“What does it mean that the only two movies we actually saw,” says Spence, “The King’s Speech and The Fighter, were the big winners last night?”

“It means,” says Admin, “that we’re hip and cool.”

I open my eyes. Admin and Spence are hip and cool? Is that what I just heard? We got involved with some hipsters once, a case that all came down to a pork pie hat and whose was it. Hats, of course, smell just like whoever wears them but more so, meaning IDing the perp – happened to be a traveling graffiti artist name of Wanksy – wasn’t much of a challenge. But the point is Admin and Spence wouldn’t make you think of Wanksy in any way. Funny thing right now is how pleased with themselves Admin and Spence are looking.

RIP: Duke Snider

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125 Responses to “Oscars”

  1. B.Stover
    9:12 am on February 28th, 2011

    What shall we do about it Chet?! Hey, there’s a new thing over to the right that I have to look at…probably tweets.

    Good morning Chet and everyone.

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:34 am on February 28th, 2011

    Good morning Bee! I hope you’ve recovered from last night’s Oscar frenzy!

  3. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:45 am on February 28th, 2011


    Oscars!… No one messed about last night, they were all on their best behavior….snort!…Made for a tad boring show. The Social Network didn’t win too much. I only remember one award going to them…sniff!….I’m so happy Colin Firth won best actor. Too bad a Pom won best supporting actor…derrr!

    Hooray!….Today is the last day of rotten February!….yeep! ….Onward and upward!

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 am on February 28th, 2011

    Kirby!… Is your secret coding device working? Have you been receiving or not?…sniff!

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:03 am on February 28th, 2011

    Rio: I just saw the end part of the show, when the best actress, actor and picture awards were given. I don’t know how Anne Hathaway did with the rest of the show, but I thought she was pretty quick on her feet when she flubbed an introduction. And I liked how they ended with the children’s choir singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the winners joining them on stage. Since I haven’t seen any of the movies that were nominated — except Toy Story 3, Mom brought that home on DVD from the library! Good movie! — I wasn’t too interested in the rest of the show. Mom has wanted to see “The King’s Speech” ever since it came out, so maybe she’ll finally get around to seeing it now.

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:10 am on February 28th, 2011

    Rio: Oops! Yes, it’s working. I just forget to check it because I don’t get a lot of messages on it. But I just checked it and saw I had a message. I’ll have to reply tonight because Mom has to leave and get her oil changed before work — I mean her car’s oil; she’s not an oily person! Meanwhile, I’ll check out some of the information you gave me so I can report back in a more informed fashion!

  7. Siber-H
    10:27 am on February 28th, 2011

    Wookie said tht he was going to get a treatment and accupuncture today so let’s all send healing thoughts and prayers his way.

  8. Melanie
    10:28 am on February 28th, 2011

    They are looking for NYC hipster extras right now Chet. Perhaps you could let Spence and Admin know?

    From some of the entertainment sites, this Oscars are being called the Worst Ever.
    Didn’t like the hosts, and thought that maybe they spent $5,000 on the set.

    Haven’t seen any pictures or video yet.

  9. Melanie
    10:31 am on February 28th, 2011

    On it Siber-H and speaking of healing, how’s your mom?

    This came up that items that are made with wind power would have this next emblem on them.

    Cool, though I hate to see what emblem they would use for those items made with power from composting . . .

  10. Siber-H
    10:35 am on February 28th, 2011

    Thanks for asking, Melanie…mom is still recovering…a little improvement each day. She is still pretty weak, which annoys her to no end. I think she is considering a flu shot next season.

  11. Basil and Sage
    10:40 am on February 28th, 2011

    To (kinda) quote the Great Bard Shakespeare:
    “The first thing we do, lets kill all the weathermen!”

    To quote another great wordster:
    ” Ice, Ice, Baby!”

    We have invented a great new sport – it’s called Corgi Coasting, and its accomplished by putting Corgis outside, on a hill that is covered in ice. Its a riot! At least with their short little legs, they don’t fall down – they just put their little butts down and skid til they get to the bottom of the hill.
    Siber would love it!

