Archive for May 2012

I'll Never Let You Go: Clothes I Just Can't Part With

I got this shirt when I registered for classes before my freshman year of college. Please note the lack of armpit. I still wear this shirt during basketball season (with a long-sleeved shirt underneath, I'm not *that* uncouth). CLASSY.
Yesterday Baby Cookies got into my dresser and found a beautiful sparkly coral shirt that I wore often in my 20s. It was my “all-occasions” sparkly shirt and subsequent pregnancies and body changes have rendered it obsolete. But I hold onto hope that SOMEDAY, maybe with the help of Fat Club, I will fit into... Read more »

How Are Your New Year's Resolutions Doing? - 6 Month Check-Up

I had a lot of lofty goals for the new year. I was going to lose the baby weight. I was going to get an literary agent. I was going to start running. Here’s how I’m doing: If you haven’t lost the baby weight by the time the kid is 9 months old? FUNNY! Cute,... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Podcast: Game of Mad Men

Oh, hi! It’s time for the weekly ChicagoNow TV Tandem Game of Thrones/Mad Men Pod Fest with me, Andy Daglas, and Andrew Daar. Today we’re talking about prostitution and creepy Pete Campbell and which old Mad Men character might pop up next week and battles and wildfire and MISSING DRAGONS. Here’s the link: http://www.tvtandem.com/ChicagoNow_TV_Tandem/Podcast/Entries/2012/5/29_Podcast_5_28_12.html You can... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap: "Blackwater"

Game of Thrones Recap: "Blackwater"
Now there’s an episode, amirite? All it took was the Battle of Blackwater, a teleplay by Mr. George R.R. Martin himself, and the guy who directed spelunker snuff porn classic The Descent. All storylines happening well outside of King’s Landing were shoved aside for an hour of wildfire, heads rolling, and Stannis on a boat,... Read more »

Horny Moms are the New Grizzly Moms

Horny Moms are the New Grizzly Moms
It seems like everyone in my Facebook feed is reading the 50 Shades of Grey series, which I haven’t read yet, even though I probably will check it out because I like to have all the information before I fully disparage something. In case you’re wondering, this review pretty much sums up all of my... Read more »

ChicagoNow TV Tandem Episode 18 - Valar Morghulis, Bitches

In this podcast, Andy Daglas, Andrew Daar, and I discuss Mad Men and Game of Thrones, as usual, but with even fancier TECHNICAL GLITCHES. Skype decided to be a huge Joffrey and cut out on us, not once, but twice. See if you can spot my seamless editing! (Hint:  You can.) My questions for you,... Read more »
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You've Sunk My Intelligence, "Battleship"

You've Sunk My Intelligence, "Battleship"
BATTLESHIP Genre: Sci-Fi Action Premise: A fleet of Navy ships must confront and battle a lethal alien invasion at sea. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on Hasbro’s popular board game – always a questionable basis for a film.  Cost over $200 to make, and stars Taylor Kitsch – his second such project of the year after John Carter.  Peter Berg (Hancock,... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap - The Prince of Winterfell

Game of Thrones Recap - The Prince of Winterfell
There are two episodes left (after this one) in Season 2 of Game of Thrones, and I have to agree with Mr. Hammervision when he says it just doesn’t feel like it’s building to anything. I mean, we know from the BIG LETTERS in the preview for next week that WAR is coming, but even... Read more »

"The Dictator" Is Sacha Baron-Cohen's "Love Guru"

"The Dictator" Is Sacha Baron-Cohen's "Love Guru"
THE DICTATOR Genre: Comedy Premise: Upon arriving in America, oppressive dictator General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is kidnapped and stripped of his identity.  A local, liberal feminist with hairy armpits (a game Anna Faris) befriends him, and Aladeen is forced to choose between democracy and the oppressive dictatorship he treasures so dearly. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Larry Charles and star/co-writer... Read more »
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3 Reasons You Should Probably Watch the New Season of Food Network Star

3 Reasons You Should Probably Watch the New Season of Food Network Star
The Next Food Network Star is, as I’ve said, an awful, awful show. But it’s somehow better this year. Really! Here’s why: TEAMS! Food Network Star has taken a page from The Voice and has divided its contestants into Team Giada, Team Bobby (Flay), and Team Alton. Ergo, the mentors are able to give each... Read more »