touch despot he is. See, he said that while wearing a headdress fit for a Vegas showgirl, bejeweled and be-glittered. He said that while wearing a robe of the finest fabrics, and shoes from Prada.
Hey Benny, if you really wish to decry the commercialism of Christmas, or the glitter of the holiday season, maybe you ought to thin out your own wardrobe before opening your yap. Oh yeah, and fix that child-raping priest problem, eh?
Oh Miss Ricky. The gift that keeps on giving.
Speaking in Iowa this week, Rick Perry said: “Every barrel of oil that comes out of those sands in Canada is a barrel of oil that we don’t have to buy from a foreign source."
Or, at the very least that it isn't a foreign country.
Or that we can just take the oil from Canada because, well, it's Canada.
Carlos was on the computer last night while I was reading in the living room and watching [again] Adele at Royal Albert Hall.
When it was over, I came into the office and told him I was going to bed, and he asked why i sounded all stuffy.
"I was watching Adele."
"And crying. Are you happy? Adele makes me cry."
He looked at me like he had no idea who I am and I looked at him like he was a man with no heart.