The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen

Roasts are the one time that being a bully is allowed and encouraged because everyone knows that it’s all for fun.  I had been looking forward to the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen since I first heard about it and it was on last night.

15 minutes before the roast came on, there was a red carpet event with all of the celebrities coming in to the theater to take their seats and some of them stopped to talk with the cast of Comedy Centrals Workaholics; Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Adam DeVine.

The show starts and we see our roastmaster is the creator of Family Guy, American Dad and the Cleveland Show Seth Macfarlane.  He was really funny but he made a joke about the recently deceased Amy Winehouse.  I know I’m told that I shouldn’t feel sorry for her, that she did it to herself so somehow that makes it right.  But… I still think it’s too soon.

The roasters were Jon Lovitz who was very funny.  He always cracks me up so go Jon.  Then Kate Walsh who was in Private Practice and is now in Greys Anatomy.  I’ve never seen those shows.  For some odd reason there were 2 jokes at William Shatner’s expense about his “Grey Anatomy” (his balls).  It was funny the first time and when the 2nd comedian heard it said he (or she I forget) should have crossed that off of their joke list.  It’s only funny once.  William Shatner who was just so hilarious.  I didn’t think he had it in him but he was pretty funny.

Then there was the always funny Jeff Ross who was dressed as a dictator, funny.  Mike Tyson, scary but he turned out to be funny until the end when I thought he was going to rip someones head off.  Anthony Jeselnik who I think is hilarious despite the fact that I’ve never seen him on anything but the last couple of roasts.  I guess I missed his stand up special.

Steve-O who wasn’t quite as funny as the rest of them but he was humorous.  He decided that he was going to do what he does best and do something stupid like running into Mike Tysons fist hoping to get a black eye.  At the very last minute of the show he did it again but this time he broke his nose.

Amy Schumer… who is this broad?  I’ve never even heard of her.  She was funny right up until she made that really sick joke to Steve-O about Ryan Dunn.  That crossed the line.  I vaguely remember her joke now but she basically said that she was sorry that Ryan Dunn died and that she thinks that Steve thinks that it should have been him and everyone else wishes it were him that died.  I’m sorry but that is not funny.  Not funny and not cool.

Then the last roaster was Patrice O’neal who was such a good sport with all of the racist jokes at his expense.  Most of the jokes about him were about his weight, the unknown Amy Schumer even said something about his foot having to get cut off because of his diabetes.  Is that funny?

Then at the very end Charlie Sheen came up and roasted everyone.  He basically said you can tell all the little jokes you want about me and it’s not going to bring me down.  Good for you Charlie.

I don’t endorse, condone or agree with everything that went down but it’s really none of my business to decide whether he did anything wrong or not.  Who am I?  He’s Charlie effing Sheen.

The Roast was hilarious as they always are and I wish Charlie Sheen well in his future adventures with whatever it is that he does with the rest of his life.

Sliders Seasons 1-3 on Hulu

I never saw the show Sliders when it was on TV in the mid to late 90’s and I regret that.  This is the type of show that I would watch too.  Thankfully Hulu has it to watch from the very beginning, but only the first 3 seasons.

This show was in my Hulu queue and I was rushed to watch all 3 seasons because they were supposed to expire at midnight on August 31st but for some reason it’s still there so if you haven’t seen it, there is still a chance.

I looked for a description of the show but this is all I could find:

“A boy-genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.”

That tells the premise of the show but is hardly a description.  I will elaborate.

Quinn Mallory invents sliding and he brings his college professor Maximilian Arturo and his co-worker at the computer store Wade Welles.  He makes the vortex so huge to make sure that all 3 of them can go through but what he doesn’t realize is that he made it too big because it ends up going out of the house and into the street and captures a car with Rembrandt “Crying Man” Brown in the vortex.

Before they leave, Quinn meets his doppelgänger from another dimension who solves the formula for sliding and before he could tell him something important, his vortex sucks him out back to his own world.  That thing he was supposed to tell him was that he should not try to open a vortex before the time is up, otherwise you won’t get back home to your own dimension, you’ll be lost forever.

