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October 29 2008

Joss takes pleasure (again, not naughty). Just a list containing happies.

Hi guys. I was talking today to Patton Oswalt, which already makes me cool, but he said something that struck me: He said if he’s snarky as hell, everybody feels him, but if he talks honestly about things he truly loves, he’ll get flamed right off the net. Which makes a twisted sense: for what do haters hate more than love? Since I am burnt from work, I’ve decided to light a flame of my own by listing, in absolutely no order of importance, a few things that jazz me right now. Haters, start your search engines.

1) Patton Oswalt is on my f%#&ing show! I wrote a part with him in mind and now he speaketh it! Credit goes to Marti Noxon, who sent me the album with him meeting George Lucas in it, for getting him stuck in my head. And he’s rockin’ the drama. Patton. I call him that.
2) TERMINATOR gets a full season. It’s not just Summer – it’s not NOT Summer, but… this is my favorite drama on Tele-vee. Opinions are mixed, but I think they balance the human drama with the homage to my seminal cheesy eighties movie mythology with Battlestaresque panache. (On a similar note, yay to the two-season pick-up for DEXTER. Ms. Benz is among my very favorite actresses -- to work with or watch.)
3) STRIKE TV goes up. This was started by a bunch of people who talked about creating web content outside the studio system, and unlike most people, they followed through. For a time I had planned to house Dr. Horrible there, until it morphed into a separate entity, but these peeps are getting it done, and you all should check the site out. The internet is still prairie, and the cattlemen have yet to throw up their fences. Support your local farmer! (All shows on Strike TV are organically written.)
4) APOCALYPSE HOW, by Rob Kutner. This book was either much funnier or much less funny eight years ago, depending on whether “It’s funny because it’s true” applies to “The human race is doomed”. But it’s my kind of (hilariously) bleak.
5) Obama. Seriously. I know this isn’t a political forum, but this isn’t a political issue. This is an issue of making Rob Kutner’s book not come true.
6) DRUNK HISTORY part one, with Michael Cera. It’s on Funny or die, and it’s funny very much in part because it’s true.
7) HANDS HELD HIGH, off Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park. I’m about two years behind on this one, but I’m not wrong. And it’s (sadly) not dated. Crazy power.
8) THE OFFICE. Is that show actually getting even better? What up?
9) Truffles. Food of the Gods. They’re just hypnotic. Not chocolate – the real ones.
10) HARD DAY'S NIGHT. Wow, does that movie a) invent the music video, the (watchable) reality show, modern media irony and a whole lot more and b) show that John Lennon was a ROCK STAR, and was, even in the innocent froth of early bubble-gum success, already John Lennon. Ridiculous.

Ten seems like a good number. None was probably a wiser one, but the gauntlet has been thrown, and now we can’t find the gauntlet. It’s probably in the hedges. Bye-ee! -joss.

Nice, I love Patton!
Please, Joss is expecting any hate here? I've got only the love (and some hope...).
I've had mixed opinions on the Strike.TV material that was up during its beta phase, but then again it was only a small sampling of what's in the pipeline. With the Angels, IMHO, has the most promise, which is weird for me to say, being a devout, and frequently bitter, agnostic. Also, Joe & Kate (what little of it has been seen so far) was good.

But on the general topic: I continue to be nearly giddy at the fact of daily XKCD updates this week, all an epic Black Hat Guy arc.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 05:35 ]
Patton Oswalt is indeed made of awesome. Ratatouille, Reaper, Wrong Turn 2 (yes, that's his voice in the beginning) and even King Of Queens. His special, No Reason To Complain is one of my all time favorite stand-up performances.
Woot. I was hopeful for the Whedon bump to hit Obama. You are the man, Joss! And, Truffles...? I know what I'm treating myself to today.

*runs off with the gauntlet*
You seem to be a little defensive about this not being naughty, almost like you're trying to cover something up, hmm...


Thanks for the update, they're always a joy to read!
I pretty much agree wholeheartedly with everything in this post, but Patton Oswalt on Dollhouse made me squee outloud.
Woo-hoo! Another Joss post!

Patton Oswalt, T:TSCC, The Office, DEXTER, and Obama all ROCK! I'm afraid I'll have to look into the rest tomorrow when I'm not running off two hours sleep and more than slightly inebriated after only three drinks and well...the whole two hours sleep thingy.

Better go before I say something silly, or Monty Python related...

[ edited by EvilElecBlanket on 2008-10-29 05:45 ]
Joss is a Dexter and an Obama fan. I can rest happy tonight...if my still sore gums post-surgery will stop throbbing (advil kick in, please).

[ edited by electricspacegirl on 2008-10-29 05:43 ]
Why would you call him 'That' when his name is 'Patton'? Such a dis!
A double treat of Joss delight!
Oh Joss I love you!

Had to IMDB Patton Oswalt, Ratatouille. DUDE!
Yay to most of this list...but yay also to McCain, which sorta tells you which part of the list I'm not yay-ing. Still, I never rag on someone for telling people what they love. There's not a lot of them out there anymore; we're pretty much a "Yeah, that's cool" society.

Besides, people have ragged on me for loving certain things over the years. (If you could see my eyes here, they would be moving ever so meaningfully toward a certain thirteen seasons of television on DVD...)
Joss, how is it possible that you keep getting awesomer? (Not that I'm complaining, mind you...)
Great list except for one that I'm not going to point out(just ignore, but its more of my own personal thing(no, it's not the Obama one, Obama rules!)), wow that double parenthesis was weird. Thanks for the posts, Joss, always a pleasure.
I don't like mushrooms generally, so I'm hatin' on the truffles pretty fierce.
Yeah to Joss, Obama and T:SCC. I know people who say they are disappointed with this season but I still like it. I'll have to buy that book. Sounds intriguing.
Damn now I have to add Terminator and Dexter to the list of shows I need to watch... it keeps on getting longer! ARRGH!

Is that hate enough for you?
Dexter is awesome, you'll love it. I need to start watching Terminator..
I seriously have like an A4 page list of shows though... never going to be able to watch them all. I can try though!
Yay, two Joss posts in one week! 'Tis a good list. I will definitely check out Drunk History.. I love Michael Cera!

Ahhh and you guys should already be watching Terminator..if not just for Summer Glau. The Sarah Connor Chronicles is fantastic.. and getting better every week.

[ edited by almost cookies on 2008-10-29 06:19 ]
Now why is it that although Hard Day's Night is obviously the superior movie in every regard, whenever my brain randomly presents me with a Beatles movie quote it's always from Help!?

