Archive for March, 2008

LOLNat [So You Think You Can Dance]

Posted in Australiana, reality TV, So You Think You Can Dance, Ten on March 31, 2008 by jetsamjr

Do Not Want



Still fat [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, reality TV, Ten, The Biggest Loser on March 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

The Biggest LoserOn tonight’s super-sized episode of The Biggest Loser the current crop of fatties were reunited with “heroes” from past seasons. (Because losing weight now makes you a hero. Are all fit people heroes, or just fitties who used to be fatties?) Interesting to see whether the Loser experience holds up in the real world: which returnees have kept the weight off, and who’s returned to takeaway pizza every night and midnight ice-cream binges?

Adro – season 1
Still thin. Hardly surprising, given that he’s a full-on personal trainer and life coach now. (I know, right?) He has to stay thin to sustain his fancy new career. One of my friends saw him on a plane once, and he ate half a muffin and then put the rest away. What restraint!

Kristie – season 1
A bit fat, but she has popped out her sixth kid since going on The Biggest Loser. I guess that’s a pretty good excuse. I guess.

Big Wal – season 1
Wal’s personality is still massive, but he’s kept off most of the weight. The man is huge, but in an “old man-ripped” way instead of a “disgusting sweaty blob” way. Continue reading

Australian TV’s cutest couple? [At the Movies]

Posted in ABC, At the Movies, Australiana, other shows on March 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

At the MoviesI don’t watch At the Movies much nowadays (curse you, Daily Show addiction!) but I’m going to have to make more of an effort. That’s the conclusion I’ve drawn from this transcript of a too-cute chat that David and Margaret had on last night’s episode of the show, about the pecs-and-abs flick Never Back Down:

DAVID: You fancied the leading man, didn’t you? That’s the…

MARGARET: I beg your pardon!

DAVID: Well, I think you did.

MARGARET: I think he’s very cute. Yes, I do.

DAVID: I thought the leading lady was quite cute too, Amber Heard is.

MARGARET: You see what I mean?

DAVID: Yeah.

MARGARET: I mean, I’m not…

DAVID: No, there are compensations.

MARGARET: I’m not going by looks or anything like that.

DAVID: Yeah.

MARGARET: I’m going by being convinced that these people exist in this, you know…

DAVID: Well, I must say high school has changed a lot, hasn’t it? I mean was your high school like that?

MARGARET: Listen, I went to an all girls’ school and it was exactly like that.

DAVID: I bet yours was more like St Trinian’s.



This is even more awesome than the Finglonger [Futurama]

Posted in animation, Futurama, neat!, North Americana on March 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

This is the best thing I have ever seen in my life, ever:

Futurama Lego

Too bad this Futurama Lego set isn’t real, so I can’t go out and buy it and spend all night assembling it and then do squeaky voices to play out my very own 31st-century adventures. Awesomely, the whole gang is represented in the custom-made set – even Scruffy the janitor. (But what of Xanthor and Katrina?!)

This reminds me that I have to go out and buy Bender’s Big Score on DVD. Even though I downloaded read a highly detailed synopsis of it when it was unrolled in the US late last year (it’s definitely worth a look if you’re a Futurama fanatic still lamenting its cancellation), I guess it’s only fair that I shell out a few bucks in return for the hours of entertainment the show has given me over the years. Actually, I think I need to go out and buy the series boxset again, given that I lent my old DVDs to my brother in 2005 and he still has them.

Meanwhile, TV Squad has a few details on the next Futurama DVD movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, which is coming in June.

And speaking of Futurama, it’s 2008 and suicide booths still haven’t been invented. What up?

[Link, via Neatorama]

Henry’s popularity explained [So You Think You Can Dance]

Posted in Australiana, reality TV, So You Think You Can Dance, Ten on March 26, 2008 by jetsamjr

So remember how a few weeks ago, everyone hated Henry because they thought he was a smarmy, up-himself dick with ridiculous Fabio hair? But now Henry is one of the leading contenders in the competition? Well, let’s pretend the turnaround has everything to do with his ever-improving dancing, and nothing to do with this:

So You Think You Can Dance

A haircut, a chest wax and a few visits to the gym will do wonders for a boy.