September 10, 2009 § Leave a comment
As I sat down on the couch on Monday with my breakfast/lunch of Reese’s Puffs in skim milk, I glanced at the back of the box for any interesting reading material. It featured a checklist of “18 Things To Do Before You Turn 18.” I didn’t realize cereal could be age-ist…eighteen seems like so long ago.
I turned on the TV and noticed that Fairly OddParents was playing on Nickelodeon — my favorite cartoon! To my delight, it was an episode I hadn’t seen yet. During a break in the program, a commercial for Reese’s Puffs played, starring two teenage boys consuming the breakfast food. It was then that I realized I was watching cartoons geared toward pre-adolescents while enjoying a cereal I am officially too old for. A sad revelation, but not one that stopped me from eating my fill while finishing the show.
I’d also like to note that Reese’s Puffs has more vitamins & minerals than the Kashi Strawberry Fields cereal I was eating before. Sure, there’s a lot more sugar in Reese’s Puffs, but I was surprised that the Kashi cereal [despite having all those whole grains] did not have any more vitamins than the paltry bit it contained. Therefore, I shall stick to my sugary indulgence!
June 23, 2009 § Leave a comment
Yesterday, the producers of American Idol came to Chicago to hold preliminary auditions at the United Center. I dragged SW with me to register on Saturday; although I have never even seen a complete episode of the show, I knew I would regret missing such a nearby opportunity. We feared that the lines would be overflowing, but by 3PM, the lot was empty, and we simply walked in and received our wristbands and tickets. We were told to keep our wristbands on until our auditions on Monday — the instruction sheet advised us to wrap our wrists in plastic so as not to get them wet. I duly adhered to these directions, in spite of how lame it made me feel.
Sunday night, I took the Metra [by myself for the third time, woot] downtown to sleep over at SW’s apartment; the registration people told us to start lining up at 5AM — yeah right! Thankfully, I had read these instructions and was not as intimidated by their ridiculous demands. As long as we had our tickets, we had seats. SW and I arrived at United Center at around 8AM, having decided to skip the frivolous group song [Kary Perry’s “Hot & Cold”] and other antics. The parking lot cost an astounding $21, so we just found a place on a nearby street.
Coca-cola had a very strong presence in the parking lot where we waited. People handed out cold Coke Zeros, and a huge screen was set up on the side of a Coca-cola truck for contestants to play Guitar Hero. The sun was not yet shining with its full force, so we enjoyed a slight breeze as we waited with the thousands of other hopeful people [inside, we filled up 2/3 of the stadium seats]. We were woefully unprepared, having forgotten to get bottled water and breakfast. Thankfully, I had half a bag of animal crackers, so we munched on those as we moved with the crowds towards the entrance.
May 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
Oh, right, because NO modeling reality show is worth watching without the HBIC, Tyra Banks!
After the jump, some [NSFW] pictures from Make Me A Supermodel. From what I can tell, it looks like the male version of American’s Next Top Model? If you click the link to the whole gallery, be warned that some of them are actually kind of ugly [and one of them really really needs to mow the lawn, figuratively]. What! Get them off this show!
And if you are under 17, don’t you dare click on either the link above or below, because I promise you it’ll bore your underaged eyes to tears. If you are a straight man or a lesbian, this probably won’t do much for you either. And if you struggle or have struggled with a sex or porn addiction, then you should probably just leave now. Go check your email or something.
May 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
July 10, 2009: Bruno [NSFW]
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Borat was hilarious. I am definitely going to see this.
Will somebody please teach me how to sing like this?
Sweetness! Best line, from Simon: “It’s like a dog meowing.” Then, “Would I like a dog’s meow? I guess I would, yeah.” Also, somebody please get Mr. Pritchard a hairstylist ASAP. His hair needs to be like Amanda’s [the female judge], irresistibly silky and soft. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it [and by “it” I guess I mean both his hair and hers].
After watching handfuls of clips of this show, I still don’t know how it really works. I’ve never seen the judges reject anyone, mostly because I refuse to watch bad performances, but what happens to the people who go through to the “next round”? Is Susan Boyle going to compete in a semi-final or something? I don’t get it . . .
PS. Sorry for all the videos lately. But it’s finals week, what else would one expect me to be doing if not wasting my life & precious studying time on Youtube?