Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

It goes without saying that Jimmy Fallon is killing in the late night television realm.  Late Night was a breath of fresh air in the somewhat stale format.  When he took over the Tonight Show, this tasty treat had sugar sprinkled on top because it was moved to a more reasonable time for old people like me.

So, we had a winner, winner chicken dinner already with just Jimmy on these things and then someone thought to throw Justin Timberlake into the equation and what we have is some of the best television ever.

That team is hilarious!  So, thank you, NBC for listening to the whispers of God when he said, “Pssst.  Invite JT on and let’s get something going.”  And thank you, God, for thinking of that little bit of heaven on Earth.

Here are some of my favorites (beyond the obvious History of Rap series).



Please, someone who can make things happen on the TV, make a show centered on this duo.  Pretty please?


OK, OK, I know I’m a little late to this party.  One might argue: fashionably late?  Wikipedia tells me Skype made it’s debut in 2003.  For those of you who aren’t good with the numbers, that’s 10 years ago.  Hey, I’ve never claimed to be hip to, or welcoming of, technology.

I’m kind of ashamed to admit that.  My birth certificate indicates that I’m 30 but perhaps I act more like I’m 86.

Little old lady from Pasadena.

Truthfully, I suppose I’ve just been lucky in that I’ve not really needed an account until now.  A good friend of mine moved to St Louis and I wanted to see her family’s faces while we spoke.  So, Skype and I became good friends.  

Just last week, I created an account and announced my triumph on Facebook, as is required.  I took this photo to showcase my good looks.


Yesterday I participated in my very first Skype call!  Yes that’s right!  One step closer to modernity.  Soon you’ll see me with a smart phone, I’m sure.  I think that’s how this sort of evolution works.  

The message popped up saying that Silviya was calling and I hit the answer button with excitement.  And I’m talking real excitement; none of that mamsy pamsy soft clicking, no sir!  I’m talking about a loud smack of my finger on the left mouse button! Immediately I saw her smiling face and heard her say, “Do you have a video camera or do we just get to see this lovely photo?”

Thanks, Skype, for that learning-on-the-fly experience!  Thank goodness my husband was here to instruct me on how to activate the camera.

All in a day’s work for this engineer. …. no really, my degrees actually say that I am an engineer.

Happy 2013, ya’ll.

The Kids in the Hall

This probably goes without saying but I like love all of the Kids in all of the Halls!  My love affair with these Canadians began in middle school, when CBS aired their show much later than I preferred to be awake.  By the time I finished high school and began college, Comedy Central was airing repeats from 2p-3p which was perfect.  In college, I actually avoided classes that fell during that time slot.  One must have priorities.

Why do I love this show so much?  I think it’s the absolute ridiculousness of every single sketch.  KITH rarely makes me laugh out loud, like I do when listening to Bill Cosby, but I always have a smirk on my face.  The smirk is how you know it’s really smart.

You may not find this surprising but I kept a running list of quotes from the show that I liked most.  You never knew when you would need a good AIM Away Message or just a pick me up after a sub-par exam.  Here are some of the gems; most of them don’t sparkle here like they do when heard in the context of the sketches.

“Drum LOST!” “Drum FOUND!”

“People think I got the power because I got the monkeys. Nope.  I got the power because I’ll let the monkeys loose.”

“I’m tired. I’m salty. I require sleep.”

“Slipped my miiiiind.”

“It is so cold out there my head nearly fell off!”

“Fake Mom!  Vinyl Mom! Sweet and Low MOM!”

“If my head were veal, which I know it is not… how much would it be worth?”

Mark McKinney is my favorite member of the group and I was once gifted (by the ever-awesome Gabe) an autograph which reads, “Hi Jackie. I’m Mark McKinney. (signed) Mark McKinney”

I once made my friend Ian his own bottle spoon head party inspired by the one seen here:


And here is another brilliant sketch about the only kind of landlord one should ever have: