Get Your Krusty O's

  Mountain View Kwik-E-Mart 002 
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Unless you live under a rock, you know that The Simpson's Movie comes out on Friday. Woo hoo! There are about 12 Kwik E Marts in the US and Canada. One of them is in Mountain View, CA just South of San Francisco. We made a pilgrimage there a few weeks back, but my pictures didn't turn out too well. Here is one that I found on Flickr. Ralphie is my favorite!

Posted by Catherine on July 23, 2007
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Robot Chicken Friday: Super Mario Bros.

Posted by Catherine on July 20, 2007
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Emmy Noms: Can You Feel the Snark?

Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal - Is this sh*t still on?
Grey's Anatomy - Over it, just kidding!
Heroes - Does anyone over the age of 20 watch this crap?
House - Is this a joke?
The Sopranos-

Outstanding Comedy Series
Entourage - Not quite yet
The Office - Second rate redux
30 Rock - Baldwin jinxed it
Two and a Half Men - Over it!
Ugly Betty -

Outstanding Lead Actor on a Drama Series
James Spader, Boston Legal - Too fug

Hugh Laurie, House - Hottie, but no
Denis Leary, Rescue Me - Seriously?
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos - WINNER
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 - Um, no.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Ricky Gervais, Extras -
Tony Shaloub, Monk - Again?
Steve Carell, The Office - EEwww
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock - Phone in a no vote
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men - Over that rug

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters - They don't really like her enough
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer - Maybe?
Mariska Hargitay, Lay & Order: SVU - Over her
Patricia Arquette, Medium - Not with that do
Minnie Driver, The Riches -
Edie Falco, The Sopranos - ZZZZzzzzzzz

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives - Really?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine - OH, no!
Tina Fey, 30 Rock - Not quite
America Ferrara, Ugly Betty -
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds - HOT second choice

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon, Entourage - It would be wrong, All Star NO SHOW
Jeremy Piven, Entourage - Maybe later
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother -
Rainn Wilson, The Office - Hell no
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men - I don't think so, duckie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner, Boston Leagal - Sad and Old
TR Knight, Grey's Anatomy - Have a seat
Masi Oka, Heroes - WHO? Sadly, no.
Michael Emerson, Lost - Not gonna happen
Terry O'Quinn, Lost - Nope, never.

Michael Imporioli, The Sopranos - Unibrow WINNER

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Jaime Pressly, My Name is Earl - No. Oh, Snap!
Jenna Fischer, The Office - SUX
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men - I am on the floor with laughter
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men - Hell to the no
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty -
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds - She still has a job?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters - Maybe next year
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy - Shut up already
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy - Runner up?
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy - NO, no, no, no!
Aida Tuturro, The Sopranos - Once the fat, crazy sister -- always the fat, crazy sister.
Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos -

For all the rest of the nominees, go to

What are your thoughts -- snarky or nice?

Posted by Catherine on July 19, 2007
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Pale Force Meeting

I just wanted to let you know that posting will be light today as I am heading out to wait in line for my tickets for tonight's Conan O'Brien taping here in San Francisco. Since, I too am an Irish redhead, I feel a deep affection for the leader of the pale force.


George Lucas
Will Arnett
and Chris Isaak

Posted by Catherine on May 1, 2007
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Project Runway: Black, White and Re-do?

Okay, the challenge was to make an outfit for a cocktail event using black and white fabrics. So, the episode had to have a twist, right?

So, the twist was that Angela and Vincent got to come back because they had previously won challenges. Some people were pissed and some were not. They did say that three designers would get das boot. Hmm, who will it be?

Jeffrey designed some LAMB wannabe outfit. Leggings for a cocktail party? Yea, NOT.

Laura designed a very un-Laura dress which was white with black lace over it. A cute neckline to boot.

She wins. She gets no immunity.

The judges decide to boot Angela and that tacky-ass shrug, Vincent the crazy. Who is the third? It was Kane.

While I love Kane, he just needs to stick with pagents and the sequin set. I'll miss him.

Posted by Catherine on October 4, 2006
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Project Runway: VINdication

As I always say, Mags will do a kick ass wrap-up. Check it out.

