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29 Apr
English: A screenshot from Abbott and Costello...

English: A screenshot from Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Italiano: Uno screenshot del film Gianni e Pinotto contro l’uomo invisibile (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Abbott (right) and Costello, 1942

Abbott (right) and Costello, 1942 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So what I’ve been up to since tax season is over.

 

Well, I tried to get my car on the road, but turned out it needs a new exhaust and that will cost as much as the car itself cost to buy, so that’s not happening.

 

I’ve coordinated for Connor’s visit this summer.

 

Working on updating the TVCU blog.  Several updates have been done recently.  Currently working on the Abbott and Costello blog.

 

Of course, working on my first book, the Horror Crossover Universe, which I hope to have published by year’s end.

 

Been working on keeping my apartment clean, which for anyone who knows me, is aware that’s the task for me.

 

Been attending my meetings, trying to keep up serenity and trying to control my bi-polar tendencies.  Looking for sponsor to guide me through the steps, but so far, no such luck.  😦

 

 

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Return of Random Facebook posts Early 2013 Edition

26 Apr
American comedian and television show host Ste...

American comedian and television show host Stephen Colbert. Photographed June 3, 2006 at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Dean Martin Christmas Album

Dean Martin Christmas Album (Photo credit: BGSU University Libraries)

 

steve martin

steve martin (Photo credit: whittlz)

 

Timberlake performing at St. Paul, Minnesota, ...

Timberlake performing at St. Paul, Minnesota, one of the venues of his first worldwide tour, FutureSex/LoveShow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Beverly Hills, 90210 logo

Beverly Hills, 90210 logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I’m so fat, I can only buy belts my size if I special order them online.

 

Damn insomnia hits when I have to get up in the morning.

 

So I’m at the register purchasing paper plates, and the cashier asks if I’m doing so to avoid washing dishes. Exactly, my friend. Exactly.

 

“The Boston nightmare is over. Good news! The Yankees can go back to hating the Red Sox again!”–Stephen Colbert

 

I can’t believe I’m caught up on dishes and laundry.

 

Rather than our usual talks of Lego, super-heroes, and Doctor Who, tonight Connor and I discussed terrorists, North Korea, and oddly, the South Korean musician PSY.

 

I guess my posts about shows and films I like and dislike was to point out how much I hate being stereotyped. I’m a nerd, sure, but we aren’t all into the same things. I actually dislike Babylon 5. Never cared for Iron Man or Thor comics. I love camping and suck at computer programming (so I really hate being asked to fix people’s computers. I will only destroy your computer if I try.) I listen to Eminem, the Beatles, and Weird Al. I’ve seen every episode of Beverly Hills 90210 but I’m not into anime. I know almost everything about Superman, have a lot of knowledge about the paranormal, but I’m also passionate about equality and social justice. I was an American solider, an Infantryman. I’m a father. I don’t eat my vegetables, and I love the beach. I’m just me.

 

So I just realized how awkward living next door to my ex will be. Even though she chose to end our engagement, and she didn’t want to commit to strengthening our relationship, but instead wanted to step back to a point as if we had never started dating, and I’ve suffered with pain and heartache, she now completely ignores me when we pass on the street and I say hello. I mean, completely ignores in the childish “Let’s pretend there’s nobody there” kind of way. This is why I will never, ever enter into another relationship ever again. I’m too old and tired for the stupid relationship games, the fights, the heartache. Better to just accept solitude for the rest of my years.

 

Can I be considered a celebrity if I’m walking down the street and someone stops me to settle a batman argument because I’m “the expert”?

 

I know this will come off as a strange comparison, but I think Justin Timberlake is today’s Dean Martin. He’s a great musical performer (even if I’m not necessarily a fan of his genre of music), a great dramatic actor, a great comedic actor, and an overall great entertainer. I could see him hosting his own variety show like in the golden age of television, that combines comedy and music. He’s practically a cast member of SNL already, having appeared about half as many times as Steve Martin, which is impressive considering Timberlake has only been showing up on the show since 2000, as opposed to Martin whose been doing it since 1976.

 

I’m loving the new Griswold commercials mocking the multiple Rusty’s and Audrey’s. Going to be hard to place them in my Television Crossover Universe timeline, but I’ll find a way.

 

 

Back by Popular Demand: Random Facebook Posts, December Week 1

8 Dec

Stop and Shop Old Fashioned Oats are too old-fashioned. They use the recipe from before they invented taste.

