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What Would Molly Ringwald Do?

Posted in Advice from Elders, Classics we mess with with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (West Coast Stacey/ SWD) and East Coast Stacey (EC)

or how to handle teen romance love triangle drama

 

Skip the Oxfords, Chuck, get some Rainbows. #WINNING
A few weeks back, when the madness of Charlie Sheen erupted, EC and I were texting about 2 and 1/2 men. I was ranting about Charlie’s shoes and that laced up, socked, footwear does not belong with the #CAuniform of bowling shirts and cargo shorts. Where were the flip flops? Which diverted to a discussion about Jon Cryer. EC informed me her first car was nicknamed, “lil’ Jon Cryer”. I called her #DuckieLover. She said it was a Ford Focus and the back of it had a duck’s butt, hence the name. She and her sister made a mix CD of 80’s music for it. I was jealous. Which led to us wanting to gorge ourselves on Molly Ringwald movies. Whereas EC informed me of the spectacular phrase “WWMRD” (What Would Molly Ringwald Do)?

EC: I miss that little green car. It was goofy and peppy, just like the real Jon Cryer. Also, that mix CD that I made with my sister was epic in it’s 80’s goodness. It was full of GREAT music from Molly’s soundtracks. But those weren’t my favorite songs, because we also added music from John Cusack’s High Fidelity. Fabulous movie that introduced us to Mr. Jack Black. Plus, other than Molly who’s a better ambassador to the 80’s than Cusack? Nobody. (Forget Say Anything, I heart One Crazy Summer!)

SWD: So true! John Cusack IS the yang to Molly’s yin!
   
Ahhhh the Molly Ringwald movies. We learned a lot about life, love, the delicate social politics to navigate the tempestuous waters of high school from these beloved 80’s flicks. It got me thinking, Bella needs a good dose of WWMRD!

 

EC: Here’s the deal about WWMRD. It’s a motto to live by for the ladies. Learn it, live it and (gosh darn it) embrace it, people! Which is why it’s the best motto for little Miss Swan to get through her thick skull.
 
 

Many of Molly’s perpetual high school characters have endured similar situations as Bella:

 

  
Jake makes a cake. I question Edward’s baking skills. What does he use for the “red” in “Red Velvet cake”?

(16 Candles). Impossible crush on the school’s heartthrob

The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980's

SWD: Of course, both of them get the guy, but Molly has much more fun doing it. Does Molly drool and stare longingly at Jake Ryan? Well yes, but her bitch pout takes over and she plays it cool, sort of. Jake is smitten. When Bella drools over Edward, he looks annoyed. Her drooling reminds him of masticating and he just gets hungry. Molly/Samantha = Jake’s eyecandy whereas Bella=Edward’s Prime Rib.

EC: Also, Sam didn’t completely obsess over Jake. (Unlike Bella and Edward) She did the appropriate amount of crushing, while dealing with her sister’s crazy wedding. That girl’s birthday was FORGOTTEN! But did Sam complain about it! Nope. She tried to be okay with the situation. Miss Bella Swan? She got all bitchy about getting presents and a cake. Sure, Jasper tried to eat her, but Bella was just being ungrateful.

Don’t get me started if Mike Newton asked for Bella’s panties at the school dance. She would not be able handle that at all. Sam, on the other hand, had the appropriate amount of utter humiliation.

(Pretty in Pink)Questionably fashion decisions as well as a co-workers unwelcomed affections .

The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980’s… hmmm
SWD: Well, it was the 80’s. Most fashion choices had consequences… like humiliating pictures 20 years later. But here again, Boy and girl have mutual like, with complications, and a colorful third wheel. I think it’s the pout. Molly perfected the power of the pout. Even Elena from Vampire Diaries uses this Ringwaldism for her character. It’s all Pretty in Pout.

EC: Let’s talk about the fashions. Andie in Pretty in Pink was a fashionista of the 80’s. Sure they are horrible now, but she was fashionable then. She designed her own. She was like Alice, not Bella. Those preppies, like Andrew McCarthy and James Spader couldn’t get enough of her crazy 80’s stylings! Bella could only handle plaid shirts, jeans and ill fitting hoodies. No wonder Alice was always dressing her! It was an act of fashion mercy.
 
 

However, Edward (book edition) was completely sporting the 80’s preppy look with his white, sleeveless button down, tan sweater and tan khakis. It is so horrible that if they actually filmed Pattinson wearing it, I would have been temporarily blinded by the poor fashion taste.
 

