Wednesday, December 31, 2008

November Round-Up

I'm going to have to rush this out if I want to post it before the New Year, so here goes...

Movies Seen:
Fourteen, with, shocker, none in a theater. None of them were very good. "Get Smart" was better than I thought it would be, as was "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" (shut up!). I got no enjoyment from "Paranoid Park," or "Fred Claus," (but that kind of goes without saying for the latter).

Books Read: Or make that "Book Read" as once again I only made it through one. And I am ashamed to say that single book was "Here's the Story," Maureen "Marcia Brady" McCormick's autobiography! Key take-away from that tale: She did a LOT of blow.

Fancy Dinners Out: One, once again at the poorly-named RNM. I was a little soused by the time our meal arrived, but I remember really, really liking the mac-n-cheese, and also enjoying some pate, and I usually hate pate.

Live Shows Seen:
None. Unless you count the 20 minutes I spent watching a choir sing some carols during the Huntington Park tree-lighting ceremony.

Shoes Bought:
None. Fears of impending job loss are to be blamed for this, as well as for the lack of dining-out. I'm happy to say I still have a job (For now. Knock on wood!) but the fear of spending is still kind of clinging to me. Except when it came to Christmas presents. But that's for next month's Round-Up.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just Because Something Isn't Good Doesn't Mean It's Bad

This week's Tube Tops is now up on the SFGate Culture Blog!

Now pardon me as I go back to crying over the fact that Christmas is over and I have to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

O Holy Nighyot

Paul Shaffer did his annual impression of Cher singing "O Holy Night" on last night's Letterman. Here's a clip from 2006...

I'm dying to find a video clip of the actual performance to see if she actually does have her hands in a muff, but so far, I haven't been able to track it down. You can hear the song, though, so here it is! Have a great Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love, Pizza, Meatballs

Tonight's episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" is his annual Christmas show, in which a pizza and a meatball are placed atop the Christmas tree, a football is tossed at it, and Darlene Love sings what is easily my favorite Christmas song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"...I love tradition.

Here's a clip from 2006's episode.

Festivus Yes! Bagels No!

Today is Festivus, and if I had the time, I'd air my grievances. But I don't, because I have to go out and rain blows upon anyone who gets in my way during last-minute Christmas shopping. Just know that I have made a contribution in all your names to the Human Fund. You're welcome.

Also, if you'd like to watch the original "Seinfeld" episode it all started with, it's on at 7:30 tonight on channel two. A Festivus miracle!

Monday, December 22, 2008

No You May Not Have a Flexy the Pocket Monkey!

I can't say where this clip is from because if I do, it might get taken down. So I'll just say that this little bit was a favorite when I was kid, and for whatever reason, it was never included when the episode it was on aired in re-runs.

So here it is, after many, many years, my Christmas gift to you!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's the End of My Titles Stolen From Cole Porter's 'You're the Top!'

Alas, I've run out of lines from the song to use as titles (and you did know that's what I was doing, right?). I guess I'll have to think of real titles from now on. Bugger!

Anyhoo, yes, this week's Tube Tops is now up on the SFGate Culture Blog! Check it out. There aren't a lot of words, but there is some YouTubey goodness.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Go Tell It On the...*zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*

I realize not everyone was as enraptured as I was by the Faith Hill "Little Drummer Boy" clip I posted a while back. So be it. But I don't think anyone can deny the power of this version of "Go Tell It On the Mountain."

[via Videogum]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Does Sneezing Count as Slapstick?

Because usually the only thing that makes me crack up as much as this did is really stupid slapstick..

Bonus points to anyone who can name what the theme is music from.

Sugar Busters

This week's reality TV locals post is up on SFist!

It's "Survivor"-centric today. Stay tuned for the "Top Chef" portion.

Go, Go, Go, To Get, My, My, My, Glasses, Glasses, Glasses

Exciting news of the day: I have an optometrist appointment!

I sure wish Bobby Brown was coming along to help me pick out new glasses!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Turns To Snow In My "Crotch"?!

"The Year Without a Santa Claus," perhaps the greatest Rankin-Bass holiday special of all time, is on ABC Family tonight at 8pm.

The above is classic. But classic does not always (ever?) beget classic, as is apparent with the new sequel, "A Miser Brothers Christmas," which premieres on ABC Family on the 13th. It looks awful. I mean, REALLY awful. Just take a gander at this:

That's not just bad; it's offensive in its awfulness.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


The Bobs made their decision today, and praises be, I still have a job. A lot of people I worked with don't, though, and all around today was one of the worst days I've ever had at a job.

I'm glad I still have a job, but the sheer ridiculousness of office politics and corporate life can either make you laugh, or cry. Today I did a little of both.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Who Doesn't Like Breakfast?!

This week's reality TV locals post has been up on SFist for a while, but I didn't have time till now to link to it.

And that's it because now it's time for bed!

Now All You Beyonces, and Lucy Van Pelts...

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is on tonight at 8 PM on ABC!

Hey ya!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

It's the Steppes of Russia!

This week's Tube Tops is now up on the SFGate Culture Blog!

I'm off to deliver annual "Christmas stockings" to clients of PAWS in San Francisco. If you're looking for a good cause to donate to this holiday season, I suggest them. Just throwing it out there! You can read about what they do here.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Turn Up the TV, No One Listening Will Suspect

Elvis Costello has a new show on the Sundance Channel called "Spectacle." Each week he'll interview a guest, and in the cases of the musically inclined, perform with them. This week is Elton John. It premieres at 9pm (and will be repeated on Thursday at 11pm). Here's a clip.

Monday, December 01, 2008