(With this ring I could-- dare I say it?-- rule the world!)
Oh, man, do I feel vindicated in my Terminator love! Pooh! on all you T:TSCC haters! :P And I'm proud to say that I saw A Hard Day's Night during first release, yay for old people! Well, actually, I wasn't old back then, in fact I was rather young, but my older sisters were forced into letting me tag along so I saw a lot of movies not appropriate for an 8-hear-old. Of course, my oldest sister was only 11 but, hey, it was a crazy time. :)
I think the whole not-naughty thing is just because Jossir is aware of the holidays approaching and he smarmily wants to get in good with:

11) The lovely and talented Man in Red: Santa Claus. It won't work, bub. He knows when you've been good or bad.

I'm all lovin' on most of the list, especially Patton, who not only kicked some serious comedy ass at Marti & Company's WriteAid this year, fundraising for folks affected by the WGA strike, but beautifully moderated the Mystery Science Theatre panel at ComicCon this year, smoothly holding together the occasionally-contentious former Best Brains colleagues... I'm so glad he'll be on Dollhouse. He's a Big Bowl of Talent & Funny.

Oh, yeah, and President-To-Be Obama, who I am starting to (tentatively) believe will make it and matter - for once in my loooong voting life, I am not voting for either a divisive third party candidate or the lesser of two evils. Yay!

And I think chocolate is as real as it gets - maybe even realer than the most real thing you ever (thought you) saw.

(It *is* nifty to hear from Joss again - and twice. I missed his dulcet typing.)

ETA: Oh, piffle and balderdash! :p I forgot to do any heavy-duty hating. Next time...

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2008-10-29 06:32 ]
Oh I always quote Hard Day's Night: Dead Grotty, but he's very clean (I could go on and on).
And I would never miss T:SCC or DEXTER (or lots of other shows either, I watch too much TV) but I never touch truffles!

PS Obama 2008!
Pooh! on all you T:TSCC haters!

Hey, I'm no hater. Well, I am (although I don't hate T:SCC, I'm just critical of it's missteps) but my hate rises like a beautiful bird.

But again, on the subject of happies, here's more: Finally starting to grok building custom WordPress templates. Living during the era of the first-ever suspended World Series game, just for the WTFness of it. Getting pleasant origin day pie.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 06:37 ]
Love the Terminator news - some Fox executive's heart grew two sizes that day! And i must find some of this "Linkin Park" you speak of. Being Canadian we can't vote for Obama, but we can root. For him. Root for him. I'll stop now.
It's awesome you mention how good Terminator is! I'm surprised how enthralled with it I've become. Summer is of course fantastic, but as a whole the reoccurring literary and aesthetic motifs are really impressive. Not to mention there are terminators in it. You don't know how often flipping by "The Hills" I've hoped a terminator would show up...

How neat is it you hang out with and casted Patton Oswalt! He's hilarious and seems like a really cool guy. I can't wait to see him on Dollhouse!
I love Joss Whedon. I love Patton Oswalt. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think those two geekdoms would collide! Hehehehe....just knowing they had a conversation makes me giddy. Patton on a Joss show? What's there to say other than SQUEE!!!

Also many, many other things on that list that are full of win (Obama, The Office, TSCC and nice to see Hands Held High getting some love).
Wow another Joss post! We're so lucky this week! Hehe.
Awesome. Patton is the man.

And after having you gone for so long, it's nice to have a barage of Purple Prose. I believe that deserves to be capitalized.
Well, Joss, your love of Linkin Park's Hands Held High made me want to listen to LP's Minutes to Midnight again. I haven't listened to it a couple of months.

While I haven't been terrible impressed with T:SCC this season, the last few episodes have come back with a vengeance. Awesome about Patton Oswalt, he's really funny as skite.

And pretty much an awesome list as far as the rest goes. :D
Julie Benz is one powerful actress. (Michael C. Hall....is The MAN)

And yeah...TERMINATOR does give me mix-y feelings.
Go Obama!!! And Terminator, Summer, Julie and Dexter (I will get around to seeing it someday, I swear) and yes, John Lennon!! Loved both Hards Day Night and Help!!

Terminator has been getting better and better and is really hitting it's stride!
For the record, my "hate" on T:SCC has been because I absolutely loved season one, and the early going of season two has felt forced and off-track. It was "hate" about a good show losing its way. I still watch, because I think they're figuring it out. But there's a difference between hate and criticism of perceived missteps.
For the record, my "hate" on T:SCC has been because I absolutely loved season one, and the early going of season two has felt forced and off-track. It was "hate" about a good show losing its way. I still watch, because I think they're figuring it out. But there's a difference between hate and criticism of perceived missteps.

I get it theonetrue, it's how I feel about Heroes. I think I've been too distracted by their train wreck of a season to be too critical of TSCC's missteps.
A Hard Day’s Night is basically the ancestor of music videos, reality shows, music documentaries, and music mockumentaries—it’s up there with This is Spinal Tap in the funny. Richard Lester is a genius. And those kids from Liverpool? I’ve got to see what else those guys did. Do they sing or something?

I don’t watch T:TSCC, I admit, ashamed, but I will check it out soon. But I love Dexter!

And The Office does indeed keep improving—the auction last week? “100 dollars!” “100 dollars AND ONE PENNY!” “200!” “200 dollars AND ONE PENNY!” Oh so great.

Speaking of Patton, how about the movie, and George C. Scott’s performance? (No, I know not that Patton, but still—George C. Scott! Amazing! And Karl Malden is great too.)
Patton is my favorite drama ever made. 'Course, I'm a military gal so a bit biased. ;)

*sighs* B!Xy, I'm just teasing you, honest. :P You're so easy...
Truffles are not mushrooms. Sure, they're parts of a fungus. And you're a mammal - you don't mind being confused with a sloth, or an alpaca? I've never actually tasted truffles, but the descriptions are sure intriguing. I like most mushrooms.
I don't know what crazy antics Dexter is going to get himself into for two more seasons, but I think Dexter is my favorite show on TV right now. SCC is great as well, and I'm really glad it got picked up for a full season. It's definitely got panache!

I can't eat truffles, for I have no Pigby to find them for me.

I've found the new Linkin Park album to be disappointing (I think it's only been out for a year and change; it came out around the time Transformers did), but now I want to check out "Hands Held High."
Heh. DaisyButtercup, I think I continue to watch Heroes mainly out of being a (is this a word?) completist. On T:SCC, I still feel like they know what/where the show is, but just lost sight of it for a bit.

I'm just teasing you

Yes, but when people tease me, other people have a tendency to take the tease as being what I actually am. So I have to take pre-emptive corrective action. ;)

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 07:17 ]
I definitely yay Barack Obama.

I am happy "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" has been picked up for a full season.

Based on this week's episode alone, I would be in favor of an all-"Dexter" channel. The show Stonehenges.

Patton Oswalt is great.

Truffles scare me, but I am glad they make Joss Whedon happy when he thinks about them in the middle of the night.
I just watched "Drunk History Vol. 1" with Michael Cera, and it's both hi-larious & touching - a combo not unlike Joss' own self.

