Wow.

Mar. 22nd, 2010 12:50 am
dextra: (Bill Hicks)


This is so odd. I was talking about Bill Hicks earlier tonight, and I thought I would poke through YouTube and see what was there. Something I had mentioned was that David Letterman had invited Bill to do some stand up on his show about 15 years ago, which he did. This was shortly after Letterman had started his new show on CBS after leaving NBC. Letterman later cut Bill's performance from the show before it went to air, which upset Bill greatly, because he and Letterman had known each other for years. Bill had been a frequent guest on Letterman's show while he was still with NBC, and had always gotten a great response, so being cut from the show was more than a little upsetting.

Further rambling... )
dextra: (Shaun of the Dead - Fuck Yeah)
The University Challenge episode of The Young Ones is quite possibly the greatest thing ever. If only for the fact that Motorhead played "Ace of Spades", which is extremely kickass.

But Lemmy's moles keep staring at me.
dextra: (POTC - What Th' Hell?)
If I were to get my basic information on female human behavior from a country music video, I would know that there are a few constants:

1. I would always dress like I work at a strip club. In a flea market. Behind a casino.
2. I will always be thoroughly impressed by anything a man does, particularly if that man is wearing a baseball cap, sleeveless work shirt, cowboy hat, or other "Sexy on Hee-Haw" accessory.
3. This also extends to any kind of heavy machinery, particularly 18 wheelers and tractors.
4. I will always go home with the star of the video, regardless that he is the ugliest, least interesting, and most poorly dressed option there.
5. Presumably, after going home with the video star, I will "allow him to have sex on me" for about 45 seconds when he'll seizure to a halt and fall asleep. Then my interest in sex shall die like it never was there and I shall dedicate my life to cooking delicious food and doing laundry by hand. NO ONE in a country music video owns a washer or dryer. Ever.
6. I will die young, in either some sort of freak accident, a mysterious illness that is never identified, or in childbirth. The last one seeming to be the most popular way of going.

The exception to these rules seem to be the Dixie Chicks. They go from killing a man to making jam and dancing.

I should stop watching MHD before I'm fully awake.
dextra: (POTC - What Th' Hell?)
I leave the Food Network on the tv when I'm not really watching. Y'know, just for the noise.

I just looked up, and Paula Deen is making some kind of fried pumpkin cake with Kermit the Frog.

I didn't think I put acid in my coffee, but maybe I got it mixed up with the Splenda again.
dextra: (Squee - teh freakiness)
I found this at Barnes & Noble earlier and had a total squee-fit. So to celebrate, I'm going to do a play-by-play commentary of the film. Keep in mind two things:

1. I've got a bottle of Zinfandel and nothing better to do.
2. I haven't seen this in over 20 years

Let the games begin. )

Geekery

Oct. 1st, 2007 11:45 am
dextra: (Heroes - Brains)
So my shows have started back up for this season. Yay! Mama gets to watch her stories. :p

I did watch Heroes, finally. I'm going to have to do some kind of tweaking to my TV or to the cable or something. NBC's HD broadcast looks all kinds of weird on my tv, but the other channels are ok. WTF? Anyway..

Spoilers for Heroes, Smallville, and Dexter beyond this point. )

Yep.

Sep. 25th, 2007 08:55 am
dextra: (Firefly - I can kill you with my brain)
Still hate football.
dextra: (Heroes - I see what you did there)
FUCKING SAINTS. HOW DARE YOU PRE-EMPT HEROES?!

AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I checked the DVR and it's not recording until Saturday. *HEADDESK HEADDESK HEADDESK*
dextra: (Bush is Nero?)
As much as I love New Orleans, it makes me happy whenever I see mention of it in major media (movies, tv, etc). However, I'm annoyed with K-ville, which will be on Fox in the fall. From the synopsis on the site (watch the promo if you can):

From writer and executive producer Jonathan Lisco (“NYPD Blue,” “The District”) comes a heroic police drama set in New Orleans. Two years after Katrina, the city is still in chaos. Criminals roam the streets with AK-47s, many cops have quit, and the jails, police stations and crime labs still haven’t been properly rebuilt. But the cops who remain have courage to burn and a passion to reclaim and rebuild their city.

I have problems with this. One, the city is not in chaos. It's far from perfect, and there are still a lot of things that are wrong that haven't been fixed yet (and perhaps never will be), but chaos? Not hardly. Two, criminals roaming the streets with AK-47s? Oh come on. Not to mention that some of these people should NEVER attempt to do a Southern accent, never mind the local dialect that no one ever seems to get right.

Yes, Katrina was bad. Yeah, the cleanup is continuing. It just irks me, because humanity is gullible and will believe that this is what New Orleans is really like, and rather than being a boost to the city's economy, it's more likely to keep people away because they'll be afraid to come here.

But, it's Fox. It'll probably be cancelled a quarter of the way through the season, anyway.
dextra: (WTF Cherry)
When did TLC turn into the "OMG look at the little people!" channel?
dextra: (Smallville plzkthx)
Tonight's episode is the geek nirvana episode that we've all been waiting for, entitled Justice.

Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Impulse (they couldn't use the Flash name for some reason) are ALL appearing in this episode. Probably the closest thing to a Justice League episode we'll see. No Martian Manhunter in this episode, but he's supposed to show up again before the season's out.

I'm all geektwitterish.*








*Yes, another new word. One day I'll write my dictionary.

Yay!

Nov. 27th, 2006 10:22 pm
dextra: (Hiro in NYC)
I have a job! It's not the Harley job, but hey, it's a paycheck and it's not retail. Honestly, I'm starting to lose hope on that one anyway.

Anyhow...I start tomorrow at a place called Bluewater. They have something to do with contracting and planning for offshore oil rigs. I met the half-dozen guys that work at the office this afternoon. I asked what kind of work they did there, since it wasn't really all that obvious, and one of them said "Work? Do we do that here?"

Doesn't look like there's much to the job, really. Benny, my boss, showed me my desk, and the phone, and the computer. He said I'd mostly be answering the phone, but it's not very busy, so he said he'd give me some little projects to do to fill up the day. So it seems pretty laid back, so I think this will be a good one. :)

Heroes was interesting tonight. I won't spoil anyone who hasn't seen it, but I just adore Hiro a little more every time I watch it. Just want to snuggle him to pieces.
dextra: (Ron *rawr*)
Don't know what I was thinking, really, but a few weeks ago, I was bored and up at 3 am watching infomercials. This was before I had the internet back and could waste my money here. So I was watching this soul-sucking bit of tripe for a product called Turbo Jam, and being inundated with less than subtle messages that I am an obese tub of goo. I was weak. I called the damned number, and after being offered everything short of nirvana in pill form, I gave them my credit card number and ordered what I thought would be my salvation from the fat farm.
And this, children, is why advertising is the devil's profession. )
dextra: (Eddie *HEE*)
Oh shit. I know what they're doing. Jor-El was possessing Lionel for a while. Milton Fine was obviously working for Zod. Fine shot Lex with the vaccine stuff they'd been working on, saying that he only really needed one dose. My conclusion?

Lex is going to be a host for Zod.

*brain breaks*
dextra: (OMG ONOZ)
And all I can say is....

WHAT THE SHIT?!

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