Monday, August 20, 2007

I had a very odd dream last night involving John Slattery, the Santa Anita race track, a wrap party, and my hometown of Vancouver. I'd chalk the Slattery part up to having watched Mad Men before going to bed, except that he wasn't even in the episode that I watched. Santa Anita? Perhaps influenced by the last Psych I watched. The rest, I have no idea. And no, I was not on anything. What is it about my dreams that I don't even shoot for a George Clooney, but get a character actor? Although, there certainly is something about Slattery that I've always liked.

I read today that Ryan Seacrest is going to host the Emmy Awards. Why does he have to keep infiltrating everything on TV to make it unwatchable? And what has to be done to make him go away? I'm just saying.

The song of the day is "Psycho Killer" by the Talking Heads off their 1977 debut album Talking Heads 77 (I guess they used up all their creativity writing the songs). I couldn't get into the band when I was younger. I just didn't get them. But I've grown to have much more appreciation for the Talking Heads over the years, especially this song.


Blogger LA said...

Psycho Killer is a great song, and my favorite Heads' song for sure. Good choice.

As for Ryan Seacrest, now that his sugar daddy is deceased, I thought it was curious that he got tapped (ahem) for the Emmys. Maybe he's got some other, uh, connections. Or maybe said sugar daddy has provided for him in the future.

As for Slattery, I say there's no shame in dreaming of him. He's handsome and sexy in the extreme. It's so unfair that men get better with age. And if on the outside chance hooking up with John Slattery makes Seacrest go away, I volunteer for active duty. Just saying.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Kings Fan said...

Yeah, I also heard Seacrest is going to be working with Fox on the Super Bowl this year as part of their pre-game and halftime show. Way to gay up another event! As for me, I'm switching to the NFL Network for my pre-game and halftime entertainment.

Seacrest out!... (of the closet)

2:51 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

LA - I'm glad someone else agrees with me on Slattery. It's so annoying that guys can go grey and still be so hot!

Kings Fan - Seacrest does NOT say FOOTBALL to me. He doesn't even say Foosball. Maybe pocket pool.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Seacrest on the Emmys? What will he do without Simon to spar with? You must of missed last week's Psych about a dead food critic . . .

5:49 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Ladies - am I the only who remembers that Slattery played the perv politician on Sex and the City who wanted Carrie to pee on him?

8:21 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Diane - I'm proud to say I've never seen a single episode of Sex in the City.

8:25 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Diane: I remember that episode. I watched SATC last night where Sarah Michelle Geller and Vince Vaughan guest starred. I always forget the great guest stars in the show.

John Slattery is very dreamy. I've enjoyed him since he was on Party of Five.

Ryan Seacrest is the opposite of very dreamy. I find him to be smarmy. The words "fame whore" are applicable.

8:02 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

LA: Who is Seacreast's dead sugar daddy? Should I know this?

8:04 AM  
Blogger Kelly J. Compeau said...

Ugh! Ryan Seacrest...honestly, what is it about this guy? Why is he getting all these gigs?

8:36 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

edit - that's too bad - it was one of the very smartest, and best written, shows around!

mishy - Merv Griffin . . .

9:03 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Diane - I loved Slattery in that brief story arc!

Mish - See Diane's comment for Seacrest's benefactor. Trust.

10:36 AM  
Blogger LA said...

edit - I, too, resisted SATC for many years thinking it was completely vapid, all about bitchy rich white girls fretting about shoes and fashion as they worked their way through bars and men. But like Diane said, it is much smarter than it would appear on the surface. The four friends each represent an archetype, and each week, each of the archetypes work through the theme of the show. There are some great side characters, and I was surprised to discover the show has a lot of heart. Oh, and 99 percent of the time, the diaglogue is genius not to mention hilarious.

If you ever decide to give it a shot, let me recommend getting the DVDs. You can see it on KTLA or WGN, but the show is edited down to clean up the language and add more commercials. The editing for syndication really kind of guts the tone of the original show.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seacrest is just the tip of it. There are way too many bouncy people on TV- it's like male cheerleaders taking over the world. Has anyone tried to watch VH1 lately? It is like the Jerry Springer network. Weeds and californication were good once again this week.
Dexter is coming back in sept. I saw the ad.

2:23 PM  

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