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:46 am on February 28th, 2011

    Melanieeeeeeeee – Basil and Sage are pickin on us! They laughed at us when we went outside for personal reasons, and skidded down the hill on our butts.
    Stinking kats – they get to stay inside and do their stuff in a BOX!
    Can Patsy and Franklin and Mac come and rescue us?

  13. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:47 am on February 28th, 2011

    Herbs: The question is, how do they get back up the hill?

    My best to Wookie and SiberH’s mom!

    Gotta go now — see y’all tonight!

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 am on February 28th, 2011

    Coasting!…Sounds like the Corgis are loving all that Ice…snort!

    Sheen!…That Charlie dude is crazy. It’s like watching a mad man who is in complete denial….sniff! …Now he is at war with CBS and thinks he will win….scary! …He wants 3 million an episode for that lousy show he used to be on….grunt!

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:52 am on February 28th, 2011

    Hmmmm… Rio’sdescription of Sheen sounds like someone else in the news. Wonder if Charlie and Khadafi (sp?) are related?

  16. B.Stover
    11:07 am on February 28th, 2011

    Kirby: I didn’t get involved in the Oscar frenzy. I like reading about it the next day. I’m glad Colin Firth won. I’ve liked him ever since I saw him in A Month in the Country with Kenneth Branagh and Melinda Richards. (He was great as Darcy and had some interesting interpretations that he explained in an interview especially about the marriage proposal scene.)

    SH: I’m glad your mom is feeling better.

    All my best thoughts to Wookie.

    Have an appointment to see the allergist (only for another test).

  17. B.Stover
    11:10 am on February 28th, 2011

    B&S: It sounds to me as though those Corgis are very smart!

    Or is it Miranda Richardson? (Vanessa Redgrave’s daughter who tried tragically last year.) And, of course, the above reference to Darcy is from Pride and Prejudice (A&E production).

  18. Mollypop
    11:35 am on February 28th, 2011

    I’m back in ski country! It’s nice to visit Sam but much better to be back where the air is so clean.

    Wolfie – On the blog page, below the Comment box, there’s the Browse box. This is not available on the iPad. You can see where the button is located and it’s low-lighted. The rest of the box is not there.

    You can import pictures from the iPad into your computer and then post them as usual.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    11:36 am on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, We might not agree on Ricky, but we are in total agreement on Charlie.

    Not trying to be an armchair analyst, but he does sound a wee bit manicky.

  20. Lola and Franklin
    11:53 am on February 28th, 2011

    I don’t think we watched it. The humans here are getting too old to stay awake for the big awards at the end, but Alpha Mom does go to every single movie, while Blog Mom and Daddy go to none. I guess that balances out. Anyway, Alpha Mom picked The King’s Speech for Best in Show…er….Best Picture. I wonder if that makes her hip and cool. I tend to doubt it.

    Oooh, I saw a welcome there to Mango and Dexter who are two of my best blogging friends. I’m glad they visited.

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:18 pm on February 28th, 2011

    MagPie!…Did you see the interview with Charlie on one of those morning news shows?….grunt!….He would be a good commercial for all the reasons not to take drugs…snort!

  22. Melanie
    12:29 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Just checking in. The Plaster Dude is walking on a plank over our stairs. It’s a LONNNNGGGG way down. Glad I’m not doing that.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    12:39 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, Yes, we saw Charlie on the morning news. They said he tested clean in his urine test, but there is definitely something wrong with him. He says he is way to smart to die from an overdose, but we’ll see. He measure a 10 on the obnoxious counter. We here never did watch his show anyway, but a lot of people love it.

  24. Melanie
    12:46 pm on February 28th, 2011

    So I looked at the “Best Dressed” and the “Worst Dressed” women at the Oscars. I, obviously, don’t agree with fashion.

    Though I think the young woman (14) who starred in “True Grit” looked great and was dressed beautifully for her age.

  25. dawson
    12:49 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Admin: You’re hip and cool? For some reason that made me laugh.
    Dexter and Mango: Now they look hip and cool.

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:54 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, Melissa Leo messed around a bit last nite? Did you catch her speech?

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:58 pm on February 28th, 2011

    MagPie!…Didn’t you love how according to Charlie he is the smart, special one and everyone else are Trolls and idiots…heh!…Even the guy who was interviewing him looked like he wanted to punch him out…grunt! ….He also didn’t seem to have any regard for his fans, if he still has any that is….snort!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oley!…Is that the actress from The Fighter? ….snort!… I was only partially listening to her, so I missed any worthwhile jokes….grunt!

