Thanks to Craig for his assistance with this post!
Thanks to Craig for his assistance with this post!
Every Friday either Adam or Mikey shares his five favorite things of the week. But why should they have all the fun? Here is my list of what was awesome this week:
1. Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag
I discovered this show on OWN (thanks Oprah!). They are showing all 3 seasons and I am currently having an A&K marathon. Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag is a cooking show where the hosts review popular cookbooks by cooking some of the recipes within. They also give tips about food and preparation as well as testing ingredients and cooking equipment. At the end of their cooktime they invite a chef over to taste and critique. I love when the chefs taste their food (or just look at it) and crack up. Anna and Kristina make me laugh – I would love to hang out with them. Plus – they’re Canadian*! They often (always) make mistakes (either their own or through the fault of the cookbook). Anyone who’s ever had a disaster in the kitchen can relate.
*Tam, Kristen and Nathan – why didn’t you tell me about this awesome show??
2. Unrecognizable actors
I just watched I Love You Phillip Morris – the movie was amusing (and based on a true story). When watching the credits at the end, I was dumbfounded that the character of Jim Carrey’s lover was played by Ewan McGregor. I didn’t even recognize him! I feel he really disappeared in this role. I don’t see this often (Tom Cruise is always Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson is always Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston – well, you get it). So props to Ewan for being such a great chameleon.
Cherry Caipirissima (from the NYT’s article on simple summer cocktails)
3 cherries, pitted and halved
3/4 oz simple syrup (vuboq used Rose’s Lime Stuff)
2 lime wedges
2 oz of white rum
6 ice cubes
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cherries and lime wedges with the syrup. Add the rum and ice cubes. Shake like the dickens. And pour into a rocks glass.
*I didn’t have cherries or limes, so I used strawberries and lemons. And I used vodka instead of rum. And I was too lazy to make simple syrup, so I substituted lemonade. It was super delicious! Thanks vuboq!
4. Asian kids!
They sing! They dance! They play musical instruments! They’re adorable and I can’t get enough. And Tam says they’re only $20,000. I better start saving up! (do I get my money back if they can’t sing or dance?) This little cutie is so talented he makes Crocs look good.
Thanks to being a Biggest Cock & Rudest Loser loser, I finally weigh enough to donate blood! Soon, some unfortunate soul will receive an infusion of AWESOME. And maybe now I’ll get into heaven!
This week’s runners up include: The premiere of Project Runway and all the other reality tv I’m watching, and that’s about it. I need a life.
This Friday is the most fabulous Friday of the year. Why, you ask? Because you have made it through the first work week of 2011, which means you can get through the rest of the year. No matter what happens at, in, or around you place of work this calendar year, you can get by and make do. But that is only one of the most fabulous reasons that this Friday is so absolutely freaking fabulous. There is one more amazing thing to be thankful for this week.
Twelve years ago when there was still a network know as the WB, an amazing dramatic show was launched: Dawson’s Creek. This show starred the long-foreheaded one known as James Van Der Beek as Dawson Leery and a cast of characters representing any number of teenage stereotypes. These stars have all taken off on their own journeys. One is Tom Cruise’s slave wife, one is about to get her second Oscar nomination for her work in Blue Valentine, and one is now on the Fox cult hit Fringe. But what of our star? We have seen very little of him since he was made famous by the psycho-babble cinema-imbued dialogue of Dawson.
Rest well, dear children! We have new and more amazing ways to enjoy the Beek even though he is off the creek. Let me introduce you to James Van Der Memes. How can you not enjoy this site? The James Van Der Beek-i-ness of it is just too much! Never before has his facial expressions seem so intriguing. I could literally spend hours watching him move each muscle on his face to express a variety of emotions. Dawson lives on, friends! You can rest easy tonight.
Ladies and gentleman, please allow me to welcome you to the first annual Cocky Awards! Throughout the month of December, Mikey and I have be awarding these glorious trophies to all our favorites of 2010. Now it’s your turn to toss out some trophies! It’s time to reveal who you have voted for this month in Part One of our Reader’s Choice Cocky Awards!
Our first category asked readers who their favorite Rainbow Poo Crap Pack Member is. The poll garnered 14 votes, and the winner with 64.29% of the vote is… Michelle McKee! Runners up are Rainbow Poo with 21.43% of the vote and Babwa Wawas with 14.29% of the vote. Congratulations Michelle!
Our second category asked readers who their favorite Rainbow Poo villain is. The poll garnered 13 votes, and the winner with 38.46% of the vote is… Justin Bieber! Runner is are Lindsay Lohan with 23.08%. After Ms. Lohan; Dick Cheney, Ellen Degeneres, Tom Cruise, Polt and Lady Gaga all received a single vote. Oddly, Polt and Lady Gaga have never appeared in a Rainbow Poo story. Congratulations Justin Bieber!
Our third category asked readers who their favorite Twitter user is. The poll garnered 15 votes, and the winner with 26.67% of the vote is… @filmphile79! Yes, our own Mikey received the most votes! Runners up are @hoteltuesday (Enrico from Hotel Tuesday) with 20% of the vote and a tie between @Puntabulous (Craig from Puntabulous) and @RyanWithCupcake (Ryan of the Ryan With The Cupcake fame) with 13.33% of the vote. Congratulations Mikey!
Yes, yes, I know … those were the boring categories (no offense intended to the cartoon version of Michelle or Justin Bieber). Tomorrow we will find out which frequent commenter you deemed Funniest, Sexiest and Favorite, and which blog (after Cocky & Rude, of course) is your favorite! Check back tomorrow for the exciting results in our last blog post of 2011!