Erika Olsen

Comments from Erika Olsen

Fallon surprised me by being better than expected. I credit a lot of that to his writers, and also much of it is that Fallon does have that lowest common denominator appeal. He isn't threatening, he doesn't take attention away from the guests, he's basically a non-obnoxious Jay Leno, which is obviously what NBC prefers since it's allergic to taking chances.
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February 7, 2014 on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Series Finale Open Thread
I don't mind Comicon. There's enough stuff to keep me interested. This year, we're getting Jim Beaver *and* Mark Sheppard, so I'm looking forward to some Supernatural goodness. In comparison, I find PAX pretty boring. I don't really care about getting a sneak peek at new video games (and the lines for the good/popular ones are ridiculous) and, speaking as a grown-ass adult who can afford to buy whatever I want, I don't see any particular reason to play video games at a convention when I could do it at home in comfort.
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February 6, 2014 on Comic-Con Is Humanly Impossible
I think the movie Swimming with Sharks is unbelievably stupid for multiple reasons, but Spacey is freaking amazing in it.
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February 6, 2014 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: American Beauty
My boyfriend introduced me to Videogum's Walking Dead recap (RIP). I was a longtime lurker after that.
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February 3, 2014 on Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something
I guess I see it as the difference between an alcoholic who died due to liver cirrhosis and an alcoholic who died from drinking wood alcohol. The latter is absolutely preventable.
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February 3, 2014 on
There's a working theory right now that he died due to a bad batch of heroin that's hitting the East Coast right now. I imagine that we can't know for certain until an autopsy is performed, but, if true, that part of it was certainly preventable. If drug addicts weren't forced to live at the mercy of drug dealers who intentionally poison their product, maybe this wouldn't have happened.
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February 3, 2014 on
I know someone mentioned it as a joke on Videogum a while ago, but I still favor Billy Zane as Luthor. He looks good bald, and he's believable as a rich asshole.
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January 31, 2014 on Jesse Eisenberg Has Been Cast As Lex Luthor In Batman Vs. Superman
My favorite Atherton blotter entry is a scared woman calling in to police to report a strange man trying to break into her home. It was FedEx delivering a package. And I'd say Atherton is more for old money types; "old money" in this context means venture capitalists who got wealthy off of IBM, Hewlett Packard, and AMD 30-50 years ago.
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January 31, 2014 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Top Comments
They're cookies except thin and crunchy like chips. These are the ones I found at the store, and they are very good: http://shop.hannahmax.com/ My only complaint is that the bags are so small. Although, in the end, that's probably a good thing for my waistline.
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January 30, 2014 on Checking In On Sports Parties: Super Bowl Cocktail Recipes!
There are foundling laws in a lot of places that allow women to abandon their newborns without penalty in specific areas, like hospitals or fire stations. I remember reading an article once about a drop-off location that literally had a slot you could put a baby into, like it was mail. The problem is that girls/women who are desperate to rid themselves of their mistake-babies and, up to the point of birth, have taken zero steps to deal with the mistake-baby responsibly aren't likely to know what the laws are.
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January 30, 2014 on It’s All Right, What We Thought Was An Abandoned Baby Is Just A Bag Of Snakes
Every time I try to say the name of that movie I say "Bride and Brejudice".
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January 30, 2014 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
Sometimes blooper reels are kind of boring though. You need a good collection of funny people who like working together. Or a fake blooper reel made by Pixar. That said, I bet Hiddles/Hemsworth give good blooper. Dawww. Video is no longer available.
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January 30, 2014 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
I'd add a bag of cookie chips. Have you tried them? They're amazing.
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January 30, 2014 on Checking In On Sports Parties: Super Bowl Cocktail Recipes!
It's weird how intense he looks considering what a baby face he was.
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January 27, 2014 on Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill And Bastille
Or they could do some stuff about Ron being excited or freaked out or whatever about becoming a father. Whatever direction they wanted to go in, they could do a lot with that.
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January 24, 2014 on This Week In Comedy Open Thread
I guess I never thought of evaluating potlucks according to game theory. But, seriously, I think the most likely explanation for potluck mediocrity is that most people just aren't good cooks. The last potluck I attended had a salad made up of green leaf lettuce, black olives out of a can, and crosscut bell peppers. Truly one of the worst salads I've ever had, and knowing what I know about the bringer's food preferences, I truly believe it wasn't intentional mediocrity. But, anyway, that's why I love dessert potlucks, because, even if someone brings something mediocre, it's still pretty good.
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January 23, 2014 on How Was Everyone’s Day Today?
I only really need to moisturize my hands since I wash them so frequently, but I do wear sunscreen just about every day. If it makes you feel better, I may not need to moisturize, but I did suffer really awful acne into adulthood until I took Accutane. I'd take sensitive dry skin over that.
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January 22, 2014 on I’m Going To Need You To Sit Down For This Robert Pattinson News
I'm assuming you've never experienced the wonderment of a dessert potluck.
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January 22, 2014 on How Was Everyone’s Day Today?
If you can't be a person-shaped sloth during the worst weeks of winter, when can you be?
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January 22, 2014 on How Was Everyone’s Day Today?
I'm forever flummoxed by how having twins didn't dissuade Jon and Kate from having even more children, let alone multiples.
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January 16, 2014 on Wait, We’re Talking About Kate Gosselin Now?!
I just saw Smaug the other day, and I'm even more perplexed why that was even necessary. Nothing about the facial animation seemed to need a human component.
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January 16, 2014 on What Movie Monster Do You Want Your Significant Other To Dress Up As When He Or She Proposes To You?
The ridiculous thing to me about his explanation (to her) about why he wanted to feel her up was because he was curious what it feels like? He works in Hollywood. Are implants really that much of a mystery to him?
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January 15, 2014 on How About We All Agree To Just Never Compare Acting In Movies To Either Slavery Or War?
I hated it too when I first tried it, but I also was expecting something as delicious as the stuff from a fresh coconut. I've kind of taken a liking to it, but mostly when combined with fruit juice. It's especially good with pineapple juice if you want a healthy pina colada type thing.
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January 9, 2014 on Gwyneth Paltrow Runs A Lemonade Stand With Apple And Moses
I find that to be pretty standard for lemonade stands, damn price gougers. But at least the Paltrow/Martins are likely serving up real lemonade, not the powdered stuff.
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January 9, 2014 on Gwyneth Paltrow Runs A Lemonade Stand With Apple And Moses
I also should add that I really appreciate that Supernatural is still following the 20+ episode model even though that seems to be going the way of the dodo for most hour-long dramas.
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December 26, 2013 on Favorite TV Shows Of 2013
Hannibal! I've also fallen in love with Supernatural even though it might be too popular or not edgy enough or something to be included on anyone's top list. Some of the individual episodes are duds, but many of them are great. The season-long story arcs are terrific. As a sci-fi nerd, I love the guest stars who show up (Michael Hogan! Tricia Helfer! The Indian cylon lady!) And my favorite character is Bobby (RIP). He's played by Jim Beaver who's the best, and I also have a weird love for gruff, take-no-shit, working class characters even though I have virtually no experience with people like that in real life.
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December 26, 2013 on Favorite TV Shows Of 2013
I'm a 'jif' aficionado, but I still laughed.
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December 20, 2013 on This Week In GIFs!
At least he's not wearing that creepy spandex suit they forced on poor Andy Serkis.
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December 20, 2013 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
Yes, but that's a *woman's* anus. Totally different.
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December 19, 2013 on How Was Everyone’s Day Today?