- RIP Patrick Swayze
- I don't enjoy Taylor Swift to any extent, mais Kanye is, in fact, a douche
- Joe Wilson's offense was neither political nor racial. It was a matter of being polite
- I enjoy Glee
- I reccomend Youtube subscriptions to Whatthebuck, ShaneDawsonTV, sxephil, The Station, BrittaniLouiseTaylor, Liamkylesullivan, and RIPLEYTHEBAND
15 September 2009
30 July 2009
Olga Vengerovskiy is a former Open World Champion and Russian National Champion. She has extensive experience as a rowing coach. From 1980-1991, she coached at the Specialized School of Olympic Reserves in the Ukraine. After coming to the United States, Olga coached at the Saugatuck Rowing Association, and, together with Yan, founded the Water Sports Center in Norwalk.
This is new our new coach. (ENGRISH PLEEZ?)
Technically, she's Ukrainian, but that doesn't make her less scary: she would ride through the water, flanked by highschoolers in single and double skulling (2 oars per person) boats, rowing as if their lives depended on it. Frequently, we would hear her voice (as she was hooked up to a permanent megaphone on her safety speedboat) cackling and screaming mercilessly to no end. "YOU'RE DOING IT WRRRRONG!" she would shout through the speaker, "NO AHMS, NO LAYGS, NO NAHTEENG!"
Oh, and rowing was a physical activity, so i really would prefer not to talk about it anymore. Moving along.
Then it was time for theatre camp, which brings me to today and this past week. It's actually been rather typical, if you consider songs, acting, and teaching little boys that it is imperative to wash your hands, yes, even if you didn't touch your penis a typical day job.
And that's basically it for now. In short, Top Chef Masters is great but the host sucks toast, the new Hell's Kitchen proves to be crazy like before, Meteor was a horrible waste of time, and i cannot believe i only just started Arrested Development on Hulu.
COMING UP NEXT MONTH: Jersey Shore, Cape May, Atlantic City, my birthday, suicidal AP summer work, a visit from the family in Rochester.
Until next post,
17 June 2009
lotus fruit / lull me to sleep
floating on the lake / staring towards the sun / gazing through the past, he'll realize / that his time is done
20 April 2009
- Blood Brothers is to Britain as TSO is to America and Romeo et Juliette is to les francais, which is to say, epicality epitomized (you can quote me). It's the melodramatic and oftimes comedic musical about the lives of two twins seperated at birth (the wikinition is quite thorough). After having rave reviews of its performance @ Pelham Memorial High in NY, I downloaded the original cast album (UK) to listen to on car trips and relive the performance. And I will tell you--it's the oddest balance of hokey and absolutely amazing songs I've ever encountered. Lyrics, available through a Google search, don't do the musical's powerful and recurrent melodic themes justice alone, though some are passable as standalone lyrics.
- Susan Boyle is the cutest little old lady ever. Enough said.
- Jeffrey Steingarten's new book (ie published 6 yrs ago and I wasn't aware) lives up to his last beautifully. If you're a fan of watching his criticism on Iron Chef, as I am, your appreciation for him will increase 100-fold with reading his books.
- Brigadoon is almost here. Lawds.
- Won't be going to Chicago. Sorry.
- It's Pot Day and I am not celebrating.
11 April 2009
07 April 2009
- COMPLETELY disregard my last post's introduction. As both a lazy lump and an [a]pathetic mathematician, I have neither the time nor the desire to post "every prime day." As you can see, I've just adopted the much more efficient method of posting at least once every Adaduanan-Soviet week.
- Upcoming events for me include a road trip/vacation to the Land of Deen (South Caroliner), managing and performing in Annie's Broadway cares benefit, getting it Brigadone, and taking a short food tour/award ceremony/college visit to Chicago immediately afterwards. Pictures sure to follow (taken from my Panasonic HDD camcorder which takes passable pictures but oddly enough cannot produce salvageable video)
- This week is like the biggest week in television EVER. To kick it off:
"House takes this on as his main focal point of trying to solve the mystery of why Kutner would kill himself. There is a couple, an older man and woman. The man is having heart problems, and the woman fakes illness to be close with her husband.
