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Random: the monarch eggs have hatched from the host plants in my back beds and are happily working on the dill I planted for them. 27 weetiny caterpillars are now reduced to less than 12. We're taking a "photo record" of them for our family's amusement. (I'm blaming the Mocking birds for the missing 'pillars.) We've got some late-migrating hummers flitting about the backyard, too. Which means the cats stay in. Which means the Mocking birds are winning. *shakes fist*

For my seester: Radio? We don't need a radio! Ready? MOCK! Yeah! ING! YEAH! BIRD! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! I'm sorry, but Dumb and Dumber makes me laugh so hard things come out of my nose.

The full body point when the mobster chokes on his jalapeno burger. The unnecessary force used when Lloyd hurls (with all his might) a snowball in whatsherface's face. The whole entirety of the dream sequence, especially the kung-fu scene. Jeff Bridges trying to sound out the word "the" and failing. "You hear that? WE LANDED ON THE MOON!" Those MOONBOOTS Carrey's wearing when he gets out of the Ferrari! Peeing while riding the "hog." The snot masks they end up with. Aspen, California. The tap dance Carrey does when he picks the "right" tuxedo. Them wacking the hell out of each other with their canes. THAT THEY CHOSE CANES. Oh, comedy: how you please me.


First and foremost, I am really sad the show is gone. I think it picked up its old steam these last few episodes, and now? WAAH. Last night had some excellent character moments in it, and while it left me flat, I think its more that it's over than not delivering. I love that so much was left in the air, just like I hate that so much was left in the air. Rob Thomas sure studied his Joss Whedon, didn't he?

But really, I think it was a good way to end (even though the fan in me wants more more more.) The more things changed, the more things stayed the same. The sub-plot of The Castles was a bit irritating at first until I got it: the rich and the powerful will always win. It's freaking NFA, but sub. rich for evil. The importance is that the good (downtrodden) keep chipping away. There was some real nastiness in last night's ep, too. That guy that was Connected? And Logan getting back some of his own? That was one of the best moments: Logan getting back to who he was. "You're gonna die." "Someday, yeah." *smirk* THERE HE IS!!!

The Dick/Mac scene was SO FUNNY. I loved that Dick was allowed to grow a bit, too. I only wish the actor was more intelligent/thoughtful, so those scenes could have resonated more. It's like getting an actor that knows how to sing play a person who can't - Dick's actor needed to be deeper so he could really sucker punch us with those scenes, imo.

And Veronica and Daddy Mars... Still the best dad/daughter team on TV since Faith and the Mayor. Oh, KEITH. The sabotaging the evidence? Veronica, if you only TALKED TO HIM. She never learned that, did she? And while that's unsatisfying, that's also incredibly real. She is only 19 after all. I loved her flashing her badge all the time, too. Heee!

I'll need to watch the whole 2 hours over again to let it sink in - it's done. Just when it was getting back to what made me love it in the first season.

My buddy Alison is coming over for coffee in a bit, and I'm still in my robe. LAY-ZEE. (Also, I found my script from Saturday's Warrior and I'm having a field day with the Mormon Propaganda musical of hilarity and bzuhment. \o/ Still writing...) Happy Hump Day!

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ladycat777
May. 23rd, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
That was one of the best moments: Logan getting back to who he was. "You're gonna die." "Someday, yeah." *smirk* THERE HE IS!!!

Yes. Yes yes yes. I'm sorry, but Logan jumping up and going to beat up Veronica's supposed exposer -- and then doing it again -- and best of all Veronica NOT falling into his arms... gah.

They'd *finally* got their stride back after the middle-mystery, which sucked. They'd finally gotten back to the heart of the characters I loved. And now it's over. Dammit.
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
I KNOW. I know!! Weevil's little sneaky/sad look while holding the third box?

OOOH. I just remembered something unsatisfying: where was the Fitzpatrick info? What the hell with Kendall? I would have liked more of that.

Totally sucks that when it got good it was over. :(
thebratqueen
May. 23rd, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC)
So I can't help but feel that Gossip Girl is going to be something you and I watch together.
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
OooooOOOooooh. I don't know about this show! I WILL LOOK INTO IT. *clings to you* HI!
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floweringjudas
May. 23rd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
*cough* Jeff Daniels, not Bridges.

I LOVE THE CANES PART I'M SO GLAD YOU INCLUDED IT. What's this about a Mormon Propaganda musical? *interested*
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha - they are INTERCHANGEABLE IN MY HEAD, THE JEFFS.

Oh my god the canes. *thwack!* Saturday's Warrior, silly! Who ARE these children coming down, coming down?
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redbrickrose
May. 23rd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
I loved last night's episode so much. I was completely reconciled to the show being over - until last night when they proved to me they've still got it. That was the show I fell in love with. Now I'm not so reconciled. *sniff*
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
That's it!! That's it right there. Oh, Daddy MARS. (And Lily and Duncan being there in spirit...)

