Michael J. Fox and Lena Dunham.
PLUS: IcelandAir; Lincolns in the Audience; the Academy Award Nominations; Chris Christie's Resolution; a Top Ten List; and Alan's Infomercial.
" . . . . and now, flu shot hoarder . . . . . . . David Letterman!"
- "No inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year because of the steroid scandal, but Pete Rose is already taking bets for next year."
- "Meryl Streep, what a great actress! She was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in 'Zero Dark Thirty.' She played Osama bin Laden."
Odd Dave: pumping a Purell dispenser at the monologue
Last week, an unruly passenger had to be duct taped to his seat. IcelandAir is making sure this never happens again. The duct tape is out. Now they are doing this.
We see an IcelandAir jetliner flying across the sky. Tethered and dangling off the tail is an unruly.
Dave congratulates the film "Lincoln" for being the big winner at the Academy Award nominations, picking up 12. The moment Dave mentions the film "Lincoln," a bunch of Lincolns in the balcony scream with excitement. Actually, it wasn't until about the 5th time Dave said "Lincoln."
We were happy to have them here, but I would hate to be sitting behind those stovetops.
The Academy Award announced the nominations for Best Picture. Three are more nominees now than there have been in the past. We take a look at the announcement of this year's nominees
ANNOUNCE: "And finally, the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture are:
'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'The Coleslaw Diaries,' 'Loving Lumber,' 'Bus Fumes: The Movie,' 'Iguana Party,' 'Sexually Repressed British People,' 'Superhat,' 'My Shy Bladder,' 'Couscous for Nana,' and 'Butt Bongo Fiesta.'
Congratulations to all the nominees."
God Bless New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He's resoluted to lose weight this year. We take a look to see how he's doing.
We see the Governor speeching. While making his speech, he prepares himself a salad. Well, that's good. But like any new salad eater, he goes heavy on the croutons, baco-bits, and salad dressing.
These are hidden calories . . . . but not for long! Know what I mean? Hey-Ohh!
Into the commercial break, we see a tease for Magic Johnson's "The Magic Hour."
ANNOUNCE: "Coming up on 'The Magic Hour,' Jerry O'Connell, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Buffer, and Chico DeBarge. Stay tuned."
Almost forgot . . . the Academy Award announcement for the nominees for Sound Editing was a bit odd. We take a look see.
ANNOUNCE: "And the nominees for Sound Effects Editing are:
Dennis Tuggle, 'Skyfall.' (the announcer makes a skyfalling sound effect.)
Carmine Randazza, 'Flight.' (the announcer makes a crazy airplane sound effect)
Gordon Schnell, 'Les Miserables' (the announcer makes a gargling sound)
Kip Jorgensen, 'Amour.' (the announcer makes turkey noises)
And Roger Yarborough, 'Lincoln.' (the announcer makes crazy Charlie Callas honks)
TOP TEN: SIGNS YOUR FILM WAS NOT NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD
9. It's entitled, "Life of Pie."
7. It's two hours of iPhone footage inadvertently recorded in your pocket.
6. Film was released 'Straight-to-Dumpster'
4. Film was in French; subtitles also in French
ODD DAVE: Before the Top Ten - I think he was doing Charlie Callas.
MICHAEL J. FOX
Dave praises Michael's "Back To The Future," considering it a landmark in American culture.
Dave is curious about Mr. Golden Globe. What is that all about? Michael's son, Sam, had been selected to work the Golden Globe Awards. He brings out the awards or the winners to accept their awards. He's an escorter. Clint Eastwood's daughter is also a Golden Glober. We see a photo of Michael's family, save little Ezme. Michael is more proud of Sam for his involvement in an internet company called "Farmers Web" which helps local food growers connect restaurants and wholesale buyers. Check it out: www.farmersweb.com
Michael has made a number of guest appearances on the CBS show, "The Good Wife," and is now working on a new show, yet to be named, on another network. Why get back into another television series? Michael says he enjoyed working on "The Good Wife," and well, why not do more? He says, "Just as long as I play a guy with Parkinson's . . . I can do anything! The show is about a guy who has Parkinson's who decides to quit his job to spend more time with his family. Unfortunately, the family, though they love dad, isn't all that thrilled to be spending more time with him.
From experience: Dad home for a week is great.
Dad home for two weeks gets to be a bit of a pain and a nuisance.
Any more time than that and the family is pushing you back to work.
Dave asks Michael if he's enjoying the hockey season. The Canadian says he was up in Canada over the holidays and it's like being among the walking dead without their hockey. They're lost without it. But the 3-week season and the 10-week playoffs are right around the corner and everything will soon be back to Canada-normal.
