Monday, 23 April 2012

Condoms, Rose! Condoms! Condoms! Condoms!

I think the number one rule of blogging is that you're not supposed to apologize when you take a hiatus from blogging because it comes off as even more narcissistic than the actual act of blogging. Like, "I'm so sorry I've been away; it must have felt like the winter of deepest despair without your daily dose of my own personal opinions!" But I really do want to apologize for our hiatus. Not because of your despair, but because everyone else at Collective HQ is awesome at Managing Their Shit, except for me. My inability to properly organize my time/say no/write a recap for my job in less than ten thousand hours is a real nuisance. I've missed you guys an awful lot, is what I am saying.


This week's topic is: When you need a laugh, who/what do you turn to?

Mostly I turn to the longest, most stable relationship in my life. The one with my TV. Most sitcoms are funny in a single-viewing kind of way, but these four make me laugh and laugh no matter how many times I've seen the episodes and heard the jokes.

1) Community

2) Arrested Development

3) Golden Girls

4) Friends

Honorable mention for Parks and Rec after season one and The Office through season three.


Jennie said...

So when I first read the title of your post, I was like, "What? When did The Doctor talk to Rose about condoms?" because apparently my brain just immediately goes to Doctor Who about everything now.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

Oh, man. That would have been the most awkward conversation EVER.

Ashley said...


Secondly, and I'm not officially confessing anything here, but I MAY have wandered over to read some fanfiction back when I first watched Doctor Who S4 when I was so emotionally broken and oh my God, WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE. I mean, I know a lot, but SERIOUSLY. Don't go looking for Rose/Doctor fanfiction unless you have someone you trust telling you which ones to avoid. My God.

P.S. Also I may or may not have recently read a fanfic from Harry Potter that is apparently the worst HP fanfic every written besides My Immortal, and it may or may not have involved The Sorting hat/Hermione . . . MY BRAIN.

Ashley said...

P.P.S. I just started a Golden Girls rewatch!

P.P.P.S. And I just started watching The Secret Diary of a Call Girl. It is weird to watch Rose Tyler having kinky sex, and one time with #11.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

Wait. What. Hermione/Sorting Hat???

Ashley said...

It's even more disturbing than it sounds.

Jennie said...

I don't know, when Topless Robot was posting fanfic Friday, there were a couple of really disturbing HP involving Hogwarts/a squid and the other one I don't want to talk about.

Heather Anne Hogan said...

I feel like the most disturbing HP fanfics are the ones where Snape hooks up with anyone. Anyone at all.

Here's an HP giggle:

mysterygirl! said...

I love that episode of Golden Girls. I knew exactly what you meant when I finally checked my Reader and saw your post. :) Good tv taste!

Ashley said...

Heather and Jennie: Look, all I'm going to say is that this fanfic not only involves Hermione/Sorting Hat, but ALSO Hermione/Snape, and the two are WEIRDLY connected. Also also? The Sorting Hat has certain, er, man parts. It is seriously whacked. I should just find it and post the link here because I don't feel like you will believe me otherwise.

Kiti said...

Jennie - When I saw the title of this post, MY mind ALSO immediately went to Doctor Who. TRUE STORY.

I'm... not certain that I want to know anything more about Hermione and the Sorting Hat. My brain can't even comprehend it.