Monday, November 29, 2010

Caption this!

So this screencap of Will watching the Warblers' performance at Regionals (or is it Sectionals? I DON'T REMEMBER, so sue me. Don't Sue me though. EDIT: Just checked. It's Sectionals. I'll hand over my Gleek badge now.) is incredibly amusing to me for whatever reason. And it's just dying for a caption. Have a look and give it a go:

Why does Will look so transfixed/disturbed/possessed? Any ideas? Tell me!
(screencap from this SPOILERY video of tomorrow's episode)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Pillow Returns

There is something wrong with my brain. It is too detail-oriented. Every time I rewatch a TV show, I notice little funny props, probably meant to be seen by no one, like this and this and this.
And now Glee has been subjected to my intense gaze.
Remember in the pilot when Sandy Ryerson, former Glee coach, is in Sheets n Things? Here he is to refresh your memory:

"Oh god, don't you love a good monkey?"

In episode four, Preggers, Sue visits Sandy at home, and guess what we see?

Over to the right... let's zoom in:

Sandy totally went back to get that pillow after Will left. Hilarious!

Notice any background gags lately?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Deathly Hallows WOW

So I, like the rest of the world, went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. And I just have to do a huge thought dump on you, because I just need to write them down. Enjoy:

- I wish the Dursley's got a better goodbye. Frankly, they could've taken away that pointless scene of Ron standing outside the burrow and added some kind of book-like goodbye.
- Bellatrix is kind of freaking awesome. She's just totally insane and it rocks.
- The 7 Potters scene was awesome, though the introductions were kind of awkward. "Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a Weasley, but you should be able to tell that because I have red hair. See these scars on my face? Greyback did that. Who's Greyback? Ah, never mind."
- And WTF Moody? Cutting Tonks off mid-announcement? I don't know how they're going to finagle this because **SPOILER FOR PART 2** they've cast a 19-years-later Teddy, so we know he has to exist. But basically the scene where the next movie should open is the scene when Lupin announces his birth. I can see it now...
(Knock on door)
BILL: Oh gosh, who could it be?
(Opens door, LUPIN comes in)
LUPIN: Tonks had the baby!!
HARRY: Tonks was pregnant?
LUPIN: Oh yea, did I forget to tell you guys? We were going to tell you at Privet drive, but Moody interrupted us.
HERMIONE: What about at the Burrow?
LUPIN: Well, Moody was dead, so that didn't quite seem the right time. Then the wedding, and we didn't want to steal Bill and Fleur's thunder.
BILL: Oh, I guess that makes sense.
LUPIN: Yep. Well, it's a boy. We've named him Ted, after Dora's father.
HARRY: Never met him.
LUPIN: You didn't? You were supposed to go there after Privet drive but... change of plans, I guess. He was killed.
FLEUR: Oh. sorry.
LUPIN: It's okay. Hey Harry, wanna be godfather?
HARRY: Uh, sure, I guess. Just don't die, okay? (laughs)
LUPIN: Haha, I'll try not to!
AND SCENE *bows*
- The wedding scene was so short! I could've used waaay more of it.
- And is it just me or does Lupin have a habit of grabbing Harry or yelling at him to stop? Think about it... Order of the Phoenix, after Sirius dies (no yelling this time); Half Blood Prince, at the Burrow (Pretty sure he says "Harry, don't!"); and now after 7 Potters with the grindylow question, and also at the wedding. Lupin, no need to worry about the boy that LIVED. Better off worrying about yourself, because, well...
- True story: I teared up at Hedwig and Dobby's deaths, while when reading them I didn't. Especially Hedwig's-- I knew what was coming but OMG NO it was so sad.
- I'm interested to see some deleted scenes from this movie. I saw a behind the scenes clip of when they are in the Burrow surrounding George and Harry talks about trusting everyone in the room or something, but it wasn't in the movie.
- Every time Harry let the snitch out and then grabbed it to put away (happened maybe 3 or 4 times), some dude yelled out "GRYFFINDOR WINS!" The only significant heckle in the movie, which surprised me, seeing as I saw it at midnight with a bunch of drunk college students.
- The audience cheered when Dobby came on screen. I didn't know he was popular-- probably just in preparation for what's to come.
- The ministry scene was my favorite, by far. Ron getting into his role as Cattermole ("this'll be something to tell the kids!") and Harry's counterpart just being so... awkward, in a hilarious way.
- Oh, Harry. Hermione mentions that they should've polyjuiced themselves for Godric's Hollow and Harry's all "No. This is where I was born." Oh Harry, you're so logical. I forgot that when you visit your birthplace, you're automatically protected from harm and recognition. HARRY U SO STUPID.
- I hate the Bathilda scene in the books, and same with the movie. Not because it was poorly done, but because it's so friggin CREEPY and scary! There were a lot of nervous/anticipatory groans as Bathilda came on screen. I just kept watching through my fingers, waiting for her to turn into Nagini, and thankfully when she did, it wasn't as gruesome as the books. But WHY oh WHY did Hermione and Harry wait for a good 3 seconds in complete silence and stillness before Nagini attacked them a second time (and gave me a heart attack). It was like "I dunno, let's wait to apparate till we see the snake again. I wanna say goodbye." WTF?
- The audience (including me) laughed when Ron was explaining how the deluminator brought him back... this scene isn't supposed to be funny!
- Emma Waston rocked the torture scene.
- Why the heck were Hermione and Ron just standing there watching while Dobby died in Harry's arms? Harry was totally like "WTF you guys, get some dittany or something, we're WIZARDS for christ's sake!"
- Speaking of Dobby, I couldn't hear what he said as he was dying (probably too many people wailing preemptively), but I don't think I liked it. Wish they would've stuck with him just saying "Harry... Potter..." and dying.
- Again speaking of Dobby, where was his gravestone?? I really think they should have shown "Here lies Dobby, a free elf." It was so poignant in the books.
- I totally wanted someone to shout "KISS!" as Voldy faced Dumbledore. That's the one time in the movie I wish there was an annoying heckler!
- It was only after seeing the movie that I realized that 90% of the dialogue in the movie does not come from the books. And you know what? I don't really mind. I mean, it's weird to think about, but the point is if I didn't even notice that when I was watching the movie, then that's a good sign.

