loony_moony: (NMTB: Noel has a magical hat)
My official list of Favourite Shows Currently Running:

Community - It's just SO SHINY. So smart and funny and touching, even when I'm sorta tired of Jeff Wenger. Though I heartily believe it's the new "Scrubs", I don't think Joel McHale is quite as charming as Zack Braff used to be.

Supernatural - It's...on the way out of this list tbh. I'm hardly the only person on my flist who feels this way, I know. I can't quite muster the unironic squee I used to have for it, and my levels of disdain for Jared Padalecki as a person are beginning to take over my affection for Sam Winchester. Idk. There's a longer post waiting to be written about this, but those are my initial observations.

True Blood - It's still my official summer crack, and I think it's wholly redeemable if they just start cutting out some of the boring storylines and/or characters. Plus, Eric Northman, Lafayette and Pam are still three of the most fun characters on television, and I love the books.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - OH, BRITISH SNARK. Even with the cringe-worthy parade game they insist on keeping, it's still incredibly entertaining. Plus, Noel Fielding = YES PLEASE.

The Daily Show - JOOOOOOOOOOOON. That is all. :D

The Late Late Show - Craig Ferguson, I've come to realize, has made a perfect amalgamation of British and American late night formats. He's just the right amount of silly, laid back and serious. Plus, HE'S MY SCOTTISH UNF. Never leave your show omg Craig. <3333333

30 Rock - It's been coming slowly but surely. Tina Fey FTW!


Shows That Almost Make Afrementioned List:

Leverage - I seriously just need to catch up on it. I still adore it lots and lots.

The Big Bang Theory - Jim Parsons is still the funniest.

GLEE - Ack. Um, I only care about Kurt at this point? I sorta got tired of all the musical numbers and I pretty much detest any reason to have Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison on my television.

The Colbert Report - It's just that I don't quite want to watch it every night. Every couple of nights, sure!


Shows I Wish Existed So I Could Name Them My Favourites:

Jensen's Hour of Facepalm - Jensen Ackles on the many many things that make him facepalm, and us laugh and laugh. Schaaaaaaadenfreude! :D

Misha's Meditations - Misha Collins reminiscing over the many uses of pony blood, running crazy amounts and why his son has his own custom made fake mustache at the tender age of FETUS.

The Hardy Party - Tom Hardy sitting, being luscious. Tom Hardy talking like he writes, while being luscious. Sometimes P-Nut has his own corner on life advice for the newly rehabbed, as well as exercises that make your ass look like two ripe, hard melons, which Tom Hardy demonstrates in his underwear.
loony_moony: (NMTB: Noel has a magical hat)
My official list of Favourite Shows Currently Running:

Community - It's just SO SHINY. So smart and funny and touching, even when I'm sorta tired of Jeff Wenger. Though I heartily believe it's the new "Scrubs", I don't think Joel McHale is quite as charming as Zack Braff used to be.

Supernatural - It's...on the way out of this list tbh. I'm hardly the only person on my flist who feels this way, I know. I can't quite muster the unironic squee I used to have for it, and my levels of disdain for Jared Padalecki as a person are beginning to take over my affection for Sam Winchester. Idk. There's a longer post waiting to be written about this, but those are my initial observations.

True Blood - It's still my official summer crack, and I think it's wholly redeemable if they just start cutting out some of the boring storylines and/or characters. Plus, Eric Northman, Lafayette and Pam are still three of the most fun characters on television, and I love the books.

Never Mind the Buzzcocks - OH, BRITISH SNARK. Even with the cringe-worthy parade game they insist on keeping, it's still incredibly entertaining. Plus, Noel Fielding = YES PLEASE.

The Daily Show - JOOOOOOOOOOOON. That is all. :D

The Late Late Show - Craig Ferguson, I've come to realize, has made a perfect amalgamation of British and American late night formats. He's just the right amount of silly, laid back and serious. Plus, HE'S MY SCOTTISH UNF. Never leave your show omg Craig. <3333333

30 Rock - It's been coming slowly but surely. Tina Fey FTW!


Shows That Almost Make Afrementioned List:

Leverage - I seriously just need to catch up on it. I still adore it lots and lots.

The Big Bang Theory - Jim Parsons is still the funniest.

GLEE - Ack. Um, I only care about Kurt at this point? I sorta got tired of all the musical numbers and I pretty much detest any reason to have Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison on my television.

The Colbert Report - It's just that I don't quite want to watch it every night. Every couple of nights, sure!


