Saturday, August 06, 2005

There goes my pop culture street cred (and other stuff)

  • Doing my daily internet reading, I came across an item saying that Carrie Underwood was voted PETA's vegetarian of the year. Now, I could give a flying fig about PETA, but my thought upon reading this was, "Am I supposed to know who Carrie Underwood is?" I had to Google her. Turns out she's this year's nationally televised karaoke contest winner. *Smacks head*
  • "Stella" is this summer's funniest show. Michael Showalter on being in love: "I feel like a newborn baby lamb fresh out the womb, still covered in afterbirth." Absurdist humor, but hilarious.
  • I caught FX's new comedies "Starved" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Not bad. I liked the latter more than the former, but my DVR cut off with about 6 or so minutes to go, so "Sunny" left me totally hanging.
  • Thanks to my cousin Dustin for hooking me up with a copy of Microsoft Office long after the trial version expired on my laptop. Now I can write cover letters and tweak resumes anywhere I want.
  • It's very hard for me to justify paying $50 for a video game (I've only done it twice: the Sims and the Sims 2), but I knew I should've bought Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas while I had the chance. Thanks, Hillary!
  • Peanut butter is the food of the gods.
  • Even though I would never pay to see the new Deuce Bigalow movie (fool me once...), I always laugh at the part in the TV spot where a woman says, "I want a man who's unemployed and went to a community college" and Deuce responds, "I am and I did!"
  • I get a metric ton of free subscriptions, but I'd actually pay for Giant Magazine.
  • I'm completely obsessed with the latest Rilo Kiley album.


jasdye said...

if it's any consolation (and i'm sure it's not) i never even heard of natalee holloway until tuesday or wednesday.

and i still don't care (how many amber alerts can we possibly be made to suffer?)

Micah said...

jasdye - Wow, there's a doozy to be ignorant of. I'm with you there. I can't stand the media's fascination with all of these missing (attractive white) women. Sure, it's terrible for their loved ones, but it really has no affect on my life. Give me some real news.

CB - You know, I was thinking about the ol' Owl when I was making this post. But I'd say that this is more inspired by one of my favorite college newspaper columnists, who had the same style. Yeah, that's it.

"Baltimore is a dirty, dirty city."

Micah said...

What do you mean "you must admit"? You relish AI. Don't go acting like you're above it. And who said I didn't crap my pants while posting this?

"If you see just one movie this year, make it Stealth!"

jasdye said...


"I was just rapping with my close and personal friend Lindsey Lohan and she absolutely and flatly denies any abuse of crack cocain. And I, for one, believe her.

"I was also just rapping with my close and personal homey-dog Snoop Dogg and he absolutely and flatly denies any abuse of that wacky weed. And I, for one, believe him."

Micah said...

Larry King really throws the hardballs, doesn't he?

Any talk of the Suspendered Owl would not be complete without mention of Norm McDonald's spot-on impresson of him. Good stuff.

spydrz said...

You didn't know who Carrie Underpants is? I have returned, and am posting humorous pics on my blog.

Micah said...

And the funny thing is, I actually watched the AI finale this year (don't ask me why).