Affleck for Gotham

“It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.”

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I know I am late to the game here but I have to say, I am psyched that Ben Affleck is going to play batman. I know, I am definitely in the minority here but let me explain why.

Everyone loves to hate on Ben. And I just think it is unfair. Sure, he’s made some bad decisions in his life, like this and this. But who hasn’t make mistakes. I mean, two other guys were tricked into marrying J Lo too (and it looks like another guy is about to take the plunge soon). So although it is easy to make fun of Ben, we shouldn’t forget the great things he has to offer.

He has one of the best bromances in all of Hollywood with Matt Damon. Their friendship goes all the way back to Boston Little League and we should never forget this:

And who knows, maybe Matt will join as Robin.

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And even though he did date J Lo, it gave us Bennifer, which was definitely one of the first celeb couple nicknames. Which basically means, that his one back decision resulted in a bunch of good ones, like: Brangelina and Kimye. So thank you Ben Affleck for ruining your reputation to give us years of name-blending fun.

And for some reason, people love to criticize Ben for dating J Lo. but everyone seems to forget this relationship… not too shabby Ben.

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I mean, she’s been with Ironman and now Batman? That just seems right.

And who doesn’t love Jennifer Garner?

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Oh, you? Well you have no soul. She is as American and wholesome as apple pie.

And let’s look back at the top movies Ben has done: Good WIll Hunting and The Town. What do they both have in common? A Boston accent. And let’s be serious, a Bostonian Batman? That would be wicked pissa.

So I am going to go out there on a limb and say that I am a fan of this decision. Just don’t remind me of this post if this happens again.

Fun in the Office

So apparently I work with an American  record holder… in jump roping.

One of my colleagues won the world jump rope championships (who knew there was such a thing) for the 3 minute jump, 18 and over. His score was 904. And as of 2005, he held the American jump rope record of 358 jumps in  single minute. And here I thought the fact that I won the state jump rope contest in 2nd grade made me a hero.

Well, some how today, it came out that he has this secret skill. So of course, we all made him show it off a bit.

 

Thank goodness for slow afternoons and hidden talents!

This is Your Brain on TV

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Matt and I have been watching A LOT of the Walking Dead lately. I have to admit, it has been having a negative impact on our lives.

1. Matt is now convinced that we need to become gun owners in anticipation of the pending zombie apocalypse. I’m sticking to my liberal ways and think we should learn how to shoot a crossbow.

2. I’ve woken up multiple times in the middle of night thinking that Matt is trying to rip out and eat my guts

3. I’ve stopped grocery shopping, because scavenging around in our cupboards for something edible seems perfectly acceptable. It’s gotten pretty bad – last night for dinner I ate a tortilla. Not, not a tortilla wrapped around something delicious or covered with melted cheese to make a quesadilla. Just a plain tortilla. Tonight’s menu looks like canned chick peas and frozen mango.

4. Since we’ve watched about 25 episodes in the last week or so, we are now desensitized to the goriness – I was literally complaining that 20 minutes into an episode  there wasn’t a single bloodied, rotten corpse. And I said it like that was a bad thing.

5. Matt has repeatedly stated that he would dominate in a zombie apocalypse. Like that might actually happen.

 

I am starting to realized why my parents didn’t let us have cable going up. That whole “tv turns your brain into mush” might actually be true.

Martha Stewart Fan Club Mail

Look what arrived in the mail today for me at work…

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I think they only send this stuff to the President of the Martha Stewart fan club – or at least VIP members.

And yes, I am definitely going to read her latest book that tells me how to live my life. I wonder if there is a chapter about “how to make the most of your time in jail.”

Boy Bands All Grown Up

This week on the Today show, I’ve sort of felt like I was watching the downfall of my childhood. It was a similar feeling to when I’ve put on

Wednesday on the Today Show, New Kids on the Block performed. It was creepy and not very good.

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The this morning, the guys from 98 Degrees sang and awkwardly danced in unison.

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Don’t get me wrong, growing up I was a big fan of both of these bands. I remember being so jealous of my best friend Lindsay because she has a New Kids on the Block sleeping bag. I was still rocking Sesame Street – which made me an easy target at every sleepover. I was so psyched when my mom finally let me buy the NKOTB tape and then the 98 degrees CD – both Burning Up and the Christmas album (which I may still listen to).

But, I am not sure I full support these comeback tours of the Boy Bands from the 80’s and 90’s. Just because you are jealous that Justin Timberlake was able to go on and become a bigger star than he was back in the days of neck scarves and frosted tips – it doesn’t mean that you have a chance at a comeback.

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Especially when you are still portraying yourselves as “boy bands” when the average age of the group in over 37 years old. I’m sorry – you may look good for your age, but these photos show just how far you’ve come…

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The good news of all of this – it looks like these guys aren’t going away anytime soon!

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Long live the boy band.

The Big Easy

Remember this guest post from a few months back? Well everyone’s favorite guest blogger, Dan, and Aid Still Required are hosting an incredible event. If you are in the LA area I strongly encourage you to attend.