  29. Barb & Maggie
    1:06 pm on February 28th, 2011

    WAY overuse of the word Trolls! It’s a wonder that the cast can work with him if he is always like this. Will be interesting to see any interviews with his father or brother.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    1:10 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, She dropped the F-Bomb “accidently”.

    Bee, Are you referring to Natasha Richardson, who died in the sking accident? She was Redgrave’s daughter.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:17 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Bleeped!… Yeah, we saw when she was bleeeeeeped out …heh!….That really was the only mishap of the evening though. Boring!…snort!

    Actress!…Miranda Richardson was one of my most favorite actresses. Very sad the way she died so unexpectedly….snort! …I used to watch all the Black Adder shows. She played ‘Queenie’ and was hilarious. She was also in a lot of great movies too. Remember The Crying Game?…snort!

  32. Melanie
    1:37 pm on February 28th, 2011


    Dan’s new birdhouse. The chickadee does winter over here. Have not heard his Spring call though.

  33. dawson
    1:54 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio: Miranda Richardson is alive and well. It is Natasha who died.

  34. dawson
    2:01 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Melanie: I like your photo of the chickadee.
    Healing thoughts being sent to Wookie.
    Basil and Sage: The image of Tupper and Gilly sliding down the icy slope on their bums is very entertaining. 🙂

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Dawson!…Oh Thank goodness!…snort!…I remember hearing about the skiing accident, at the time I didn’t think It was Miranda, but then this morning Stover said it had been Miranda who died. I assumed she would know….grunt!

  36. B.Stover
    3:17 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I was going to ask why there are not “best dressed” and “worst dressed” men and then remembered that men all dress the same.

  37. B.Stover
    3:24 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio: Miranda Richardson is still alive….thank goodness. (She is wonderful. She can do anything–She was in Damage, Enchanted April and she was wonderful as Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter/Goblet.) B&M corrected me (thank you). I meant Natasha Richardson…such an awful accident and she was so beautiful.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:28 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Tuxedos!….There was one guy with a questionable looking tuxedo, but now I can’t remember who it was. It buttoned funny…sniff!

  39. B.Stover
    3:29 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Love the picture Melanie. Chicadees are around here all year. They have been singing their spring song as have the cardinals.

    Well, none of the millions of doctors I have seen know what caused my pneumonia/collapsed lung. (Perhaps it really was pheumonia.) There is no blood or skin test for sulfite sensitivity. But after today I know that I’m not allergic to shrimp….thank goodness. Only if they use sulfite for preserving it. (I have diagnosed myself.) I’m feeling tip-top.

  40. B.Stover
    3:31 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Tuxedos don’t look much different from the usual boring suit and tie. Most men have no sense of fashion.

  41. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:03 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Greetings everyone. Thanks for all the well-wishes again. Had my third chemo treatment today and the oncologist thought my lymph nodes had shrunk back to more-or-less normal size and my blood work was improving, although my red cell count is still somewhat lower than it should be, leaving me a little anemic, but it is movinging in the right direction now. I’m resting at home comfortably now (its raining here, so not much to do anyway). We did have some thunder last night, and I know how upset it makes my mom, so I graciously went downstairs with her last night to keep her company after the thunder (or maybe it was the other way around — not sure).

    Re Natasha Richardson, her death following a skiing accident was really tragic. She was really great in the remake of The Parent Trap (opposite Dennis Quaid), one of the few movies where the remake was as good as the original. It was also the start of Lindsay Lohan’s career (she played both twins), such a promising start but clearly downhill more recently.


  42. Wölfie
    4:10 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Why does everyone think that Charlie Sheen is doing drugs? He cured himself in a nano second with his magic fingertips. Just ask him!

    Can you believe that that this obnoxious jerk was being paid $2,000,000 a week? I can think of many charities (esp dog rescues) that would benefit immensely from that kind of money.


  43. dawson
    4:23 pm on February 28th, 2011

    B.Stover is feeling tip-top and Wookie’s numbers are moving in the right direction. Siber H’s mom is feeling well enough to post on the blog. And up here we already have 4 hours more daylight than we did at the winter solstice.

