Showing posts with label tv. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tv. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Introducing: Columbo Clothes and Laughs Blog!

 I have found a new hobby and it is Columbo. 

To support this obsession, I have started a new blog: Columbo Clothes and Laughs
There we will discuss the vintage fashion and humor of the Columbo television show.

For episodes where there are more than three excellent outfits, there will be a poll for everyone to pick their favorite. 

New posts every Wednesday, just as the original episodes aired!

 Thank you very much, Lieutenant!


Monday, June 22, 2015

my friend is on TV!

(technically my friend's sister, but she's my friend, too dammit!)

odd mom out is a new show on monday nights on bravo. written by and starring jill kargman, it's quirky, funny, smart and co-stars the (scene-stealing) newcomer KK Glick.

when i knew KK, she was called kristen. she is the 4 years younger sister of my best friend beth. the first time beth slept over my house in 7th grade, we made an Iroquois longhouse diorama and took screwdrivers around the house tightening all the screws on the light switchplates.

i slept in KK's bed dozens of times from 7th through 12th grade. she and beth shared a room and KK would often weekend nights sleep over a friend's house, leaving a free bed for me to poach. beth and KK have a cool older sister and brother, their brother in particular was himself a friendly allstar athlete and had lots of friendly allstar athlete friends who were always hanging around their house - it was basically heaven for a 15 year old girl, and i slept over there a lot.

back to KK - she was quite a bit younger, but still funny and not annoying - she was into sports and did her own thing with the acting - i remember seeing her do summer music as a little 10 year old kid, singing "Go to Timbuktu!" (Oliver, I'd Do Anything) and 'summer nights' from Grease. 

going to woodloch

we went on many vacations with her family - woodloch pines in the summer and killington in the winter. i wish i had some pictures that include KK with me here in NC, but instead here's my mom and beth riding in their maroon woody minivan to the poconos.

barney & oreo

the only other KK-related photo i have here is this, and this is a sad story which might end up on odd mom out someday - it's KK's christmas present bunny, named Oreo, we kept him overnight at our house for a day or two beforehand to help with the christmas surprise, here he is with my rabbit Barney. i think Oreo lasted about 1 day before he tragically died somehow of natural causes in his hutch. it was probably traumatic for KK.  pretty soon thereafter, they ended up getting Murphy, a small white ball of tail wagging fluff who loved to lick.

christmas 93

anyway, i am so proud of KK for following her dreams and landing this amazing role on major Big Time TV.  she plays dr. vanessa and is calm and hilarious. she is so much like her real self, it's hard to believe she is acting.

in last week's episode, they said my name! kind of.  jill is telling her husband to find love and remarry if she should die first, and she suggests he remarry 'lolly mctammany' - haha!  see the 30 second video here: Odd Mom Out

see KK saying funny things:
KK tours Jill's Bedroom

check out
KK Glick on Bravo

KK Glick's personal website

KK Glick's twitter.

KK Glick's instagram.

so maybe check out the show if you like to laugh. i'd like to nominate KK Glick for an emmy.  

in her honor, here is a video of van halen "dreams." 

and also one of extreme 'more than words.' 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

things that are hooked

Check out this amazing 70's vintage authentic $25,000 Pyramid Game Show t-shirt I posted last night to Etsy.

Be a Winner!

Dick Clark is a superhero.

This lady is also a superhero!

Jumping group hugs!

This shirt came to me via Super Allison at Robin Egg Surprise Vintage.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

mama? is that you mama?

watching the 'nature' show on pbs last night called 'odd couples' about different species of animals being friends. basically it was different animals (cheetah, deer) that were friends with retrievers. retrievers are very friendly animals!

pouncey was EXTREMELY interested in this show. he went right up to the screen when the dog who could have been his twin was pouncing around. he sat 6 feet from the tv and watched intently until it ended. when they showed other animals (goose and tortoise) he was not interested.  maybe his little pea brain works better than i give him credit for!

Friday, February 24, 2012

speaking of nekkid basketball

i've said before the local commercials around here are weird, but this is the latest weirdest.

it's a personal injury law firm. two older male lawyers dressed in business suits are on a high school basketball court. 

with a girl in a half shirt and tiny mini skirt. 


who is she? why is she there? is she a lawyer too? secretary? just a woman for hire? how is this related? or relevant? in any way?

sex sells. but does it sell lawyers? makes them seem lecherous and sleazy and distracted to me.

save the sluts for the beer ads, i want my lawyers in libraries.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

catch the feeling! (shoulder thrust)

i am in love with this skyland auto girl. if i saw her on the street i would be completely starstruck and ask for her autograph.

she's been doing these car commercials for the past couple of years at least. she matches her outfits to whatever major holiday is going on. she ends almost every one with "catch the feeling!" and does a jaunty little shoulder thrust.

it's amazing.

local commercials are unbelievable around here. almost as good as flea market montgomery.

it's just like, it's just like, a mini-mall! hey hey!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

every kiss

begins with "e" - every begins with e. dammit kay!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

2 tvs

i realized last night that some television brings me feelings of peace; some television brings me feelings of agitation.

baseball and golf bring peace.

nature shows about cheetahs and polar bears bring me peace.

my inner landscape is flowing and free and soothed while watching.