Tickets are $150 each, or you can buy a table for $2,000 (that’s a heck of a lot better than the $3,000 and $5,000  tickets to the Robin Hood benefit!) BUY TICKETS HERE

All tickets give you access to 3 open bars, a musical performance by Overstreets’ New Orleans Jazz Band and a chance to party with Mr. Big from Sex and the City. And the best part – all of the proceeds go to deserving programs in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Who doesn’t like to party when it is for a good cause?

Too Old for Teen Choice Awards?

This weekend, while Matt was watching True Blood, I was holed up in our bedroom watching the Teen Choice Awards. Yes, at age 29 I am still watching the Teen Choice Awards. Here are a few of my take aways/impressions of the evening.

 

1. I had no idea who the host of the awards show was until they said her name (evidence that I am old).

I don’t really know who Demi Lovato is.. I think she was on a Disney show? But I wouldn’t be able to tell you which one without Googling her. All I really know about her is that she is staging a comeback after struggling with depression and body image. Apparently, this comeback involves the X factor, where she will join Britney Spears as a judge. Really? This girl is in the same league as Brit? I am shocked.

 

2. Normally, I am pretty good at predicting the winners. Since my taste in music, movies, tv shows and celebs runs along the same wave length as a 13 year old girl, this awards show is usually my sweet spot. Apparently, not this year. What’s worse, I didn’t even know who half of the winners were (more evidence that I am old).

Never heard of this movie – Choice Movie: Action, “Abduction”

Never heard of this  – Choice Movie Actress: Action, Zoe Saldana, “Colombiana”

No idea who these people are –  Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”  and Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”

Do I really need to start watching more ABC family and the CW? I thought I already watched enough crappy tv.

 

3. Let’s talk about Miley Cyrus’ staying power? She was nominated for Choice Female Hottie (I am not even going to get into what a ridiculous category name that is) and was going up against some strong contenders Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kate Upton. Now I think that in a non-teen world Kate Upton would win hands down. However, I figured Selena Gomez was going to the be clear winner. So when they announced Miley’s name, I was shocked. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big Hannah Montana fan, but let’s face it, that was so 2010. I then figured that the fans had voted for Miley because they voted her super cute fiance, Liam Hemsworth as the Choice Male Hottie. Nope! It was that guy who I didn’t even recognize earlier – Ian Somerhalder. I’ve got to hand it to Ms. Cyrus… you are staying strong among the tweens and teens who raised you.

 

4. Why didn’t Bieber and Selena sit together? And why didn’t the Biebs wish her a happy birthday after his performance? Justin Timberlake SO totally would have lead the crowd in Happy Birthday if it was Brit’s birthday. Sorry guys, but this generations power teen couple is not living up to the expectations set by Justin and Brit.

     

 

5. Taylor Swift. You crushed it. Your dress was awesome. Your audience dancing was awesome. Unfortunately your dates wasn’t. Please tell me that was your brother. You need to stop turning your ex-boyfriends into pop country songs. No one wants to get famous that way.

 

6. Jonah Hill – stop taking yourself so seriously. You were pretty much the only person who had a polished acceptance speech and thanked anyone besides the fans. Yes, I like you and you are funny but I am 29. Gain those 40 lbs back and stick to being funny. That’s how you win over the tweens.

 

7. Nice job Rob Pattinson for creating mass pandemonium when you “gave” your surf board to a group of dozens of screaming fans. How do you think this ends? By then all making a deal to share the surf board equally among the group? No – it ends with a fight to the death over a crappy surf board. Man – didn’t you learn anything from Bieber’s adventures in Norway?

And way to think for yourself K. Stewart and do the exact same thing. You really are an incredible role model for young girls everywhere. Wait a second, maybe you two would be good to play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steel in the 50 Shades of Grey movie. You’ve got that dom/sub thing down already.

8. The show ended with a great performance by Carly Rae Jepsen. while her performance was cute, I want to know what Canadian styled her. I know you “just” burst on to the scene and are still getting used to being “famous” but come on – you can do better than that. I know you can.

   

 

9. The most famous actor at the show was Crystal the Monkey.

This little lady has a CV that blows George Clooney out of the water:

Year Title Character
1997 George of the Jungle Baby monkey
1998 Dr. Dolittle Drunk Monkey
1999 American Pie
2000 Terror Tract
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Drunk Monkey
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2004 Garfield: The Movie Pet monkey
2005 Fun with Dick and Jane Test monkey
2006 The Shaggy Dog Capuchin
Night at the Museum Dexter
2006 Failure to Launch Forest Monkey
2007 3:10 to Yuma
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Dexter/Able
2010– Community Annie’s Boobs
2011 The Hangover Part II Drug Dealing Monkey
Zookeeper Donald the Monkey
2011 We Bought a Zoo Crystal the Capuchin
2012 Animal Practice Dr. Zaius

Who knew this was all the same monkey!

 

10. Sophie Grace and Rosie. Enough said. You stole the entire show.