Much like the ‘Friday Five’, the ‘Thursday Four’ is an exploration of great things. …except there are four things instead of five. …and it’s Thursday and not Friday. …and it doesn’t really have the same ring as ‘Friday Five’. OH WELL! This week Michelle M. and I got together (figuratively, not literally) to present these four great things to you. Read ’em and weep, suckers!
1. Grooming myself! (and having other people groom me.) This week I trimmed my beard really short, AND got a haircut! I look marvelous! I’d post a photo, but I’ve gotten so fat that I hardly look like myself anymore. (Hurray for BC&RL3!) Either that or I’m just super lazy tonight. ANYWAY — I love having a closely shorn head and face. Is that weird? -Adam
2. Chris Christie vetoed gay marriage! After I’ve finally gotten over the fact that he fired every teacher in NJ, I needed a new reason to hate that fat Republican fuck. And he did not disappoint — last week he vetoed gay marriage! Yay Chris Christie! Now I have a reason hate you forever. If I ever see you in person, I promise to spit on you. People just don’t spit on each other enough these days. Unless they need emergency lubrication — but that’s a whole ‘nother story. -Adam
3. Downton Abbey* – what a great show. Season two has just ended, but there will be a season three, and Shirley MacLaine will play Lady Cora’s mother. Yay! Here is a clip from Saturday Night Live if you haven’t been watching and would like a rundown on the show. – Michelle M.
4. And look! There are Downton Abbey paper dolls, in case you’re going through DA withdrawal like me. I love the faces for the Chicken Lady, er, Dowager Countess, O’Brien’s evil soap and Mr. Pamuk. – Michelle M.
Runners up: The Good Wife*, reusable shopping bags, complaining, spending other people’s money, liquid wart remover,lazy posts, pregnant ladies, selling crap on eBay, adorably tiny bottles of diet soda, eating like a pig before BC&RL3, and hardcore gay pornography.
That’s our Thursday Four … what’s yours?
*Why isn’t this show on Our T.V. Night??
Last week Adam got the greatest makeover ever. With his upgrade the world is Adam’s oyster. Let’s explore some of the many ways that Adam can capitalize on those comely, carmine curls…
So Adam’s fro – is it fascinating, fancy, flattering, fresh, foxy, flamboyant, fine and fashionable? Or is it a frightening, fetid, fussy, foolish, flawed, fearful, freaky faux pas? Are you a fan or a foe? Let me know in the comments. Be frank!
Welcome to the Friday Five, where I examine my five favorites of the week!
It’s been a long time since I’ve presented you with my five favorites of the week. When Mikey grabbed the Friday Five reigns a while back, I just sorta abandoned the idea and let him roll with it. But I know that you’ve all been waiting for this day. You’ve woken up early each Friday, wondering whether or not you’d ever see one of Adam’s Friday Fives again. Each week, utter
disappointment happiness? when you find another of Mikey’s Friday Fives greeting your sight holes with a mix of humor and web videos. Well, ladies and germs … THE WAIT IS OVER. I’M TAKING THIS MOTHERFU¢K’N B!TCH BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS. HERE IS ADAM’S FRIDAY FIVE!!!!!*
First up this week is Conan O’Brien. I’ve been a fan of Conan since his
days nights on Late Night, I followed him to The Tonight Show, and now I watch him every night on his self-titled TBS show. Together with his sidekick, Andy Richter, Conan never fails to crack me up and put me to bed in a good mood. This week featured Beardpocalypse, where after weeks of threats, Will Ferrel shaved off Conan’s awesome ginger beard. It left him looking oddly thin and about 30 years younger, but just as funny.
Another beardless favorite this week is Barack Obama. And no, it’s not because of him. It’s because of what he said about this guy. If you haven’t seen the portion of President Obama’s 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech, then you have to check it out. I laughed a lot … but I don’t think that Donald Trump shared in my amusement. Enjoy!
My cat, Spring has always been a little “special” … but this week she’s been acting downright INSANE. I’m not sure if it’s the open windows in my house or the fact that I’ve turned off the heat, but she’s been acting wayyyy weirder than normal. She goes from super-affectionate (not normally her style), to ballistic attack (more her style), to running around the house like a maniac, viciously chasing her tail, and then standing in the kitchen and meowing at the ceiling. I’m thoroughly enjoying the entertainment … but jeez girl, chill the frick out!
My favorite new show right now is Happy Endings, and you should be watching it! It’s a sitcom on ABC (sorry Polt, I’m not referring to a porno or that thing you pay an extra few bucks for at the end of a massage), and stars Elisha Cuthbert (24), Damon Wayans Jr. (his dad is Damon Wayans), Zachary Knighton (FlashFoward), Eliza Coupe (Scrubs), Casey Wilson (Saturday Night Live), and Adam Pally (his IMBD resumé is kinda unimpressive). Happy Endings is kinda like Seinfeld, meets Friends, meets 2011, meets awesome writing and hilarious comedy. Plus Adam Pally’s character, Max, is so non-stereotypically gay that it adds a level of refreshing realism that a lot of shows with gay characters are missing. So next time you’re watching Modern Family and Cougar Town, leave the television on for a bit longer and check out Happy Endings! I promise it’s great!
And in the final spotlight of this week’s Friday Five are … mangoes. Why? Because they were on sale this week at my local grocery store, and they’re FREAK’N DELICIOUS. I’ve watched all sorts of YouTube videos that teach me how to cut mangoes — but every time I eat one, I just give up. I tear into it, peeling of skin, and biting at it like a ferocious animal. When I’m finished, there’s a pile of skin and giant pit sitting in a puddle of mango juice. My hands are wet and sticky, my mouth is dripping with sweet juice (calm down Polt), and I have all sorts of mango fibers stuck in my teeth. MMMMM MANGOES!