  44. Melanie
    4:33 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wöökie: Glad to hear that things are improving!

    Wölfie: Snicker, YSAS would take just 2,000 a week! Maybe even 1,000 or someweeks $20 bucks!

    B.Stover is feeling tip-top! Cool.

    Hi Dawson, are you off for a while since you were working all weekend? We’re gaining 2 minutes of sunlight a day. I think you are going faster than we are.

    BTW: I HATE shopping. For anything really, but the grocery store has moved stuff around and I can’t find anything. I’m not telling PT Ted how much walking I did just find the cheddar cheese!

  45. Siber-H
    4:34 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Thanks for reporting in, Wookie.
    You too, Stover, glad you are feeling tip-top.

    I hope we will have soon heard the last of Charlie Sheen. I don’t mean I want anything bad to happen to him, but I wish he would just go away and be forever quiet.

    Love the photo, Melanie. What a cute little birdie that we don’t have here. Dan built a really nice bird feeder.

  46. Mollypop
    4:34 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Natasha Richardson, skiing with no helmet. My Mom and Sam’s Mom and girl have skied that same hill for many years. It’s at the very bottom of the mountain and quite flat. So sad because it was such a freak accident. Unfortunately, Mom sees a lot of simple falls that could have been helped by someone wearing a helmet.

    Mom can’t make anyone wear a helmet but she can sure can make the suggestion. Particularly when she sees someone skiing in the woods without one. Think Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:35 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wolfie!… He cured himself with his new Mind over Matter technique!…snort!… I couldn’t get over how he was slamming AA for their incredibly incompetent work….grunt ! … He and Lohan should get together and solve all the world’s problems… snit!

  48. dawson
    4:37 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Melanie: This week I have Monday and Wednesday off. Tuesday is usually a day off but there is a Hazardous Materials course I get to take.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wookie!… You are my hero!…snort! ….Good job on getting through the treatment today. Now go take it easy the rest of the day pal! ….sniff!

  50. Mollypop
    4:39 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Melanie – we love chickadees. They call chick-a-dee-dee, and when there’s danger, they add more dee-dees.

  51. Mollypop
    4:43 pm on February 28th, 2011

    The increase in daylight minutes speeds up as we approach the equinox. It’s at its slowest at the solstices. I don’t mind that at the summer solstice, but oh boy, that winter solstice is just too dark, dark, dark.

  52. Wölfie
    4:45 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wookie, I’m glad you’re doing okay!

  53. Wölfie
    4:47 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Now Charlie says that he’ll do a season 9 IF he is paid a $20,000,000 signing bonus plus $3,000,000 an episode!

    You know, that might be enough money to spay and neuter most of the Kats and dogs in the USA!! Wouldn’t that be awesome????

  54. Wölfie
    4:50 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Did anyone else figure out the inside joke on Quacky? I’m still not sure that I am right.

    If I am right, shouldn’t there be a prize for being the first to guess it? I think a prize would be a good idea!

    4:57 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I can’t believe we are even wasting more time commenting on Charlie Sheen, but he is just such good gossip fodder that we can’t resist! Yes, he blinked and he was cured. Furthermore, AA only has a 5% cure rate because they are fools and trolls, but Charlie has a 100% cure rate as of his blink. He also is underpaid at 2 mil per show, so he is going to hold out for 3 mil. All sounds very plausible to us.

    We have chickadees here, and they are Lily’s favorite. She loves to say Black Capped Chickadees.

    That was very sad about Natasha Richardson, who died of a brain bleed in 2009. A year ago Barb tripped at the office, flew across the room, and hit her head on a sharp corner of the desk. Everyone at the office said “You ARE going to the E.R., remember Natasha RIchardson?”

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wha!?…. Wolfie, If Chucky Cheese gets that deal I will eat the couch…grump! … I’ve never been able to watch that stupid show of his. It is far too vulgar and ignorance runs rampant….snort!… Give me Raylan and Boyd any day…heh! … Fire in the Hole!

    Quacky!… I am hoping my copy will show up on the doorstep this afternoon….snort!….In fact I am going to go TRACK IT!…gruff!

