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2 Of My Favorite Showmen Briefly Shared A Stage Last Night

David Letterman  & Steven Colbert

the joke being that they shared a bathroom key now

but it also helped draw attention to donating to the red cross which is busy helping those who have recently had to deal with sever flooding in the USA

it’ll be a sad day for me when either of these two go off the air, Colbert being a favorite source of current events with a witty take, & Letterman for the candid class he just seems to have when giving interviews, sure Leno might be more hip to the web generation I’m a part of, but I just haven’t seen that same air of showmanship in him…

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Healthy Weight?

I’m seriously trying to eat healthier this year, after a long series of occasional half-assed attempts & fleeting fascinations with nutrition info in the past. I recently discovered the  Dr. Oz show too, which is now one of my favorite parts of day time TV.

We’ll see how this goes… heh, no but for real, so far.. not so bad. So who knows, this might actually be real progress, or so I hope. But yeah, either way it’s worth putting in the effort, cuz’ I’ve been spending a little too much money on vending machines & eating out in recent times, & there are a couple pieces of clothing I’m not ready to let go of simply cuz’ they don’t fit so nice anymore.

Now, being the neurotic numbers nerd that I am, I’ve found this BMI Calculator at the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute’s website handy, & possibly a little more trustworthy than others. However, we still know what they say, for a more acurate depiction consult a physician, did I mention I need to save money though?

Anyway, I’ve seen friends try the South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, or just simply go vegan, & I’ve observed mild success as well as unenviable failure. As for me, I’ve pretty much concluded that there are only two food rules that work for me, especially if this is going to be a lifestyle change, & those are: that it’s not what I eat, it’s how much I eat (cuz’ there are certain guilty pleasures I doubt I’ll ever have the discipline to quit) & that variety’s the spice of life, I love the adventure of trying some new foods, & that’s probably my best chance at rounding out the load of vitamins & minerals we’re all supposed to be getting as well, right? & Please, if there’s something delicious you know of that you’re not sure I’ve tried, feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments.


Olivia Wilde

www.wildethings.org

actress, ACLU member, & co-executive director of Artists For Peace & Justice, noticed her while watching an episode of Real Time With Bill Maher


The Flintstones

An animated/cartoon American TV show produced by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, The Flintstones began airing 50 years ago today. Set in the town of Bedrock, the main characters included Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, their daughter Pebbles, and pet dinosaur, Dino, their neighbors were Barney Rubble, his wife Betty, and their son Bamm-Bamm. The show eventually ended in 1966, but it’s characters have had several various revivals through the years.


Juno

a 2007 flick I watched on TV sometime this late spring, good, true, likeable characters, the main one is Juno MacGuff played by Ellen Page, a teenager in high school, who becomes pregnant, it’s a touching story in the right ways, in cool ways, & there’s some nifty dialogue, script written by Diablo Cody


TV Tower

blog post: 8.April.2009

(also Fernsehturm) in Berlin, Germany

built in the late 1960s

a photo of it as it was decorated during the summer of 2006 around the time when Germany was host to the World Cup,

a friend & I went up inside it and viewed some beautiful sights out over the surrounding city during that time


Network

a 1976 movie, a movie which I watched a little while ago, fictionally based on the UBS television network at the time, to be considered a classic, in my opinion, & not just for “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore” – Howard Beale (character played by Peter Finch)

other main characters: Diana Christensen (played by Faye Dunaway) & Max Schumacher (played by William Holden)

satirical enough not be taken as seriously morbid or disturbing (or perhaps contrariwise, as exactly that), it still makes one think, about TV & how money makes the world go ’round, & does slightly put us on our guard, &/or make us wonder what can be done for the better, the frequent rapid dialogue and fervor of the characters in the film make it run along quite entertainingly

after all is said & done, if the movie does in fact strike sever angst in some of us, it is notable that it is from the middle of the 1970s, & the attitudes & concerns expressed then are similar to ones now, over three decades later, so I wouldn’t be predicting a dooms day of sorts (the dawning of the programming era, & the end of humanism) just yet, however there is plenty of room for improvement on TV.