Robin Rubbermaid

Comments from Robin Rubbermaid

Also, if they're meeting each other halfway and the total one-way trip is an hour and a half, then Drew IS 45 minutes from where their meeting point would be (Bowling Green?). Anyway, this makes me sad.
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July 29, 2013 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Elizabethtown (Redux)
Oh gosh-- the book tour video? So much recognition... not about a book tour, but about that type of person. I know that person, and he/she can be so weirdly magnetic! It's messed up! Then the disbelief mixed with the accommodating impulse. Thank you for capturing that so well. Anyway, I really liked it.
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August 15, 2012 on David Rakoff
Interesting. I was kind of bummed by the watch thing because, even though I totally CALLED IT last week with the ticking sound in Walt's living room, I thought it'd manifest as an actual plot point and not some lame ham-fisted college-freshman symbolic bullshit. But maybe it will come to something after all?
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August 7, 2012 on Breaking Bad S05E04: Mr. Hat’s Got His Hat On Again
SONIC FORESHADOWING, you guys!!! I can't stop listening for it. At some point in the middle of last season there was a scene where Walt gets out of his car and the open-car-door dinging sound is REALLY loud. Like, unusually loud. In fact, I don't think I'd ever heard that sound when Walt got out of his car, and I said to my husband, "That dinging is important. That definitely means something." And he thought I was full of shit. He laughed at me! But sure enough, the dinging TOTALLY FORESHADOWED Hector ringing the bell right before the bomb went off! OK, that said, in this episode I heard a distinct and heretofore-unnoticed ticking (of a clock I guess?) when Walt and Marie were talking in the living room. (I was listening with headphones, so maybe that made it unusually distinct, but still...) It could just mean Walt's time is running out (which we kind of knew already) but maybe it means something more? Also, I feel like the Scarface allusion is too ham-handed to be significant. The devil is in the details, muthafuckas!
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July 31, 2012 on Breaking Bad S05E03: Don’t Fly Too Close To The JERK!
Actresses have bad taste in bands to be band-girlfriends with.
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January 31, 2012 on Kate Hudson Spotted With The New Mr. Cool Disguise
I feel very conflicted about the fact that Rex Reed is the one critic who hated Tree of Life as much as I did. You see, in the beginning there was a big bang, and then cellular life emerged and then the dinosaurs were wiped out and then human life evolved and then Rex Reed and I were in disharmony throughout most of our lives but then came together in peace and reconciliation on a windswept beach, and one of us may or may not have been a ghost or something.
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December 28, 2011 on Favorite Movies Of 2011
"Good job, Albert Brooks" is kind of my motto.
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September 19, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club: Drive
Wait, do some people actually not like Regis Philbin? I'm being serious.
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September 7, 2011 on Oh No! Regis Philbin Is Leaving Live! On November 18th!
Yeah, and I don't think most people's idea of a "world-ending disaster that wrenches your stomach" includes David Karp messing up some html.
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August 15, 2011 on That’s Your Uniqlo Model: David Karp
The alien/impersonator theory is really the only one that passes the Occam's razor test.
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August 11, 2011 on Other Reasons Why AMC Fired Frank Darabont, Maybe, Who Knows
"I'd like to plank Rosario's Dawson!" See? It's easy!
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June 27, 2011 on Rosario Dawson Likes Planking, Whatever That Is
I feel like it's a good idea to be able to recognize what a gun is so you don't try to grab one out of a policeman's holster or ignore someone who's trying to rob you. And Hershey bars are just tasty, so that's a good thing to know about too.
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June 13, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Nell
A few months back I was pulling out of the driveway and it was getting dark and a group of those bicyclists that are just slathered in spandex and weird logos rode by, and one of them yelled out "Turn your lights on, idiot!" I hated all bicyclists everywhere that day.
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June 9, 2011 on Bicyclist Gets A Ticket, Makes A Silly Video
I love this for a couple of reasons. First, I've nominated "Deconstructing Harry" for the Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time. Second, I've nominated Osama bin Laden for the Hunt for the Worst Human of All Time (After Hitler).