Michael has raised over $300 million to put to Parkinson's research, hoping to bridge the gap between science and medicine, to share what is being learned and funnel the information to better use. The big thing of late is the genetic factor in Parkinson's. Michael describes it as genetics loading the gun and environment pulling the trigger. You may have a predisposition to Parkinson's but there are environmental factors that bring it forward.
Find out more about the fantastic work of Michael's foundation:
ANNOUNCE: It's Biff, standing just inside the guest entrance.
BIFF: "Join us tomorrow as Dave welcomes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Allison Williams, and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go feed Dave's kitties."
The sounds of ripping duct tape interrupt Dave's chat with Paul. What is that? We look over to see Alan Kalter, our announcer Alan Kalter, ladies and gentlemen, ripping and wrapping duct tape around his microphone. What is he doing?
ALAN: "What does it look like I'm doing? I'm using Alan Kalter's Super Duct Tape!"
(turns to another camera)
ALAN: "That's right! Hi, I'm Alan Kalter, former bass player for the KC and the Sunshine Band. A misprinted shipping order from a company in China I can't pronounce has left me with 30 crates of duct tape now available to you at low, low prices. You can't pick up a newspaper without reading about duct tape these days. Use it to subdue unruly airline passengers, make fine accessories . . . I made a hat! . . . (Alan puts on a hat made of duct tape) . . . or use it in the bedroom.
Meet me in the parking lot of the Planet Fitness off Exit 33 on the BQE. And bring cash. I'm not reporting any of this to those bastards at the IRS. Oh, and don't worry, Dave, you'll get your cut."
Dave isn't sure what to make of this, but seems to be satisfied that he'll be getting a cut.
She's the creator, writer, director, and star of the popular HBO series, "Girls."
Lena is originally from SoHo right here in New York City. SoHo stands for South of Houston Street; Houston pronounced "house-tun." Back in the day, it was not a very desirable place to live. The only commercial properties in her neighborhood were a Blimpies and an Hasidic stocking store. Today, it has exploded with everything and is THE place to live for many, which means it's not for me. When it became too much, dad decided it was time to move out and off they went to Brooklyn. Lena was only 13 at the time but she was excited because she was going to have her own room. Mom had a harder time at it than she did. She was mostly bothered about losing her 212 area code. The 718 offered by Brooklyn was not nearly as prestigious. But it was something she had to learn to live with. I remember when much of the 212s were changed for many in the city, even those living in Manhattan. People were livid. The 212 was perceived to be important to have, and it WAS for people who thought such things were important.
"Girls" is a bit fictional, a bit autobiographical. When Lena wants to feel like a real writer, she will tell people that it is 90% fiction; that she has had to create the stories. But it really is a lot from her own life.
Now that she's successful in the show biz, the thing she finds most exciting is getting free stuff. She gets free stuff sent to her without request. I always find this incongruous. When you can finally afford the stuff, the stuff is given to you.
Dave likes how Lena describes the upcoming 2nd season. She says, "If you hated the first season, you'll really hate the second season." The people you don't want to see naked are naked again this year. It's a celebration of little fat chicks!
"Girls" - on HBO - the 2nd season starts this Sunday at 9:00 PM.
And that was our show for Thursday January 10, 2013.
You know the economy is bad when even the Secretary of Labor is out of work.
In his new book, Al Roker reveals his embarrassing incident at the White House. Wait, it gets worse. The book is a "scratch and sniff"
Al Roker's new book is called "Never Goin' Back." I'm not sure if he came up with the title or if it was the White House.
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten. I'm still working on the reason behind Brian Williams' intro music: Terence Trent D'Arby's "Wishing Well."
I was watching a commercial the other day and saw a guy landing at an ice cold and snowy airport. Before getting off the plane, he signals with his remote for his car in the parking lot to start up, warm up, and defrost. When he and the family arrive at the car, it is already toasty warm. And this got me to thinking about the self-driving car Google created and is being tested in California . . . at least I think that info is right. Anywho, instead of the guy on the plane just warming up his car before getting to it, why not activate the car to drive around and pick him up at the airport entrance? Is that our future? Get on it, Yugo!!
I mentioned the TV show "Police Squad" yesterday. I was stunned that there were only 6 episodes shown back in the early 80s. I knew I wasn't the only fan of the show, and some Wahoo'ers responded.
Roy Faulkner, Louisville, Kentucky: "Police Squad is also one of my favorite shows of the 80's. As you know, the 'Naked Gun' movies were 'spinoffs' of it. One of the reasons that ABC cancelled Police Squad was that it took too much attention by the audience to get all the jokes. One example: Drebin and Captain Hocking were waiting for a tow truck. A truck appears in the background in the shape of a toe."
And without a laugh track to signal that there was a joke, many didn't quite get it. Plus, the characters would react as if a truck in the shape of a toe was quite natural.
Air Force Rick writes:
"Maybe in the history of entertainment:
'We would have come earlier, but your husband wasn't dead then.'"
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