What I’m excited about this week

Extract, the new movie by Mike Judge. I love love love Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) and although I’m not a huge fan of Ben Affleck- he’s entertained me before. I also, like most people in America think Judge’s sleeper hit Office Space was one of the best comedies ever made. I unabashedly admit that I enjoyed Idiocracy as well, so I am confident that Judge can pull this off. They are marketing this as the best comedy since The Hangover, and if  it’s even close- it will be a win in my book.

Mike Judge also brought us Beevis and Butthead, in case you don’t remember…

As far as books go, I haven’t read anything of real worth since Chelsea Handler’s “Are you there Vodka, It’s me Chelsea.” And if I’m real honest, I didn’t even read it per se, I just listened to it in audio book form. The last few books I read have been of the chic-lit variety. I came away from them feeling dumbed down and saying phrases like “I fancy him loads!” So now I’m ready to read, or listen to- something that  may not teach me anything, but will surely give me some laughs. I’m hoping to pick up a copy of David Cross’s debut  book “I drink for a Reason” this weekend. David Cross and I may not be on the same page politically, but his rants never fail to make me laugh. I have been a huge fan of his since Mr. Show aired on HBO, and an even huger fan of him since he played Tobias Bluth in Arrested Development, my third favorite show of all time.

Here’s a great Mr Show sketch.

Another thing I’m excited for is the upcoming DVD release of Demetri Martin’s Comedy Central show, “Important things With Demetri Martin.” I don’t think it got a lot of attention from the viewing public, and I can’t understand why because this guys freaking hilarious. And he’s cute too. I would marry him and birth his children, even if I knew for sure they would come out with his honker of a nose.


But mostly I’m excited because tv shows are coming back! Finally! More than anything- I can’t wait to see my tv love Charlie Day on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, my 2nd favorite show of all time. I can’t wait, I can’t wait! How has this show gotten overlooked by the Emmy’s for 4 seasons now? The only thing I can say to that- is if not getting nominated for an Emmy means it won’t suffer the same fate as Arrested Development, then I guess I’ll let it fly.


And of course, non-entertainment related, I’m super duper excited about this 3 day weekend. So excited that I used the phrase super-duper. In an effort to try to make the summer last just a little bit longer, I’m road tripping down to Houston and Galveston this weekend. I just wish this eternal day would end so I could hit the road.

What am I not excited about? Driving four hours in Labor day traffic when there is a 40% chance of rain and I have no windshield wipers. Some may call it stupid, I just call it living on the edge.

And a lot of faith in rain-ex.


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