Saturday, October 04, 2003
It's Funny Because It's True!
(originally posted in my other weblog on March 9, 2003)
I was reading the jump the shark site (not the book, the book was eh), and I was reading the page on Home Improvement, and this is so true:
"How did the Taylor family pay the bills? By Tim doing a Public Access cable TV show??? Since when do they pay you to do Public Access? And they sure had great production values for a cable show. Why was there a makeup area? NO such thing with cable. And how did they fill the audience each time? You would be lucky to get 10 people. And Tim would come home from "work" with a garment bag like he was coming back from some real important business meeting or something. He was doing woodworking and repairs on TV in what...a tuxedo? This show had nothing to do with reality.....NOTHING! "
I thought I was the only person who noticed the garment bag thing....it was in every episode I think. Tim would come home (though the garage door into the kitchen) and hang the garment bag somewhere. It was like a recourring thing, or something.
I thought Home Improvement was the greatest show ever (other than Simpsons) when I was in fourth grade, and I admit it, sometimes I do watch Home Improvement when its on TBS or something. I think Randy was my favorite character, not because of the whole "JTT Is Such A Hottie!" thing, it was because he was the funniest of the three boys on the show. I stopped watching after 1996, and I caught the last episode, and I thought the ending was kind of lame. (Tim literary moves the house to wherever they moved to, I forget).
I remember when I was 11, I got to meet the guy who played Al (Richard Karn, I think?) at the Newmarket Fair mall in Newport News. (this was before the mall died, it was on its last legs at this point) and I got his autograph, and he wore his "Al" outfit (the plaid flannel shirt). I know my mom took a picture of Al signing an autograph for me. (I think I still have the autograph somewhere), but I don't know where the acutal picture is.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 9:55 PM
It's Awfully Cold Here, Aunt Shelia
Coincidence? I think not.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 9:41 PM
Friday, October 03, 2003
Played Bluegrass Style!
My mom bought some cheap, stinky, mushy shrimp today so if I'm sick this weekend, you'll know why.
I had bubble tea for the first time today. There is this place at the Coliseum Mall that sells ethnic drinks from Korea and they had bubble tea. I had the peppermint kind, and I thought it was just ok. The candy balls at the bottom of got an odd texture to them after a while, but it came in a pretty package. The shrinkwrapped lid had a little dinosaur character on it, and something written in Japanese and Korean.
I hope I get my issue of Stop Smiling this weekend in the mail. I need my Ed Helms fix.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 10:32 PM
Thursday, October 02, 2003
(something I posted in the live journal MST3K community:)
I was looking at the mst3k newsgroup, and there was a thread about Merlin's Shop
being on this week, and this post made me laugh for way too long:
"- The stinger is kinda priceless, a kid chanting "Rock 'n Roll Martian"
while he's wearing funny glasses and playing with dolls. It sure sounds
like "F***in' ol Martian", but hey, I'll give him the benifit of the
Someone told me that the woman who played Pearl (Mary Jo Pehl) said the same exact thing:
"To wit: "Rock and roll martian..." We laughed very hard, we played it over and over again, and there was a lot of discussion about what the kid was saying. It sounds like he could be saying "F***ing old martian..." It seems to be such a pure kid moment - how did they get it on film? "
I've listened to the linked wav. file two times, and I all I hear is "rock n' roll martian!" I guess I know the scene so well that I just don't hear it anymore.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 8:04 PM
If I don't save the wee turtles, who will?
Marge: Have you noticed any change in Bart?
Homer: New glasses?
Marge: No...he looks like something might be disturbing him.
Homer: Probably misses his old glasses.
Marge: I guess we could get more involved in Bart's activities but then
I'd be afraid of smothering him.
Homer: Yeah, and then we'd get the chair.
Marge: That's not what I meant.
Homer: It was, Marge, admit it.
-- Marge's secret death-wish, "Bart's Girlfriend"
posted by Connie Vandelay at 6:50 PM
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
"Do You Have A Miss Piggy?"
The weather was so nice today. It was nice and chilly and in the morning it was cloudy. I wore my "Simone From Head Of The Class Inspired Skirt" today. (It's a long red flannel plaid skirt that looks like it could of came from the 1980's).
I had a vanilla frappichino at Starbucks today that made me sick later on in the day. Fun! It wasn't Starbucks' fault, it was my fault. I shouldn't be drinking things like that. Brandon calls them "crappchinos" due to that uh...reason. When I went to Starbucks to get the aforementioned drink that made me sick, there was the cutest dog just sitting in front of the store waiting for its owner. I said hello to the dog (yes, I say hi to dogs) and it was as though the dog understood that I said hello to him.
As much as I enjoy going to classes, I just think I'm going to do "average" in community college. I have the heart in it, but my work just isn't as well as the other students in my class. Maybe it's because of the age difference? Around 80% of the people in my classes just got out of high school so they're used to doing work. I haven't been to school in two years, so I'm still trying to get used to doing reading assignments again and writing papers. I had the dreaded "what happened?" talk with my English professor today over a paper that I got D on. I told her that I must of just totally missed the point of the op-ed column we had to read and answer questions on, but I got the most difficult question right on the reading assignment. I also told her that I couldn't stand someone in the class. I had to tell her before I went bat shit insane in class. He feels like he has to put his smart-ass redneck opinion in everything anyone says in the class. She said that she'd have a talk to him about it. (yeah right) Brandon can just see me clinching my fists whenever big mouth opens his well, big mouth.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 10:13 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2003
The Buttbanger Bag...
Instead of the usual backpack I use at school every day:
I'm using this one that I got for my birthday last year:
(sorry both of those are horrible pictures)
I'm honestly doing this just to see how cumbersome the bag is going to be today. It'll probably strangle me a few times, or someone will trip over it a couple of times, etc... People with those kinds of bags always seem to be struggling with them in some way or another. Trying to get it through narrow desk rows, trying to cram stuff in it. Shifting it to shoulder to shoulder.
posted by Connie Vandelay at 8:43 AM