Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday Madness

Little Ashlee is all grown up. If reports are true, it looks like the younger, more plastically enhanced Simpson is all pregnant and stuff. She's going to have a little fall out boy (or girl). I'm sorry. I just couldn't not make that joke.

In other news, both Joe and I came up with some pretty good videos this week. You can take a look at mine here, and Joe's here. I'd like to thank Craig Gilbert, er, Lou Diamond Phillips for helping me out this week.

I'm looking forward to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." Here's a profile on Jason Segal, the film's star and writer.

When I went to my mailbox Friday, the new Entertainment Weekly featured Tina Fey on the cover. I'm sorry, but I just don't get what all the fuss is about Fey. First of all, folks think she's hot, which amazes me. She's good looking, I guess, but hot? Nope. And then what has she done that's worth all this hype? She wrote "Mean Girls"!. My god, that movie is incredibly mediocre. Oh, and "30 Rock"? Would we even consider this show funny if it weren't for the sad state of sitcoms these days? It's a decent show. That's it, OK. And "SNL," well, she was a writer during one of the series' worst periods. So what gives?

Just got an advanced copy of East Haven's own Mates of State's new record in the mail. I'm really liking it so far. It has a boatload more instrumentation, but still focuses on the what the husband-and-wife duo do best. Look for the band at Toad's Place May 16. I'm also sure you'll be seeing a cover story in Weekend on that day. Yep.

Howard Stern lost a staffer last week. Does anyone really care about this? I sure don't.

I don't know what to say about this except, I guess, ew. I would have hoped that Natalie Portman had better taste in music. I guess not.

And with that, I'll leave you guys with the funniest article I've read in ages. Read on.


Anonymous said...

I would have thought that with your unique sense of humor, you'd really enjoy "30 Rock" - now, I won't say it's entirely attributable to Ms. Fey (Baldwin is a stitch), but in large part it is her brainchild. The show repeatedly bites the hand that feeds it by taking none too subtle jabs at NBC and GE (NBC's parent company). The show mixes good old slapstick with some really clever writing. It is not the funniest show ever (that'd be a tossup between Green Acres and Animorph), but it does make things like "Two and a Half Men" look as bad as they really are. I'd recommend renting the DVDs of "30 Rock" when you get a chance, and settling into its unique groove. Oh beverages help. I think you'll like it even more.

P.S. - Thanks to my faithful friend, I caught an advanced screening of "Baby Momma" - it's a hoot and Fey is (sorry Pat) "smart girl" hot (however, you will laugh your Ferrucci off at "Sarah Marshall" - Jason Seagal is every lonely guy who was ever dumped ... to the Nth degree. It almost makes you want to forgive him for that horrible sitcom he's in. Apatow scores again, this time as producer).

Robin said...

Imagine... having a baby with a guy who wears eyeliner. That is just creepy.

Anonymous said...

There's a hole in the soul of us bloggers.....what's new in your sector of the Elm City, PF?

P.S. -
Really good video on Friday - a somewhat stripped-down, back-to- basics with minimal prop comedy..we like! Just you winging it seems to work far better than anything too thought out. Keep up the goodness! -