Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Questionnaire: Piney Winston

Next up in the Sons of Anarchy characters meet the Inside the Actors Studio questionnaire, Piney Winston!  I must admit that I love Piney. I have a soft spot in my heart for his old ass.  But with that being said, I hope that we never see dear Piney's rear in a shower scene.  Now, on with the show after the jump!

The Questionnaire: Opie Winston

Next up in the series of Sons of Anarchy characters meet the Inside the Actors Studio questionnaire:  Harry Winston.  No, not that Harry Winston, but Harry "Opie" Winston.   Now, away we go with Opie after the jump!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Springtime Sentimental

The South is not my natural habitat.  I come from the land of four distinct seasons where people talk at a normal pace and don't refer to the Civil War in regular conversation.  My springtime dreams always revert back to home where lilacs perfume the air and peonies grow in huge bushes, heavy with blooms.  Sure it is great that it is 85 degrees in April but fuck it is going to be 98 degrees for 2 months straight this summer but finding gorgeous, prolific peonies like is is a rarity.  A real treat.        

That is all.  Carry on, then.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 - What do we know?

Okay, there's been some news.  Bits and pieces. Dribs and drabs.  The Sons of Anarchy Season 3 news that makes the wait thismuch more tolerable.  Most importantly, production started on 4/23!  Yay!  Twitter reports from the table read for Episode 1 are very promising not to mention the first day of production.

Hal Holbrook has been cast as Gemma's father, Nate Hadock for a four episode arc.  Apparently Gemma and Dear Old Dad meet up under unusual circumstances.   As if we could expect any usual circumstances on our beloved Sons of Anarchy.  And Dear Old Dad may or may not be trigger happy while watching old Westerns and suffering from Alzheimer's.

And Gemma.  Well.  There is a rumor that she is still on the run but apparently, there is a $10,000 bounty out on her.  I don't know about the bounty part.  The price seems really, really low but then I've never hired a bounty hunter before.  And what bounty hunter in their right mind would go out looking for the Beautiful Biker Queen?  It just smells fishy to me.

Unsurprisingly, Able is still missing as Season 3 begins and his absence is taking a toll on Jax and Tara and their tru lruv.  Paging Wendy!  Able's abduction obviously opens up a line for the Belfast chapter so it will be interesting to see the role that (new character alert!) Maureen will play in The Kid's return/demise. (Paula Malcolmson was cast to play Maureen, a character with a 9 episode arc).  Perhaps she is Cameron's wife?  Just a guess.  Plus Jimmy O might come back for a few episodes as well.

Finally, I know the off season is hard.  I've resorted to really enjoying Fringe.  I get it -- we are al resorting to drastic measures.  But before anyone gets really desperate and thinks it would be a brilliant fucking idea to get a Sons of Anarchy tattoo because there are pictures out there on the internets of people who have gotten the full back patch and no I'm not going to link to them.  Just remember, Sons of Anarchy is a television show.  If you need a flow chart to decide whether SOA themed ink is right for you, perhaps you should consult this.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Yeah, Yeah. I know....

It's the end of the semester.  This pretty much sums up life for me right now (Comic from PhD Comics):
I know a lot has been happening with Sons of Anarchy.  I'll get back to regular blogging soon. Unless the computer refuses to spit me back out.  If that happens, I'm fucked.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fantasy Casting

So with Half-Sack's (SPOILER ALERT) death at the end of Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy, there may be to be an opening for a new prospect in Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. Now this is purely speculative but ..... It got me wondering who could be cast as a new prospect.  I figured that it would have to be someone with talent (duh), believable as a member of SAMCRO, who isn't cover of a tabloid famous and could be the Rosencrantz to Juice's Guildenstern.

If this were an election, I'd cast my vote for Jesse Williams who is on Grey's Anatomy.  [Yes, I know Grey's is a horrid, horrid show.  I just can't break up with it.  Don't judge, okay?]
What do ya'll think?  He might work.  Sound off in the comments section.  While you're at it, sound off about your fantasy casting choices for a would-be replacement for Half-Sack.  

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Questionnaire: Wayne Unser

This week's installment of The Questionnaire series:  Chief of Police Wayne Unser.  You can catch up on Gemma, Tig, Chibs, Bobby Elvis, Happy, Juice, Agent Stahl, and Chucky here.  Enjoy!

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What turns you on?
Protecting the people I care about

What turns you off?
Being used

What sound or noise do you love?
When Gemma calls me Wayne

What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of the IV pump that administers my chemo

What is your favorite curse word?

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

What profession would you not like to do?
Prison guard

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when arrive at the Pearly Gates?
In spite of your methods, you always did the right thing.

