Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sundance And Ghostfacers, Featuring Chris Harrison...

As I've mentioned before, my sister got Mama and I to watch Supernatural (of course, we call it Sundance), one of her favorite shows.
At the end of the latest new episode, which aired a couple of weeks ago, they said that new installments resume on January 21... of course, this was two weeks ago, so I forgot if they said December or January (if you've noticed, I'm not so good with dates). Naturally, it was bothering me. I'm young, after all, I shouldn't be forgetting such simple things.
You can guess what happened next... off I run to the official Supernatural webpage. While I'm there, I notice that one of my favorite themes from the show, The Ghostfacer Team, has a little link on the site. Intrigued, I click the link, and discover a mini-Ghostfacer universe!
If you watch Sundance, I suggest you take a look at this little tidbit, as it's a real riot! (For those interested, they've even got a link to the I told you it was a riot!)
YouTube didn't have much from my favorite Sundance episode, The Real Ghostbusters, so I'm going with another of my favorite clips... of course, embedding has been disabled by request, so click the link if interested.
Oh, and by the way, it starts up again in January.
Another of our shows revving their engine for 2010 would be The Bachelor... that's right, it's almost Chris Harrison season again! (January 4th... it'll be a scream, man, fab gear and that.)
Mark thy calendars, we'll waste our lives in front of the television together!

Well, since this post is drawing to it's natural conclusion, it's time for another of the Beatles Fan Club Christmas Messages! (I can hear your enthusiasm... really, don't strain yourself).
We're going all the way back to 1964 this time. You'll notice a marked difference in both the enthusiasm and camaraderie of the band... take a listen...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Proof That My Internet Should Be Revoked...

Since the Pictures, Poetry, Prose blog took a slight hiatus (what, you didn't know?), the only blog hitherto that I knew was similar was the One Minute Writer. Well, joy of joys, the OMW brought Seven Days, Seven Answers to my attention. They're relatively new, so I hope it turns into a permanent thing soon enough. Be sure to check them out, it looks like a real riot!

In other news, the Christmas music season has officially started in Lunatic Mannor (as I type, this is the second time I've heard "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle" from Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer), and the Christmas tree and ornaments were unboxed this afternoon... yes, the holidays are upon us.
With all this talk of Santa, Frosty, and all their little friends, it gets me to thinking of this season of giving... what does it all mean?
For the answer, we turn to one of my favorite Christmas tunes... perhaps it will become a favorite of yours, too... be sure to listen all the way through, or it won't make much sense...

Ahh, Christmas, the season of tradition... well, I'd like to start a new tradition here on my bloggy blog. At the end of every post from now 'til Christmas Day, I'll be adding one of my favorite parts of the season, the Beatles fanclub records, saving my favorite for last (I'll leave you to guess which one that is).
Perhaps you're familiar with them, though most of you won't care, but we're going to give it a try, if that's alright with you (even if it isn't, it's my blog, you're the one torturing your brainbox with this drivel).
We're going to start with the lad's final Christmas greeting, more popularly known as "The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record". Recorded separately (as the group had effectively dissolved by the time this record was put together), and, if I recall, was pressed into the cardboard it was shipped on (therefore making any surviving recordings very rare), from 1969, here they are, in all their avant-garde glory...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Glovie's Blog Debut!

When I was little, I never realized that the Buford family holiday celebrations weren't actually on the right day. We've always had Thanksgiving on Wednesday, and Christmas on the 24th, so, naturally, I have always considered Buford Thanksgiving to be the real deal.
So, even if it's a day early for the rest of the nation, I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you'll enjoy a fully-cooked turkey, drunken relatives (they're always the most fun), and an uncharred house at the end of it all.
Now, to celebrate the holiday, I've been keeping one of my favorite "from the vault" (OK, YouTube) specials just for this occasion, so sit back, and enjoy this incredible cooking lesson! Perhaps you'll put it to some use for your feast...

