harry potter ridiculousness
Irish Catholic culture still holding it down! #soproud
The dichotomy! This is some american ridiculousity at its absolute best and worst
Ridiculously YUM. @drinkcheerwine is the greatest
I used to have ideas for TV shows and movies all day everyday. I would be on the M86 bus and I’d see someone in going out clothes and suddenly I’d have a whole backstory and inciting incident and half a first act. And the thing was, they’d really be good ideas, especially right after I’d graduated and my writing skills were as strong as they’d ever been.
Not anymore. The ideas I have are dumb, and have no foundation to stand on. My writing muscles are fat and old and get tired really, really fast. BUT tonight I had an idea, which was fun and exciting. I’m posting it publicly because at this point pitching a TV show is not really in the cards so what is there to lose? I also know I will forget it if I don’t write it down.
SO. This hour long drama will be called Sports Medicine. It will be about a doctor like Dr. James Andrews who seems to treat 97% of all professional athletes at one time or another. But I saw Dr. James Andrews on the sidelines of the Redskins game and he looked like he was mildly inebriated and if I didn’t know he was the owner of the preeminent sports medicine practice in the US, I’d think he was some Redskins’ executive’s drunk uncle who somehow made his way onto the field. The protagonist is this doctor, who will be a charismatic asshole. The series will take place in his practice in Birmingham, so crazy southern stuff can happen and there can be a fun dichotomy between this super ritzy doctor’s office and the super old timey small southern city. He’ll have a gorgeous, mid to late 30s ex-wife who he’s sort of still hung up on who is now married to a quarterback who he treated (and whose career he saved who is now an ESPN personality). He’ll have a son who’s pre-med at Auburn and a daughter in high school. His wife will be an ex-nurse, but very smart and if she hadn’t grown up in Alabama and gotten pregnant and married to Dr….Jamie Williams when she was 20, she’d have been an even better doctor than he is. Back to him…he’s a jovial semi-alcoholic who is personable and puts everyone in a room at ease. When his wife (I think her name is going to be Julie) left him, it took the wind out of his sails, but he’d never EVER be able to admit that. He doesn’t comically sleep with all the nurses in his office or 22 year olds, but he’s definitely having a lot of fun, and has no interest in a committed relationship.
There will also be a colleague who may be trying to take over the practice and who is jealous of the national spotlight his partner is always in (but they are equals—neither is a better doctor than the other like on Nip/Tuck).
An office manager can be the voice of reason—she’ll be like a second mother to Dr. Jamie Williams, who was actually best friends with Dr. Jamie Williams’ mother until she left Dr. Jamie Williams’ father and ran away from Alabama with a surgical supplies salesman. No one has any contact with her anymore, but there’s always the option for her to come back and shake things up.
The practice will have been his father’s, but Dr. Jamie Williams got it to the nationally renowned place it is today. His father is around, and will have had an illicit affair with the office manager which is scandalous because everything is scandalous when it’s a small town.
There are all the athletes who come through with medical cases and drama that comes with being a professional athlete. We don’t need to go too deeply into that here.
Dr. Willams’ son is in the closet (but very invested in sports medicine and wants to follow in his father’s footsteps). This is obvious, but he can have a secret affair with a closeted athlete.
There can be a new, female doctor who joins the practice who comes from Stanford but has family ties to Birmingham. She’s Doogie Howser-esque, and smarter than Dr. Williams. He did not want to hire her, but she’s the daughter of his father’s lawyer (but from his father’s lawyer’s second wife which is why she’s 10-13 years younger than Dr. Williams Jr.), so he had no choice. There will be lots of sexual tension here, and always drama because this female doctor (McCall Campbell will be her name) is the first person who’s given him a run for his money (with both his heart and his work) in quite some time.
THIS RIDICULOUSNESS HAS BEEN SO MUCH FUN!!!! More to come.
Christian Dior | Spring 1998 Couture
Christian Dior ridiculousness
Anthony Bourdain live-tweeting iCarly is the greatest thing in the whole world.
THIS IS THE SINGLE GREATEST MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF BOTH TELEVISION AND TWITTER
Calvin and Hobbes
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“amazeballs: You think it’s irritating that people overuse the word amazing, particularly when they pronounce it ah-mah-zing. But amazeballs makes you want to commit violence against your own eardrums. For realballs.
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You Do Not look “Mahvelous”
Okay, so first, this movie “Parental Guidance” looks painfully awful.
Second, is it me or is Billy Crystal becoming practically unrecognizable?
This looks like the worst movie in the history of movies. I would rather see Saw 16 than sit through this. SIGH Marisa Tomei.