Friday, September 30, 2005

And the award goes to....

So, remember on the blogiversary when I had an anniversary quiz to celebrate the fabulous day?

And I was all "in a week or so, I'll announce the winners?"

Clearly, by "a week", I meant "a month".

Anyhoo, it's been a fabulous quiz, and you've all done very well.

It looked like it was going to be very close there for a while, what with two 90% scores.

But then, like a sneaky fox with a very good memory, a little someone I'll call Sarah K-K took the quiz. And what was her score? I think you'll find it was......


Now, that's impressive. Despite some harsh mailing-list allegations of cheating (Brad, I'm looking at you), I am certain that it was her fabulous memory that allowed her to achieve the highest quiz score.

Congratulations Sarah!

But what does she win, I hear you ask. Oh, it's pretty fantastic.

In a tribute to the good work being done by the Steve Guttenberg Project, I have put together a delightful Guttenberg related prize.

First, we have a lovely 8x10 photo of Steve Guttenberg and Jami Gertz in Don't Tell Her It's Me.

Lovely, is it not?

To accompany this photographic gem, we also have ....

Ta da! It's a PAL copy of Three Men & A Little Lady. Let's hope she has a multi-region VHS.

Now, not only do we have a prize for the winner, there is also a special award.

On his first quiz attempt, Tim got the slightly shameful score of 50%. Being the clever guy he is, he logged in again, called himself "Cheatin' Bastard", and took the quiz again.

What was his score?

90%. That's right. Even when he cheats, he can't get it right.

And so, to Tim goes the consolation "dude, that was lame" prize.

It's a PAL copy of Guttenberg classic Diner! Again, hope you're multi-region.

So, thanks to all of you who took the quiz, and congratulations again to Sarah & Tim. Happy blogiversary!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

I can't believe I almost missed it again!

You'll probably recall how disappointed I was to miss last year's fabulous Talk Like A Pirate Day.

And to think! I almost missed it again!

Here it is, noon on a Sunday, and I'm watching the always entertaining Hollyoaks omnibus and I get a text message from Buni. What does it say?

"Just thought you would be thrilled to know that today is officially Talk Like A
Pirate Day."

I'd completely forgotten!


I hope that you all enjoy it. Do you think that the ticket person at the cinema will be confused when I ask for my ticket to Pride and Prejudice in pirate talk?

"Arrrrrr, me beauty. I'd like a ticket for yonder Pride and Prejudice, and get it smartly! Arrrrrrr."

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Cloris Leachman was robbed!

In lieu of a real post, I give you a recent Cloris Leachman related conversation:

Aaron: How's work today?
Alice: Eh, it's okay. I'm doing Emmy™ research.
Alice: Do you have any idea how many Emmys™ Cloris Leachman has been nominated for? I've got a hand cramp now.
Aaron: I can only imagine.
Alice: Oddly, there seem to be no nominations for her time on "Facts of Life".
Alice: I can't imagine why.
Aaron: That's blasphemy.
Alice: I know! She was such a support to Tootie, Natalie, Blair and Jo after Mrs. Garret left. Who'd have thought that she wouldn't be rewarded for such stellar work?
Aaron: Goddamn Charlotte Rae stole all the friggin limelight.
Alice: I know. She's so selfish.
Alice: SHE was nominated for "The Facts of Life"
Aaron: Of course.
Alice: Didn't win though.
Aaron: Huh.
Alice: Carol Kane did for "Taxi"
Aaron: Whatever. She really only had to deal with Latka.
Alice: Ah, 1982. What a year for comedy.
Alice: All five nominees for best supporting actor in a drama that year were from "Hill Street Blues"
Alice: Was it the only drama on tv?
Aaron: Someone at the Emmys™ thought it would be a funny joke.
Alice: Probably. Those wacky kids at the Emmys™ have such a sense of humour!
Aaron: Yeah, like saying nuts to Cloris Leachman for instance.
Alice: Well, she has had an impressive 19 nominations. Just none for "Facts of Life"
Aaron: Well, screw them anyway.
Alice: Hee hee! In 1987, "Facts of Life" was nominated for outstanding achievement in hairstlying for a series.
Aaron: How many awards do they give away?
Alice: Apparently a kazillion
Aaron: Obviously.
Aaron: Award for outstanding achievement in placing marks during blocking.
Alice: An example of 1987 "Facts of Life" hairstlying:

Aaron: Nice.
Alice: Indeed. What a dashing hairstyle!
Alice: Oh, scary!
Aaron: I hope to god Cloris doesn't see it.
Alice: I think she's selling it
Aaron: Think she's trying to drum up publicity for a Leachman resurgance?
Alice: Damn skippy.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Inspirational Words...

I recieved an email today from my lovely and delightful friend Heidi. It's subject line was "Friendship", and it seemed to be a forward.

I was about to think horrible things about her and delete it, when the insiprational first lines caught my eye. And I was deeply touched. To me, this is friendship. And so I thought I would share it with you.


Are you tired of all those sissy "friendship" poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality? Well, here is a series of promises that really speaks to true friendship:

1. When you are sad - I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

2. When you are blue - I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile - I will know you finally got laid.

4. When you are scared - I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried - I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be and to quit whining.

6. When you are confused - I will use little words.

7. When you are sick - Stay the hell away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall- I will point and laugh at your clumsy ass.

This is my oath...I pledge it till the end. Why, you may ask? Because you are my friend. Send this to 10 of your closest friends, then get depressed because you can only think of nine.

Remember: A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body. Let me know if I ever need to bring a shovel.

Have more beautiful and true words ever been written?