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Ugly Sweater Party & Bea Arthur In Star Wars

Ugly Sweater Party 2009Last night I attended an “Ugly Sweater Party” at the home of a local friend, Mike Kurtz. The premise of the party is that you’re suppose to find an ugly sweater or sweatshirt to wear to the party. You have the option of buying something new that’s hideous or comb the racks of the local thrift stores to find something ugly. It’s just a fun excuse to have a great theme party.

The party is also a pot luck of sorts and I brought some cookies. I didn’t have time to make some sugar free ones so I just bought some pre-made cookie dough packages from the supermarket and baked those up for the party. Pretty quick and easy. Some people did some creative things, such as one person brought a whole plate of olives that were creatively stacked and stuffed with some carrots and cream to look like penguins. Mike and his partner Ian had wonderful meatballs for the party.

To compliment the theme of ugly sweaters, one of the worst television holiday specials ever was screened. It’s the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. It’s so bad that George Lucas has said if he had the time and a hammer he would track down every bootleg recording of it and smash it. And yes, it was horrible. I’m amazed they got the original actors to consent to making this steaming pile of crap holiday special. The sets looked terrible. The costumes were pretty bad, especially the Wookies that made up the rest of Chewbacca’s family. Even the animation for the cartoon segment introducing Boba Fett was bad too.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Reunites On Family Guy

Family Guy - Star Trek: The Next Generation EpisodeOne of my all time favorite shows is “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Well thanks to following Wil Wheaton on Twitter, I found out about the episode of “Family Guy” that was going to air. I don’t pay attention to current shows on television so without being online, I never would have known about it.

I gotta love modern technology though. I didn’t catch the broadcast of the episode on television, I waited until the day after the show aired, and then downloaded it to my
Roku Netflix Box using the new access to the Amazon On Demand feature. For $1.99 I got to see one episode commercial free, and since I bought the episode, I can watch it anytime I want. I thought that’s pretty cool. The Roku Netflix Box keeps getting better all the time, what a great investment.

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