Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Beauty and The Geek - Opposites Attract

I still love this show, and I still have very random observations about it. So here they go.

  • Sam is a bit full of himself. Oh, and he’s a total ditz, too.
  • I do not like David’s attitude. Just don’t. He actually told Jasmine that she was his last choice. Jerko.


The Geeks’ Challenge - Rapping

  • Poor little Tony is so self-conscious. He’s like a lost kitten, just so cute and afraid.
  • I feel really sorry for Nicole, the female geek, being partnered with Sam.
  • Will’s rap was cute.
  • Wow, I think maybe John’s rap was the best of all!
  • And the judges picked my two guys! The winner is...WILL!

You know, I don’t mean to keep picking on Sam, but I just realized why he seems so awful to me. Combine ditz with macho arrogance, and you have...Sam.

The Beauty Challenge - Debate

  • Holy Moley, Rebecca sounded HORRIBLE debating minimum wage.
  • Betty Boop did really well talking about oil drilling, and she was cute while she was doing it.
  • Katie rocked it, talking about Third World debt.
  • Shay had a good argument against lowering the drinking age, but she doesn’t speak very professionally at all.
  • Uh oh, Sam nailed it with his rebuttal about the drinking age. Maybe he’s not as ridiculous as he seems.
  • The Winner of the Beauty portion of our competition is...SAM?

Nominated for eviction are Amanda and Tony, Natalie and John. I really like both of those teams. Wah.

Poor Little Tony and Amanda. And now, I have to ask you to leave the mansion.

See ya next week, Beauties and Geeks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Reality Show Casting Calls

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Dancing With The Stars

Okay, guys, here we go with another series of witty and brilliant commentary by none other than the Queen of Dirty Laundry with occasional guest appearances by Big Daddy, Tinkerbell, Pooh and Scooter Pie. Prepare yourselves for the mediocrity.

Wow, Drew Lachey is short. Cute, but short. He's just like a tiny version of Nick, isn't he?

Oh no, they don’t have real music? I mean, it always seems weird to me to hear the house band version of a song, rather than the popular recorded version. Sort of like elevator music. Oh well...

Here we go with the ladies!

Jennie Garth & Derek Hough - She did a good split! Other than that, I liked it; not much more to say.
TOTAL SCORE: 21

Josie Marin & Alec Mazo – She seems very full of herself. Who says, “I’m a Super Model?” Seriously? The dance was okay...Ooh, the judges didn’t like it though, did they?
TOTAL SCORE: 16

Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas, Jr. – I’m not sure if it’s “textbook” as Sabrina said, but I like it. Let’s see what the judges have to say. WOW – The judges loved it. (It should also be noted that this couple is the early favorite of our guest judge, Tinkerbell of Dirty Laundry.)
TOTAL SCORE: 26

Marie Osmond & Jonathan – Folks, I love me some Osmonds, but I’m gonna have to diss Marie a little here. Even though she’s older and maybe a tiny bit thick, she doesn’t have to look MATRONLY, for goodness sakes. That dress is like a Miss America dress from the 1980’s, people! She looks much cuter in the rehearsal clips and interviews than she does in her costume. Aw, but she’s dancing good, y’all. She just needs a wardrobe person or stylist who will dress her to suit her fuller figure. Oh, and the judges liked her. Good.
TOTAL SCORE: 21

Mel B & Maksin Hmerkovskiy (or whatever his name is)- He’s awfully cute now, isn’t he? I didn’t want to like her, but I think they’re VERY good. Right?! Judges?
TOTAL SCORE: 24
PLUS, they get a vote from Tink!

Jane Seymour & Tony Dovolani – I heart Jane Seymour! Love. Her. Didn't you just love her in Somewhere in Time? I watched that movie over and over and over again. Gives me chills just thinking about it. Oh...they’re dancing. Ooh, and this song makes me think of Kim Basinger in that blockbuster, The Marrying Man. Who knew she could sing like that? Oh yeah, the dancing. It’s lovely. Very sweet. Beautiful dress. Aw, Tony hearts Jane!
TOTAL SCORE: 24


This is gonna be a long week, isn't it? When will I have time to watch all my other premieres if I'm watching DWTS every night?