3am, and I’m very tired, but unable to sleep. My nightly night meds are apparently doing battle with that coffee I had this evening. I have to learn to commit to either sleeping at night or staying up at night, and not telling my body to do both.

I can’t believe it. A Christmas special that references the birth of Christ and the gifts he was brought as why Santa brings children presents.

When I was in the Army, I had a soldier who believed that he had prophetic visions of the coming apocalypse, and that during those days he would be a warrior fighting against the forces of evil. I don’t know where he is now or what he is doing, but I bet he’s very excited and anxiously awaiting December 21 like a kid waiting for Christmas.

Feeling tired and lazy today. Not really depressed. Just drained. Think it’s going to be a TV and internet afternoon and evening. Guess I’ve been exerting too much energy recently. Or I’m just tired and lazy.

So far this year my son has maintained an “A” average in all of his classes in his first year of middle school. I’m so proud of him, and give kudos to his mom for making sure my son is studious.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve lost 30 pounds since August.

Who says cats can’t learn English? If I say “feed kitty”, Fudge jumps up and runs to his food dish from anywhere in the apartment every single time.

It’s funny how some nights I need a full 14 hours sleep and others I’m wide awake after a solid three hours.

Today I set out to do nothing but chill out and relax. So instead I was extremely productive and got a lot done. Kind of the opposite of a normal day.

Note to self: When fridge is empty, I can keep it at a lower setting. I froze my leftovers.

 

More Random Rantings from November

1 Dec
English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and B...

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and B...

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Milla Jovovich at Comic Con 2007 promoting Res...

Milla Jovanovich at Comic Con 2007 promoting Resident Evil: Extinction. Cropped. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Larry Hagman attending the "Nigh...

English: Larry Hagman attending the “Night of 100 Stars” for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010 – Photo by Glenn Francis of http://www.PacificProDigital.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Screenshot from the movie "Santa Claus Co...

Screenshot from the movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” which has been released as Public Domain: http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=santa_claus_conquers_the_martians. Featured are the Martian children characters Bomar (Chris Month, left) and Girmar (Pia Zadora). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...

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Been a long, tiring week. After busing it to West Springfield for the job interview, and walking to the VA for appointments, I’m worn out. Everything worked out though, so it was worth it. Tonight I’m just going to chill out, watch TV, lurk on Facebook, and probably crash early.

I have been rehired to work at H & R Block again this season. I was really happy to know they made the decision to ask me back even though they are still only 1/3 of the way through interviews.

No wonder Batman retires when he hits 40 (according to most future DC stories.) Having walked 10 miles yesterday to my appointments really kicked my ass. It hurts today just to stand up.

I have too much stuff. Especially for the size of the place I live in.

Five years ago, I broke the light bulb in the hall closet and chose not to replace it, but today maintenance replaced it at the request of the guys putting in new insulation. Very weird to see light coming from there.

Who remembers that Milla Jovanovich was in the pilot episode of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose?

There are a few pages that I had previously liked that I’ve since clicked unlike, yet, they continued to show up in my ticker and news feed. So I clicked on “Hide from news feed” but they still show up. I tried reporting them. Still there. I went to help and there was no answer. I’m really sick of seeing these few sites seem every few seconds with a new post with no way for me to get rid of them. I wonder if they are paying Facebook to stay in someone’s feed even after being unlike and such.

There are so many Christmas specials and movies from my childhood that are no longer on the air, even though they were very good, but ABC Family shows mostly movies not related to Christmas for their 25 Days marathon.

I just saw a church for sale. Kind of wish I could buy it.

It’s nice when the transfer buses are there when you get there.

Whenever I go to a job interview I feel like Andy Davis. Perhaps I need a new suit.

Nice timing. Bus showed up at the stop same time I did.

Finished the interview. Pretty sure I’ll be working full-time at block this season.

Despite using a lint brush, I still seem to have brought a bit of fudge with me to the interview this morning. I neglected to consider the inside of my coat.

One a d a half hours early for my interview. Guess I’ll sit here at Burger King and slowly drink this coffee.

Hate taking new bus routes. I get so paranoid about missing my stop or transfer.

Despite the snow, interview is still on.

Tomorrow taking a 2 hour bus trip to a job interview to interview for a job I held just 7 months ago which is only right down the street from my apartment.

