Be sure to take a look at this hilarious compilation of “I’m not here to make friends” moments from reality shows compiled by Rich Juzwiak of VH1. Here’s a sample:
His terrific and very illuminating commentary is on the current “Frenemies” episode of “This American Life.” Highly recommended for fans of reality television — and friendship!
The Muppets’ theme song is remixed to wish everyone a sweet new year.
I have got some spectacular goodies to give away! Only one DVD per family, first-come, first-win.
Oh, no! Spongebob shrunk his last pair of square pants! Without his signature trousers, will anyone know who he is? This and seven other delightful undersea adventures make this one of our square yellow friend’s all-time classics. Send me an email at email@example.com with Spongebob in the subject line, and the first three will win!
The adorable Backyardigans love to sing and this collection includes their best, from “You Gotta Have Pirattitude” to “The Yeti Stomp.” Crank it up and sing along! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with Backyardigans in the subject line and if you’re one of the first three it will be on its way!
The adorable little pig Olivia is on DVD for the first time with a DVD-only premiere episode. Olivia plays the piano, trains her cat, and looks for a place with no little brothers along with other adventures that kids will identify with and laugh with, too. The first three readers to send me an email at email@example.com with Olivia! in the subject line will win a DVD!
More giveaways coming soon, so stay tuned.
Has there ever been a better movie entrance line than “Anybody got a match?” delivered by 19-year-old Lauren Bacall to 40-something Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not? Bacall said her iconic look, head tilted a little downward, glancing upward, came from her nervousness. She was so terrified that her head was shaking, and that was the only way to hold it steady. But it was dubbed “The Look” and it made her a star.
Director Howard Hawks nicknamed Bacall’s character “Slim” after his wife who discovered Bacall on a magazine cover. Hawks told Bogart he was going to do something that had not been tried before. “We are going to try an interesting thing,” he told his star. “You are about the most insolent man on the screen and I’m going to make a girl a little more insolent than you are.”
Bacall played a woman who knew enough to teach Bogart a few things, including how to whistle. She won her co-star’s heart in this film, on and off-screen, and how could he resist? Happy birthday, Ms. Bacall!