Okay, friends. Leave me a comment and tell me who your favorites (and not-so-favorites) are.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Beauty and The Geek - Premiere

Right off the bat, let’s get this straight – I Love This Show. Have since the beginning. But for the first show of the season, I’m not gonna have a whole lot to talk about. Things usually get off to a slow start, so here we go.

THE GEEKS

Luke – Robotics Engineer
Does he have a speech impediment or is he just a fast talker?

Dave- Live Action Role Player
Pretentious and deluded

Josh – Rubber band Club President
Cute, cute, cute!

Will – Software Engineer

Joshua – Astrophysicist
I think he’s supposed to be this season’s Super Geek.

William – Comic Book Geek

Tony – Biomedical Engineer

John – MIT 5.0

Jesse – Lives with his parents


THE BEAUTIES

Amanda – Aspiring Playboy Model
Her breasteses cost $8,000 and she’s proud of that.

Natalie – Hooters Girl
Wow, she is gorgeous!

Hollie – Betty Boop
She’s one of my favorites.

Rebecca – Cocktail Waitress

Shay – Beauty pageant Queen
I like her.

Jen – Cigar Model

Erin – Beautician

Jasmine – Babysitter

Katie – Sorority Girl


COUPLES

Shay and Joshua
Amanda and Tony
Jasmine and David – Oh crap, he DID NOT want her as a partner! His reaction was bordering on rude. She tried to make the best of it, though.
Erin and Jesse
Natalie and John – Natalie is just drop-dead gorgeous!! I hope she’s a nice as she is pretty.
Jen and William – He didn’t want to be paired with her because she’s a jock and he’s not. I think maybe he’s afraid of her.
Rebecca and Will
Hollie and Josh – Holly and Luke wanted to be together, and both were disappointed with this pairing.
Katie and Luke – Katie was satisfied; hopefully Luke will warm up to her.

But before you go off and pick your rooms, there’s one more thing you should know...this season, the experiment has evolved. For the first time...one beauty will be a man and one geek will be a woman.

The tenth and final team.... to be continued.

Y’all, the previews for the season look incredible! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this show before, you have got to check it out!

More next week!

Survivor China - Premiere

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

There has been more than one season of Survivor where the castaways have been thrown out with just the clothes on their backs. Don’t you think that people would have tried to plan their wardrobe to allow for that possibility?

And regarding the Buddhist temple...Jeff said that it wasn't a worship ceremony. I don't know about you, but when people are folding their hands, kneeling and bowing their heads in front of a bunch of idols, that's worship. Tink even said, "That lady left because she didn't want to worship those false idols." Amen, sister!

And here's what I think of the castaways:

Courtney the waitress is completely spoiled and disrespectful.

Jean-Robert needs to lay off with the whole “I’m a poker player, so I can read people.” It’s coming off a little pretentious. Also, I’d like if he would put his shirt back on. Thanks.

And did I mention that Courtney the waitress from New York is a spoiled brat? Yeah.

Sherea is saying, “I’m not an outdoorsy girl.” Uhm, yeah, did she know she was going on Survivor? “This is way harder than I expected.” Girl, it’s the first day! Get a grip. Oh, and could you please stop walking around in your Bali bra? Thanks.

I really wanted to like Chicken, but so far it’s not happening.

I like James the Gravedigger. He reminds me of the big guy in The Green Mile, who made me cry in the first 5 minutes of the movie. James almost made me cry with his humility. I hope nothing happens to change my opinion.

I think it’s ironic that the wrestling girl is the weakest, so far.

FIRST CHALLENGE

Oh yay, they get to keep their running shoes! I wasn’t sure how they were gonna handle 39 days in high heels and combat boots.

Fei Long wins! Really doesn’t make any difference to me at this point.

MOVING ON

I think it’s gonna be sad if Peih-Gee goes home because she’s bossy. She was so happy to be there and connect with her Chinese roots! But she’s a little too arrogant, isn’t she?

Liking Chicken a little bit more, but I’m pretty sure his mouth is gonna get him in trouble. He’s missing that filter between his redneck brain and his mouth.


TRIBAL COUNCIL

WOW, I did not see that coming – Chicken's outta there!

Aw, and his goodbye speech was sweet.

