Friday, May 24, 2013
And it's the reality TV department of Fox.
Their new show is they go into offices, and make the
low level employees the bosses for a week, and they
have to decide on three people who aren't doing their
job and the worst person gets fired.
Yes a reality tv show, at a business where someone will
end up getting fired for real.
Not sure if they will do a follow up show, where the fired
person loses their house, gets an illness from the stress,
with a divorce to follow and maybe even commits suicide,
wont that get the ratings up!!
Of course the Fox TV people who created and run the show,
wont do an episode at their place of work, I guess it's more
funny to watch ordinary people, have their life's turned
upside, all in the name of our entertainment.
A completely grotesque concept, I urge no one to watch
this and I hope it gets cancel, just a cruel, nasty, vile
Fingers crossed there will be no copy cat shows like this.
I anit holding my breath.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Modern Family had it's season four finale tonight.
The show of course has been renewed. It ended on
a high, with what I thought was a sweet moment, involving
the Dunphy's youngest daughter, Alex.
Phil's mother had died, so they all went down to
Florida for her funeral, of course the side stories
were extremely funny, Mitch representing Gloria
on a false charge of running a brothel, Cam befriending
a bunch of old ladies, Jay tracking down his first, and
Phil's late mother's last wish of setting her husband up
with a nice lady neighbor.
For myself though, this episode was actually about
Ariel Winter, the young actress who has had a hell of
a year, who is now being looked after by her older sister
after her mother mistreated her.
Ariel Winter play's Alex Dunphy, the Dunphy's youngest
daughter who never breaks the rules and always tries to
do the right thing.
So in the show, Alex's grandmother leaves her a lighter, and
a note telling her, that the lighter was left in a cafe by Paul
Newman and she took it, and a guy who saw, didnt tell,
of course that guy turned into Alex's grandfather.
A beautiful message for Ariel and Alex, that's its okay
to break the rules.
A wonderful message for anybody really.
A wonderful season finale from a wonderful season.
Roll on season five.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Never thought I would do a blog post about
But I have figured out why, he got booed at
It's the public stance against his marketing and
his own inability to work out why he is successful
and his prima donna attitude.
A long long time ago I worked at a fast food
restaurant, we had a manager there, who's
sense of self worth was through the roof, he
treated people like crap.
Now some may say, Gordon Ramsay does the same
thing, the difference being is Ramsay paid his dues
and is truly one of the great chefs of the world, while
a manager at a fast food restaurant, clearly isn't.
So we come to Justin Bieber, a kid who has a nice
voice, and is a good looking young kid with such a baby face.
His fan base is mainly young girls and middle age woman.
But he's a kid who has never paid his dues, he didnt play
the cheap sleazy bars for ten years like Garth Brooks,
he didnt grow up in a trailer park and rap in
underground venues, like Eminem, he never played
in his parents garage like Kurt Corbain.
Yet he comes across, as the world should
acknowledge his talent and that he gets to
behave in a way that the rest of society doesn't,
I could kinda understand, if he started off his career
like the above people, having worked, toiled and
sweated his way to the top, but no, basically the kid
got lucky, and had the right people behind him.
To stand in silence at the BMA's like the world
should be hanging on your every word, was
embarrassing for himself, and he embarrassed
everybody in that room, he hadn't earned the
right to do that.
So we come to the main reason, why I think he got
booed, and that is marketing.
I live in New Zealand, and went to a local mall
today, I passed by a bookshop, and in the window
was a display for your very own Justin Bieber pen set.
Next to that was several Official and Unofficial Justin Bieber
autobiography's and next to that was Justin Bieber's secret
Now there is no way in hell, this kid knows all this stuff is
on the market, he would've course signed off on the
company to use his image, to whore yourself at such
a young age is truly shallow and not to know what
products are using your image, shows you have no
Everytime I log on to the internet and go to a news site
in New Zealand or the USA or anywhere in the world,
there is a story about Justin Bieber, every time I turn
on a radio there is a news item about him, read a newspaper
or turn on the TV, the same thing, it's like he is afraid if
we dont see or hear about him 24/7 we might not love him
or care anymore.
It's extremely grotesque that he would allow all these news
organizations, to keep doing this, believe me if the PR company
he hired, didnt contact the news outlets and PAY them to
do a story on him, he wouldn't be in the news.
But this is what this 19 year old man wants, every day on
earth, everybody on earth, must hear a reference to him,
it's quite sickening in fact.
The public shouldn't have to see blown up pics of him
kissing Selena Gomez, if the media stopped printing
these pics and stories, the world wouldn't care, yet
there is a whole team of PR people to make sure
these pictures will happen.
Every camera shot, every bit of hair, every piece of
his outfit is to make sure the world is thinking..
"That is one cool kid"
Now sure this kinda of marketing is now new, but
it has never, ever been to this extreme and the
attitude of this narcissist who is not very self aware,
is terrible and it will blow up in his face.
He could save his career, by not selling out at
every stop, and firing his PR firm, but I doubt
that is what he wants.
It shouldn't worry me, but I would love to go
one day without having to hear, what he is
up to, but that isn't going to happen, Justin
Bieber will make sure of it.
