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There is so much going on here, you’ll probably want to watch this a few times.
We’ve been watching this show called House of Cards on Netflix, and I can’t go on enough about how excellent it is. It’s a Netflix original series starring Kevin Spacey (always brilliant) and Robin Wright (slim as a greyhound and rocking a pixie cut). It’s about the doings on Capitol Hill:
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C.
Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series from David Fincher (“The Social Network”) and Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”).
A tribute to Paul Lynde:
I’ve always indulged in just one celebrity crush at a time in life. I’ve been done with Daniel Craig for a while now, after I heard about how he dumped his fiance Satsuki Mitchell, with whom he’d been for six years, to rush to the altar with his co-star Rachel Weisz. Satsuki found out about it like the rest of us, in the tabloids. I can’t lust after a cad like that.
I first noticed William Fitchner when he played Grace’s boyfriend on Grace Under Fire in 1994. He reminded me of my first serious crush ever in life (unrequited – he was 16, I was 13 – too much of an age difference at that age). Fitchner’s been in quite a few good movies, including Armageddon, The Perfect Storm, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, and The Dark Knight. I didn’t notice him next until Rich & I got sucked into the bad TV thriller Invasion. That got cancelled just when it was getting interesting. Then he showed up on Prison Break, and we were happy again.
Recently, we watched Albino Alligator. It was VERY good. A psychological thriller, with Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, and Gary Sinise. Fitchner plays a backwater, Southern, ignorant, brutal killer. And he does it VERY convincingly.
Then tonight, we saw Seal Team Six. Yup, my boy Bill was in that one, too.
Love those cold, cold, ice blue eyes. Plus he’s tall. I have a new celebrity crush.
Tim Conway DESTROYS his castmates during a “Mama’s Family” sketch on the “Carol Burnett Show” by refusing to let the scene continue until he can finish a story about a circus elephant. Unedited! Wait for Vicki Lawrence’s line at 4:20 that completely finishes them off.
George Takei put this screenshot out on his very-popular Facebook page, asking fans to caption it. This was the winner.
In this astonishing commercial for the Canadian Paralympic Committee, an amputee runner sprints on a track, passing vignettes depicting the runner’s traumatic injury in a car accident and subsequent rehabilitation. Directed by Mark Zibertfor ad agency BBDO Toronto, the commercial was filmed in one continuous shot without CGI trickery (making-of video). The runner is Canadian paralympian Alister McQueen.
Jimmy Kimmel challenged parents to pretend they’d eaten all their kids’ Halloween candy, and videotape the results. There’s quite a bit of crying. I am going to hell for laughing at this.