Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Bang on look at 2009...

(Sheldon, Penny and Wolowitz do Jon, Kate and their camera man.)

(Penny, I'm a let you finish. But Koothrappali made one of the best Kanyes of all time!)

(Team Leonard, or Team Sheldon?)

(Forget physics. Leonard's real dream is to become a middle aged spinster/YouTube sensation.)

As 2009 comes to a close tonight, you are probably getting all dolled up and prepping for some lavish NYE partay. I'm planning on celebrating the end of the year (and the decade!) less decadently (I'll be home with some great food, family and DVDs), but I thought it would be fun to end my year of bloggerdom with more of a bang. A Big Bang, that is.

Ladies and gents, I bring you the cast of  The Big Bang Theory recreating some of the most awesome pop cultural moments of 2009. Happy nerd year!

*All photos from EW*

Mood Music: "Dance in the Dark" by Lady Gaga

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


They're dorky. They're dreamy (I'm talkin' to you, Emile Hirsch-y lead boy on "Sweet Caroline'!). They love sweater vests. They dig Styx. They understand the fine art of interpretive dance. And they sing acapella!

Meet my new boyfriends, the amazingly adorkable Beelzebubs.

P.S. - It's official, I'm transferring to Tufts.

Mood Music: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Glee Cast

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sex and Scranton, PA...


(Photo: iVillage)

If you are an Office fan, prepare to die of awkward moment overload.

This music video featuring Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper), Ryan Howard (BJ Novak) and my boyfriend, Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), as faux pop music super-group, Subtle Sexuality, is Dunder Mifflin at it's uncomfortably-awesome best. The Nard Dog is particularly ridonk, getting his acapella-rapping on while rocking an old sweatshirt around his waist. I also love the awesome elevator dance party at the end. Who wouldn't want to get down to some SubSex grooves while heading up to work?

I don't know about you, but if SubSex were a legit band, I'd be all over them. They appeal to my taste for catchy electro-pop and my need for ridiculous deadpan comedy. They're like a co-ed Flight of the Conchords. Only sexier. But in a subtle way.

Mood Music: "Bitches Ain't Shit" by Ben Folds

Monday, December 14, 2009

Zooey and Joe steal my heart - again!

I didn't think I'd ever be able to say this, but this retro dance routine to She & Him's already irresistable "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" is even better than Tom's post-coital Hall & Oates lip sync party.

Zooey, I know you're married to that guy from Death Cab and all, but I think you should reconsider that union. You and Joe are the most adorkable fake couple I've ever seen.

P.S. - (500) Days of Summer needs to be on DVD right now. 

Mood Music: "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas time is here...


It's the most wonderful time of the year again. It's time for advent calendars. It's time for excessive peppermint ingestion. It's time for milk and cookies. It's time for red and green to briefly remain an acceptable color combo. It's time to break out your Christmas Vacation DVD. It's time for egg nog and festive hob nobs. And most importantly, it's time for Christmas music.

I know. After getting invaded by terrible Christmas crooning at the malls (they always pick the worst ones to play at department stores), sometimes it's hard to remember how awesome Yuletide songs can be. But when they're good, they're golden.

Here are 12 of my favourite Christmas songs - one for each day of Christmas.

1. "Christmas Time is Here" - Charlie Brown

Classic. Classic. Classic. 

2. "White Christmas" - Otis Redding

This song has been done a million times, but nobody does it like Otis. He makes it so soulful it hurts. Gorgeous.

3. "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone (from the Elf soundtrack) 

This is why I fell in love with Miss Deschanel. (P.S. - She & Him are releasing a sequel to "Volume 1"! They better tour.)

4. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" - U2

I don't know about you, but I like my Christmas with a side of rock n' roll and an extra helping of yearning.

5. "Little Saint Nick" - The Beach Boys

This song is the definition of holiday cheer.

6. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" - Olivia Olsen

I love Mariah's original but this one wins because it was in  the best festive movie of the times, "Love, Actually".

7. "Christmas Wrapping" - The Waitresses 

This one gets my vote for so many reasons, but mostly because it indulges in the fine art of the pun right from the get go.

8. "Sleigh Ride" - Harry Connick Jr. 

