February 24, 2006


It's Friday and I'm just now consuming my morning gallon of coffee. So, don't expect miracles. Instead, expect random.

1. I can't stop laughing at the term Jurassic beaver. Yep. Still 12.

2. All but one of you missed calling the worst show (my opinion) in the history of television yesterday - Small Wonder. Premise - brilliant scientist dad tinkers together a robot that looks exactly like a girl, keeps her in closet yet allows her to interact with his family which includes a son who's an obnoxious precocious prick like those kids in the Welch's commercials you want to smack around so bad. Hilarity ensues. Only not. This was bad, claw-your-eyes-out television, people.

3. Okay, okay...admittedly this comes from a source that might be somewhat questionable but apparently there was a reason Cheney had to be ordered to talk about the hunting malfunction...he was drunk.

I'll leave you with those tasty nuggets of blogging goodness this morning while I try to get my ass in gear. Happy Friday everyone!

Posted by Chris at February 24, 2006 07:34 AM

For years my wife has accused me of making "Small Wonder" up. She does not remember the show and said that it sounded too stupid to be real. I feel vindicated that there are other people out there who are also haunted by that creepy, creepy girl.

Posted by: gabe at February 24, 2006 07:59 AM

Jurassic Beaver cracks me up too.

Posted by: Bill at February 24, 2006 08:03 AM

Too tired to comment on any of your brilliant commentary today but am able to at least wish you a great weekend ;-)

Posted by: JuJu's Mom Linda at February 24, 2006 08:17 AM

Must not make Jurassic Beaver/nursing home joke. Must. Not.

If I ever saw Small Wonder, I must have repressed it, which seems to have been a good thing.

Posted by: Contary at February 24, 2006 08:18 AM

Ugh, Small Wonder... I had blocked that one from my memory, thankyouverymuch.

Posted by: amber at February 24, 2006 08:21 AM

Jurassic Beaver. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

Never heard of Small Wonder, but maybe I was already out of the country by then.

Posted by: Alison at February 24, 2006 09:03 AM

Jurassic beaver is funny.

I never saw Small Wonder, but the premise does indeed sound like it would take top honors in the "It makes me want to gouge out my own eyes" contest.

Posted by: donna at February 24, 2006 09:06 AM

Yeah, I had successfully blocked Small Wonder from my memory, until you just had to bring it up again. Thanks for that.

The first thing I thought when I heard about the "hunting malfunction" (and that's a brilliant little turn of phrase there) was that Cheney had been drinking. My male cousins down South hunt all.the.time and there is *always* alcohol involved. Always, always, always.

Posted by: candace at February 24, 2006 09:07 AM

I try not to remember small wonder because I used to have nightmares about it.

Also, I too laughed at Jurassic Beaver and how they were talking about how large it was. I must also be 12.

Finally, I heard that Cheney had admitted to having beer with lunch. And don't most hunting accidents involve alcohol?

Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Jessie at February 24, 2006 09:10 AM

Jurassic Beaver cracks me up too. TGIF

Posted by: Jenn at February 24, 2006 09:23 AM

Maybe the Jurassic Beaver will be on Cheney's next hunting expedition. LOL

Posted by: Michelle at February 24, 2006 09:27 AM

I'm not awake yet either out here on the left coast.

Have a good weekend.

Posted by: ann adams at February 24, 2006 10:25 AM

Jurassic beaver. Hee!

I remember Small Wonder, and agree that it was truly terrible. And I hate those Welch's kids too. Does anyone really think that kids who talk like they've got stuffed up noses are cute?

Posted by: bad penguin at February 24, 2006 10:39 AM

that show did indeed suck. and I watched every episode. wwwhhyyyyy???

Posted by: laura at February 24, 2006 10:53 AM

I know exactly how you feel, Gabe! My husband never saw Small Wonder either and still won't believe me. I liked the show, but I was also a little kid so therefore I thought it was funny.

What was the show where the girl was an alien? magic? and her dad lived in this box thing that sat on the side of her bed. And she could freeze time or something like that... I have very vague memories of that one, but J also doesn't believe that one existed either. I must sound crazy to him. :)

Posted by: Kitty at February 24, 2006 10:56 AM

Kitty, that was Out of this World. I believe the theme song was Swingin' on a Star.

Now excuse me while I go kill myself for retaining this information.

Posted by: Nicole at February 24, 2006 10:59 AM

I totally loved that show! Further proof that I have BAD ver BAD Tv tastes and will watch ANYTHING!

Posted by: Marie at February 24, 2006 11:01 AM

Jurassic beaver? It's been so long, I've got some cobwebs, sure, but I think calling it Jurassic is a bit insulting, don't you think?

Posted by: shelley at February 24, 2006 11:03 AM

I love my country, I fear and hate it's goverment.

Posted by: Angelia at February 24, 2006 11:09 AM

Glad I'm not the only one.

Posted by: Gobo at February 24, 2006 11:18 AM

Here is something to ponder:

Clinton shot a dress. Cheney shot his friend.

Seems a no-brainer to me.

Bill Clinton for President in 2008.


Posted by: JackassJimmy at February 24, 2006 11:32 AM

I'm afraid to click on the Jurassic Beaver thing. Maybe when the man comes home...he's bound to like it.

Small Wonder? C'mon. Classic TV.


Posted by: angela marie at February 24, 2006 11:48 AM

OH my god, I loved Out of this World. I completely forgot it exsisted. I still don't know what Small Wonder was though. Must have been before my time. And I figured from the beginning that Cheney was drunk, that's why he didn't want anybody to know he was involved. Can someone remind me why people hunt in the first place.

Posted by: Melissa at February 24, 2006 12:27 PM

Ooh, Small Wonder. I only remember that horrific show because Tiffany Brissette (the robot with a heart) was one of the few people from my hometown (Redding, CA) ever to grace the small screen. Her and Ashley Angel of O-Town. So sad.

Posted by: jen at February 25, 2006 06:36 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Tiffany Brissette doesn't have that show listed on her resume. If she does, she might want to consider therapy. Or the business end of a gun.

Posted by: Kevin at February 26, 2006 05:16 PM