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See What I Did There? (January Look Back, 2014 Look Ahead)

2 Feb

February 2, 2014

January was a pretty interesting month around Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride. We talked about a lost and lonely bear, I had trouble being seated in an empty restaurant, and Allan Keyes wished harm on subway tool Lucas. I lost my temper at the post office, wondered what kind of car Darth Vader would drive, and the Tepid Zombie popped up to tell us he liked to snack on fingers. There was bad spelling and bad cosplay, Dennis Rodman and The Fay Guy eating a cheeseburger. Lego, language, and interplanetary carnage all appeared in the blog last month. I pondered a mysterious cup and Mike Monge presented his version of Boba Fett. Frank Perdue fought Colonel Sanders and the Northeast fought the Polar Vortex. There was whole lot more, including pigs, Justin Bieber, and lots and lots of farting.

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It was a good month. But what else was it?

It was a month without a single rerun. Even on Sundays, where in the past I’d post the Sneak Peek of the upcoming week, I posted new blogs. OK, they weren’t all winners (Chachi blog, I’m looking at you) but 31 days of original material every day is pretty good. And take this into consideration: I ended December with about 2 solid weeks of reruns, and the month before had some reruns around Thanksgiving week. I also abandoned the old schedule. The Imponderable, which had been a Friday staple, appeared once on a Tuesday and never again. Saturday also saw only one Saturday Comics last month. And then, on February 1, I took the day off.

So what does all this mean? First of all, I went a month with no reruns to prove a point: that I can do it. (And have done it, over and over.) All this Daily Write nonsense? Just do it. Write something and put it up. Secondly, I tossed the schedule out the window. If I find a good story for The Imponderable and it’s ready, I’ll run it on a Monday. All Keyes submits his rant on a Wednesday? I’ll run it then. And a month with no scheduled features? Who needs them? The only thing I plan to stick to is, if I find I do have a Saturday Comics, I’ll run it on Saturday only since I do like the idea of reading the comics on the weekend. Old-fashioned, I know. Plus this way I don’t have to change the logo. And don’t expect to see regular Sneak Peeks. In a nutshell, if I have something to run I’ll run it.

And if I don’t I won’t. I have something like nearly 2,000 blogs on this site. What do I need to prove? So, your Daily Dose of the Absurdities of This Absurd World will be more-or-less daily. I can afford to take a few days off.

So expect more of the same, just a little more random than in the past, for the rest of 2014.

Meanwhile, this is Super Bowl Sunday, so I’m off to Mr. Blog’s Tailgating Party!



The Celebrity Apprentice: THE FINALE!

20 May

May 20, 2012


And we are live! Trump is on his way (pre-taped) in Mario Andretti’s race car to the studio. And his hair looked better at the end. Expect a lot of clips and flashbacks.

The contest is interspersed between live clips of the returning contestants. The Magic Johnson snafu? Solved. More video is on the way. Debbie Gibson is complaining about being micromanaged but like Clay said, he is the only one who can get fired tonight.

Adam Carolla is going to write material for Paul Sr. and Teresa, which is a relief for Lisa. Problem is Arsenio needs to take control.

Clay is doing a carnival theme since his charity is for children. When they get to the event space, he finally gets to see the sketches from Debbie’s cousin, which may be undoable.

Clay to Aubrey: “Would you let me do it, since it’s my show?” Aubrey got upset because Clay was “stepping on her toes” and “without us there would be no show.” Can I say one last time, SHUT UP YOU OBNOXIOUS SELF-CENTERED NOTHING? Thanks, I will.

Next comes the Lou montage: 378 clips of Lou saying “110%.” Lou’s rebuttal: “I raised $41,000 for my charity.” Lou wins.

Victoria Gotti called Lisa and Aubrey “crude rude and classless.” That was John Gotti’s daughter speaking, please bear in mind, so she should know. That was the pot calling the kettle black but in this case the pot is correct.

The events start and the big donors get in first. They only have 75 seats each so if you were on line and were planning to donate 50 bucks forget it.

We then had the Lisa montage, which made her look about as good as you’d expect.

Trump to Paul Sr.: “You’re a much different guy on Celebrity Apprentice than we’ve seen elsewhere. Which is the real Paul?”
Paul: “This is.” HAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaah! This is the real Paul Sr.:

The events began with Clay and Arsenio onstage together talking about their charities. It is nice that they seem to genuinely get along. It continued with Adam Carolla’s stand up, which was actually pretty good considering I did not like him befofre this show. Most of the humor was at Trump’s expense. The Donald is usually a good sport about that.

During Clay’s show, Dee and Debbie sang baby love. Would you have expected that from Dee?

Aubrey sang I will survive and said: “Everyone knew I should have been in the final two.” Once more. SHUT UP YOU OBNOXIOUS SELF-CENTERED NOTHING.

Penn and Teller did some of their act and, despite the lousy way Penn came across, Penn and Teller is a show not to miss.

Dee sang, Clay sang, they all sang. It was only in small clips but I think Clay put on the better show.

It may sound like I am giving the show short shrift today, but like all finales there is a lot of fluff.

So who raised more money in the finale? Clay, with over $301,000. but don’t feel bad for Arsenio’s charity, he gets to keep the money he raised.

At 10:30 Clay and Arsenio entered the theater for the live show.  After the break they sang together, Lean on Me. then another break.

When we come back, we are treated to a montage of past Celebrity Apprentice winners. Then Clay and Arsenio explain why they should win. “I don’t want my mother to sit through me losing on tv again,” said Clay. “I was always number two. I need to be number one,” saiud Arsenio.


The winner is…………..


Mr. Blog congratulates you!

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