Oh and was Duckie actually Mike Newton, not Jacob? No wait! Look at the hair…Eric Yorkie!

(Breakfast Club). Is caught up in the mood swings of one attractive sociopath with an affinity for thermals

*sighs*……. The Edward, Bella, and puppy dog Jake of the 1980’s

EC: If you combined Edward’s sociopath tendencies and jerky bossiness with Rob’s love of dumpster hobo wear you get…Judd Nelson in this movie!

Plus, Bella needs to own her inner snob. Claire does! (Even though she grows a heart by the end) Maybe, Bella wouldn’t be pushed around by Edward, Jacob, The Cullens, all the idiots at school, the flamboyantly dressed Volturi…if she found her inner mean girl. Not just rely on using her real power, the passive aggressive whining shield.

 (For Keeps). Has an “oops” baby with her high school sweetheart

 
 

The Bella, Edward and Renesmee of the 1980's

SWD: Again, more smart kids who aren’t safety conscious? Hey guys, #BiologyWorks, pay attention. 

EC: I am still annoyed by that Breaking Dawn demon baby. At least Molly didn’t have to drink a sippy cup of blood or have an Edward performed teeth c-section. Did I just spoil BD for you? Think of it as a public service announcement. You don’t want to go into THAT movie without being forewarned.

Would Molly have that demon baby? Maybe. She would, however, consider that delivering a demon baby would probably not be the best idea. See Bella, that’s called using your brain. You should try it sometime.

So Bella could learn something from Molly’s characters, since she did it all, 20 years earlier, with grace and sass, and some cool boots. But when in doubt,

Molly says this:

 

An obscene finger gesture from such a pristine girl

Stew is getting the hang of it! THE Princess of Pristine

 And under no circumstances, should WWMRD be substituted with this:

not #WINNING

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Being Human, American Style! Episode 2

Posted in Being Human, Classics we mess with, Favorites, Ghosts, LOST, Recaps, Uncategorized, Vampires, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2011 by talksupe
posted by EC Stacey and WC Stacey (SWD)

Bringing the Sweaters, Supernatural Style!

What does he have to do with Being Human, good ol'USA? You'll see...

I must admit, when watching Being Human, Yankee Edition, I get distracted. Not by pretty things, because Mitchell isn’t in this one. It’s how my mind wanders, for instance, when seeing the Annie sweater on Sally, that I want one too. Then thanks to the ‘reporting’ of our sorority sister, Feat Lil J that the show is set in Boston. Which leads me to think with a quick trip on the highway I can be in Boston. Take in the sites, wander through Harvard yard, go to an awesome Irish pub/restaurant that I enjoyed with my hubby during our courting stage. You know, romantic warm fuzzies. Then something violent happens on Being Human USA and I am thrust back into the show.

Why is this? Well, I imagine it’s because I have seen it before. With accents. Which doesn’t mean that I am not enjoying it, but I do miss the original. It’s kind of like watching all the different film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, then remembering how much you love the Colin Firth movie. It’s not that you don’t like the other ones, it’s just you miss Colin Firth.

Wait a minute...I like Matthew Macfadyen's Darcy too!

SWD: Oh Stace, I ‘ve never been to Boston and have always wanted to go. Maybe we could do a  Being Human tour 2012. Speaking of Annie’s sweaters… wait, are we still calling them Annie’s sweaters on the yankee edition? Let’s, because “Sally Sweaters” sounds too Nick Jr.,  like a ditzy character that should be in the Laurie Berkner band or something. Back to the sweaters. I wore mine today, in honor of our post. Also did you notice at the end when Sally was floating down the stairs the lyrics to the song were “….wearing a sweater”. SyFy knows the power of the wool.

EC: Sorry…lost track there…Being Human…right…

 
 
 

You know you couldn't resist watching episode two!Look... It's Acts Like A Pouty Teen Wolf!

 

Saved By The Vamp – Aidan Style

So Josh’s big secret was discovered by his sister, due to Aidan’s super save the day actions. Let’s give that boy a cape! He was able to swallow the blood lust and be there for his friend. An admirable trait for the “good vampires”. But…riddle me this…how was Josh’s sister so easily able to see her brother writhing around in a cellar in pain and not want to get him to a doctor? Even if she bought Aidan’s excuse, “He’s crazy!” You would think she would call her parents due to the fact that their mom was loco too. Color me confused.

