>> Thursday, July 30, 2009
I remember there was a time when Summer means TV sucks, when TV network didn't bother to make new contents and even produce bullshit slogans to boast "If you haven't seen it before, it's new to you." But now that they realize there are viewers in the Summer as well which can be translated into more revenue, we are rewarded with fresh contents. Even though these new shows can be all bullshit reality TV like Big Brother, So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent, it's still better than reruns.
I'm a TV fanatic. In the past months or two, I've been hooked on these few shows:
The Fashion Show
Bravo is really the gayest channel on TV, even more so than Logo at least production value wise, it's the better of the two. In an effort to replace Project Runwway, Bravo had came up with The Fashion Show. Pretty much a straight out copy of its predecessor. However, Kelly Rowland and Isaac Mizrahi are no Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. While Isaac tries too eagerly to get all the spotlight, Kelly is pretty much just a wire-hanging trying to display as much fierceness as she can but not enough expertise in fashion. The designs are a bit blah, the show lacks innovation and both hosts are not as likable. I wouldn't miss it if it doesn't come back for seconds. I guess I'll be turning to Lifetime for Project Runway when it comes back.
The Next Food Network Stars (Season 5)
Despite the fact that I dislike Bobby Flay, I still find it quite fascinating to see how a TV personality is selected for his/her own TV show. I didn't even know that this show already had 4 seasons and after reading up on wiki, turns out the only success coming out of this show was Guy Fieri. I guess it upholds the rule of reality competition show, that the viewers enjoy more about the process than the results. No Top Models ever amount to much either and only a handful of Idols got commercial success. Since they eliminated the Korean girl, I don't think I care about the rest of the show now.
Top Chef Masters
Food porn again. Top Chef Masters is like Top Chef but the participants this time are all established chef competing for charity/tax break purposes. These famous chefs are put through ridiculous games but then it always look fun and you can see a distinct caliber difference between them and normal contestants. The front runner right now is Asian chef Anita Lo, I'm sure I'd be rooting for her but she'd probably lose to someone else.
Dexter (Season 3)
I'm a little late on this gem, though I downloaded all of them and watched the whole season (12 one-hour episodes) in two seatings. There's something extremely wonderful and exciting about serial killer shows, there must be something wrong with me. This season, Dexter had knocked up his girlfriend Rita and he soon proposed to Rita in an effort to normalize himself. Also, he gained a new friend who accept him for who he is and wants to learn from him. It's intriguing stuff and Season 4 will soon come out in September and John Lithgow will be on it. I simply can't wait. It makes me want to read all the novels, but I must resist the temptation, I already have tons of unread books as it is.
Another bloody show. Harper's Island is the first show that promise its viewer a few killings in every episode. It's also the first show to not strive for a second season. Almost every actor in the show is a fresh face and the experimental nature of the show is very refreshing. A whodunit that draws the viewer into the horror and shows extraordinary amount of violence considering that it is shown on a major network. One of my pet peeves about TV show is the change of schedule in the middle of a season, I guess it is because its ratings were not so well. So the logic is a bit skewed and the killer a bit obvious, it's still a good show. But since everyone pretty much died and the weaker rating, I don't think it'll come back for another season even under a different premise.
True Blood (Season 2)
Mesmerizing as ever. What can I say? I'm a vampire man, but not for those crappy teenage shit. I've read all the Charlaine Harris books on the series but I'm so glad that the story has been changed to keep me guessing. The gay character Lafayette was kept alive, Bill the vampire came back less flabby and more muscular (and I thought the physics of vampires couldn't change. lol), and they can always find some excuses to get beefcake Ryan Kwanten half-naked. (Yum!) Anna Paquin is getting naked a lot, which is quite shocking and her having a real-life relationship with her co-star Stephen Moyer 13 years her senior is not really desirable either. Mostly because if the relationship go south, they might not want to continue starring in the same series. That would be devastating to me. And even though I've longed for a blood orange beverage, don't you find capitalizing on Tru Blood just a little tacky?
