The Kid From Picket Fences Is Kind Of A Dick

I watch a lot of Bravo, you guys. I’m not really proud of it, but they have some pretty good shows. And by “pretty good” I mean less morally reprehensible than VH1. Anyway, I’ve been seeing commercials for this guy, who claims to be a big time actor on an upcoming episode of Millionaire Matchmaker for what seems like months now (really, they just show their commercials about 20 times during any given hour long spot).Dude looked familiar to me, but I couldn’t quite place him. So, I stumbled upon the episode after being blown away by Life After People and finally found out who he is. The kid from Eerie, Indiana and Picket Fences. Also known as Justin Shenkarow.In the beginning of the episode he comes off as a crazy egomaniac. He goes on about winning an Oscar, but according to the IMDb Awards page for him, he’s only been nominated for a SAG award based on being a part of the Picket Fences ensemble and I’m pretty sure they didn’t win. He didn’t even win a freakin Young Artist Award, according to that page. He also name drops people like crazy, though as best I can tell, he does mostly additional voices for real movies like Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties and New Moon. He proves throughout the rest of the episode to be kind of a d-bag who gives a girl who has had to become a waitress thanks to the shitty economy shit. And hey, maybe that’s a sensitive topic to someone who lost their job in the last five or so months, but I kind of wanted to punch him.

Season Finale: Million Dollar Listings

The third season of Million Dollar Listing ended last night. I missed it then, but never let it be said that Bravo makes it difficult for you to catch up on their shows. After catching it this morning, I’m still not quite sure why I like this show. It basically glorifies two rich, douchey real estate agents in California and one who doesn’t seem so bad (that’s Chad and Josh and then Madison respectively). In a concept that would generally fill me with rage and lead me to the next channel, I think it’s the non-work moments that bring me around. Sure it’s interesting to see how these guys are dealing with the crappy financial markets the rest of us are dealing with, but seeing Josh with his grandma is all the more interesting to me (he’s not such a bad guy afterall!). Chad though, that dude seems like a lost cause. How much more nonsense will his gorgeous girlfriend take before she realizes she can do way better? Asking for co-ownership of your dog and ditching her for work constantly won’t all be forgotten by buying her a house, playboy.

Also equally entertaining and infuriating this season was watching the home owners refuse to understand how crappy the market is. Sure this was being taped a while back (not sure exactly when), but things haveĀ  been in the crapper for over a year now. I guess it takes rich people longer to get the new because they’re so busy doing coke and what not.

All in all, like most Bravo series I become hopelessly addicted to, I really enjoyed watching it while it was on, but don’t remember a whole lot about the season as a whole (except what I mentioned above). It was fun while it lasted and maybe in a while I’ll watch the reruns when Bravo will inevitably show another marathon, but for now, I’ve got Chef Academy and Launch My Line to keep me busy.

Up, Up and Well…Up

To say the missus was excited to finally watch Up is what we refer to as an understatement. Two weeks ago she asked me to put the DVD to the top of our Netflix Queue and I did. Then she repeatedly asked me about for the next two weeks, not knowing that the movie wasn’t coming out til this week. I actually got an email sent to me on Monday saying it had been sent out so we could watch it on Tuesday, which we did.

And it was great. I know I’m not rocking anyone’s world by saying that a Pixar movie that everyone in the world loved is good, but I think it might be my favorite Pixar movie. That being said, I don’t know if I’ll ever watch it again. This movie gets seriously sad you guys. The opening montage with Carl and Ellie was both beautiful and heartbreaking. Seriously, it hit me in the gut. Of course, this is a huge testament to how amazing the Pixar crew is at making these films. I can’t remember feeling this way about anyone in a movie in a long time, whether starring people real or animated. Maybe ever. You’ll want to give your lady or fella a hug

From there the movie made me laugh, feel tense and almost cry again later. Jerks. But seriously, this is a fantastic movie, but I’d probably watch Wall*E again before this because I don’t like feeling super sad, which is the same reason I don’t watch Finding Nemo on my own. Though those lobsters with the Boston accents are hilarious (“It was dahk, like WICKED dahk.”) Hehe.

Songs I Should Hate But Don’t: "Party In The USA"

As much as it pains me to admit it, Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” is one damn catchy tune. I know it’s been out for a while, but I haven’t been getting up early enough to watch videos on MTV, VH1 or Fuse lately, so here you go. Also, I wonder if her favorite Jay-Z song is my favorite Jay-Z song.

Confessions Of A Danger-ish Mind: Project Runway

Okay, I do watch Project Runway. I can honestly say that it’s because Em likes it, but I did sit there last night and watch the rest of the episode after she went to bed and Drag Me To Hell was waiting to be played in my DVD player. So, yeah, I guess I like it. It’s definitely not the most embarrassing TV show I like to watch, but more on those in future installments. As it turns out, one of the forerunners of the show is this girl/blonde amazon named Althea Harper who is from Dayton, Ohio. She’s won one challenge and finished in the high group three times and has never been in the low group (it’s crazy how up to date the Project Runway Wiki page is you guys). So, yes, I watch Project Runway and yes, Althea is the horse I’m backing in this race I was right about neck tattoo guy from a couple season back and even saw him being interviewed outside of the Wizard building one day. See, it’s in the same building where the Project Runway people used to stay when the show was still filmed in NYC. So, feel free to put your money on my girl, I’ve got the magic touch when it comes to these things. To be honest, though, Emerson was my pick up until last week when he get bounced, but secretly Althea was my pick. Seriously. I promise. Anyway, I’m super glad Shirin got bounced, she was crazy annoying, always bitching all the time.