And look! (regardez!) - two of our threads tie up together. The Drunk in this episode - Mark Gagliardi, who is funny, whether he was drunk or not - has also appeared in the "Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Suspense Hour" - as have Tom Lenk and Danny Strong. Now I absi-tutely have to go watch a show.

Forgot to mention StrikeTV - I joined the beta site some weeks ago, but got all behind in checking it out. Must go rectify that toot damn sweet.
b!Xy: "So I have to take pre-emptive corrective action. ;)"

So ... you do the weird stuff?
For the record, let me say, that I have never stalked Patton Oswalt. Yes, I was in the same Staples in Burbank as him. And yes, I kept running across him and he kept giving me a worried grimace. But I couldn't find the notebooks I was looking for, so give me a break, dude. Sure, I could have asked the kind and knowledgeable Staples staff for their help, but... nevermind.

But seriously. It wasn't stalking. Seriously. I'm just an idiot and easily confused.
QG, when you delve into Strike.TV, start on With the Angels first, IMHO. I haven't been impressed yet with the comedy or suspense stuff, except that the aforementioned Joe & Kate might work. Also, it's difficult to beat anything with Bob Newhart in it, so even though it goes on a bit too long, watch The Challenge.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 08:10 ]
Two Joss posts within 3 days? One updating us with Dollhouse's current status and news and another containing even more news and 10 reasons to love him even more?

AWESOME! :)

[ edited by Rhodey on 2008-10-29 08:12 ]
Terminator love! *is happy*
HARD DAY'S NIGHT.


Have you read Paul Cornell's Wisdom mini-series? Skrull Beatles, just saying.
Patton is one of the smartest and funniest comedians going today! What an absolutely awesome addition to the ever growing House
Why does this "joss" fellow continue to bother us with things we're not interested in. What's more: why does he get a different color? Huh? Does he somehow feel like "more" than us? And what's with all this 'love' business. I hate 'love'! It makes me feel icky and, y'know, a kinda pinkish color. What has love ever done for us that hate hasn't? I mean, honestly. I say we flame this "joss", for we are haters and we can! Let's drive him out with pitchforks and show the world who this strange purple man really is!

Who's with me!

So... ehm, 'no one', then? ;)
A Hard Day's Night is awesome. :D It totally rocks. :D And HELP! ain't bad either. lol.
Pliny, what the hell?

But seriously. It wasn't stalking. Seriously. I'm just an idiot and easily confused.

I'm hearing it as humor, but it's coming across kind of garbled and stupid.

[ edited by dreamlogic on 2008-10-29 08:30 ]
Joss, how involved have you been (or will you be) in the planning/writing for Angel: After the Fall post Mr. Lynch?

I'm trying not to be too jazzed over Obama, but he is who I went with.
I'll give you something to hate: The fact that I have never seen either Hard Day's Night or Help. (Although, not that this quite counts in the same way, I did used to regularly watch Yellow Submarine with a one and a half year old.)

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 08:32 ]
dreamlogic, you know me... so you know it was bit of humor, a bit of garble, and bit of stupid.

And irony doesn't read well. And I don't write well. So.... *sighs*
Taking a break from being seriously stranger than anything Joss could ever concoct in that odd squishy brain of his (Doubt it? Ok - I was painting a paper plate black to use inside a rubber skull mask I plan to nail to my tree for Halloween, while playing a going-on-two-years Buffy RPG w/my best friend in NY and coming up with a list of "Halloween Safety Tips, Buffy Style" which included "If none of the Mayor's staff goes out during the day, it's time to lay in a supply of holy water and stakes," and listening to my "Instrumental Buffy" playlist, all THREE hours of Christophe Beck's work) to cheer Sir Joss.

YAY! Obama! Yay Terminator! Yay...umm...ok, that's all I know from his list. But...Yay Joss for making his list, and checking it thrice. That was wise. See what I did there?

Things that make me happy, in no particular order or importance:

Meeting Tony Head & giving him the custom model horse I'd painted to look like his horse, Otto, and then later getting his partner's book, "Know Your Horse Inside Out," and having a personal message inside from Tony re: Otto (Ok, this one's really tops)

Friends who supplied me with all seven seasons of "Buffy" on DVD

Finally having all available Christophe Beck tracks, so I have something inspirtational to listen to while writing

Belonging to a couple online communities where VIPs chat w/the common folk

Being featured, twice, in a hobby magazine (Once was by winning a photo contest they held.)

Motown, British Invasion, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkel...just about anything oldies, except "bubblegum music." Bob said it best - "Today's music ain't got the same soul/I like that old-time rock & roll."

Pliny Don't feel bad - I kept running into Tony that weekend (Even rode in the elevator, alone, with him) and I actually said to him "I'm not stalking you, I swear!" He was amused. His PA...was not. (Then again, she didn't have much of a sense of humor - she actually said to him "Let me know if you want me to run interference" and then looked at me. We were waiting for the elevator, and I was keeping a respectful distance.)
And I don't write well either, more often than not. I just wanted to warn you that the stalking jokes aren't working very well here recently, though sometimes I still think they're funny, because, like you, I have a very perverse sense of humor.

And they are kind of funny.

But we must be responsible.
Yey! Another Joss post! Keep blogging, Joss, we love it!
I'd not heard of Strike TV, I will definitely check it out...right now in fact! :-)
I remember seeing Patton at the Ratatouille panel at Wondercon, and at the MST panel a couple of months ago at Comic-Con (now part of the latest DVD set). He's damn cool, and a good guy. Of course, he'd be great on Dollhouse. Maybe he'll be a friend of one of the DH staff who nearly finds out what they really do.
As for "Hard Day's Night", I haven't thought about that movie in a long time. It certainly stands up today, usually quite tall over "High School Musical."

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2008-10-29 09:35 ]
It's kind of funny that A Hard Day's Night and HSM3 were aimed at essentially the same age group.
Truffles. Food of the Gods. End of. White truffle risotto with a clove or two of garlic, heaven on a plate.
dreamlogic Umm...color me confused. (Sort of a tannish color with off-green stripes) What "stalking joke" are you referring to?

There's a whole story about why I said what I said to Tony, but this isn't the forum to get into it.

I will never again have an opportunity to meet anyone famous, and even if I did I'm not the type of fan who "has to" be constantly near them, seeking attention. They're regular people, who just happen to do something for a living that gets them noticed by a lot of folks. They deserve respect and space, just like everyone else.
OBAAAMAAA! I knew it when I saw those fund-raising pics.

I bought Shelby Steele's Obama book. It's called "Why He Can't Win". Kind of like that "Dewey Wins" headline. Heh. And truffles? Strike TV? More Summer?

There is much good in the world today.
Joss - holdeth they gauntlet for one more??

HIMYM.

