Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arr! Be sure to brush up on your pirate talk, even you Germans out there (and Laura)! And then go hit on pirates!
And here is a little lesson for you: never turn your back.
According to Laura, I am cultured: “… add some much needed culture to your lives except for Lauren who has season tickets to the symphony and eats pastries at fancy bakeries so is way more cultured than the rest of us.”
If only my life was still full of eating pastries and going to the symphony. I can’t afford to do either nearly as often as I’d like. But it’s nice to know that my friends think of me that way.
According to creators of Dog Bites Man, Portland looks enough like Spokane to film a show about Spokane there. I haven't been to Portland recently, but from what I remember, they don't look alike. I am watching the show now, I am now examining all of the outside shots to see how well they are passing it off. So far there just seems to be too much traffic for Spokane.
But this wouldn't be an issue if people in Spokane had a sense of humor. It would be awesome if they actually filmed the show in Spokane, went to real Spokane places, and referenced real Spokane things. It doesn't make any sense that they are doing this improvisational show and interviewing real people, but they aren't in the city they are claiming to be in. Why? Because it is such a typical Spokane thing to not realize what the show is trying to do, and that it could be a good thing for Spokane. According to the Spokesman-Review:
"The last thing you'd want the nation to think is that there's some sort of reality in that, and that's how people behave here," said Jeanna Hofmeister, who handles communications between film companies and the city for Convention and Visitors Bureau. She discouraged the show from filming in town because it was starting to get a bad reputation nationwide for tricking interviewees. "We're a town filled with good people and good journalists, and we don't need somebody using us as the butt of their bad jokes."
They wanted to film there, but nooooo. The people making the show haven't even been to Spokane. Thanks, Jeanna.
I just read on Boing Boing that the video of Stephen Colbert's speech has been removed from YouTube, and so the link from my previous post will not work. C-Span has claimed copyright infringement. I hope you watched it earlier this week!
If you did miss it, you can still read the transcript.
I have been a big Stephen Colbert fan since day 1 of The Daily Show. That was back when I was in high school and Craig Kilburn was the host. My friends gave me a hard time back then because I said I had a crush on him (tall, dark, well dressed, confident, funny, smart…what's not to like?). So of course now I watch The Colbert Report after The Daily Show fairly regularly (after the Sex and the City reruns).
Last night both shows talked about the White House Correspondent Dinner on C-Span, and of course I wanted to see it for myself. Before I even had a chance to find the video online today, Normen sent me the link via Sametime.
While watching the videos (I multi-task hardcore), I started clicking around the blogs and found http://thankyoustephencolbert.org, which of course, I signed. And now I am adding to the "buzz" by posting about it here too.
If you haven't watched it, watch it. It it funny, not hysterical, but funny. The amazing part is that he is saying these things with Bush sitting feet away.
At least read a story about it.
My parents are pretty much the only people I know who still forward me chain emails with subjects like "Funny!" and "This really happened!" So normally, I am not too excited when I see an email from one of them with an attachment. But today, my mom sent me this picture because she knows that I love pink flamingos (in addition to garden gnomes, but that is besides the point). It did make me laugh out loud this morning at work, which was a pretty good way to start my day.
Are blogs the new email chain? Instead of forwarding this to 50 of my closest friends, I find myself just posting it here, which is pretty much the same thing. At least it isn't as intrusive.
Thanks Mom, even though I know you aren't reading this because I won't send you a link. I mentioned to her that I have a blog, but since I don't want to make my online rantings too public, I don't really advertise it. I figure that if people really want to find it, they can on their own, since it really is incredibly easy to find (Google my name, follow first link, and then click the "my blog" link).
According to Susan, I look like Elizabeth Banks from 40-Year-Old Virgin. I don’t see it, but what do you think?
UPDATE: If you are trying to figure out what celebrity YOU look like, see my new post.