Monday, October 09, 2006

Watch Friday Night Lights, part deux

I totally fell for Friday Night Lights last week. I've decided it's my favorite new show of the new shows on the telly this year. I've been thinking a lot about the final voice-over quote from the end of the pilot episode. Just been thinking about it. It resonates, and it really hit me when I was watching the show:

"Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable. And we will all at some point in our lives fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts: that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us. And that when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times—it is this pain—that allows us to look inside ourselves."

Oh, and the show's kinda hot, too. Not as hot as Paul Rudd,

but still pretty hot. (Am I really weird for thinking that the above photo of Paul Rudd is definitive proof that there is a God and he's a really good guy and he listens to my prayers? Like, is that weird? That THIS MAN is my ultimate fantasy?) (photo source: kenneth in the 212)


Jesse said...

I miss your blog being in touch with it's gayness...could you try and homo it up wee bit more.

PS: To your readers. I just saw Scott Caan at Jerrys and he had two hands, attached to his body.

aimie said...



on all counts.

touche, man.

Anonymous said...

omg. i just had to forward this to a coworker because we were recenlty talking about the hotness of that dude.

and jesse - i think you may have put the scott caan case to bed.
oh - coworker just wrote back "I wish paul was my *new thing*."

who doesn't?


Anonymous said...

There are very few things one could offer that I would accept in lieu of Paul Rudd:

1. World Peace
2. Reversing the ecological damage we’re inflicting on the planet
3. A cut of that recent Google/You Tube buyout (scratch that…it’s only money. Did you see his thighs!?!)


Anonymous said...

and I would like to introduce, my dear samaki - connoisseur of hipsters, mutton chops, and thighs you can really sink your teeth into.

Erik said...

Hello Maki! You have such awesome taste in men.

Erik said...

Jesse, what makes you think I'm gay?

Erik said...

Poop, it's a great quote, isn't it? I find it inspiring, the more tests we face, the stronger we get, and all that.

Erik said...

To Jesse and Lindsay, the Scott Caan hand scandal has SO NOT been put to bed.

First of all, Jesse, you should have taken a picture, because you've been known to toy with me and without definitive photographic evidence (which I might not even believe because, as we know VERY WELL, photos can be doctored) then I can't just take "your word for it."

Second of all, I believe that he has two hands, and that they are (most of the time) attached to his body, what's at issue is really if he has freak hands or not.

Third of all, there is no third of all.

Erik said...


I think Paul Rudd might be the hottest person in the world.

Erik said...

Maki, yes, I SAW HIS THIGHS.

Wow, just wow.

He. Is. A. God.

I agree with your list.

Erik said...

Oh, and per LindsayLindsay's comment, I want to know more about what Maki thinks of mutton chops.

Anonymous said...

That quote, like, totally spoke to me. And I mean totally. But you knew that. No comment on the rest, since I'm your ma and all.

Doug said...

I LOVE the photo of the long haired guy with the magnificent chest and the pelvic ridge. He's no Paul Rudd, but he'll do in a pinch. And, if I'm allowed a shameless plug (there's a dirty joke in there somewhere) yes, I have a blog still, but I changed the address (See my profile for the new one).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the compliments Erik! This whole discussion has sparked a new tab in my fantasy file. Paul Rudd + Sufjan Stevens = two great tastes that would taste great together.
In addition to living la vida loca as the Fashion MacGuyver, I'm also known in some circles as the Mutton-Slayer (not to be confused with the BootieSlaya). I have my own custom ~Mutton Lover~ tee-shirts and I am working on a photo exhibit highlighting the mutton chop. (sometime in 07)

Erik said...

PAM, you could have comented on the hot guys, that wouldn't have been weird.

Erik said...

Doug, I'm so glad you're still blogging! I was really sad when I clicked on the link to your blog and got a "expired page" message. Very very glad to hear you're still in the neighborhood.

Erik said...

Maki! You're the coolest, I love you. I used to have a huge beard, but instead of following the huge beard with mutton chops I followed it with a handlebar mustache, which I think was rather impressive. Mutton chops rule.