Deputy Chief Hale is next up on deck, rounding out the law enforcement officers on Sons of Anarchy.  After Hale, I'll probably return back to the SAMCRO boys - Clay, Opie, and Piney.  And maybe Big Otto.  Maybe.  We'll see.  

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Trying New Things Is Good: Web Edition

The first hour of my morning generally consists of being woken up by the Yellow Dog sticking his nose in my face, unleashing him and the Black Dog into the wilds of the backyard, bare-footing it across the family room to get a cup of coffee (coffee makers with timers rawk) and my laptop, promptly crawling back into bed to watch Morning Joe (much to the LSH's snoring, Republican chagrin), deal with the avalanche of work emails, and do my general web surfing.  Here is what I read:


  • The Washington Post - The Post is my general web new go-to.
  • The Daily Beast's Cheat Sheet - a nice news aggregator from all prespectives of the political spectrum and a healthy dose of international sources
  • Wonkette - Political nerd blog with a healthy sense of humor
  • Politico - Mostly a skim for headlines
  • Slate Magazine's The Slatest - another news aggregator and Slate too

  • Lainey Gossip - for such smart observations about celebrities and astute observations about how the stars manipulate the media.  
  • Celebritology - The Morning Mix is not to be missed.     
  • Oh No They Didn't - for the comments.  
Lifestyle, etc

  • The XX Factor - Slate Magazine's blog for women, by women
  • Domestic Sluttery - The shoe porn has me wanting these flats for summer. And basically, I want to be BFFs with all these women
  • The Sporkful - by far, the best food podcast.  These guys are so obsessive-compulsive about enjoying food that it makes me smile.
  • Gizmodo - For keeping up with the latest gadgets
  • Loving True Blood in Dallas - like I have mentioned before, I like me some vampires.  
  • The French Skinny Experiment - Two women, one in Paris and the other in California trying to see if the French way of living translates to the SoCal.  
  • TV Worth Watching - sometimes the blog hits, sometimes it misses, but the daily Best Bets is worth a check-in
  • Neil Gaiman's Journal - well, for Neil Gaiman.  
  • Occupation Girl - the blog by Cleolinda Jones.  Cleolinda is basically my blogging idol.  If I can be half as funny as she is, I will die a happy woman.  Her Secret Life of Dolls series is not to be missed.  

And then I muster the energy to haul my ass in the shower and start my day.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bits and Pieces

I came out of the other side of my parents Easter visit with my sanity if not my ego intact. [WHY IS YOUR HAIR SO DARK? DID YOU DO THAT ON PURPOSE?  IT IS SO BLACK IT ALMOST LOOKS BLUE. YOUR NATURAL COLOR IS DARK BUT NOT THAT DARK.]  Sigh.  Anyways, there are a few bits of noteworthy Sons of Anarchy goings on.

First, casting news!  Paula Malcolmson has been cast to play a new character named Maureen.  You can read all the details at The Watcher.  This is purely speculation but I wonder whether her character will be an ATF agent or part of the SAMCRO family.  It would be interesting to see Agent Stahl's character go beyond her dogged pursuit of the Sons of Anarchy.  Then again, Maureen is a good Irish name so perhaps she might be connected with the SAMCRO chapter in Belfast?  Or perhaps Cameron's wife?  Let the wild, unfounded speculation begin!

The April 9th deadline is approaching to submit your fan questions to Kurt Sutter for part of the Season 2 DVD extras.  Check his blog for all the details of how to submit your question.

If you haven't voted for Gemma yet in the final four of Red Eye's Best Character Tournament do it and do it now!  She's down against some guy from Burn Notice, so get to it!

Finally, if you haven't discovered the TV Tropes wiki devoted to Sons of Anarchy, it is really worth a look-see.  My personal favorite is Crouching Moron Hidden Badass:  Half-Sack is an Iraq war veteran and a surprisingly skilled boxer.   


Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Questionnaire: Chuck Marstein

Next up in the Questionnaire series: our beloved if quirky Chucky Marstein. To catch up on Gemma, Tig, Bobby-Elivs, Juice, Happy, Chibs, and ATF Bitchface click here.    

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What turns you on?
Being a valued part of a team of gangsters

What turns you off?
Pruning shears

What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of a counterfeit printing press

What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of people disgusted by me when I am off my meds and back to chronic masturbating. 

What is your favorite curse word?
You know, I have enough problems with my whole chronic masturbating disorder so I don't swear a lot.  

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

What profession would you not like to do?
Fetish porn

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I accept you.

So now that Chucky has but two fingers left to type, what obsessive behavioral tick do ya'll think he might adopt in Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy?  My vote is for chronic nose picking.  The comment section awaits.