Thursday, December 29, 2011

Random Musings

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.
DVR set.
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.


Beth said...

You know, of all the things I've read recently, that Sensenbrenner thing just about sent me through the roof. Lardass says what? I honestly cannot believe how these dunderheads think they can get away with such patently ridiculous remarks, especially about a First Lady that pretty much everyone who isn't a total dick likes a LOT.

I'm becoming cynical about it, though. A local news station posted the Obama family Christmas picture on their website, and predictably, the idiots came out of the woodwork. Instead of wishing the President and his family a merry Christmas, it was the usual nastiness.

Sometimes I hate people. Stupid people, anyway.

froggy said...

"he has a rather large posterior....on his head"


urbandon (Don Pezzano) said...

Such bitterness always come from guys that look like toads- weird. All the best for the new year!

David said...

You should watch the British version of Being Human. It's so much better (and came first) than SyFy's. It also has Russell Tovey as George the werewolf. Grrrrrr is all I can say about this out gay actor. He's a dirty, dirty boy our Tovey. Alons-y.

Biki said...

What's the deal with the catholic church and all that glittery clothing? And Prada shoes? Explain again how you want to help the poor, and keep asking the lowly attendees for funds to help feed starving humans, when they could hock that hat and feed millions!

I wonder how much hate Michelle gets is just veiled racism......

R.J. said...

...Limbaugh likes to envision when he's choking his fat tiny chicken.

I'm glad I was on an empty stomach when I read that or else you'd owe me a new keyboard for projectile vomiting all over it.

tamayn said...

Totally in agreement with David on this one. Love, love, love the BBC version of Being Human! Russel Tovey is adorable and Aiden Turner is one of the sexiest vampires ever.

It's ridiculous all the pressure we put on women to look perfect while congressmen like Jim Sensenbrenner are allowed to go around looking the way they do. I would count myself lucky to look as incredible as Michelle Obama does. Also, I have news for Limbaugh in his Oxycontin fueled fantasy world; no women look like the women on the magazines. Photoshop anyone?

I'm a recovering Catholic myself, and I find it pretty much impossible to not be offended by Pope Benidict when he makes his public speeches. Let us know when the basilica honoring St. Prada; Our Lady of Accessories is ready, eh Benni.

I think they should just end the republican primaries by putting them in a sack and letting them fight it out.

Princess said...

Hey Bob... I'm pretty sure I saw both the "First Lady's Bushes" on the cover of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue... didn't everyone? Oh no... my mistake ... they were ad's for incontinence pads and wrinkle cream....

It's a real shame that the current first lady allows herself to be human when out in public... Not!

S'A said...

Since when did bony become the same as healthy? I think the First Lady looks wonderful!