Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What I've Noticed on TV....

Thank you to everyone who has left me a little "get well" note. I am still not 100% but am fixing on getting better really soon. One of the side effects of being sick is a serious boost in the amount of time I spend in front of the TV. I've watched A LOT of Friends episodes and am currently marveling at the amazing footage seen on Planet Earth. All of this time spent mindlessly watching reruns has left my brain unoccupied enough that I've started to take notice of some rather odd TV trivia....

So far I've discovered that...

1. House isnt such a great doctor. Do you notice how he always gets the diagnosis wrong the first, second or fifth time? I know they have to make the mysterious medical problem stretch for an hour episode but the whole concept of him being a brilliant diagnostic doctor (putting aside the whole sociopathic drug addicted narcist issue) seems a little far fetched if you ask me.

2. The men on Friends gained thirty pounds for every ten that the women lost. Notice that Rachel and Monica just get skinnier and skinner as the seasons go on while Chandler and Joey gain a marked amount of weight without any reference being made to it within the show or even in the media? Even though many references, jokes and "flashback" episodes are made with reference to Monica during her fat years? Oh! The injustice.

3. Mario Betali is the unbeatable Iron Chef. Why some poor pitiful little Chef would choose to go up against him is beyond me. That chubby orange-haired, croc wearing bastard cant be beat.

4. There are some really f-ed up creatures out there in the great wild yonder. Pardon my french but anyone who's watched the number of nature documentaries I have in the past two weeks can back me up on this fact. Animals, insects, birds and giant lizards, oh my!

... how about this freaky creature named an Aye-Aye...

.... or this primate who looks a little like my Uncle Chester (I dont have an Uncle Chester but I'm sure someone does.)

That thing is called a Tarsier.

Though you have to admit, this Dumbo Octopus takes the cake.

(reference this blog)

5. I feel bad for this guy.

He's TV's wannabe version of Robert Pattinson. Who are they kidding with this knock off Vampire Diaries? I mean, he's a fine looking boy and all but let's face it, he aint no RPattz... no matter what kind of Pea Coat you put him in. Nor is he any Edward Cullen for that matter. Speaking of which...anyone care to see this new New Moon trailer?

6. Mike Rowe is kinda hot. Considering that this guy spends the majority of his on-air time with his hands in all sorts of nasty, dirty, disgusting...well...stuff... he's surprisingly attractive. I was bored enough one night to google his name and discover that, ladies, he is single! He also talked his way into a professional opera gig and as a host on a Home Shopping Channel. Give him a hot shower, good loofah sponge and a bottle of Purel and he'd make my "freeby" list (that would be from the Friends episode about how some couples have list of celebrities that they are allowed to sleep with without getting in trouble from their significant other. Ross had his list laminated.) Something tells me that DB isnt going to go for the whole list idea. Oh! But Mike Rowe went to the Babcock Ranch and A.I.ed some mares! You better believe I have a clip!!!

You can always count on me, Chelsi over at Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind, for a little pop culture trivia mixed in with your footage of a good lookin' man holding an artificial vagina.

Well, that's all I have for now. I let you know if I come up with any other interesting tidbits.


  1. You need to get better soon before YOUR eyes start to bug out like those critters!

  2. You're killing me!! You must be really bored. But you are quite funny when you're bored. =) I particularly like that Smeagol looking creature.

    Get well soon!

  3. LOL - what is up with the Vampire diaries thing?

    When I was home sick the past two weeks, I was watching home reno shows alot - too much actually. I tend to like the British ones - much more interesting!

  4. Oh my goodness, you crack me up. I've always wondered that about the House thing too! Though I do love the show and try not to think about it too much. And yes, Mike Rowe is hawt and might make it on my list too. The Friends thing totally cracks me up! I have never seen the Dumbo Octopus, that definately takes the cake! Too funny!

    Hope you feel all better soon!

  5. Ok so I followed the link to the freaky animals. Some were not so freaky but some may give me nightmares! lol Seriously though, if it weren't for the creatures I know are real on that list I'd think they were CG.

  6. I wonder how many 'interesting' hits you get with your usage of the word 'vagina'. LOL! LOL!

    Creepy Creeps, you can come out of the woodwork now, k? lol!

    Seriously, though, I watch less than 2 hours a week of TV and I rarely watch movies. Between homeschooling my kids, going on hiking and letterboxing adventures, and taking care of the critters and running the ranch while hubby drives a truck all over the country.....I have no extra time for TV. I'm able to fit in a little blogging time in the evening before my eyes can't stay open any longer and that's it.

    I used to watch House and I love that show! Love the twists and turns and outlandish behavior. Sadly, I don't even know what time or night it comes on anymore, though.

    BUT...............I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love MIKE ROWE!

    He is so dang HOT! If there would be anyone on this entire planet I would leave my husband would be Mike Rowe!
    I love his wacky, cynical sense of humor. His willingness to try anything at least once. And his SEXY SMILE! And and and....have I mentioned that I love Mike Rowe?

    He's been doing the hosting of nature documentaries, too. Sometimes I don't even watch the nature documentary, but just listen to his voice. I could listen to his voice all day. sigh.....

    I love Mike Rowe. :)


  7. What I've noticed is that since Michael Jackson died, there is suddenly an influx of advertisements using Beatles songs of which MJ outbid Paul McCartney for all those years back and owned exclusively which is why you can't get them from itunes. Guess some family members want to suddenly cash in.

  8. I laughed so hard after watching the Dirty Jobs clip. Not just because it's hilarious, but because they blurred out the horses penis!
    Love it.

  9. You had me cracking up!
    I like House, but didn't watch it last year, now I am watching it this year. And yes, I have always noticed that he misdiagnosis a few times before he gets it right!
    I miss Friends!! That was one funny show.
    I haven't seen Dirty Jobs/Mike Rowe in a while, but love him and the show!
    And those crazy looking creatures? Seriously? Those are weird!! I might be having nightmares tonight!

  10. It's funny how you mention Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. When I was sick a couple weeks back my tv consumption jumped as well and I wated marathon Dirty Job episodes and I was thinking that he's a pretty sexy guy too. I am very attracted to his voice. Anyways, hope you feel better soon and take care of yourself and don't do too much too soon.

  11. Definitely a fan of Mike Rowe's voice! He's one of those guys you don't really think of as good looking but then all of the sudden it hits you...Wow! that guy is really good looking. I liked the dairy cow episode.

    I go in spurts on what shows I like to watch. Never was much of a Friends fan, but did notice the same thing about the weight differences between the guys and gals. If Monica gets any skinnier there isn't going to be enough of her to make a shadow! Sheez

    I have seen all of the Law&Order and Original CSI shows so many times, that I started watching NCIS. Now I am on Criminal Minds and The Ghost Whisperer. I didn't care for TGW the first few times I watched it, but now for some reason do like it.

    We all(MH, me and Meg) watched House for a long time, but then got over it.

    Hope you get strong soon!

  12. Wanted to come back and make sure you KNOW that you are welcome to say any darn thing on my blog that you want too!!! The longer version is back on the other subject.;)

  13. I think Mike Rowe is do-able! He's hot- and the Voice~ well butter my butt and call me biscuits! Melting...

  14. Okay, that horse mounting the dummy and artificial vagina - seriously, I am dying over here! Is this what happens when I go out of town for a week? I miss all the wild posts!

    Okay, I'm going to bed, with images of blurred out horsey bidness in my head.

    (glad you are feeling better)