Tag Archives: Television

I Found Cousin Itt

3 Oct

Or at least it’s offspring. I’m not happy about it, either.

Where, you must be wondering, did I find this Adams family anomaly?

Dorm shower. I understand more and more each day why it has become necessary to shower in shoes. Also, how can that much hair appear overnight? I get that I live in a women’s hall and that us lady-folks are more prone to visible amounts of shedding, but holy hair-piece does a lot accumulate. Usually I nudge it to the side with my shoe, but I have this fear that one day I’ll nudge it and it will scuttle away. Or worse, it will creepy-crawl up my leg and latch onto my face. A perfectly rational fear if you ask me.  It would move like a horrific octopus-puppet, with over done noodle arm movements. I bet the fur ball would probably be hissing and spitting suds the whole time.

Anyway, I’m sure I’m not the first to be distraught by the state of communal showers, but I wanted to let people know if I mysteriously vanish, check the drains.

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

2 Sep

It bothers me in television and movies when restaurant scenes contain food, but no eating. There is a lot of bringing the fork right to the edge of the mouth and then a sudden movement of the utensil back down to the food. The illusion of consumption without any of the pretty faces accidentally choking. I wonder if they’re hungry.

I notice this happens a lot in Mad Men, which I both started and finished watching this summer. It is a great show with solid writing and well-developed characters. I would highly recommend the show to anyone looking for something new to watch. Mad Men captures life in ’60s America almost to a fault. When I first started watching it I was thrown off by the blatant (and socially accepted) racism and sexism. It takes some time to adjust and realize that the culture being portrayed was 50 years ago and that the world has progressed significantly since the days of Secretarial Schools and work-time martinis.

 There is a stupendous amount of smoking and drinking in this show. There is rarely a scene where the main characters aren’t waving around a smoke stick or sloshing a Whiskey Sour. But that is part of Mad Men‘s charm. The cast lives in an era that is heavily romanticized, but while watching the lives of Donald Draper and his comrades unfold we can see that they are subject to the same follies and fears as anyone else who has lived.

Check out the show, it is worth your time.