rskipwo -- Do they know its christmas after all?
They do, and I'm sure they don't appreciate being bugged about it incessantly every year.
They probably don't, so don't let the usual pressure of Christmas guilt you into charity now. They'd be just as happy to be fed in June.
They may not know it's Christmas, but they are likely aware of something involving large, antlered deer and a fat bearded white man, thanks to the annual February supply of used Christmas clothing delivered by the Salvation Army.
Maybe they do, maybe they don't, but I'm sure they do know they can't grow enough food, how they shit in a hole in the ground, and how there are flies walking around on their childrens' eyeballs. Christmas awareness is pretty far down the list.
pooplord -- Ways the world is going to suck more now that Michael has won Top Chef?
We have one more example of being nice has nothing to do with being good, sometimes the smug self-satisfied assholes can walk their talk, and being a dick often goes unpunished.
Bryan's tics will become more and more inhibiting until he finally explodes with pent-up rage, forgetting to use ring-molds and allowing asymmetrical puddles of purees flow willy-nilly around sloppy, sloppy plates.
Poor, awesome Jen will never accept that she had the shit luck of being put up against three of the few chefs around that would beat her, and will never take comfort knowing in any other given year, she'd wipe the floor with everyone.
Eeh, whatever. Kevin gets to compete at the Bocuse d'Or, which in reality-reality is probably the better prize.
eideteker -- Most annoying Wilson brother?
Luke. As many maps as you show on TV, you're still not on any of them. Stop, please.
Owen. There's some hotness there, but the nose and the pucker are just inexcuseable.
renob423 -- jersey shore: great show, another recycled mtv reality show, or a horrible stereotype of italians? is it better, worse, or the same as teen mom? how come i'm suddenly watching so much mtv after nearly 15 years of hardly watching it at all?
I'm sorry to say that as a Jersey native, I have not yet watched Jersey Shore. But I can confidently say unless the men on the show are dressed like the chef on a pizza box, the stereotypes you are seeing are not exaggerated.
Recycled MTV reality show: take The Hills, add stretchmarks, acrylic fingernails and gold chains; remove flesh-colored beards, hard 'R' sounds, and bars with an intentional lighting scheme and presto!
You've spent the last 15 years in the limbo between sort of relating to these shaven chimps to being appalled enough by them to be fascinated.
Oh christ, Teen Mom? I'm not sure if I should be proud I don't know about that or embarrassed that I'm out of touch. I'm going to hope it's pregnant sophomores surfing on the tops of their buddies' vans.
And a special bonus question for rskipwo, submitted via teh Facebook -- Now that the "SyFy" channel has made futuristic/fantasy/low budget remakes of the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland what childhood classic will they attempt to ruin next?
I may be alone on this, my dad loved March of the Wooden Soldiers, so we watched it every year. It's ripe for a modernizing. Proof: this creepyass scene featuring a monkey dressed as a mouse
The Smurfs. And no, Avatar doesn't count.
I'm shocked somebody hasn't tried to remake A Christmas Story.
From accuweather.com, screencapped in case it changes:
Our options for snowfall impact are "Very Disruptive" and "Paralyzing". How else would you like this rating system to catch on:
Morning rush hour traffic: Green = "Decent", Yellow = "Frustrating", Red = "What the fuck? Really? REALLY? You had to go RIGHT THERE, didn't you? Fucker. Yeah you."
Snowfall: Light pink = "Buy Milk", Pink = "Buy Toilet Paper", Hot Pink = "Buy Batteries, Bottled Water and Diapers".
Heat: Yellow = "Hot", Orange = "Extra Deo", Red = "Pack Another Shirt".
Meetings: One Little Clock = "Bring a Notepad", Two Little Clocks = "Bring Your Blackberry", Three Little Clocks = "Load some WSOP on your iPhone".
Best year of the 'aughts:
Mean: 2006.11 Median: 2007 Std. Dev 2.64
I am ___% done with my Christmas Shopping.
Mean: 71.11 Median: 90 Std. Dev 39.00
Aaaaand that's the decade. See you guys January 8.