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January 22, 2009

Lost Season Five: Death of the Flashback

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — livesinnewyork @ 4:32 pm

So Lost last night was of course great and wonderful.

lost

I was disappointed with the end of the second episode. I’m sorry but, “Then God help us all…” is not an adequate gasp-enducer. I KNOW that really bad things are going to happen if these people don’t get back to the island. Start telling me what or why or when and I’ll be excited. Thank you, Daniel. (you’re so cute, btw).

I’m very sad to see the end of the flashback. I know they’re not necessary or even possible at this point in the show, but I liked the old format a lot. It was nice for the island plot/characters to move along (usually slowly) while you got a closer look into their lives before the island.  But alas, we know all of the (still living) characters pretty well by now. And flashbacks within time-travel is kind of pointless, yeah?

hot-pocketI think it pretty much goes without saying that my favorite moment BY FAR was Hurley hurling (ha!) a hot pocket at Ben.  Seriously, I was drinking a Dharma-labeled beer at the time, and thought I might pee myself. It’s happened before.

Here’s how I feel about the characters at the moment:

Jack: Getting less pathetic than last season. Could’ve kept the beard, if he’d just trimmed.

Kate: Ugh, stop committing felonies all the time. Also, you know you want to get back with Sawyer, that is if he’s not already doing Juliet.

Sun: That was pretty harsh what she did to Kate, but I have faith. Plus, if I lost Jin I’d be pretty passive-aggressive, too. It’s either going to be really easy or really hard to get her to go back to the island. I have my theories…

Sawyer: Definitely more of a leader when stupid Jack isn’t around. I don’t know why he felt such a need to find a shirt. There’s lots of speculation that he and Juliet are gonna get it on this season. More power to them if they want to, but I will do everything I can to stop it. Like teleporting to the island and totally cockblocking Juliet.151

Juliet: I feel like she’s not changing much. Sure, she’s more assertive than when she came to the island, but at this point it doesn’t seem like she’s ever gonna get off. Although, if Ethan is back, does that mean Goodwin can be, too?

Locke: I feel about him a lot like I felt about former (!) president Bush. He’s not intentionally screwing everything up, but he’s gotten some really bad advice, and he’s just not cut out to make important decisions. He’s an overall good person. He’s got a good heart, just follows that too much instead of his brain. I’m excited to see how his corpse convinces the Six to come back.

Hurley: COME ON MAN. I love him, he’s great. But Ana Lucia specifically told him not to get arrested. Granted, Sayid told him to do the opposite of what Ben says, but not going back to the island didn’t necessarily have to involve giving himself up to the cops. GAH.

Sayid: Still badass. Still not hot.

danielDaniel: He’s making me more and more suspicious of him, which sucks because he’s so darn cute. But he’s apparently going to explain everything eventually, so I’ll let him drag it out a little further.

I can’t believe Jeremy Davies (the guy who plays him) is going to be 40 this year. I’d let him pass for 26. I’d also marry him.

18Charlotte: I really don’t like her at all. But I don’t really want anything bad to happen to her because I know Daniel cares about her a lot, and she’s apparently a big link in this whole crazy puzzle. However, either something bad is going to happen, or she’s working on a sweet new mustache/chest hair statement.

Miles: Same. Go convince some more boars to drop dead so you can eat them.

Bernard and Rose: SHUT UP. I’m tired of them. Sorry.

Ben: are you good or bad?!?!? Just tell meeeeeeeeeee.

…um this post may or may not have been skewed by my boss being a dbag all day and me being in a bad mood. apologies.

January 21, 2009

Fur hats

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — livesinnewyork @ 2:36 pm

It seems like everyone’s talking about Aretha Franklin’s  amazing/hideous/glamorous/sparkly  bow hat. I get it, it’s crazyawesome.

But all these folks seem to be overlooking a far more threatening look sported at yesterday’s inauguration. One that is actually beginning to find its way to non-celebrity heads. One that may forever tarnish the sanctity of winter hats. Fur. Giant hideous fur. Listen, I’m no PETA advocate. I like animals a lot, and I don’t like undue harm. But we have to eat. And I guess you can make an argument for having to be warm. I’m sure these hats are warm.

HOWEVER. There are lots of other warm things to put on your head.

Jay-Z can maybe pull it off, but ONLY because he’s there with Beyonce. This hat sans Beyonce just looks dumb.

And if you think that these normal animal-y colored ones are bad…

Try the 80s hairband…headbands. Of fur.

Here’s a random quote I found.

“Fur has been making a subtly growing comeback both among men whose goal is to be deviously provocative as well as avant-garde hipsters. While fur coats are still a long way from being acceptable to the mainstream, fur accessories seem to be undergoing resurgence in popularity. After Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2007 collection included fur accented and even three-quarter length fur coats, other designers have followed suit. Hats and scarves make for opulently warm and luxurious pieces, and can even look good when worn the right way and by the right person. The danger, coming not only from being attacked by PETA supporters, is also inherent in that you can easily look like an eccentric throwback from Stalin’s Russia or Daniel Boone.”

-http://www.mensflair.com/news-trends/page/4/

Even people saying that these things are the new fashion are highlighting its risks. Although I’d like to add to Stalin’s Russia or Daniel Boone:

Tool.

January 19, 2009

Is ABC anti-Sawyer?

Filed under: celebrities, Uncategorized — livesinnewyork @ 2:02 pm

There’s this thing on ABC.com called the Lost Showdown where there’s a bracket system and you vote on 16 clips from the first four seasons. On Wednesday it’ll be down to 8, and then I think it’s like a week or so between voting times to narrow it down to the single best clip.

They’re all really amazing clips, of course. And some of them are really tough to choose between. Did you cry your eyes out when Charlie put his hand up to the window to tell Desmond it wasn’t Penny’s boat? Or were you speechless when you finally found out how Locke was paralyzed? These are the questions we must answer.