Overall, awesome movie, loved it (couldn't you tell?) and I can't wait for July!
What did you guys think of the movie? Likes? Dislikes? WTFs? Tell me!

(image from here)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Update secret-- revealed!

You know how you see everyone on Weekend Update only from the waist-up? Well, Jason Sudeikis (as George W Bush) is business on the top, casual on the bottom:

Unless George W really has embraced casual friday (or saturday, in this case) and decided the new look was coat and tie and exercise shorts... It makes a lot of sense here though-- especially if he has a quick change after his appearance-- but it's funny nonetheless and confirms those "Do news reporters really wear pants?" suspicions. Has anyone else noticed this on SNL before?

I wonder if Seth Meyers and all Weekend Update guests do this-- heck, I wonder if Brian Williams and Ann Curry do it!

(image via

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Why I wish this were a picture from my life

(This is the Tory Burch family chariot electric tricycle, from the Neiman Marcus gift guide thingy. Never has a tricycle been so lust-worthy)

1. I would have friggin adorable doggies-- dressed up with what looks like friggin adorable colorful collars
2. I don't know where I'm going with flowers, a baguette, and a bottle of something fancy looking, but clearly I'm going there in STYLE.
3. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the amazing gorgeosity of this bike? The royal/baby blue color combo is to die for (notice how the pedals and handles are baby blue as well-- details!!), as is the tie-dye-meets-ikat pattern. LOVE.
4. I'm clearly somewhere beautiful and sunny, with lush greenery, flowers, cobblestones, and a very pretty old-fashioned street lamp. I'm imagining Central Park, what about you?
5. I'm able to spend $4,500 on a totally not practical bicycle, so I'm obviously rich with very good taste. So my life rocks.
Conclusion: I want those dogs. I want that bike. I want to be in a park that looks like that. I want to lounge on the seat with my doggies while my boyfriend-- Zac Efron? Darren Criss? Penn Badgley?-- drives me around.

(image here)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dear self,
Oh, sweetie. When will you ever learn? We've been through this already. Twice.
You're a smart girl, but you have to stop deluding yourself into thinking you can wear three-inch heels outside, having only worn them around the store and your room before.
I know, the boots are gorgeous and you want to show them off. But when you waddle around like a constipated penguin because you're so wobbly than you have to take super tiny steps, people will be looking at you, not the shoes. And you will not look good.
I know you need to wear them out to wear them in-- I get it. But take it slow, hun. Don't prance out in public with your three-inch heels just yet. You look like a drunk Bambi on stilts. It's not a pretty sight.
But you will get there, I promise. One day, you will strut around NYC in your 4-inch stilettos-- I promise.
But right now? Stick to flats.