Monday, April 09, 2007

Oops - time seems to be getting away from me. I'll try to be more assiduous with posting, though that might mean a LOT of kooky ephemera comin' at ya.

First of all, some Mighty Momogus Movie Reviews:

"Cars" - so boring that Gus and I (who will both sit glaze-eyed in front of the television for almost any goofy movie) left the room and did other stuff. I feel that cars do not make for compelling characters.

"Bride and Prejudice" - frothy fun from the director of "Bend It Like Beckham". The Jane Austen novel set in modern-day India. Great idea, and I love anything to do with India. My only qualm was that the Elizabeth Bennett character and the Mr. Bingley character, who were the more unaffected, less physically attractive characters in the novel were played in this movie by possibly the two most beautiful people on earth. These two:

As the Mr. Darcy character was some generically handsome boring American guy, I was very distracted by my fierce desire to have Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth Bennett end up together. It was fun anyway.

"Best of Primetime Glick" - I don't know how long Jiminy Glick was on tv, but this show is so bizarre that it is much-loved around here. When Martin Short as Jiminy Glick tries to scooch his feet under him while interviewing a guest and then falls off the chair, it makes me cry. Also when his guests say snide things to him and he says "Aren't you kind!!!" Also, Michael McKean as jazz-harp-playing sidekick Adrien Von Voorhees makes me so giddy with happiness whenever he appears that I can't stand it. Go Netflix it.

Additional Cultural Note: Gus and I have been listening to "Pippi Longstocking" on books-on-tape in the car. Let me just say that I sorely misjudged Pippi. I thought she was a horrifyingly scary Swedish chick in spooky braids. Turns out "Pippi Longstocking" is a hoot! There have been times that I've almost had to pull over because I was laughing so hard. Who knew?

What's up with the Phillies, by the way? They're 1-and-6. OOF. The bullpen gave up 8 runs today. I can't even write anymore about them, I'm so sad. Hey, they'll turn it around, I'm sure. Right? Right????

Tomorrow (and I promise it will be tomorrow): My latest obsession and also my new dreamy knitting project.


Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Divine One,
So what is up w/those Phillies? A work colleague said that the fans are even booing Ryan Howard!
Good movie reviews - love Martin Short - all his characters are very funny.
And aren't you kind to post about Jiminy?
Look forward to hearing about your dreamy obsessions.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't it take a really good team to be 1-6? or some such crap like that.

"The Namesake" is quite good. worth hiring a babysitter. I think they mentioned India once or twice in the movie.

my new bestest fav song: "The Hop" by Radio Citizen. it sizzles.... 30 secs free on iTunes. $0.99 to buy.

I can see you ephemera and raise you one: Squeeze is touring again!

7:57 PM  
Blogger diana said...

martha - aren't you kind?!? WA HA HA HA

epp - at least your gigantes won another game. I'm not sure the phillies have it in them at this point. I put "the namesake" on my netflix queue - I ADORE Mira Nair. Also, thanks for the music rec - you know i am desperate for new music!!!!! keep 'em coming.

7:56 AM  

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