Weeds (Season 5)
Weeds kinda lost its footing during season 4, the story got too out of whack and the gated community drug lord had changed and turn into a whole other beast. In season 5, our baroness had got herself impregnated by the Mayor of Tijuana who's also the underground boss. The selling of weeds became a side story and now Nancy is just trying to stay alive. The story is focusing on the unraveling of her family and still developing but it seems it has lost its direction. Of course, I could be wrong. Mary-Louise Parker is still deserving of an award, I just wish the show can be more focus. It was bad when we lost Conrad and Heylia, the reintroduction of the rest of the cast after the move didn't make much sense, but I'm willing to hang in. The production of season 6 had been announced, so there's at least another season to go.
Another person who would give Mary-Louise Parker a run for her money would be Edie Falco who plays Nurse Jackie Peyton. I once thought Nurse Jackie would be another serial killer who brings justice in a hospital setting, I wasn't entirely wrong. Nurse Jackie duel out cosmic balance in her hospital by helping patients in different ways, almost saint-like. At the same time, she's deeply flawed by her increasing addiction on prescription drugs and her extramarital affairs with a pharmacist. It's a great new series even it tends to take a darker direction. Dominic Fumusa who plays her husband is quite a hottie and I doubt that I would ever cheat on him. Hurray Showtime.
Other than the upcoming Season 4 of Dexter (09/27), Project Runway will also come back soon (08/20) on Lifetime. That, and something called Project Runway All-Stars (08/20), the Season 2 of Skins (08/06), The third season of Mad Men (08/16), they and the boyfriend should probably keep me pretty occupied.
>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I went to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince yesterday and it was good. Not major epic good, but a decent build up to the next installment.
This time, the story goes on to explore how Voldemort came to be and how he is able to come back to life. A new character in the form of Horace Slughorn, a former Hogwarts professor, is introduced. Harry must find out about Professor Slughorn's secret in order to find a way to destroy Voldemort once and for all. Also, a group of Death Eaters had appeared with sinister intentions and they have selected Draco Malfoy to execute an important task all in the name of the dark lord.
I haven't read the book myself but from what I've heard, a lot of contents were cut but I thought that would be understandable as it is the case of any movie adaptations. Though it would be better if the climactic battle at the end of the book was utilized in the movie, since the movie might be a bit on the quaint side.
The kids are growing older and we're wondering why are they still in school. Love is
one of the main plotline in this installment. It seems like everyone wants a piece of the Weasleys, which is odd; as cute as they were as child actors, not everyone grew up a hunk and Rupert Glint who plays Ron Weasley is far from it. I'm also dismayed that while Tom Felton who plays Draco Malfoy was quite a cute kid, he didn't grew up looking as hunky as I'd thought. Harry Potter himself is quite hormone driven himself, while he has a romantic link to Cho Chang, tries to pick up a waitress, a fellow student at the library, now he's pursuing his best friend's sister, completely breaking the Bro Code. Not cool.
The existence of Dumbledore's disease is not quite well explained. One of the Death Eaters, Bellatrix Lestrange, played by the ever so scene-stealing Helena Bonham Carter reminds me of her Sweeney Todd character. I really wanted her to have more lines, I really wanted to get to know her character better and same goes to her fellow Death Eater Fenrir Greyback.
I'm sure I won't be able to wait for a year for the final installment. Guess I'll have to read the books. B
>> Tuesday, July 28, 2009
So the boyfriend left for Japan on Saturday for a two weeks trip, it's not that long but I'm already missing him. It's always tough when someone who's close to you is suddenly gone. I guess I need to be more independent. That and the fact that one friend is in Singapore, one is leaving for South Africa and another one had found love and busy, so I'm pretty much left alone here. I guess I need to find myself some new friends and seating here at home is not helping me with that task.
I think somewhere in life I've lost my abilities to socialize, or maybe I've never had that skill at all. Most of the friends I have now are the folks that I see constantly, from school or from work; people who I was "forced" to see consistently which force our friendship to flourish. I am a nice guy but I am not easy to break, also I'm quite shy and have problems initiating conversations, so I guess that's why I find having a persona or a presence online so much easier.
Since I love to play games in general, I thought I'd join up a group on meetup.com for games like scrabble, clue, apples to apples and all. That way I can do things that I enjoy as well as meeting some new people. At the same time, I've gotta refocus my energy of finding a job. Important stuff, you know.
Also, I've decided to divide my small apartment into 7 manageable areas to detailedly clean it up in 7 days. Wish me luck.
