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Seminal Television: MMC

This is what I do when I’m doing nothing, post short entries, sometimes with a video. The releases of two of his movies, the underwhelming Drive and the promising The Ides of March, feeds our continuing obsession with Ryan Gosling. I’ve seen the Frank McCullen sketches in the Mickey Mouse Club show, but let’s look at his stint as an R&B singer alongside Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. via HuffPo.

Ah, he used to enunciate. I love how he sings using his hands and how everyone in the 90’s wore sixteen sizes larger than what they’re supposed to. Apparently he abstained from the dancing element in the MCC boot camp, which might go against him if he ever wanted to be in a musical. Gosling as Enjolras!

Seminal Television: Web Therapy

Lisa Kudrow is doing her Emmy press tour for her show “Web Therapy” that she produces and stars, sounding like the time Phoebe visited Paul Rudd’s parents in Friends. The only thing that reeled me in is her visit to Chelsea Lately of all places, where she reveals that the surprisingly divisive Meryl Streep was in the show. Gotta watch that. This first one is the least funny of Streep’s three episodes but it starts the story out between Fiona (Kurdow) and Streep’s character. Seriously, I think the Friends alums are funnier after the show went on permanent hiatus. Her and Cox anyway.

When you double click on the video below, leading you to YouTube’s website, there are Iron Lady trailers on the right hand side. I refuse to watch that shit.

Seminal Television: Jason Sudeikis

ph. NBC

The ‘Seminal Television’ series will probably only be used for now until someone in “SNL” or on TV in general has sexy hair or a sexier hair piece. Or if any of my nice friends will watch “Mildred Pierce” with me in the comfort of their own home. I’ll bring alcohol!

Seminal Television: CSI

‘Anyway we had a good time in those days, you know. You could walk down the streets in this town, 15-20 years ago. With 50,000 bucks stacked on the top of your head – in SINGLES! And nobody would bother you. Except this guy.’

ph. CBS

I know, worst late tribute ever. Also, my co-worker saw him at the airport. She’s a big fan, but he says, jovially comforting ‘I’m just a regular person.’ Awesome guy. RIP.

Seminal Television: Friends

So Chandler (Matthew Perry) talks about the freebie list that he and Janice have made up. Chandler gives his friends his list. Kim Basinger, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry – she’s been around that long? – Yasmeen Bleeth and Jessica Rabbit. Remember supermodels? What used to be a ‘horny dude’s’ list in 1996 seems kinda awesome now, because what kind of guy would put Doutzen Kroes in their freebie list?

ph. NBC

Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) – Chris O’ Donnell, John F. Kennedy Jr. – gross, because he’s dead – Daniel Day-Lewis, Sting and Parker Stevenson. Good taste. And trust me, there are girls out there who would put Daniel Day-Lewis on their freebie list today.

Ross (David Schwimmer) overthinks the exercise as usual – Uma Thurman, Winona Ryder, Elizabeth Hurley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dorothy Hamill. 60% of those people also aged like wine. Too bad he bumped Isabella Rossellini and Susan Sarandon off his list. But then, if Isabella Rossellini stayed on the list, they would have done it “Green Porno” style. And she’ll be the top.

This is kinda the reason why I miss the 90’s. Despite the terrible haircuts and boring fashion, the sex symbols were the kind of men and women you imagine to have a conversation with after coitus. Thank God we have Christina Hendricks and Anne Hathaway – I know, right? – and Olivia Munn and Penelope Cruz and Freida Pinto and Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon and Jude Law and Daniel Craig and Christian Bale.

I’ll edit this post and share my list if you share yours. I already have clues up there. But then like Monica (Courtney Cox), first the boyfriend. Then the list.