    5:04 pm on February 28th, 2011

    We are glad Wookie is doing better this week.

    Wolfie, If you guessed corrctly, maybe we can get Charlie to turn over his 20 mil. signing bonus. You would put it to far better use than Mr. Sheen, for sure!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:08 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Books!…. Looks like Killer Blonde by Laura Levine shipped on the 23rd. Quacky shipped on the 25th….snort!… One or the other has to show up today….grunt!

    5:31 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, we just read This Pen for Hire, and are finishing Last Writes, by Levine. They are funny!

  60. B.Stover
    6:06 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wookie: I’m glad you’re doing well.

    I’ve never seen the tv program with Sheen. I was wondering why they didn’t just fire him and hire someone else but I suppose for contract reasons that was not possible.

    Wolfie: I want to know what the inside joke is in Quacky. The thing I picked out was a play on words so I’m sure that wasn’t it.

  61. Melanie
    6:26 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I found out where my second Quacky book was.
    Seems I only bought one.
    So I bought the other one and it should arrive sometime this week.

    I also sent out an email about a video that showed Discovery approaching the Space Shuttle, taking from the GROUND. Really thought that was awesome.

    Unfortunately, my brother sent back saying “No link.”
    So I sent him the link and wrote, “No brain”.

  62. dawson
    6:43 pm on February 28th, 2011

    There is a blow by blow critique of the Oscars at the Village Voice website by Rosie Gray and 2 colleagues.

  63. LizF
    6:44 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Chickadee is the cutest name. I didn’t realise it was a real bird! Nice call Melanie on the 14 year old girl from True Grit, she looked really lovely.

    Hooray for Wookie!

  64. Melanie
    7:08 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Are we still dissing CS? His publicist just quit, and CS said, he couldn’t quit, because he was firing him.

    Very strange. Can’t figure out if it’s drugs or brain damage on drugs.

  65. Melanie
    7:49 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Dawson, That is funny with Rosie and her 2 colleagues.

  66. LizF
    8:07 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Charlie Sheen – it’s like watching a runaway train…

    (Hey Rio, nice use of pom up there.)

  67. Melanie
    8:17 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Hi LizF, Night LizF,

    Another early night. Tomorrow (8 AM!) the Plaster Dude is working on my workroom ceiling which is right next to my bedroom. I now have to put everything away and seal it up with blue, easy to pull off tape, so that when he is done, the plaster dust and paint fumes won’t be in everything.

    What fun . . .
    Better than the alternative of having the ceiling fall in though.


  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Stover!… You are very fortunate to never have seen Sheen & Company’s show…grunt!…It’s amazing they even allow it to be shown on prime time…sniff!

    Rosie!….Is Rosie back at the Village Voice??…snort!… I didn’t realize. But I should have….grunt!…Drat it all, I’ve missed out on a lot of her sarcastic, witty writing I bet…snort!…I’ll have to catch up with her. She is her father’s daughter in some respects. Although, she really is hip, unlike, well whatever…heh!heh!

    Melanie!…It is drug abuse that leads to brain damage which leads to the break down that is Charlie Sheen…snort!…Sad. Because he used to be very talented….sniff! ….Don’t let the roof fall in on your head! Keep the Pack safe!…gruffle!

    OLD!…Our old computer is really acting up tonight, so posting will be a minor miracle – hopefully I won’t disappear completely…grump!…Someone..cough!…needs to go buy a new one NOW!…growl!

  69. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Bee, We don’t watch 2 1/2 Men either, but it is in its 8th season and CS is probably the highest paid t.v personality on the air. The show, in our opinion, is mindless garbage, a total time waster. It however, is very popular. When Charlie started spouting off last week, and making anti-semitic comments about the show’s producer, they did cancel the rest of this season. That was sort of the start of this whole debacle.

    On a more positive note, Denise Richards, his first wife (I think), with whom he has 2 daughters, is a big animal rescue person. She has been on Dog Whisperer, and she is a spokesperson for dog rescue. She was on tv last week promoting Pup my Ride, which goes all over the U.S. driving dogs to no kill shelters, foster homes and forever homes. She seems pretty normal.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Liz!… I thought the Pom was excellent in The Prestige with Hugh Jackson….snort!…Other than that he’s always gotten a lot of bad press about his personal life and I decided I quite dislike him….grunt!…I really wanted Geoffrey Rush to win last night along with Colin Firth…wheeze!…Even though I have not seen the movie all the clips I’ve seen of him in this movie are wonderful…heh! (also Australian!).

