Hi ho! And welcome to the Muppet... er... Snippet Wednesday show!
Disappointed that you're reading this tripe instead of watching The Muppet Show? Yeah, me too. If you would like a refund of your ticket price, please see the theater manager.
Earlier this month, when the names of some of the bands performing at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival started leaking to the public, it was very clear to me that I wanted to go on Sunday so I could see Vampire Weekend. More bands leaked the other day and now I have no idea which day I want to go!
Feist, Dirty Projectors, and Purity Ring (among others) on Friday; Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Flying Lotus, and Cloud Nothings on Saturday; Vampire Weekend and The Men on Sunday. As hot for Sunday as I was, I'm almost leaning toward Saturday now. More bands I know and like. AHHHHHH!!!!
Do you ever watch shows like House Hunters and try to imagine what it would be like to watch the show as the person who built the house or as one of the owners who had it up for sale? I'd love to know what goes through their heads as they hear the prospective buyers trashing their place up and down. Oh to be a fly on the wall.
I use an app called GetGlue to check into TV shows, movies, books, and music. If you've never heard of the app, one of the things it does is name "gurus" of individual works. So if you've checked in a lot of times, confirmed them as a fave, commented or reviewed them, and had people vote on your reviews and comments, you become recognized as the guru of that particular thing.
As of the other day, I became the guru of HGTV's Bath Crashers. The email notification said there were benefits to being the guru. Well, might I suggest that one such benefit be that Matt Muenster and his crew come to my place and crash a couple bathrooms? Who can make this happen?
Twitter has finally confirmed that they've been battling an unfollow bug for a little while now. What happens is that, for whatever reason, the system will spontaneously unfollow people on your behalf. No request made, no confirmation given. It just happens. And the only way to know is to go through your list of followers and following and figure out who's not on there that used to be. That's a heady task when both of those lists can number in the hundreds or thousands or more. And I can't send out a Tweet asking people who have been unfollowed by me to just request to do so again. Since I have a private account, they'd never see it.
Twitter... I love you, but you vex me. Oh you vex me so.
To all the people that are bitching on the web about the casting of *gulp* black actors in the roles of Rue (Amandla Stenberg) and Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) in the blockbuster film The Hunger Games, please take a moment to go for a long walk off a short pier. If you can attach weights to your ankles, all the better. Oh, and reread the book, Rue is described as being dark skinned and dark haired. To Amandla and Lenny, ignore the haters. I thought you two were great.
To those who have complained that Jennifer Lawrence is too "big" to play Katniss Everdeen, while I agree that the book describes residents of District 12 as emaciated from hunger, are you actually claiming that you'd rather yet another Hollywood actress starve herself for a role? If so, shame on you. To Ms. Lawrence, loved you in the movie! Well done.
The Lottery Mega Millions jackpot now stands at $476 million. That is a completely unimaginable amount of money to me. Not only can I not fathom winning that much, but I cannot begin to conceive of what I'd do if I did win it.
What about you?
[There's a survey above that doesn't seem to want to show in Google Reader. You may have to click through. Sorry.]
Adios, my friends.