>> Monday, July 27, 2009
Via Advertising is Good For You
Quite funny, click to embiggen.
>> Saturday, July 25, 2009
Got tagged by a friend on Facebook on this meme, so I thought I'd post it here too.
1. What was your FIRST job?
A waiter in a Chinese western restaurant, if you're from HK, you'll know the kind that serves steak with fried rice.
2. What was your FIRST car?
Haven't had a car yet, I don't even have a license yet.
3. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
Nah, if I do it's a one-sided stalker kind situation.
4. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
I believe it would be a creme de menthe kinda thing.
5. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
6. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?
My current love.
7. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?
Sorry but that was eons ago and I can't remember.
8. Where did you go on your FIRST ride in an airplane?
Paris, France. (Curious...)
9. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?
My first best friend? I remember a guy in elementary school that looks very much like Garfield and that was his nickname, but we haven't talked since we graduated in 88.
10. Where was your FIRST sleep over?
So camping doesn't count? It'd have to be when I was a wee tot and slept over at the "dragon" brothers house. Their parents and my parents are fellow restaurateurs in Paris.
11. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today?
A cab driver.
12. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
Since I haven't slept all night, I guess it'd had to be playing video game.
13. FIRST tattoo?
None yet, And I didn't put any detail thought into it but if I get one it'd be an armband first.
14. FIRST piercing?
Nope, If I do it'd be a nipple ring but I doubt it.
15. FIRST foreign country you've gone to?
France (Same as Frank again)
16. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
It's probably a Cantonese movie starring Samuel Hui called "Modern Securities" or something like that
17. When was your FIRST detention?
I'm thinking sometime when I was in Paris, I used to get into trouble a lot probably being I was being teased and then I get violent.
18. Who was your FIRST roommate?
One of my best friends that ended up excommunicating me.
19. If you had one wish?
To have all the resources I need to succeed or live a comfortable life.
20. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
Probably how to lay down music tracks.
21. Did you marry the FIRST person who asked for your hand in marriage?
Oh no. And I'm a gentleman so if anything I'd propose first.
22. What was the FIRST sport that you were involved in?
Badminton, we didn't have much space and badminton doesn't need much.
23. What were the FIRST lessons you ever took?
Reading Chinese I think.
24. What is the FIRST thing you do when you get home?
Turn on the TV. If it's summer, it'd be the air conditioner first.
25. Who do you think will be the next person to post this?
Whoever else wants to play.
>> Thursday, July 23, 2009
>> Wednesday, July 22, 2009
New segment - music slap - for when I need to rant on how bad some songs are.
Walking along the street with the boyfriend and get slapped by a car driving by blasting this pile of crap. I was already perturbed a few years ago with DJ Webstar's Chicken Noodle Soup (with a soda on the side...) but Cookies and Apple Juice? I understand there might be some sexual innuendo and how repeating a phrase a hundred times might make it catch on but aren't you just lazy?
Is it me or is Rap music (aka brag music) just getting lazier and lazier? "Milk, milk, lemonade, round the corner fudge is made." Um, really? Where is the "hokey-pokey" or "three blind mice"? And while we're at it, where is the pride in the craft? Can't we write something more original and clever?
[Verse 1: Cam'Ron]
I won't kiss her, maybe hug her but I don't even like her
I might get it, hit it, split it but yo I'll never wife her
I'm Rowdy Roddy Piper, (yes) but when she can't decipher (what?)
Love for fucking no fussing, buzzing, she out my Sypher (ahh)
Come thru in a Viper (Viper)
God damn I might white Nike her (yeah)
Yeah she straight, but get it straight, underestimate I might just dyke her (dyke her)
You fight and fuss wanna bite her, (damn)
Lock your girl down just like rikers
I ain't gotta do that once I hit your shit the damn bitch a lifer (forever)
This dude wanna write her (write her?), e-mail, text and type her
He a runner, I'm a gunner, baby girl, a sniper (sniper)
Roll the blunts up, ma I'ma get the lighter
I'll have you squirtin' for certain, yeah bring a diaper
Milk, Lemonade, I'm a fucking renegade
Handguns, hand grenades meet me at the center stage (stage, stage)
Baby boy go hire a squadron
My crib got more poles than the fire department (Ahh)
Cookies with some apple juice
Cookies with some apple juice (Lady)
I ain't mad at you, cookies with some apple juice (Lady)
I ain't mad at you, (Lady) cookies with some apple juice (Lady)
I ain't mad at you, cookies with some apple juice
[Verse 2: Byrd Lady]
First lady so wavy, lady of the birds, this is the Byrd Lady
Holdin' up you know it gets crazy
No I'm not yo' girl but I could be your baby
Yes baby, I'm sexy, why you itty bitty girls wanna test me?