Watching the 1974 film Mixed Company. So bizarre seeing Tom Bosley (best known as Mr. C on Happy Days) as the racist opposed to a black child living on his street.

In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berne Convention).
For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed !

(Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.) By the present communiqué, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to show, copy, distribute, give, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

I actually like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but one thing that bugs me is that Santa refuses to recognize that the bad guy is actually a bad guy. What happened to being able to tell who is naughty or nice?

“Christmas is not just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”–Kris Kringle

Tonight’s insomnia brought to me by those three cups of coffee I really shouldn’t have drunk between 7 – 10 PM.

Larry Hagman died yesterday, but I’m just learning of this now. Sort of fittingly, he died in Dallas. Though most know Hagman best for Dallas, I remember him best as Major Nelson/Master on I Dream of Jeannie, but his best role in my biased opinion is as the general who insists on giving Miss Teschmacher mouth to mouth in the 1978 film Superman.

I want a smart TV!!! Yeah, first I have to make sure I can eat, and get my car on the road, ect. But I still want it!!!

The only drawback to not eating Thanksgiving dinner at home is that at 10PM there aren’t any leftovers to pick at. 😦

I have no water. Not sure why. Guess I must investigate. Add that to my list of things to resolve today.

A crazy thing about working for H & R Block is that every year you have to re-apply, re-interview, and re-train for the same place.

“The first rule of being a ninja is Do No Harm…unless you’re intention is to cause harm, in which case you should do lots and lots of harm.” — Master Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Facebook only let me view 10 of the 61 I received. Not sure why.

Either my neighbor’s vehicle’s car alarm is set on a timer, or there is a person whose schedule includes tapping the car daily at midnight.

I love Shark Tank. It’s so exciting, and it reminds me why I could never run my business.

Was so tired, I decided to go to bed early, despite my not really wanting to go to be so early. I guess I should be fortunate for my downstairs neighbor, who never learned about indoor voice vs. outdoor voice in kindergarten for making sure I couldn’t get to sleep. Never shuts up before 1am, and apparently never stops to breath. She’s like a screeching siren for 16 hours a day.

A lot of pages that I’ve “unlike” still show up in my news feed and ticker. I’m wondering if Facebook gets paid by them to bypass the “unlike” and keep sending me ads.

Just saw a grey Ultima proclaimed to be the new general lee.

I know I’ve been out of the loop, but I did I not know there was a new Wonder Woman series introduced on the CW last year?

Having lived in the south, and having lived in Korea, I have to say that both are just as culturally different from the Northern U.S., and so if the south really wants to be a separate nation, I say they already are. Let’s let them just make it official.

For those who want to leave America because you’re upset about the election, I say leave. If you hate democracy that much, you really shouldn’t be an American.

The last three companions went on to become a call girl, an assistant district attorney, and an office manager. What will become of Amy Pond?

How many people will go see Lincoln and be disappointed at the lack of vampires?

Fudge is very happy with me now. Finally can afford some wet food for him.

I’m finally getting a home phone number, but don’t try to call because it’ll never be plugged in. It’s just cheaper to get the bundle than to just have cable and Internet separately.

I cannot express how happy I am to be getting my home Internet and cable back tomorrow.

UMass is once again hosting a mock trial tournament on the weekend of Nov. 16 – 18 and they need people to volunteer as judges. If interested, or if you know someone else who may be interested, please let me know and I will put you in contact with the event coordinators. (Judges should be judges, attorneys, paralegals, law professors, law students, ect.)

Is there something important going on tomorrow?

Random things I say on Facebook…

21 Sep

 

Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The thing about Luthor is that he absolutely hates Superman. He hates aliens. And he believes his reasons are absolutely reasonable thus all his actions of hate and evil are for the greater good. He hates that Superman is someone who fights for everyone, and not being out for his own interests. He hates that Superman believes in protecting everyone. Luthor hates Superman for not being like Luthor. But though Luthor’s plans to destroy Superman are always thwarted, Luthor’s smart enough to hide behind the law, and so he can continue to commit evil because he’s clever enough to pretend he’s a hero while being the worst of villains. He will destroy anyone that gets in the way of his plans, but he has the world worshiping him as a man of the people. Can you imagine how frustrating is must be for Superman to spend his days trying to save the world and fight this evil madman, only to have this evil madman continue to discredit our champion of the oppressed, and Superman is practically powerless to combat this because he’s not willing to stoop to Luthor’s level.

