Hi, cutie pie.

Do you have a moment to talk about the hotness that is Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Running Man“? Personally, I’m particularly fond of the beard and his ability to rock that gorgeous umm… the Hawaii shirt.

I’m a regular Action Jackson(-ette; which I might’ve  just made up, but I think it has potential to be a ‘thing’), meaning I’ve seen a lot of action movies in my days.
Actually, I’ve seen a lot of movies, period. I could probably carry on entire conversations using only quotes from my favorite movies (admittedly, a lot of the higher-up ones are zombie movies and they pretty much all have the same dialogue: groooan, braaaaains, bleuargh and so on – still, it’s something I list on my CV – and there are a lot of action movies on the list, too).

By now it should almost be considered common knowledge that I fawn pretty hard over Schwarzenegger in the first two Terminator movies, and that I love him in Predator, which I only saw for the first time a couple of years ago, shame on me, but in my ignorant youth I was slightly more into Jean-Claude Van Damme (which was later almost irrevocably ruined by his guest appearance in F.R.I.E.N.D.S) and “bad guy” Dolph Lundgren (I was so convinced that I‘d be the one to turn him from his ear-collcting ways as an Universal Soldier gone rogue) than Schwarz and Sly, for example.

To be honest, even I have to admit that my taste in movies has dramatically improved with age. Though, that doesn’t mean that I consider Universal Soldier a lesser movie. It’s still on the list.

Anyway!  I finally got around to Netflixing “The Running Man” and I /loved/ it. The corny one-liners, the revealing Adidas body suits, the 80′s hair, the wonderful mrs. McArdle… Not so much Dynamo’s tighty whities, but that was, thankfully, over pretty quickly.

And, back to my original point; smoking hot Arnold Schwarzenegger as sassy cigar smoking, beard wielding good guy Ben Richards!

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards in The Running Man

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards in The Running Man

 

Sweet someting of… someplace

These (above) are three very different women, with one major thing in common; they’re played by the same actress  - the amazingly talented Katey Sagal.

I’m not sure it’s  possible for me to even begin explaining just how mind blowing this is. I mean, if you – like me – watch what some people would call “too much tv” (is there really such a thing? Really?), you might’ve seen Sons of Anarchy (and in the interest of honesty, if you haven’t, you’ve got some catchin’ up to do – as well as some ‘s’plainin’; seriously, WHY haven’t you watched this yet?!), you’ve probably seen Futurama - again, if you haven’t…. – and, if you, like me, are closing in on two decades of serious tv-watching (some people call it “excessive”, I call it dedicated), you might’ve also seen Married with Children.
I’m lucky, I live in Sweden, which means that this show – originally aired between ’87 – ’97 – didn’t even reach the swedish viewers until mid 90′s and kept on going till the mid 00′s. It was a national pre-homework tradition to watch the Bundys straight after school – we barely had time to greet our parents before struggling with our siblings for the best seat in the sofa!

Anyway, as I was saying – three incredibly diverse characters all played (or voiced, as is the case with Turanga Leela of Futurama), by Katey Sagal. And when I say diverse, I’m talking Twilight versus Bram Stoker’s Dracula (you know the one, [gorgeous] Gary Oldman as Vlad, Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing and the beautiful Winona Ryder as Mina Murray).

Now, if you’re wondering if I had a particular point to make with this post… I did. It was, umm, to fangirl over Katey Sagal (obviously), to maybe brag just a little about something that I perhaps shouldn’t take quite as much pride in as I do (i.e. my extensive experience as a tv show connoisseur) and maybe, umm, hopefully?, earn some karma points for helping less experienced viewers decide on what show or movie to watch next…?

Or maybe I didn’t really have a point per se, maybe I just recently started re-watching Futurama because The Blacklist decided to take an excruciatingly  long break between episodes, and I accidentally watched all of the Orange is the New Black episodes a bit too quickly and I don’t really have the emotional capacity to get involved with another new show and deal with it’s hiatuses and emotional rollercoasting, ok? Ok!

It was the Colonel. In the Billiard Room. With a Candlestick.

I’m feeling fairly confident that my extensive viewing of various crime shows, as well as my uncanny ability to always guess the murderer in Clue (it’s always Colonel Mustard in the Dining Room or Billiard Room, with a Candlestick or Reverend Green in the Study or the Conservatory, with a Revolver - ALWAYS!) would make me the most excellent FBI agent (preferably within the BSU) – alternatively a very popular crime novelist or quite successful serial killer.

