Mar. 24th, 2014


Mar. 24th, 2014 10:02 am
wednesday_10_00: (Rainbow Dash - chillin')
1. Why didn't anyone warn me that last week was going to be Week of Women Dying in shows that I watch? I mean, 3 out of 5, seriously?

2. Hey, gay marriage is legal in Michigan! ...or was, for a day. (Why can't we have a good attorney general, like Virginia's?)

3. Went to see Wait Wait Don't Tell Me live last Thursday, which was amazing (even though we had pretty terrible seats). The show ran really long (almost two hours), so a lot of stuff was cut out of the broadcast. Interestingly, they cut out a couple cases of people fumbling around for answers--at least once for Amy Dickenson, and another time for one of the listener contestants. I've heard more than one broadcast where they left in Carl repeating the limerick and the player hemming and hawing, which just makes me wonder what they WERE cutting out of those shows. Was the panel not being very funny? Amy Dickenson fumbling for the answer "Flappy Bird" in the lightning round was one of my favorite moments of being there for the recording, because a bunch of audience members in the front started flapping their arms to help her out. (They cut out her saying "not Angry Birds..." so it was obvious she knew what the game was and just couldn't remember the name.)

Also left out of the broadcast: many local jokes ("Carlamazoo Promise," haha), mainly about Western having just lost to Syracuse in the NCAA tournament, and also Peter giving Bobcat Goldthwait a hard time about being mean to the audience, which then turned into a running gag ("Did I mention I'm from Syracuse?").

Brian Babylon was my favorite in this episode, for his comments during the panel questions about Obama's "mom jeans" and the peacock. I'm really happy those made it to air.

4. Our current staff book club books are The American Way of Eating and Farm City. The former was really interesting and informative (if depressing) and I was amused to find that one chapter took place in Kalamazoo. The latter was mostly enjoyable, until it turned into a lover letter to meat towards the end. I think people raising their own animals for food is awesome, but reading about a seemingly endless variety of pork products isn't super appealing to me. (Also, agh, the bunnies, please DON'T EAT THE BUNNIES.)

ETA: In non-productivity news, I seriously need an IP block from 2048. I don't see any other way to stop myself from playing. (I made it to 1024, though, OMG!)


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