:: Friday, August 26, 2005 ::

Friday Five Frivolity: People I'm tired of
Today's game: List five people you're sick and tired of. I'm talking about famous people or peopole in the news. Don't list your spouse, family members or your boss -- unless they happen to be at least c-list celebrities or Headline News regulars.

Here are my choices for the week:

  • Pat Robertson. Pat usually isn't on my radar at all. But his antics of this past week thrust him back into the public spotlight and reminded the world, once again, what an idiot this guy is. Pat shouldn't be exposed to the bright lights of celebrity; he squints enough as it is.

  • Samantha Bee. This correspondent on The Daily Show is funny when used sparingly. But she's been showing up far too often these days. If you ask me, The Daily Show is losing its edge -- and not just because of the new set design. Part of the reason, I think, is the correspondents. They just aren't as good as they used to be. Criminy, I'm sure I sound like Edward R. Murrow complaining about the young turks like Cronkite. Oh, for the days of correspondents like Mo Rocca or Steve Carrell -- or even Beth Littleford.

  • Steve Carrell as the 40-year-old virgin. As a faux newsman, Steve Carell excells. He was a great correspondent for The Daily Show, and I loved his roles in Bruce Almighty (the ambitious rival of Jim Carrey's Bruce) and Anchorman (the idiot weatherman). I even like his role as the "pompous and deluded" Michael Scott in NBC's The Office. I'd probably even like his role in The 40-year-old Virgin. But I'm just seeing way too much of it -- commercials, reviews, blog posts -- and I was tired of the buzz long before the movie was released.

  • Cindy Sheehan. I'm not necessarily siding with ciggy on this one, but I'm getting Cindy fatigue.

  • Olivia Newton-John's boyfriend.

    Alrighty, then. There's my list. Chime on in with yours.


    :: Andrew 07:10 + ::
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