Archive for May, 2006

…When "Unknown Caller" Refuses to Give Up on Me

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

Ghost ship hits port with eleven petrified corpses. Michael could make a great movie out of this! – The Guardian

Check out these fantastic pumpkins from carver extraordinaire, Nathan Weslin –

Comic book heroine Batwoman is to make a comeback as a “lipstick lesbian” who moonlights as a crime fighter, a DC Comics spokesman has confirmed. – BBC News

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…When Thomas Koet and Jill Smith Built the World’s Largest Sand Castle

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

It’s a great day when you discover a talent you never knew you had. Jill had a friend who built sand structures for a hobby, and decided to help out one day as a “shoveller.” Soon enough, she was on her own with a sand sculpting company and ten tons of sand in her backyard. She was working on a sculpture in Belgium when she met Thomas. The two fell in love, and they live and create together in Florida, spending part of each year at Thomas’s hometown in The Netherlands.

Jill and Thomas were part of a team that built the world’s largest sand sculpture overseas. When I asked Jill if it was hard for them to watch their structrues destroyed after the long days of work poured into them, her answer was, “No, it’s great! It means job security!”

Thomas and Jill were two of my favorite “Secret” guests and I hope everyone reading with check out their home page, which includes a large gallery with lots of their finished works. Prepare to spend some time there.

…When I’m Reading an E-mail from Silly Sally the Clown, Who Wants a New Website

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

Bob Barker: “I have been told that on The Price is Right, the ONE DOLLAR BID is Mean but that the Two Dollar Bid is THE MEANEST!

We are now passing “It’s a Small World.” “It’s a Small World” opened forty years ago this Sunday, May 28, and has been driving people batty ever since –

Best Headline of the Day – Strippers Fight Outside Burning Club – with great video of flames engulfing a building, followed by a close up of stiletto heels, the hearty sun blocked out by choking black smoke, a fireman draining his hose, and handcuffed bare-belly wig-strappin booty-licious trash getting hauled off to the pokey – Link Here

Six years old, four foot seven, 210 pounds. No, it’s not Bobby Chrstina, it’s Dzhambulat! The next generation in Russian tanks! Link Here

The Girl Next Door! The Dreamer! The Partier! The Career Girl! Right now, they only hate themselves, but soon, thanks to ABC’s “How to Get the Guy, we’ll learn to hate them as well. Tick tock tick tock… who will get the guy? Who will achieve a greater sense of self-respect. Who will be the first to end up at the bottom of the pool???? Link Here

…When the Out-of-Town Gays Are Collecting for Memorial Day

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

While other, lesser-celebrated blogs are hanging up the OUT TO LUNCH sign for the Memorial Day Weekend, rest assured, I will be blogging away as usual with rich, endlessly-fasinating prose, side-splitting images, video clips and hotties by the dozen (in other words, I have no plans).

Gay Catholic school teacher fired in Las Vegas for his MySpace profile. He’s attracted to baseball-cap wearing, Wrangler-drivers into meditation, progressive politics and and hiking. How they ever figured out he was gay is beyond me. Click here for the Aritcle. Click here for the profile, or if you know of any open teaching jobs.

The Human Clock – shows a photograph of the current time, with the photo changing every minute of the day (all 1,440 occuring minutes on Earth!) Thus you end up with a rotating picture clock sorta deal.

There are clock pictures from all over the world ranging from Outback Australia to Canada to Pakistan to Antarctica to Italy to Brazil. Other people travel around the American Southwest and end up taking a clock photo on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. There are even enough clock photos now to have pictures from Phoenix Arizona, Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, LA, and Northern California.

This guy has no real explanation as to why this site exists, but I have no real explanation for receommending it other than I was at it for half an hour today.


Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

“Honesty is the best policy. We had a show last week that laid the biggest bomb! I’ve seen bombs in my day, but this one made the H-bomb look like a two-inch salute.”

Comedian Jackie Gleason returned to national television after a two-year absence as host of the panel show You’re in the Picture, a show that would last for only one episode, inspire a live thirty minute apology by Gleason the following week, and lead to an all-out war of the wills with CBS

On the deubt episode, four celebrity panelists (including Pat Harrington, Jr. and Pat Carroll, later known to the world as the voice of Ursula the Sea Witch) put their heads through a giant painting, seven feet high and ten feet wide.

The panelists were not able to see the paintings within which they were framed. The five used that night were Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini, Goldilocks and the Three Beats, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pocahontas Resuces John Smith and (pictured) The Burlesque Beef Trust Girls.

Gleason would give the panel a single clue as to the identity of the painting and the panelists would, in turn, ask questions about what he or she was doing in the picture.

The show was clearly cooked up to suck off some of the success of established panel shows I’ve Got a Secret and What’s My Line. However, the lack of an average joe contestat to root for, panelists being virtually imprisoned behing the wall of a set, unable to gesture or create any physical funny business, plus the fact that Gleason had never warmed to the concept himself, led to a painfully pitiful half-hour of television.

But Gleason was still at the top of his game in 1961, and what he did the following week probably saved his career. Read the full story here.

…When The Iced Red Eyes I Make at Home Put the Starbucks Effect Out of Play

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

And this morning I am…

Grateful for my successes.

Accepting that which is out of my control.

Thank You for Being a Friend…
“It’s a bizarre twist on the Capra classic Arsenic and Old Lace. Two little old ladies have been accused of giving homeless men a place to stay, only to
collect millions upon their deaths from insurance companies.
Helen Golay, 75, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 72, had a system. They would befriend homeless men and offer them apartments. Once they gained their trust, they would get them to open several insurance policies naming the women as beneficiaries.” – Link

David Hasselhoff returns to television, remarkably, in a show that has the word “talent” in the title. The line separating reality from fantasy goes on permanent hiatus – Link

The TPIR Hotties of the Week

Posted in Uncategorized on May 21, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, and would like to be on The Price is Right, unless you’re in the military or wearing a shirt with a humorous message about controlling the pet population spelled out in puffy paint, you’d better be under the age of 23 or over the age of 90.

#1 Joel

Hit on Barker’s Beuaties. Won a tacky oak bedroom set on Push Over.

#2 Amir

Responded to every one of Bob’s questions with the word, “Wooohooowooo!”

#3 Damien

Didn’t win anything.

#4 Guy in Audience

Nice arms. Apparently he’s a swimmer.

#5 Alice

Tripped and fell on her way up to the stage. Won her game, but didn’t realize it until Bob yelled it into her ear, despite the fact that the audience was going nuts. Swimmer Boy gets more air time. My arms are better than his.