Shows I Wish Existed So I Could Name Them My Favourites:

Jensen's Hour of Facepalm - Jensen Ackles on the many many things that make him facepalm, and us laugh and laugh. Schaaaaaaadenfreude! :D

Misha's Meditations - Misha Collins reminiscing over the many uses of pony blood, running crazy amounts and why his son has his own custom made fake mustache at the tender age of FETUS.

The Hardy Party - Tom Hardy sitting, being luscious. Tom Hardy talking like he writes, while being luscious. Sometimes P-Nut has his own corner on life advice for the newly rehabbed, as well as exercises that make your ass look like two ripe, hard melons, which Tom Hardy demonstrates in his underwear.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: I promised I wouldn't cry!)
First of all, happy 2011 everyone! We're into the second decade of the 21st century, and the world still hasn't ended. Can someone tell that to all the nutcases littering Port Authority?

Secondly, I've been wanting to write this entry for a while now. Well, I also wanted to write a sum of 2010 entry too, but then life happened and I didn't have time or energy. Bah, humbug.

Anyhow. So, as I'm sure most of my flist knows, In his last show in 2010, Jon Stewart dedicated the entire show to the Zadroga (or 9/11 responders) bill in a carefully orchestrated move. The direct result of this show (and the full month of continuous campaigning Stewart did beforehand) was the passage of the bill in both the House and the Senate in the remaning week of the session. Which, of course, got everyone talking again about Stewart and what The Daily Show actually does. Most notably, the New York Times wrote a full article about Stewart's influence, making him into a 21st century Edward R. Murrow, and NPR chiming in somewhat more sanely (but it was pre-passage, which is important to remember). Then, in a responding article, analyst Andrew Cohen made a very good point by saying 'he's no Murrow, he's Stewart, and that's plenty'.

My two cents (as a huge nerd of media and politics, and a Stewart fangirl to boot)? There is a difference between what Jon Stewart normally does on The Daily Show, and what he did on December 16th. 9/11 is an issue that has been extremely sensitive to Jon Stewart, and so his sense of obligation to defend the people who defended New York that day (and dealt with Ground Zero onward) hugely played into this whole deal. When Jon Stewart normally campaigns for things, he does it on his free time (like "The Evening of Too Many Stars" autism charity benefit, for instance). I feel like media analysts keep getting him wrong, by lumping in his political views, his criticism and what The Daily Show does.

Jon Stewart may be the most brilliant political analyst of our time. He really is very, very bright at what he does. But what he does is not journalism; he analyzes political waves and the media that covers them, and in rare occasions like December 16th, he lobbies. Neither of these things are investigative journalism. The Daily Show is not a show of breaking news, but a satiric commentary on the 24-hour news networks. It's, quite simply, infotainment. You don't watch The Daily Show to hear about their latest discovery; you watch it to get its perspective on the big stories of the day/week/month. I keep gaping at respectable news outlets getting this simple distinction wrong, whether knowingly or mistakenly.

It's hard for the media to give Jon Stewart the benefit of the doubt. He repeatedly insists that he hosts a fake news show in a channel championing ridiculous comedy, and he self-deprecatingly refuses to acknowledge that he is an extremely intelligent man who is well-spoken and wields great cultural and political power. But the thing is, Jon Stewart knows not to blow his horns. In a field full of people with huge egos and horrible cases of narcissism, he keeps a low profile and talks humbly of his own successes. I'm sure he celebrated when he heard of the passing of the 9/11 bill, but he's not about to brag about it to Brian Williams in Nightly News, for instance. Other journalists seem to take it as a sign of cowardliness, but it really is just a sign of levelheadedness. Jon Stewart is a reasonable man.

And by the way? I thought the 12/16 show was incredibly touching. My god. At least one of those men was dying, for crying out loud. How much more human than this can you get.
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: I promised I wouldn't cry!)
First of all, happy 2011 everyone! We're into the second decade of the 21st century, and the world still hasn't ended. Can someone tell that to all the nutcases littering Port Authority?

Secondly, I've been wanting to write this entry for a while now. Well, I also wanted to write a sum of 2010 entry too, but then life happened and I didn't have time or energy. Bah, humbug.

