I didn’t catch all of Saturday Night Live last night, but thanks to DVR & Hulu I was able to fast forward to the important parts. I mean in essence the entire episode was decent, but it’s weird for me to envision Daniel Radcliffe beyond his role as Harry Potter. In my mind he will always be Harry Potter, the same way Robert Pattinson will always be Edward Cullen from Twilight.
It can be hard breaking out of a character, but Radcliffe did show a different side of him I haven’t really seen before. It was great seeing him play some comedic roles, and he seemed to fit into the cast chemistry of each sketch. It wasn’t like he was out of place; his acting was believable and worked for the tasks at hand.
Some of the sketches I found funny were the usual Target Lady who is horrible at her job as a cashier and always gets distracted, Spin the Bottle, and the Ricky Gervais Promos. Now as far as the Spin the Bottle sketch, it’s not what you think. It’s this hilarious sketch in which every time Radcliffe spins the bottle he ends up having to kiss a homeless man instead of the beautiful girl he has a crush on. It’s so funny seeing him never get to kiss the girl, but instead always kissing a random homeless guy. It’s gross, but hilarious!
That sketch was the funniest out of all of them, but I really did enjoy watching the Ricky Gervais promos. He is always such a jerk at the Golden Globe Awards, so you know SNL had to make fun of it. I’m not sure if he is really that much of a jerk in real life, but I do know seeing him on Curb Your Enthusiasm and being such a jerk to Larry David made me be like, “Hmm, I don’t like this guy. He was mean to Larry David.” LOL I know it was scripted, but still! He just has this vibe every time I see him on television that makes me not like him. So when SNL did the promos I found it pretty funny because he is always being so pompous and outright rude, but the way SNL did it was too funny!
Of course there were some other sketches from last night’s episode, but I don’t have much to say about them. But check them out for yourselves below. I thought the Headz Up App was funny too, and I could totally relate to it! Man texting and walking can be so dangerous, but if an App like that existed then I’m sure everyone would use it. LOL. We’ve all had times in which you almost walk into a wall because your busy sending a text. Then you try to play it off and act normal, even though everyone around you is glancing over at you. SMH…a mess!
But like I said, check out the videos below. What did ya think of Daniel Radcliffe’s acting? It’s different from Harry Potter, but it’s pretty good! He’s actually good at comedy!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I’m finally back on the Internet, but at least I didn’t have to suffer in misery while waiting for Verizon to get it together. Comcast came out on Saturday and hooked everything up that evening, so I’ve been enjoying TV a lot the last few days. The season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm was so hilarious and the new episode of Always Sunny in Philly Comes on tomorrow; I can’t wait!
So many good shows come on during the fall, but one of my favorite things to watch every year is the Miss Universe pageant. I may not be a big fan of Donald Trump (he sponsors Miss Universe and Miss America pageants) but I do enjoy seeing so many beautiful women from around the world and their gorgeous evening gowns. I don’t have a problem with women participating in pageants, I just have an issue with little girls on Toddlers and Tiaras dressing in such provocative clothing. If you’re going to be provocative, at least be the proper age and have provocative worthy assets. I’m just saying.
I know men probably like to check out Miss Universe for the swimsuit wear, that’s okay too. I’m not some mad ranting feminist that is against pageants and women showing off their beauty. I only have an issue when women try to get a man to take care of everything for them and don’t see it fit to have a real career, these women are essentially known as “golddiggers” or “basketball wives.” I’m really against marrying/dating someone just because of their status or bank account, it’s pitiful. If you’re going to get a man that is extremely successful, then at least do yourself a favor and have a career & money of your own as well.
But I digress. Golddiggers or not, the women in Miss Universe this year truly showed off the variety of beauty across the world. While most of the women in the Miss America pageant tend to always be super skinny White women, the Miss Universe women come in a variety of size, shapes, and colors. One of the women this year, Miss China, happened to be 6ft tall (same height as me) and had a collection of over 200 heels. Tall girls represent!