SWD: I didn’t get it either. Do you think he Glamored/compelled/Dazzled/ whatever they’re calling vamp hypnotism on this show. Also, do we know yet how they can day walk? Will we find out later?

Josh’s cardigan

Dear Stefan, THIS is how a supe wears a cardi. Why does it work on Josh and not Stefan? Because Josh is kind of adorkable and that’s what a cardigan says (said by girl  currently wearing a cardigan). Stefan is too calm, cool, and collected for this conservative garment. For his preppier moods, Stefan needs more of this: but his wardrobe intervention will be another post.

Sally, Sally, Sally…You Can Do SO Much Better

For those of you who HAVE not watched the British version, I will not spoil the reason that Miss Sally is still lurking around the grungy apartment. (Like those who lurk around the blog and don’t comment. Teasing. I adore you lurkers.) I will, however, put this into your head. First…why is Danny so darn annoying? Just keep that in the back of your head while viewing. Also, why didn’t Sally and Danny put some fresh paint up in their crib. Seriously, that is a depressing color in that place. Quick! Aidan, Josh get your supernatural painting powers on and lighten up that place!

SWD: No kidding, wasn’t Home Depot open on move-in day? They couldn’t pick up a gallon of Sunset Sunrise Splash? Danny kind of seems like a sunset magic kind of guy. Oh, and pick up some light bulbs for that dark hallway while they’re at it. Or maybe a baby gate or some glow tape at the top of the stairs. Maybe a nightlight in the hallway. We have dangerous stairs too. So steep my dog goes down on three legs because he’s going so fast. #great4kids

 She’s Back…And Not A Nice Young Lady

That’s right, Aidan’s clean up crew didn’t clean up his mess. Instead, they took it home, gave it sharp teeth and sent it off to make an even bigger mess for the gang.  Umm…was her name Amanda…you know the redhead…

She's a maneater...literally!

 

First, she tries to eat Josh, but true to Twilight and every other supe show, the wolves are downright stinky. Lucky Josh. Unfortunately, for annoying, can’t take a hint nurse girl or newest vamp was still hungry. Well…not annoying anymore.  Not actually anything.

SWD: She’s rather trampy too. We all know from Horror Movies 101 that the slutty chick is the first to get offed. Um, that didn’t sound right. But you know what I mean. There is a dissertation on this in Scream. 

 
 

SCARY!

 

Jaco…I Mean Bishop Is Still Scary

Mark Pelligrino is downright frightening. In a v-neck sweater even. I liked Lost’s Jacob, but he was creeptastic on Supernatural. I wouldn’t want his cop to pull me over for speeding. I don’t think the fine will be a ticket.

SWD: He IS creepy…. like windowless white van  driving creepy.

Overall Impressions of Numero 2

Well, it was scary and creepy. The characters are growing on me. So…I’ll see you next week Being Human! Ohh…new Vampire Diaries tonight! Yee ha! Also…guess what’s playing on BBC3…Being Human Series 3! Cannot Wait!!!

See you next time!

What did you think? Tell us in the comments! Excited about tonight’s Vampire Diaries?

SWD: I am I am!

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Because the Hybrid names are funny

Posted in Classics we mess with, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by talksupe
posted by snowwhitedrifted (SWD/ West Coast Stacey)
Robward

It all began with RobWard

Because of the legendary TomKat, Bennifer, and Brangelina, the formula for name combos is mainstream. Not only does this apply to celeb couples, but to actors and their most infamous characters as well. We are all familliar with Robward (Robert Pattinson + Edward Cullen = Robward) and Taycob (Taylor Lautner + Jaccob Black= Taycob), thanks to LTT, and most people in “normal” real life will know exactly who they are, but what about those other supes… Are their hybrid names well known? Apparantly not, since I used the name “Benspian” (Ben Barnes  + Caspian = Benspian) on Facebook much to my friend’s chagrin. Sooo, sure some work, like the aforementioned Robward and Taycob, however, some do not.

For instance:

(Twilight)

Kristella

"Tail" of Kristella the amourous cat

Kristella (Kristen Stewart + Bella Swan= Kristella). This sounds like a bizarre cat whose owner is just stepping out of her romance novel period (ehrm, throwing stones here… said by the woman whose phone is named “Mac Dubh”).