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May 5, 2011 on You Can Make It Up: Osama Bin Laden Goes To The Hell From That One Woody Allen Movie
Did I ever tell you guys about the time I met Helen Mirren and her T-shirt was inside out? True story. It's just a very good anecdote.
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April 11, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Helen Mirren And The Foo Fighters
Clearly, Josh Radnor is the Zach Braff of our generation.
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March 17, 2011 on happynomoreyoupleasethanks
I have to admit I came here just to see how Gabe would incorporate the tsunami news. And I have to say...I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your blog work there, Gabe.
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March 11, 2011 on The Japanese Tsunami OR: Pets Taking Naps
That woman is my mother-in-law. Not really...but also kind of really?
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February 23, 2011 on This Is Just A Good Interview With J. Mascis
Whoops, I mean http://www.hemagazine.com/files/August%20Rush_11.jpg
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February 6, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: August Rush
http://www.hemagazine.com/files/Almost%20Famous_5.jpg
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February 6, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: August Rush
I didn't think it was the best episode of the season, but Gwyneth was clearly not terrible in it. She didn't rely on cue cards, she was funny in the Secret Word sketch, and she carried the weakest sketches better than a lot of guest stars. None of that takes away from her being the worst, you understand.
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January 17, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow And Cee-Lo Green
Remember when John McCain said "the fundamentals of our economy are strong" right before the economy tanked, and then tried to tell us that "fundamentals" actually referred to American workers? This is worse than that.
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January 12, 2011 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Sarah Palin Did Not Cause The Arizona Shootings But Is Still An Asshole
I'm just curious, which people on the left are you referring to? I mean besides Gabrielle Giffords, if it's even fair to say she's on the left.
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January 12, 2011 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Sarah Palin Did Not Cause The Arizona Shootings But Is Still An Asshole
The Prometheus analogy also kinda falls apart because he was eventually rescued by Hercules. And I don't see a Hercules in your future, Gabe.
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January 10, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Now With Improved Mythology
I have a story to tell about this that some of you may have read on facebook. I went home to northeast Arkansas for an early Christmas, and on my last day I went over to visit my parents' neighbors. They tell me about how their grandson claims he has broken the world record for "most quarters fit inside a belly button." He has videotaped it, sent it to the Guinness world record people and is awaiting confirmation, which could take weeks. Now, this guy on the video here actually fit 30 inside his belly button on a later video, which is also on youtube. Well, guess what. My neighbors' grandson says he fit 32. THIRTY-TWO. I will keep you updated.
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January 3, 2011 on We Should All Be So Lucky As To Find Something In This World That Makes Us Happy: Record Number Of Quarters In Belly Button
As long as we're nominating movies we know damn well aren't the WMOAT but just have a strong personal distaste for and want to see properly and hilariously slammed, I (re)submit Eyes Wide Shut.
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January 3, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Sisyphus Turns 2011
I'm a fuckload older than 23, and I'm here to tell you that kids have always been brats. Always. With most parents, sometimes they indulge it, like say at Christmas when it seems best just to keep things lighthearted. Other times they don't. Yes, that's "inconsistent parenting," but apparently raising children according to everyone else's expectations is harder than it sounds.
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December 21, 2010 on Books Aren’t Toys, Books Are Poop
Usually I'm on board with people complaining about how parents don't teach their kids manners anymore...but this? I don't know. Maybe I'm reading his face all wrong, but he seems like he knows he's being a wise guy, and is secretly really enjoying himself. And the way he waves his hand at the next present, with that suspicious sidelong glance...if I had that kind of comic timing at that age I would be FAMOUS by now. (Though admittedly I question why his parents assumed everyone in the world would think he's as funny as they [and I] do.) Also, he's three?
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December 21, 2010 on Books Aren’t Toys, Books Are Poop
Whoops, this is actually supposed to be a response to garbage_face, not grace6697.
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December 17, 2010 on Monsters’ Ball: The Week’s Best Comments