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Cats and Comedies

I need to get a new cat icon that includes Lucy, but she's very hard to photograph (all black). And it might be hard to get a picture with all three cats in it. Still, I feel like I'm slighting her when I use this icon.

The cats are getting along much better now. Lucy often lays down within a foot of Munchkin and there is no hissing. Shannon says Munchkin still doesn't like Lucy, but he may just be comparing her to Cobweb, who has been very welcoming, including frequent attempts to bathe the kitten (the kitten usually has little patience with this treatment). Munchkin certainly isn't as friendly toward the kitten as Cobweb is, but she seems to tolerate Lucy just fine now. I rarely hear her hiss anymore, even when the kitten goes bounding very close to her. I think as Lucy calms down as she gets older and stops trying so aggressively to play with the older cats, everyone will get along fine.

I was talking with Shannon tonight about the fact that I have trouble finding comedies I like. I find most comedies stupid. But then I thought that I could take advantage of my friends list. Maybe you could recommend something funny to me? To give you an idea of my tastes, here are some things I find funny:

pretty much anything by Joss Whedon, in places
Bull Durham
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Big Chill
Empire Records
Truly Madly Deeply
The Full Monty
When Harry Met Sally
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Wayne's World
So I Married an Axe-Murderer
High Fidelity
The Eyre Affair

So what should I be watching or reading? What might I find funny? Old or new, all recs are welcome.



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Sep. 15th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
I'm, glad the kitties are finally getting along. I was so lucky. Dennis adapted almost instantly to having another cat in the house.

As far as recs are concerned. I am having a time finding things to watch and read as well. I'm a huge fan of The Office(US) and of course Doctor Who and Torchwood.
You may like Torchwood. It's on BBC America. Saturday nights at 8:00pm.
We took the boys to see The Simpson's Movie. We were all amused.
Boyd and I are going to try to see Super Bad next week while the boys are in school.

As far as books go I have just finished the latest book in the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. I have a thing for Wizards. :-)
Sep. 15th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Harry Dresden! We watched the tv series, and I really liked it, so we've been talking about buying the books. We plan to do so, and I plan to read them soon afterward.

Thanks for the recs. I've just started watching Dr. Who with Shannon (he's been watching it since he was a child, and so was very excited when the new series came out) and I like it. I don't know if we get BBC America. I know that Shannon wanted to watch Torchwood but wasn't able to, so that must be the reason. I'll search for it on the TiVo. I know several people on my friends list watch it.
Sep. 15th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
Do either you or Shannon like audio books?

I have Storm front (The 1st Dresden novel) on CD. (and to make it even better it is read by James Marsters.)
I could make a copy of it for you.

let me know. I can probably get it out to you this week.
Sep. 16th, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
I've never been into audio books, but thank you. For some reason, I get stir crazy just sitting and listening to something, but the same doesn't happen when I'm reading. I don't know why. Thank you for the offer, though!
Sep. 15th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
You might think Terry Pratchett is funny. Every time I read a book of his, I like it okay and then I find one thing in it that I think is either funny beyond description or wise enough to be worth the price of admission, and I like the whole book better because of that one thing than I would otherwise.
Sep. 15th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I thought I had read a book of his, co-written with someone else, but I don't see it on Amazon. It was about a witch, but I don't remember anything else about it. (I read it when I lived with Sonia.) Oh! Good Omens! That was the book. (I found it by searching for Gaiman, since I thought he was the second author. I don't know why the Pratchett search didn't turn it up.) And someone used to read from a book about Mort at storyreading, lo these many years ago.

I don't think we own any of his books (the Ps in our library are a mess because Cobweb likes to pull them off the shelf and nest in them, so it's hard to tell at a glance whether we own any particular book by a P author), but maybe I could get one from the library. Any recommendation for where to start?
Sep. 15th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Some comedies I really enjoy right now are:

* How I Met Your Mother (it's slow at the beginning of the first season - but then it becomes made out of awesome)
* Two and a Half Men (much smarter than I thought it would be)
* My Name is Earl (especially the first season.)
* It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (can be kind of over the top - but can also be hysterical)
* The IT Crowd (this one I can recommend with nearly no reservations whatsoever. It's really funny, and perfect for nerds and nerd-lovers.)

Some older half-hour comedies that I really liked include:
* The first 4 or so seasons of Scrubs
* That 70's Show (surprising since I hate most things 70's)
* Arrested Development (the first season or two are incredible - the last season, unfortunately, so-so)

If you caught a little bit of any of these shows on TV somewhere in the middle and weren't impressed, I really recommend starting at the beginning and giving them a few episodes before making up your mind. Some of them take a while to hit their stride, and a lot of my favorite shows are very character driven. I saw an episode of Arrested Development while I was in America one time, and didn't get it at all. It seemed anything but funny. But when I watched the same episode again, after watching the show in order, it was hysterical.
Sep. 16th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs!
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