Okay, that’s all I’ve got this week. Now, I’ve got to go watch Beauty and the Geek on my DVR.

Later!

The Biggest Loser - Episode 2

Previously on The Biggest Loser...

Okay, y’all, I totally missed the Season Premiere of The Biggest Loser last week. I’m not gonna recap it; you can find recaps here and here.

I’m just gonna start with this week, okay? And I'll warn you that until we get further into the season, I'll just be randomly spewing my opinions. Okay.

First and foremost, let me tell you that my biggest beef with The Biggest Loser is the fact that they make the ladies wear those horrible sports bras for weigh-in. They let the stupid guys wear T-shirts, but make the ladies show their guts. For that reason alone, I would NEVER apply for that show. Also, the fact that I might puke on the first day. But mostly, it's the sports bra thing.

Oh...but the guys are taking off their shirts for the weigh-in. Oh my.

Bless their hearts, but the Red Team women have crappy attitudes! Why in the Sam Hill did these people go to all the trouble of applying for this show, if they were gonna argue and walk out of workouts?

Even though they have crappy attitudes, I’m pleased to see that they actually have some BIG girls this season. In the past, they’ve all been in the 190-250 range, but there are lots of girls over 250 this season! 277, 267, 287...go big girls!

I don’t have much more to say about this week’s episode; I’m sure I’ll have much more to say as the numbers dwindle down and we get to know the contestants better.

Be sure and check back tomorrow, when I'll be FOR SURE blogging about Survivor!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Big Brother Rant - Final Two

This is going to be very stream of consciousness, so bear with me.

I hate that the Donatos are in the Final Two.

Here's what I think about Dick:

  • He's a big fat jerk.
  • It's very bizarre to me that one person can be so human and likable one day, and then just VILE the next. It's disconcerting because I genuinely like him on his good days, and genuinely despise him on his jerk days. But unfortunately, Jerk trumps Good Guy, in my opinion. So he's a jerk.
  • But I really believe he loves his daughter.

Here's what I think about Danielle:

  • She cheated on her boyfriend. Just flat-out dumped him on national television and never spoke his name again. NICE.
  • For the first however many weeks, she laid in that bed with Nick and mooned over him. She let him vow his undying devotion to her (which...sincere? I doubt it) and neither encouraged nor discouraged him. It was very weird to me.
  • She made no effort to get to know the other people in the house until Nick was gone, and then whined because "you don't know me!" Yeah, cause you've been laying in a bed for three weeks, chick!
  • She's a spoiled brat.
  • I would love for someone to hold her down and chisel that makeup off her face so America can see what she really looks like. Never seen her without it once.
  • In that bikini last night, it looked like she had put on some weight. Good for her, cause she looked skeletal in the beginning!

I would just like to hear them say, "Wow, we made it!" or "We really lucked out," instead of "We dominated! We ruled this thing!" and crap like that. In my opinion, here are the reasons they're in the Final Two:

  • Danielle did great in Veto competitions
  • Together, they betrayed agreements with Kail, Nick, Eric, Dustin, Jen, Jessica, Eric again. Have I forgotten anyone?
  • The other houseguests made bad decisions when they decided to evict other people when they had opportunities to evict Dick and Danielle.

That's not domination, that's pure luck. Just call it what it is, guys.

Who do I want to win? Dick. And here's why: I think that if Danielle wins that money, Dick will never hear from her again. I'm spiteful, and I want to see Danielle LOSE. I want her to have to wait for Dick to pay for college or whatever he decides to do for her. I want her to learn a little humility. Hopefully when Dick's not in a competition, he's a little nicer. Hopefully. But I believe that the Danielle we saw is who she really is. And it's not pretty, no matter how much makeup you put on it.

I'm sure I've got more to say, but I've got to clean the dadgum house. So I'll leave you with my primary pet peeve of all reality shows.

I HATE IT when people who have deceived, betrayed, and otherwise been sneaky GO ALL IRATE when someone does it right back to them. Happens all the time on Survivor and Big Brother. My favorite example of this is BB6 when Kaysar betrayed an agreement with the fireman guy (Eric?) early in the season, and then acted all noble and ethical when others betrayed agreements to him. Just now happened when Zach nominated the Donatos. HATE IT.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Big Brother Rant - Double Elimination

YUCK. That's what I have to say about tonight's show. YUCK.

