Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Extras

Ricky Gervais is a funny SOB – searching for something to watch, I decided to give “Extras” a shot on HBO on demand, and it’s got the same sort of humor as “The Office.” It’s on DVD too - check it out if you get a chance – He plays an extra on a different movie set in each episode.

For example, the second episode has Ben Stiller (as himself) directing a movie about some war-torn Eastern European country, and “one man’s story of survival” and he’s the most over the top a-hole – hilarious, but the best part, is when Andy (Gervais) stands up for his friend (another extra) who Stiller has just chastised, and the following exchange takes place:

Ben Stiller: And who are you?
Andy Millman: Nobody.
Ben Stiller: What?
Andy Millman: Nobody.
Ben Stiller: Exactly. And who am I?
Andy Millman: Either Starsky or Hutch, I can never remember.
Ben Stiller: Was that supposed to be funny?
Andy Millman: You tell me, you were in it.

Absolutely brilliant.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Um, a Mission Statement?

So here I am, creating a blog of my own, because I just don't have enough things vying for my time these days. Between my job, my wife, our already-born son, our unborn son, and our house it seems like I'm always doing something - I'M NOT COMPLAINING - it's just that I feel like I don't have a whole lot of free time as of late. Therefore, in the Arbour Tradition of spreading oneself too thin (those of you who know my Dad know what I'm talking about), I've decided to pile on.

Here's the thing - Lindsay's already got a blog dedicated to all things family, so even though I'll make the occasional reference to something, don't expect any significant "Arbour family updates" here.

In fact, I wouldn't expect anything of any real substance out of this blog - it's generally going to be a forum for me to express what I'm thinking at any given moment, and it may or may not make any sense. The truth is that, at last count, there were exactly 5,139,689,404,867 blogs on the 'net. The absolutely crazy thing is that 5,139,689,404,868 just happens to be my lucky number, so I've got a good feeling 'bout this...