As the episode unfolds, it turns out that the woman really does have something wrong with her, and She is bent on attempting to save her husband. The plot continues to revolve around the issue of suicide, from the woman trying to kill herself to save her husband and donate her heart, to her husband demanding to donate his kidney to save his wife, and of course, Kutner's suicide, which House simply cannot wrap his mind around.
House continues to focus more on solving the mystery of why Kutner would kill himself than on the mystery of what is wrong with the now mysteriously ill woman. House persuades Cameron to talk to Meatloaf and have him agree to donate his liver to his dying wife. He will die on the table, but he only has a few days to live. He agrees, but then Cameron tells House that there are nodules on Meatloaf's fingers, and he may have a curable disease.
She's correct, and House tells him that he has a fungal infection and he's completely curable. He tells house that they'll be scraping up his remains to give a kidney to his wife. His plans are foiled when Taub tells the woman that her husband has a curable disease, but he wants to donate his kidney, if that's okay with her.
Meanwhile, House has decided that there is no plausible reason for Kutner to commit suicide, so it must have been murder. Now he is investigating the "murder" of Lawrence Kutner. He is not there because he cares about Kutner. He only cares to solve the puzzle. The woman is getting worse, and it finally occurs to House that if she is sick, and they can't figure out what is wrong, then all the clues must not be there. Everybody lies, so she lied about something. He bursts in and asks why she would think the beaches of Rio are the same as the beaches of Hawaii. It turns out, she was bitten by some sort of fly. She comes clean and tells her husband that she just got tired of waiting for him to come so they can have their dream vacation in Rio, and she went with someone else.
It's too late, however. She was not diagnosed in time.
House continues looking through Kutner's apartment, while everyone else attends the funeral. Taub, staying behind at the hospital, finally breaks down and cries."
01 April 2009
19 March 2009
15 March 2009
- Freedom is the freedom to say that 2 + 2 = 4. All else shall follow. (WHOOPS. CLICHE ALERT / QUOTING ACCURACY FAIL)
- 1984 Orwell is ALREADY here... you Brainwashed Idiots
The New World Order is upon us. STOP THE FREEMASONS, FASCIST ZIONISTS, AND THE ULTRA WEALTHY ELITE OR BE CRUSHED UNDER THEIR FEET.
- believe it or not, my friend's kid got suspended from school 2 years back for writing his book report on 1984 and relating it to present day America. The teacher actually called the essay unpatriotic. Insanity...
- I love how people quote a work of fiction like it's the bible. I'm sorry the government hasn't legalized pot douchebags.
- Remember kids: BIG BROTHER IS A PEDOPHILE If he promises you a toy or candy, that means he's trying to f*** you. If he gets his hands on you, it may already be too late to say "no". Big Brother is a known member of the NAGCLA - North American Government-Citizen Love Association. If you see Big Brother in your neighborhood, break his cameras with rocks and never get into his van, even if he offers you a Barbie.\
- The things in 1984 which you can directly relate to today's gov't such as spying on citizens, using patriotic propaganda, waging war for peace, etc, are the things that you SEE. What about other things that are NOT so obvious? For example, a friend told me to google "Chemtrails." I did so and found a site with the kooky idea that the gov't was using aerial spraying to blanket us with unknown chemicals for unknown reasons. The proof? Just look up at the jet trails that crisscross the skies! Like I said, I thought this was a pretty kooky idea at first, but I live in Phoenix AZ and I began to keep an eye on these "chemtrails" and now I DO believe something is being sprayed. Case in point, one of the planes was fairly low, and I could see puffs every 100-200 yards or so along the contrail(chemtrail). My son even commented, "It looks like a centipede"! Another day, we had a beautiful cloudless sky, and during the day jet after jet crisscrossed the sky leaving a web of trails until there was (what appeared to be) total cloud cover! You could easily see where the contrails/chemtrails of the planes had been widened and spread out until they webbed together then finally formed one united covering. There was a "sheen" to the light from the sun, that looked remarkably like the sheen when oil is sprayed up into moist air. Maybe this spraying is for bird flu vaccine, after all, the gov't has already stated that migratory birds could spread the bird flu easily, as there's no way they could be controlled, or, maybe it's something more sinister. Whatever the case, I DO now believe the go'vt is spraying SOMETHING, some type of chemical(s) on us regularly. Crazy? I used to think so too, but I don't think it's a crazy idea anymore. Check into this for yourselves, whatever it is, it ISN'T simple water vapor, or it would dissipate, NOT linger for HOURS and form a cloud cover!