Ally as core-Whedonverse alum - who we all love and is great, but NPH is just magic on the small screen, large screen or laptop screen.
I shall propose to a girl in the rain one day.
ShadowQuest I am officially jealous as hell of you. You got to meet Tony Head! Of course, if I met him I'd probably put him off from the start by asking him where all these good looking British guys were when I was stationed over there in the early 80s. All I saw were some seriously weird looking punk rocker types, (including one who sticks in my nightmares to this day. He had a purple, orange and green afro mohawk, a razor blade dangling from his ear, a paperclip through his nose and clothes held together by safety pins. And if that wasn't scary enough, he was butt-ugly to boot) The only famous people I've met are Michael Jordan (I went to school with him back when he was short, skinny and had a full head of hair) and William Sanderson (Larry of 'Larry, Darryl, and Darryl' on Newhart; also was in Blade Runner)

But back to the Joss-post:
YAY! for Patton Oswalt!

Haven't seen Strike TV yet. Must look into it.

The Office---what can I say?

Haven't tried truffles yet; they're a little out of my budget right now. But I WILL! Joss has spoken!

Anything Beatles-related is the stuff of awesomeness!

Oh, and DaisyButtercup I think Heroes, while a little convoluted right now, is improving this season, after a very rough sophomore season. And if Maya is really gone, I'll do Numfar's Dance of Joy,
Yay for Patton Oswalt and Terminator! I must check out Strike Tv & Aplocalypse how. I wore my Obama 2008 badge today, even though I'm not American or in the USA. I heart Michael Cera, but have yet to see Drunk History. I haven't listened to Linkin Park for ages and ages, so I'm probably more than two years behind there. Also need to add the last three to my "to see/try" list.

Here's my random list of recent loves:
1. Y: The Last Man - finally completed the awesomeness and am sad it's ended.
2. Usuala Vernon - wickedly quirky art and her journal can be quite the laugh.
3. Obernewtyn Chronicals by Isobelle Carmody - No matter how bloody ginormous the next book gets, it's still never long enough. I just love me some post apocalyptic story with a strong female lead ;) Ack! Only one more book to go.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I'm in love with the writing style, the characters and the whole shebang. It's about a young girl in Germany during WWII, and it is narrated by Death.
5. Mango and avocado salsa. I'm completely addicted to it. Yay for the return of summer fruits!

[ edited by Aviva on 2008-10-29 10:50 ]
I feel obligated to fulfill Joss's expectations and hate on him a little.

Unfortunately, I mostly like and agree with all those things. Maybe not Linkin Park, though, although I haven't heard that particular song.

Yes, there's a lot of good news in the air to be had with the bad these days. Michael Cera is great. I'm trying to remember the name of those other internet shorts that he did. Mike and... someone? A guy I know that I went to film school with directed an episode of it. Upon watching it, I was simultaneously really excited and filled with self-loathing about my own creative output.

Edit: Oh yeah! Clark and Michael.

Hey, do you guys think maybe Joss may have slipped in one thing he REALLY hates in there and is planning on making fun of us for being sycophants with no taste later if we post that we like it?

[ edited by Celluloid Novelist on 2008-10-29 10:57 ]

[ edited by Celluloid Novelist on 2008-10-29 11:05 ]
WOO'N'HOO for the Patton Love. I love that dude, his humor makes me LOL a lot. Now he has the Whedon words, only geys better. Patton welcome to the 'verse. Gosh Joss gets to meet all the cool people.
Patton Oswalt from Ratatouille- how awesome is that? In fact, even JOSS is name-dropping him!

Is casting him in 'Dollhouse' Joss's sneaky way of ensuring he can come to the Joss-verse cons?

In that case, can he put 'my Mikes' Micheal Cera and Michael C Hall in something too? (Though I'd probably expire on the spot due to the severity of my geeksplosion!)
Big Bang Theory.
Fringe.
Pushing Daisies.
Sweet potato fries, not burnt and not too mushy.

And posts not longer than the one to which they're responding.
Now I have to try "Terminator" one more time to see what Joss is seeing.

Did I ever say out loud that I love Joss? I love Joss!

Obama. Hands Held High!

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2008-10-29 12:51 ]
Adds rat cartoon to Q.
Heh. Joss making me spend more money on my ever expanding library.
And that's what we get with two Purple Proses in the same week.
Tks boss.
Will rewatch Ratatouille when I get home.
Hey, do you guys think maybe Joss may have slipped in one thing he REALLY hates in there and is planning on making fun of us for being sycophants with no taste later if we post that we like it?

Admiral Ackbar says, "It's a trap !". Yep, I bet it's all part of the Purple Purveyor of Primo Posts' nefarious plan to separate the 'The Core' loving Wheat from the 'The Day the Earth Stood Still is not fascistic' chaff - he's a crafty one that Joss.

Personally, though I have varying amounts of love (from "don't know it" through "don't remember it" to 'pass more Kool-aid') for his options i'm very happy that Joss likes the number 10. OK, some of his choices are prime numbered and we all know just how fundamentally evil those are but the love of 10 redeems all.

(I do disagree about chocolate though - it's easily as hypnotic as truffles IMO)

*adds some stuff to TBE list*
dreamlogic - even though pliny apparently wasn't offended, I'm going to ask you to watch how you are saying things. "Garbled and stupid" is not how we should be referring to one another's posts.
Since Joss likes Dexter, how 'bout Michael C. Hall for this part in Dollhouse 1.06:



See earlier w'esque thread here.

[ edited by Simon on 2008-10-29 13:37 ]
I invisiblised part of your comment as it did contain spoilers.
Thanks Simon.
Joss, what is this hate you speak of?

Happy Joss has happies.
"TRAP!"....and in light of this, I'm reserving all my personal judgements of stuff on that list until further notice.

Yeah. I'm that kindof person; Checking out the situation and never speaking first, waiting till the chips are down, till all the eggs are in the basket and the chickens have hatched. And mixing all the metaphors I can think of. I'm one of those people.

Seriously though, nice list. Or not. Y'know. Whatever. I'm nonchalant.
risk something
take back what's yours
say something that you know they might attack you for


Yes, very appropriate song to pick for that list. Seriously, it's about the war.

Gotta agree with the love of Ms. Benz, and The Office.

Whaddo I love which could get me flamed? Spicy food? Terry Pratchett's novels? The disgusting image conjoured up by the malapropism "dry reaching" for "dry retching?"This blog? Men?

