A window into the lives of YoSaffBridge and myself.
The following exchange occurred around 9:50 PST over text messages, concerning this news which, I will say again, is the greatest casting news of all time. Don’t argue with me.
Carmhelga: nph going to gueststar on glee!!!111!1!!
YoSaffBridge: ON JOSS’ EPISODE. do we read ontd at the same time?
Carmhelga: no, you read it when my sister does. She just posted the ontd link on my facebook and I like, stroked out from the excitement. this was right after i finished the house episode where house & wilson pretend to be a gay couple. television is good to me sometimes.
The Jennifer Lopez guest spot I can do without, but NPH guesting on Glee is like adding awesome berries into an already awesome pie. And Joss Whedon is the awesome ice cream that goes with it. You think maybe the awesome is going to be overpowering, but then you realize it’s juuust right.
No, that made perfect sense.
There is nothing in the world quite like a West Wing Christmas episode. The first three seasons’ Christmas episodes basically won supporting actor emmys for the actor featured most prominently: Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, and finally, wonderfully, John Spencer.
In the first season, Toby Ziegler is drawn into the story of a homeless Korean War Veteran who dies of exposure on the National Mall a few days before Christmas. He eventually arranges for a funeral for the man, and finds the man’s brother, another homeless man with an unspecified mental illness.
The second season revolves around the post-traumatic stress syndrome of Josh Lyman, who was shot at the beginning of the season. In the days before Christmas, he becomes irritable and unstable, and his friends take note. Leo eventually brings in a trauma specialist, to try to help Josh deal with his problems. This is the speech Leo gives him at the end of the episode, and it’s such a wonderful bit of Leo in a nutshell.
Speaking of Leo, in the third season Christmas episode, Leo takes center stage. Leo is testifying before congress about the President’s decision to withhold knowledge of his Multiple Sclerosis. But the real problem for Leo is that he, a recovering alcoholic, relapsed several years previously, during what turned out to be an MS attack by the President. He is saved from having to testify about this at the last minute by a recess, but the episode’s heart is the friendship between Leo & Jed Bartlett.
Excuse me, I’m just crying like a baby, don’t mind me.
So, several months ago, as a direct result of some good old-fashioned insomnia, I posted this list of nerdy things I totally wished I had.
Now, inspired by various family members’ demand for a “christmas list” from me, and some pretty outstanding shirts I have come across in the last few days, I present another list of weird, nerdy, and occasionally useless things I would totally by for myself if I wasn’t a broke student.
(Incidentally, I am really not difficult to buy for, I promise, but people seem to need very specific instructions for some reason…)
An oldie but a goodie. Classic thanksgiving moment, brought to you by your friends at WKRP in Cincinnati.
Another Thanksgiving clip from a favorite TV show. Slapsgiving: Legen– wait for it, then carve it up, eat it, and go into a food coma– DARY.
I continue the “Aaron Sorkin” portion of our program with a little Thespis. Thanksgiving with the crew from Sports night. Enjoy
This scene is perfection. Really.
I’m slightly obsessed with Parks & Recreation at the moment. It is probably the Thursday night show I look forward to most now (what? I KNOW!)
One of the funniest characters on the show is Ron Swanson. He plays Amy Poehler’s boss on the show– a public servant who is actually quite resentful of government, and thinks Parks should be privatized.
Well, now I know the truth.
You know that moment, when you’re reading someone’s imdb page, where you scream out HOLY CRAP, THAT WAS HIM?
It is imdb’s greatest contribution to the world, that moment. Well, I’ve decided to share some of those moments with the rest of the internet.
I’ll start with my inspiration: Mr. Vincent Kartheiser, who incidentally I kind of love. (Read this. Or watch this. He’s just ADORABLE).
Some random article I was reading mentioned he was Angel’s son, and though I never watched Angel and that meant very little to me, it suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t really know what Kartheiser had been in before Mad Men, so I imdbed him.