  71. Wölfie
    9:04 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I have never been able to sit through a single episode of 2.5 Men. Mindless dribble, in my opinion.

    Bee….you may be right. The inside joke(s) I saw were visual, not a play on words.

    I wonder if PA will ever fill us in? I am so curious I can’t stand it! I bet Rio will figure it out in no time flat!

  72. Wölfie
    9:08 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I just read a story about Larry, the resident cat at 10 Downing Street. Seems like there is a big muck up about him “sleeping on the job” and not being much of a mouser. We should send Magpie over. She would get the job done in no time flat!

  73. Barb & Maggie
    9:16 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wolfie, I would be happy to help out with a rat problem, any time, any place.

    We are on the same page, because we just wrote “mindless dribble” up above, then couldn’t recall if it should be dribble or drivel, so we changed it to mindless garbage. Funny, don’t you think.

  74. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:18 pm on February 28th, 2011

    We made our guess on Quacky several days ago, just want to make sure for credit if we are right. I will wait for Rio to get his before I repeat our guess.

  75. Barb & Maggie
    9:19 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, Are you talking about the Pom with the “ginger beard”? Hasn’t he been involved in some abuse or bad temper displays in the past?

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    9:21 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oh my dog…I am sooooo embarrased.
    This morning, Mama put us outside and there was lots of ice and we slid down the hill. That was okay though, cuz Mama came to the downstairs door and let us in.
    But then Gilly insisted on going back upstairs, and then she wanted to go out again.
    And she skidded down the hill on her little Corgi bum again.
    So, she came and barked at the back door, and Daddy let her in.
    Then she went upstairs and asked to go out again.
    Mama let her out, and she slip slided down the hill again, adding a full 360 in the process.
    And she came to the back door – came in – run upstairs – went out – slid down – came in – ran upstairs, etc. She did that for about 6 trips while Mama and Daddy laughed.
    I on the other hand was mortified! We are CORGIS! We are ROYALTY! AND, our cousins were in a movie that won a whole bunch of awards last night. And Gilly is acting like a …a….a COMMONER!
    Oh the shame….
    This is even worse than last summer when she insisted on trying to herd a snake in the back yard.

  77. Mollypop
    9:21 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wolfie – We should also send Alice Magnolia Johnson. Between the two of them, every mouse in London would be gone.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Wolfie!….If I ever get the damned picture book I will try to figure out the inside joke!….grump!…Nothing came today I tell you! NOTHING!….sob!sob!sob!…. What’s a Pug to do???…..sniff! ….She doesn’t care. She’s just happy she has one more useless day left at the not-busy-at-all place and then has five days in a row OFF OFF OFF!….gruff! ….We both can’t wait! What will we do with all this time?….snorkel!… I haven’t been clued in on that yet. Which makes me highly suspicious….gruffle!

  79. LizF
    9:22 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Maggie, come here, soon – I and my neighbour have several rats that are making themselves more and more at home.

    Rio – you’re right about the pom, although he was also good in Batman Begins. The Fighter has now disappeared from local cinemas, bummer. I’ll have to go see True Grit, i think.

    I sheepishly admit that I’ve often enjoyed 2 and 1/2 men and found it pretty funny.

  80. Mollypop
    9:24 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I give Gilly an 8.5!

  81. Mollie (a black poodle)
    9:25 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Sutter Brown now officially California’s First Dog.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Gilly!… heh!snort!heh!….Too bad you guys didn’t capture Gilly’s Gliding on video!…chorkel!…Now that would have been fun to watch….snort!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Liz!!!….For Shame!….snort!

  84. Wölfie
    9:28 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I can just picture Gilly sliding down the hill. Ha ha, it makes me laugh!

    Dribble? Oh. You are smart to say garbage because I can’t remember which one it is supposed to be, either.

