Archive of May 2009
Do not disturb thyself by thinking of the whole of thy life. Let not thy thoughts at once embrace all the various troubles which thou mayest expect to befall thee: but on every occasion ask thyself, What is there in this which is intolerable and past bearing? For thou wilt be ashamed to confess. In the next place remember that neither the future nor the past pains thee, but only the present. But this is reduced to a very little, if thou only circumscribest it, and chidest thy mind, if it is unable to hold out against even this.
— Marcus Aurelius - Meditations
I enjoy Castle. It’s a lot like The Mentalist: funny, cute, no brain strain with a charismatic cast (especially Nathan / Captain Mal / Dr Horrible). However, I’ve noticed that the female cop wears the same top nearly every episode. I assumed it was a product placement but I couldn’t find anything on the Internets about it. Evidently the style is called a “boatneck”. It’s probably more realistic that someone on a detective’s salary in New York would buy in bulk, but the character wears a hundred different stylish coats and scarves every episode. Maybe it is the costume department playing with my mind.
Again, this is the type of hard-hitting story I would be uncovering if I’d gone into investigative journalism.7 May 2009 - 07:57 | Tags: tv, castle, fashion
Michael’s victory stance, with Jim’s salute. The Office, Season 5 Episode 23.
Two fantastic quotes in this episode, both from Michael. Firstly: “Well… how the turn tables have … …” (confused stare) and secondly: “Our balls are in your court.”6 May 2009 - 10:54 | Tags: tv, theoffice
The penultimate episode of Gossip Girl season 2 was the most ridiculous, and therefore most AWESOME, story they’ve come up with. Georgina is back, but as a born-again Christian complete with OMJC tshirt (a play on the OMFGG branding). Serena arrested for stealing her own bracelet. The gang let someone who frauded millions of dollars to get away because he had feelings of true love for Serena. Rufus didn’t propose to Lilly because she invested money for him. And so on…
The only true part of the episode was Chuck not telling Blair how he really felt. And Chuck got the best line: “She’s a faux-ialite”.
Mad props to Australian indie artist Gotye having his (two year old) song “Heart’s a Mess” used during the closing montage.6 May 2009 - 10:46 | Tags: tv, gossipgirl