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Just how awesome this ad is.

Bazinga!

Mar. 31st, 2010 07:12 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Sheldon)
If you're a fan of The Big Bang Theory you'll like this license plate:

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clicky for driving pics )
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I got up to pee at 5:42am and I noticed that currently playing on the TV (I fell asleep with the History Channel playing in the background) was some show that was mentioning Thomas Cranmer and the Catholic Church and all of a sudden my ears perked up and I hit the "guide" button on my DirectTV console. It's a 2 hours documentary on the Protestant Reformation. Well, you know I'm just creaming my knickers with that, and on a lark I hit the "record" button and my DVR was able to "record" it back to it's beginning at 5am because it had already been on that channel! How awesome is that???

It's little shit like this that makes me a very happy woman. So now I'm awake and watching the show from the beginning.
palsgraf_polka: (Izzard Special)
Earlier this week I DVR'd an hour documentary from the History Channel called The Beatles on Record and it was really cool. It was documentary footage of the band's history with narrations by all 4 Beatles taken from current day (for Paul and Ringo) and old interviews with George and John. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it. It's playing again Sunday at 5pm.

http://www.history.com/shows.do?action=detail&episodeId=506644
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A couple of pictures to make you smile. <3 <3 <3

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And an added bonus:

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palsgraf_polka: (Dennis is a Pimp)
I am in the middle of watching this week's episode of Frontline from PBS on the war in Afghanistan where a film crew is embedded with a marine squadron on the front line. Everyone on my f-list, take an hour of your time to watch it.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/view/
palsgraf_polka: (LOL Golden Girls)
Keith Olbermann just called the health insurance industry "The Anus of America."
palsgraf_polka: (Mad Men)


And just because it's fun:

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palsgraf_polka: (Borat)
because they've been sitting on my DVR for a month, but I fucking love Glee. This show is dark and hilarious and fabulous. Ryan Murphy, you lost me there with Nip/Tuck after it became a pit of suck, but you've gained back my respect. Bravo - keep it up.
palsgraf_polka: (Mad Men)
spoiler for those who haven't seen this week's Mad Men yet )
palsgraf_polka: (Leonard is the hottest of the Nerd Show)


Sheldon! Nerd Show is coming soon! SMOOCH
palsgraf_polka: (Me - Mad Men)
You can Mad Men yourself!

http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/madmenyourself/

Check out my icon!

Dinner!

Jul. 11th, 2009 09:50 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Amelie - Fingers)
WD-50!

Here's my gastronomical adventure tonight.

Let's start off with the complimentary amuse bouche (I will try my best to remember what was in everything) of fried frog's legs with a pomegranate reduction with some sort of fruit balls that were sort of like caviar with kelp pieces on top. It was weird, I won't deny it, and it was the first time I had tried frog's legs, but it was interesting:



and away we go! )

The dinner itself was very interesting, and the flavor combinations were totally mind blowing. While some of the things tasted very strange to me, I really appreciated the depths of flavor and the artistry and I was really glad I went there. How many times can you say you've had food like that? And like I said in my last post, Wylie Dufresne was so sweet and nerdy and cute and I told him how much I loved Top Chef and he said "Next time I'll try to do better" (in the current series "Top Chef Masters" he sort of flamed out in the first round, but I really appreciated his efforts) and I told him I thought he did well, and that he probably already knew who won (he winked at me and said "For $20 I'll tell you." and I laughed and said I didn't want to be spoiled...oh my god he is so cute) but I always love him on the show when he's a judge or a competitor.

So I had a blast. Then I went to Times Square - OMG it is insanity on a scale I have never witnessed before. It was really cool.

Ok, I have to go to bed. I'm exhausted. And tomorrow I'm getting together with [livejournal.com profile] msginnyo and I'm really excited!
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If any of you watch Top Chef tonight, the challenge was to cook the "last meal" of a famous chef. It was fascinating seeing what these 5 well known chefs wanted for their last meal.

So it got me thinking; what would I want for my last meal?

I thought about it for about 20 minutes and came up with this:

Knackwurst from Schreiner's Deli in Montrose, CA, baked in the oven on a bed of homemade sauerkraut. Served along with that would be my perfect whipped potatoes.

I'd have a Diet Coke. I know...a Diet Coke. I truly love the flavor of Diet Coke.

Dessert I would have a blood orange tart with a crust made with lard, and a Meyer lemon panacotta.

At the end, I would have a nice sized glass of Balvenie Doublewood single malt scotch.

Here's the website for the deli: http://schreinersfinesausages.com/history.php

So, hyenas, what do you want for your last meal?
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Courtesy of a reader of the hilarious blog by [livejournal.com profile] elysesewell:



And yes, for you trash TV addicts out there, [livejournal.com profile] elysesewell was a contestant on the first season of America's Next Top Model; she is this brilliant, snarky, nerdy girl who was going to go to medical school then came on the show as a lark. Well, she now models almost exclusively in Asia now, she's a blogger, she's just as nerdy as the rest of us, and her blog is wonderfully entertaining. I think I've been reading it for about 2 years now.
palsgraf_polka: (Watts)
I just finished the season finale of House. I haven't cried like that over a TV show since Denny died on Grey's Anatomy a couple of years ago. It was amazing. Robert Sean Leonard, whom I have been in love with since Dead Poets Society, was amazing. Hugh Laurie and Anne Dudek were astounding as well.

I think I need to go lie down now.

Evening...

Feb. 1st, 2008 06:51 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Default)
Cats fed and satisfied, check.

Glass of 2005 Bogle Petite Syrah, check.

Plate of sliced fresh baguette, check.

Plate of triple cream brie, out of the fridge since 5:00, check.

Make Me A Supermodel cued up on the Tivo, check.

Smile of anticipation on my face, check.

Mmmm.....
palsgraf_polka: (Borat)
I'm sitting here in my new apartment, lamenting the fact that I have no DSL until Wednesday and no channel on the TV but CBS until the dish guy comes on Saturday. Then an idea hit me - I have my parents' laptop for when I go back to school in a few weeks, and it has a wireless network card. I thought to myself, "Let's just spark it up and see what happens." And wouldn't you know it, but there's an unsecured network in my neighborhood! So I have slow internet, but it's still internet. I am so happy. I'll only log in here. No e-mail or banking. If they want to read my blog, so be it.

I'm all moved in, but I have to unpack everything still. But the cats are here now, away from my mother's two harpies...they are de-stressing. But I get to sleep in my own bed tonight. Blissful sleep. I am so tired. But happy for it to almost be done.
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Ok Hyenas - I have 2 tickets for Monday's taping of So You Think You Can Dance! We have to be in Hollywood for the 3 pm taping. You have to dress cool. Anyone want to come?
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I adore the series Big Love on HBO. It's well written, amazingly acted, and just perfect in almost every way.

Now I read Television Without Pity's board on the show, and someone offhandedly mentioned that Mitt Romney's father was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, which is the outpost for polygamists who have fled the country under persecution from the federal government of the US. So I did a little digging and found this article:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2901419

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to smear Mitt Romney, as I really don't care all that much if his family was polygamist in the late 1800s-early 1900s or not; but the article is fascinating. The whole concept of Mormon polygamy is fascinating. I watched a documentary on PBS a couple of weeks ago on the Mormons and their history is so interesting.

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