"I literally can’t deal with this until, like, Friday."
I heard a gal say that into her phone (she looked pretty stressed) earlier today. Literally, I heard that.
5 things I know today I didn’t know on Friday:
I don’t know how anyone was able to watch six seasons of that show with entire weeks between episodes. And then months between seasons! Holy hell.
My wife and I have now become very accustomed to this routine after an episode (Netflix streaming earning its keep, baby!):
**Show ends, usually on some sort of aggravating cliffhanger. The fade to black and the quick title, “Lost,” is also usually accompanied by an aggressive soundtrack. Typically a final drum beat or, more often, a sort of siren-y sound.
**Then the final credits roll and that closing theme plays. It gets stuck in your head. My wife says, “Next one!” and I’ll often do a quick “dance” around the room in my version of “in rhythm” before hitting “Next Episode”.
(Also: my wife will usually be humming the 4 repetitive notes from that song as we attempt to go to sleep after finally shutting Netflix down for the evening.)
**Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. We’re probably averaging 3-4 episodes a day. About 2/3 done with season 2.
I honestly don’t know how anyone could stand waiting for days, weeks, months before the “next one!”
2) Over the Xmas break, thanks to my sister’s bf (not sayin’, just sayin,’ the dude is becoming kind of a big deal) I saw the following flicks:
Contagion — makes you think, and it’s good from start to finish. Stop touching your face!!
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — other than being a bit of a mouthful to say, damned good spy movie. I’ll have to watch it again sometime to try and make sure I understand everything that went down.
Kung Fu Panda 2 — surprisingly, not an embarrassment to the first one. (So curious to know how much folks like Angelina Jolie, who had maybe 7 lines to voice for her character, get paid for such “work”.)
The Descendants — a little depressing, but great characters and a touching finish.
Young Adult — Funny. Depressing. I’m not exactly sure which percentage of each.
3) It snowed yesterday in DC (that’s me with our dogs). I believe that’s the first time this “winter”. Lasted, maybe… 30 minutes? Evidence pretty much gone by this morning.
4) Alright, looking for an assist from someone web savvy.
Where should I look, or how should I go about, finding “good deals” on airline tickets to Hawaii?
5) Anyone that watches basketball on TNT knows how entertaining Charles Barkley CAN be.
He can also be, to quote Charles himself, “turrible.”
And he was quite turrible on SNL this weekend. Yikes.
Equally turrible: a movie I randomly discovered on Netflix last night when we decided to take an evening off from Lost. It had Bruce Willis! And Ryan Phillli9ippe! And, ah, 50 Cent!
It’s called Setup.
It’s not even rated on Rotten Tomatoes. Because they didn’t put it in theaters.
For good reason.
9 DAYS ‘TIL INSTALLMENT #2 OF THE BIG SCREEN AND THE BOOB TUBE