I guess I'll just say:  season six was better than three, five, or seven   :)
Joss is amazingly awesome but has such bad taste in music. First My Chemical Romance and now this. There's no way I can watch Dollhouse now
Hey, you got a mention on the Terminator official blog. http://www.fox.com/blogs/terminator/2008/10/29/dollminator/
I must agree with you, Let Down. Though Joss is good at writing the music, Linkin Park does not a good song make. Seriously. Couldn't agree more with the rest of this pleasure list.
Thanks for sharing the happy. Some I don't know & the rest I agree with EXCEPT truffles. Puh-leez. Chocolate is way better than fungus. :)
Terminator? :S I like Dexter though. Hope I'll like Dollhouse even more.
YAY! Patton's on Dollhouse! Woo hoo! YAY! Joss likes the Beatles! Ummm... Linkin Park... I love you anyway Joss =)

[ edited by montresor on 2008-10-29 15:15 ]
All warm and fuzzy because His Purpleness thinks to share with us. Go Obama!!

So happy about the T:TSCC love, which I share. Not so sure about Linkin Park, maybe I'll give them another chance.

Embarrassed to admit, I have no idea who Patton Oswalt is. Now I must find out.
Shey you have to listen to some of Patton's stand up CDs. HILARIOUS!
Squee on Joss, the Obama Love, Julie, Summer, Patton and of course truffels!
Gobama!

And, Magma. Joss, if you like prog, this is the band for you!
I must agree with you, Let Down. Though Joss is good at writing the music, Linkin Park does not a good song make. Seriously. Couldn't agree more with the rest of this pleasure list.

I don't usually like Linkin Park's stuff, but this song is great. A real departure from their usual junk.

Except for Summer being in T:SCC, I'm kind of scratching my head about its appeal. Then again, I've never really been into Star Wars, either, but I can appreciate why other people are.

ETA: Oh, yeah. Go Obama!

[ edited by Nebula1400 on 2008-10-29 15:31 ]
Joss... you're a man after my own heart. ♥
OK. HOW did you get a heart on here?
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

(it's ampersand-symbol hearts semi-colon but without the spaces)
Sadly T:TSCC got yoinked off air here (Australia) fairly promptly after getting moved around a lot so I never got to watch much of it. The two (three?) episodes I did get to watch were good though.

The other nine things on that list - hate them all!

No, I joke - Dexter and The Beatles in the same post? Who'da thunk it? Truffles though .....

[ edited by catalyst2 on 2008-10-29 15:51 ]
Who the hell threw this gauntet in my yard? And why does it smell like truffles?! Goddamn kids!
b!x, we really must give you your own column, I'm just an outage of words, my friend:)

Getting back to T:SCC, I think the show is starting to find its creative mark so to speak. Hey, when Summers in the mix, anything's possible.
Man, all most of us fans do on the internet is read about, look at or write about things we love. Why would we flame?

Speaking of which, SteveP, I think Michael Muhney would be perfect for that role. Or any role on Dollhouse. Preferably a starring one. I'm just saying.
Nebula1400: there are lots of ways to get a "heart" on here: you should be able to just enter anything from the Unicode character set directly using whatever tools your browser and OS give you. For instance for me right now in Safari on Mac OS X I would go to Edit -> Special Characters ... and select the character from Symbols -> Miscellaneous Symbols. But you can also type in a code (called a character entity) using the characters found on your keyboard: in this case ♥ is the easier one to remember but might not work in some older browsers, and ♥ is the harder to remember but more reliable equivalent.
1. Y: The Last Man - finally completed the awesomeness and am sad it's ended.
4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, I'm in love with the writing style, the characters and the whole shebang. It's about a young girl in Germany during WWII, and it is narrated by Death.

I heavily second both these recommendations-in-the-form-of-love!
♥ Dexter ( Heh it works )

Joss must have mistaken this for the Wehateresque.com, but that's in that other world with less shrimp and more haters, not here. If anything people around here are probably to nice.

[ edited by jpr on 2008-10-29 16:48 ]
♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥ ♥ ♥

Nah, nah, Jossir, Love Is All You Need.

(Yes, I know... I joost wanted to do the heart thingy.)
I ♡ Joss Whedon and I also ♥ the things that make him happy (except the truffles).

Like QG, I'm just trying the hearts.... and it actually works!
I know this was some time ago, but I just want to say that this:

Heh. DaisyButtercup, I think I continue to watch Heroes mainly out of being a (is this a word?) completist.

Has managed to pinpoint perfectly why I'm still watching the show. Thanks, I was trying to figure it out.
3) STRIKE TV goes up. This was started by a bunch of people who talked about creating web content outside the studio system, and unlike most people, they followed through. For a time I had planned to house Dr. Horrible there, until it morphed into a separate entity, but these peeps are getting it done, and you all should check the site out. The internet is still prairie, and the cattlemen have yet to throw up their fences. Support your local farmer! (All shows on Strike TV are organically written.)


I'm in the final stages of pre-production of my very own StrikeTV show. For a while it looked like we were going to be side by side with Joss in cyberspace but alas cruel cruel fate. There are some minor Whedonverse connections to our show so keep an eye out for us. We should have something to link soon. Joss has been a huge inspiration of mine and hopefully that influence will show up in the writing. So if it sucks it's all his fault. (See what I did there? Joss did that with his intro. to Serenity--imitation is the sincerest form of not having talent. Wait...damn.)
PS- Make sure you check out the Coming Soon section of Strike.TV, there is something for everyone.

[ edited by IMMORTAL on 2008-10-29 17:01 ]
It's getting very Hallmarky in here. :)


That's so cool.
"for once in my loooong voting life, I am not voting for either a divisive third party candidate or the lesser of two evils. Yay!"

I think we're being offered the greater of two goods, to the extent that I voted for one of these guys in the primary and the other in the general election. The last instance of a matchup of this quality I can think of was Eisenhower vs. Stevenson.

I mailed in my ballot because of a recurring problem I have had being taken for an alpaca when I show up at the polling place.
A♠ A♣ 8♠ 8♣ J♦

Or 'The Dexter' as i'm gonna call it from now on.

Wheeeeee, new toy. Quick everyone overuse so it gets disallowed like when we "discovered" the colour purple ;).
Simon, is that the same Paul Cornell who has written some awesome Doctor Who stories? The delegation from wikipedia says "yea." Ooh, I have to check that out and help my friendly local comics store as well.
I feel the love Joss, I now feel the love. I was feeling very down but I found a small happy in the memory of last Halloween and the news of Dollhouse. And now, with two Joss posts in this many days, things are better now.
I just love when Joss says (and/or types) random things for us to enjoy. I hope he feels inclined to do this more often.


Delightful way to start my day, thanks J.
I love Joss Like a brother...well, not MY brother - he lives in Alaska and we rarely talk - but like the other brother I never had. I might even agree with nearly everything, except no one can convince me that Obama is anything but Jasmine. 100% disturbing.

A Hard Day's night though, I've always given the Beatles kudos for inventing music videos that people actually want to see.

And the Office....I am definitely cringing more with every episode so it MUST be getting better - plus - Dumbledore Calrysian? Too good.
I celebrate another Joss post - but I cannot celebrate the truffle. Too many of my foodie friends overuse them. It makes good dishes taste musty. Plus then there is the whole truffle oil thing - where most truffle oils aren't made from truffles.

