Fugs and Pieces: July 8th, 2011


Why is it that short weeks FEEL SO LONG? While you’re waiting for this one to end:

– Ron Swanson is my favorite TV character MAYBE EVER (at least right now) and this compilation of him talking about food (okay: meat) is awesome. As he says, you had me at “meat tornado.” (Flavorwire)

– Heather is still blogging for Redbook! Lately, she wrote about taking the twins on planes (TWINS ON A PLANE!) and well as potty-training (TWINS ON A POTTY!) Also, about picky-eaters, featuring a very cute snap of one of the dudes. (Redbook)

– I literally cried laughing reading What My Favorite 80s Band Says About Me. Er, meaning, what liking them says about my inner self, not what they’re saying behind my back. YOU BETTER NOT BE TALKING TRASH, BANANARAMA! (McSweeney’s)

– 132 years later, Scotland Yard got their man. Or, woman. (A very GORY) COLD CASE CLOSED. (Yahoo News)

– You DO want to take The Jon Hamm Emotions Challenge. (Uproxx)

– It turns out that a real spider inspired (my favorite children’s book) Charlotte’s Web. (The Guardian)

– I fear that the fact that Nicole Richie is going to be one of the judges on J Simp’s Project Runway rip-off means I might have to watch J Simp’s Project Runway rip-off. In case something happens. Also…for their competing looks at panel. (Lainey)

– This montage of Nancy Grace’s craziest Casey Anthony-related moments really drives home the truth that Nancy Grace is a bit of a nutter and I probably need to start watching her. (Jezebel)

– Gwynnie would rather “smoke crack than eat cheese from a can.” Oh, Gwynnie! Crack is whack. Cheese Whiz is….the Biz? I don’t know. (Celebitchy)

– Many thanks to the Yakima Herald for calling SPOILED “a gimlet-eyed sendup of our reality TV culture, and a knowing jab at Hollywood mores…. it’s just insanely fun to read.”  We love you, Yakima! Also, I just like to say the words, YAKIMA. (Yakima Herald)

Leave a reply

Comments (27):

  1. Jasmine

    You ladies will also appreciate this:


    Justin Timberlake, wearing spandex, running around while attempting to do sports.

    You’re welcome.

  2. Simone

    TWINS ON A PLANE! is my new favourite catchphrase! Awesome!

  3. Karen

    YEESH. I guess the 1879 murder-mystery solution is great news and all, but they lost me at “Webster, a convicted thief and fraudster, chopped up Thomas with an axe, boiled the remains and gave the dripping to local children to eat.”

  4. Chasmosaur

    Charlotte’s Web link from The Guardian (since it doesn’t appear to be up there)


  5. Jessica

    That’s been fixed; thanks!

  6. eee

    I am sad that the “favorite 80s band” list contains no mention of Oingo Boingo.

  7. vandalfan

    Come to Yakima! Come to the channeled scablands! Swing by Spokane! Take the twins to Glacier!

  8. Amanda

    True Story: There is a sign outside of Yakima that says “Yakima! The Palm Springs of Washington.” It is my husband’s favorite thing about driving to my parent’s house. And no, they don’t live in Yakima.

  9. Annie

    Ron effing Swanson is indeed the greatest character on TV [right now]. And the fact that Ron and Tammy are real-life marrieds is so awesomely meta, I can’t even handle it.

  10. Suzie

    Just have to mention the Atlantis– last shuttle mission for the USA. I can’t be the only one in Fug Nation who thinks it is bittersweet and spent some of their Friday looking at the amazing pictures. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/multimedia/

  11. Bookworm

    Suzie, I spent half the day looking at pics and posting links to my FB page.

    As for cheese from a can, Clover Valley Cheddar is awesome! Sorry Gwennie!

  12. Veronica

    I rarely watch television, but in the few segments I saw of Nancy Grace losing her shit over Case Anthony, it was enough to convince me that the woman was a disgrace to the field of journalism.

  13. Shannon

    Heather joked about creating parent apology cards in her Redbook piece (TWINS ON A PLANE!), but she doesn’t have to because they already exist. I bought these for my best friend and his wife when they had their little guy in 2009 and they love them: http://www.amazon.com/New-Parent-Apology-Cards-30/dp/0811851044

  14. LoriK

    What Veronica said. Do not let those clips convince you that you need to start watching Nancy Grace. You don’t. Seriously, you don’t. If people stop paying attention to her she’ll go away. Unlike pointless celebrities NG is actually harmful so that would be a good thing.

  15. Kaitlyn

    Oh my goodness, that 80s band thing was just beyond. Thanks for the belly laugh.

  16. snob

    wow. AMAZING.

    take some time guys to check out our blog and FOLLOW it if you like it :)

    photos are up from our trip to London.

    love snob. xxxxx

    click here for Snob the fashionsource

  17. Erin

    I HAVE injured myself with a Q-Tip!!

  18. J

    I used to work at the Yakima Herald-Republic! IT’s been a few years, but it makes me happy to see you link to them. :)

  19. lc

    Please don’t give NG one more viewer, she is the lowest common denominator of broadcasting. Worse in my mind than Jerry Springer because at least he is in on the joke.

  20. Jessica

    I promise I won’t really ever watch Nancy Grace!

  21. Maybelline

    Cheez Whiz is da shiz.

  22. Sally

    Oh, my- I have been stuck on Jon Hamm “Austere” all weekend.

    And, Shannon, thanks for apology card link- new shower present (along with the staple Good Night, Moon)

  23. Julia

    Who knew there were so many 80s bands!? I have to say the very first one (Tears for Fears) was completely accurate. It wasn’t loafers but it was white shoes.

  24. bdaiss

    Ooo! Heather! Best way to get tot’s to eat asparagus: STINKY PEE! My 4 year old now asks for asparagus daily. Who am I to refuse?

  25. Dawn

    Amanda, my friends and I want to change the Yakima sign to “Yakima! The Butt Crack of Washington!” We find ourselves hilarious! Fug Girls, please come to Eastern Washington. We love you here!

  26. K

    Wow, I visited my Uncle in Richmond when I was 12 & he told me that murder story (he lived round the block from the murder house). I was never quite sure he wasn’t making it up. Thanks for the (gory) memories! (Aren’t uncles great for that kind of thing?)

  27. silly philly

    omg…I saved the McSweeney’s piece for a stress break and had to stop after snorting at “You have almost been tricked into eating silly string on a saltine” because the boss is lurking and thought I was seriously ill.