Monday, May 19, 2008

In Da "House!"

I was just kicking back, flipping through the TIVO'd finale of "House." Watching them go through the usual stuff. You know how House works. The Doctors earnestly in good faith fuck everything up until, at the last moment, in a flash of inspiration they get it right.

The right thing they got came in the 3rd act. 13, one of the doctors who works with House, is having an emotional meltdown moment. She takes refuge in the lady's room, sitting in a stall. Right over her left shoulder is a sticker that says "Vote For Change '08." Then they cut to her feet. House's sneaker comes under the stall divider and he says "Wide Stance."

That's beautiful and subversive stuff. During the conversation, taking place in a bathroom, where at least three republicans that I can think of off the top of my head met their downfalls. We are reminded which party has the bathroom lurkers. Everytime they cut to the gorgeous young actress playing 13, there it is, big as life and twice as lovely, "Vote For Change '08."

To top it off, they did this on Fox.

Sometimes I remember what it was that I loved about living and working in Hollywood.

They did this on Fox.



Blogger Deborah Newell said...

Holy shit.

No, I didn't watch this--we don't have Tivo but we do have three-vo! Ergo, not so much telly-watching Chez Tornello, not unless we're still conscious after dealing with lads and shuttling them off to bed.

We did manage to watch the movie Michael Clayton on DVD the other night, and that was fabulous.

Again, this on FOX? Wow wow wow.

Hope, baby! It's as fresh, sweet-smelling, and beautiful as a late spring morning, huh?!

5:11 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

that is too great! thanks. i don't watch the show but it sounds like a good series.

did you guys eat all the ice cream? i was forced, FORCED i tells ya, to raid my freezer for the ben and jerry's i had stashed there. ; )

7:23 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

no, most of the ice cream (2 gals) is waiting for the party this weekend to celebrate the end of the school term. sorry 'bout forcing the ben and jerry's on ya. they are fairly decent commercial ice cream. hell, they're better than decent, they're pretty damned good. although, geography and the season actually work together to make home made ice cream my best choice. the nearest grocery store is about a half hour drive from me. yesterday's high was 112°. ice cream is off the shopping list until the fall. late fall.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

112!!! geeezzz, the hottest it's ever been here was 102/103, years ago. the rugs were hot under my bare feet then. i can only imagine 112. tho i do better in heat than in cold.

i love ben and jerry's phish food most of all. i haven't had home made ice cream since i was a kid.
my unofficial aunt was pennsylvania dutch and she made it and the best root beer i've ever had.

end of school. how terrific.

p.s. thanks for the recipes. i look forward to them and the pictures.

anymore pictures of your pets and horses and others??

9:30 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yeah, interesting that some of the more subversive shows like South Park and The Simpsons have found a home on FOX. The realist in me says it's all about money, and they don't really care who they're pandering to as long as the bucks flow in.

Surely they don't buy into the liberal gags and story lines (?)

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lisa, I think there's also a difference between what shows on Fox News and what shows out of their entertainment side. I suspect the entertainment division (or whatever it's called) isn't anywhere near as driven by politics or ideology.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow on all counts. Wow!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Brave Sir Robin said...

Very nice.

Sorry I missed it.
I don't watch many actual shows.

3:56 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I'll have to sit this one out since I have never seen the show.

5:09 AM  
Blogger somewaterytart said...


10:06 PM  
Blogger Old Dominion Blue said...

Very, very cool. I need to watch me some House. Besides, Kal Penn is on the show, and I totally have the hots for him.

4:40 PM  

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