It's raining. It's pouring. The old man is snoring. I hope it's sunny where you are, but if it's not, maybe this happy little ditty--XTC's "Ballet for a Rainy Day"--will brighten your day.
This is kind of food-related...
The other night, a car at the corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue was blasting this song. Ever since then, it and, strangely, the theme song to Degrasi Junior High have been taking turns getting stuck in my head. OK, now for the food part. Whenever I hear "Downtown," I think of Girl Interrupted and the Brittany Murphy character--the one who hoards rotisserie chicken carcasses under her bed. See...I told you it was a tenuous connection.
This takes me back to watching Saturday morning cartoons as a kid, with all those commercials for junky, sugar-laden cereals and and snacks. Mmmm...Cookie-Crisp cereal. "It's part of a complete breakfast," you know.
I've already got one breakfast-themed cookie, Heeeere's Johnnycake!, on The List, but maybe I should do a grab 'n go type of breakfast replacement cookie.
It's a good thing I keep my camera close to the couch. I snapped this pic during last night's episode of Top Chef, when the quickfire challenge was all about using oatmeal with another food product: fish (!), poultry, fruit, veg, dairy, etc.
(Don't you love how they embed commercials in these shows? The way the product--whether it's Glad containers or whatever cars they're driving around in or Quaker Oats--is displayed so prominently and discussed at such length. It's Tivo/DVR proof. Genius.)
I know the contestants only have like 15 minutes to make a dish, so I guess oatmeal cookies were out of the question. Darnit!
I try to keep these clips as clean and G-rated as possible, but this NSFW (that means "not safe for work," Mumma) clip of Ricky Gervais doing stand-up had me in stitches. You'll never think of the phrase tea and biscuits the same way again.
I was searching YouTube for clips from Christmas in the Stars, the (believe it or not) Star Wars-themed Christmas album, and came upon this gem. A scene from a Star Wars TV Christmas special with Bea Arthur as the cantina barmaid. What the...? Does anybody remember this?
My earlier post about chicken soup got me thinking about Maurice Sendak's Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months, which I think I checked out of my elementary school library dozens upon dozens of times.
As I mentioned in my Autumn Saturday III post, Jon and I got to be part of the Times Square audience for The People's Court. You know...we were in the part of the show when Harvey Levin asks people what they think about the cases.
Oatmeal Cookie Guy was asked to debate someone as part People's Court Raw. Lucky me.
I'm never going to say the word regardless again. Never.
This time from the BBC reality show Big Brother 9. I chose this one not for the use of the Britishism biscuit but for this person's...um...vocal support of cookies. All I'll say is that you've been warned. Maybe she's a candidate for a "deliverables" post of her very own.
This time from the BBC show called Quite Interesting, hosted by actor and Oscar Wilde lookalike Stephen Fry, on the differences among digestives, biscuits, jafa cakes (jafa cakes!?!?) cakes, and cookies.
With all the talk about another Depression or another recession a la the early '90s, I think it's time for another time warp. This time "Ballerina Out of Control" by The Ocean Blue. For no other reason than it's from the early '90s...and Jon always goofs on the song's title. Let's hope some of that "all that's old is new again" doesn't stick. I mean come on...check out the bowl cuts!
My blog buddy Laurel tagged me with one of those lists of questions. So now it's my turn. I've been meaning to do this since last Thursday, but I've only just gotten to it.
The rule is to answer the questions with the FIRST word or phrase that comes to mind.