…Though I suspect that I wouldn’t actually be all that successful as a serial killer for the very same reason I’d make a lousy vampire – can’t really stand blood.

 

 

Image borrowed from feistees.com

Father Ray Kelly

Since my not–so-very-rebellious teen years, I’ve had as a principle to never read, listen to or watch anything that’s gone viral. Which is why it took me a shameful five years to find my way to Peter Jackson‘s LoTR (and by Gandalf, I’m still trying to figure out a way to make up for it!). As for the principle, it was forgotten – but still lived by! – many, many years ago.
Woe be the ignorance of me!

Anyway, father Ray Kelly had me curious enough to only wait two days before succumbing to the current (Facebook) news feed flood.

God (please pardon my possible blasphemy), what an amazing voice and what a truly amazing thing to do for someone on such a special occassion!
I hope, with all of my heart, that Chris and Leah will live happily together for the rest of their lives.

 

(And to paraphrase the famous words of Groucho Marx: Those are my principles, and if I get bored of them… well, I have others.
Original quote: “Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.”)

8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows

I accidentally (yes, it’s possible, and no, I can’t really explain how) spent a lot of my time yesterday browsing and reading articles I found on TMZ (normally I’m a Perez-girl, but I was really gossip starved yesterday) and, somehow, I ended up on AOL entertainment – and that’s where I found this gem of an article: 8 Weird Things You Never Knew About Your Eyebrows (full article is available here).

My favorite item on the list? ↓

8. Your brows say more about you than you know.
According to the book Amazing Face Reading by Mac Fuller, J.D., the type of eyebrow you have defines who you are. Curved eyebrows indicate someone who is people-oriented and needs real-world examples to understand a problem, while straight eyebrows imply that someone is more direct, factual, and logical, thriving on technical details. Angled eyebrows, Fuller says, show someone who likes to be right and strives to be mentally in-control, no matter the situation.

I have angled eyebrows (at least I think so), and the in-control thing is definitely spot on, and, ok, sure, fine, I might prefer – maybe even a lot – being right over being wrong (who doesn’t?), but I also recognize needing real-world examples to understand a problem (which, I think, is a partial explanation to why I just barely passed math in school) and being factual and logical (…which kind of collides with the ‘just barely passing math’-thing).
Still, kinda interesting!

Pros of living alone

Pros of living alone:

✔ No one gets upset if you drink straight from the milk carton.

✔ No one tells you that you’re “halway there to become a crazy cat lady person” because you have more than one cat (…and you occasionally carry out entire conversations with them).

✔ No one tells you that you have really poor taste in music because you’ve had the same nonsensical Disney cover on replay since early in the AM (and it’s now way passed your supposed bedtime).

✔ No one tells you that you need to do something else other than watching three seasons of one of your favorite tv-shows in one sitting (other than Netflix, that is).

Awesome Batman milk carton from Alexey Hattomonkey

Message from above?

I think some deity (or possibly an apparition) is trying to tell me something through Spotify’s shuffle feature (appropriately enough I’m listening to a massive playlist christened Russian Roulette containing songs I love, hate, love to hate, hate to love or any emotional range in-between) – this is the third consecutive song I’ve listened to that’s telling me that “you only live once”.

 

I’ll make a man out of you

So…
I don’t even know where to begin with this post. I even struggled with the title, because it kinda felt like I was telling any and all (totes amaze) reader that I’d make a man out of them, but due to a lack of sleep lately, my witticism is at an all time low. So, apologies for that.

I’ve seen Mulan. I liked it, it wasn’t my favorite movie ever (but that’s mostly because I have so many to pick from), but it was cute and funny – I mean, c’mon, Eddie Murphy as Mushu!? AWESOME.

A couple of minutes ago, I came across this (↓ below) video on Facebook of Jonathan Young with guest appearances from Joel Bernstein, Benny Schriener, Trevor Rodriguez, Batman, Travis Carte, Grace Bray and Young’s choir director, Mr. E (yeah, I’m not that awesome that I actually remembered the names from the video, I looked them up in the description, because, y’know, give credit where credit is due) – you can find their ‘Tube channels and Facebooks and what-nots in the description of Jonathan Young’s cover – and it rocks. Literally. And figuratively.  This cover is so good, I’ve got it on repeat. Like, on obsessive repeat.