June 1, 2010


Turn the Beat Around

Somebody has to say it. Might as well be me.

CTV has some new shows they're promoting. One of them is some dancin' show. With dancers. Young dancers, apparently drawn from one of them dancin' shows that I don't watch. Which is all fine; I'd far rather see real dancers who can kind of act, then real actors who can kind of dance. But anyway. The promotional spots for the show use the CTV news anchor - which is where this all falls down. It's like some old dude pretending to be all energetic about the show. 'Turn the beat around!' he emotes, sounding like my father asking what kids today listen to on the radio. Sigh. CTV? Promote the show with someone who sounds like they might watch the show. Haul one of the free summer interns you have floating around the newsroom onto the mic. Trust me on this.

CIL has ads for their new paints, that apparently have little symbols to prove they will go together. Really? We need garanimals for paint now? What happened with just sliding up and down the little paint strip? Was that really so hard? Guess so. Sigh.

Flicked on Oprah (shudder) to watch Sarah explain why she offered up her ex-husband for big money. Except she's telling me about it in the third person. I hate when people do that. And I don't believe anything they tell me 'she' did. I also hate people who say 'one would not be sure'...you know, using 'one' like that. Lorraine doesn't like these habits, as one would expect.

16 Comments:

Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Just asking... was it a specific Sarah? Palin? Perhaps Fergie or some other non-descript plebe? I guess you assume (gawd) that we are all current on events that most care little for? To your point, however, Royals or ex-pseudo-royals always talk in the turd person...

Anyway... if we are to join in on these rants, we need the facts, ma'am.

Please?

June 01, 2010 6:30 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Fergie. Broke Duchess of York.

Sorry.

June 01, 2010 7:00 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

No apology required. One was being a jerk!

June 01, 2010 7:05 PM  
Anonymous jmd said...

I think Fergie's exuse now is that she was drunk at the time.

I will offer access to my husband for some Canadian Tire money and a large French Vanilla Cappucino.

June 01, 2010 7:33 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I have $13.51 in Crappy Tire money, and a jar of Nescafe that my mother left here before she died ten years ago.

Can he cook?

June 01, 2010 7:34 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Hhhmm, Lorraine's buying men with Canadian Tire money and iced tea. This is waaay better than those Guatamalans burrowing their way to Phuket. Is there a video?

June 02, 2010 12:47 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Can my husband cook? He once cooked broccoli by boiling it in one giant clump, with the blue rubber band still around it.

Is this gonna be a deal breaker? Cuz I got his bags half-packed already.

June 02, 2010 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leaving the elastic on the broccoli is no big deal at Lorraine's house. She'll just tell the kids it's roughage. (is that how you spell roughage?)

Roz

p.s. how long would one steam entire clumps of broccoli w/ elastic?

June 02, 2010 9:39 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

I think he cooked it for at least an hour. There was no roughage left in that baby.

And your spelling is excellent.

June 02, 2010 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at least there was texture from the elastic and if it was red, remember - you eat with your eyes first!

Roz

June 02, 2010 9:46 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm away for a morning and all hell breaks loose.

jmd, offer me up something. Can he do anything better than he cooks?

June 02, 2010 11:33 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Ummm..... not really.

But I will sweeten the pot by throwing in my used book collection and my cat, Larry.

June 02, 2010 11:40 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Some of us can cook, you know -- and very well too, I might add. Not throwing my hat into the ring for Lorraine's auction, you understand, merely defending the rights of males the world over...!

The exception being throwing a frozen pizza (I am aware this is NOT cooking) and not removing the cardboard 'plate' said frozen concoction sits upon into the oven!

June 02, 2010 2:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

You're supposed to remove the cardboard?

(Wanders off to see what that funny smell is....)

June 02, 2010 3:24 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

And I did not realize it until I attempted to slice the pizza...

You'd think with a convection oven at 425 that the cardboard would, at the very least singe... nope, nothing; it actually looked better than the pizza did!

June 02, 2010 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably tasted better too.

Roz

June 03, 2010 8:59 AM  

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