    Just read Rosie’s blog on the Oscars. Very funny! Myles isn’t the only one who thought James Franco was getting high during commericals. Please say it isn’t so!!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Corgis!…They look like really big guys in a small guys suit!….grunt!…Just like me! I’m a big guy in a little guys suit…snort! ….I’m not as long as those guys though and I definitely have a tail, even though I’ve never seen it…sniff!

  86. Mollypop
    9:30 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio – Your books – marauding goats – need a lynx.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Franco!…He was definitely high the whole show….snort!snort!…I think what’s her name was just really happy to be there and loved the performance….grunt!…Hathaway, that’s her name and don’t forget it…sniff!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Molly!…. My books! My Quacky! They’ve all been eaten and pooped out by now….groan!….This is horrible. Just horrible….sob!…I hate those Goats. Those ungrateful marauding Goats!…growl! …The Lynx are in danger of being distinct so it’s not like we can just go buy one at the store….snuff!….What is a Pug to do, I ask again. What a day!…grump!

  89. Sam
    9:39 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio, I’ve seen your tail and it has a pretty green ribbon on it. hee hee

  90. Mollie (a black poodle)
    9:39 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Rio: Have you seen this show? It is coming back in June. It is “Memphis Beat” about a detective. It has good music. Here is a sample, you can see episodes here. (No one was killed in this video).http://www.tnt.tv/dramavision/?cid=61294

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    9:43 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Hooray for Sutter Brown. We’re pretty sure he is a cousin too!
    And Rio – we DO too have tails – we are just very discreet about them.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Sam!…That’s just rubbish! Honestly!…grunt!

    Mollie!…I will watch the video when we have a break in The Good Wife….heh!…That gorgeous gun expert is on that someone here can’t take her eyes off of…snuff!

  93. B.Stover
    9:52 pm on February 28th, 2011

    You mean drivel…meaningless talk.

    And Gilly trying to herd a snake….LOL!

    On that, good night all.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 pm on February 28th, 2011

    We saw Memphis Beat and liked it. Wasn’t Jason Lee in it?

    Molly, Alice and I share a name, Magnolia, if you remember.

    We would have liked to see Gilly sliding down the hill. Too bad i’s not captured on video.

    Dribble or drivel? Bee can tell us.

    Now that you mention it, Franco;s eyes did look a little funny!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Mollie!…No!…snort!…Won’t be looking that show up real soon…grunt!

  96. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:19 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I like the gun expert too on Good Wife. I am waiting for my favorite The Closer to come back. Don’t tell me you don’t like that one.

  97. Barb & Maggie
    10:25 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Mollie ABP, The Closer is our favorite too! But we agree with you, Memphis Beat was good.

    Bee, thank you for clarifying for us.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Mollie!… The Closer is excellent! Unfortunately, I don’t think it is On Demand, so we usually miss it…grump!… The whole disliking Memphis thing really has to do with her being forced to be there for work in JULY and hating the whole freakin’ town and state at the same time…snort!…The music is grating to her, so I know she will never look for that show…snuff!…I am at her mercy on this one…sniff!

  99. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:28 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oprah (which I don’t usually watch) interviewed Ann Hathaway, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush & Tom Hooper today.

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 pm on February 28th, 2011

    We like the Closer too, but does it seem to anyone else that it seems to have gotten a little further away from the original concept that Brenda had sucha gift for interrogation? She still does it, but somehow, it just doesn’t seem as “smart” as it did before.
    Kind of like how West Wing started sliding before that last pitiful season.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Gary Cole!…Gun Expert!…Handsome guy some here believe…sniff!…Looks like we won’t be seeing a whole lot of him anymore on the Good Wife….gruff!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on February 28th, 2011


  103. Tupper and Gilly
    10:36 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oh sure – the great and powerful computer genius can add the blinkin’ facebook sidebar to the blog, and yet cant’ figure out how to fix the freakin’ dark side.
    Sheesh – we’re going to bed!

  104. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:36 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I just read Colin Firth was so flustered after he left the stage that he left his Oscar in the bathroom…He got it back though…

  105. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:39 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Why is that Facebook thing there? I don’t do Facebook, so I don’t know.

  106. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 pm on February 28th, 2011

    T & G, This next year is the last one for the Closer anyway.

    Another show we really like, although different from these others, is Parenthood. It is on NBC I think, on Tuesday. Does anyone else watch it?