Anyhow. So, as I'm sure most of my flist knows, In his last show in 2010, Jon Stewart dedicated the entire show to the Zadroga (or 9/11 responders) bill in a carefully orchestrated move. The direct result of this show (and the full month of continuous campaigning Stewart did beforehand) was the passage of the bill in both the House and the Senate in the remaning week of the session. Which, of course, got everyone talking again about Stewart and what The Daily Show actually does. Most notably, the New York Times wrote a full article about Stewart's influence, making him into a 21st century Edward R. Murrow, and NPR chiming in somewhat more sanely (but it was pre-passage, which is important to remember). Then, in a responding article, analyst Andrew Cohen made a very good point by saying 'he's no Murrow, he's Stewart, and that's plenty'.

My two cents (as a huge nerd of media and politics, and a Stewart fangirl to boot)? There is a difference between what Jon Stewart normally does on The Daily Show, and what he did on December 16th. 9/11 is an issue that has been extremely sensitive to Jon Stewart, and so his sense of obligation to defend the people who defended New York that day (and dealt with Ground Zero onward) hugely played into this whole deal. When Jon Stewart normally campaigns for things, he does it on his free time (like "The Evening of Too Many Stars" autism charity benefit, for instance). I feel like media analysts keep getting him wrong, by lumping in his political views, his criticism and what The Daily Show does.

Jon Stewart may be the most brilliant political analyst of our time. He really is very, very bright at what he does. But what he does is not journalism; he analyzes political waves and the media that covers them, and in rare occasions like December 16th, he lobbies. Neither of these things are investigative journalism. The Daily Show is not a show of breaking news, but a satiric commentary on the 24-hour news networks. It's, quite simply, infotainment. You don't watch The Daily Show to hear about their latest discovery; you watch it to get its perspective on the big stories of the day/week/month. I keep gaping at respectable news outlets getting this simple distinction wrong, whether knowingly or mistakenly.

It's hard for the media to give Jon Stewart the benefit of the doubt. He repeatedly insists that he hosts a fake news show in a channel championing ridiculous comedy, and he self-deprecatingly refuses to acknowledge that he is an extremely intelligent man who is well-spoken and wields great cultural and political power. But the thing is, Jon Stewart knows not to blow his horns. In a field full of people with huge egos and horrible cases of narcissism, he keeps a low profile and talks humbly of his own successes. I'm sure he celebrated when he heard of the passing of the 9/11 bill, but he's not about to brag about it to Brian Williams in Nightly News, for instance. Other journalists seem to take it as a sign of cowardliness, but it really is just a sign of levelheadedness. Jon Stewart is a reasonable man.

And by the way? I thought the 12/16 show was incredibly touching. My god. At least one of those men was dying, for crying out loud. How much more human than this can you get.
loony_moony: (Super Hanukkahman!)
Thanks and love go to everyone who gave me love on Flesh's love meme. <33333333!

Here is your moment of Zen:

loony_moony: (Super Hanukkahman!)
Thanks and love go to everyone who gave me love on Flesh's love meme. <33333333!

Here is your moment of Zen:

loony_moony: (Small things make me happy)
HAPPY FIRST CANDLE, YOU GUYS. :D



I wanna talk for a moment about the significance of Hanukkah for me personally.

I know I come off as super-Jewish in here, but I'm actually mostly Jewish by heritage and ethnicity, and it's an incredibly potent presence in my life and in my own sense of self. I don't believe in god, and I don't follow Jewish customs (like keeping Kosher or praying). I am spiritual, but it's non-denominational.

I do, however, observe Hanukkah and have been doing so my entire life.

To me, Hanukkah doesn't represent some obscure historic event, or a national victory of any kind. To me, Hanukkah represents hope. I observe it, because to me, the lights of the Menorah symbolize good memories, good times and a good future yet to come. When I light the candles, I don't see them as light vanquishing darkness, but rather as light bringing comfort in darkness. It's there to be my companion, when life scares and overwhelms me.

Hanukkah comes at a bleak time of the year. The nights are getting long, and the days are gray. But when I see Menorahs at people's windows, it reminds me of the light within me. I know this is a really sappy thing to say, but I like that thought. I like that I have a small light within me, finding a brother or a sister when I light the Menorah candles in the darkness. I like that I get to be genuinely thankful for all the things that brought me to where I am now, even if I'm an unfinished product; things like family, ancestry, friends, studies, joy and sorrow. This is my private moment of thanks. I think Christians would call this "grace".

So this is why I love this holiday, people.