Cuz I'm fly high floatin' with a jet ski
that's why your man wanna sex me
Yep, he said I'm cute, try to throw me in the loop
Hit me when he hungry, lick my cookies, drink my apple juice
Apple Coupe, zoom-zoom, horse and Porsche, vroom-vroom
zoom-zoom and not poom-poom, smash real fast got up out his room
Classy, yet I get nasty, nasty but never trashy
Bright light, yes bitch I'm flashy, no you will never pass me
Ask me? Ask who, ask you
I'm sick, something like a flu flu
You stink, something like a zoo zoo
Lay low, you know what to do boo
Cuz you don't want no problems, please trust girl
I will solve them
Fo' Fives cats, I revolve 'em, now it's hell up in Harlem
This for midwest, down south, dirty dirty
Bitches catch up, tie your shoes now hurry hurry
Milk, milk, lemonade
Round the corner fudge is made
Cookies with some apple juice
I'm just tryin' to get paid x2
[Verse 3: Cam'Ron]
I said, cookies and some apple juice
Cherry Jeeps, Apple Coupes
No hassle, hit 'em with a gavel, ask 'em my whole staff will shoot (Shoot, shoot sh-sh-shoot)
What could the bastard do? (nothing)
They run, we run this town, we'll run you down, they'll laugh at you
Damn no, look at mommy shaking her derriere (damn)
Fuck Christmas, you could have a merry year
Where you wanna go, everywhere?
What you wanna do? Let me hear
I'm talkin' Vegas, I don't do them teddy bears (nope, nope, nope)
But I do do the fish nets...
Pre-ejaculation to get my dick wet (No homo..)
But I'm tryin' get your lips wet
Doggy-style, facial, huh.. Welcome to Dipset
[Chorus to fade]
>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009
On FailBlog, sometimes I'd notice some pictures that are not necessarily fails. I'm especially displeased when they slap a FAIL signs on things that people find inventive ways to make do. Why would it be a fail if it works and nobody is complaining?
Fret not, now there's a new, more appropriate blog for things in this category. Introducing There, I Fixed It. Even though some fixes and solutions are clearly a FAIL, but some are quite inventive and most of them are quite funny.
I'm sure this is a suicide device?
Kinda reminds me of the Uncle Fester/Black Widow honeymoon scene in Addams Family Values.
If you can't dig your way out, you might as well use it to your advantage. It's also a little artsy, no?
I just did something similar to my bathroom wall, but I didn't use white tapes.
For the young at heart.
I like this one a lot.
If this fire alarm works, it'd be a bit late.
Why don't you bring a mini-fridge as well?
Why not right? Crippled dogs do it.
Anyhow, check it out when you have time.
>> Monday, July 20, 2009
I don't know if there's any relations but ever since the movie festival has commenced, I've been eating a lot of chocolate, burgers, ice cream and drinking a lot of diet coke. Famous Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr had opened a concession stand inside the park of Franklin Square called Square Burger that has pretty good burgers, hot dog, milkshake and ice cream sundaes, other than that I've been going to Five Guys Burgers and Wendy's. I probably should watch it a little more carefully.
Thankfully, the movie fest will be done tonight and I've already seen all of my movies and their themes can be categorized as comedies and manipulations.
With the extra tickets, the boyfriend and I went to see Fuerte de Carta (Chef's Special) on Tuesday. Chef's Special is about a gay middle-aged chef of a prominent restaurant, Maxi, who's ex-wife had died and he is left to take care of a rebellious teenage son and a curious younger daughter. While a handsome closeted Argentinean futbol-er had moved across the hall and became Maxi's love interest, Maxi is juggling his priorities between reinserting himself into his children's lives and managing a restaurant and pushing his staff into gaining a Michelin star.
