Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cabinet Shuffle.

It is 100% terrible that this is my first post of the month. It'll be my last, too, I suppose, unless I am utterly taken by inspiration in the next 24 hours.

I just want to put a new idea in print. I've been thinking...

For some time, my Husband List has been in no particular order excepting The Clooney, who trumped all others.

I didn't think I'd see the day that this might change, but quite moved.

The unembroidered fact is, if I was asked to choose between Clooney and Schwartman today, I think the long and short of it would come down to Schwartzman.

There are some family complications (a wife, a child, Nic Cage, etc), but for style and wit, I can't get past it - I've gotta follow my gut that Schwartzman is edging out Clooney. (And Clooney's no slouch in either department.)

This has all been percolating since I recently finished watching the third season of HBO's Bored to Death, a hilarious dark comedy about an ineffectual writer who becomes a freelance gumshoe to a) live out fantasies and b) to try to fill his coffers. I highly recommend this show if you think your comedy sensibilities lean toward the black. (Like Grosse Pointe Blank? M*A*S*H? You might like Bored to Death.)

In this season, it didn't hurt that early on, Schwartzman dresses like an airline pilot, fires a gun and rocks a brand new Mad Men haircut. Hey - I don't always like admitting primal stuff, but yes, his firing a gun makes the highlight reel for season three for me.

If an honoured HL Member Schwartzman isn't enough for you, you'll find Galifianakis and Danson rounding out the regular cast.

Soon: I'll discuss the situation with Community, it being put on hiatus, and me counseling NBC to remove its ass from its butt. (Actually, I get it, but I still think it's weak and should be reconsidered.)