I am just sad about it being over. Dammit.
petzipellepingo
May. 23rd, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
The more things changed, the more things stayed the same. The sub-plot of The Castles was a bit irritating at first until I got it: the rich and the powerful will always win. It's freaking NFA, but sub. rich for evil. The importance is that the good (downtrodden) keep chipping away.
True enough although as a candidate for FBI training Veronica is still the B&E Queen of Neptune and that bothered me a lot . Especially since I suspect it not only cost Daddy the election but he might end up in the slammer. Yeah, she's 19 and spent far too much time working for Keith but still...
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
I don't know what B&E means?

Oh, I don't like to think of Keith going to jail... :( I think more than anything it will be dropped. After all, Veronica has the good on Kane, so he won't press anything further. I think it was a headline printed before Kane could really stop it. But I think that whole sitch is done, imo.
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cityphonelines
May. 23rd, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Huh, VM is over over? I had no idea. Never got into it, everyone made it sound good but it didn't... grab me. Maybe I'll try it via Netflix.
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah - cancelled. They wrapped up the show in NFA open ending "the fight is never over" style. I really really enjoyed the show. It slogged in places, but it's not M.E., you know? I thought the Veronica/Dad Mars moments were some of the best moments ever, personally.
southernbangel
May. 23rd, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
Dumb and Dumber--my family's all-time favorite movie. We always go see a movie on holidays. Guess what our movie was for Christmas 1994? Hello, Harry and Lloyd.
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
I LOVE JIM CARREY. I don't care if it's lame to say. Ace Ventura makes me laugh so hard my stomach aches. I loved Liar, Liar, even.

Now I want to have a Top 10 Comedies DVD festival. Caddyshack will be on there, of course. "I want a hamburger, no, a cheeseburger. And I want a soda and I want a hot dog and-" "You'll get nothing and like it!"

"How'd you like to earn 10 bucks the hard way?" Ahahahahaha.

<3
xochitl42
May. 23rd, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
You...you planted stuff specifically for Monarch egs to hatch--and for caterpillars to eat?

[[[hugs!]]]
stoney321
May. 23rd, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah! I have a multiplicity of host plants in the garden! I like to lure nature so I can sit and watch it happen. :D

I just had a chubby elbowed 4 year old stare transfixed at my monarch caterpillars munch on the dill - moments like that are priceless. *beams*
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stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Oh, WEEVIL. It was all so bittersweet, right?! Man, why did it have to ring so old school when it's ENDING? :(
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stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
I LOVE YOU BETH.
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stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
We didn't catch the eggs or anything, I just have host plants that lure the butterflies, and then plants (like the dill) for the caterpillars to snack on once they're hatched. Two of them are so big, now! I can't wait for them to form chrysallises (how on earth do you pluralize that?) and watch them break open.

Ahhhh, butterflies. <3
brunettepet
May. 23rd, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
You make me want to see "Dumb and Dumber" a bazillion more times!

I haven't watched the VMs yet. I think I'll let them marinate for a couple of days. I was really enjoying Mac and Wallace finally getting some deserved screen time this season. I'm really going to miss seeing Keith Mars light up my TV every week. Sigh.

stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, man, I love that movie. Mac and Wallace!! I love that Wallace really came into his own, even though (evidently) most of that was off screen. KEITH MARS: please be my dad, thanks.
semby
May. 23rd, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
You pretty much listed all of my favorite things about last night's VM. That show is definitely leaving me with a hefty dose of nostalgia!
stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Such a great show - and right! Last night made me long for the halcyon days of season one before Logan Kissed Veronica and it was snark city. *sigh*
soundingsea
May. 24th, 2007 12:31 pm (UTC)
It's freaking NFA, but sub. rich for evil.

Yep. That's an apt comparison! That's why it's driving me crazy that people are complaining about the "cliffhanger". Much like NFA, the point is that you don't get a happy ending tied up in a bow. You keep fighting even when you don't expect to win.

I squeed at the Dick/Mac scene because I've wanted some meaningful interaction between them for well over a year. Whee!
stoney321
May. 24th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, the Dick/Mac scene was made of FABULOUS. Her shocked, bewildered face! Hahaha. Oh, Dick.

And yeah - I want more, like, ANOTHER SEASON. But this is how it HAS to go out, right? Sigh.
copykween
May. 28th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
I FINALLY got around to watching the VM finale. I agree with you that the show was picking up steam and getting good again there towards the end. I'm glad it went out on an up-note, at least.

It was so fantastic to see Weevil back in action. I really missed the interaction between him and Veronica...and classic hijinx such as cancelling someone's credit cards and putting their car on blocks hehe.

The Dick & Mac scene? Priceless.

And most of all, I was grinning ear to ear when Logan finally got his balls back. Although I have to feel sorry for Piz (first time for everything, I know). Poor guy looked worse than Spike did after Glory used him as a punching bag.

Oh...and I watched that last scene about 5 times, and I SWEAR Veronica voted for Vinny for Sherriff. Tsk tsk.

I keep hearing rumors of some FBI Veronica spinoff, but nothing concrete.
stoney321
Jun. 3rd, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
SO LATE IN REPLYING. (In my defense, I was out of town... *g*)

You know, if there IS a spinoff, and I heard a rumor about that a while back, too, I could be interested. Hmmm. I just loved that last episode and was so sad for it to end.

And if you'll excuse me, I need to drool over your icon for about twelve days, kthx. :D
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