Aren't we all thankful for this man? I know I am.
In a bit of slightly Paul-related news, how does the Mighty Boosh figure into the Stella McCartney Christmas party? Find out...
And don't forget, instead of participating in Black Friday, why don't you support Buy Nothing Day instead?

In other news, can you believe that MIX 94.1 has already put up their Christmas music? (at our house, I always suggest that anyone who wants to live to see Christmas shouldn't play the music until Thanksgiving Day... oy gevalt, am I gonna get it tomorrow!)
Well, before the official kick-off to the Christmas Season (take that, Barack!), which, of course, is when Santa closes the Macy's Parade, let's enjoy a good old fashioned sing-along, I-haven't-heard-that-since... tune!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Loonies Like Me! (What A Shocker!)

If you haven't been keeping up with "For Whom The Bell Tells", then what are you doing with your life? How do you keep up with the most adorable human on our planet? I wouldn't know, because I wait anxiously for Mr. Bell to update this enchanting article each week.
Featured in this edition, Paul headlined the Children In Need's "Rock The Albert Hall" event, where this hilarious anecdote comes from (I couldn't resist sharing this one)...

Stepping minutes back in time pre-performance and there were almost scenes of violence in the backstage corridors. As Paul was called to the stage he needed to get rid of his throat lozenge so he placed it on a table where there were some other bits of rubbish and half drunk water bottles. When the backstage crew realised what Paul had done there was an immediate scrum to recover the, now iconic, throat sweet. Keep an eye on eBay in the coming weeks for the world’s most expensive Strepsil!

I'd have taken down a few production men to get to that!
(And you can bet your sweet arse I checked eBay... no soap... yet.)
Oh, folks just LOVE their Paulie!


(This was an epic event in Tulsa... feel the bass vibrate in your ribcage kind of awesomeness... oh, I love that man!)

Friday, November 20, 2009

That Bill Bailey... What A Guy!

You may have heard me speak of a feller called Bill Bailey in the past... no? Well, the rest of you have lives, after all. Do get acquainted with Mr. Bailey before we proceed.

Remember now? I thought you might.
Anyway... I am signed up for his email news alerts (isn't everyone? You should be, too!), and this came across the wire this morning...

Desperately Seeking Sophie

Bill recently received a piece of fan mail and request for a signed photo from an international fan called Sophie. As per the website’s instructions for such requests, Sophie sent 2 international reply coupons (well done, Sophie…you’d be surprised) to cover the reply postage for a 20g C5 envelope to Sophie’s country of residence. But without an address.

If you are this Sophie, who purchased 2 IRCs from a place called Ipswich in Queensland, Australia, please do get in touch. And to make sure that all the Sophies down under don’t jump on the bandwagon at once, would the real Sophie please tell us what was written on the back of the letter which s/he sent. A signed photo is in it for you!

Isn't he a nice bloke? Check out his website, it's a real scream!
In related news... what a riot! I only just discovered he has a Twitter account! Be sure to put that on your to-do list, too!

In no way related to the previous, did you catch Jimmy Fallon last night? In case you didn't, take a peep at this little ditty (we got the biggest kick out of this)...

I leave you now with a song, again, having nothing to do with Christmas...

You must forgive me, I recently got the Dark Horse Collection.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Plea For My Sanity (Which You Didn't Think I Had)...

My mother has just discovered the Sirius holiday channels.
God save us.
34 days to Christmas and the insanity has already begun.
Thank our lucky stars for iPod!
Now, here's a song that has nothing to do with Christmas in any way, shape, or form... let's brush the dust off our Billy Joel's Greatest Hits collection...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Colorful 1927...

I have already professed a love of old film footage/photos, and, if it's not immediately apparent, I have an ongoing love affair with the United Kingdom.
So, when Graham Linehan posted this video, I knew I had to put it here for you to see...
It's color (or 'colour', whichever you prefer) footage of 1927 London. Looks like the only thing that's changed are the styles and advertisements!

