Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's 3am in the ER. Finally cleared the cases. Was pretty insane when the night shift first arrived.

So now, it's time to wind down a bit and blog, haha. :)

Emmy Awards 2006

Watched it 'live' on Monday morning. Totally loved it.

Opening skit was a hoot, especially the bits involving House and South Park. The latter looks deceptively simple in its animation style, but still manages to capture a character's essence, as it did with host Conan O'Brien. More amazingly though, is how I instantly recognized Tom Cruise when the cartoon version popped out of the closet. Hilarious!

The rest of the show didn't disappoint, thanks to Conan's witty banter, a few creative bits ( Bob Newhart in a glass case ), nice tributes ( Dick Clark, Aaron Spelling ), funnymen ( Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert), and great winners' speeches ( Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Shalhoub, Kiefer Sutherland ).

My favourite spiel comes from the guy who spoke after The Office won for Best Comedy Series. Don't know his name, but here's what he said:

"Conan and I were room-mates in college, and I remember how we said that someday he'll host the Emmys, and I'll win an Emmy, and we'll lose our virginity.
We're still hoping it'll happen."

Did you get it? Cracked me up. :D

Too bad Grey's Anatomy didn't take home a statuette, despite its 11 nominations. But Jeremy Piven really deserved his award. Didn't I tell you he's HOT?

By the way, Entourage is getting lots more interesting these days -- it's about a month into its HBO run on local cable. Something about Aquaman and James Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio and Sundance and Hugh Hefner and Scarlett Johansson. Yeesh, why are you still reading this? Go watch the show darn it.

In Other News

Recently read a bunch of articles submitted by our local med students, and was completely blown away by them.

These aren't regular writers. They were just pouring their hearts out, with one ( a female in 3rd year ) being unintentionally funny. But that's a good thing. Loved reading her piece. Look for it in an upcoming SMA News issue.

To Do List - May Never Happen

Considering how time-constrained I am nowadays, I'm just going to print this out ( if I ever find the time ), stick it on the fridge door and watch the paper turn yellow.

1. Rent and watch every single season of 24.

2. Rent and watch every single season of Alias.

3. Rent and watch every single season of ER.

4. Rent and watch every single season of Chicago Hope.

5. Rent and watch every single season of The West Wing.

6. Rent and watch every single season of Desperate Housewives.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Now that I've sworn off cinema-going, there're additional DVDs to rent. I HAVE NOT seen Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean 2, and a whole bunch of other blockbusters. How pathetic is that.


Been meaning to write about this for some time but kept forgetting.

Recently caught a great comedy featuring actors who are also best buds in real life. They've collaborated on many other films in the past, and I have this recurring fantasty about them spoofing the medical profession someday. ( Maybe I can write the script, heh heh! )

The regular players: Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Luke and Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn.
Intermittent players: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd.

Past large-group projects: Zoolander, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Dodgeball, The Royal Tenenbaums.

Smaller-group projects: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Meet The Parents, Starsky and Hutch.

Current release: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Caught Anchorman on cable couple of weeks ago. Spoofs news reporters in the 70's, complete with big hair, swanky clothes, heavy makeup, sexist comments and kungfu-style street fights. Will Ferrell plays the lead character ( Burgundy ) and does it proud, being both loathesome and lovable at the same time ( possible only in the deftest of hands ). Look for a scene after his beloved dog gets hurled off a bridge ( see for yourself how that happens ). Burgundy bawls to his pal on the phone and had me in stitches.

Steve Carell and Paul Rudd deserve honourable mentions. The former is priceless as a dim-witted weatherman, while the latter excels at playing against type ( baby-faced but always doing the bad-guy roles ).

Another highly recommended comedy: Bowfinger, starring Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy and Heather Graham. Quite possibly the best I've seen so far.

Am off for some MacDonald's grub ( their delivery service is a veritable godsend ), then tuning in to Colbert and Stewart on Comedy Central.

Night shifts ain't so bad after all. :)

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