07 March 2009
- 30 Rock--obvious, really: NBC, Tina Fey, quirk, SNL parodies, etc.
- The Office--Michael Scott is THE most awkward person ever
- I Love Lucy--treason for not including, it introduced the modern sitcom
- The Honeymooners--the most criminally underplayed show on television
- Seinfeld--never challenge my mother to trivia. She will win.
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia--as a recent convert, all four seasons bring something uniquely entertaining and unexpected (ie Father Matthew Mara)
- Fraiser--the more I see, the more I laugh; Grammar and Pierce are a spectacular team...
- Everybody Loves Raymond--...as are Romano and Heaton. Now stop laughing at me for enjoying this show!
- Fawlty Towers--Monty Python's God-sent answer to the British invasion. I would never want John Cleese to be my hotel manager.
- The Simpsons--after 20 years, still television's best animated comedy
- SNL--recent years, while fleetingly entertaining, let this show lose its credibility
- MADtv--would be so much better with the dream-team cast, alphabetically headlined by Alex Borstein
- Robot Chicken--Seth Green's brilliant brainchild is simply too short per episode
- South Park--a close second to The Simpsons, no doubt
- Daily Show/Colbert Report--would be mush higher on my list if I regularly watched them
- 30 Rock
- The Office
- House--my reasons: writing; casting; Hugh Laurie (for acting); and Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde, and Lisa Edelstein (for the other thing).
- Fringe--next to Sunny, the least elapsed time taken for me to like a new show.
- The Honeymooners
- It's Always Sunny...
- The Simpsons
- Fawlty Towers
- Spongebob Squarepants--yes, I know; but seriously, best kids show in existence (sorry Sesame Street).
- Hell's Kitchen/Top Chef/Iron Chef--THE best food shows of their channels
- Tina Fey--God who?
- Marion Cotillard--she spoke the truth last year "there IS angels in this city"
- Salma Hayek--can the 30 Rock cast-er get a raise, already?
- Olivia Wilde--birthname aside, pretty darn admirable in every way
- Jennifer Morrison--holds higher, hypothetical spot on list (pre-blonde, that is)
- Carla Gugino--thanks for reminding me, Watchmen...it was, of course, love at first Spy Kids
- Jenna Fischer--one of the 37 reasons to like The Office
- Kara DioGuardi--Judges' Table just got better (to look at, mainly)
- Penelope Cruz--optimal looks=photos of bedhair from Vicki Cristina Barcelona
- Jane Krakowski--only more supported by Tina Fey
05 March 2009
26 February 2009
25 February 2009
- Ash Wednesday rules are set by age, not by status in the church, as communion and other things of that sort are.
- Homework is a dreary yet efficient way of keeping kids away from drugs, fun, and Trackside (or your money back).
- I'M SO INDIE. SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS.
- I own more wooden flowers than I do books of David Sedaris. Someday, this fact will become the sole interest and truth of the world.
- Le Franglish est une language vrai; chouette.
- While it is true that New Jersey is neither new nor a jersey, it is also true that New Hampshire is not new but very hampshire indeed.
- HOOTIE HOO! This blog endorses Carla until she loses to that pompous derriere Stefan, at which point this post will become merely about a Venza-winning bobblehead who inevitably will become fan favorite.
- All vegetables are healthy, except brain corn, which is both posionous and sentient. WERE YOU AWARE OF IT?