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Send us your old bling!

You know those GoldKit commercials? I used to only see them late at night when I couldn’t sleep but I’ve been watching an America’s Next Top Model marathon on MTV today and I swear that commercial’s on every five minutes.

I bet that in a few weeks we’ll see one specifically targeted to younger people and it’ll use the word “bling”.

Oh look, you can sell them your old grill:

screenshot of goldkit.com

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Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm

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Wash, rinse, repeat

Every year at about this time Lifetime brings us a new movie that bears a familiar resemblance to It’s A Wonderful Life. Someone hates their life and either 1) has an accident, 2) goes through some portal, or 3) suddenly wakes up and finds themselves in their “perfect” world with their “perfect” life only to discover later that the life that they had was what they really wanted.

The latest fare from Lifetime:

A week before Christmas, Paula (Nicole Eggert) finds herself struggling with bills and life with her blue-collar husband Gary and her two daughters. When Nick, her High School boyfriend returns to town a wealthy art Gallery owner, Paula wonders if she made the wrong decision when she took the wrong date to the prom. What would her life have been like if she stayed with Nick? Christmas is a time for Miracles, and so when Paula wishes she could see what her life would have been like if she’d made the other choice, she finds herself magically transported through her washer/dryer to a parallel life where she is Nick’s wife. At first, this new life seems the answer to her dreams, as she shops and dines out with her newfound wealth. But she soon realizes that the grass is NOT always greener. Her relationship with Nick is in shambles, and she misses her real husband Gary and her two girls. When she sees Gary and her kids living a happy life with another woman, she wishes for just one Christmas gift’to have back the life she didn’t appreciate. Holiday Switch | myLifetime.com

There was one last year that was the same, just with different people and circumstances—the woman last year was a single, successful businesswoman. She wakes up after a car accident to find that she is now a mother and a wife. At first she hates her new life but soon comes to love it. After another car accident, she wakes up back in her old life and “magically” meets her husband from her dream life.

I guess it’s an easy way to get viewers. Just recycle an old story and tweak it a bit. It can’t lose!

Written by Jeff

Monday, November 26, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Bionic Woman

Okay. Jaime Sommers: Bionic Woman. With all of those implants and “increased baseline strength” or whatever, why can’t she just punch a Serbian terrorist hard enough in the head to knock him unconscious or even kill him? Why must she endure a 5-minute melee and beg for Sarah Corvus’ help?

Sure her being able to knock out a normal human with one punch would take a lot of the action out of the show but it would be a hell of a lot more believable.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

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Sad Day: Alice Ghostley Dies

CNN reports today that Alice Ghostley has died. Mrs. Ghostley played Esmerelda on Bewitched and also one of my most favorite characters on television: Bernice Clifton on Designing Women. After spending years watching Alice Ghostley as Bernice I can’t imagine anyone else playing the role as well as she did and, of course, Designing Women wouldn’t be as good as it was without her.

‘Bewitched’ actress Alice Ghostley dies at 81 – CNN.com

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Monday, September 24, 2007 at 11:03 am

The Simpsons go high fashion

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Friday, July 20, 2007 at 12:22 am

“Unending”

explosionThe opening “teaser” bit before the opening theme left me completely shocked. “Act 1” left me speechless. I wanted to cry but, remembering what a manly man I am, I held back.

I’d rather see SG-1 continue indefinitely, but if it has to end, this was a good way to go.

P.S.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, tune in to SciFi this Friday evening at 8PM Eastern.

If you’re in the mood for some spoilers, check out “Unending” on Wikipedia. Visit The Stargate Wiki’s entry for “Unending” for screen captures.

Related: Stargate SG-1 Cancelled

Written by Jeff

Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 5:23 pm

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Is The View still worth watching?

With Rosie O’Donnell’s early exit from the show, is it worth watching anymore? I have never watched an episode on television, but I do catch clips on YouTube and then only after O’Donnell joined the panel.

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Friday, May 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

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