I think this movie might have been inspired by Disney's Ratatouille. I loved gay Spanish movies like Reinas and Chuecatown and I know that I'm guaranteed to have a good time but them I was worried that it would be predictable since the premise was very close to Reinas but we still managed to have quite a few big laughs. They didn't try to make Maxi a lovable character, he came off as an older, bitter, bitchy queen of a gay man which is good, as it shows another facet of gay men and it just seems a little more sincere. A lady seating two rows in front of us was laughing outrageously and aw-ing a lot, we thought she might be a fag-hag who's over-compensating to show how much she loves gay men or maybe she was suffering from foreign film syndrome where everything is more compelling because it's removed and subtitled but generally I think we had a good time. B-
College Boys Life is a documentary about College Boys Live, a camera house business where young boys lived in a house together for free in exchange of having their lives taped 24 hours a day. It's like Real World but with all gay guys. Entrepreneur Zac and his boyfriend Jonathan opens up their luxurious home, rigged full of cameras, to shelter 3 boys for free, these boys were also given access to food and their own cell phones. In exchange, these boys will do ground keeping chores as well as chat online 2 hours for 5 days a week and the last half hour of every sessions, naked. These boys often come from broken home with poor dysfunctional families that gave them low self-esteems, so you can understand why they will do it uncompensated or at least undercompensated.
Watch while some voyeur become actual stalkers; house-mothers befriending these young kids then kicking them out after 6 months for fresher face and newer meat; Jonathan asking his audience to donate money to him for college while driving vintage convertibles; Zac pulling in $20,000 a month while justifying that it is a business that helps out young boys. His neighbors are trying to shut his business down because they are homophobic. Oh cry me a river, why don't you? Given, the kids entered the house and signed the contract willingly but they ARE kids and these kids in College Boys Live has nothing to do with "college" themselves. The fake chat dividers are awkward, some drama could have been staged but other than the subject being quite disgusting, it is a documentary after all and there is some production value there. C-
ZMD: Zombie of Mass Destruction is nothing less than awesome. It is by far one of the best zomedies I've ever seen, it is so good that I can't believe it is gay films. No offense to anyone but usually I have lower expectations with gay films but this one is plain good. It's scary; the director apparently like the old pre-heart-attack-lawsuits style where zombies are allowed to pop up out of nowhere and scare the living hell out of its audience. It's gory; hands are chopped up, guts flying, faces blown to smithereens. The special effects are decent, no Asylum bullshit. It's funny; the jokes are piling up so much that at times our laughter couldn't catch up.
ZMD is about a small island town in Washington State called Port Gamble is infected by the zombie virus and its villagers are slowly turning into zombies. Well, the usually gig but it's cute. excuse the poor clip below, the actual movie is much more exciting. If you like zombie films, watch it! We left the theater invigorated, I wouldn't mind if they came out with a sequel. B+
Lucky Bastard is about a young architect Rusty through random cruising in a convenient store in L.A. met this muscle blond Denny who turned out to be a former porn star and now full time meth addict. Rusty's specialty is house restoration, so when he met Denny he fell in love and his first instinct is to help him out. But then every corner you turn Denny is trying to manipulate Rusty into loving him and giving him money to buy meth, so what's Rusty to do?
Talking about predictability, this film is a big pile of bad acting and cliches. The only saving grace is the two leads are quite hot and muscled and there were a lot of nude scene (no naughty bits though). The climax scene of Denny explaining how he reached his new low of his life: "I was a jock in high school, I was quick... and fast, I got into a college with a sport scholarship, then I met this guy who treated me like a prince and took care of me, so I quit school... and after he dumped me for another, younger, guy, it was too late for me to go back to school and I lost my scholarship, and I got introduced into doing porn and that's when I was introduced to drugs." Wow, really? Isn't that how everyone get introduced to drugs? I was mortified when I saw my friend got a little teary eyed by the scene.