This Week’s Runners Up: Long walks in the park, turning off my heat and dramatically reducing my electric bill, the fantastic return of Doctor Who, Indian guys and their tiny penises, The fact that Craig’s comment links have disappeared, some cool new character-centered X-Men trailers, Kate Middleton’s naked brother, this website, raising the roof, and hardcore gay pornography.
So that’s my Friday Five for this week: Conan O’Brien, Barack Obama, My Insane Cat, Happy Endings, and Mangoes. What’s your Friday Five?
*Note: Mikey is welcome to take back the Friday Five next week. That whole opening paragraph was basically bullshit. Actually, this whole post was basically bullshit. We know that the only C&R posts you truly enjoy are Have You Ever?! quizzes and C&R Fight Club matches. The rest is just in-between filler.
There are so many thoughts buzzing around my head. It’s almost uncontrollable. I have so many things to tell you! Oh wait, that must be because it’s just another Manic Monday!
I have awful news! Mr. Sombrero has the flu. And while this means that we’ll probably top BC&RL2 again this week, it also means that I didn’t see him all weekend! I’m heartless and I should be taking care of him, you say? Nah — I don’t want to get sick too! Get well soon, Mr. Sombrero!!
So while I home this weekend, I worked on all sorts of freelance projects. And while I’m working on freelance projects, I’m almost always watching TV shows or movies. This weekend I watched the first eight episodes of Wonderfalls. Honestly, I was just sick of Craig and Enrico telling me how wonderful it is, so I decided to give it a try. And it is pretty great! Thanks for the suggestion!
Something else I watched this weekend? Saturday Night Live. And while I usually just nap as I watch the snorefest that is SNL, I actually laughed a few times this week. And I laughed especially hard at this week’s Digital Short, which starred Andy Samberg, Pee-wee Herman and Anderson Cooper. Check it out here.
Something else that made me laugh more than expected: The Green Hornet. I saw it on Saturday, and it wasn’t half as bad as I was expecting. The action was fun, the script was funny, and the characters were pretty well written. Obviously it’s not going to win any Academy Awards, but it was entertaining.
I’m also enjoying Shameless on Showtime. It’s based on the UK series with the same name, and stars William H. Macy. The second episode aired last night and it was great. If you’re not watching it, you should be.
Something else you should be is excited, because I’m writing a new Have You Ever?! quiz to post later this week. I have a feeling that a few of our readers will be scoring very high on this one.
(Dunno how to segue into this one) My skin seems to be falling off. My limbs are all flaky and disgusting. I guess because it’s winter and the air is dry, or something? I’ve started slathering lotion all over my arms and legs when I get out of the shower and before bed. I thought only ladies did things like this??? Ugh.
After the lotion and before going to sleep, I usually play games on my phone. Books be damned! Angry Birds is my new obsession. And last night I downloaded a free demo of Spaghetti and Marshmallows. So fun! I didn’t go to bed until 2.
So that’s my Manic Monday … what’s yours? What’s on your mind today?
There are just so many random thoughts running through my mind! It must be just another Manic Monday!
Saturday Night Live premiered over the weekend with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry. With the addition of four new cast members and special walk-on guests Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Justin Timberlake and probably a few others that I’m forgetting, they still couldn’t manage any real LOLs. Katy didn’t sound all that great in her performance of California Gurls, but Teenage Dream sounded alright. At least she wasn’t lip-syncing. The only time I chuckled was when NY Governor Patterson showed up to spar with Fred Armisen’s Governor Patterson character. But overall, the opening of season 36 was a big, lame “Meh.” Just like all of season 35. And 34. And…
Those of you that know me know that I hate weather. I hate experiencing it, I hate talking about it, I just hate weather. But what do I hate most of all? When the stupid air pressure changes quickly and makes my head feel like it’s going to explode. On top of that, the leaves start falling and rotting … emitting mold spores that make my nose run like a faucet. I may be vegan, a recycling fanatic, obsessed with conserving water and electricity … but fuck that. Pump up the damn A/C so I can breathe! And turn it on high!
Glee premiered last week, and it was … spectacular! The two new kids fit in well, and how great is the name: Sunshine Corazon? I only wish that Sue had interrupted Billionaire instead of Asian Gaga and Rachel’s Telephone. And how great is Dot Jones’ Coach Shannon Beiste? I laughed, I cried, and for a second … I thought it was Ken Tanaka in makeup!
American Idol officially announced what everyone has been groaning about for months. Next season’s judges will be Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson. After all the promotion I did for Idol here at C&R, I was disappointed that they didn’t accept my suggestions of Perez Hilton, Howard Stern, Paula Abdul and Joshrico. Ridiculous, I tell you. Simply ridiculous. Is anyone even going to watch the show anymore?
I know that you don’t care, but I ate dinner at an awesome restaurant in New Hope, PA on Saturday! Sprig & Vine: Pure Vegetarian is simply awesome. I only dream of them Googling themselves, finding this mention on C&R and offering me a free dinner. Please?
Undercovers was fun, right? The new show from producer J.J. Abrams felt kind of Alias without the sci-fi aspect. Clearly there’s more going on than meets the eye … as we can tell from Major Dad‘s secret phone calls and aside comments. It should be fun … hopefully they don’t cancel it.
I also thought The Event was pretty good too, but it feels like it could quickly turn into Heroes. To much concept, not enough… good writers?
An finally, the results are in on our latest game of Have You Ever… and some of you are public restroom pervs! (Click to enlarge!)
So basically, all I can think about is television, perverse restroom behavior, and awesome food … until my head explodes. It hasn’t happened yet, but it might. What’s on your mind today? Tell me about your Manic Monday in the comments!