Monday, December 13, 2010

Some points of interest

I'll try to make this post a bit more interesting--apparently to my blog mentor, Linda, my brief moments of glory are best kept to my glued-to-the-screen-bathrobed-nuked-cup-of-coffee-clutching-self.

Well, I start off with this: Linda had gotten me hooked on Dexter. I know I'm way late in the game as I still haven't finished season 1 and it's like, on season 6 or 11. But the interesting casting point about this series is the leads, the titular character and his sister, are husband and wife (Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter) in real life. Until now! Apparently after meeting on the set, getting married, and his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, they are divorcing after a couple of years. So given that this series has the stones to kill off really key characters, are we taking bets who may meet their demise next on this show? I'm kind of leaning toward it not being the guy playing "Dexter".

On a slight tangent, I have put on my Amazon wish list, two other television series that Linda (and a lot of other folks) recommended: Firefly and Pushing Daisies. I mention this only as a suggestion to those who may need a good holiday gift. What makes these two series good gifts? Well both series were critically acclaimed, but the fact that both are dunzo, with one only lasting one season and the other last two seasons, makes it a package deal. No putting the onus of getting the "other seasons" on the recipient AND he or she can watch the whole shebang in a very lazy weekend versus trying to take on say, 24 or Lost.

And on a completely unrelated note, last month, right before I visited my sister in New York, The New York Post reported on Malik Turner's efforts to meet women, which was by posting flyers near pay phones. Yes, New York still has pay phones. He works for UPS and currently lives with his mother but I was like "Awww, it's so hard to meet people." Then I perused the vast qualifications required to date him, aka "Types of women Malik is looking for-":

Age Range - 21-45 Hair Color & Length - Blonde, Red (Hair MUST BE LONG)
Shoot, I guess I'm out of the running.

Body Type - Big-Chested, Curvy, Leggy, Voluptuous (NOT FAT), Gorgeous Face, Long Fingernails
Okay, is this a wish list? Unless Sofia Vergara is digging his scene, he'll need to play out the plot in Weird Science.

Habits-Doesn't Smoke, Drinks on occassions, Very Promisuous (into 3-somes-2 girls, 1 guy, 4-somes-3 girls, 1 guy), Independent, employeed, willing to take turns paying on date (NO GOLDDIGGERS!!!!!)...

Where do I begin? To start, I don't think he has to worry about Golddiggers--I think they usually cross off guys who still live with their mothers. I also love how he defines Promisuous [sic] and sets the parameters of 3-somes and 4-somes because some girl is nodding her head as she goes down his list but then says, "hold up-- I'm into 3-somes and 4-somes but only if they're...oh, okay, I'm good."

Clothing style - Mini-skirts, Daisy Duke shorts, Spiked-Heels (5-6 inches high)
Well, what else am I going to wear on my way to a 3-some or 4-some?

And finally, it goes without saying:

But truly the kicker was when he was "asked how rigid he was about his ad's criteria, he said, I'm not interested in anything else." And he wonders why he's having trouble meeting women?

And finally, because I'd like to end on an up note: Did you know that you can download free Holiday Mp3s from Amazon? There's a good mix--something for everyone.

Hope everyone's Monday ends on an up note!


Pound said...

ok first things first. WWWTTTTFFFF to that guy? maybe he's actually advertising what a huge douche he is.

and come on, finish dexter!!!!!! firefly is only 13 epis, and pushing daisies 2 seasons. both are avail on instant viewing on netflix, you don't even need to wait for a dvd. but if you must pick one, do firefly first. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Erik said...

Wooooowwwww. That man is truly amazing (like car-wreck amazing). I guess Darwin sometimes works even w/o the person dying.