Since celebrating New Year’s Day a day later than the rest of the world; drinking champagne and feeling the after effects, it’s GroundhogDay all over again.
Last night we celebrated again… this time a birthday celebration. There were lots of bows on the cake and just for the hell of it, the tips of the bows were all snapped off! With cake, what could just ONE glass of champagne hurt? And just ONE with dinner? OK, how about just TWO? Just TWO! And, that’s all I had… two glasses… or was it three?
Woke up this morning draggin’… everything was as bad as it was two days ago. Feeling not quite right and had cravings for bacon and eggs. Bacon, eggs, toast and a side of Canadian bacon…. yum, bacon! And, more eggs… and more bacon! I’m hungry!!
The day flew by, just like it did earlier this week… and just like earlier this week, decided to ignore the moronic Housewives for a while, ‘cept for the huge revelation that Miami’s ODDriana is a big phony… and watch the remaining 17 episodes of “The Twilight Zone” which were waiting on my DVR.
I still have 7 episodes to watch. There were more familiar actors/actresses which surprisingly showed up playing parts on “The Twilight Zone”… Charles Bronson, Elizabeth Montgomery, Lois Nettleton, Fritz Weaver, Ted Knight, Jack Weston, Jonathan Winters, Don Rickles…. Burgess Meredith seemed to be a favorite of Rod Serling! While the TZ was a part of the early careers of great actors/actresses, the TZ was also the seed for ideas of many movies: ”Cocoon”… “Aliens”… “BenjaminButton”… are just a few that I can recall in this still-fuzzy-words-floating-inside-my-brain-state-of-mind!
Just finished up watching one of the greatest and most memorable TZ episodes, “Time Enough To Last” with Burgess Meredith as the book-loving, myopic bank teller who survives the H-bomb. Burgess is the last living man on Earth; and just before deciding to end his life, finds a reason for living through the apocalypse … the public library, where he can spend his remaining years reading the books he loves…only for his dream of having all the time in the world to read his books being crushed when his thick glasses slipped and the lenses cracked.
In between the episodes of the TZ, just had to watch another “reality” show which was DVR’d, “Gold Rush”… which stars frickin’ Todd Hoffman and his merry band of frickin’ hard-hat-clickin’ idiot gold miner buddies.
Todd Hoffman and his scraggly lame imitation of a ZZTop beard, which he wears with pride, “stars” with his frickin’ father, the “no guts, no glory” glory-hole-seeker, Jack Hoffman. As I’m totally invested in “Gold Rush” since watching this “reality” show from its first episode, just had to watch how frickin’ Todd CANNOT find gold this week!
During the first season, Todd asked an experienced gold miner what advice the miner would give to neophyte miner, Todd. The experienced miner looked at frickin’ Todd and his crew and said, “I’d tell ya to just go back home.” Todd obviously did not take the experienced gold miner’s advice… he and his learnin’-on-the-job dumbass miners are STILL diggin’… or in Todd’s case, waitin’ on that super-shaker trommel… for gold.
“GoldRush” is aired on the Discovery channel and has become Discovery’s number one show. ”GoldRush” does have some similarities to other “reality” shows which started out interesting and not sure how viewers’ reactions would be to their show. Now that GR is a hit, it has become more formulaic and a bit more predictable.
The big hook this season is that one of the groups of gold miners actually finds gold… and lots of it! If you’re watching this show and DON’T want to know who finds the gold, this is a **spoiler alert**… do not read any further! The Dakota Boys find the gold… right where Jack Hoffman said all the gold would be found… in frickin’ Jack Hoffman’s glory hole! If only frickin’ Todd Hoffman would have paid what he owed for the frickin’ lease on Porcupine Creek on time…
Back for more episodes of the TZ.
Another episode which actually reminded me of Lord of the Housewives, MissAndy, and Bravo viewers was “Obsolete Man.” Again, Burgess Meredith played the main character… a librarian… who was deemed obsolete by the “state.”
The state’s high-up and in-charge person was Fritz Weaver, playing the “chancellor,” who tells librarian Burgess Meredith that he’s soon to be dead because he is of no use… in the state’s opinion, the librarian is obsolete. After the librarian’s demise, the state’s chancellor is also deemed obsolete and is ripped apart by a state-approved mob.
Could Bravo/MissAndy be the state chancellor and viewers of the idiotic Housewives shows be the mob who realize that Bravo/Housewives has jumped the shark… and are fed up with all the phony-baloney producer-induced fake drama? It could make for a frickin’ great updated TZ episode!
Now, I’m ready for more bacon and eggs!