strangeanimal: (halfmast)
James Whitmore dies at 87

James Whitmore was one of the many "hey, that guy!" character actors, but for me, he'll always be Brooks in "The Shawshank Redemption". (Which, for those of you new to my life, is my favorite movie of all time.)

strangeanimal: (rimmer)
... yoinked from a few people.

And it's a crappy-ass list, but I'm bored. ;)

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever:

1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Post your answers.

50. Quantum Leap - loved the first few seasons, but then every leap became a gimmick.
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City
45. Farscape
44. Cracker

43. Star Trek
42. Only Food and Horses (actually it's FOOLS and Horses)
41. Band of Brothers
40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted - FECK!
35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood
30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under

26. Red Dwarf Duh.
25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks

23. The Office
22. The Shield
21. Angel
20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development

17. South Park
16. Doctor Who
15. Heroes
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica
12. Family Guy - though it's been pretty lame since it came back.
11. Seinfeld
10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24
- Again, duh.
05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons
strangeanimal: (halfmast)

Farewell, Mr. Roarke.


Dec. 24th, 2008 06:51 pm
strangeanimal: (tintin question)
NFL fines Patriots player $10K for making a snow angel after touchdown

And people ask me why I don't watch the NFL except for the Super Bowl. They fined an All-Star player for making a SNOW ANGEL. He was HAPPY. It was SNOWING. Do the math!
strangeanimal: (princess bride)
... but this one is just. Too. Awesome.

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals
strangeanimal: (tintin question)
Fran Drescher eyes Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat

I support this on one condition: she gets to use the Nanny Voice for all official duties.

and I've always found Fran Drescher hot. There, I said it.

(x-posted to [ profile] tv)
strangeanimal: (Default)
... after seeing commercials for his show (My Own Worst Enemy)...

What the HELL is up with Christian Slater's eyebrows? I've seen Star Trek characters with more natural-looking foreheads (and that includes Klingons)!

And go figure, as I was looking for a good pic, I happened upon other posts asking if Slater has had work done, or Botox, or something.

I mean seriously, his eyebrows aren't even on his... brow? You know, the part that sticks out a smidge? That (normally) has your eyebrows on it?
strangeanimal: (obama)
Barack Obama, President-Elect

Rather than say something possibly eloquent, I believe I'll say "fuck yeah!" for now. :)
strangeanimal: (obama)

I can't, so y'all (y'all that are US citizens) had better.

So vote.
strangeanimal: (obama)
... if the definition of "maverick" is basically an independent thinker, how can two mavericks work together?

Either one of them has to be a follower, or they aren't working together.

(And no points for citing the Dallas Mavericks as an example, smartasses.)


Oct. 2nd, 2008 08:48 pm
strangeanimal: (stewie)

Rachael Ray on her TV show earlier today, discussing shucking corn.

Get a room.

And some butter.
strangeanimal: (obama)
How Wall Street can bail itself out

I think this is brilliant. Billions of dollars are traded on Wall Street daily. Even a tiny percentage of that adds up to millions of dollars a day, that is being generated by investors, which will be used to repay the "bailout".

The 'little people', who have a few stocks or whatever in their retirement funds, end up paying a few pennies. (Which, don't forget, we already pay in brokerage fees, commissions, etc.) This fee/tax/whatever won't bankrupt anyone.

The big players, many of whom got the markets INTO this mess, end up contributing their share to get the markets out. And since these people are ON Wall Street, or have huge investment portfolios, they're paying a small percentage to save their own asses... if you can make million-dollar trades, you have the assets/liquidity/whatever to absorb the few hundred bucks on top of the million. Again, this won't bankrupt anyone.

The (briefly) economics major in me would love to see this happen. The journalism school graduate knows there's no hope in hell, and that something ridiculously risky and convoluted will be passed instead. :p
strangeanimal: (halfmast)

Paul Newman dead of lung cancer

How do I not own "Cool Hand Luke" on DVD? Must remedy that.

He played some of the coolest characters ever.

He stayed married to the same woman for fifty years.

He gave tons of money to charity.

He was on Richard Nixon's enemies list.

I know the word "legend" gets thrown around a lot, but in Paul Newman's case, it most certainly applies.

RIP, Paul.


Sep. 23rd, 2008 07:50 pm
strangeanimal: (obama)
"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself."

- from The 2008 Republican Party Platform, adopted at the convention last month!

Note to Senator McCain: adopting both sides of an issue when convenient doesn't make you a centrist.

... grr...

Sep. 20th, 2008 05:39 am
strangeanimal: (cox hates)
... why am I up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning?

one or both of the kittens knocked something small and plastic off the bookcase, and were batting it against the wall. Repeatedly. So now I'm up.

strangeanimal: (obama)
... from the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator...

Patrick, if you were born to Sarah Palin, your name would be:

Bullet Bodycheck Palin

Who knows, Bullet Bodycheck Palin you just might be president one day!

... erm, not unless they ever push the Schwarzenegger Amendment through...
strangeanimal: (obama)

""If at this late date any television network had of its own accord showed that much video tape and that much graphic video tape of 911, and I speak as somebody who lost a few friends there, it, we, would be rightly eviscerated at all quarters perhaps by the Republican party itself for exploiting the memories of the dead and perhaps even for trying to evoke that pain again. If you reacted to that video tape the way I did, I apologize. It is a subject of great pain for many of us still and was probably not appropriate to be shown.""

- Keith Olbermann on MSNBC at the Republican National Convention, reacting after a 9/11 "tribute" clip was shown.

... if you want to skip the part where the RNC exploits 9/11 for political gain, Keith comes in at about 2:53.
strangeanimal: (obama)

ETA: Ooops, forgot to credit the message boards onDailyKos for the pic.
strangeanimal: (colbert)
Puppy scares off 3 bears in New Jersey

I think Stephen Colbert just found his Alpha Dog of the Week.

But he's so darned cute!! Who's a bear-scaring puppy? Who's a bear-scaring puppy?
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