Saturday, March 31, 2007

joel siegel says...

"Yes, funny. I think I laughed harder than Talladega Nights. John Heder at his Napoleon Dynamite best and Will Farrell just dynamite. The comic premise is as old as comedy writing: get people who hate each other and force them to live together. What is so smart about Blades of Glory is what they come up with to make Heder and Farrell interact. They're banned from competing in men's singles BUT there is no rule to keep two men from competing in pairs skating.
And, yes, Susan laughs very loudly at movies (which troubles me at serious critics' screenings -- we don't want the other critics to know if a movie is funny or not; we're a bit competitive that way) and this time it was OK because it was a wide-open screening, lots of civilians, and I don't think I've heard her laugh harder than she did at the Iron Lotus routine. By the way did you know the Hollywood gossip on Farrell is that......he's the nicest guy in the world? And I am much older than Susan. Who was born on February 29th."

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

heads up...

One of the perks I have with being friends (since college, even though I'm somehow much much younger) with a famous film critic, is going to screenings. Therefore, I was able to tip the Dear Readers off to Borat, which you know is my favorite comedy of all time. Second in laughs, at least, was Talladega Nights, which proved to me that I have the sense of humor of a pre pubescent boy! But Will Ferrell makes me laugh, what can I do?
My friend the ABC Good Morning America critic, Joel Siegel, took me to all of these and now, the other night we saw the new Will movie...Blades of Glory. It spoofs figure skating and is kind of a combo of Zoolander meets Talladega.
I laughed a lot...but not as much as the other two films. Every famous real figure skater was doing a cameo and the only easy joke missing was the famous Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding moment.."Why? Why?"
But I do recommend it a bonus, Joel will give you his opinion on this very blog!

Friday, March 23, 2007

up and at 'em

Well, you Dear Readers from the old days (The Search For Mr. Adequate) know that I like to stay in bed. Well, it's not as exciting as it sounds...anyway, when invited to get out, I do. And my new best friend Chuck Nyren who is a specialist in advertising to Baby Boomers (his blog is therefore called: called me and invited me to a magazine conference sponsored by a European Publisher with lots of mags called "Plus." Now that could mean for chubettes, but it doesn't.
It is for Boomers, mainly from the Netherlands but in Spain, Brussels, France too. So I dragged myself out of bed, got dressed in an appropriately business like pants outfit but with four inch heels...don't ask, and I went into the world of business around 49th and Broadway. No no no..not that kind of business.
Anyway, it was very interesting and I was presented in Chuck's presentation, I didn't get up early enough to hear it, but they heard about me. I guess I was representative of Boomer aged gals who should be listened to, but often are not in this age of ageism. I agree. Everyone should listen to me. And pay me!
They were a very nice bunch and we had lunch (oh that rhymes) at the famous Oyster Bar in Grand Central. Leave it to foreigners and my friend Chuck from Seattle to take me to a landmark in NY.
A lot of interesting aspects of marketing to Boomers were discussed and the bottom line is that we in America are actually behind the curve in selling to this huge age group and, also, revere anything to do with age a lot less. They seem to take care of their elders a lot better. We are a young and still brash place folks, let's get with it!

Monday, March 19, 2007

When he's sixty four...

Now that Paul McCartney has reached his song's age, he has to be really pisssed off that SHE who shall be nameless is trying to remake her image by Dancing with the Stars! The nerve of her. I think we should call ABC and say 'put her in a yellow submarine.'' Help!' Etc. Etc. etc...all Beatle's songtitles that pertain.

Tonight everyone will watch to see if her leg falls off as she so coyly hinted in trying to stir up sympathy. Not from me with her head, I say.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

me on the radio

If you read the prior blog you'll get an idea of what I'm doing and I promised I'd link the radio show if it turned out! Well, it did...kind of. But you'll tell me, won't you? I'm going to give you an address in a link (I actually figured how to do it!) and if you want to hear me, go into the first segment and move the little timer on the left of the "radio" to:
15 minutes 20 seconds into the show, where I begin.
Then I"m in all three segments and now I want my own show!!