I’ve come to believe, however, that whoever put together the brackets has it out for Sawyer and doesn’t want him to make it past the first round. First, there are only two clips which feature him. He’s in a couple more, but he’s the main person in just two. Those are the scene where he and Kate finally get it on in the cage, and then when he whispers into Kate’s ear and then jumps out of the helicopter. Both great scenes. But they’re put up against Jack’s “We have to go back” speech and the island disappearing, respectively. Now I love Sawyer, and of course voted for his clips, but I don’t expect the rest of the Lost audience to do the same. I understand that “We have to go back” will probably make it a few more rounds, if not be the winner.

I just don’t know why one of Sawyer’s scenes couldn’t have been against something with stupid Michael or something. I at least want him to make it past the first bracket.

Oh well. Go vote!

January 17, 2009

more celebrity doppelgangers

Filed under: celebrities, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — livesinnewyork @ 12:13 pm

There are a bunch of posters up for Big Love right now. I think a new season starts next week. I’ve never watched it, but I’ve heard good things. All of the posters are split into four corners and have various characters in each one. One of them is the dude with the three wives. And one of them looks just like Cameron from House.

I’m pretty sure it’s mostly how she looks in this specific picture, but this Ginnifer Goodwin keeps tricking me. She could totally be Jennifer Morrison. Look how similar their names are! And they’re only a year apart in age.

This here is Ginnifer Goodwin and below is Jennifer Morrison.

They’re both lovely girls.I guess Morrison does look a lot different when she has blond hair. But I like her better as Cameron when it’s dark.

January 14, 2009

Soon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — livesinnewyork @ 5:28 pm

Only a week until Lost’s season 5 premiere.

Here are some things to pass the time:

cool countdown/quiz/interactive map

spoilers that I REFUSE to read.

official

fan site

awesome

and, my new homepage.

Enjoy!

January 7, 2009

hotlinking

Filed under: Uncategorized — livesinnewyork @ 10:27 pm

Help! Okay, so I realize I’ve been doing something terribly wrong, but I don’t know how to fix it. Someone left me a short and sweet comment asking me not to hotlink, and I’ve been looking around everywhere trying to figure out how I can put pictures in my blog without offending others.

Any suggestions?

Here’s a picture that I didn’t find on another site:

sorry

December 19, 2008

Pandora

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — livesinnewyork @ 10:59 am

This is probably my favorite website right now. You can start a station, tell it a couple of bands you like, and it comes up with a bunch of music you probably like too. And if something you don’t like comes up you can tell it that and it’ll never play that song ever again.
It’s a really great way to find new bands you like.
http://pandora.com/

December 18, 2008

conflicting loyalties

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — livesinnewyork @ 3:02 pm

Unpopular as they may be on this coast, I was brought up a Cowboys fan. My father grew up in the 60s, when they became “America’s Team” and I grew up in the 90s, when they were doing pretty great, too. So my dad and I bonded over that, and he taught me to respect the great blue star, and even took me to a game once. Unfortunately, I gew up outside of Philadelphia where Dallas hatred runs rampant, and we couldn’t even wear blue to the game because we were afraid of getting beat up. Yes, Philadelphia fans are so ridiculous that I wouldn’t put it past them punching a 12 year old girl in the face.

I don’t care how douchey the current Dallas team is, or how crazy T.O. gets

I love my dad and my dad loves the Cowboys. Transitive properties, folks.

I’ve got lots of loyalties to fairly random teams. I’m not that serious of a fan. I like the Ravens because I went to school near Baltimore. I like the Steelers because my older cousin (who I had a crush on when I was little) likes them and is from Pittsburgh. I like the Raiders (sort of) because that was my high school mascot. I like the Buccaneers because they shoot off a canon every time they score a touchdown at a home game, and that’s bad ass. I LOVE(d) the Packers because Brett Favre is too amazing to put in to words. Now I feel obligated to like the Jetts because of his (silly) move. And I like the Colts and the Giants because the Mannings are just the cutest ever.

I still hate the Eagles and root for whoever is playing against them.

Now here’s my dilemma. I just moved to New York. And the Giants are doing really well. I was shocked when I heard that the Boys beat the Giants a couple of weeks ago (I was on a bus and couldn’t watch the game). And without Burress, I’m not sure how shoe-in the Giants seem at this point.

So who do I root for? The most adorable quarterback and my current home team. Or the douchey team I grew up loving?

The big 10? Or not quite good enough #9. I guess I’ll have to wait and see who makes it to the superbowl. If neither of them do, it’s anyone but the Eagles.

Truth.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — livesinnewyork @ 1:11 pm

Romantic Comedies Ruined My Life

I’ve been saying this for years.

Where the Sidewalk Smells…

Filed under: NYC, Uncategorized — Tags: , — livesinnewyork @ 1:06 pm

On my way to and from work every day there’s this corner. On the corner there’s a green fence blockin geverything but the sidewalk. There’s construction or something going on behind the fence (and has been since I started working half a block away).

And EVERY DAY it smells like pee. I try to avoid this smell by holding my breath but I usually time my walking wrong and end up gasping for air at the worst possible moment, getting a huge waft of stale pee. Gross.

My confusion has many levels, here. First, why don’t any of the people around me seem to smell this, and have reactions similar to this guy

Second, why does it smell like this? Is it just a permanent stench that has seeped into the location? Is it that there’s a subway grate nearby and the smell is wafting up at exactly the moment I walk home every night? Is some homeless guy consistently peeing in the same spot every night just to annoy me???

I’m seriously tempted to start walking three blocks out of my way to avoid this daily pain. I can’t imagine how much worse it will be when warm weather returns.

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