  107. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:45 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Barb&Maggie: Yes, Jason Lee plays the detective. I like the different songs he sings at the end of each episode.

  108. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:49 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I’m getting tired of being taken back to page 1 every time I refresh. Barb&Maggie: Oh no, I didn’t know the Closer was leaving. I am disappointed. I love it when her Mother & Dad come on. The guy that plays her father was on Northern Exposure I think.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Facebookie!….heh! I mentioned it during the Oscars last night, but no one seemed to notice the intrusion…grunt!

    Mollie!…That show Parenthood is one of our MOST favorite right now!…gruff!…Really an extraordinary show for TV these days…snort!

  110. Barb & Maggie
    11:09 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Mollie, Barry Corbin is the actor who plays the father,and he was on Northern Exposure, however, he usually did not watch it.

    Parenthood looks like it will be really good tomorrow. They are going to deal in more detail with Asbergers. When we first started watch the show, some of the characters seemed so intense that they bothered us, but now we are used to them.

    We are going to bed. Night all.

  111. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:11 pm on February 28th, 2011

    I did read a review of Parenthood. It said it was very good but had a lot of characters to keep track of. It probably is hard to watch if you don’t start from the beginning.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Fans!….We here are big fans of the late great show called, The Gilmore Girls….snort!….Lauren Graham has been a faveorite of ours ever since. She is why we started watching Parenthood right from the beginning and it only has gotten better and better! We’ve probably seen the Gilmore Girls episodes at least 6+ times each…truly!…The young blond lawyer on The Good Wife, who switched sides, can’t think of his name right now, had his big start on Gilmore Girls…heh!

  113. Barb & Maggie
    11:13 pm on February 28th, 2011

    That was supposed to say we did not watch it. I am sure Barry watched it. Heh!

  114. Barb & Maggie
    11:19 pm on February 28th, 2011

    There are a lot of characters, I suppose, as it is 2 parents and their 4 offspring and their families. But after watching it for a while and seeing all the samre characters each week, you become very familiar with them. The acting is good, and the show has some well know actors on. Rio, did you know Lauren Grahan dates the guy who plays her brother on the show? Not Dax Shephered, but the other one.

    Now we really are going to bed.

  115. dawson
    11:20 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oh no!
    This is the double dark side. All the comments have disappeared.

  116. dawson
    11:30 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Oh, whew.
    It must’ve been my computer. I re-booted and everything is normal. Good night all.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:43 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Night!…We were actually watching the latest ep of Parenthood, but too tired to continue…heh!…So good night and sleep tight!…snort!

  118. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:47 pm on February 28th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Dad had duty tonight, and when he got home he turned on the radio, and Dan Patrick was interviewing John Smoltz — former pitcher, primarily with the Atlanta Braves — and Dan was asking him about baseball movies. Then he asked him about his least favorite baseball movie. Guess what? “The Fan.” He said it had some unbelievable scenes, especially the rain scene — something about standing water. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the movie — would anyone who’s seen it more recently care to elucidate?

  119. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:00 am on March 1st, 2011

    Rio: Watch your secret decoder tomorrow morning. I found some interesting intelligence during my research today!

    Meanwhile, goodnight y’all!

  120. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:03 am on March 1st, 2011

    We love, love, love Parenthood. Mom got the entire Gilmore Girls dvd for christmas.

    Rio, I am pretty sure that the lynx is not become distinct heh heh

    Macy out

  121. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:09 am on March 1st, 2011

    Oooh — one more thing. My boy bought a new computer screen during an online auction and it looks like the marauding goats let it through, but they must have headbutted it first because it doesn’t work. Of course, they got a little help from the guy who sold it to him, since the box wasn’t long enough and he compensated by leaving the flaps out and putting a piece of cardboard at the end. Luckily my boy complained to the auction site and they’ve deemed the other guy at fault and he has to return my boy’s money. I guess it’s a good thing they don’t know about the marauding goats!!!

    P.S. Has anyone here looked up the word “maraud”? It didn’t look right when I typed it, so I looked it up. My dictionary defines it as “to raid and plunder“! Is there a connection between the marauding goats and the plunderers??? Pondering here!!!

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