Posts tagged ‘Amy Poehler’

Will Arnett (& Amy Poehler)

I’ve got a bone to pick with you, Will Arnett. Why do you keep doing bit parts in crappy B-movie comedies? Blades of GloryThe Rocker? You’re better than that, Will Arnett. You’ve got one of the best characters in probably the best sit-com of the decade on your resume, and are married to one of the funniest, most trail-blazing women in comedy ever. And you have a great tan and fabulous voice.


 Stop doing lame movies. I know, I know, everything in comedy that comes out these days seems to be pretty lame, and it must be hard to resist when your friends ask you to do it or the script comes sailing across your desk with a silly-stupid part written just for you. 

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January 19, 2009 at 10:02 am 3 comments

In Case You Missed It

This election and Sarah Palin in specific are the best thing to ever happen to SNL. And gosh darnit, I sure am going to miss Amy Poehler when she leaves to be Will Arnett’s full-time baby mama. This skit is definitely among their finest work of the last 5 years, and the only regretful thing about it is that it kinda makes me like Sarah Palin. What are you doing, SNL!? Stay strong!!

October 19, 2008 at 11:16 am 2 comments

I’m Not Gay, But…

So recently I got my hair cut very short. Holly Kiser from Make Me a Supermodel short. Boy short. And since then I have been very conscious of my wardrobe, buying more and more dresses and steering clear of my usual ensemble consisting of jeans, a t-shirt, and my bi-curious Chuck Taylors.

I want to make it very clear to people that, just because I have a liberal and progressive haircut, I’m an old-fashioned girl downtown. And while no one has outrightly assumed I was a lesbian, I always ask myself before leaving the house, “Do I look gay in this?” Not that there’s anything wrong with being gay, nothing whatsoever. I love Ellen, and Jackie from Workout, and Bravo altogether. And my fabulous gay friends, of course, so let’s not make this about that.

For some reason, it’s just a bit off-putting for people to mis-guess your sexual orientation based strictly on appearance. (Excluding that one time in Dublin where Betty and I pretended to be a gay couple so this total frat boy douche would leave us alone.) For a guy or a girl, to be presumed gay when you’re not just seems to be some kind of question of your masculinity or femininity.

And boy, I don’t have to tell you, us straight people have it hard! Ah just kidding. But really, where I was going with this post is, though I am not gay, there’s nothing wrong with having a girl-crush on women that, if you were a lesbian, would totally rock your boat. Here is an abridged list of my girl skeets:

1) Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris is my hero. Period. She sets an amazing example for all women, being a successful (and single) female comedian, actress, and homemaker. Tumblecizing on The Colbert Report and refusing to be “sexy,” Amy says you can be raunchily hilarious (“I like the pole and the hole!”) and still go home to your pet rabbit and bake cupcakes. Her book “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence” is chock of full of fun and crazy recipes, craft ideas, and anecdotes that make me desperately want to be invited to one of her parties. In fact, one of Amy’s craft ideas, gluing googly eyes onto just about anything, accompanied by a picture of a googly-eyed peanut, was the inspiration for the name of this site. And Strangers with Candy is without question among my top favorite TV shows of all time, with a LOL factor of 10/10. I want to be Amy Sedaris when I grow up.

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June 7, 2008 at 10:45 pm 3 comments


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