Archive for August, 2006

My Boyfriend is Disturbed (…and now the world knows it!) – Michael Granberry "A Winter’s Tale"

Posted in Uncategorized on August 31, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

Creepy boyfriend ‘o mine, Michael Granberry, and his stop-motion horror short, A Winter’s Tale is featured today on The Daily Reel’s Top Ten Need to Watch Video! (in the top spot, I might add).

Set in a reclusive log cabin in the woods, A Winter’s Tale is equal parts “Blair Witch” horror and bad-parenting psychodrama, with a lovely surprise at the end.

Congrats, baby! I love you!

The Daily Reel


When CNN Anchor Kyra Phillips Gossiped in the Ladies Room and Didn’t Know Her Mic Was Still On

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

Remember that scene in the original Naked Gun movie where Leslie Nielsen goes to the men’s room during the middle of the press conference, doesn’t know his mic is still on, and proceeds to urinate, sing and pass gas as Nancy Marchand tries to make comments to the press about a visit from the Queen. Well, this is a lot like that, except that Leslie Nielsen is now played by CNN’s Kyra Phillips, Nancy Marchand is now played by George W. Bush, and the queen is, well, I guess, me.

Favorite line?? – “”Brothers have to be, you know, protective. Except for mine. I’ve got to be protective of him…Yeah. He’s married, three kids, but his wife is just a CONTROL FREAK!!!”.

Laughed so hard I almost peed a little.

This Post is Entitled "Mario Lopez in the Shower on Nip/Tuck" in a Shameless Bid for More Tuesday Traffic

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2006 by Tv Food and Drink

Mario Lopez in the shower on Nip/Tuck. Suddenly, Julian doesn’t look so hot – Most Proper

Paris is on the bottom…. of the Billboard charts. The new album tanks… – New York Post

…but at least she can still get into a club, while poor Tara Reid is left out in the cold! – TMZ

Where should Tom go from here? Here are some suggestions – Worth 1000

When Datalounge Commenter "Anonymous 14" Exhibits His or Her Tremendously Refined Taste

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

From the comment thread at Datalounge in regards to my blind school firepost, because I just can’t get enough admiration!

“Thank you, R6!

I remembered reading a hilarious recap somewhere but couldn’t remember where.

Now, remind me. Who the fuck is Gary Green? I must have originally gone to that site for some reason. I think he is SO cute.”

…When Niagra Falls Froze Over

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

Cynical-C once again comes through on my Saturday Starbucks cyber-browse with these amazing pics of the Falls completely fronzen into a sold mass of ice. No, the pics aren’t faked or photoshopped, though there is next to zero chance of this ever happening again…

The American Falls have frozen over on six occasions since the keeping of records began. Each were attributed to ice jams that have actually curtailed the flow of the American Falls to mere trickles.

Unlike the Horseshoe Falls (which has never frozen over), the American Falls are susceptible to freezing because of the small amount of water flow. Normally the American Falls has a peak mean flow of 10,000 cubic feet of water per second. The winter mean water flow is reduced to less than 8,000 cubic feet of water per second. This minimal flow is barely sufficient to cover the rock face of the Falls. During harsh winters, ice frequently built up at eastern end of Goat Island causing an ice dam to reduce the water flow to the northern channel which feeds water to the American Falls. As a result water flow is restricted sufficiently that any remaining waters quickly freeze over.

The installation of the ice boom at the mouth of Lake Erie, the building of the International water control dam (which regulates water flow) and milder winters have all but eliminated the possibility of the American Falls ever completely freezing over in modern times.


…When Tom and Jerry Put Down the Havanas and Picked up the Patch (Tom and Jerry Smoking)

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

Smoking scenes in vintage cartoon episodes of Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo are being reworked after a viewer complained they were not suitable for children.

Cartoon editors are painstakingly working through more than 1,500 episodes of Tom and Jerry cartoons, painting out images of characters smoking frame by frame.

Turner Broadcasting, which owns the rights to the cartoons, claims the move is a voluntary step. But don’t believe it when you hear it was spurred on by an angry viewer complaining about suitability for children. This kind of thing is done to snag a little good PR. Smoking is the evil of the moment, so everyone who comes out against it gets to paint themselves as conscientious and concerned about the state of American youth.

Really, if Turner gave a shit about children being exposed to negative influences, they could recommend that someone turn off the television and send the little tykes out into the open air for some Red Light Green Light or fort building. Do kids even do that kind of thing anymore?

Instead, we get more revisionist history, and little Tom and Jerry pay the price. They’ll still be slamming each other in the head with frying pans. They’ll still be sticking each other’s tongues into live outlets. But at least they won’t have blacklung.

And while it’s true that I did take up smoking when I was pretty young (on and off from the age of 14 until my early thirties), it wasn’t becasue I saw a cartoon cat doing it. It was because I saw Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and Rock Hudson doing it. Turner owns the rights to a lot of those movies too, but it’s much easier to attack cartoons. They’re silly and light-hearted and their goal is to entertain kids, so they can’t have much cultural relevance.

On the upside, I’m glad to hear Tom and Jerry cartoons are still playing somewhere.

And I’m sure un-edited versions are available in some over-priced, under-whelming DVD set.

I blame George Lucas.

Baby Hummingbird Nest

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

That’s a standard toothpick being used for perspective. Check out the hatching via 2003’s baby hummingbird cam by clicking here!