In that first episode they slide to an dimension where the planet is frozen.  They have to get out of there in a hurry otherwise they will die but that means opening a portal before the time is up which puts them in a different dimension.  They are lost.

They travel to dimension after dimension trying to get back home but end up getting caught up in the drama of the world they slide to.  Every dimension they slide to is the same exact year but the world is never the exact same.  The country might have been taken over by the Germans or the Russians, or in some cases the dinosaurs never went extinct.  There was one episode where California was Texas and even though it was the same year where they still had big buildings and technology, it was the wild west.

In the middle of the 3rd season, Professor Arturo dies and is replaced with a female character.  I understand that Wade leaves the show and is replaced with Quinn’s brother in the 4th season.  I know that they are brothers in real life but they are also brothers in the show.  I’m not exactly sure because I haven’t seen it yet but I’m pretty sure it’s the brother he never had.  Literally, the brother his mother never had but his mother in another dimension.

I also found out that by the end of the 4th season his brother is gone and in the 5th season Jerry O’Connell was replaced by another actor and his brother is replaced by another slider who is a female.  The only person left in the show who was there from the very beginning is Rembrandt.

So I have had a lot of fun watching this show on Hulu.  I had my computer hooked up to the hdtv with an HDMI cable and was watching it with Hulu Desktop.  There are commercials, usually about 5 times in 1 hour and they play 2 commercials so you are interrupted for 1 minute but that is way less time than if you were watching it on tv.  I don’t mind the ads because some of them advertise shows that you can watch on Hulu and they give you a button to click to bookmark the show for later.

I guess Hulu isn’t going to put the 4th and 5th seasons in their website but I found out that Netflix does have them so at some point I’m going to start the Netflix trial so I can watch the final 2 seasons.  I’m looking forward to seeing him and his brother together but without Wade and the professor, it’s kind of depressing to continue to watch it.  And without Jerry O’Connell in the final season I’m not even sure if I want to see it but I still want to see how it is.

I like this show.  I don’t know the reason I never watched this show but when I finally was able to watch it, I didn’t because I hadn’t seen it from the beginning and I don’t like to pick up a show in the middle because I’ll always be lost when they talk about a story line or character they used to know who I never got to see.  So that’s why I never watched it later.  But I’m watching it now so better late than never.

Hulu on My TV

I got my new video card less than 2 weeks ago and I have been having so much fun watching TV with it on my TV.  Yes you heard right.  It has a HDMI cable on it so I have it hooked up to my HDTV to watch Hulu.

I love Hulu but what I absolutely cannot stand about watching tv on my computer is that my computer speakers suck.  They are the speakers that are attached to the monitor and they aren’t great.  I’d rather watch it on my tv with the tv speakers.

I downloaded the Hulu desktop program for my PC so when it plays, its full screen.  I don’t have to worry about making each episode full screen, it does it automatically.  Then I go on to the Hulu website with my netbook and add shows to my queue.  I can do that with the Hulu Desktop program but it’s faster on my netbook.  When I’m done I go into the Hulu Desktop program and refresh the data so it shows all of the new shows in the Queue and just start watching.

So far I have already watched the entire first 4 seasons of The Guild.  I saw the entire first (and only since it was canceled) season of Happy Town.  Yesterday I watched the only 10 episodes of The Mercury Men and 10 episodes of CTRL which both have very short episodes around 6-8 minutes each.  I also watched a show called Gay Town.  It was one of the most hilarious shows I’ve seen.  It also had short episodes.

Last night I started watching Wilfred but it got really late so I only watched the first 4 episodes.  It appears that it only has 8 episodes and the last episode was on August 11th (that was 2 weeks ago) and apparently they are only showing episodes 8 days after they air so I will simply have to wait.  But, considering I have so many shows in my Hulu queue, I have plenty of time to wait.  A friend told me this one was a little twisted, it is and it’s my kind of humor.

I have been adding more and more shows to my queue which means I have many hours to watch.  There are shows that I didn’t know about and shows that I’ve always wanted to watch but never really had the time to or they aired at the same time another show so the schedule was too conflicting so I skipped it.  Whatever the reason I couldn’t see them doesn’t matter anymore because now I can.

