Golden Girls House Party…Thank You For Being a Friend! November 1, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, pop culture.
Tags: bea arthur, television, the golden palace
i love the golden girls! and so does the new york jets’ running back thomas jones. this made me laugh and laugh:
Some Jets like to spend their free time tweeting on their Twitter pages or playing video games on their PS3s. Thomas Jones, the AFC’s leading rusher in 2008, unwinds by watching “The Golden Girls.” Sure, he also watches other old-school shows such as “The Cosby Show” and “Saved by the Bell,” but there’s just something about Bea Arthur.
“My favorite thing to do to relax is watch ‘The Golden Girls’ marathon,” Jones admitted yesterday during a rare interview at SUNY Cortland. “It kind of puts me in the mind-set of how things kind of used to be. When I see that show, it reminds me of those times when you could go outside and have fun and ride your bike all day. Now, you can’t even go outside anymore, you got people doing all kinds of crazy stuff and people getting killed. It’s like a crazy world.”
co-signed, thomas jones!
above is the final scene of the series. this episode just played here the other night, but i didnt realize at the time that i was watching the series finale! i might have welled up a little, had i known. another thing i didnt realize was this: there was a spinoff series called “the golden palace” that apparently lasted just one season. does anyone remember this? heres the opening of the first episode, which picks up where the series finale of TGG left off:
Evolution of Barbie…Be Afraid (And That Sound You Hear is the Space-Time Continuum Cracking as Darwin Comes Back to Life, Slaps His Forehead, Dies Again, and Richard Dawkins Gives Up and Finds Religion) October 26, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, gender roles, kids, pop culture.
Tags: advertisements, barbie, commercials, darwin, richard dawkins, television, toys
barbie has evolved…and its enough to make me wish i were a creationist. i am literally afraid of whats coming next!
in the beginning…barbie was quite obviously a consumer product. a way for sedentary little girly-girls to spend their time, and their parents’ money. see above how barbie TM shamelessly reaches into your pocket with its new “skipper” creation. skipper is slightly *smaller* than barbie! so naturally, she needs a whole new wardrobe! cha-ching!
see below how barbie TM very helpfully tells you exactly how much everything costs and lays out all the available accessories in an attractive and functional pinwheel shape:
Gillian Anderson Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live October 10, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, international, pop culture.
Tags: interview, pregnancy, scully, television, the xfiles
this is a two-part interview from 2008 with actor gillian anderson, x-files’ agent scully…as if you didnt know. i have to say, this woman is either a fantastic flirt, or just a terrific actor (or both?)
notice the way she effortlessly interacts with one of tv’s biggest goof-offs, and seems completely approachable…all the while being hugely, gorgeously pregnant. i love, love love her laugh. until i heard it here, i dont think i had ever heard her laugh before. i guess agent scully wasnt exactly a cut-up…but agent mulder wasnt a laugh-a-minute either was he?
any comments about the x-files, scully, and any feminist themes of her character or the show are welcome. or…anything else you want to say! i could google the “feminist themes of the x-files” and list some other bloggers opinions here, but i would rather know what you think. personally, i always noticed how the story-lines revolved around mulder’s life and his work…once and awhile they did a story around scully’s personal life, and it was striking. thats how i knew they didnt really do them a whole lot (sometimes you just dont notice these things until they are made painfully obvious?) remember the one where she gets a tattoo? (she ends up regretting it, and almost dying). or the one where she runs into an ex-lover in the hospital…and his daughter is still pissed at scully for the affair?
Buffy the Animated Series…That Never Was September 22, 2009Posted by FCM in entertainment, pop culture.
Tags: eric wight, interview, jane espenson, SMG, television
i love buffy the vampire slayer. i have seasons 1-3 on my i-pod, and am waiting impatiently for the rest of them to be released. they keep me company on my commute, along with my other bffs mulder and scully.
this animated series would have been a great addition to my collection…it wouldve been nice to have SMG add her voice to the mix, but whatever. its good to hear their voices again, isnt it? heres an interview with jane espenson and eric wight, members of the creative team that was working on the animated show. its a good read.
any comments about the feminist messages in buffy are welcome. i could google it and list some of them here, but i would rather see what you all think. personally, i always had a problem with SMG’s obvious dieting: no matter how physically strong buffy was supposed to be, i couldnt help but notice that when she turned sideways, she practically disappeared. willow was pretty, well, “willowy” there for awhile too. even spike seemed to be unnaturally thin (he was also dead, which is a decent excuse).
so have at it. watch the video. bask in the young energy, big brains and humor that was “buffy the vampire slayer”. ah, buffy. its nostalg-eriffic!