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This and that... "Days Alive" and "House" - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
March 8th, 2006
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This and that... "Days Alive" and "House"
Okay to read this part, anonypooh!

"Days Alive" is featured in a magazine article about 5 up-and-coming New Jersey bands, here: http://www.jettymag.com/Spring2006/distractions/distractions.html. Cool!

Also, some thoughts on "House" last night, which I'm watching for a second time now, on DVD, so, I'll put it behind the cut for folks who haven't seen it.

Rather enjoyed the "shoes" non-sequiter at the beginning: "Because the shoes are all wrong for testicular cancer!"

I loved the moment where a nonplussed House stalls for time by shaking out a Vicodin, to help him deal with his cow-loving patient - *L*! Go, ADAM!!!!

Johnny Fever as the patient? A very OLD Johnny Fever, who looks much too old to have this, what, 20-year-old-at-most daughter? She looks more like his granddaughter. But, again, loved the moments when he catches House by surprise and elicits a bet of sadness when he opines that "you have to be willing to look like fool sometimes, or else nothing great will ever happen to you. Good thought. *S*

Come on, House... iron your damn cotton shirt!

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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 8th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Deleted your comment after fixing the error... hope you don't mind... *G* *blushes*
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From:green_ghost
Date:March 8th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
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No, I don't mind, I was gonna delete it.

And Howard Hessman did look way too old to be that girl's father. Also, I thought House really crossed over the line a couple of times last night, both with the patient's husband and with Wilson. I was happy when that guy kneed him in the nads, he deserved worse. And I was sorry to see Wilson show up on House's doorstep, as much as my little slasher heart went squee. I want Wilson to get angry and demand a little respect House; after all the time they have known each other, I think he deserves better. I like Wilson more when he's standing up to House, like that scene on the roof just after Stacy departed.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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"Howard Hessman" - good memory!!!!

You know, I thought the husband was excellent last night - really reacted like a real person. And when I watched it the first time, I thought he suckerpunched House - didn't realize he kneed him until this point. On the other hand, I don't really think he was to blame for the husband thinking he was the doctor on the case; staff are always coming up for info and such, and it was the woman inside who made the mistake.

Ah, yes... you could see the wheels turning in House's brain: "Hooya!!! Now I can seduce Jimmy into my bed - FINALLY!!! Oh, wait, now my conscience is bothering me... that would be bad... I'll have to be so grumpy to him that he'll hate me instead." *G*

Oh, but Wilson did demand respect in that "you know, sometimes a friend needs somebody to talk to" scene... which I loved!
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From:green_ghost
Date:March 9th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
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Oh, I don't think House was to blame for the woman who jumped the gun asking for the dead womans organs, I just House's disrespect for the poor man (the way he was speaking about his dead wife... the complete lack of sensitivity and the phrases he was using) were over the line. I'm glad he got called out on it.

And that Wilson scene was the best... poor angsty Wilson ...more please. But it just kind of bugged me a bit that he fell back on old habits... obviously, this has happened before (House mentioned it and eight million fanfic writers have as well which was oh so weird to see it on screen) so I was hoping they might have it go a different way.
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From:pearltook1
Date:March 8th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Hi Ros :)

I've not much to say as I haven't read any of the M&C books and I've only watched House once, though I really liked it. I have trouble remembering when there is something on I want to watch *embarrassed blushing* But I wanted to say Hi and let you know I'm still hanging about :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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*G* Glad to know you are!

And there's only a couple of us reading the M&C books... so you're not the only one not commenting - *G*. I don't expect anybody but tootsiemuppet to squee with me on them!
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:March 9th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC)
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*blushes* Ditto back.

*loves you oh so very much*

I worry a bit I'm going to estrange half of my flist but more people are liking it than I thought... and I couldn't stop posting if I tried, I think. Ah well.
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From:aeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
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A very OLD Johnny Fever, who looks much too old to have this, what, 20-year-old-at-most daughter? She looks more like his granddaughter.

That depends in part on how long generations run in a family. My parents had me (their only kid) the year they turned forty. The kids in high school often mistook my parents for my grandparents, and technically they were plenty old enough. {Smile} In their case, that stopped after high school, since both Mom and Dad look young for their age. {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC)
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Oh, absolutely... but it is unusual.
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From:aeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 05:45 am (UTC)
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{Chuckle} Oh, I know. The parents of my playmates tended to be younger than my parents, and all my cousins on Dad's side were WAY older than me. {Chuckle, SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Even more interesting, the great-grandchildren of my Mom's parents tended to be closer to the right age than their grandchildren, since Grandma and Grandpa had gotten married late for their times, too. Grandma was 68 when I was born, and Grandpa 77... and I was their first grandchild! {Chuckle, SMILE, REALLY BIG GRIN}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
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"House's test was whether Wilson was going to be needy , and Wilson failed by confirming that he was, thus forcing House to push him away, because frankly I think House can't handle neediness or high-maintenance in his acquaintances."

Well-said. But, I have to admit - it surprised me a bit. I thought that, of all the people House knew, Wilson was one person he DID have real conversations with. After all, even though they tease each other, they also tend to spend a few moments in their conversations talking frankly.

House is beginning to be a wee bit unbelievable in his total self-centeredness. I'm having trouble understanding whether he's always been like this, or if he has grown bitter through experience.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 9th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Ah... good point. I agree - I FEEL that House is there for Wilson, but, talking about it out in the open? Promising it? Scares house to death!

Ah, they're the slashiest... *loves*
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From:anonypooh
Date:March 11th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
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House was soooooooooooooooooo squee!!!

sorry I missed your email on the Billeh - but yeah - BBC Scotland .. for the Scottish. .... where I'm positive someone recorded it? yes? say yes???
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