I hate that Dick and Danielle are in the Final 4. Can't stand it. And here's why.

Danielle's devious and a spoiled brat. Yeah, that about says it.

Dick is horrible, and I can't stand it when mean people get ahead. It implies to other mean people that their way is right. And it's just not.

Zach is icky. "I made an oath to my group." Gag me. Your group is using you, dude. And I don't care about you at all, so it won't even matter to me if you win. In fact, I'm probably 50/50 between you and Jameka, just because I dislike the Donatos so much.

Jameka is hypocritical and makes Christians look bad.

Wow, great choices there.

But I really, really love that it looks like Eric and Jessica sincerely care about each other. But will it last?

That's all.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Melinda Doolittle with Michael W. Smith!

Oh my, y'all, Melinda Doolittle will be joining Michael W. Smith on his Christmas Tour this year. I may swoon.

In the distant past, Big Daddy and I had the privilege of seeing Michael W. Smith in concert with Amy Grant, three or four years in a row. See, I love Amy Grant Christmas music, with Michael W. Smith coming in a close, close second. Ask me my favorite song, and chances are that it's a Christmas song.

So, seeing Michael W. Smith in concert at Christmas, very sentimental and also exciting. Add Melinda Doolittle? Be still my heart.

Now I've just gotta figure out how to swing attending a concert 50 miles away on a school/work night. My fingers are crossed.

BB8 HOH and Nominations Spoiler - Kim's Comment

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Im totally with you on the Dick situation....he has to be the most repulsive human around. All of his ugliness is his own creation; being mean, trying to intimidate people, he is a bully, AND he is old enough to be everyone's dad (which you would think would make him more mature...although, he IS Dani's dad, and has royally done a horrible job, so I guess being a dad doesnt mean much at all.....)
Yeah, I just have no tolerance AT ALL for people who are mean to others. The attacks he made on almost everyone in the house were just the most horrible things I've ever seen. I really don't see how anyone can be around him, even after he calms down. How do you have a normal conversation with someone who 12 hours earlier called you the most vile names I've ever heard?


As much as I cant stand Jen (who cries about their picture? who removes pictures of their mom?) and I think she provoked Dick re: the cigarette....I think it was absolutely wrong that BB ever let Dick get that carried away with pouring tea on someone, and burning them with his cig. He has been given too much leeway and I think he is dangerous.
I really thought that Dick should have been penalized for pouring that tea on her head. That is DEFINITELY physical, and to me it's no different than hitting someone or pushing, etc. It makes no sense to me that CBS would allow that to go. Where is the line? If the tea had been hot, would that have been okay? I think they allowed a lot of Dick's behavior because it gets ratings, and to me that is repulsive.

But maybe I'm being hypocritical, because I'm still watching, aren't I?
Anyhoo.....I actually like Zack. He wasnt my first choice, but I dont know why people dont like him, and I happen to think he has been nice, normal, and made sense in a house of crazies.
I am still pretty ambivalent about Zach. I guess the only thing I have against him at this point is that he seems to be aligning with the Donatos, and I'm rooting for Eric and Jessica.
I think he made a big mistake by putting up Jameka. His best plan would have been to pick one person from the two "diads" (either dick or dani AND either Jess or Eric)....He wouldnt look like he was out to get any particular group, and it would leave the true decision up to Jameka. If POV was used on anyone, he could just put up the other member of that diad, again, leaving the final decision to Jameka.
Sounds like good strategy to me. I never considerd that option, but it makes perfect sense. It looks like Zach never considered it, either. He just automatically chose one "diad" over another, instead of splitting them up. BRILLIANT strategy, Kim! Too bad you're not in there.
That would make Jameka the "bad guy", Zach wouldnt have made anyone too mad.
Sounds good to me.
The next HOH cant be Zach, and it cant be Jameka....so, he needs to not take the power away from one of the diads, rather than have them both against him.
Should be interesting to see how this all pans out.


BTW, you aint seen trash-tv til you watch FLAVA OF LOVE, did you watch that?? TRAIN WRECK!


I can neither confirm nor deny viewing of Flava of Love. ;>)