Thursday, September 27, 2007

Grey's Anatomy S4ep1

Welcome back everyone! Summer is over and fall TV is here!

So much fun to see the interns, now residents, have their own interns.

Cristina's getting a bit of her old self back. She can't remember the names of her interns and is disappointed in her patient, at first. But then she exposes her softer side in surgery refusing to let the guy abandon his family, the people he loves. I did not expect her and Alex to open up to each other, but it was a touching moment.

Izzie had a deer as a patient - which is on par with her compassionate and heartfelt way to practicing medicine. When the deer popped up, the look on the dad's face was priceless. You know he was thinking "Crap! There goes dinner!"

Smart Lexie...introduce yourself during an emergency situation while people are trying to save lives. She really has great timing. This character is going to be so interesting. She's kind of like Meredith but not nearly as damaged. She had what Meredith didn't growing up...a mother who wanted her and a father who was around.

I feel so bad for George. He has been through so much in his first year as an intern and now he has to repeat it. That's so embarrassing. But Lexie, Meredith's half-sister and new intern, was the one who cheered him up. Not Izzie, not Callie and not Meredith. Best line of the episode: "You....are kinda awesome" (George to Lexie).

I love Miranda! She's not afraid to let people know how she feels. And she refuses to get involved in other people's business. Her former interns are continuing to go to her for help and advice, and she's relishing not having to deal with their drama.

Poor McDreamy, he has no one to talk to. Addison's left for LA and Burke is who knows where. I'll be interested to see if he and McSteamy can repair their friendship. I hope they can. Because I'd love to see them together as a team. That scene where McSteamy tells him he moved to Seattle to get him back was hilarious!!! And only slightly homosexual. :-) But that's what made it so funny.

Overall, I thought this episode was good, not great, but I'm just glad to have new episodes to watch again.

It really is all about me



I love this cartoon.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Italian Ingenuity

An old Italian man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig his tomato garden, but it was very hard work because the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

My Dear son Vincent, I feel bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant the tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to do the digging so I could plant tomatoes. Love,Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad, Don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the bodies. Love, Vinnie


At 4 the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances. Love, Vinnie

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Movies

What two movies featuring Kevin Bacon have the number 13 in their titles?

Friday the 13th, the 1980 horro flick, in which he played a murder victim; and Apollo 13, the 1995 space-program film, in which he portrayed astronaut Jack Swigert.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Movies

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What two movies featuring Kevin Bacon have the number 13 in their titles?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

SatC is filming!

It's official ladies! Our favorite four fabulous women are filming the Sex and the City movie in New York and pictures of the production are available (also here). As reported by the LA TImes, all of the men (Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis) are on board. The movie is scheduled for release in summer 2008. I must say I love SJP's shoes in that picture!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hump Day Humor: Pay Attention

First-year students at a vet school were receiving their first anatomy class, with a real dead cow. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet. The professor started the class by telling them, "In Vet Medicine it is necessary to have two important qualities as a doctor: The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the animal body."

For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the dead cow, withdrew it and stuck it in his mouth.

"Go ahead and do the same thing," he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitating for several minutes. But eventually took turns sticking a finger in the anal opening of the dead cow and sucking on it.

When everyone finished, the Professor looked at them and said, "The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention."

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: World Capitals

What capital city encircles a body of water known as the Lake of the Restored Sword?

Hanoi, Vietnam. The lake is also known as Hoan Kiem Lake.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: World Capitals

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What capital city encircles a body of water known as the Lake of the Restored Sword?

Harry Potter Movie News

The DVD for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released in the U.S. December 11. All four DVD sets (single disc, dual disc, HD and Blu-ray) will include an additional 17 minutes of footage from the movie. Dual disc will have a "sneak peek" at the Half-Blood Prince movie.

ALSO....

Jim Broadbent has been cast as Horace Slughorn for HBP. Broadbent has recently been seen in movies such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridget Jones' Diary, and Moulin Rouge.

AND....

Filming on HBP began yesterday! It is scheduled to be released in theatres November 18, 2008.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's September and that means...

...the return of new television programming! Woohoo! I will return to my episodic commentary on Grey's Anatomy and LOST (when it returns in February). The line up for new shows this season looks extremely promising, plus I'm looking forward to the return of some old ones. So, I'm curious....what shows will you be watching?

Also, I'm considering adding another show, or two, to my list to comment on. Vote on one show by leaving a comment, and I'll take that into consideration when I'm picking what to add. If I've missed a show you think I should consider, leave a comment.

*NEW:
Pushing Daisies
Dirty Sexy Money
Women's Murder Club

*RETURNING:
Brothers & Sisters
Private Practice (I'm counting this as returning because of the two hour special from last season's Grey's Anatomy)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hump Day Humor: The Priceless Date

Priceless Date Funny Jokes at JibJab

ANSWER - Tuesday Trivia: Movies

Who was the last film star to win back-to-back Oscars for Best Actor? How about Best Actress?

Tom Hanks won in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. Katharine Hepburn won in 1967 for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and in 1968 for The Lion in Winter.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Movies

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Who was the last film star to win back-to-back Oscars for Best Actor? How about Best Actress?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tuesday Trivia: Animals

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What animal has 46 ribs - more than any other?