 

Porky Pigging it means to walk around with a shirt but no pants.

 

6pm and I’m already sleepy. I gave up coffee a few days ago after I got sick right after drinking some. I know now that it was West Nile, not the coffee, that made me sick, since it lasted for several days, but now I still can’t think about coffee without getting a sick stomach.

 

Just 11 more days until the start of horror month!!!

 

Saw a redhead driving a car with lic plate “amypond”.

 

Just a FYI that free photo ID are available for those who ask it from their state for voting.

 

Bigots are moral degenerates.

 

Not that I like defending Romney, but I believe in truth, and he’s been slightly misinterpreted. He didn’t say he didn’t care about 47% of this nation. He said that 47% are democrats who have already decided and won’t change their mind, so his campaign shouldn’t be focused on them. But then he went on to say very bigoted things about that 47%, which he before stated was all democrats, saying they were all feeding off the government, wanting handouts, and not paying taxes. So hate him for being a bigot, not for something that might be misinterpreted.

 

Why do I watch SVU? The endings are always depressing.

 

Well, that just sucked but it at least it seems to be over. Not sure how I got sick, but I just vomited. I had ramen for dinner, and some instant coffee. Not sure how either of those would have gotten me sick.

 

Google now works out the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Go to Google and search “Bacon Number” followed by the actor of your choice to see the connections

 

Octo-mom does porn??? In the same house where the kids live???? How did I not know this?

 

If I type in Elizabeth Warren in the Facebook search box, the first thing that comes up is Paul Ryan’s page. That’s…weird.

 

I’m afraid to visit red states.

 

I wish I had a rice cooker.

 

Feeling very lazy today. Using that they have to come into my apartment to do some work as an excuse to not do anything today.

 

In a perfect world, I’d be average.

 

I’m embarrassed to live in my building. Two days ago we got a notice that we’d have no power from 8 – 2 while the power company did work, but still all my neighbors were outside all day bitching at the power company about shutting off the power and constantly harassing them to turn it back on. I can’t believe they can’t survive for six hours during daytime when they had notice.

 

“Losing one wife is understandable, but losing three wives is considered to be quite careless.” — Sherlock Holmes in the Eligible Bachelor

 

Does flour expire? I’ve had an unopened bag of flour in my closet for five years (since I moved in.)

 

Put up some fall/Halloween decorations. Not because I’m feeling festive, but because I had to clean out the living room closet so the landlord and electrician can get to my attic, and since I had to pull out the decorations anyways, might as well put them up. Almost put up the Christmas decorations while I was at it.

 

Turns out my apartment has an attic. I’ve lived here 5 years. Had no clue.

 

“Who told me there was oil in my backyard? Who got me to sell phony stock to my friends? Who ran away with the money? Who got Mary mad at me? And if you’re tired of hearing ‘Who’, I got a ‘What’ for you… on second base!”–Lou Costello as Joe Bascomb in Mexican Hayride

 

 

Welcome back, TV

12 Sep

 

A picture of the TARDIS as taken at BBC Wales ...

A picture of the TARDIS as taken at BBC Wales reception by me (Andrew Wong) in 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Sherlock (TV series)

Sherlock (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Network logo for The CW Television Ne...

English: Network logo for The CW Television Network. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The cast of the first season Parks and Recreat...

The cast of the first season Parks and Recreation included (from left to right), Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Chris Pratt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Image representing Netflix as depicted in Crun...

Image via CrunchBase

 

I’m always so full of excitement in the fall as my favorite TV shows return with new episodes and new TV shows are introduced.

 

Of course, Doctor Who is already back, but since I don’t have BBC America, I’ll have to wait until the season is over to catch up on Netflix.

 

But Community will be coming back soon, so at least I can catch up on Inspector Space-Time.

 

Also looking forward to the return of Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, the Office and Once Upon a Time.

 

And I’m interested in the new series Elementary.  I know, it seems like we’re being over saturated with different takes on the Great Detective, but I really enjoyed those three episodes of Sherlock, as well the Downey film.  (Haven’t seen his second one yet though.)

 

Surprisingly, I’m not so thrilled about Arrow, which may shock some folks.  I expect it to fizzle after a season.  But who knows.  It seems they are going to stray far enough away from the comics and try to keep it more like the other CW teen drama shows.