I noticed last night that some shows have expiration dates on them so I’m going to have to pick which shows to watch first based on their expiration dates.  Today I’m going to watch the final 4 episodes of Wilfred but then I have to move to the first expiring show Sliders while I have time because it expires at the end of this month.

After Sliders I will watch Flash Forward, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Dresden Files and Legend of the Seeker.  Then the rest of the shows I have in my queue have no expiration date so I can watch those at my leisure.  I have (as of this moment) 12 shows with 214 episodes worth of shows to watch.  I am going to be quite busy.

I was going to get Netflix in September to start watching shows that are premium on Hulu because I figured that if I’m going to be paying more money to watch tv I might as well get Netflix because they have more current movies to stream that Hulu doesn’t so that should be fun to be able to watch movies that I missed in the movie theater.  Since I have so many shows in my Hulu Queue, I figure I’m probably going to have to wait until October to start Netflix.

I downloaded Boxee for PC but it doesn’t work as good as the Hulu desktop program.  I was really excited about having Boxee too but it’s not that good.  Maybe it’s that I only have 1GB of memory, I don’t know but when I try to watch a video it either takes forever to start or the video is too choppy.  So I will be taking it off there because it does me no good to keep it on.  Also, I get more out of the Hulu desktop than any of the apps on Boxee.  I’m sure Boxee is good, it’s just not very good on my computer.  Maybe if I had the actual boxee box I might be happier with it.

One show I wanted to watch on the Boxee for PC program is called The Legend of Neil about a guy who was transported into the Legend of Zelda world while he was… well, I won’t say why.  I can’t watch it on Boxee because it’s too choppy.  It is on the Effin Funny website so I can watch it there.

Well I’m off to go watch the rest of Wilfred then start with Sliders.  Have a wonderful weekend, I know I will.

The Guild

I like to call myself a nerd but I guess I can’t really say that I’m that big of a nerd because I waited so long to watch The Guild.  If I had a nerd membership card I’d probably be asked to surrender it.  Well, I just watched the entire series so maybe if I had one it could get reinstated.  Oh whew, that makes me feel so much better.  Having been reinstated and all.  Wait… did that just happen?

I’ve heard of The Guild and I’ve wanted to watch for such a long time but the thing is, I really don’t like watching tv shows on my computer.  I mean, the sound issues alone are enough for me to shy away from it not to mention that I’d have to sit still, I’m kind of a spaz.  But I really enjoyed watching it regardless.

How I actually started watching it is a funny story.  Thinking of the Roku player I decided that since my Chromebook could plug in to my TV I would use that as my Roku player.  The Chrome store has tv apps so I thought I would browse the Google Chrome store looking for some tv apps to install and found Clicker.tv.  I installed it then signed in and guess what was in my queue?  The guild!  So that is what made me decide to watch it.

I started watching it but it wasn’t loading properly.  That first episode had a link to watch it somewhere else.  Bing and Blip.tv so I watched the first episode on Bing.  But then I had to go back to Clicker to choose the next video and I thought there had to be a better way so I wouldn’t have to click anything, just sit back and watch it load the next episode automatically.  So I chose Blip to watch it.  I only watched the first 2 seasons through that.  I decided to check Hulu and there it was so I watched the 3rd and 4th season there.

I think it was much better on Hulu though but that’s just me.  All I had to do was add those 2 seasons to my queue and just play it from there and it played one episode after the next.  Then again Blip had more extras which I enjoyed watching.  Hulu doesn’t have those extras so I’ll have to go back to Blip to watch the season 3 and 4 extras.

Last night I watched the first half of the 3rd season in the kitchen while making dinner then this morning watched the 2nd half and all of season 4.

Well, now if anyone asks I can say that not only did I watch it but after 2 days I am addicted.  So good for me… I think.

I can’t wait for the next season, and I know there is going to be one because I saw Felicia Day talking about it on Attack of the Show.  They were at a set which I did not see in any of the 4 seasons that I watched.  So I know there is a future of the show.  I can’t wait to see it.  I will definitely add that to my tv page lol.

Update: Once again I failed to do my research until after I hit the publish button but I went to the official guild website and found that not only do they have extras but they also have the first episode of season 5 available. So… watch the guild on their official website.