But OzLady - I agree with you on the ♥ for sweet potato fries. Yum
Right on with the Linkin Park lovin', Jossy! Although they don't always hit it out of the park (then again, what artist(s) really does?) I'm always eager to hear their latest tracks.
We hate because we ♥
Way to go, IMMORTAL!!! Can't wait to hear more!

And all of this symbol-posting is making me heart-of-hearing! *groan*
Apparently I am completely unloved, since those are showing up as vertical bars, not as hearts.
I wouldn't say that.
Well, either that or someone wants me imprisoned.
You haven't been messing around with firecrackers lately, have you b!X?
You haven't been messing around with firecrackers lately, have you b!X?

Wait, when did I tell that story?
Whedonesque is very slow today. I blame it on excessive hearts. They clog the arteries, you know.
bix, IIRC, I don't think you did. (I think it was your mom.)
Could be, could be.

Ah, times.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-10-29 20:10 ]
Joss twice in one week! Very nice :).

Ooh...can I add to the list? Everyone, if they can, should see No Heroics! It's blooming hilarious! It's on ITV3 I think, UK!
Dead Set for me. Best show this year.
Yep, NYPinTA, you are correct!
Joss shows and the Beatles are the two kinds of "entertainment" in this world that have crossed the line separating outside from inside and become an inextricable part of me...so to hear Joss loving on Beatles and Johnny gives me too much glee.
Gotta echo the love for Terminator and Dexter. And for "Apocalypse How" which was a very clever and funny read. "To read makes our speaking english good."

I have to weigh in on the side of chocolate not fungus. Even so, thumbs up for pigby!

[ edited by roofpig on 2008-10-29 20:56 ]
Heh. DaisyButtercup, I think I continue to watch Heroes mainly out of being a (is this a word?) completist.

Has managed to pinpoint perfectly why I'm still watching the show. Thanks, I was trying to figure it out.


It's so funny that you both posted that. I can't even tell you how many times I've had conversations with friends about how much trouble I have walking away from shows. It's like a sickness. I'm telling you, I need help.

Embarrassed to admit, I have no idea who Patton Oswalt is. Now I must find out.

Shey, I highly recommend his special No Reason to Complain that someone mentioned above and his cds Feeling Kinda Patton and Werewolves and Lollipops.

I can't get it to load right now but he does have a myspace page where he blogs a lot. He was streaming Werewolves and Lollipops there as well. Also you can find his official site, pattonoswalt.com, here.
Thanks, dzr!

And methinks Quotergal is a show-off!

<-- Lve Joss!
Giant purple vertical bar! Agh!
So, after reading the comments, we seem to agree that Joss in on our individual lists. And that colors are fun, and something about bix getting arrested I didn't quite follow.
Oh Joss, how I love you ... well, except for that political thing. Not that I have any great love for the elephant these days, either. Can't please everyone, even if you are a god.


~~** ♥ ♥ **~~

Great! I can do it too!
I think bix thinks hearts are bars.
They are, on my computer. This isn't some sort of weird psychological thing, heh.
How sad. ampersand octothorpe x 22c8 semicolon ; ⋈
It only took me an half hour to get through this thread versus the hour I spent on the last thread. I'm not hating that!

Wow this is a Joss overload...and a heart overload as well, though you bet as soon as I post this I'm going to try it out for myself.

Hands Held High is among my favorite of this century songs. It is in my opinion the best on that particular Linkin Park album. The difference in tone as the song changes gets me every time as well as the ever stated, "When the rich wage war it's the poor who die."

Dexter is a great show. Terminator is getting there. I think when they went into Cameron's background they started really being something other than a Fox action show. Then again that may just be the Summer Glau love I have.

Living in a Red state I appreciate some blue loving. Each have their flaws, but Obama, again in my opinion, is the right man for the job right now.

I'm hating on you Joss only because you give me some many things to check out, when I have little time enough to read these massive threads!

Otherwise: Truffles? Non-chocolate? Surely you jest sir.
I feel like I'm on some teenager's myspace. o.O
ampersand octothorpe x 22c8 semicolon

Aaaarrgh, 8 thorpes ? Are you banoonoos ?

If bix is behind bars I think someone should bake a recent copy of Firefox into a cake. Or a &cake; if you like.

[ edited by Saje on 2008-10-29 21:52 ]
&hearts

Ha!

Oh sorry bix! Perhaps one day?

[ edited by Likewithpie on 2008-10-29 21:55 ]
Hooray for Joss praising my favorite Beatle. My hubby and I met because of The Beatles, and we were talking the other day about what it must've been like to be around John all day, since he was quite the funny dude.

There was one clip where the interviewer complimented him on his rugged complexion. He, in lovely Liverpudlian accent, replied, "It's scabs."

I don't know quite why that makes me giggle every time I think of it, but it does.
Is that little Michael Cera shout out I hear? Please, oh please Joss, try and get him on the show. He's absolutely amazing and I've loved him since Arrested Development. He should be back on tv and on an awesome show to boot (am I jumping the gun here calling Dollhouse super special awesome already? Nah).

And can The Office really get any better right now? The answer is yes but only if Joss directs another episode. *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*

No real offenses meant but I'm tired of hearing "Obama this and Obama that." Of course, on the other side of the fence I'm tired of "McCain that and McCain this." It's probably just all the talk and how I wish we could just man up and end it already but no, a few more days of hooplah. Let's just hope that whoever wins they do something right. We can hope right, hope for some change. Just so long as Sarah Palin doesn't get any short of real authority and cause me to go all fetus-y, crying for my mother, or someone maternal.
I'm so glad that Joss likes TSCC, because I'm pretty much loving it. And, Go, Obama!
ampersand octothorpe x 22c8 semicolon (without spaces) fetches the Unicode "bowtie" character, "⋈ ".

(Octothorpe is one of the many names for the "#", the pound or number character; its chief advantage is that most of those other names have another character that they reference, too.)

[ edited by htom on 2008-10-29 22:14 ]
♥☜ Joss

Now I have to figure out how to praise him in color.

Damn, I sound like a religious nut!


StrikeTV, on Twitter, minutes ago:
Joss Whedon just gave us a shout out on his blog and I think I just peed my pants

His blog. Again!
theonetruebix said:

Well, either that or someone wants me imprisoned.

Fudgenuts! He's onto me! ABORT! ABORT!!!!!
I reject all this indiscriminate (heart)ing. And I actually share none of Joss' reasons for happiness, or not properly (but I'm no chaff!). But my own reasons, right at this moment in time, in no order...

