After a long hiatus (but not nearly as long as Mad Men‘s), 30 Rock graced the screen again. Amanda and I ordered takeout, uncorked some wine and enjoyed seeing Liz, Jack, Tracy, Jenna and Kenneth all together again. There’s just something about a comedy that you can comfortably watch with your parents, friends, partners, bosses, etc. The writing is just fantastic and it’s a show I’ve never been disappointed with, especially with all of the guest stars that just happen to swing by.
While watching, my friend LeBaron texted me saying “Um. The day is almost coming when I may think about comparing you to Liz Lemon…” It’s an honor many people have told me. Mainly because we both wear glasses, are funny, witty, completely comfortable with ourselves, have just bizarre dating stories and dance to our own beats. But as LeBaron pointed out, these aren’t the things that sealed the deal for him. “The dancing and spraining the ankle did something to contribute. And the joint pain medication.”
Could this be the season Liz finds love while dealing with arthritic joints?
Yesterday, The Frisky continued their Nerd Girl Porn series with Funny Men. Basically, funny men who are hot. I must say, I agreed with nearly half of their picks. There is something about someone who can cut a joke (especially if it’s at their expense). I feel like girls always say, “I want someone with a sense of humor.” But it takes a real gal to truly appreciate the gift of side-splitting. And this gal does.
There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan. ~Sullivan’s Travels
Where in the world was Seth Meyers though?! He’s definitely my #1…Oh and Ben Stiller too…
Here are the ones I whole-heartedly agree with. Thanks The Frisky!
Vince definitely made his mark during "The Break-Up"
He even makes a great looking unibomber.
I'm a sucker for laughs and noses.
Not liking him would be like not liking Macs. Impossible.
He was adorable even as an alien child.
I never knew gray hair could look so good.
He really stepped up in "Away We Go"
An ad man. A funny man. A Missouri boy. Sign me up.
A few years ago, Kelly made this rule called The Seven-Year Vault. In it, locked away, were deep dark secrets, dumb mistakes and things we just wish we could forget. In theory, you are not allowed to ridicule a person based on a past memory or anecdote if it falls more than 7 years ago (it’s vaulted). And seeing as we’re coming up on our 25th bdays, that means, most of our high school shenanigans will now be vaulted. Sigh. Whatever will we do to past the time now?
Thankfully, this group of guys made up a similar vault (via Glamour’s Single-ish), The Vault of Crushes. The premise is simple, when a guy (let’s say Dan) is dating someone (let’s say Brooke) and another girl (let’s say Sarah) tells one of Dan’s friends that she thinks he’s cute, Dan’s friend vaults this crush confession. Then, when the day comes that Dan and Brooke break up, because everyone breaks up, the dude friends “Release the Kracken Crushes.”
I wish gals had a system like this. So during the mourning period, we just sit around and say who your new potential suitors should/could be. I just couldn’t help but laugh at multiple times throughout this video (note: Mom, you might not enjoy the daily banter of 20-somethings…). But seriously, gals need a break up video similar to this. No tears, no Ben & Jerry’s. Maybe a little Burning Ceremony (though don’t do it in a bathtub…) and an opening of a vault.
Meet Brian. He just moved to NYC from Milwaukee and instead of the typical dating path, he’s doing something to stand out as the alpha male in the largest U.S. city. He’s going on 30 dates in 30 days. He set up a Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and website. Basically, EDtv just birthed on the dating scene.
Here’s why I want to date this kid:
1) Clearly, he thinks in a whole different realm. If he’s putting this much thought in the strategy of dating, can you even imagine what his dates would be like?
2) I can get pointers for my new documentary/book “30 job interviews in 30 years”
3) I’ve been hesitant about traditional online dating. I’m glad Brian upped the ante on this one.
4) You know someone’s going to make a movie off this kid. Maybe a TV show? He seems like he would still be grounded in the glitz of it all. Another reason he’s sane.
5) I always loved those Coca-Cola commercials with people running with their friends on the train to a song. I’m sure we could get Brian’s friends to tape on our dates (yes, I would totally be asked back for more), edit in Final Cut and lay a fantastic track down.
Thoughts on Brian? And Chicago, step it up! Brian starts his dates on July 19. I can only imagine more commentary on the matter later this month.