Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Posie Betsy Winifred

++Ugh, as mentioned, I'm not able to get much else done these days because I've become completed absorbed in 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. It's way too geeky to get into but also really the BEST. Trying to tamp down my enthusiasm for the whole sordid addiction and not talk about it in my new developed cockney accent and yet, here we are. There are SO many old episodes to catch up on, I may never emerge.

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ANYhoo..they keep on mentioning Danny Dyer and Craig David (whose names didn't quite cross the Pond; David sorta...) and again. Here we are.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Quickies

++Wow, 2010! Amazing how time flies. Won't ever stop reposting it.

++Had a little fantasy of a variety show duet between Sam Smith and Carly Jeps doing their greatest hits where he looks at her sings "And when, you call Me Maybe, I know I'm not the only one." And they do smiley finger guns at each other and sh-t like people do when they're doing duets.

++Lol, I don't know why I always find Kris Jenner picture post tweet/memes so funny. What's up with that? Just the ones where she's looking at a computer screen. Let's not go overboard here.

++Kelsea Ballerini gots the hardest working publicist in da BIZ. Parade Magazine? Whatever you're paying that person is not enough.

++Pretty sure if you drink one of these, you have to wear one of these.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Feeling Sheepish

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++Well I am completely useless to the world/contributing to the conversation because all I've done over the past few days is bingewatch 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown yet another British panel quiz show. Regular panelist Jon Richardson's skills wrt to solving "maths" is incredible. The wit on this and Big Fat Quiz Show are unmatched by anything in America...and the silent skits that Jimmy Carr does during the 30 second intervals while waiting for contestants to solve puzzles are Buster Keaton-esque. Love.

++Might have mentioned that I'm sort of a beast in the kitchen and just wanted to share a picture of my favorite, go-to tool. It's absolutely clutch and versatile and I use it for almost every single thing I prepare. I wish I knew where to recommend buying it, but it was given to me as a gift and besides its many uses, mines has a serated edge which means it can do practically anything in the kitchen. A must have for any budding chef.

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++Speaking of food (cuz when am I not speaking of food?) a few weeks ago I went to a swanky restaurant where as decoration, up close to the the ceiling they had all these creepy  miniature chairs [pictured] with goldplated names of regular patrons on them. On the one hand, the part of me that used to watch Cheers as a kid was like, "that would be so cool to have a place where everyone knows your name." On the other hand, the militant minority part of me is like, "when do I get a place at the table?" (PS I never listen to Solange but I assume that's what that's what all that's all about.) In reality I stopped caring after awhile more consumed by questioning how the super rich make even sneakers look swanky. And such a pure white, even Heaven's like "daaamn."

++Ok, this isn't my usual speed but oh well, MOODS..."don't ask" her about her tatts:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dean

Straw

++Traci Brimhall: I have a friend who is a poet and one time I asked him why he didn't write novels and he said that the format was not for him and that novels were just too "unwieldy." The more articles/words I read, the more I appreciate the precision of poetry.

++You is too funny today, Twitter.

++It's kinda interesting to me that Austan Goolsbee's parents would choose to make his middle name the regular/"normal" name.

++Bo Keeney: 876 views...c'mon people.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quickies

++This is all I got for today!

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Sun In My Room

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++Maybe I'll just do another pic post today? I just discovered the Bodega Cats twitter and am kinda thinkin' I wanna be reincarnated as a bodega cat.

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++Corey Escoto: Obviously, being the completist that I am I am still not completely done with all the Big Fats (and the suggested videos related to Big Fat) and this reminds me of this.

++Speaking of Countdown: Yay! New schtuff from SOG fave Luke Lalonde and he does not disappoint. Just beautiful. Your move, Bon Iver.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Korg Miku Stomp

++Super cool!

++I was grooming my dog and had a real powerful allergy sneeze causing fur to go flying everywhere. Thought for a second how I might have had a career as a sideshow freak. #humanleafblower #oneofus

Friday, October 06, 2017

Charcuterie Characters

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Well I'm on the hunt again for some new media meat to consume, (gnawgnawgnawledge!) most likely a book this time since I've exhausted most of the Big Fat Quizzes and these table scraps of wit from second stringers ain't doin it for me (Mitchell, Ayoade and Fielding 4eva). I don't like too many podcasts and my late nite talk shows, Fresh Air and WTF have been on slow drip these days. 

Speaking of which! In my snooping around I listened to a short n sweet old interview on Alec Baldwin's podcast with the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz that was surprisingly hashtagrelatable as they might say on a multicam sitcom.

Relatable in that even the head of a mega corp gets restless and paranoid. He points to the examples of the Walkman and Blackberry (miss U) that no corp empire is too big to fail and how that keeps him up at night.  

The talk ends with Baldwin chiding Schultz (who is/was not so hard on the eyes😏) for eliminating something called "Prison Cake" from their 90s food menu. It was said to contain oatmeal and while I don't think I found the exact same thing, this recipe may be close if ur reading, Alec, ya big buttery voiced galoot.

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For the record, Schultz mostly IV's some sort of aged Sumatra thing throughout the day but he likes to start his day with....[drumroll] a doppio espresso macchiato. He says Starbucks has avoided entering Italy out of respect for their coffee artistry but that some huge rollout is on the horizon for Milan this year. (Just found this bit, it will be called Reserve Roasteries close to La Scala. No word on whether the coffee will be brought to the table at the new place. as they do at illycaffe or if Prison Cake will be served.)

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Quickies

My oh my have I been the slackard lately!

++I'm not used to the LA Times comin' at me so hard with this Dirty John business.

++One guess as to where Maude Apatow is enrolled in college.

++I've almost run out of Big Fat Quiz shows to watch, so not sure what I will binge next? What is it called when you slowly binge, over the course of a few weeks? Anyway, on the most recent one I watched, revisiting the 80s, the male contestants had fond memories and fawned over Claire Grogan (first time I'd heard of her!), who is/was admittedly an adorable pixie but how did she do that with her voice? A highly unusual tone.

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