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Mockingbird Lane, the Election, and Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

Nobody ever tells me anything. Apparently Bryan Fuller (the guy behind Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me) has been working for years (YEARS!) on a pilot for a Munsters reboot called Mockingbird Lane.  I’d heard someone was doing something Munsters-related but didn’t know it was Bryan Fuller, and didn’t know that EDDIE IZZARD was involved in the project as Grandpa.

Eddie Izzard as Sam Dracula
Will Mockingbird Lane be picked up for 2013 or will the one-hour pilot be the end?

Of course now I’m super excited but bummed at the same time, since the pilot cost $10 million, NBC is airing it on Friday, October 26 2012 as a stand-alone 1-hour special, and nobody but Bryan Fuller seems to think the show has any chance of being picked up for 2013. So the question is – do I watch it and have my heart broken when it doesn’t get picked up?

What makes me so sure I’ll even like it? Well, Eddie Izzard, for one. Some criticize his acting and say he should stick to stand-up, but I enjoyed him in Dmitry Lipkin’s woefully short-lived FX series, The Riches and I liked his roles in Mystery Men and that awful flick My Super Ex-Girlfriend. I’m a rabid fan of his comedy.

I also like Portia De Rossi, and not just because she’s married to Ellen DeGeneres. I loved her as Nelle on Ally McBeal and Stigmata is a guilty pleasure..

I’ll watch it.

Now, the Election. I know, I know. How could I go on and on about a TV pilot when there is so much to talk about in the political space? Bottom line? I choose to talk about TV because politics depress me, this election depresses me and I don’t have anything constructive to say. I continue to be surprised by the vitriol spewed in the media, through political ads, even (especially) in my Facebook news feed. I’ve seen good people say terrible things, and on more than one occasion I’ve found myself agreeing with people I don’t normally agree with. Ultimately, I will be glad when the election is over, and that’s all I’ll say about it. Yes, I will vote. Yes, I have been doing my homework so that my vote is based on knowledge rather than sensationalism, rhetoric and propaganda.

I mentioned that politics depressed me. Yeah, about that. I have been going through some life changes, coming out of a pretty deep dark depression, trying to do a great job at work and sort of finding myself all over again at 35. Unless I wanted to make that journey public (I didn’t) and unless I wanted to air my dirty laundry on the damned internet (I didn’t) I had to take a break for a while to get my head on straight. It’s still a little flewy (say it out loud – it’ll make sense) but I just had to pay to renew this domain name and thought, “why not start blogging again?”  All three of you missed me, right?

Until next time.

Monkey Poop – Or Why This Blog is Sometimes About Monkeys

I had a really weird dream about two months ago, or whenever I started this post the first time – February 22…so I had the dream the night of February 21st.  Wow.  Time flies.  I remember thinking, “I can’t go and have a dream about monkey poop and NOT blog about it.  That would be crazy.  The name of my blog is ‘not always about monkeys,’ which implies that it SOMETIMES is about monkeys, and this should be one of those times.”

My dear friend Steven is a wonderful artist, and I couldn’t help but think that blogging this would be much easier if he would just draw the pictures for me, but he works eleventy ten jobs and so do I, so I’ll make do with what I can find on flickr.  So here it is, my Monkey Poop dream.

There is a party in my back yard.  There is a nice patio out there (not like now, where there is mud out there and not a patio) and lots of people are there.  We’re all there to talk about some important stuff about politics, but I don’t know anything about politics, so I feel  uncomfortable and when it is my turn to talk I turn all red and excuse myself, because my monkey is missing.

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I Resent Sanctimonious So-And-Sos

I also hate assholes. They’ve finally arrested Drew Peterson for something – though it has nothing to do with the disapperance of his latest wife, it’s still something. The murder of his third wife, to be precise, and according to msn as he got the cuffs slapped on him he said “I guess I should have turned in those library books.” Plus, his mugshot is totally smarmy and makes me want to kick him in the face repeatedly with steel-toed shoes covered in bat excrement. Read all about it here, and get your “shitkickers” ready.

On a much smaller scale, I also take issue with Jack Goes Forth, wherein he went ahead and said that there were no interesting Richmond-based bloggers. Now, I don’t criticize him for writing about his drunken sexual escapades, yet I take issue with him making a broad, sweeping statement about Richmond-based bloggers. Has he read every single Richmond-based blogger? I doubt it. Get off your high-horse, Drunk Boy. But I still read your blog every day.

Here is a list of things that are pissing me off today:

The transformer on the power line that feeds electricity into my house went BOOM today and Dominion has no way of actually speaking to a live human being. I called to report the outage on the “Automated Reporting Line Thingy” and they have a button you can press if you want to report further information than your lights just being out. I hit the button, and the first option was “If you heard an explosion, press one.” That’s crazy to me. Because instead of transferring you to someone right away because you heard AN EXPLOSION, the automated lady says “Thanks for your call, your problem has been reported.” Hello? EXPLOSION, people. Don’t you want to make sure no birds or pets were harmed in your crappy-ass transformer rendering the power line that dips waaayyy too low into my backyard for my comfort unusable? They are supposed to call me when it’s fixed. It’s not yet, and I fear for the turkey sausages and coffee creamer in my fridge.

Actually, that’s got me so pissed off that I can’t think of anything else to report.

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