Monday, April 28, 2008
In honor of National Cubicle Day, here are some of our favorite moments from Mike Judge's 1999 cult-classic tribute to the wage-slave ...
1. "Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say, in a given week I probably only do about 15 minutes of real, actual, work." —Peter (Ron Livingston)
2. "There was nothing wrong with it...until I was about 12 years old and that no-talent ass-clown became famous and started winning Grammys." —Michael Bolton (David Herman)
3. "No, not again. I...Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam? I swear to God, one of these days, I just kick this piece of &@#% out the window." —Samir (Ajay Naidu)
4. "Oh, and remember: Next Friday...is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans." —Lumbergh (Gary Cole)
5. "I'm thinking I might take that new chick from Logistics. If things go well I might be showing her my O-face. 'Oh...Oh...Oh!' You know what I'm talkin' about." —Drew (Greg Pitts)
6. "Well, see, they wrote all this bank software, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of four. So, like, 98 instead of 1998? Uh, so I go through these thousands of lines of code and, uh...it doesn't really matter. I, uh, I don't like my job, and, uh, I don't think I'm gonna go anymore." —Peter
7. "You know what, Stan. If you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?" —Joanna (Jennifer Aniston)
8. "You know, the Nazis had pieces of flair that they made the Jews wear." —Peter
9. "And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don, too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire...." —Milton (Stephen Root)
10. "I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We're looking up money laundering in a dictionary." —Peter
11. "We get caught laundering money, we're not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. We're going to federal pound me in the ass prison." —Michael Bolton
12. "Peter...watch out for your cornhole, bud." —Lawrence (Diedrich Bader)
13. "It's not just about me and my dream of doing nothing. It's about all of us. I don't know what happened to me at that hypnotherapist and, I don't know, maybe it was just shock and it's wearing off now, but when I saw that fat man keel over and die — Michael, we don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements." —Peter
14. "Well, well, look. I already told you: I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?" —Tom (Richard Reihle)
15. "So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life." —Peter
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Yeah, life is pretty good this week - even without meds ...
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Hi guys! Between Season 1 and Season 2 of Buffy Between the Lines we have a couple months off, but we didn't want our fans to be wanting so we've devised the first Buffy Between the Lines fanfic contest! All accepted submissions will be recorded and featured on the Buffy Between the Lines podcast and the winner will receive a SIGNED copy of "Infected" by Scott Sigler, as well as a limited edition SugarShock poster and some other goodies we have tucked away in the Between the Lines Studios vault.
If you're interested in participating here's the rules:
- Fanfic must be based on Buffy Between the Lines Season 1 and remain true to the TV and audio drama (this rules out non-canonical pairings and AU, we'll save that for the April Fool's episodes)
- Fanfic must not be posted elsewhere until after the contest.
- Fanfic must be between 1,500 - 3,000 words and must have a clear story (beginning, middle/climax, end)
- Entries must be received by May 10th, 2008. Winner will be announced at the start of Season 2 (in August).
- Please email your entry to buffybetweenthelines[at]gmail.com with "Fanfic Contest Submission" as the subject line. Entries can be within the email or attached text/Word files. Please no .docx files.
Winner will be judged on originality, writing skills, capturing the voices of the characters and general "awesomeness". Please make sure your entry has been proofed before submitting. If you need a beta reader check out: http://community.livejournal.com/beta_search
Anyway, several weeks ago I answered the Buffy Between the Lines season 2 casting call and submitted auditions for a few of the season 2 characters and -- guess what? I found out this weekend that I will be playing one of my absolutely favorite characters in season 2, Cordelia Chase. Hence my new shiny LiveJournal icon. :)
Season 1 of Buffy Between the Lines is still ongoing (they are on episode 9 and there are 12 episodes in the season), and there will be a short hiatus between seasons 1 and 2 to give the S1 crew a bit of a break, so it will be a few months before you get to hear my years-in-the-making Cordelia impression. But, that gives those of you who may not yet have listened to this fabulous podcast the chance to catch up on season 1.
I'm really really excited to have the opportunity to work on this podcast and hope that I can do justice to the wonderful character of Cordelia! Yay!!!
Monday, April 07, 2008
Well, I'm only a week and a half behind on getting this episode up. This episode was recorded during the last week of March but, due to some major problems my laptop had with Audacity during my vacation, I was not able to edit and publish it until this weekend. Still, better late than never, right?
Shownotes will be up soon.
ETA: Episode Shownotes:
TV: CBS Cancels Jericho (again); SciFi Wire reports on Jericho cancellation;Dollhouse casting news; Buffy Alums Circling Whedon's Doll House;Fox Cancels The Return of Jezebel James; Rob Thomas gets third new season pilot deal; Review of Paley Fest Gossip Girl Panel; New season of "The Hills" begins
Playlist of the Week: [**Note, Email me if you would like info on getting a playlist CD with full versions of all 10 playlist songs]
(1) “4 Minutes” - Madonna & Justin Timberlake --> Buy From Amazon.com
(2) “Be Giving” - Nico Vega
(3) “Someday Somewhere” - That Girl Alley
(4) “9:45” - Mieka Pauley --> Buy From Amazon.com
(5) “The Kelley Affair” - Be Your Own Pet --> Buy From Amazon.com
(6) “Just Let Go” - Mae --> Buy From Amazon.com
(7) “A Little Time” - Jonathan Clay --> Buy From Amazon.com
(8) “When I Get There” - Exit 4
(9) “Let Me Tell You Something” - 3rd Echo
(10) “Just This Way” - Bomshel
Outtro: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
April 1, 2008 marks one year since the passing of podcaster, Joe Murphy, after a battle with leiomyosarcoma. In his memory, the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund has prepared this Tribute Podcast in which some of the most recognizable voices in podcasting share their thoughts on how Joe touched their lives. Unfortunately, I came too late into the world of podcasting to have known Joe Murphy; but the legacy he left behind ensures that his memory will live on well into the future of podcasting and audio entertainment in general. Please take a few minutes to listen to this wonderful Tribute Podcast and experience for yourself the amazing impact Joe had on people's lives.
For shownotes on this Tribute Podcast, and for more information on the Joe Murphy Memorial Fund, please visit joemurphymemorialfund.org.