Asta 2

Where Did I Put the Rats Ass I Could Give?

Thanks to Emerson Cod I now have a new catch phrase. :) The dialogue in the first twenty minutes or so left me going, "wow". I'm just amazed at the writers and how they can put words together. As for the plot, it was fairly predictable, especially with a rather small pool of suspects. And I'm trying to figure out if Chuck's coat was a hit or miss.

I decided to skip posting my thoughts on Life. Why waste time ranting. There were just so many problems with that episode.

FINALLY, People magazine gets it right. Hugh Jackman is named the sexiest man alive. I think the last time I bought a People magazine was in 2006 when Jamie was featured.

And the economy might be in the crapper, but here is a pleasant side effect of it - Tough Reality as Recession Hits Unscripted Series. People are turning to scripted series as they try to escape reality. Looks like we could have less Howie Mandel in our future.
It sounds like I'm going to enjoy the next season of Pushing Daisies, when i finally catch up with it on DVD :)

I have no idea who Howie Mandel is, but that piece on reality tv suffering gave me a vicarious kind of pleasure that I'm choosing not to look too closely at. There seems a certain irony in hearing that the reality show "Survivor" is in trouble... but on Sunday, the remake of one of my favourite 1970s shows is about to show here, starting on Sunday night. The name of the show? "Survivors."

I need to find some Pushing Daisies icons...
Howie Mandel is the host of the 'Deal or No Deal', but before that he was known as a stand up comic and played Dr Fiscus on 'St. Elsewhere'. I'm enjoying the possibility of the glut of reality TV coming to an end. I do like some of it - 'Top Chef', 'Project Runway', 'Dancing with the Stars' depending on the cast - but those are reality shows in which you have to have some talent and you are working towards a goal or prize. And those shows will survive, but if we could get less of the people making asses out of themselves or exploiting people's misery shows I'd be thrilled.

The second season of Pushing Daisies is as good as the first. It's a shame it will be ending so soon, though I have always felt that it was a show that would benefit from a shorter run.