Happy Hanukkah. :) ♥


(Here, have some Jon Stewart.)
loony_moony: (Small things make me happy)
HAPPY FIRST CANDLE, YOU GUYS. :D



I wanna talk for a moment about the significance of Hanukkah for me personally.

I know I come off as super-Jewish in here, but I'm actually mostly Jewish by heritage and ethnicity, and it's an incredibly potent presence in my life and in my own sense of self. I don't believe in god, and I don't follow Jewish customs (like keeping Kosher or praying). I am spiritual, but it's non-denominational.

I do, however, observe Hanukkah and have been doing so my entire life.

To me, Hanukkah doesn't represent some obscure historic event, or a national victory of any kind. To me, Hanukkah represents hope. I observe it, because to me, the lights of the Menorah symbolize good memories, good times and a good future yet to come. When I light the candles, I don't see them as light vanquishing darkness, but rather as light bringing comfort in darkness. It's there to be my companion, when life scares and overwhelms me.

Hanukkah comes at a bleak time of the year. The nights are getting long, and the days are gray. But when I see Menorahs at people's windows, it reminds me of the light within me. I know this is a really sappy thing to say, but I like that thought. I like that I have a small light within me, finding a brother or a sister when I light the Menorah candles in the darkness. I like that I get to be genuinely thankful for all the things that brought me to where I am now, even if I'm an unfinished product; things like family, ancestry, friends, studies, joy and sorrow. This is my private moment of thanks. I think Christians would call this "grace".

So this is why I love this holiday, people.

Happy Hanukkah. :) ♥


(Here, have some Jon Stewart.)
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Teehee!)
1. (via [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl)

So the KKK tried to do a hate rally in Knoxville, Tennessee and they totally got pwned by clowns.

2. Everyone can agree that last night's TDS segments were epic, right?

Well, here's a taste for you, with surprise!Sean Hayes! :D

SEAN HAYES GET BACK ON MY TV.

3. Hey, look! Guy who Closeted!Fury Fists jock from "Glee" did an AWESOME "It Gets Better" PSA on YouTube, and um, he's kinda hot?



:DDDD
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Teehee!)
1. (via [livejournal.com profile] cluegirl)

So the KKK tried to do a hate rally in Knoxville, Tennessee and they totally got pwned by clowns.

2. Everyone can agree that last night's TDS segments were epic, right?

Well, here's a taste for you, with surprise!Sean Hayes! :D

SEAN HAYES GET BACK ON MY TV.

3. Hey, look! Guy who Closeted!Fury Fists jock from "Glee" did an AWESOME "It Gets Better" PSA on YouTube, and um, he's kinda hot?



:DDDD
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Pretty pretty princess)
And that is because I actually wasn't aware that in order to get e memory card out of a camera, one just has to press it.

The story of a failed fangirl's trip to DC and back (image-heavy) )
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: Pretty pretty princess)
And that is because I actually wasn't aware that in order to get e memory card out of a camera, one just has to press it.

The story of a failed fangirl's trip to DC and back (image-heavy) )
loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What am I thinking about no)
So last night, a very sick Jon Stewart came on Rachel Maddow's to get grilled on everything from the rally to his opinion on Bush. I personally think he totally pwned, but I'd love to hear your opinion!

This is the full interview, uncut, for your enhanced pleasure (YES I WENT THERE). Enjoy!

loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: What am I thinking about no)
So last night, a very sick Jon Stewart came on Rachel Maddow's to get grilled on everything from the rally to his opinion on Bush. I personally think he totally pwned, but I'd love to hear your opinion!

This is the full interview, uncut, for your enhanced pleasure (YES I WENT THERE). Enjoy!

loony_moony: (Jon Stewart: AAAAAAOMG)
Today, I tried to get to the rally.

What happened in reality was that I spent most of my day traveling to and fro on the DC/NY line, barely saw even the big screens, and heard about 2 1/2 jokes by Stewart/Colbert, because you guys, THERE WERE ABOUT 400,000 PEOPLE THERE. Traffic was horrifically jammed on the way over, there was a mile-long line for the buses in Port Authority and my god. I have never seen anything like it in my life.

So if you feel bad about staying at home and watching the whole thing on live stream, DON'T. I didn't even get to see [livejournal.com profile] sadcypress and [livejournal.com profile] poor_choices because THEIR AREA WAS BARRICADED, WTF.

I did take some nifty pics of people/signs/monuments/PEOPLE, so I'll put those up the next couple of days.

On a positive note, I wore my bear hat. I thought it was very fitting. :D

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