August 22, 2010

Mr Bean is funny, Chris Rock isn't, and other things I learned this week...

Life is an ongoing education, as they say... and no I dunno who the hell "they" are... so here is what I learned this week:

1- I would be much more successful on the teen tournament series of Jeopardy than in the regular brainiac version.

2- Mr. Bean's Vacation was on TV this week, and I watched it yet again, laughing out loud as I sat with the dogs in the basement. Apparently I am in the minority because I think Mr Bean is effing hysterical? You people are wrong, I am right, he is effing hysterical.

3- The new men's fragrance by Chanel, Bleu, is sexy as hell.

4- There is a catapult-like gizmo called an avalancher used to launch rockets towards mountains that are at risk of an avalanche, in order to start a controlled/planned smaller avalanche before there is a natural more dangerous avalanche. Hmmm, what could go wrong with this plan?

5- "Releasing the hounds" is farting.

6- Jaime Foxx's birth name is Eric Bishop.

7-It aint's easy being a rentboy. Okay, I didn't actually learn that, I read that online. Still, good to know.

8- 150 Orthodox Rabbis have signed a statement calling for the acceptance of gay men and women into Conservative synagogues. Most recent to sign on? Three rabbis from Shaar Hashomayim in Montreal, the synagogue where I went as a kid and where I had my Bar Mitzvah. This is big big big steps forward for that culture!

9- Chris Rock makes crappy movies, most recently his remake of Death At A Funeral. Prior to that, his remake of Heaven Can Wait. And some piece of dreck called I Think I Love My Wife.

10- The View's blonde right-winger Elisabeth Hasselbeck supports marriage equality and a woman's right to choose. Shocked the hell out of me, and made me hate her a little bit less. Not the same for Sherri Shepherd. She is still an airhead....


Damien Oz said...

# 8 rocks my world.......



Will Burke said...

My favorite phrase for #5 is "not bad for a quarter-inch speaker..."

If I had a blog... said...

Hi Brahm,

I love Mr. Bean...always have. "releasing the hounds" :) I havent heard that one before...I like it. #8...good! It's a start. I don't know much about Ms. Hasselbeck, but her "Views" on marriage and choice are a pleasant surprise.

Be well,

Kevin said...

#2 Mr Bean is stupid.

#3 I guess I am more than sexy as hell as I did not get my free sample of Chanel Bleu (guess I don't need it).

#5 Releasing the hounds? Really. Does that mean the song, Who Let The Dogs Out, is about farting?

#7 What were you reading to learn about rent-boys? Oh well, good thing I have my sugar-daddy.

#8 Cool.

#10 Good for Elisabeth. Agreed about Sherri.

Stan in NH said...

Good to know stuff. That's very cool about the rabbis. Wonderful news. I love Mr Bean. I have always thought CR was more angry than funny. Nice to see my thoughts are validated!

Ray's Cowboy said...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck still hate her, but love Whoppi.
Jeopardy love it both ways.
Mr Bean is ok.
May have to try Blue.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Bean Rocks :o)

Penny Lane said...

Love love love Mr. Bean. Can't stand Ms. Hasselbeck but you're right, that makes her a tiny bit more bearable. I like that 'Releasing the Hounds' business. Being married to a regular releaser and the mother of three boys, this expression will come in handy.

Yay Rabbis!!

pattypunker said...

ewwww releasing the hounds. love those rabbis though.

Didactic Pirate said...

#1: Yea I know that feeling. I was watching Jeopardy recently, getting right answers, feeling like a genius, until I looked closer and realizing it was Middle School Week.

#5.... is that a Canadian thing?

#10:Yeaaaaaa that's a reason to hate her a little less.She still sounds dumb as rocks when she speaks out loud, though. They should't let her do that.

Jabacue said...

Yeah for the Rabbis!
Like being 'wrong' once in a while...#2
Chris Rock better as a 'stand-up'.
Elizabeth H. is a small 'c' conservative liberal whether she'd ever admit it or not. And Sherri is very sheltered!
Mr.Bean can get on my nerves.

Mike said...

I have learned so much from this post that I need to sit down. Great stuff!

Tricia McWhorter said...

Glad to hear that about Elizabeth H.—I loved her in Survivor but since then...not so much. She just rose a few notches.

Lauren said...

Chris Rock bugs the crap out of me. I avoid him like the plague. Yay for the newest rabbis to sign on! And Yay for Elizabeth. I always took #5 literally... you have made my world a better place. I now understand.

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

I do love me some Mr Bean. I bet he is a wild man in bed.... wearing the ultra smexy bleu. And ^5 on #8!
Hasslecrack can suck it. Hard.

thelittlehenhouse said...

Are you sure that wasn't Kathy Griffin disguised as Elisabeth? Sounds too good to be true!

Bodacious Boomer said...

I've not been a fan of Chris Rock movies; but I think some of his old stand-up routines were hilarious. I don't know what's up with Elizabeth Hasselback. Is it the bleach or just some chromosomal abnormality?

Mrsblogalot said...

I can forgive Chris Rock for any bad movies because I still crack up at the reruns of Everybody Hates Chris. And I can remember the worst laughing asthma attack coming from watching one of his comedy specials.

And Mr. Bean can still make me pee.

TMI, but there you have it.

Dead Robot said...

Look at the font used in the posters for most of Eddie Murphy's movies. Then look at the font for most of the Chris Rock moves. Coincidence?

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

I agree on Hasselbot, usually she is a small-minded nightmare. But hey, if she is growing, or just trying to clean up her image a bit, I think is great. Not saying am a fan, am saying is a step forward.

And maybe 'releasing the hounds' is Canadian, not sure as was new to me also. Pretty sure farting is not just a Canadian thing though...

Deb said...

Mr. Bean is a riot, all the women from The View should all be hung by their fingernails over an alligator pit.

So there.

Wicked Shawn said...

Love Chanel, almost anything Chanel. Can we just agree that the world still needs a little class?

Speaking of class, thank you Rabbis!

Also, Hasselwhore, 2 rights do not make up for years of rambling misinformation and mindless talking points. Just sayin'.

Becky..AMHW said...

Rowan Atkinson is sexy as hell...yes even as Mr. Bean. I'd pinch his little tushy.

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