We were saddened to learn that Jean Stapleton passed away. She had a varied career, but most of us will always remember her as the long-suffering Edith, the wife of the ever opinionated, Archie Bunker. Even though the show enraged some of the viewers because of Archie’s views, is also was an uncomfortable mirror of how many Americans felt about issues like racism, homosexuality, etc, and brought them out into the public arena for further discussion. The show still is relevant today.
Here are some trivia questions about a ground-breaking sitcom in which most of us were introduced to Jean Stapleton’s fantastic acting as Edith Bunker.
1. What film did Jean Stapleton turn down to play Edith Bunker?
A. Big Jake
B. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
C. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
ABC TV’s #1 Twisted, Fairy Tale Drama has cast a spell on TV audiences since it’s debut in 2011. We have learned that in the OUAT universe, Rumpelstiltskin could be himself, the Beast and a Crocodile all at the same time and not break a sweat. Even if you flow along with the wild plot twists and turns, you might be very surprised at an early decision that could have changed the show forever.
In general, Shopping is an event, especially on Christmas or on the way to a party that you should have bought something earlier. Anyway, shopping. It seems very simple, really. Going to a store to get something you need or want in exchange for money. Yup, it looks simple on paper, but nothing could be more difficult.
There are many differences between Shopping like a Man or a Woman.
Men contemplate their purchases for hours (before they get to the store), replaying the moment of purchase over and over in their heads. Grabbing the PS3, the Best Buy employees see him tear up a bit and start to clap and cheer, as he makes the long walk to the register lines. A few employees give him a high five as he passes them, and one slyly hand him a tissue to dry his eyes. Then, the magical moment happens as he resides in the #1 spot in line, and he hears those magical words, “I can help you right over here, sir”. It is almost like approaching the President, Angelina Jolie, or both. The man leaves changed forever, or at least until the credit card bill arrives.
Men are hunters. They know precisely what they are after. They find it, purchase it, and display it proudly for others to admire.
Women shop much differently than Men.
Women seem to consider purchases prior to making them. They talk to their friends about them, “I’m going to buy that cute leather jacket with the faux fur,” looking around to see the nods of approval.
However, when they enter said store, something strange happens – all the preparation gets wiped from their brains like in “Men in Black”.
They forget what they wanted, and become aimless wanderers in a sea of options. Maybe its the air curtains in the door, or maybe the mechanism that automatically opens the door. Not sure really.
I’ve seen women, brilliant women, that know so much about so many things become so – unsure of anything. As a matter of fact, sometimes they become zombie-like. If a couple is shopping for a baby shower gift, the the guy can walk up and say to her, “How’s it going? The baby will be in High School if you you don’t buy something pretty quick,” the response is a very vague, “Uh Huh”. That response is because the woman is caught in some weird universe know as Shopperia Major. It’s a place where their mind is shown so many options, that it blanks out and go from one side of the area to another looking for, No One Knows What.
Sure, a man can (try and move the process along and) say;
“That’s a great blouse/pair of shoes/travel mug, etc. honey.”
“Really? You like it?”
“Yes, I really do,”
and then it goes back on the rack, and the cute zombie you came with wanders off to not choose something else for another 20 minutes.
Everyone wants to win contests, but you normally can’t listen to a certain radio station all day to get the “Winning Word” then call in at a certain time or song. What if life happens and you miss the word, or don’t know the song to listen for to call in? It makes you not want to try to win, but keep reading, help is on the way.
or let’s say that you are watching a TV show to write down all the daily “Winning Words” to win a contest. What if you miss watching for a day or two? It makes you get cynical and give up on even trying, but buck up ‘lil camper we have help from lots of other people who want to help you out.
We heard about the hullabaloo about Alice Eve having a scene in her underwear in Star Trek: Into Darkness and we wanted to look into this ourselves and see if Men could appreciate Women apart from their boobs. So, this blog post is about Men appreciating Women for more than their boobs. Take our test and see if you can NOT look at Alice Eve’s boobs. Starting Now.
This movie was great. It’s a comedic mystery film about Nicholas Borelli growing up from a geeky, overly protected young man into the strong, adventurous Nicky Deuce. The story involves Nicolas visiting his mysterious Uncle Frankie (Steve Schirripa) and his Grandma Tutti (Rita Moreno) in Brooklyn, meeting the darling, Donna (Cristine Prosperi) and soon after becomes a part of mob-ish capers including a Sopranos mini reunion (of sorts) including Steve Schirripa, Michael Imperioli (The Doctor), Tony Sirico (Charlie Cement), Vincent Curatola (Paulie), and of course, James Gandolfini (Bobby Eggs). There are lots of great moments in this film, but the best to see Noah Munck growing beyond the Gibby in an ensemble we’ve been used to and now seeing a more mature Noah stepping into the role as star.
Trivia Part Two: You can get another mob-ish connection with Noah back in iCarly’s “iOpen a Restaurant” episode when Gibby gives an homage to the 1990 film Goodfellas in the Billy Boots and the restaurant fight scene.
The After Party
After the screening, there was a reception in the Arclight Cafe. It was so great to see many of the stars attending the premiere also chatting it up at the reception. There was also a raffle to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (Such a great guy and a great cause.). It was a great evening already, but then we spotted Andy Dick (fresh from his great run on Dancing With The Stars), and he was so cool to take some time for some pictures and chatting it up with fans. He is a very cool guy.