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17 May 2007 @ 09:52 am
Thursday! You'd think I'd be more ready...  
Up until midnight finishing the display for my daughter's Science Fair project. These are mandatory from 1st grade onward now at her school (Why the hell?), and there was too much RL to finish last weekend. :(

Consequently, I had to tape Bones and also taped American Idol for Lauren. We've been watching it with her these last few weeks, and *stabbity rage* how is Melinda not in the Final Two? When she bends notes, it actually gives me chills. Jordin is a very good singer (great performer too, and very pretty), but Blake... The beat-boxing gets old, and he's just OK otherwise. Also not especially cute, so if teenagers are going to vote for the "cute boy," let him at least be worthy of it. Bye Melinda-- hope you pull down the bucks with your future albums, because I'd actually buy one.

Lost: I didn't pay much attention to this one, because it was a Hobbit-centered episode, and those are all So what for me. My husband came in mid-way:

HH: It's Batmanuel! He's really handsome, isn't he? Is he evil?
Me: He's probably evil-- it's hard to tell. He's one of The Others
HH: What about the bug-eyed guy next to him? (Ben)
Me: Definitely evil.

Batmanuel was a character on The Tick, which we and probably 6 other people in America watched. Oh, Patrick Warburton-- I am a slave to your humor. :D

Listened to Live's "Throwing Copper" while driving to work. I'm reminded that I so often don't like the more Mainstream music the way other people do. That album has a ton of hits on it (I skip over "Lightning Crashes," because I can't stand it anymore), and the ones I like are either the soft, slow unusual songs ("Dam at Otter Creek" and "Pillar of Davidson") or the more aggressive thrash sounds like "Iris" (best song on the album for me) or "The Stage." Turn up the volume!!!

So, hi everyone. Excited for the Supernatural finale? Worried? *wibble*



 
 
 
Entendre? Make mine a double.: checklist invincibledeirdre_c on May 17th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
Ha! Oldest son just convinced me to let him sign up for both Science AND Social Studies Olympiad teams for next year. *beleagured sigh* I'm sure there will be at least one Midnight worksession in my future. :P
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 17th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Ack! That's going to be a lot of work. :0 And probably too much of it's going to wind up on you. :(

Make him do extra chores, that's the answer. It's all about balance. :D
Deadbeat Nymph: michael eyesdeadbeat_nymph on May 17th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Bat Manuel was a character on The Tick, which we and probably 6 other people in America watched. Oh, Patrick Warburton-- I am a slave to your humor. :D

I loved The Tick! Now that's a superhero movie they need to make in live action. :D Actually, Dominic Purcell would make a fabulous Tick. Oh! And Wade Williams would make a good Arthur, I think.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 17th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
:D I had no complaints about the original cast at all. I mean, Patrick Warburton does good-natured stupid like nobody's business.

"I seem to be receiving a secret message from my teeth..."

That's definitely one way of interpretting a fortune cookie. :0
Deadbeat Nymph: lincoln scrapedeadbeat_nymph on May 17th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
No complaints here, either. I was just picturing a live action version...
realpestilencerealpestilence on May 17th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
I loved The Tick! I was very annoyed that they changed American Maid's name, though. But I got a kick out of Batmanuel and his Batmanuelmobile, heh. The show's deadpan, offbeat humor was a lot of fun-I think it would do much better now, after so many unusual shows have been on the air, than it did at the time. *sighs*



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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 17th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
But I got a kick out of Batmanuel and his Batmanuelmobile, heh.
The Tick himself and Batmanuel were my favorite parts of the show. Nestor Carbonell is also really good with humor. He and the Loony Boss Of The Moment were the main reasons I ever watched "Suddenly Susan." That, and that I'm a fool for Barbara Barrie too. ;)

The show's deadpan, offbeat humor was a lot of fun-I think it would do much better now, after so many unusual shows have been on the air, than it did at the time. *sighs*
I think you're probably right-- because it was actually more consistently funny than "The Office" for me, which sometimes is just UNfunny. :(

Our family is sort of the Anti-Nielsen. If the show features offbeat humor and we like it, it's usually dooooomed. :0
girlguidejonesgirlguidejones on May 18th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
The Tick=LOVE!

It really was the perfect vehicle for Warburton. Shame it didn't last.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on May 30th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
It really was the perfect vehicle for Warburton. Shame it didn't last.
Oh, no kidding-- some 4-6 episodes tops actually aired, I think.

We've watched "The Emperor's New Groove" because of the kids, which featers the hated David Spader. But Warburton is a character named Krank in it, and his brand of good-natured pure-hearted stupidity comes off really well. And then there's a sequel focused solely on Krank... ;)