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Monday, April 27, 2009

To discuss a Weekend Update: The Hills Are Alive, Kate Winslet's Still Naked, and Big Poppa

Sorry I've been MIA since the Snuggie post. Actually, nix that. If I was MIA, I'd be singing "Swagga Like Us" on the Grammy stage, waiting for my water to break on Lil Wayne.
I was at a two-day reporters conference on Thursday and Friday, then decided to enjoy the first days of nice weather we've had in Pennsylvania this spring. (MILF, usually on the last Friday of the month, will be this Friday instead.)
Here's the Weekend Update:
  • You know you're in a downward spiraling industry when one reporter announces she's attending the conference because the original person was laid off the day before, and the first speaker, a veteran editor, accepted a buy-out in the winter. Other than that, newspapers are alive and well!
  • I watched the Making the Band Season Finale on Thursday night. Drama! You may have noticed I didn't do any TV Play by Plays on the Danity Kane/Day 25/Donnie "Not Quite Justin Timberlake" Klang show this season. That's because Diddy broke up Danity Kane, and I was holding a grudge like a 12-year-old girl. Well, in the season finale, Danity Kane reunites-- minus Andrea, who Diddy fired the episode before. If there's a bigger trainwreck than Aubrey, I'd like you to show me. Aubrey, who is the Yoko of Danity Kane, announced she is getting her own reality show, following her failure travails on Broadway. You know, because nothing makes more sense than to leave a multi-platinum, uber-successful, MTV-backed group for the popularity of Playboy and a stint on the Great White Way.
  • Wow, I get way too upset about Making the Band.
  • Whatever happened to O-Town?
  • Capricorn and I spent Friday night at a church 20-somethings Game Night. We played a game called "The Game of Things." Example: "Things You Wear to Bed." I might write down, "t-shirt," "boxers" or "love cuffs." Then you go around the room, guessing who said what. I was terrible at the game, as I went for jokes rather than winning. Sample answer: "What's with the guy who got the "heart" power on Captain Planet," in response to "Things you'd complain about in hell."
  • Saturday: Capricorn and I had Date Night. Sure, we've been dating for seven months now, but sometimes you need to set an actual day where you purposefully do something planned and romantic. Taking her out for McNuggets doesn't count.* So I cooked dinner (fajitas), we went out for dessert, and came back and watched "The Reader." Capricorn had been dying to see this Kate Winslet movie for months. It's excellent-- tell your boyfriends that Kate is crazy nude in the movie. Then they will be sucked in before they realize it's actually about love and stuff.
  • Sunday: You need know nothing more about Capricorn than this: We watched The Reader Saturday, and then she was all about my selection for Sunday: "Notorious," a biopic of the life and tragedy of Notorious B.I.G. No-no-no-Notorious! Coincidentally, there's a lot of nudity in this movie too, but it's mostly hos going down on Big Poppa, who evidently was the cock of the walk. It's a good movie, if, like me, you love old-school hip-hop (eh, Joshlos?) and get somewhat aroused at hearing classics like "Mo Money, Mo Problems" or "Juicy." If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go watch "The Reader" or something.
  • According to the movie, which Puffy/P Diddy/Diddy/Sean John produced, Puffy used to be a street-savvy gangsta. Now, he says things like "Bitchassness" and gets in arguments with members of boy band Day 26. What would Biggie say about all this, Diddy?
  • I start practice next week for "The Sound of Music." I got the part of Max, so I'll have two songs, lots of stage time and I'll be the comic relief. I'll keep you updated on how things go. I wonder if the director would be open to changing the script so that Max ends up having a secret affair with Maria and fathers her bastard child. Just a thought.
* Unless it's a 10-piece. Those are expensive.

16 comments:

Sam_I_am said...

Isn't Kate Winslet allergic to clothing? That's what I heard anyway.

Comic relief? How do you expect to pull that one off?

Children of the Nineties said...

O-Town, wow. Thank you for that, it is absolutely going on my list.

Racquel Valencia said...

My boyfriend and I actually SNUCK IN to see 'Notorious' on opening night back in January because it was sold out. We didn't get caught, despite being the only white people in the theatre. I guess tattoos and piercings really DO make you look tough, since no one harassed us.

It remains one of the most badass things I've ever done.

Heather said...

What did happen to O-Town?? If you find out, let me know. I remember back in the day - there was a cute guy in my class who used to sing "All or Nothing" to me... *sigh* Those were the days...
And congrats on getting the part. I think you should have the actual production filmed so we can all watch.

Jess said...

Congratulations on getting the part! That's great.

And, thank you for reminding all of us of O-Town. Remember their song Liquid Dreams and the entirely inappropriate video that accompanied this?

Geiger Girl said...

Grats on getting the part, you definitely gotta youtube the production so we can cheer you on!

Amy xxoo said...

First off, i love your weekend updates. Second of all, i'm not into women or anything but Kate Winslet is a gorgeous, healthy woman - why shouldnt she spend all her time naked ?

Thirdly - Danity Kane are only successful in the US but even i know Aubrey O'Day is one hot mess...

hautepocket said...

I tagged you on my blog today I'm sorry.

Congrats on the Sound of Music and thanks for the advice on the Kate flick. I've been plotting my course of action for getting Boyfriend to watch this. I think you just solved the problem for me.

spleeness said...

Hey, I'd been wanting to see The Reader. I'll use your advice on my hubby...!

Kylie said...

I want to see Notorious SOOOOOOO bad!!

joshlos said...

Y'know.. I've not actually seen Notorious yet. I've been wanting to since it came out, though. Always having been more into the west coast stuff, not to mention 2Pac, I tended to stay away from B.I.G.'s music. However, I have to admit "Ready To Die" is an absolutely incredible album. Also, "Warning" is my favorite B.I.G. song... "Who the hell is this? / Pagin' me at 5:46 in the mornin' / crack of dawn and / Now I'm yawnin' / Wipe the cold out my eyes / See who's this paging me and why..."

Also, it's too bad journalism's in the dumper like it is. I'm now in a "stable" job, but I do miss getting paid to write, even if it was just whatever change got scrounged up from the associate publisher's office couch.

Andy said...

Congrats Andy! Andys seem to be getting theater parts! ;) Though you get to sing, I get t look kind of moronic. Blame the director.

Cadence said...

Congrats on the nun musical! Being Max will be totally fun. Also, you guys should see Revolutionary Road. It's full of awkward moments that make you want to crack bad jokes to the person sitting next to you just to relieve the tension.

Kellie said...

Congrats on getting the part! That is rad!

And you really liked The Reader? This is good. I can use this to convince the hubs that other straight men liked it...

Jenners said...

Congrats on getting the role of Max! That is cool. And I am typing this will all sincerity.

Your church game thing cracked me up. Always go for the joke. Always.

My brother works at a newspaper and well...he pretty much waits every day to be fired. They keep forcing these unpaid furloughs on them and they are happy because ... well, they are not fired.

And I do think Diddy has kind of lost his "street" cred. I think after the first million, it kind of goes out the window.

The Logarithmic Spiral said...

Just remember, "There's no way to stop it, no there's not way to stop it if the earth wants to roll around the sun. You're a fool if you worry, you're a fool if you worry about anything but little number one."

Break a leg! I'm gonna be hitting the stage for SOM again as well in 3 weeks. Gotta love encore performances....

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