“Are you ashamed of your new toothbrush?”Akemi asked me last night while I was brushing my teeth before bedtime.
Ashamed of my new toothbrush? Why would I be ashamed of my new toothbrush? It’s of the cool, battery-operated variety recommended by most dentists. “Why would I be ashamed of my new toothbrush?”I honestly wanted to know.
“Because,”she said, “it’s a Spiderman toothbrush.”
“It’s NOT a Spiderman toothbrush,”I corrected her, “and I’m not ashamed of it. In fact, I’m going to post a picture of it as part of tomorrow’s blog entry.”
So, feast your eyes, people:
Sadly, they were out of Deadpool but Iron Man is pretty awesome nevertheless, no? And its tiny brush head ensures I’m able to reach all the hard-to-reach places as well.
Before going to sleep, I caught the premiere of The Blacklist, one of the new shows in contention as part of our Fantasy T.V. Pilot League! Did anyone else catch it? What did you all think? My feelings were mixed…
The Good: James Spader. He is so damn brilliant.
The Bad: The scene in which the little girl gives the agent her kid bracelet? And then she gets kidnapped so we’re treated to a later requisite lingering shot of the agent quietly considering the bracelet. Ouch. I suppose it could have been worse. She could have had a partner who gets killed two days from retirement.
The Ugly: Not so much ugly as perplexing – but it’s the pilot so I assume most of these questions will be answered in time and the writers aren’t making it up as they go along. Eventually, we’ll find out how our highly intelligent heroine could have been suckered in by her shady husband, why Red ordered the attack on the husband, how the terrorists could have possibly been prepared for an assault of the scale they launched to kidnap the kid unless they were tipped off that a veritable convoy of agents would be escorting, how Red knew about the terrorist’s hand stamp, why our heroine would still be on duty after almost killing a high value asset like Red, and how law enforcement could be so inept as to allow a guy scampering away with a bio-toxin vest slip through their fingers. Hopefully, we will not find out that Red is our heroine’s long lost father.
Get your picks in before the weekend for a chance to win…something. Also, I see quite a few of you have picked Trophy Wife. Yessiree, nothing says fresh like the old “casually lean up against something and fall down” gag.