Other than trying to cramp too much into one scene, awkward logic, unconvincing acting and script, it's also a little boring. Hot bods and cute guys saved it a bit, so it's not all that bad. At least some people were touched, so what do I know, right? C-
I have little recollection on what happened in Eating Out 1 & 2, I just remember it was funny and Marco Dapper's fully nude scene is still etched in the brains of tons of gay guys. Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat has plenty of outrageously funny lines and full-frontal nudities. I guess they know what sells. Lanky Casey befriended sex crazed fag hag Tiffani right after he moved to L.A., after meet hunky Zach in the Larry Craig GLBT center, Casey and Tiffani created an online profile to stalk Zach using Tiffani's ex-boyfriend's pictures. The whole thing gets more complicated when Tiffani's ex-boyfriend came back into the picture and how can you base a relationship on a lit anyway?
This is a sneak preview, the sounds and the colors are not tweaked perfectly yet and there's not even a credit roll attached to it yet but the whole thing was quite funny thanks to Rebekah Kochan who plays Tiffani. The story is plausible and yet unimportant. There are tons of great clever one-liners like "That boy is dumber than a flock of Palins" that ensure hilarity. Bullshit ending but who cares? I'm sure I'll forget the story in a few weeks, but sometimes we just need some brainless comedies to with enough cute guys and full frontals to spike visual interests. Mink Stole who plays the aunt was there herself for Q&A, but there wasn't much questions because we all took the movie from its face values, it is what it is. B
So that's it for this year's QFest, I'm planning to see Harry Potter soon, but other than that I'm quite done with movies. At least for a while. TV on the other hand is a whole different story, I'll post about that very soon.
>> Sunday, July 19, 2009
As I was putting this together, I realized it must be important for these TV show hosts to invent some recurrences so the audience will get familiar comfortable the host. But sometimes, it gets so gimmicky and outrageous that you can't help but make fun of it. So here it is...
Good Eats with Alton Brown
1 sip whenever a detailed text screen shows up explaining the history of something
1 sip whenever Alton is talking into an appliance
1 sip whenever Alton introduced an overtly complicated way to cook something that should be simple
1 sip whenever you hear Alton says "Uh"
1 sip whenever somebody other than Alton Brown shows up
2 sips if the person is dressed as an secret agent or in a plush suit
Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten
1 sip whenever you spot a presumably gay man or Jeffrey
1 sip whenever you see her or her friends in a market
1 sip whenever someone else is doing the tablescapes for her
1 sip whenever you spot hydrangea
1 sip whenever you spot a convertible
1 sip whenever you hear an awkward laugh or a fake laugh
2 sips whenever "Good Vanilla" is mentioned
2 sips whenever she says "Don't have fun without me"
Everyday Italian/Giada at Home with Giada De Laurentiis
1 sip whenever Giada smiles
1 sip whenever Giada says perfect
1 sip whenever you see Todd or one of the De Laurentiis family members
2 sips whenever Giada mentions Italy
2 sips whenever Giada pronounces a word in overexaggerated Italian accent (i.e. MOT-ZAHHH-RELLL-LAHHH...)
2 sips whenever Giada mentions chocolate
2 sips whenever the camera pans on her boobs
2 sips whenever Giada gives you the O-face along with moans and grunts while tasting her food
Paula's Best Dishes/Paula's Home Cooking/Paula's Party with Paula Deen
1 sip whenever Paula mentions the word "Butter" or "Pecan"
1 sip whenever Paula mentions the word "Bacon" or "Lard"
1 sip whenever Paula says "Y'All!"
1 sip whenever Paula deep-fry something
1 sip whenever Paula put a sprig of mint/parsley/basil on some dish and says "You've gotta have your greens!"
1 sip whenever Paula refers to The Lady & Sons
1 sip whenever you see Jamie, Bobby, Michael or her Dogs
2 sips whenever Paula closes the show with "Best dishes from our kitchen to yours"
30 Minutes Meal with Rachael Ray
1 sip when Rachael's voice cracks
1 sip whenever Rachael says "E.V.O.O."
1 sip whenever Rachael says "Yummo" or "Delish"
1 sip whenever Rachael refers to her audience as "Guys"
1 sip whenever Rachael mentions her garbage bowl or "GB"
1 sip whenever Rachael says "Sammie" instead of sandwich
1 sip whenever Rachael makes up a word like "Stoup" or "Peasto"
1 sip whenever Rachael reiterates that aforementioned made up word
1 sip whenever Rachael says "How ____ is that?"