Micharo (Michael Sheen + Aro (like Bono, no second name needed) = Micharo). Nope, sounds like either a knock off Renaissance painter or Japanese beer.

Kellmett

Kellmett is shocked you are not keeping the promise.

Kellmett (Kellen Lutz + Emmett Cullen= Kellmett). “Special” muppet?

Petelisle (PFach (I’m not spelling that) + Carlisle Cullen = Petelisle) Sounds like an additive to fireplace logs. “Eh Love, throw some more Petelisle on the fire, will ya?”

(True Blood)

Alexric (Alexander Skarsgård + Eric Northman= Alexric). Sounds like either Vampire Diarie’s Alaric’s distant Eastern European cousin with a crossover eating dissorder, or, it’s just lame. No things Eric nor Alex are permitted to be lame. Moving on.

Annookie (Anna Paquin + Sookie Stackhouse= Annookie) Native American Indian Tribe? A new Jersey Shore character?

JoCide

Jocide says, "Kiss my Merlottes grits!" Oh wait, that was the other one.

Jocide (Joe Manganiello + Alcide Herveaux= Jocide). I just picture the blonde dingey waitress from “Mel’s Diner”.

SamSam (Sam Trammell + Sam Merlottes) A musical instrument, like a “tomtom” or a member of one of my friend’s family whose names are: JoeJoe, JayJay, JonJon, and JingJing.

(Supernatural)

Jendean (Jensen Ackles + Dean Winchester = Jendean). I think of a lard addative, like Crisco. Maybe I am just thinking of Paula Deen’s “stickah buttah” and Jimmy Dean sausage products.

(Vampire Diaries)

Stefanaul rocks it!

Paultefan (Paul Wesley + Stefan Salvatore = Paultefan). That could be  an alternative Rock Band, like “Interpol”, or “Anberlin”.  Coversely, upon reversing the name to “Stefanaul” it also sounds band-ish. Or am I just thinking of “Steppenwolf?” Maybe we’ll save that one for when  one of Stefan’s hoodies gets pelted by moonstones.

But Paultefan is more of a crooner. It's the cardigans.

DamIan (Damon Salvatore + Ian Somerhalder = DamIan). Sadly, the Omen spoiled this hybrid name. No one wants to associate Smolderholder with a creepy demon kid.

Wait a minute, Omen Damien...is that TomStu? I may have to rethink this.

The DamIan's even have the same birds!!

Where's my Ninalenathrine?

Ninalenathrine (Nina Dobrev + Elena Gilbert + Katherine= Ninalenathrine). Nope, Male enhancement cream or herpes ointment. (*side note- very thankful I chose to google image “ointment” rather than “herpes cream”. Ointment was disturbing enough).

Here it is, sir. Oh wait, this is "Robb"rub. I like that better!

Ok, now I see why they cut the list at Robward.

*note, while searching, “Salvatore Raven”, these three images came up of all these actors looking very, uhhhh, bromantic. I thought I’d share.

It wouldn't be supey without bromances: Benspian, Jendean, and Robward

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

Posted in Classics we mess with, Muppet Christmas Carol, White Christmas with tags , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by talksupe

While WC Stacey was in Narnia, I wanted to watch this!

White Christmas…Not Supe Christmas…

posted by East Coast Stacey

Here at Talk Supe, we like to play pretend. We pretend certain actors have email converations, we pretend to interview fictional characters and we like to pretend we are casting directors and put our favorite actors into made up movies or remakes. (We would totally rock at that job, BTW.) One of my favorite holiday movies is White Christmas. My love for it knows no bounds. It was on AMC all weekend or was it TMC? (I get confused.) Plus I have it on DVD, so I thought to myself…what if I recast it with our favorite supernatural genre actors? The results were not pretty.

It would be much easier if I decided to use the cast of Glee. Matthew Morrison and Lea Michelle would be good choices. If I did that then it would be WAY too easy and make my job simple.

Hire Us! We make the perfect Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney!

Instead I decided to use actors not known for their singing and dancing…

Damon and Bella play Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Umm…no.
How about the Brits? I bet they can bring their tapping shoes and sing some holiday classics!

Okay...maybe not. They might be to serious with their supernatural angst for jazz hands.

This MIGHT work…if they can work together and not fight over the boys…

The great heroine girl fan battle begins!

Are maybe these two?

I'm a bit frightened here...

Maybe I should recast this movie instead and leave my favorite alone!

You just got to love the Muppets!