The night before last, I kept waking up trying to think of a topic. Then I would fall back asleep and dream of a topic, wake up all ready to write and then realize, "Oh no. I can't write about that." (Oh, wouldn't YOU like to know!) No, seriously, it would be some lame topic that seemed Pulitzer-worthy when I was unconscious and ridiculous when I woke up. And that was a fun night, oh yes.
Anyway, from the moment I came home from work, my hinder was planted in this chair until I got it all pounded out. And may I say that my column is totally ... mediocre.
So let's move on.
Doppelganger. You were right, you smarty pantses. It is sort of synonymous with "likeness, ghostly apparition" like the women in this illustration, or like Mike Meyers and Andrew Lloyd Weber, which I have so aptly pointed out to you before.
Which answer did I think it was? You really want to know? I thought it was slang for either the uvula or the scrotum. I'm not joking. Don't
When did I sink to this level?
BIGGEST LOSER RE-CAP
I have never watched this show from the beginning of the season, and I've only actually caught a couple of episodes, so this is all new to me.
Wow. Wow and Wow.
Do you guys like this show?
In the beginning, one of the young guys said he wanted to live to a ripe old age of 65. I am 46. That makes me 19 years from "ripe." Thanks, Kid.
Upon reaching the ranch, one of the contestants said, "All's we have to do is walk up that hill together." I thought that was an unfortunate proposition right at that moment.
Someone exclaimed, "I can't believe this is where Bob and Jillian KILL PEOPLE! YES!"
I cracked up when they were told their first work outs would be alone and one lady said, "Whut? Alone? I can do that at home." I have to agree that it seemed a little anti-climactic to their exciting arrival.
When Bob and Jillian watched the people fumbling around in their first workout alone & without benefit of trainers, (via hidden camera) B & J borderlined on making fun of them, I thought. And the director had the camera do a fake earthquake shake, which I thought was stupid. You don't see me using that word often, but I did not like that. Not funny.
Actual quote from Bob: "The first time I looked at them I said, 'Wow, these guys are big.'" Um, Bob? What show did you think you were on, "The Young and the Restless?"
Jerry the Grandpa passed out within the first five minutes of the show, which was totally scary and disturbing. I realize they edit the episodes, but it looked like he just sort of walked around the gym and passed out. I noticed Bob and Jillian didn't rush over to him right away. Hmm. At that point, I wanted to stop watching.
Then I noticed that Jerry's WIFE didn't go in the ambulance with him to the hospital! What?! I know that she said the paramedics said he would be OK, but Jorge, if you ever pass out within the first five minutes of a TV show, I'm with you in the ambulance, unless we're on the LOST island, and then ... sorry! See ya!
One girl, Laura, cried a lot and threw up on the treadmill, which we got to see.
Jillian stands around snarling a lot.
In the end, the teams of two got on separate scales to measure individual loss and then team loss. The team who lost the most was granted immunity. At one point, the black t-shirt team was in the lead, and the guy goes, "We have freakin' immunity!"
The most scary part of all, well, near the scariness of Jerry the Grandpa fainting, was the results portion of the medical testing. On X-rays, you could see fat on internal organs. The doc explained that their skin could not absorb any more fat and thus the organs had to take it on. I felt like crying.
So, is this entertainment? How do you feel about this show?