Under Harry's guidance, sleigh bells become mighty saxxy. I love.

9. "Last Christmas" - Wham! 

An 80s Christmas classic by a gay icon? Yes, please.

10. "What's This" - Jack Skellington 

The sights, the sounds! They're everywhere and all around! I've never felt so good - before! This empty place inside of me is filling up. I simply cannot get enough. I want it, oh, I want it. Oh, I want it for my own. I've got to know. I've got to know! What is this place that I have found? What is this?

11. "Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues 

A little bit folky. A little bit rock n' roll. A little bit rude. All around wonderful.

12. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland 

After that saucy Saint Nick tune, you'll want to amp up the class again. And who knows classy better than Judy?

Mood Music: "Last Christmas" - Glee Cast

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bitch, please!: Why I love Sue Sylvester like a sister..

(Photo: EW)

Sue Sylvester is a raging bitch. And that is exactly why I worship her.

If you haven't been watching Glee, you need to, just to hear Sue (played by the immaculate Jane Lynch) say some of the most wildly inappropriate things ever. In essence, she's like a tall, blond version of Sarah Silverman - if Sarah had a serious penchant for track suits and schadenfreude.

To give you a taste of her deliciously acerbic wit, I've compiled a list of the most offensive and classy pearls of Sue wisdom.
Sue on the the Glee's sexy take on "Push It": 'That was the most offensive thing I've seen in 20 years of teaching — and that includes an elementary school production of Hair.''
Sue on inspiring students: ''I'm all about empowerment. I empower my Cheerios to live in a state of constant fear by creating an environment of irrational, random terror.''
Sue on getting tired during cheerleading practice: ''You think this was hard? Try auditioning for Baywatch and being told they're going in another direction. That was hard.'', "You think this is hard? I'm living with Hepatitis. That's hard!" and "You think this is hard? Try being waterboarded, that's hard"
Sue - in mid-hug with her enemy, Will Scheuster: ''I am about to vomit down your back.''
Sue on babies: ''I always thought the desire to procreate showed deep personal weakness.'', ''Me, I never wanted kids — don't have the time, don't have the uterus.''
Sue on guys with wavy locks: ''I don't trust a man with curly hair. I can't help picturing small birds laying sulfurous eggs in there, and I find it disgusting.''
Sue on the birds and the bees: "I, for one, think intimacy has no place in a marriage. Walked in on my parents once, and it was like seeing two walruses wrestling''
Sue threatening Will (this may be my favourite): ''...I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark, cold night, I will steal away into your house...and punch you in the face.''
Sue on body image: "All I want is just one day a year when I'm not visually assaulted by uglies and fatties."
Sue on sensitivity: "This year, I got myself a bit of an eye lift. While they were in there, I told them to go ahead and yank out those tear ducts. Wasn't using them."
Sue on the McKinley High production of Chicago: "When I heard Sandy wanted to write himself into a scene as Queen Cleopatra, I was aroused. And then furious."
Sue on recycling: "Not everybody will have the balls to take a pro-littering stance. But I will not rest until our streets are littered with garbage. That's why I pay taxes, so the garbage men can buy tacos for their family."
 Sue on the homeless:  "I'll often yell at homeless people: 'Hey, how is that homelessness working out for you? Try not being homeless for once.'"
And that's life as Sue C's it! Do ya love it?

Mood Music: "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Lea Michele (Can't. Stop. Listening.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Jump" in!

I really need to work on my History of Journalism essay that is due Wednesday. But this video is SO much more entertaining. If I didn't have a bunch of DVDs scattered all over my bed, I'd be jumping all over it right now.

I still can't believe that there's only one new Glee episode left until the dreaded three-month hiatus. I don't know what I'm going to do without my weekly musical-interlude fix. I really hope I don't start lurking on those excessive Glee fan pages. If I start making terrible mash-up videos or writing Rachel/Finn/Kurt fanfiction, please channel your inner 80s Cher and slap me dramatically across the face. Or you know, just break out into some sort of 90s pop song. Either one should wake me up. At least for an hour.

P.S. - How much do you love that Artie holds up a sign that says "JUMP"? It kills me every time.

Mood Music: "Don't Make Me Over" by Amber Riley