Monday, July 30, 2007

I Told You So: My Review Stands

So it's a little outside of our usual format (I make the rules, I can change them) but I couldn't resist posting the latest music video from the Mimi and Flo Show, which I reviewed back in May. It's a play on R. Kelly and Usher's "Same Girl"--hilarious!

P.S. Blogger won't let me use an ampersand! My life is over!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Reviewed: So You Think You Can Dance

Embarrassingly enough, I’m completely addicted to Fox’s American Idol-like dance show. And it’s a major addiction, meaning there are episodes saved on my TiVo just so that I can watch them again (along with season finales of The Office and Lost, episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, my favorite Mark Ruffalo movie, and the last half of Gremlins.)

This week’s episode was a nail-biter; it was down to the top ten and there wasn’t anyone that I was rooting for to get kicked off (Kameron and Jaime, not you! Not you!) and judge Mary Murphee always does this thing where she starts her critique like she hated it and then does a surprise 180 and loves it. Example: I don’t know how you guys can stand on this stage, because…(pause)…YOU WERE TOTALLY HOT TONIGHT!

But then the second most embarrassing thing happened to me. I realized that I actually liked a John Meyer song. I know, I know, I couldn’t believe it either. But the contestants all had to do this anti-war solo dance and interpret it in their own way, and it was choreographed to Meyer’s “Waiting for the World to Change.” I mean, come one, give me a break. It was anti-war and kind of emotional and the choreography was awesome and Neil did this amazing jump, and Jaime’s extensions, and then Kameron with the air punch…

What is wrong with me.

90 Stars. And right on to judge Nigel Lithgoe for being pissed about having to apologize for airing something anti-war. Come on, get off it people, when are you going to wake up and realize that supporting the war makes you a huge idiot? And I’ll fight anyone who criticizes SUTYCD. Watch me.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Reviewed: Mini M&Ms

Yeah, I know. They come in an annoying plastic tube instead of a crinkly brown package, so if you put them in your purse you sound like an old lady with a pharmacy in her bag, or one of those annoying girls that carries pills around all the time. But I actually think that this is only a small sacrifice. And I love candy. And if you pour them into a bowl of ice cream the little chocolate pieces freeze and you can smush the ice cream and mix it up and stir everything all around and make yourself a mini-McFlurry, or a mini-Blizzard, or a mini-Blast, or a mini-Fix ‘n’ Mix Frosty-—wherever your tastes lie.

65 Stars.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Fun Boss Movie Day: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Since I’m currently my own boss with a case of the Mondays, I decided to institute random Fun Boss Movie Day. So instead of cracking the whip over my own head all the time, I’m going to give myself a fancy new nickname and take an afternoon off to watch Val Kilmer’s best performance since Tombstone. That and Robert Downey, Jr. plays a pretty good functional idiot. Also, I need something to distract me from all the stress that Harry Potter is causing. With the release date approaching, Barnes & Noble and Amazon are in hyper-overdrive about pre-selling. This morning I almost had a heart attack because it was almost noon and I couldn’t decide if I should order online and make the deadline to have it shipped overnight, because what if the Barnes & Noble near me (and near 100,000 kids too young to read but with Park Slope parents) sold every copy before I was able to get one. The weirdest thing is that I’m not even sure I really care that much about getting it. I might just buy some cookies instead. Or, wait, have you seen those new Russell Stover Urban Chocolates that come in funky colors and flavors, like Sea Salt Caramel?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reviewed: Seeing LL Cool J at LaGuardia Airport

For a girl that started a celebrity-sighting list with Crystal Bernard (Helen from Wings!) and Perry King, who my mom said was a super dreamboat in her day, one time in Des Moines, Iowa, it was a big moment. Does it quite compare to the time I saw Elvis Costello and Diana Krall with their cute little babies just below Union Square on 6th Ave. and I turned around and creepily walked behind them for like 2 minutes before I realized how gigantic of a weirdo I was being? Ummmm….yes, it definitely does.

99 Stars. LL was headed to New Orleans, and whoa, he’s really attractive in person.