CMR Liveblogging Pushing Daisies Tonight!

I can't watch Obama. I just can't. Not tonight. I know this is a HUUUUGGE event. But I'm so tired of the self-righteous platitudes and the empty rhetoric. I can't watch. So the only network that isn't showing Obama's infomercial is ABC and they're showing a show called "Pushing Daisies" that I've never seen before but I'll liveblog it as a protest against the Obamercial.

Starting at 8 p.m. (EST) It's described as a "forensic fairy tale", whatever that means. Please feel free to join us here in the combox in protest of the Obamercial. And hey, maybe a show about a pie-maker who has the power to bring the dead back to life will be good.

8:01: This is looking a bit like Harry Potter. Is it always like this?

8:02: The girl returned from the dead? Now, from what I understand, he brought her back to life but he can't touch her or else she'll die. Quirky so far.

8:04: Hey, the guy in the booth was in Office Space. He played the nerdy dude. I like him.

8:05 I'm already grateful because I'm interested in the show enought that five minutes in and I haven't thought about what Obama is saying once. For that I will be eternally grateful.

8:09: This show is very quirky. My wife hates it. I like it.

8:10: Call me an idiot but that guy running around with a stick through his head was very funny. Uh-oh. Commercial. Must...not...check...Obama. I wonder if the ratings for this will be very high because lots of folks aren't interested in Obama. Alright, no more mentioning Obama. That's it.

8:10 If only that guy had lived, he would haven't gotten a tax cut ...nevermind.-PA

8:12: "I could gold leaf my bathroom..." Funny.

8:15: This show feels French. Not the bad kind of French. Like that movie Amelie which I liked. Hey, don't make fun. I can be sensitive...

Good quote: "This my clue pad for writing down clues."

8:15 Didn't Kristin Chenoweth play the token conservative on the left wing?

8:18: "My Mandarin's a little rusty." I'm digging this.

8:20: "The complexities of this complex issue are so complex it makes this shallow conversation look silly." I may watch this show even when the guy who's trying to destroy my country isn't on every other channel.

8:21: Pat just told me he watched the first five minutes of Obama! I can't even count on my own brother to boycott with me. I feel used.

8:22: We just had a McCain commercial. Hooray.

8:22 Did the Michelle Obama Character just accuse the plumber of murder? What channel am I watching? PA

8:24: Patrick, stop it. We're pretending Obama doesn't exist -for a little while. Back to the show, we just discovered our hero has a family he didn't know about. Twin half brothers who are bad magicians.

8:27: Who owns the diner where the hero makes pies? I wonder if they make $250,000 per year?

8:29 Doesn't Obama have a half brother?

8:31; The Bun steamer exploded. Funny.

Alright. The show just got me through this half hour. I am grateful to it. But the World Series is coming on right now. Later. Thanks for getting me through.

Comments

  1. It is good! Or, at least I like it. It's whimsical.

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  2. The absolutely best thing for Obama to do right now is to make a bigger presumptous and pretentious ass of himself than he already has. He's sold out his 65,000 tickets for coronation, I mean election, night in Chicago; and will start making many more people feel even queezier about him than are already indicated in the latest "polls".

    The guy is a stunning peacock with the same amount of humility.

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  3. Pushing Daisies is a fun quirky show. My husband says, "Think Charles Addams meets Willy Wonka." I say think film-noir-comic-book-murder-mystery-carnival-love-story. Does that make sense? I think you are going to like it. Definitely better than watching Obama!

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  4. I'll be watching champion's league soccer live from Costa Rica.


    Ironicallly and cloyingly Obama's ad will also be run in Spanish on the sister station.

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  5. At the end of the Obamercial, will operators be standing by to take my credit card, or do I have to wait until April 15th?

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  6. I've decided to predict the election outcome as "McCain/Palin with 299 electoral votes."

    I think everyone is SERIOUSLY misunderestimating the Palin effect. And I figure, if I'm wrong, noone will notice, but if I'm right I'll look like a policy wonk savant! =)

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  7. Well, maybe you can watch this, I liked it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiBNXlT5j4&feature=related

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  8. I'll bet your wife would like it more if she saw it from the beginning. The writing is great!

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  9. Detroit Pistons opening game for the 2008-09 seasons. that and Bill O'Reilly.

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  10. Darn - Pacers 10, Pistons 4, 3 minutes in. And the Red Wings game doesn't start until 10 PM

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  11. LarryD,
    watch the show with us, snob. You too cool.

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  12. NBA basketball....Thugs In Uniform

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  13. She dated Sorkin and is known for being outspoken about her faith which is "non-judgemental Christian".

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  14. "At the end of the Obamercial, will operators be standing by to take my credit card, or do I have to wait until April 15th?"

    j.christian, they already have your credit card!!

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  15. My husband wants me to thank you for giving us a reason to watch this show live instead of online tomorrow and for making it even more fun! This totally makes putting the kids in front of a movie worth it!

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  16. ooh - pipe in the gut. That's gotta hurt. They should call Joe the Plumber...

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  17. So if Obama wins next week, are you going to do live-streaming tv watching when he holds Indoctrination Events...I mean, State of the Union addresses?

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  18. Infomercial ... World Series ...
    Infomercial ... World Series ...

    It's Phillies 3-2 in the 6th. How can FOX preempt such a great game?

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  19. Well, I just *had* to try out driving in Montreal at night... you know, cling to my guns and religion and go to Walmart for a shower curtain... I was so sad to have missed it.... oh wait, I don't actually care in the slightest... I could've caught the last few minutes, but instead I rolled a ball of twine... you know, important stuff firsr

    Kristen Chenoweth was a later-season assistant press secretary or something on Left Wing. The first token Republican was played by Emily Proctor, who's now on CSI: Miami. Second token Republican was played by Matthew Perry, who was on the drama counterpart to 30 Rock... you know, the wholly narcissistic show about a show by that same network....

    yes, I do know my tv too well... but I actually haven't watched any of those shows in a while... now, if Obama comes back on, all bets are off... but tonight, So You Think You Can Dance Canada was better. :)

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  20. Dude, I watched that too! Couldn't stomach the other fare, while waiting for my mighty Phils to triumph.

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  21. Put in my dvd of "The Fugitive" with David Janssen. Beats most of the mess on TV nowadays by a mile.

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  22. matthew archbold said...
    Who you rooting for?


    FC Tauro v PR Islanders 2 -2 (was going for PR)

    Lecce v Palermo 1 - 1 (was for Palermo).

    So, the night was a wash all around. HOpefully this isn't an indicator of how our candidate will do next week.

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