Monday, March 31, 2008

New Show Schedule

I don't watch more than half of these shows - I'm obsessed with the absolutely horrible show "Shameless" on Sundance - it's a BBC show and I keep it password protected from my kids for the themes and language - but there are a few here I can't wait to see. The Office tops my list, but I do love me some Earl, 30 Rock, SVU, Lost, & Gray's Anatomy (if they'd put their clothes back on & go to work & sleep with their own spouses). Anyway, for your reference...

April 2: “Criminal Minds”; “CSI: New York”
April 3: “My Name Is Earl”; “CSI”; “Without a Trace”
April 4: “Ghost Whisperer”; “Numbers”
April 7: “Samantha Who?”
April 8: “NCIS”; “Boston Legal”
April 10: “30 Rock”; “The Office”; “Scrubs”; “ER”
April 11: “Moonlight”
April 13: “Desperate Housewives”
April 14: “Bones”; “Rules of Engagement”; “One Tree Hill”
April 15: “Law & Order: SVU”
April 17: “Smallville”
April 20: “Brothers & Sisters”
April 21: “Gossip Girl”
April 22: “Reaper”
April 23: “The Game”
April 24: “Ugly Betty”; “Grey’s Anatomy”; “Supernatural”; “Lost”
April 28: “House”
April 29: “Shark”

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Jesus, the talking doll version

Okay, I love Jesus so don't get your knickers in a twist, but I think this is a little strange. I don't want Jesus in my daughters' toy box with a bunch of nekkid barbies. Is it wrong that I do want to see the Leper or the Whore of Babylon dolls? Or would those be action figures?

One2Believe will begin selling talking Jesus, left, and Moses dolls in May.

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A talking Jesus doll is due to go on sale in May, along with versions of Moses, the Virgin Mary and David, as a teddy bear maker tries to find a market with churches and religious families.

The foot-tall Jesus doll will be able to recite five Biblical verses at the push of button on its back, while the Moses doll will recite the Ten Commandments. The Mary doll will recite a long Bible verse.

Joshua Livingston, one of the original founders of Valencia, Calif.-based Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. has returned to the company to head its new Biblical doll unit, One2Believe. In the past, Beverly Hills Teddy Bear mostly manufactured bears and other plush toys on a contract basis for other retailers.

This will be the company's first attempt to sell direct to consumers via the Internet, Livingston said.

He said that the idea for the religious dolls has been a long-time desire of David Socha, who is the other founder of the teddy bear company. The company has hired a marketing firm with expertise reaching out to churches and church schools to generate sales, Livingston said.

"In the beginning we don't feel it'd be right to put it in Toys R Us and be next to a Barbie or a Bratz," he said.

The company expects to sell about 50,000 of the Biblical dolls by the end of the year, with the Jesus doll -- not surprisingly -- expected to be the top seller. It hopes to also bring out an Esther doll by the end of the year and hopes to have other Biblical character dolls introduced in future years.

The line of Biblical dolls is known as Messengers of Faith.

The dolls will cost $24.99, although Livingston said there will be discounts for churches as well as free shipping for those who buy three or more of the dolls. They will have hand-sewn period clothing, with Jesus wearing sandals and veils for the Virgin Mary. They will also have movable limbs and hands that can grip objects.

While Socha is Catholic and has been active in giving time and money to church groups for years, Livingston is Jewish. He said it doesn't seem strange to him selling the Jesus doll, though.

"I have a very open mind and believe people can have their own beliefs and religion," he said.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

so cool

I know I'm old and not cool anymore - but this is brilliant. Really creative.
There's a naughty word. Don't yell at me - you've been warned.

Barats and Bareta

I love these. Barats and Bareta are deranged, and quite funny. The Mother's Day video is my favorite.

Completely Uncalled For



Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Am Canadian

Why are beer commercials so good?
As a proud Canadian, I felt it was my duty to share these with you, my American friends. Sad about Glen, eh?

Lessons We Learned from the Drunk Girls of MySpace

Girls, I don't know who you are, and based on these photos, you may not be too clear on that either, but you need better hobbies. And better taste in friends. Who do you think posted these in the first place? The internet is unforgiving my friends.

Assylum's list is longer - these are my favorites:
1. The Quick Clean

From the evil geniuses at Asylum For All Mankind ( I bring you Lessons We Learned from the Drunk Girls of MySpace
If there's no soap in the frat house bathroom, you can easily improvise

If you're okay with this being the way you get home, you're in trouble.

Okay, you know what, you're just disgusting.

You partied with friends, right?

Your parents must be very proud.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Biff - Remember him?

Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies - I saw it in the theatre when it came out - so cool. Still one of those movies I'll stop and watch even if I come across it when the movie has been on for an hour. Remember Biff? Apparently he's not dead, just his career. Thought this song was kinda funny - I appreciate the sarcasm. No surprise there. The video is kinda sketchy for the first few seconds, then it clears. Nothing or illegal or supicious here officer.

Monday, March 10, 2008

tick tock

K - so I'm still waiting. Last week I was stuck with more needles than Hilary's Obama voodoo doll, and yet, here I sit. I have a great doctor, who is usually pretty quick to respond with any updates for me, but I'm still waiting. I choose to believe this is good news. If we needed to move quickly on anything, he'd have called, right? Wait, why does this sound like a bad first date where I put out & haven't heard from the guy since? Let me be very clear, sex has nothing to do with this. My doctor is roughly 100 years old and looks lie a Korean hobbit. I'm good thanks. I have never been that drugged, and his defense, I'm pretty sure neither has he. So, tick tock.
I'm ready to be done - the treatment makes me tired and foggy - the best way to descibe it is feeling like i've had two glasses of wine on an empty stomach. Awesome if you're sitting at home watching a movie, but not so cool if you're at work or parenting. Tattoo, piercing? Okay honey. Mommy's tired.
Anyhoo, I'll post more faithfully soon...I know you're lives are incomplete without my sarcasm.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Brick Testament

Someone has a LOT of time on their hands. And probably still lives in Moms' basement. I still think it's cool. Good imagination. "You be Murdock." Good stuff.