11 July 2007

Random Quizzilla

1) Name one "oldie" tune (30+ years old) and one new tune (less than 1 year old) that you've included on any of your current Playlists.

"Sugar, Sugar" - The Archies. "Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs. Or, as it's known in our house of Wizard of Oz zealots: "Ruby Ruby Ruby Slippers!"

2) On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as the highest), about how popular is your last name?

10 +++++. Also, I never thought the Charlies Angels jokes would get old but they're wearing thin. Be careful what you wish for.

3) Have any new TV shows grabbed your attention so far this summer?

The Dell’Olios turned me onto "Flight of the Conchords" on HBO. Love it. I've been playing catch up online. The show's humor is frighteningly reminiscent of my brother P -- I'm reminded of his random poems of yore like “I Love to Boot on Chauncy Street” and his mini-documentary on the Cavity Creeps' ill-fated attack on Toothopolis. Good stuff. 2) "The Singing Bee." I had an idea for a show like this three years ago but was too busy birthing babies to flesh it out. My version was called "Extreme Karoake" and did not have the vapid and witless Joey Fatone as a host or any scantilly-clad Honey Bee dancers. Maybe it should have...this show is so excrutiatingly horrible -- it's fantastic. 3) "Scott Baio is 45 and Single" (the horror). It's going to be impossible to stay away from this one for many reasons. First, I don't believe for a minute that this guy wants to get married. Hasn't he been linked to porn stars and playmates for years and years? Second, a friend mentioned that he must not be getting laid as regularly, thus the reality show. I disagreed. No way. While reality shows like this reek of desperation, appearing in one is a huge turn off. Non-aphrodisiac, lady repellent. Turns out, Chachi in Charge is not really single; he's in a semi-committed relationship with some Pam Anderson body double. He's just whoring himself out for the cash. A good career move for Super Stone Jack? Only if his goals are to become a caricature of himself. Wikipedia sums up "Chachi Arcola's" legacy best: "His catchphrase 'Wah wah wah' never caught on."

4) When was the last time you forgot something? What was it, and how long did it take to remember it?

I forgot to pick up Paulie’s OJ at the market this morning. He won’t LET me forget it.

5) When was the last time you forgave someone? Who was it and what for?

This morning. I forgave myself for forgetting the OJ. I love him fiercely but that dear 3-year old needs to get some perspective.

5 comments:

jal said...

1. Oldie = "Rock the Boat" by the Hughes Corporation, Newer = "Beautiful Liar" - Freemasons Remix by Beyonce and Shakira. Heard it at Avalon Saturday night and loved it even more!!!

2. 2. Unless your in England then the "waite"'s are everywhere!!!

3. Got hooked on "My Life on the D List" - don't think it's new but it's new to us. "So You Think You Can Dance" - my favorite show eva!
"The Singing Bee" is interesting but I predict it won't last. Where do they find those people? Is it some theme park throng who is just happy to be out of the sun and in a/c? Although last nights winner (a 4th grade teacher) would likely be the coolest 4th grade teacher ever!

4. I forgot my cell phone on my desk at work yesterday. I got down to the lobby and had to come all the way back up for it. Phew - that was close.

5. This morning. My co-worker who sent me a bitchy e-mail about an employee transaction gone wrong. I later discovered she initiated and completed aforementioned transaction and have the documentation to prove it. I forgive you.

Anonymous said...

1-Gimme Shelter by The Stones Daughter by Louden Wainwright, per KJ
2-10. Common Irish
3-Only watch NESN, ESPN
4-I forget
5-I hold grudges

wmd said...

1) Peace Frog by The Doors and Intervention by Arcade Fire.

2) 5. not so much here other than Louis D. the fashion designer but all the rage in Italy.

3) Definitely Flight of the Conchords. Big fan, BIG fan. Murray is the best.

4) As of yesterday, forgot where my EFFING parking pass is!!!! now it's $15 a day.

5) Forgive? sure. Forget? neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeever..

lpd said...

1. Oldie: Getting Better, Beatles
Newbie: Baby Brother, White Stripes

2. 2 (see WMD's comment)

3. Digging "Flight of the Conchords". The premier episode, "Sally" is the best. Did you know there are TWO competing lip synch shows out there? I'm dying to see them both. Also a big fan of "Next Food Network Star" (food geek)

4. I forgot to put in a Peapod order this week.

5. I've forgiven SOME of the seated people on the Silver Line who look the other way when a 9-month pregnant woman gets on the train.

Anonymous said...

1. Old the Monkees New?Paul McCartney's latest
2. 9+ Burke - enough said
3. Big Love - HBO series about a polygamist family. I would be happy to take on some sister wives if it wouldl mean I could get out myself of the morning carpool or litterbox duty.
3. I can't remember the last thing I forgot.
4. I forgave my dog for chewing my new sandal, who can resist a good thong.
Cousin BJ