Update: Felicia Day is on Attack of the Show today, August, 1 2011 talking about her new web series called Dragon Age of Redemption.  I believe that is a new series where she is in the set that I referred to and has nothing to do with The Guild.  I seem to recall her wearing elf ears in that scene which she wears in this new web series.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF2mPgwrlT4

How We Can Save “V” From Being Canceled

I am sad to announce that V has been canceled.  (insert crowd booing and the sounds of children crying here)

I found out this morning, well, just a few minutes ago really.  I was tweeted by Ilana Rapp who happens to be the person who spearheaded the campaign to bring V back to tv after 25 years.  She made my dream come true and for that I bow down to her.

Unfortunately, ABC canceled it due to not enough viewers.  How could anyone not watch this awesome show?  But, there is a way to bring it back.  Letter writing.  Why not emails?  Because they can be diverted to a spam filter and they can also be deleted.  A huge bag of letters will prove that V fans are serious about getting their show back.

We waited for 25 years for it to come back and only got 2 seasons and now they are canceling it because of bad ratings?  It’s just not fair!  I heard that Syfy already stated that they are not currently interested which really sucks because when V came back on the air, SyFy had marathons with the original V.  So to have them say they are not interested is very confusing to me.  It is a science fiction based television show, how can they not be interested?  It makes no sense.

You know what, I had actually written to them years ago telling them that I would love it if they brought V back.  Not just to run the old series again but to also turn it into a new series.  Of course I never heard back from them.  Little did I know Ilana Rapp was already working hard to make it happen.

If you love V, and how could you not, please join the 16,784 (and growing) people on the Project Alice facebook fan page and get involved to get this show its 3rd season that it deserves.  I waited for 25 years for this show to return to the air and to have it get canceled like this really upsets me.  So please, help get this show on TNT.  They know drama!

Here are some links:

 

New CR-48 Discovery – VGA-Out

I’m not quite sure when they fixed the VGA-Out but my CR-48 is now able to hook up to my television.  This is very cool because I’ve been wanting to get it hooked up for a long time so I can watch Hulu on my TV.

There is one little issue though.  When I plug the VGA cable into the chromebook, the screen stretches.  It basically goes from a widescreen, I’m not quite sure what the exact resolution is, to 1024×768 which is a 4:3 screen.  So if you have a widescreen 16:9 HDTV like I do, you will have to set it to 4:3.

When you watch a video on Hulu on your TV with the CR-48 or I assume any chromebook, you will notice that when you click the full screen button, which sits next to the volume button, your screen won’t look the same as it does when you watch it on your netbook.  Instead, it will cut off the right side of the video and you will see a small video on your screens.  Not exactly the effect I was hoping for.  To fix this you can click the pop out button on the right side of the video instead of the full screen.  You will see a small 320×240 box pop out on the bottom right of your screen.  Just resize it so it covers the entire screen.  It’s not the ideal situation but I’ll take what I can get until they fix the issue, if they ever do.

You can watch YouTube videos with better results.  Just go to YouTube, browse the videos until you find the one you want to watch and go into full screen.  Your video will be normal, however since you are still in 4:3 mode on your HDTV it will be as if you are watching a program that is in letterbox mode.  No problem if the YouTube video isn’t in widescreen format.

Those are the only 2 websites that I have checked so I’m not quite sure how it will be for every website, or every HDTV for that matter.  I highly doubt that a 4:3 TV would even have a PC-In so if you don’t have an HDTV then this most likely won’t apply to you.  But I’m not positive.  If you have a 4:3 flat screen then it might have a PC-In.  If that is the case then no problem.

The reason I want to watch web videos on my TV is for the simple fact that sometimes a video that I am watching doesn’t have a high enough volume for me to hear it and the best way to get around that is to use the tv’s speakers.  Also, I get to see it bigger when it’s on my tv rather than my little 12″ netbook screen.  I’m sure anyone can appreciate that.

