JusWondering… Does Everyone (Anyone?) Like The New Look?

This wasn’t working for me anymore:

So I decided that when I hit 50,000 page views, I’d mix it up.  Personally, I think it looks a lot nicer all cleaned up.

Here’s to the next 50,000!

(And for the guys on that It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia forum said this site was all messy and gave them a headache, I backtraced your email accounts and called the cyberpolice… you dun goofed!)

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Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? It’s Always (Almost) Child Star Directors In Philadelphia

If you’re not watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’re missing out.  In its fifth season, this FX comedy never fails to make me LOL… srsly.

(SIDENOTE: The overuse of LOL pisses me off, because very often, I don’t think people are really Laughing Out Loud.  GMS might be more accurate, as in, Gets Me Smiling.  Or TTWH – Thought That Was Humorous.  Or simply S, for S’a’ight.)

Anymilksteak, there’s a trend amongst directors on that show, and I wonder if that plays any part in its biting sensibilities.

POP QUIZ!  What do these guys (Matt Shakman, Fred Savage, and Jerry Levine) have in common?

I just gave you a clue.  They’re some of the directors on Always Sunny.  But as you can also see, they were all child(ish) actors.  Shakman was on Just the Ten of Us, Savage was on The Wonder Years, and Levine was in Teen Wolf, amongst other things (including a TGIF show on ABC that replaced Just the Ten of Us).

This leaves me to wonder… what are their sensibilities behind the camera?  Does the show seek out the directing talent of failed former famous Actors! because they bring experience?  Or does the show succeed because the directors are failed former famous Actors! (because writing has nothing to do with it, right… TTHW)?

(SIDENOTE TOO TWO: There is always a third scenario – the Actors! are simply following the career paths of those before them, i.e. Jodie Foster, Sean Penn, and the king, Ron Howard.  But that’s neither here nor there, nor Coinkydink nor Coinkydonk.)

Another of the show’s directors (and Actors!) is David Hornsby.  He got his start on the fake reality show (which GMS on so many levels), The Joe Schmo Show, and since then he’s had limited success until Always Sunny.  His co-star on that show fared a bitter better…

So let’s get down to brass tacks (a phrase I’ve been hearing more frequently, and that’s S)…

BONUS COINKYDINK OR COINKYDONK: Some of the previous CorC‘s flow into one another.  Sam Jones was in Smallville, which was produced by Jeph Loeb, whom wrote Teen Wolf which featured Jerry Levine.  Consider your mind blown…

JusWondering… Can You Get Drunk Off Milk?

For the month of May I’ve decided to cut out some of the things that have made my life worth living… Taco Bell, Mt. Dew, beer, um, Taco Bell, Mt. Dew, and beer, yeah…

So far, four days in, I’ve managed to keep up with the plan and maintain the social habits in which my usuals are consumed.

  • Friday – MGM Casino and Detroit Tigers’ game (drunk kids behind us would have been more fun had I also been smashed)
  • Saturday – My brother’s play (totally would have drank afterwards normally, but it was actually really entertaining)
  • Sunday – My friend’s softball game (I’m the scorekeeper, usually armed with a pen in one hand and a beer in the other) 
  • Today – 80’s Night at Comerica Park (booze fest, natch)

Yet alas, here I am, prodding through with my plan, having nightmares about caving in and drinking Mt. Dew (seriously), getting tempted like crazy.

But something strange has been occurring the last few nights.  As I sit down on my couch to prepare for a late night, pre-bedtime viewing of TV shows on DVD (just finished the hilarious It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaBurn Notice is next), I’ve been partaking of a glass or two of low fat organic milk.  And after drinking that second glass, I’ve been feeling a wee bit tipsy.

So I decided to investigate if this was a phenomenon, or merely something in my head.  I remember in the short-lived comic book, X-Nation 2099, the mutants would get drunk off of milk.  So why can’t I?

There are many cases of infantile beriberi (kakke) in Japan. In most instances the mother of the afflicted infant has beriberi. However, sometimes the mother is healthy (concealed beriberi). Ito observed such a case in which the mother did not have beriberi and called the condition “mother’s milk intoxication.” But he afterward changed this name to “breast milk intoxication” because he saw cases in babies who were nourished with the milk of wet-nurses.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is very provocative in its media campaign about milk, but it is correct in its message. Beer is indeed better than milk for health, as are both wine and distilled spirits.

  • Doing too many shots of milk produces the same result as too many shots of liquor:
  • Bill Murray drinks a glass of warm milk before he goes to bed.

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