99% of commercials, the news, bill maher, pro football, hyper-dramatic reality shows based on nothing but the drama between idiots bring me great agitation. i find myself talking back to the tv. out loud. twisted inside. in actual clenched physical pain watching these nitwits and the sensory overload of their mindless, shallow violence. 

maybe i'm too critical or empathetic, but the pain i feel is real and toxic.

don't even get me started on entourage. is this the best we can do? as a culture, this is what we choose to glorify? money, drugs, and pornography?  it's maddening!

bring on the peaceful easy tv.

Monday, August 29, 2011

cock clock

i wonder how many suicides are caused at least partially by the '60 minutes' stopwatch ticking.

it must be the most depressing sound on all of TV.

just listen as click click by click click your weekend disappears.

now have a fantastic monday!

Monday, July 11, 2011

lazy logos

the washington nationals logo looks too much like the walgreens logo.

the amtrak logo looks too much like the bank of america logo.

if you ask me.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

no brag just fact

classic line, highly repeatable, by walter brennan in 'the guns of will sonnett'

brought to my attention by DAD

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

satchel paige's incredible business card

saw an episode of 'auction kings' last night with one of satchel paige's old business cards. he printed this on the back:

1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
2. If you stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
5. Avoid running at all times.
6. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

i googled it & found he called this "How to Keep Young."
pretty fucking badass!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

smithsonian polar bears show

there's an awesome special on tv this week called polar bears on thin ice.

i have no idea how the cameramen could get so close to the polar bears, seals, walruses, greenland sharks, without being attacked but the footage is incredible.

one mama polar bear has triplet cubs, which is unusual, they normally only have 1 or 2 pups at a time. there isn't enough food for all three, so there's one 'frail pup' who is half the size of his brothers and still pink and rides on his mama piggyback style and squeals and whines. it's the cutest thing i've ever seen on tv.

eventually they say that the frail cub dies, but i think the cameraman stuffed him in his backpack, sent him to oxnard california, and then i bought him and named him nacho.

check out the video here:

more on the show here: polar bear: living on thin ice

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

go heels!

classic college jeopardy. blind girl from dartmouth tells the truth about coach k:

Friday, December 24, 2010

murray christmas

i think the cleveland show is pretty damn funny. rollo reminds me of holden (RIP). i love how cleveland pronounces merry and marry like "murray."
i can't stop saying it that way.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


i decided i was being mean to people i don't know on here today, and deleted the posts about zuckerman's hands and donald trump television and here is a picture of nacho's gullet.


oh to be like nacho and have a brain the size of a walnut, fresh snuggies to drool on, and an everwagging tail...

i spent the majority of my adult life without a tv. which meant that i spent a lot of time online. i missed having a tv during college basketball season and that's it.

in the past couple years, the situation has changed, definitely for the better, and now there is a big screen tv in the family room and i spend a couple hours every night in front of it.

i thought it was supposed to be relaxing and turn people into unthinking zoned-out zombies. instead i often find myself anxious and yelling at the screen and hating humanity.

i love the show pawn stars. i love the real emotion and hope and validation non-actors get in selling their treasures.

i love watching sports on tv. i hate the announcers. we turn on woody durham on the radio and sync it to the tv during carolina basketball. i learn so much more about the teams that way - radio announcers kick ass. tv announcers blow hard.

last night for example the following shows stressed me out:

cash cab - while i love the true emotion of non-actors (again) i am anxious while watching it imagining if i'd been in the cab and didn't know the answers

millionaire matchmaker - the plastic surgery and shallowness was overwhelming. completely. and the loneliness. egos. delusions. uggghhh.

even the golf channel, which you would think would lull a person to peaceful rest, had a show about how donald trump strong-armed his way into polluting the northeast coast of scotland with his 'biggest' and 'best' and 'most lavish' golf course that he's building in the dunes there. he is an ass. if he wanted to appreciate the dunes and let people enjoy walking through them, he could've created a park instead of a multi-million dollar exclusive golf course in the beautiful fragile ecosystem. now if you want to walk in those dunes you'll have to pay exorbitant greens fees. and half your month's salary to stay at the fake garish castle he's renovating. america, fuck yeah!

so i guess i should just stick with pawn stars, house hunters, and unc basketball with the volume off.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

when flaffy poop

he likes to chew the toys, but he is no chewing them, he's peeing on them.

he mark alllll the place in the house and where flaffy poop outside or inside he just running in circle

and after that sometimes i said he just step all in the poop and he making a mess

Saturday, September 25, 2010

moose humping mailbox

thank you animal planet

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

send us money, we'll send cassettes