vertigo66: (The O.C. - Ryan and Seth)
Okay, I just started watching Traveler. Why didn't anyone tell me one of the guys played Ryan's brother Trey on The O.C.?! I love that guy!

I thought this was funny:
"I’ve learned one thing in listening to all the debates and reading about all these people running for office, and the one fact I’ve learned, I can’t get out of my mind, is that Rudy Giuliani has been married more times than Mitt Romney’s been hunting."

-- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by the New York Times.


May. 25th, 2007 11:22 am
vertigo66: (Spongebob poking out eyes)
OH NOES, Jake Gyllenhaal spotted sleeping. *is jealous*

Well, my TV season is done and gone (except I may tune into Hidden Palms and continue watching Rescue Me even though it was really weird last season), but I just caught this article on things we'll miss about The O.C.. Yeah, it's a few months too late, but I still miss it.

Pandagon looks at an ABC article that discusses the FDA approval of the new oral contraceptive, which stops periods. These are actual quotes from the article:
It’s unclear whether women will embrace this new pill, which contains the same formulations of estrogen and progestin used for birth control pills for decades, but its arrival marks yet another step toward the blurring of the genders.
WTF? So the only thing that makes a woman a woman is that she has periods. I'm sure all the post-menopausal women out there are happy to hear that.
As 21st century women dominate the universities and continue to climb the executive ladder, and metro-sexual men explore their feminine side, it’s harder to define what it means to be a woman.
OMFG. "Before it was so easy to tell who was a woman--they were the ones barefoot and pregnant. But now that they have jobs and rights and stuff, it's just so hard!" *pukes* Let's not forget this gem:
Lybrel, manufactured by Wyeth, stops the growth of the uterus, sending it into hibernation.
Because if you don't take this pill the uterus keeps growing until it takes over the woman's entire body. (Seriously, maybe the person writing this article should do a little research on how a menstrual cycle actually happens.)
But it is menstruation that has historically set women apart from men.
Nah, it's that women don't have penises, silly. :P
vertigo66: (The O.C. - Ryan and Taylor)
As we prepare for the very last episode of The O.C., here is a nice collection of links from PopCandy. Be sure to check out all the great lines here. Just a couple from the first two episodes:
Seth: You guys really wouldn't hurt me. Because that would be so clichéd. (they pick him up) Oh, I guess you're fans of the cliché.

Ryan: You know what I like about rich kids? [punches Luke] Nothing.

Seth: United, we're unstoppable, but divided, it's like—
Ryan: People get shot.
Seth: That's what I'm saying.
Oh, I'm so going to miss those two. Despite some fans' insistence that the show centered on Ryan and Marissa, I'm going to say it was much more about Ryan and Seth. The show was never better than when they were together onscreen.

I guess I'll take this time to discuss Marissa. I never loathed her, but I never liked her much either (though I never wanted her to die--I would've been fine with her going off to visit her dad for the rest of the series, though). Her drama-queenish tendencies seemed such an overreaction to the circumstances of her life, and I really wasn't thrilled about seeing it week after week: the drinking, the overdosing, becoming a lesbian for a few weeks, shooting a guy, getting involved with a super-bad guy who seemed to be only using her for sex, etc. Also, I didn't find her relationship with Ryan particularly compelling. They didn't have a lot of chemistry and together they just seemed even more mopey than usual. This season, with Taylor taking over as the girlfriend, we've actually seen Ryan smile. And he has a great smile. :)

I think this sums up the "demise" of the The O.C. the best:
When it began, "The O.C." was a teen melodrama for people who were tired of teen melodramas, but it evolved into yet another teen melodrama, more or less.


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