They are still in Paris for most of this episode, but then they come back to be judged by the usual suspects. I have been enjoying Catherine Maladrino and loved the cruise on the Seine. And Richard Tyler - who is fab except for the mullet that he is sporting. Yes, it is a mullet. Fashion god or no fashio god, it is what it is.

The challenge and fittingly so (pun intended), is to design a couture gown. Kane, whom I love, over does it again, but his fabric choice may have saved him.

Laura and Vincent are the last two on the Runway. Laura's dress was so boring that not even my dead mother would wear, okay? I think that they tried to give her a warning. Do something else, please!

Vincent gets das boot. Cheers all around!

Best line of the week and maybe the season?

"I am sweating like a whore in church!" Michael. This is so becoming part of my lexicon. He tried really hard and that was noted.

Uli's gown was my favorite!

Posted by Catherine on September 6, 2006
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Project Runway: Bonjour

Ahh, it is Wednesday.

First, Mags will have a fab re-cap, so check it out!

So, the designers have to be their own models which is a cool twist. They were supposed to be young, International jet setters. Some of them got it and some of them didn't. As usual, I love Michael and Laura's creations.

Kayne -- I love 'ya, but your taste has no taste. It is great that you admit that you're white trash, not that you needed to tell us.

The twist? They get to go to Parsons Paris to see how their outfits travel. Kick ass!

Jeffrey wins. Damn, he is an ass.

Drum roll, please! Angela gets booted and justice is served once again.

Posted by Catherine on August 30, 2006
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Project Runway: WTF

First, Mags as always rocks the runway with her wrap-up report.

Does Vincent have pictures of Heidi Klum smoking crack while pregnant or something? He does NOT belong this show. He is crazy and his clothes are a disaster.

Allison and her designs are adorable. She will be missed and I cannot wait to see what she does now.

My man, Michael, kicked ass and won. Woo hoo! Jeffrey is bitter, oh snap!

I can't wait to watch Project Runway next week. Love it!

Posted by Catherine on August 18, 2006
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Project Runway 3: Redemption

Okay, I am a HUGE Project Runway fan have posted on it from time-to-time. Last night's episode was so good! If you missed -- stop over at You Forgot Poland! because Mags has a fab recount and I just plain adore her.

Ok, so much to tell you! First, the woman Stacey Estrella who got Das Boot on week one works at a technology company in the Bay Area. Yea! I couldn't believe it when I realized that I have met her before. There are serious rumors (unsubstantiated) that she is a lesbian (not that there is anything wrong with that).

Angela actually designed a some what normal outfit last night. She still seems sort of crazy to me and she is lucky that Laura and Michael (whom I both love) kept her in check. Seriously. Rosettes are her current signature? Um, I thought that a signature is something that is a constant, no? How she hasn't been eliminated already is beyond me.

Keith! He is a fake and he was exposed. Keith seemed very defensive when he told his fellow mates that he was booted. At least on this show, you cheat and you're out!

I really like Robert (the Barbie Guy) and was disappointed by his outfit last -- tre boring! I like Bonnie and based on past outfits I don't that she should have gotten the Auf. In my opinion, the cast off should have gone to Bradley. He can't sew, he can't create -- his dog outfit was fug.

Posted by Catherine on August 3, 2006
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Lisa Loeb: NY is Where I'd Rather Stay

I am a fan of Lisa Loeb and her music. So naturally, I have decided to check out her show on E! It is called #1 Single and it is about her search for husband with whom she can bed down and immediately start having babies.

Well, on the latest episode, she has been seeing Michael Panes once friend, now boyfriend with serious potential. I don't get his appeal, but he's not dating me. He lands a great acting gig, but of course there is a catch. The acting gig is in LA. He does ask her to go, but she says no at the end.

Yeah, ironic since Lisa moved from LA back to New York to record a new album and find a man. Ok, also don't see why she liked her ex (Juan) all that much either. Is he a man or one of those fashion plate toys?

I do like her approach to being low-key as a celebrity. Her sister is a whole other post, though.  So, is her Jewish mother.

X-posted at Daily Pepper.

Posted by Catherine on March 20, 2006
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