I just had a lovely hot bath.
I'm listening to a Rachmaninov piano concerto and wondering whether Darla would approve. I think she would.
I had yorkshire puddings with my dinner.
After Eights are wonderful.
Planning a holiday with a friend.
My enjoyable tv of the week: Gossip Girl, and Outrageous Fortune. I'm taking a break from the heavy stuff...

And oh yes, I'd agree with bix about the xkcd strip.

I am luxuriating in life this evening. It's good.
Joss, thanks for the generous praise in many directions. I loved T:SCC right from the start; they work the premise, Summer is perfect, Lena holds her own, the action sequences are inspired and we never know what's coming.
Judgement day surely ?

Octothorpe is one of the many names for the "#", the pound or number character ...

Ah, we call that a 'hash' over here htom. Pound obviously already being in use ;).
Yeah, unless you guys'd just quit stalling and get Euro's already, Saje, then you would be able to call # a pound character like your American friends ;). But yeah, 'hash' sounds more familiar. Pesky being-close-to-England thing playing up there, I guess ;).

As for getting tired of the election, The Xan Man, I can imagine. It has been two years, by now. I, on the other hand, am sorry it's almost over. I'm a sucker for American politics. It's all (rather serious) entertainment to me, helped by the fact that I, as a citizen of the Netherlands, can't vote. I love the passion I see in the American people around election time. People who drag themselves to rallies, who have passionate debates about the people they're voting for. People just seem to really live and feel politics in the US, which contrasts greatly with our domestic political rumblings which are (nearly) never experiences that seem very close to the hearts of people. But while in some ways that's a blessing (we're not 'a country devided' as you guys sometimes seem), it's also a shame in others.

One of the other reasons I'm interested is that, obviously, the next president of the United States will influence all of our lives outside of the US as well. That, and: there's no greater show on the road, honestly and the current election cycle has been crazy - with unexpected twists and turns, great speeches, nice controversies and (unlike people here in Europe sometimes seem to think) a lot of actual talk about the issues. Like - I think - 95% of my countrymen, I myself am rooting for Obama, just like our big purple "leader" (<- in the 'no actual literal power over us' sense of the word ;)). He'd be a shoe-in here in Europe (and according to recent newsstories I saw, in the nearly all the rest of the world as well). I'd be very happy if our current political figureheads were half as charismatic, well-spoken, intelligent and, above all, inspiring, as Obama is to a lot of Americans (and a lot of us outside of America). That's not to say I don't like McCain (I actually did quite a bit on a few issues, before this election and even in disagreeing with the man, he'd still be likeable), but I prefer - as always, actually - the Democratic candidate. I'll be staying up next tuesday and awaiting the results anxiously. (Actually, I'll be at a big election party in Amsterdam with live music, debate, reflection, results, etcetera being mostly busy with staying awake most of the time, probably :)).

ETR: typos

[ edited by GVH on 2008-10-29 23:25 ]
Pesky being-close-to-England thing playing up there, I guess ;).

Yeah, it's like a plague ;).

I can see being tired of it after 18 months or whatever, that's one very long campaign. I view it as entertainment in some ways I guess, just because it's easier to stay distant from the issues - the rest of the time i'm shitting my pants over the outcome cos, y'know, the world ain't that big ;).
I have to admit, the liking of Linkin Park is also the only thing on the list I don't like. :P

[ edited by Rhodey on 2008-10-29 23:47 ]

[ edited by Rhodey on 2008-10-29 23:47 ]
I, on the other hand, am sorry it's almost over.

Well, thank goodness YOU don't control these things (do you?) Because I really need my life back. :)
Thanks, dzr!

And methinks Quotergal is a show-off!

<-- Lve Joss!


Well, meknows I am - but will you look who's talking? Everything but pink moons and the kitchen sink.

Not that I'm being hatey - only admire-y for your dazzling palette. ;>

BTW, did it turn out I was was falsely accuséd of Tag Abuse? Or did someone (or something) Orange correct my allegéd mis-step? Must I join Tag-Enders for support and a 12-Step?
Okay, so I've read before where Joss compared the Beatles to Shakespeare, and that already had me happy. But now to see him shower praise upon A Hard Day's Night and particularly John Lennon...that's almost too much. There's a new Lennon biography out right now that I've heard is excellent even if you've already read five million Beatles bios (as I have). I flipped through the pictures at Target yesterday, and there were some even I hadn't seen. Which, if you know me, is shocking.

Also, Obama? This is the first time I've been able to vote, and I am a very large Obama supporter. He'll be getting my vote, not Mr. Maverick and the Hockey Mom (sounds like a sitcom, only far more dangerous).

Oh, and did I hear something about Patton Oswalt being on Dollhouse? If so, that is certainly the best news I have heard in quite some time.
Dammit! I had finally quit Terminator: SCC and Heroes. It was like daylight savings time in the fall... gone mad! I gained two full hours a week every week! Now I have to watch T:SCC again because Joss compares it to Battlestar?!! I hope he means it and ain't just sayin'...

Oh well, it balances out. Mad Men just ended so I get that hour back.

Before I forget: There are few things to add to the list of Beatles' firsts:
First rock band to perform in a sports arena.
First... anyone... on a worldwide satellite broadcast (performing, you guessed it, All You Need is Love)
First band to create short form films of their songs (ie. "videos")
First artists to openly snub a world leader in front of his own people (President Marcos of the Phillipines).

There are others, I'm certain. One of my favorite pieces ever written about the Beatles is the first few paragraphs of their entry at www.allmusic.com.

Amazing! We owe them everything.
T:SCC is really nothing like BSG. Even with the first season which I loved I would say that.
...I broke the thread by starting that hearts-trend, didn't I? xD
If you're at all iffy on reading the Lennon bio, this was part of EW's review:
The bad news is that John Lennon: The Life is so rich and enveloping that it demands to be read.
I'm looking forward to it.
~My Happy list~
Doll house is coming!!!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer DVD'S
Angel DVD's
Joss Whedon; he is young, strong,and will be writing amazing stories for years to come. Yeah!
My new truck, It's hecka lotta fun.
Halloween weekend coming up, lots of lovely candy lying around.
you folks on Whedonesque make me laugh out loud almost daily.

I have been balking on watching Dexter because the lead character is a serial killer, and that's the good guy!?! My daughter says It's good, and Joss says It's good so I guess I will have to try it.
Gossi, one of my favorite romantic memories in my life, is of standing out in the rain, kissing my boyfriend, that was many years ago, but still a highlight. Your girl will be lucky.
There are so many things to be grateful for thank you Joss, for making me really think about them tonight.
My happy list for TV includes Pushing Daisies & the Office. Generation Kill has been my favorite series this year. And the cricket bat I just picked up today because I'm going out as Shaun (of the Dead) for Halloween.
I downloaded Dexter season two some months back and did a psycho-killer-thon, watching all of it in one rotation of your planet. Not because I'd planned it that way, but because I couldn't stop . . . all too much like the protagonist. Bwahahaha *cough.*
I have been balking on watching Dexter because the lead character is a serial killer, and that's the good guy!?!

