October 4, 2013

The Weeklies #267

The Weekly Political Event. Shutdownapalooza 2013!

The Weekly Side Effect. It's been a very quiet week.

The Weekly Entertainment Event. We finally cut the cord. Bye cable!

The Weekly TV. My kids are fascinated with I Love Lucy. We showed them the candy episode - you remember the one, with Lucy and Ethel stuffing their faces full of candy on a candy-packing line - and they nearly passed out laughing. So we kept the hits coming and they loved each one. They almost didn't notice that it was in black and white. Now that's classic.

The Weekly Beer. Lost Rhino's Faceplant IPA.

The Weekly Read. For years my dad's been telling me to pick up one of Robert Crais' Elvis Cole novels. I finally did, picking up the first Cole novel, The Monkey's Raincoat. My initial impression was that it was yet another hardboiled crime novel featuring another snarky private investigator that would be anything but memorable. But after a few pages things started getting good. Then the got better. Needless to say, Elvis Cole made me a believer.

The Weekly Music. Who doesn't like a little progressive metal? Oh, you? Just ignore this then. Prog-metal masters Dream Theater unleashed their latest, the self titled Dream Theater. Does it rock? Oh yes it does. New drummer Mike Mangini unleashes his fantastic talent and the rest of the band follows.

Posted by Chris at October 4, 2013 7:27 AM | TrackBack

The guy I am dating would love you for your reference to Dream Theater. He's a huge fan.

Posted by: Liz at October 4, 2013 10:56 AM

You just CRACK me up. My parents have a tendency to dress up like Lucy and Ricky for Halloween because, well, they look like them. Would Mia like Shirley Temple?

Posted by: alektra at October 4, 2013 11:00 AM

So this is totally bizarre, but after commenting yesterday(?) I had a dream that we were at some family retreat thing, and everyone was introducing themselves, and I looked around the room and thought, "hey that looks like the Cactus family." So as we went around, you introduced yourself, "You can just call me Cactus, and this is my family - Beth, Mia, Owen." And I was all starstruck, elbowing my husband saying "hey, I read his blog! I've read it for years, and now I might even get to meet him IRL! And weird because we never met when we all lived in Monkeytown, and now we don't and now we're meeting!" So, there you go, you made the dreams of a stranger... thrilling, huh? :)

Posted by: punkinnoodle at October 4, 2013 5:29 PM
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