Tuesday, December 04, 2012

2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS - Tonight! Oddball Costumes Galore...

If you like beautiful young women dressed in skimpy underwear with bizarre accessories, well, tonight's your night: the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will be aired on CBS here in the U.S. of A.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show model
"I look so HOT. And so silly. At the same time."
The actual show took place several weeks ago, and photos of the outfits were shown in many news outlets and online (such as the New York Daily News). Like those hoity-toity fashion shows in Paris, Milan, and New York, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show features a bevy of very attractive and ridiculously in-shape (and/or anorexic-looking) women wearing absurd outfits that no ordinary working girl would wear, or could possibly afford.

A big theme at this year's Victoria's Secret show is skimpy undergarments with butterfly-type wings, flower-covered appendages, and other stuff attached to the back. Huh? It doesn't seem all that attractive in the first place, to say nothing of being impractical. Who wants to get poked in the eye by a giant sequined insect wing when trying to get frisky with one's mate?

 Regardless, the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will have boffo TV ratings and will spark millions of tweets and Facebook posts, because it seems both men and women watch this show closely each year: women because they love putting these type of garments on, and men because they love, well, taking them off. Turn your TV or other device to CBS at 10 p.m. Eastern and watch a thousand butterflies bloom, or fly, or strut, or whatever.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tomorrow's "iCarly" to Feature Animated Carly, Sam, Freddie

iCarly animated characters
The "iCarly" gang gets animated Saturday night.

The "iCarly" gang gets animated in the Nov. 10th episode, "iBust a Thief." The episode features a short cartoon called "Hungry Sam," in which the character's appetite gets the best of her in a bizarrely unexpected way.

In the episode, Sam's laptop gets stolen, and she leaves no stone (or anything else) unturned until she finds out who took it. It's Sam at her obsessive, tunnel-visioned best (or worst, rather).

You'll find a preview of tomorrow night's "iCarly" here.  

"iBust a Thief" premieres Nov. 10th at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Nickelodeon.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Watch Big Bird in New Obama Ad (Video)

As you've no doubt heard, the Obama re-election campaign has created a TV ad featuring Big Bird that spoofs Mitt Romney's pledge to eliminate funding for PBS. You can see the ad below, but maybe not for long: Sesame Workshop, the organization that created "Sesame Street," has told the Obama campaign that it wants the ad removed.

The ad is funny, though it's anybody's guess whether it will have an impact on the election. And regardless of what one thinks about the funding of public broadcasting, the big yellow bird does look a little, um (how to gently say this?), overstuffed around the midsection. Perhaps it wouldn't be such a bad thing if he had a little less bird feed in his dish.

Maybe in their upcoming debates, Obama and Romney can discuss the relative merits of Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The "Most Interesting Man in the World" Speaks!

He has to shoo his wild cat off his kitchen counter. He's met royalty and gone hiking up sheer mountain cliffs. He's "The Most Interesting Man in the World," the grizzled, world-traveling spokesman for Dos Equis beer, and you can meet the man behind the man in this radio profile.

He's Jonathan Goldsmith, and he's been urging viewers to "Stay thirsty, my friends" for several years now. In real life, he lives in Vermont. Where he can presumably wrestle bears, balance moose on top of his head, and wring maple syrup out of trees with his bare hands.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Clint Eastwood Talks to Chair; Shakes Up Republican Convention

Presidential conventions have long been micromanaged, pre-packaged infomercials, but veteran actor Clint Eastwood offered an unscripted "What the F..." moment in his speech at Thursday's final session of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. You can view the full Clint Eastwood speech below.

The 82-year-old actor and director seemed like the cranky grandpa at the Thanksgiving dinner, delivering an off-the-wall 11-minute talk in which he spoke to a chair next to the lectern, which represented President Barack Obama. Several times Eastwood pretended to be listening the the chair, saying "What? I can't do that to myself."

The speech's bizarre and comic moments often had the convention delegates in the hall laughing and cheering, but it's not clear how the speech played with the millions watching at home. No matter what one thinks of Eastwood or GOP nominee Mitt Romney, the actor's oddball speech was definitely one of the few semi-spontaneous moments you'll see in this year's major party conventions.

Unfortunately, Romney had the task of closing out the convention with his acceptance speech-- no easy task after Eastwood brought down the house with his Chair Whisperer routine.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"The Hunger Games" Re-Enacted by Beanie Babies (VIDEO)

Here's a way to experience "The Hunger Games" as never before: no, not in 3D, but in a re-enactment by Beanie Babies. Unless you've been living on another planet, or under a very large (and soundproof) rock, you've no doubt heard of the new movie "The Hunger Games," based on the absurdly popular book of the same name. Now you can view a version of the megahit story portrayed by the megahit stuffed toy from the 1990s. What could be better?

“The Beanie Baby Hunger Games," created by Jeff Luppino-Esposito & Jamie T. McCelland, is said to be true to the books. I have not yet read the books, but I know that they involve games, hunger, and a bunch of good-looking young people trying to kill each other. Wait, isn't that "Jersey Shore"?

OK, perhaps not. I do know that the lead character is named Katniss, which makes me think of catnip. And hearing the word "hunger" 20 times a day leaves me thinking of food constantly. I wonder what Pavlov and his famous pooch would make of that.

Even if you're not a fan of hunger, or of games, check out “The Beanie Baby Hunger Games," and leave your comments below on what you think of the video, the movie, the books, or your favorite sandwich. Oh hey, look, it's lunchtime!