I don’t know why it took me this long to check to make sure that it worked but I’m glad I finally did.  Now if Netflix would just get their service working on the Google Chrome OS, I will be set.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 3

I didn’t watch Season 1 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey because I was taking a stand against the real housewives reality shows because I hated the OC housewives.  Once I started watching Season 2 of NJ I loved it and changed my mind about the whole thing.  That’s how good these ladies were, they converted me.

After all of the Danielle drama I decided that season 2 was enough drama for me and that I wouldn’t watch it again.  They have already had a few episodes that I haven’t watched but this morning I got my Hulu email with new shows and episode 1 of the new season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was in there so I thought what the heck, I’ll check it out.

Edit: In the past it has taken Hulu a few weeks to show the first episode of the Bravo shows so I was wrong, they haven’t had a few episodes already.

I’m not surprised that there would be as much drama as there was but I wasn’t expecting it would come from Teresa’s Brother Joe.  I mean, I don’t know him but I kind of figured that if there was going to be some drama it would have come from his wife, not him.  I mean, the show isn’t about the husbands, it’s about the wives.  It seems like he has hijacked the show on the very first episode and I don’t really care to see the rest of the season because of him.

All he did in the entire episode was bitch and complain like a spoiled little brat about how his sister ignores him.  Oh boo freakin’ hoo, grow up!  He sat at the table at the reception at his baby boys christening whining and complaining about his sister.  It’s your son’s day, not yours or your sisters, give it a rest and enjoy yourself, don’t sit there bitching about your sister when you should be focusing all of your energy on your son.

It’s too bad I won’t be watching it because I really love the Manzo’s and Teresa and Jacqueline and I really would have liked to see them in this new season.  I follow most of them on Twitter, Albie, Chris, Caroline and Teresa, I even follow Danielle lol.  I’ve even tried responding to some of the things that Albie and Chris tweet but have gotten no response which isn’t surprising even though Kyle Richards used to tweet me back all the time but whatever.

So, no more housewives for me, I’m done.  I like some of the people on the show, I just can’t handle the drama emotionally, you know?  It breaks my heart to see these people being verbally and physically abusive with each other.  I know its real life but why does real life have to be so violent?

I think the reason it hurts me so much to watch is because that is how my childhood was and I hated every second of it so I have taken a stand against violence by not inviting it into my life and by watching these violent people on tv, it’s inviting it in and I just have to kick it out.  I still love the people, I just don’t want to see them beat each other up every week.

Battlestar Galactica on BBC America

During the season premier of Doctor Who this past Saturday, BBC America played a commercial for the show Battlestar Galactica coming this summer on June 18th.  I was like whoa, I finally get a 2nd chance to watch it.

You see, I didn’t watch it when it was airing on the SyFy channel because I just had too many shows so I was purposely not watching some of the shows I really wanted to watch because it was just too overwhelming.  The issue for me was that it was on during another show and despite the fact that it repeats, I just didn’t give it a chance.  When it ended they spun it off into Caprica and I didn’t watch that one either because I knew I was lost by not seeing Battlestar Galactica so I just didn’t bother.

Well now that BBC America has acquired Battlestar Galactica from NBC/Universal, this summer I finally get my chance to watch it.  So that’s something to look forward to this summer on Saturdays.

I watched Battlestar Galactica in the 70’s when I was a kid, it was one of my favorite shows so you would’ve thought that I would’ve made time to watch it.  I didn’t but now I can so yay me.

Wonder Woman 2011

I loved Wonder Woman when I was a kid.  As I was running away from the bullies to run home, I was also running home to watch this because it was on at 3pm.  I would come home just in time for it to start and I was allowed to watch this before I had to do my homework.

When I heard that they were going to remake Wonder Woman into a new show on NBC I thought, great, wonderful, I can’t wait to see how they redo it.  But then I got to thinking about how they remade the Bionic Woman and Knight Rider and how those shows didn’t even last a full season.  I now see her costume and am thinking the same thing about this new remake because people are not liking this costume.

I found the link to this article on the Yahoo front page as I was checking my email – See the First Photo of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. That link is dead… new link ‘Wonder Woman’: First look at Adrianne Palicki in costume.  At first glance I thought, oh well, it looks nice.  But then I went down to the comments and I’m seeing all of the negativity about the costume and how her boobs look fake so I go find the picture of Lynda Carter in her costume.  At first the negative comments were pissing me off but then I started thinking, I kinda have to agree with some of them.

