February 23rd, 2006

leverage team carnival

In which I bitch about the Olympics

I'm just gonna come right out and say it: I hate the Winter Olympics. Seriously, there is not a single sport that really interests me much. So far I've seen approximately 30 minutes of snowboard cross, 20 minutes of figure skating and 10 minutes of women's bobsled. All of it bored me to tears. And NBC's coverage makes my eyes roll back in my head. I've probably watched a total of three hours of their coverage so far and of that only one hour was of actual competition footage.

Worst of all, though, is that there is NOTHING ELSE ON! No one wants to run new episodes against the Olympics so everything's either a rerun or pre-empted entirely so they can show Final Destination 2. Kill me now. Thank god for Grey's Anatomy, which continues to rock my world (and manages to kick the Olympics' ass in the ratings while it's doing it).

And no new Veronica Mars episodes until March 15??? Gah! Is UPN actively trying to make me go back to watching Lost? I guess that's better than the rumor I heard before, that it was on hiatus until April, but still. I NEED MY VERONICA MARS FIX!
leverage team carnival

Because I'm feeling linkspammy today...

Taggers strike Montrose with knitted graffiti

Their movement had started small, with a knitted cover on the door handle of a Montrose boutique, then a cover for the pole of a nearby stop sign at the corner of Dunlavy and Hawthorne. Reaction to the pieces was immediate and positive. The two founders took graffiti names, AKrylik and PolyCotN, and ran with it, forming a crew and calling it Knitta, Please!

Is my town cool or what? *wonders what my griffiti knitter alias should be*

Famous-type person Elijah Wood brutally accosted by that most lethal of coffee shop denizens, the sketchy, pitch-happy "producer"

Then the "producer" dude actually had the nerve to say to Frodo, "So, do you live around here?" Frodo was trapped into explaining that no, he lives in Venice, but his mom was at a hairdresser's up the street. How cute is that?? Not only does he hang out with his MOM while she's getting her hair done but even fetches her coffee!! (Hmmm. Maybe he's gay after all.)

Fox counters the CW with its own new network

Seriously, could they have come up with a potential line-up that sounds less appealing to me? I think not.

Gaucho pants are back?

Really? Really? Are you sure you want to do that? I've still got pictures from the last time they were in style, and I can assure you that's one fashion trend you are gonna regret in five to ten years. Or even six weeks.

And in the Department of Awwwww: Brokeback shirts go for $100,000

"They really are the ruby slippers of our time," said Gregory, 45. A longtime gay activist, Gregory plans to keep the shirts "as they were, on the hanger, entwined. I would never wear them, put them on, or separate them."