A Miss America hasn’t won the Miss Universe title since 1997, but can you blame them? Why pick just a typical blond or brunette White girl from America when you have a international collection of curvy exotic women. A lot of the women at this years competition where fit but still had curves and needless to say, a lot of the Latina women and the winner Miss Angola had some junk in the trunk. It just goes to show that American fashion images shouldn’t be the standard of beauty, exotic curves should be celebrated. I’m not saying go out there and get butt implants and big boobies, but if you’re curvy then tone it up and work with what you’ve got.
I’m glad that this years winner, Leila Lopes who represented Angola, was a brown skin sistah with curves. It’s rare to see a lot of Black women make the top 10 in the pageant, but her evening gown was stunning and she walked with such poise. The dress was perfect for her 5’10” figure and her hairstyle was such an elegant choice, she totally showed that Black women rock! Seriously, she really did her thing and became the first African Miss Universe. It usually goes to a Latina or some other exotic beauty, but this year it actually went to a brown skin beauty.
Of course you’ve got naysayers out there every year with this pageants and the winners chosen, but who cares! The 25 year old is doing things for her country to help fight aids and poverty, so she isn’t just an airhead marching off her beauty. So, congrats Miss Angola for becoming the Miss Universe 2011 and continue being that beautiful brown skin sistah that walks with the epitome of elegance. You go girl!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I may often have a hard time deciding on my favorite movie, but when it comes to deciding my favorite television shows; that is an answer that comes easy. My top two favorite television shows are Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Both of those shows and my obsession with them can be attributed to my personality. If you don’t find Always Sunny and Curb funny, then you probably won’t like me. I can sometimes be outlandish, neurotic, sassy, and often off in my own little eccentric world. Always Sunny in Philly satisfies my hunger for raw idiotic comedy and Curb is the perfect comedy choice for neurotic antics.
If you’ve been watching the 8th season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, then you probably saw the third episode that aired on Sunday night. In the episode Larry as usual got himself into a series of social mishaps. Larry David is always finding a way to utterly piss off people and have an neurotic approach to social protocol. He doesn’t follow the rules and he doesn’t play nice, he’s a “social assassin.”
I had never heard the term “social assassin,” but I must say it’s awesome! A social assassin is someone (especially Larry David) who doesn’t take crap from anyone and isn’t afraid to knock down social protocols. Larry doesn’t care what people might think about him. If he has a problem with the minor details that makeup a social interaction, then he will bring attention to it. In the episode that aired on Sunday, Larry called Suzie out on the sound she makes after sipping a refreshing drink, he told this man’s wife to stop saying LOL in verbal conversation, and he got into some drama with Funkhouser.
Larry David is the perfect example of a “social assassin” and in some ways it’s not a bad thing. I often wonder if people are actually as abrasive and neurotic as Larry David, but it’s worse when you find yourself agreeing with his antics. A majority of the time I agree with Larry, he’s pretty, pretty good(if you watch Curb, then you know how that’s supposed to be read.)
The art of being a social assassin is precise. You have to be able to meticulously break down every moment in social interactions and call out the things that bother you. The premise of a social assassin, in the case of Larry David, is the question “Why?” Every moment in life is countered with a “why?” Larry often finds himself wondering why people act a certain way. He’s on a mission to call out people on their faults and those basic social interactions that are protocol to a normal human being, but an insult to Larry.
I wouldn’t want to be called a “social assassin,” yet Larry takes it as a compliment. I as well do find that people are usually taken aback and impressed by those who are bold in their approach to life. There have been plenty of times when people complimented me on my daring personality. I’m never afraid to say my mind, I just chose moments that I find worth bringing to attention. I’m not going to get pissed off and analyze why someone sips their drink a certain way. But I may get annoyed by their dull story and conversation that doesn’t have an end in sight. I’m far from being deemed a “social assassin.” My sassy personality and my instinctive nature to be sometimes socially and politically incorrect may be daring, but I leave the social assassinations up to Mr. Larry David.