misshepeshu: (Rape dollars)
Dear Dexter,

So I'm happily immersed in Season 3, but one thing is bothering me, and bothering me enough that I feel the need to poke at it. Why does Assistant DA Miguel Prado speak with a heavy Cuban accent when he immigrated to the U.S. when he was 5? Lt. Laguerta and Detective Sgt. Batista are both Cuban and speak with light-to-indiscernible accents. And I know for a fact that the accent isn't Jimmy Smits's natural speaking voice. This inexplicable artistic decision adds nothing to the show and pushes Prado into caricature territory. (By the way: although I loved Season 2, screw you and the way you handled Lila's character arc. She had the potential to be a really amazing, human villain, and you turned her into a cartoon. And not even a good one. One of those shitty Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoons from the early 80s involving superheroes with obscure powers.) And speaking of Lila: I'm noticing that the last person who saw and accepted Dexter for who he was before becoming psychotically obsessed with him also had an accent. What the fuck is up with that? Why are you resorting to to shitty, lazy shorthand involving stupid accents? It's enough to make this girl cut a bitch. You are much better than this. You can make somebody scary without throwing on some kind of look-at-that-furriner schtick on top.



p.s. Baby, you know I love you truly. Just...stop it with the accents. Seriously.
misshepeshu: (Rape dollars)
"Fuck the Pain Away," as sung by Miss Piggy.

Oh dear.

[livejournal.com profile] ccarrico, I think of you every time I hear that song because you introduced me to it. Therefore, my posting this on my Livejournal is ALL. YOUR. FAULT.

Also [livejournal.com profile] katealaurel's, for telling me the video existed in the first place.




misshepeshu: (SPOCK! NIPPLE!)
Dudes. Dan Savage on the Colbert Report. So. Much. Love.

I have to say, though, that this still hasn't supplanted my favorite Colbert Gay Moment of All Time:

misshepeshu: (Terpsichore)
1. There is lamb curry simmering on the stove right now, driving me crazy with the smell of of its deliciousness.

2. [livejournal.com profile] mcmathja made the most amazing hot chocolate ever from melted bittersweet chocolate and whole milk.

3. [livejournal.com profile] katealaurel made cinnamon bread.


6. The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain's rendition of the theme song to Shaft.

7. I've just made a mix CD for a friend that I'm really gleeful about. It only lacks Bohemian Rhapsody. Multnomah County Library, hear my plea! (Or at least, put my hold on the hold shelf!)
misshepeshu: (SPOCK! NIPPLE!)
La première chose: Sarah posted this clip of Whose Line is it Anyway? on Smart Bitches, but I have to spam my LJ friendlist too, because HOLY JESUS DAMN it is awesome. You know why? Because Richard Simmons is in it. And Colin Mochrie uses him like unto a jetski.

...look, just watch it, OK?

I may have to spend a good portion of my day looking up Whose Line clips on the Youtubes. I've forgotten how very much I love that show.

(I also have a bit of a crush on Ryan Stiles. So tall! So painfully dorky! So weird-lookin' and weirdly sexy to me! Goes hand-in-hand with my unholy love for Bill Nye.)

La deuxième chose: I love it when judges have a sense humor, because sometimes, it's those flashes of awesomeness that make the pain in the ass that is law school worthwhile, especially when I'm exhausted and behind in all my readings (hey it took me a month to get there this semester instead of only two weeks! Go me!) and I'm darkly contemplating running away to Hawaii to open a cake shop.

First, some context: Charles Wolff is a Jewish man incarcerated in the fine institution that is the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, and he sued, alleging that the prison denied him a kosher diet, thereby abridging his right to freely practice his religion. As part of the evidence, he tried to file...an egg.

The judge's response? An order to destroy said egg. Written in the style of Green Eggs and Ham.

I now present to you:

Wolff v. New Hampshire Dept. of Corrections, Slip Copy, 2007 WL 2788610 D.N.H.,2007.


JAMES R. MUIRHEAD, United States Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff has filed a hard-boiled egg as part of his preliminary injunction request.


No fan I am
Of the egg at hand.
Just like no ham
On the kosher plan.

This egg will rot
I kid you not.
And stink it can
This egg at hand.

There will be no eggs at court
To prove a clog in your aort.
There will be no eggs accepted.
Objections all will be rejected.

From this day forth
This court will ban
hard-boiled eggs of any brand.
And if you should not understand
The meaning of the ban at hand
Then you should contact either Dan,
the Deputy Clerk, or my clerk Jan.

I do not like eggs in the file.
I do not like them in any style.
I will not take them fried or boiled.
I will not take them poached or broiled.
I will not take them soft or scrambled
Despite an argument well-rambled.

No fan I am
Of the egg at hand.
Destroy that egg!
Today! Today!
Today I say! Without delay!

SO ORDERED (with apologies to Dr. Seuss).
misshepeshu: (Dance!)

So many amazing things! The music, the gorgeous afros, the amazing polyester shirts, the little kids just ROCKING THE FUCK OUT. Man, Sesame Street back in the day was full of fuck yeah and awesome.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] arcus for giving me this groovy start to the day.
misshepeshu: (cowbell)
1. [livejournal.com profile] li_kao was in town last night, huzzah! We went to The Queen of Sheba. (Random interjection: My current hypothesis is that every metropolitan area in America with a population greater than 500,0000 has an Ethiopian restaurant called Queen of Sheba, or a variant thereof. Besides the Portland restaurant, there's a Queen Sheba in Seattle, and a Queen of Sheba in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In fact, New Rule for Candy: I will now only patronize Ethiopian restaurants with the words "Queen" and "Sheba" in their names.) HANYWAY, the food was excellent, as was the conversation, and afterwards we availed ourselves to doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut and went back to my place, where we talked some more.

2. I don't feel sick, but my lymph nodes are massive--the size of really big grapes, and tender to the touch. The pressure is actually making my throat hurt a little. SEXY.

3. OH DEAR LORD BATTLESTAR GALACTICA IS CRACK. My biggest regret right now is how my stupid need for sleep and to get work done is interfering with my ability to watch all 2.5 seasons in one glorious glom.

4. I'm looking forward to the holiday season like you have NO IDEA.

Well, OK, some of you might have an inkling.

5. Dinner and assorted adventures with [livejournal.com profile] piezocuttlefish tomorrow, wheeyay!
misshepeshu: (Tongue!)
The first season of Supernatural is now available on DVD. YAY!

Last year, back when I still had enough spare time to watch TV, I'd make a point of catching it when I could. Those of you who enjoy the spookier episodes of The X-Files will probably enjoy this show with a muchness.

Now that I've paid off my car, I really need to concentrate on saving for law school, but this DVD set is so shiny.

I guess I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas.
misshepeshu: (Dance!)
Harvey Birdman Volume 2 has FINALLY ARRIVED! Gleeeeeeee!

Must...resist...urge...to...rub...DVD...all over...body....


Sep. 7th, 2006 09:54 am
misshepeshu: (Dance!)
Holy shit, you guys! The second volume of Harvey Birdman is finally becoming available. October 10th. Mark your calendars. Or pre-order your copy.

Ohhhhhh the glee. THE GLEE. Who wants to have a Bird-a-thon with me?

(Yes yes yes, some of you in the audience have downloaded the episodes for the second volume a long time ago and have probably watched 'em ad nauseam. Humor me, eh?)


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