I don’t have anything interesting to talk about today. I went and colored my hair. There was a lot of grey. Then I stopped at Subway, grabbed two sandwiches and took them home. I R Domestic Goddess.
Gordon and I are watching Mindhunter on Netflix. The show is based on the work of the first profiler, John E. Douglas. I tried to read Douglas’ book before, but it was too dark. I had to disengage. It is fascinating, if you are into serial killer lore. Mindhunter the series is also quite dark, but very interesting. It is dramatic, but not quite as visceral as typical Hollywood serial killer offerings.
We are also watching Stan Against Evil. To summarize it, in a town cursed by witches, an older ex-sheriff Stan finds out that his recently deceased wife was actually Buffy and spent her spare time protecting him from an ancient curse. Now, with the help of his daughter and the new sheriff Evie Barret, they must defend their small New Hampshire town from ancient evil.
Okay, so the tone of the story is very much Army of Darkness. It’s absurd and funny. Also, if you ever watched Scrubs, Stan is played by John C. McGinley, who was Dr. Cox, and it’s pretty much the same character, except older and more ornery. The show is way over the top, the evil bad guys always explode on death in a huge grisly mess, and the last episode we watched featured a killer Pomeranian.
It’s on IFC but we’re catching it on Hulu. If you’re in the mood for funny horror, I strongly recommend it.
Well, that’s it, have to go write. Last I remember, Erra was explaining to Kate that her grandpa had a penchant for building pile of skulls. 🙂 Fun times.
Still better than current politics, though.
Anna L says
Huh, I will have to check out the Stan show. Wynonna earp is m go to for mindless good TV, its like Buffy if buffy was a more sarcastic, slightly darker person. The rest of the cast is also good, and its on netflix.
If you liked that – you’ll really enjoy “What we do in the Shadows” – which is a “Mockumentary” on the life of the modern day vampire. Very fang in cheek, humor. I’ve watched it several times and found something I missed earlier each time.
That movie was so amazing! I had no expectations for it but loved it so much!
Another good one is Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
Love that movie, the whole thing is perfection.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil was a gem!! Also love Stan against Evil. We’re waiting for the new season to start. People of Earth is another good one.
Sounds like a good day. It’s nice to have those easy days.
Pile of skulls and current politics — seems like a match made in heaven!
Lol. I would love to sit in on Erra and Kate talking about their family…
Patricia Schlorke says
Me too! Especially after Erra showing Kate her memories in Mishmar.
Loved “Mindhunter” so much I binge watched it over the weekend. Can’t wait for more! Now I’m playing domestic goddess and washing hubby’s hunting clothes. Talk about a horror show…
Subway saves my butt. I can have their turkey sub and still lose weight! Also Diet Coke. My guilty pleasure.
” I went and colored my hair. There was a lot of grey.”
I complained to the pharmacist about that just last week as I plonked my hair dye on the counter next to Mom’s prescription.
I told her, “I keep putting it on my hair and it keeps coming back gray. It says “PERMANENT” on the box, dammit!”
Oh that Erra, always bundle of laughs.
Might have to try Stan against Evil for the Killer Pomeranian alone (I always thought of the vampire Pomeranian in Blade Trinity as a highlight in a otherwise pretty bad movie)…
ANYTHING is better than current politics!
Ryan Reynolds was pretty hot in that!
Speaking of horror, is it too early to chat about favorite Thanksgiving recipes?
Cthulhu? HP Lovecraft the cookbook?
What do you call it? TurkLobId (turkey-lobster-squid)?
Uurrkk. Just. So. WRONG. I think the bacon over the top is what really grossed me out. Why would you do that to bacon?
Kind of looks like a Headcrab from Half Life, don’t remember tentacles though.
“Stan is played by John C. McGinley, who was Dr. Cox, and it’s pretty much the same character, except older and more ornery.”
That sold me.
More ornery than Dr. Cox? The mind boggles. Thanks for the recommendation!
Oh my God, I have to find it!!!! I love Dr Cox, I love Buffy, this seems awesome.
But not having access to hulu (French, etc..), it’s ok I’l find a way.
Now I’m having fantasies about Erra showing up during presidential debates. Primaries, main election – take your pick.
It is possible that I am enjoying this thought a little too much.
Mm… press conferences…
Hey, Ilona, have you guys gotten through all the seasons of Buffy yet? Did you watch Angel?
Lyssa Sue Shaffer says
I use Nature’s Mountain henna on my grey and silver locks. I love the fact that it does zero damage to my hair, so it is always soft and touchable. I tried a permanent once and hated my hair until it fully grew out to cut off the dry crackly straw the chemicals left behind. Since the henna comes as neutral, no color change, to champagne, to red, to black, there is a full spectrum of options. The protein coat lasts 6-8 weeks usually. Just enough for me as I dislike the skunk stripe we develop as our hair grows out after chemical dyes.
Spending time taking care of you is vital to recharge your creative batteries.
Gail G says
When all else fails: stumbled upon Kung Fu Yoga, Netflix, new Jackie Chan racing after treasure and ending in Bollywood. Silliest damn thing I’ve seen in awhile. Requires only lack of concentration and the occasional cookie.
