New Year, New Nicked Videos and Citrus-Themed Clip-Art January 1, 2011Posted by FCM in entertainment, feminisms, health, international, liberal dickwads, pop culture, thats random, video intermission.
Tags: antiques roadshow, monty python, rue mcclanahan
this is the final scene from monty pythons “the life of brian.” interestingly, it reminded me of…fun-feminism! yes, it did. i wasnt even looking for this video, i thought perhaps the parrot sketch or the ministry of silly walks would properly ring-in the new year. i dont know, i was just looking. but the crucifixes with the sun gleaming behind them seemed appropriate to the season…and the absurd, baseless optimism and complete refusal to recognize certain brutal realities spoke to me more. call me crazy!
and this one…well this isnt exactly new, since i have posted it here before…but again, it kind of fits. its the best use of a treadmill i have ever seen. and with millions of people set to engage in their annual rituals of self-loathing (aka. “new years resolutions”) starting TODAY (ok, maybe tomorrow) and billions of mostly-womens consumer dollars about to be thrown into the weight-loss and fashion industries’ coffers as you lose, lose, lose…then gain it all back…i invite everyone to take a deep breath, and consider “resolving” to JUST. NOT. just consider it! thats all i ask.
next, in 2010 we saw…the first million-dollar appraisal on the US-version of antiques roadshow! it featured a collection of jade that this womans father brought back from a military appointment in china. i dont know why, but i am absolutely fascinated by this show. people bringing in all their shit, not having any idea of its value, and then having someone else, some hyper-credentialed “expert” assigning peoples treasures their objective worth, and filming the owners responses. now thats good television.
and this is a tribute to (golden girls, maude, mamas family) actor rue mcclanahan, who died in june. there are several tributes out there and this one, although it isnt the “best” with regards to either video or audio, actually made me cry. the vidder made a personal tribute to her at the end, but i had to strain to hear it, and i could still barely hear what she was saying. and it actually moved me to tears, anyway. it surprised me, and warmed my tiny shriveled heart. and below that is the final scene from the “golden girls” series finale, and then part 1 of the pilot to “the golden palace,” which was a spin-off that i completely forgot ever existed. the rest of the pilot is available on youtube, for anyone who wants more.
enjoy, and happy new year!