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Happy Thankgiving from our family to yours.
Millions of viewers were Rickrolled today by Macys.
This is the entire "Turkeys Away!" episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. It is a must see this time of year. In the past I have only posted a short clip, but came across this a few days ago.
Unfortunately, readers from outside North America won't be able to view this. If you are not in North America, head on over to my brother's place, where you can view a clip with the best parts of the show.
More art appreciation. Doesn't the balloon dog look like he is gazing at the painting?
This piece, by Jeff Koons, is called Balloon Dog (Magenta), and was one of about a dozen pieces by the artist on display throughout the Palace of Versailles.
The juxtaposition of these neo-pop pieces with the classical art of the palace was, to say the least, intriguing.
It turns out there are 5 Balloon Dog pieces, in different colors. I've been told that the red one is currently on display in Berlin.
I am still not done processing photos from our trip, but what I have done can be seen here.
...after our visit to the Palace of Versailles.
Stephen Fry, the British actor and television host, has a current TV series in which he travels throughout the United States. The series is described as such:
The brilliant, lovely, witty, kind, warm-hearted and delicious Stephen Fry drives through America with his black English taxicab visiting every state fighting the ignorance and misconceptions outsiders might have about The United States Of America. To really get to know "the Americans", as it were, we have to explore the people, culture, landscapes and activities state by state, for there are some great differences.
In this episode, he visits Kentucky. Central Kentucky specifically.
The young man who he interviews, Griffin Van Meter, is an acquaintance of ours. We never knew he had a tattoo, though.
Check out the part where Fry visits the Woodford Reserve Distillery. It's a hoot.
I really wish this series would be shown on BBC America. All we ever see there anymore is crappy reality programming for the most part.
I scored two tickets, second row center, to see David Sedaris at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on October 18.
It's been 5 years or so since he last appeared here. Saw him then, too. But not this close to the stage.
The tickets are a lot more expensive this time, but it is still worth it.
You can view the trailer in HD here.
Clicking the image will take you to its Flickr page. You can see a larger version there.
Actually, we are on a road to somewhere. I'm just not sure where. That's part of the adventure that is life.
The photo was taken of the road where Ali's oldest brother lives with his family. I've taken many a photo of that road, but this is the first time I have shot it in winter. It has never looked more beautiful.
We will be taking the kids to the Cincinnati airport this afternoon to put them on their flight home. They have been with us for two weeks, and we have crammed a lot of activity into that time. But the time still flew by.
I wish they didn't have to go back.
Have we reached a consensus on how long we must wait before discussing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows?
I would think that two weeks would be enough time for the almost 12 million people who have bought the book so far to read it.
Oh, you say you want to read the previous six installments again before reading the last one? You've had two years to do that. What the hell is wrong with you people?
Just pick up the new one and read it already!
Alison was asked to review the new Sylvester Stallone film, Rocky Balboa, for a local magazine.
Since it was a rainy and dreary day, and we didn't have anything else in mind to do, we decided to go see it. We checked where it was playing, and when, and decided to catch an early matinée. We ate last night's leftovers for our lunch, bundled up against the cold rain, and headed to the theater.
I have to admit that I have never actually seen any of the previous five Rocky films from beginning to end. Not even the original, although I have seen most of it through several viewings when it has been on cable. So I knew the back story of the main characters.
The new film was much better than either of us expected. Stallone was excellent as the aged, retired champion. A certain suspension of one's disbelief was required to accept the premise of this tale, but it wasn't hard to do.
Like the other Rocky films, it presents a story of the triumph of the human spirit against seemingly insurmountable odds. It's a feel good movie. And that was okay with me.
Bill: Look at all those people talking about you.
Scarlett: Yeah. I didn't believe my agent when he said issuing a press release about me recording an album of Tom Waits covers would generate a lot of buzz.
Bill: Always trust your agent. He knows of what he speaks.
Scarlett: Yeah. I'll never doubt him again.
Scarlett: But I guess now I will have to record the album.
Bill: Yeah. I think that would be wise.
Scarlett: Who's Tom Waits?
These are what I bought at Michael's a couple of weeks ago solely for the purpose of photographing them.
When I posted the photo on an Internet message board I frequent, I received lots of comments about my fuzzy balls.
The best description I heard of them, though, was that they looked like multi-colored tribbles.
In any case, here they are. I hope they brighten your day as much as they do mine.
We saw this preview while waiting for SoAP to start last Saturday night. We were all rolling on the floor laughing. According to IMDB, the film was written by three of the creators and stars of Comedy Central's series Reno 911.
That's enough to recommend it to me.
So who wants to go see it with us when it is released in November?
This one's for Alison.