If it continues though, the boos will get a
Time will tell.
Old enough to go to an adult jail.
Not only did these four 12-13 year old thugs, rob
someone's house, twice! They felt the need to trash
By trashing this person's house, they showed a
superiority complex and a sense of entitlement,
also they showed their stupidity, by trashing this
house they ended up getting caught.
So what should happen to these little 12 to 13 year
Well if your old enough to commit an adult crime,
your old enough to go to jail.
Let see them act like little tough guys in prison.
When Steve Adams is drafted to the NBA, most
people are expecting him to be drafted in the top
20, his world will change and the New Zealand
sporting scene will change.
He will become New Zealand's most famous sports
person, ahead of the likes of Sean Marks, Ryan Nelsen
Wynton Rufer, and even Peter Snell.
He will also after his first year become our highest paid
sports person, he of course will be on the rookie wage
for his first season, but then his wage will sky rocket.
He is a seven footer, who has a great transition game and
a seven footer with a jump shot, yes a seven footer with a
So get ready New Zealand, for he's about to take the world
Enjoy the ride.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Best Finale since MASH.
Home run, out of the park.
Tender and warm, and funny with the exact amount of
emotion needed, with the characters staying true to
So many highlights, what an amazing idea by the
writers and producers to let the characters do
a talking head segments about their time at
That was the main point of the storyline, each character
got to say their goodbye, if your a fan of the office, you
will be in tears.
I agree with Jim, it was his best prank ever on Dwight,
to pull out as Best man, because he secretly had got
Michael to come back for the wedding.
I cheered and yelled, and then laughed as Michael Scott
delivered the greatest That's what she said, ever on the
Dwight giving Jim and Pam a huge severance package
was wonderful, and showed his true feelings and when
he said they could stay in his barn, it was classic Dwight.
Loved his talking segment, when he talked about his
co workers and ended with saying Jim was the best
man at my wedding and Pam is my best friend, every
office fan around the world, must of bawled their eyes
out at that comment.
The Line of the night, belongs to Michael, looking at
Jim and Pam and Dwight and Angela at the same
table talking and laughing and Michael says with
a big smile on his face. "It's like my children all
grew up and married each other"
So the story lines were
Michael and Holly have Children.
Jim and Pam are going to Austin for Jim's
sports marketing career.
Dwight married Angela and is the regional manager.
Kevin has bought a bar.
Erin found her birth parents.
Andy Bernard was laughed at on youtube but has
now found success at Cornell.
Darryl also works for the sports marketing business.
Toby was sad, but has bow cheered up with his coworkers
including him in the office.
Stanley lives in Florida.
Phyllis is still married and really misses Stanley and is
trying to fatten up her new co worker.
Meredith has been working on her Phd.
Creed got arrested for drugs.
Ryan and Kelly ran away together.
Nellie adopted Ryan's baby.
Oscar is running for State Senate.
To say this episode if ten out of ten,
does it a disservice, this was the best
finale since MASH. Nothing comes
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Office has one episode left, what can one say?
I started watching the office around season four, I
was so sure it couldn't hold a handle to the english
office, after watching season one, so I stopped
Then I decided to give it another go, and now it's
one of my favorite shows of my lifetime.
I feel bad, I only started to blog about it, around
season 8, and that was the worst season, so my
posts were negative.
I look back on the series with fondness, and a
sincere warmth, that other series, cant match.
Season nine has blown me away and has cemented
The Office as one of the greats, the tenderness shown
between Dwight and Pam, and Dwight and Jim and
of course Jim and Pam has come off so well, it's a
credit to all those involved.
Now with one episode left, what are office going
to do?, we can be thankful that we have nine years
of memories, we can watch and rewatch, we can
go back and see how the writers developed the
characters, we can catch references, we can truly
appreciate it for the wonderful piece of art it is.
Thank you to the office, it's going to be very sad tomorrow
to see you leave, what you given television, can never be repaid.
Hats off to everybody involved and roll
on the finale!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Jim and Dwight are surly TV's greatest ever couple.
Jim and Pam are up there too, but for me in the whole
history of television, no one comes close to Jim and
Bitter bitter rivals, with Jim's prank playing always seeming
to get the better of Dwight, but Dwight always had his
moments also, remember the epic snowball fight, sure
Jim hitting Dwight with a snowball inside was perfect,
but Dwight's epic snowman army, instilled fear into
Jim, that day might be considered to one of Dwight's
Yet despite being rivials, they always seem to have
each other's back's if someone else was trying to
pick on one of them.
Dwight's protection of Jim, when Jim was attacked, Jim
not telling Dwight's secret to the rest of the office and of
course Dwight's fondness for Jim's wife, Pam.
Now in the final season, with just one episode left, we
have been shown their true feelings for each other, a
deep deep friendship, an understanding that they come
from different places, but a true respect and a true
bond with each other.
This is why, I think this couple could be the greatest
TV couple in Television history, and one of the
reasons that The Office is one of the greatest
TV shows in history.
One episode left, Jim and Dwight will be missed
and will never be replaced.