Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Online Comics

So, I'm a big fan of procrastinating on the internet. And during my adventures through those crazy waves, I found a couple of online comics I absolutely love. And I thought I would pass them along to you. Check them out, like them. It helps if you're a big freak like me.

Questionable Content - a group of 20 something friends who are socially messed up. It's like Friends but with drawn people!
XKCD- a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Andy Hallet dies of Heart Failure

Sad, sad news has recently come to be in the world. Angel actor Andy Hallet died at the age of 33! He was always one of my favorite characters on that show and had a wonderful voice. I'll be watching multiple episodes of Angel in his honor. My heart breaks for his family. Angel actors die young.


Here's what Kristen at E! had to say:

Andy Hallett, who starred as Lorne ("the Host") on the TV series Angel, died of heart failure last night at age 33, according to his longtime agent and friend Pat Brady. The actor passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with heart disease, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.
Hallett, from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., appeared on more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, between 2000 and 2004. The accomplished actor was also a musician and sang two songs ("Lady Marmalade" and "It's Not Easy Being Green") on the Angel: Live Fast, Die Never soundtrack, released in 2005.
The actor's character on Angel was Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, or Lorne for short. Hallett's Lorne was a friendly demon, who, when not assisting Angel and his team in the investigation of various and sundry underworld mysteries, served as the host and headliner at a demon bar.
Back in 2001, Hallett told our own Jen Godwin that despite constant flirtation with David Boreanaz' character Angel, and the occasional sly Elton John reference, "We don't really know if he's gay. I don't really know. It's funny, because sometimes he's right in Angel's face, and that's when I feel it the most. And viewers would probably think, hmm, what's going on here? This guy's pretty curvy."
Hallett has spent his post-Angel years working on his music career, playing shows around the country. He had been admitted to the hospital three or four times in the past few years for his heart condition, according to Pat.
Another Angel castmember, Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle in season one, passed away in 2002.
A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.

Random Thoughts

It has been a really long time since I posted. Sorry, even Freaks have lives. But trust that I will be giving you my two-cents worth plenty soon. But why don't we talk about you? Here are my random thoughts and feel free to comment on them. Doesn't that seem fair?

The end of the TV season is ending soon (OH NO!). What show are you going to miss the most? What show will you watch during the summer? My answers: I'm going to miss Gossip Girl. It is my guilty pleasure. During the summer, I'll watch cable. Networks usually just show reality TV and if you haven't noticed by now, that's really not my cup of tea.

Do you love Twilight? Are you embarrassed that you love Twilight? Because I can't stand the concept of it. I'm a Buffy purist and you cannot convince me otherwise of the rules of the supernatural world. But sadly a lot of my friends have fallen victim to the sparkly vampires. Let me know if you want to start a support group.

How much do you love the Food Network? Liz Lemon and I are loving it.

What pop culture item do you wish everyone loved and why? Because I get increasingly irritated when people don't watch Dollhouse for no particular reason at all.

How do you like my new layout? I'm glad I got out of the Blogspot layout rut.

I promise I'll post something interesting soon. I know you miss me.