Archive for April 25th, 2009

Better Off Ted

April 25, 2009

 

dd-goodmanontv18_0499915463I usually don’t care for television shows. I was so distanced from sitcoms for so long on tour, that when I got back into trying to watch TV, there was shows like Arrested Development and The Office, which took me a while to understand the style of. 

(I still don’t get all the hoopla about The Office) 

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I DO however like 30 Rock, and enjoyed Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Better Off Ted reminds me of both of these shows a little. Its crisp and witty. Filled with visual punch lines and cynicaly upbeat characters.

I’m really hoping that this show is a sucessful comedy for ABC, since they tend to do pretty poorly with those…

 

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“Money before people. It’s engraved right there in the lobby floor. It just looks more heroic in Latin.” -Veronica

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Jean Seberg Was Kind of a Bummer.

April 25, 2009

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She was just kind of a babe.

  • Seberg stared in Breathless, which lead her into becoming somewhat of an icon. 
  • During the last decade of her life, she only appeared in foreign films
  • While married to French author Romain Gary, she had an affair with Clint Eastwood. This ended their marriage
  • While married serval years later, she had an affair with a revolutionary student and became pregnant. After discovering the child (dead upon birth) was not that of her husbands, he divorced her.
  • While 7 months pregnant with said child, the LA Times and NewsWeek published a rumour that the child belonged to a member of the Black Panthers, due to her supportive political views of the party and persuasion of the F.B.I.
  • Seberg OD’ed on sleeping pills, lost the baby, and presented the stillborn to the press as proof that the child was not racially mixed. 
  • Seberg died after one of many suicide attempts (including throwing herself under the Paris Metro train) in 1979.
  • She was found in her car 11 days after her death, with a short suicide note in hand. 
  • Although her death was ruled out as suicide, it is questionable how she was able to drive with the massive amount of alcohol in her system and without her glasses on.