Sunday, May 31, 2009

PoP News: MTV Movie Awards and Repeat of the Simpsons Tonight


Hey! Well now that this season of the Simpsons is complete, I decided to continue my blog with just some regular pop culture news...well at least the pop culture I'm really obsessed with at the moment. I will also continue with some Simpsons recaps of the repeats from this season since I started my blog pretty late for Season 20. So expect a general recap of tonight's episode of "Mypods and Broomsticks." I can't wait to recap this season's Treehouse of Horrors Episode.

Also in Simpsons news, (1) I recently bought The Simpsons Gone Wild DVD. The cover has Homer in a bra which the Best Buy employee found shameful in a funny way. Can't wait to watch the episodes. (2) I was on the ABC Lost website and found a familiar book that recently played an important role in a Simpsons episode. This episode was entitled "Four Great Women and a Manicure" and it was important because one of stories is based on the book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. I never looked up information on the book. So I was very suprised to find that it was also importanton Lost. On the website, it shows that it was featured on the season 3 episode "Par Avion." Rand's book is summarized as the a book about the author's hero Howard Roark, an architect whose brilliant architectural designs lead to conflicts with his colleagues, society and a women with whom he is in love (http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=bookclub). I now realize I spelled Maggie's name incorrectly as Rourke instead of Roark. I guess I should read this book since it's relevant to my 2 favorite television shows.


Now for the MTV Movie Awards. I'm usually not interested in this award show, but this year they promised to show exclusive clips and have the casts of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and New Moon. This is super exciting. I can't wait for the Harry Potter film. If the books were still coming out this would have probably been a Harry Potter blog LoL.

I'm excited about New Moon because now that I am almost done with the Twilight Saga, I realize that it is the last good book of the series. The next two books are pretty awful which explains why it's taking me forever to finish them. They're 700 pages of little progress and a sickening amount of character self deprecation used by the author to make the characters seem like have normal human flaws when it just seems like they just have low self esteem and care about others to an unhealthy degree.
This is characerized by a lot of moments like, "I'm such an awful person because I can't give more than one life to make you happy ... I would die a million times just to make you happy ... Why does he love me, I'm just a plain person who everyone else in the world thinks is great ... I have do everthing to make this person happy even if I end up feeling horrible for the rest of my life .... But I still need to be more selfless like him." These are not really lines from the book, but it is pretty much what I have been reading for the last few weeks. I don't mind these lines every once in a while, but not every other sentence. Sorry for the rant.

Nevertheless, I am excited for New Moon movie. I really enjoyed that book because Bella seemed like she was about to get some sense, but then Edward decided to be senseless and then the horribleness of the next 2 books began. Luckily, the award show begins at 9, so hopefully I'll see the Simpsons...unless I go out, which I might :(. Okay enjoy the awards and the Simpsons rerun.

2 comments:

  1. I usually don't like them, but I enjoyed this year's show.

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