Archive for January, 2010

Problem Solved

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I think. Remember my hockey jersey conundrum?  I deeply want to upgrade from my cheap “women’s style” STAAL jersey to a nicer one, and I was counting on 2010 Team Canada to provide me with that opportunity.  BUT, being the raving pack of shitheads they are, I was denied. For the past week or two, […]

Drive-by Hotting: Obscure Edition 2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

If you read my Northern Exposure Retrospective a while back, this should not be an obscure one, but I recently stumbled across this purty photo of mah boy Darren. Love to see him looking a bit less wholesome and innocuous than Ed Chigliak. 

Drive-by Hotting: Obscure Edition

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Here’s a pic of my new BFF, Christian McKay aka Hottest On-Screen Orson Since Orson. I do love me a man who can wear a scarf and look dashing, but not femme. And a long coat. And quite nice shoes.  Did I mention he’s British? Question:  Is it better or worse to stalk completely obscure […]

Me + Orson Welles = TLA

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Sometimes, long after you’ve assumed that you’re just going to have to wait for DVD, a much-anticipated movie will eventually trickle its way down through the cracks of real civilization into the clogged drainage ditch that is Pittsburgh. Such was the case with Me & Orson Welles, a pic that was released on Thanksgiving bloody […]


Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Whew!  As I suspected, A Single Man did the trick.  Washed that Eli crap right outta’ my brain. WHAT a good movie!  Yes, maybe a little bit too meticulously art-directed, but if you love the look of retro things (the film is set in 1962) you will bask in it.  And the performances…wow.  If you […]

Close the Book

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We saw Book of Eli over the weekend.  1. Post-apocalypse is one of my favorite genres, and 2. Gary Oldman. But I’m here to tell you…..OMG… JUST…..DON’T……GO!!  I can’t even muster up a review; word fail. SO appallingly bad.  Trust me on this.  I took the bullet so you guys don’t have to. STAY AWAY!! […]


Friday, January 15th, 2010

JStaal continues to tell the Canadian Olympic committee to Eat Shit & Die. Last night…he deftly handed the puck to President and Cookie so they could score.  Then he followed up with  one of his own.  That dead power play of ours?  JStaal and pals brought it back to life. Here’s some hot for your […]

From The “Good News” Desk

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Dudes, I am just brimming with health! Big bum and thighs ‘are healthy’ Carrying extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is good for your health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems, UK experts have said. Hip fat mops up harmful fatty acids and contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging, they say. […]

Whole Lotta Nothing

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Well, this weekend we did…nothing. We meant to go see Daybreakers, but then The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus hit the theater, but….we ended up seeing neither.  Only reason I wanted to see Daybreakers was because I didn’t think there’d be anything else in theaters.  Generally for me, Ethan Hawke=Rental, not ticket purchase.  The man just […]

Good Tidings of Great Joy

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Which shall be to all People. For unto you is born this day, in the city of Tupelo, a Saviour…. ‘Tis E the Lord. Sorry, can’t blog much more today; religious observances.  May E be with you.

Nevah Evah

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Will I be a TRUE hockey fan. Because yesterday I spit out my coffee giggling at this headline: Penguins Call Up Winger Because naturally my brain thought it meant: And here’s a P.S. I found in the inbox this morning. ••••••••••• MEMO TO: Canadian Olympic Committee FROM: J. Staal RE: SUCK IT! January 06. 2010 […]

Snow-day Reading

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Winter break means a bit more time for reading.  I never seem to get as much done as I hope.  I find that, as an adult-going-on-middle-aged person, I read a lot more slowly than I did in my teens/twenties.  I also find it MUCH harder to concentrate. I used to be able to read in […]

Holiday Roundup

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Well, it’s been a nice long break.  Hope yours was good if you had one.  If you didn’t, perhaps you should consider getting a different job. Pretty much spent it doing very little.  We: finally painted the bathroom bought a new toilet watched movies (The Big Lebowski and The Thin Man are the New Year’s […]