It's strange how you end up rooting for him. He's like the big brother you've always wanted! You know if he wasn't emotionally stunted and if he didn't uh kill people...but yeah. Good guy!
Well, meknows I am - but will you look who's talking? Everything but pink moons and the kitchen sink.


I couldn't find the Unicode characters for those.
☀☀☀☀☀
Ok so I'm a little disappointed that after Joss threw down the gauntlet at ten only one person tried to pick it up. Oh well, I'll give it a go.

1. XKCD. The smartest, funniest stick figures the web has to offer.
2. Bag-pipes. You know they're awesome.
3. Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright. The main actors and director of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz for those of you who live and/or spend most of your free time under rocks.
4. Y: The Last Man. Yeah, I know it was in the other guy's list but I read it over the summer. I should have done so a long, long time ago.
5. Tahmoh Penikett. Honestly, who doesn't have a huge man-crush on him? ... Just the females I guess, they have women-crushes.
6. New Watchmen Footage. OMG OMG OMG *swoon
7. Biden. He's cool too. I'm looking forwards to the next four years.
8. Sandals. What? They're comfortable; at least mine are.
9. Rock Band II. It rocks... band-like
10. Shakespeare. He wrote things.
11. Nerds. The candy... ok the people too.

There you go, now anybody else got anything?
Wow.

"Giant purple vertical bar!"

That, sir, is a lotta love!
Ah, Joss.
Thank you for making me smile as I go to sleep.

O? Yeah, baby. I'm talking about That One, too.
; )

And any of you here who haven't yet voted, and/or haven't voted yourself?
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!
It ain't called EARLY VOTING for nothin'!!

Thank you.

[ edited by AmazonGirl on 2008-10-30 07:33 ]
Very late apology, zeitgeist (I haven't been online all day) my joke wasn't meant to be insulting at all. It's kind of a cliche little joke, which I now realize is only a cliche with military people, and might be offensive. Oops. Sorry too, Pliny.

Hee, RhaegarTargaryen.
AmazonGirl: "And any of you here who haven't yet voted, and/or haven't voted yourself?
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!!!
It ain't called EARLY VOTING for nothin'!!
"

Not everyone has the option.
And despite living in a vote-by-mail state, I always vote on election day itself, for the ritual of it.
cabri, yep, I first heard about the Lennon bio via EW's review. I'm pretty damn excited about it. (Oh, and if anybody has Live at the BBC, there's this lovely exchange on one of the tracks: "My name is Ringo, and I play the drums." "My name is Paul, and I play the bass." "My name is George, and I play the guitar." "My name is John, and I too play the guitar. And sometimes, I play the fool." Love it)

buffywrestling, it is awesome that you're going as Shaun. I've been buying pieces for my Captain Hammer costume. I got the official hammer logo shirt as a birthday present in August, then I picked up some gray cargo pants, some rather uncomfortable skin-tight black gloves, and just today I picked up the boots. Should be fun.

As for Dexter, I saw the first episode at a friend's house back around the time it first aired (I didn't have Showtime then), and I absolutely loved it. I haven't seen any more since--well, on another occasion I did see pieces of the second episode before falling asleep at said friend's house--but I keep meaning to. The only thing is, it is weird as hell to see Michael C. Hall playing a role which is 180 degrees opposite his turn as David on Six Feet Under. I mean, yeah, actors play different parts, but I am just so used to him as David that it was a bit surreal. He's such a great actor.

Oh, and I'll be early voting this weekend.
Well, thank goodness YOU don't control these things (do you?) Because I really need my life back. :)


Don't worry jpr, I'm not that powerful.

(Or maybe I lie...)
Sorry GVH while I like credits as much as the next guy thats not me, easy mistake to make though :)

"Well, thank goodness YOU don't control these things (do you?) Because I really need my life back. :)
jcs | October 29, 23:55 CET"


[ edited by jpr on 2008-10-30 08:41 ]
Nebula1400: "I couldn't find the Unicode characters for those.
☀☀☀☀☀"


They're always after me Lucky Charms.

♥ ♥ ♥

☽ ◐ ❍

✮ ✬ ✡


Whoops, apologies there jpr and jcs! (It was bound to happen sometime... ;))
Ok now I have to try it too:

Polter-Cow said:
I heavily second both these recommendations-in-the-form-of-love!

Nice Book Thief review! I hugged the book when I finished it too. And you are so right - Yorick is like a young John Crichton. I thought he reminded me of someone!

I've also been wondering why I'm still bothering with Heroes. I sit there moaning about how bad it is while watching it yet, I still watch it. I must also have this completist thing which bix and DaisyButtercup speak of, coz it's the only explanation that makes any sense.
Maybe now we can work on not making Rob Kutner's book come true.

Things that make me happy tonight? Number 5 on Joss' list.


Things that make me happy tonight? Number 5 on Joss' list.

QuoterGal | November 05, 05:38 CET


Hear, hear! For weeks I've been so scared I couldn't sleep, tonight I'm too euphoric to sleep. So nice to know that the His Purpleness shares the joy. :)
How could I have missed this post? Was joss really expecting hate? There is no hate for joss here; only deep, unwavering, often-inappropriate and bordering on obsessive, love.

Also, you are also feeling happy for some of the same things I feel happy for. Terminator renewed = awesome. Dexter double renewed = my life has meaning for at least two more years (joking, but that show is the best thing on TV right now by far).
And A Hard Day's Night? I'm taking a class on the Beatles (repeat: A class on the Beatles!!:D:D), so every week is pretty much a Beatles love fest. Well, all the time is pretty much a Beatles love fest, but that would be picky.

Oh, and of course; Obama!! But doubly so now since he's won!! So happy. Wish I could have voted, but apparently they weren't taking Canadian's votes. XD. Stupid really, because American elections affect the world...but he didn't need the world's help, because the Americans finally stepped up. There's been anti-American sentiment pretty much the world over (yes, here in Canada too, much more than we let on), and I think electing Obama is helping to heal that rift. Woot!!

[ edited by CarpeNoctem on 2008-11-10 11:03 ]
Maybe now we can work on not making Rob Kutner's book come true.

Things that make me happy tonight? Number 5 on Joss' list.



QuoterGal | November 05, 05:38 CET


[Rolling up sleeves] Amen, sister. Amen.
Judging by the huge...I mean huge out-pouring of joy and elation across the nation and around the world that happened at 11pm PST, we won't be alone in our work ahead. Hell, I know people that voted for The Other Guy who were joining in on the Happiness.
I still find myself smiling and/or getting teary-eyed just thinking about it.
Everybody now: U-N-I-T-Y! My oh my! My oh my!

[ edited by AmazonGirl on 2008-11-11 22:56 ]

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