2 sips whenever Rachael peels vegetable and the peels missed the GB
2 sips whenever Rachael drops food
Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee
1 sip whenever Sandra opens up a can
1 sip whenever Sandra says “Your (friends/family) will never know”
1 sip whenever Sandra mentions another Food Network personality for leverage
1 sip whenever Sandra says "Great" or "Easy"
1 sip whenever Sandra says "Juice"
1 sip whenever Sandra exclaims "Hmm"
1 sip whenever Sandra says "Delicious" or "Lush"
2 sips whenever Sandra says "Cocktail Time!"
2 sips whenever Sandra mixes a drink
2 sips whenever Sandra says "Vodka"
3 sips whenever Sandra does a cartwheel (and she will)
1 glass whenever Sandra shows you one of her tablescapes (you'll need it)
>> Saturday, July 18, 2009
Since I'm finishing up QFest with 4 movies between today and tomorrow, I guess a movie meme would be appropriate.
Today's meme is brought to you by the awesome meme bank of Kapgar. Here’s how it works, should you decide to participate:
* Pick 15 of your favorite movies
* Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie or quote from memory
* Post them on your blog for everyone to guess
* Fill in the film title once it’s been guessed
These are your rules to play:
* No Googling or using IMDB search functions (Don’t cheat!)
* Leave your answer(s) in the comments
1. I love that word "relationship." Covers all manner of sins, doesn't it? I fear that this has become a bad relationship; a relationship based on the President taking exactly what he wants and casually ignoring all those things that really matter to, erm... Britain.
2. Now you just remember I won a year's supply of toilet freshener for making up that poem. That took brains and artistry, that did.
3. Only two kinds of daughter: obedient or follow-own-mind. Only one kind of daughter could live in this house: obedient kind.
4. Fox as we're a bunch of foxy chicks. Force as we're a force to be reckoned with. Five as there's one ... two ... three ... four ... five of us.
5. Mustn't go that way! Mustn't hurt the Precious!
6. This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.
7. Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.
8. If you kill him, He wins.
9. (One of the characters) got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more.
10. Dozens of them. Armed to the teeth. I'm outnumbered. Outgunned. But the alley is crooked, dark, and very narrow. They can't surround me.
11. She wanted me to tell you she saw you dance. She said, when you were little, you and her had a fight, right before your dance recital. You thought she didn't come see you dance. She did. She hid in the back so you wouldn't see. She said you were like an angel.
12. I figure fuck it, while I'm at it why not just shoot my buddy, take his job, give it to his sworn enemy, hike up gas prices, bomb a village, club a baby seal, hit the hash pipe and join the National Guard? I could be elected president.
13. We want you to give us this day, our daily bread. And to the republic for which it stands, and by the power invested in me, I pronounce us ready to eat. Amen.
14. Really. And, one day not long from now, my looks will go, they will discover I can't act and I will become some sad middle-aged woman who looks a bit like someone who was famous for a while.
15. What kind of girl do you think I am?
I don't necessarily know if these movies are my top favorite but at the very least I'm sure that I like them. Most of them are painfully obvious because I select quotes that I, myself, remember, the obscure ones are probably all gay films. So i hope you'll have fun guessing. I'll post the answers in a few days.
Have a great weekend.
Via The Fashion Show
This week on the finale Pt. 1 of The Fashion Show, one of the final designer Reco produced this dress:
Disobedient kids all over China, including myself, should recognize it because it is our parents favorite choice of weapon:
One side is for dusting and the other side is to whoop your ass, the elasticity of the bamboo makes it just so much more painful. Oh memories!
>> Friday, July 17, 2009
Via Serious Eats and Towleroad
Some new stylish wieners:
Russians can't get enough of their hairy wieners.
Mexicans like to stuff them:
Americans like to wrap them up:
I guess I can try making the Russian hairy dogs at home, preferably with a red sauce. The Tijuana dog looks a bit too complicated. The blogger who mentioned the tater in a twist didn't really enjoy the experience, it's just like fried potato chip and a fried hot dog in one bite. Personally, I think if you fry a hot dog it'll really dry up. Maybe it'll be more enjoyable with a onion and chive sour cream crema.
How do you like your wiener?