Posts Tagged ‘hilarity!’

3rd July
2009
written by Tony
Well, here we go again. It's a Friday evening tradition!
Think about it. Or don't, if that creeps you out.

Think about it. Or don't, if that creeps you out.

26th June
2009
written by Tony
The other night Steph and I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. giggling like children as we came up with various ideas for fictional romance novels. This is one of our favorite games when we go into a bookstore: look at the ridiculous romance novel titles and laugh at how incredibly stupid they are (I'm looking at you Venetian Mobster Takes a Virgin Bride). So as we burned the midnight oil and the ideas kept coming, we decided we could do it better. Who knows, maybe some of these will get picked up? I think they have real potential. So, without further ado, here is cover number one. If we don't get too much hate mail this will be a recurring series until we run out of ideas (read: never).

Yes!

Yes!

17th June
2009
written by Steph
I'm just gonna call it now: best movie of 2009

I'm just gonna call it now: best movie of 2009

How’s this for a short review: if you haven’t seen this movie, go and see it.  Now!  The end. Ok, did you do as I said?  No?  You need a little bit more incentive?  But it’s a PIXAR movie.  Those things are pretty much guaranteed to be cinematic gold (with the exception of Cars… what was up with that one?  I never saw it and quite honestly have no interest to ever do so.  Oh, also, I’ve never seen A Bug’s Life, but I consider that an oversight on my part and I’m going to go put on my Netflix queue right now…).  I didn’t even really know what Up was about for the most part going into it (my synopsis pre-watching Up: it’s about a crotchety old man who makes his house fly using balloons), and yet based on the fact that it was Pixar, I knew we had to go see it.  The 98% fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes didn’t hurt either. [By the way, my post-watching synopsis?  It’s about a crotchety old man who makes his house fly using balloons and is AWESOME.] (more…)
12th June
2009
written by Steph
Growing up, I loved me some Saved By The Bell.  I watched it every Saturday morning, and had a huge crush on Mark Paul Gosselaar, who played the incorrigible Zach Morris.  Who didn't cry when he and Kelly Kapowski broke up while dressed as Romeo and Juliet?  And I hate to think of how many times I've seen their SBTB Hawaiian-Style made-for tv movie (where they work at a resort in Hawaii, and Screech winds up at some ill-fated pig roast), or my personal favorite, SBTB: Wedding in Las Vegas, when Zach & Kelly finally get married.  People, my brother and I even watched the ill-advised SBTB The College Years. I'm just saying, I loved that show.  Embarrassing confession time: recently my family was cleaning out the basement, and my brother claims that they happened upon a letter stashed somewhere safe (but not safe enough) that my best friend and I had written to good old MPG.  Clearly my love was true, only knowing the limits of postage at the time. Anyway, things change and most of the Saved By The Bell alumni are now safe in post-teen idol obscurity.  I had known for a while MPG was starring on some legal drama on TNT or something like that (there have been billboards around Nashville), and has suffered from terrible hair, but I didn't really think anything of it.  Until recently, when I stumbled upon this genius clip from a recent appearance he did on Jimmy Fallon's show to promote his new show.  Only, I think he wound up promoting his old persona way more, which has made me giddy like my 8-year old self once more. I have no idea if a SBTB reunion will ever happen, but honestly, I'm just happy MPG was such a good sport as this has to be one of the best interviews I have seen in a long time.  The only thing that would have made this better was if it were Ellen interviewing him instead of Jimmy.  If you were ever a fan of SBTB, you owe it to yourself to watch this interview!  Chock full of in-jokes and nostalgia, what more could you ask for? Please enable Javascript and Flash to view this Flash video.
26th May
2009
written by Steph
Back during my senior year of undergrad, I got into the Ellen Degeneres show in a big way.  Whenever I could catch the show, I would (generally in my pyjamas, if at all possible!).  I loved Ellen's humor and her playful approach to her show, and really, she just came across as a really cool lady.  Her frequent references to drinking didn't hurt either... 😉 We don't have tv currently so I haven't been able to watch Ellen's show for quite some time now, BUT recently, Ellen gave the Commencement speech at Tulane University, and the results have been posted to YouTube.  Some of you may be feeling a bit low having to return back to work after the long weekend, so do yourself a favor and watch the speech below as she lauds the class of 2009.  It's both funny and touching and down to earth.  In essence, it is Ellen at her best. Also, I hope that when I graduate from Vandy that we get a commencement speaker half as cool.  Tulane gets Ellen; Harvard has had JK Rowling...  I realize Jane Austen is right out of the question, but come on,  Vanderbilt! Don't let me down! YouTube Preview Image
15th March
2009
written by Steph
Hot Pockets!

Hot Pockets!

Anyone out there a Jim Gaffigan fan?  Well, if you are, then you know that the only way you can say the words “hot pockets” is in a high falsetto sing-song voice.  Additionally, you’ll know that the Gaff (as I have decided to fondly refer to him) is no fan of this “white trash” food.  Ah, what the hell, let’s just got to the clip because it’s hella funny, and what better intro to a post could I use than this: YouTube Preview Image OK, so I don’t think I’ve ever had a Hot Pocket in my life – not a real one anyway.  I vaguely remember some kind of breakfast pastry during my teen years that involved egg and ham, and was microwaved in its own little sleeve, but it was definitely not an Official Hot Pocket.  Maybe Tony has had one, but if so, he isn’t sharing.  That being said, one night when I was lying in bed trying to think up a way to use up three left-over spring roll wrappers (which had been chiefly purchased for a somewhat successful samosa-making venture of mine (successful in taste, not so successful in the folding execution)), I was struck with the wonderful insight that I should clearly create crispy golden parcels oozing with cheese and thinly sliced turkey.  Would it be successful?  There was only one way to find out!  [Spoiler alert: it was hugely successful… otherwise, I wouldn’t be posting about it here.] Below is a guide to the honey-smoked turkey and smoked gouda pockets I made one night for dinner one night after coming in from the gym.  There’s a lot of flexibility with these suckers, so you can easily use your favorite kind of meat and cheese and make it all your own! Ingredients
  • spring roll wrappers (found in your local supermarket’s refrigerated section, normally over by the produce)
  • cheese of your choice, thinly sliced (choose something that will melt well – we went with smoked gouda because we LOVE it and it melts really easily, but you could easily do havarti, cheddar, provolone, munster, or something fancy like brie if you wanted)
  • turkey meat (from the deli, thinly sliced… or use ham, or chicken, or whatever kind of meat you want!)
  • country-style Dijon mustard (get the kind that has visible grains in it!  Or don’t!  We prefer the grainy kind, prepared with white wine, as it has a milder, slightly sweet flavor, but pick whatever floats your boat!)
  • grape-seed oil (or other oil with high smoke point)
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of flour
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