It is my fervent hope all politicians up for election are replaced and the NFL loses all their tax breaks and subsidies and plays to empty stadiums until reality sets in. Fed up with all of them. Rereading favorite books again, much better company!
Lisa Hampton says
Coincidence! I watched the 1st episode of Mindhunter this weekend. Not sure how far I’ll go with it; but will try another episode or two. ‘Stan Against Evil’ looks funny just with the picture. Will look for that.
barbie doll says
Has it ever been stated who Kate’s grandfather was? I remember something about Semiramis husband not being too nice. Most of the rulers of the fertile crescent were interesting to say the least. Just asking as I like trivia. Now that Erra isn’t killing Kate and her family I enjoy what she has to say. Just like everyone she has different sides to her personality. I finally gave up and let my hair go grey and it is hard. I never realized that I was so vane. At least it is cheaper and less time consuming.
My aunt got tired of burning her fingers with hot rollers, so she got a pixie cut and bought a bunch of wigs. She let her hair go silver, but all the wigs are the strawberry blonde she started with.
Coloring my hair is way too much trouble. My hair is thick and grows very quickly. I would have to color it every 3 weeks to maintain any fiction about my natural color, which at 68 is completely white. I also keep it very short (standard pixie cut) because I cannot be bothered with it.
I saw my first white hair at 14. I bleached my hair blond, which also hid the not-very-visible white hairs, in high school. (Surfer girls were in.) In college, I was too busy to worry what color my hair was. By the time I was into my 20’s, “streaked” hair (and boy was mine streaked!) was in and I was fashionable. I was completely gray by 50 and white by 60.
My mother had the same problem, but my children don’t. Improving the gene pool?
Ok, if you haven’t already I’m just going to say WATCH WYNONNA EARP! It’s like buffy meets western and ridiculousness please, everyone, enjoy.
Also doc Halliday is HOT.
I didn’t start seeing promos for Wynnona until the first season was over. I’ll have to check to see if on-demand has the first season or if I’ll have to resort to Amazon or Netflix.
Anna L says
Youtube has graciously got me hooked on wynonnna earp. Season 1 is available on netflix, and season 2 was available on the scifi website.
I second what Mirren said!
I also just watched King Arthur and spent a majority of the time laughing out loud …..sometimes critics are wrong when they pan a movie coz of historical accuracy- I mostly watch for entertainment value and the movie was definitely not boring.
I love Erra the teacher! She’s hilarious and impatient.
Kavita Sarda says
Totally agree……a whole new side of the character.
A small New Hampshire town. Really? Apparently small New Hampshire and Maine towns are central casting for vampires and witches. I’ve lived in both. If anyone is thinking that you could keep a secret in a small NH or ME town they are kidding themselves. Their meetings would be in the local newspaper.The local mosquitoes would give vampires a run for their money. And black flies!!! The vamps would have to subsist on the leavings. And the witches had best not plan any naked sabbats. The aforementioned black flies and mosquitoes would make it difficult. Downright painful. Then in winter the witches really would freeze their tits. Plus more running water coming down the hillsides than you can possibly get around. Anything unable to cross running water would be marooned on the mountain tops. Nah. New Hampshire and Maine probably had their share of aspiring witches, but other than Salem MA where they are a protected species, most have moved on to more salubrious climes. Georgia maybe?
Wasn’t “Murder She Wrote” also in Maine? I seem to remember people complaining about the badly done Boston accents. So it’s not just for vampires.
And I think Stephen King might have had something to do with vampires and other things-that-go-bump-in-the-night being set in northeastern states. Don’t a lot of his books take place in Maine or close by?
Patricia Schlorke says
Yeah since he lives in Maine with his family.
OH yeah. Stephen King puts his vamps and bump in the night things in Maine. If you know the area it’s sort of fun to match up places to his descriptions.
Sometimes Erra reminds me a bit of the seawitch/Luidaeg from Seanan Mcguire’s October Daye novels…they both have such heart-warming and horrific family stories (and despite all this they both have moments of odd affection for their relatives).
They’re also both ancient terrors used to scare misbehaving children..so you know, I feel like they’d get on.
Stan (I assume) punching the horse. Reminds me of Blazing Saddles where Mongo punches out a horse. Always makes me laugh. Perhaps it will make you laugh too.
Fan in California says
RE: Last comment. Seriously true!! Thanks for your humor-laced writing. Always helps to brighten the day!!!
If you haven’t yet, check out the hilarious pseudo-horror film “Tucker and Dale vs Evil”. The amazing Alan Tudyk is in it. ?
Alan is in it?? Now I have to find it and go watch!
I think it’s on Netflix right now. He’s one of the lead characters. Go check it out, you won’t regret it!
Still miss Firefly…
Ooooh! I’ll put Stan on the list. Sounds perfect for us.
Kavita Sarda says
Erra….Grandpa……and skulls…….what a tease. Horrible waiting time…….request a snippet pls.
„Erra was explaining to Kate that her grandpa had a penchant for building pile of skulls“
Well I have to tell people to change signs in our town, on ours plaque says Turks did it.
Just finished binge watching Mind Hunter with the kid. Excellent show. I’ve never seen Stan vs Evil but it sounds like a hoot.