November 30, 2011

25 Days of Christmas

Every year ABC Family hypes its popular “25 Days of Christmas” schedule, during which it airs an odd grab bag of Christmas programs and generic “family friendly” films from December 1st through 25th. This year’s offerings include a bevy of non-Christmas options, such as Harry Potter, Finding Nemo, and Aladdin, as well as seasonal “favorites” like Holiday in Handcuffs, A Very Pink Christmas, and Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

What they don’t seem to have is anything I actually want to watch. The classic films, the special episodes, the weird-yet-wonderful programs of my youth… Where is White Christmas? Where is Scrooged? Where is Miracle on 34th Street? Where is the outrage, people? Well, it’s here. This is me, as outraged as I am willing to get over this issue. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 13, 2011

Turkey Day

Every year around Thanksgiving Larry and I sponsor two turkeys through Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-a-Turkey program. Today is the day! This year we chose Payton and Elizabeth (pictures below © Farm Sanctuary). I know some people think turkeys are ugly, but come on! Look at Payton!

I love him so much. Look at his expression. Can’t you picture him breaking into a musical number at any moment?

And how about Elizabeth, Larry’s turkey? Noble, yes? Larry picked her because he likes Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice. This turkey definitely looks capable of some verbal sparring with Mr. Darcy. “There is a stubbornness about me,” she’d say, “that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Anyways, it’s a nice little tradition, and I look forward to it each year. If you are interested in adopting a turkey you can click the image below. If you are interested in mocking me, you can leave me a comment on this post.

 

November 1, 2011

Typo of the Day

So, I’m relatively sure the word Boston.com was looking for in that Bank of America article was scrapped. (click image to enlarge)

I know that it is embarrassing when a typo makes it into your publication, and I really shouldn’t laugh at this, but…COME ON—can you blame me? It’s so classic! And who doesn’t appreciate a little schadenfreude now and then?