First I just want to say that no matter how her costume looks, I will still watch this show from the beginning to end.  Wonder Woman and any super heroes have my loyalty forever, no matter how their costumes look.  I am not trying to be negative in what I say about her costume so don’t take that in the wrong way, these are just my opinions.  So getting that out of the way, this is what I think about the before and after.

I do like the new costume but here are a few things I don’t like about it:

I think her boots should be red as Lynda Carters were and as they were red in the original comic books.  She is missing her stars on her costume, they should be on her pants somewhere.  And why is she wearing pants now?  The original comic book Wonder Woman wore shorts.  Why not stick to that standard?  She has the body for shorts so why not show it off?

I do like her top but her chest area is too plastic looking, not just the outfit but her boobs.  It’s like the seam line of the boobs on the costume match perfectly with her actual boobs which make it look like she’s a plastic blow up doll and the costume was painted onto her chest.  As you can see in the original Wonder Woman costume, her boobs aren’t that pronounced.  Yes I realize that women’s boobs are more pushed up these days and people think that’s sexy but there is a huge difference between sexy and plastic.  All they have to do is take out that seam line in the costume and push her boobs up with like a push-up bra or something.

Like I said, I do like the costume but it’s too shiny.  If they could just tone down the plastic and give her some fabric instead, that would be much easier to move around in and to breathe.  She’s going to be sweating up a storm in there.  Remember, she’s going to be wearing that costume for hours every day doing scenes about 4 times each.

I don’t want to sound too critical, I’m just saying that they have gone way off the reservation is all.  I do like it but it’s just a bit strange and different.  We’re all used to the old and most people don’t like change, especially when it’s this dramatic of a change.  Like how they changed Batman as much as they have.  I liked the original but on the other hand I didn’t mind the new changes they made.  It’s sort of the same as this, I do like the original but I also like this, I just wish they would make a couple of modifications that’s all.

I can’t wait for this to premiere this fall on NBC.  I don’t know the day of the week it will be on or if it will be on at 8pm or 9pm but will soon find out this summer when the Futon Critic website posts the Fall schedule.  In the meantime, check out this original 5 minute pilot episode of Wonder Woman from 1967 that never made it to air and never turned into a series.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilIodk5wQ6c

Edit: Apparently NBC heard all of the critical feedback (bitching and moaning) from people so they changed the costume. It still doesn’t look right because it’s pants but it’s a lot better than before.

The Situation Roast Fail

Did anyone catch the roast of Donald Trump last night?  It repeated and I watched it 3 times.  It was just so funny that I couldn’t resist.

There were some very funny people and one not so funny person, the Situation.  I don’t know who wrote his jokes for him, that is if he didn’t write them himself, but assuming he wrote them I think he should have gotten some advice from a professional comedian to help him with his homework.  He didn’t do so good.

A couple of his jokes were funny but the rest was just tragic.  I really started to feel sorry for him.  If that were me I wouldn’t have kept going, I would’ve stopped and said “ok that’s my time, you’ve been great” then slunk back to my chair to sit quietly, or leave to go crawl under a rock for the rest of my life lol.  But he didn’t, he just kept going because he apparently thought he was funny enough to continue despite all the people who were booing him.

I don’t watch Jersey Shore so his jokes were lost on me and apparently nobody else who was there watch the show so maybe that’s why his jokes were lost on everyone.

His roast of Whitney Cummings was ok, poorly executed but ok but his roast of Anthony Jeselnik is where things went wrong.  He said that he was telling one of Anthony’s jokes to a super model while he was banging her with tons of money on the floor in his mansion.  Who says that?  Then he said he banged 5 or 6 more models.  That’s not even funny.  Was he trying to say that he’s a stud?  Because bragging like that just makes you look even more pathetic.

Well, despite this idiot, the roast was great.  Anthony Jeselnik was a great replacement for our friend Greg Giraldo who passed away last year (rest in peace).

Mike… keep your day job, whatever that might be.

Watch the clips of his suckfest then watch the funny clips on the Comedy Central website.