Very interesting...

In other news, if you're interested, I have recently discovered that Sean Lennon has a Twitter account... his insights are simply delightful, I suggest you give it a looksie.
Also, since it's prudent (I don't think I've ever said that in my life...), have a look (though, I would suggest you keep the volume off... you can thank me later) at Yoko and Sean on Jimmy Fallon last week.

It's amazing how like his daddy he is...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stuart Bell Needs Billions Of Hugs...

This entire post will be to slobber upon the ground Paul's press office sits on.
They are starting something on the official Paul site (check out the site in general, it's full of goodies... and while you're there, don't forget to sign up for meyesight)... they're calling it, For Whom The Bell Tells, giving weekly updates as to what our favorite adorable genius is up to.
I don't know that anything like this has been released officially since Linda passed. She started Club Sandwich (originally the Wings Fun Club) during the busy Wings heyday, and it continued up to her death in '98.
I just hope his 'people' keep up with it as diligently as Linda did... if that happens, we'll have an awesome record of his recent work.
PAUL SONG TIME! (It's my favorite part of the day!)

Even when he's being experimental... GOD I love that man!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember, Remember...

November 5 is just an ordinary day for the US of A, but hop across the pond, and as the British sun sets, the effigies come a'blazing... you guessed it, it's Guy Fawkes Night (or Bonfire night, depending on how technical you want to get)!
I spent quite a while last night trying to find a video of someone reciting the famous Guy Fawkes rhyme, but to no avail... that is, until I found this...

Vintage kitsch shines again.

Although, this one tickled my fancy, too...

So, as I'm American, instead of Happy Bonfire Night, instead I'm going to say Happy Glad-We-Aren't-Britain Day!

And now... a song!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oscar, You Wrinkly Rocker...

I just love technology... it helps you keep up with foreign interests. Unfortunately, in my case, it's all for mindless drivel, such as you are about to experience.
On Russell Brand's blog, they've posted the link to a lovely little article on Ol' Russ at the MITs, honoring friend and fellow comedian Jonathan Ross. Also in attendance, "wrinkly rocker" Noel Gallagher.
Why am I telling you this? The following story was just hilarious to me.
As I was chortling at some of the photos (number eight of twenty, specifically), my mother asks what I find amusing, so I proceed to show her, pointing out that Mr. Gallagher has a bit of the Maxwell Sheffield going (he is the "wrinkly rocker", after all). She looks at him and says "he looks like that guy on telly!"
What guy on telly, you may ask? Castiel, an angel on Supernatural (we call him Oscar, though).
I had to do the comparison...

You tell me...
Because this...

...and this...

...are just so similar!

In other news, if you're looking for a fun creative writing accelerator, the Story Generator may just be for you. Give it a try, it could be a lot of fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

And The Family Was Shocked...

It's that time of year again... you know, where somebody's sold your name to everybody's monkey, and they start sending you holiday catalogs. Personally, I love it, but I've always enjoyed the silliest things in life (string cheese is a good example). The latest batch came in the post today, the Sportsman's Guide among them (did you even know something like that existed?). As I flicked through the pages, I saw something that piqued my interest, the Shocking Liar lie detector.
I didn't find it interesting for it's intended purpose, but that, during my late-night YouTube escapades, I had recently seen Ricky Gervais have a whale of a time with one on UK channel T4 (he was promoting his new film, The Invention of Lying).
As I'm looking at the picture, thinking back to that clip, I see that the catalog says "Product Video Online!"... you can guess what happened.
The video from the catalog isn't NEARLY as funny as the one with Ricky Gervais...

He's got such an infectious laugh, hasn't he?
If you enjoyed that, I suggest you check out his blog... it's updated often with little snippets of oddities, and updates on his latest projects.


Am I the only human alive that gets the collywobbles whenever a musical is even mentioned?
Let's clear the palette...

Don't you feel better now? I know I do!

Ricky The K's Solid Gold Time Machine

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