Intrepid Girl Reporter

April 10, 2008, 3:56 pm
Filed under: IGR Recommends, movies, music, skool, students, teaching, television


2A – How Nice of You

  • not v. participatory
  • do they not want to shower me with compliments? investigate

1K – Break it Up

  • absolutely awful (why? testing/rain?)
  • better attitude from the kid in the Carlton sweater today
  • struggled with vowels
  • did NOT get to Sudoku wksht

I’m doing a lot of side projects right now, including applying for jobs (does that count as a side project?), so I’m a little stressed. Therefore, today’s entry is going to consist entirely of recommendations.

1. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. My only real dream in life is to be a contestant on this show. Living in Korea, this is my primary source of news (I am not joking). And while no week is ever a bad week to start listening, I highly recommend this week’s podcast, which features none other than – you guessed it – Neil Patrick Harris, along with Mo Rocca as a panelist and a story about our very own Quagmire’s much-beloved hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania. (The story involves cat litter.) My primary reasons for loving NPH were his roles in Doogie Howser and Harold and Kumar (please see below), but it turns out that he’s also really funny, and he starred in Cabaret on Broadway. Miley Cyrus, I hope you’re paying attention. (Note: the best shows feature any of the following panelists: Mo Rocca, Roy Blount Jr., PJ O’Rourke. Actually, anyone who’s not Paula Poundstone.)

2. Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. I am only on song #6, but I am already wondering how I have never listened to this album before. Fun fact: Stevie Wonder’s real name is Steveland.

3. Changing Cleveland, Ohio’s name to Steveland, Ohio.

4. Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. Widely perceived to be a dumb stoner movie, H&KGTWC is actually rife with absurdist humor and sharp racial commentary, while at the same time presenting two ethnic characters as real people from real (okay slightly exaggerated) backgrounds. It also has a lot of dumb stoner moments. AND a sublime bit part by NPH. Sequel coming soon.

5. The Office. I cannot believe I am not back in America to watch this.


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SO excited about Harold & Kumar 2! Have you seen the trailer? DO IT. It’s NPH-ariffic!

Also, Steveland!

What an exciting entry.

Comment by Shanna

I ❤ Harold and Kumar go to White Castle…for exactly the reasons you enumerated. Interestingly (or not) I hate wWite Castle as a “restaurant”.

Comment by Vibh

You’re missing out if you’re only watching the American version of The Office. The British is far superior!

Comment by cori

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