Monday, May 08, 2006

Plumbers by day...

(The big bald one is kind of sexy, don't you think?)

Had a lovely weekend, thanks for asking. Got many, many things done on Saturday before going to the ballgame, and put a nice hurting on my liver at said game and with my new margarita mixer at home afterwards. (Fantastic - you can dispense the frozen adult-flavored beverage from a spigot AS IT MIXES, and crushes ice like no ordinary blender can manage. LOVELY)

So on Sunday, I was pretty much luggage. Aside from a good workout in the morning, utter uselessness was the order of the day.

So...I watched a
Ghost Hunters marathon on the sci-fi network. I just love this shit. They're plumbers by day, and by night and on weekends, they take all this insane high-tech equipment into the homes of people who think they've got ghosts, and into old prisons, mental homes, libraries, and gather 'evidence' of a haunting or to de-bunk the phenomena. Mostly they find things like sump-pumps that are the causes of the rappings, and reflected car headlights as the 'orbs' that people think they see. Once in a while they find something they can't explain, or get a voice or a human outline on a thermal scanner, but mostly they turn up nothing out of the ordinary.

Anyway, I watched EIGHT FREAKING HOURS of this stuff.

And it was great, mindless entertainment for a hungover Sunday, but I have to say...some of them are right pussies. Hear me out. They go into these incredibly creepy places, old mental hospitals, sanitoriums, prisons...creepy ENOUGH without the idea of spooks running around, let alone with this possibility. So they go into these supposedly "haunted" places, in the middle of the night, in the dark,, BEGGING to see some supernatural phenomena or concrete evidence of the paranormal, right? EXPECTING to experience some pretty scary shite, disappointed if they don't. And yet...and YET...they'll screach in terror and refuse to go any further when they see a mouse or a spider. A fucking itty bitty rodent or bug, and they wet themselves.

I think that's hilarious.


Blogger fatmammycat said...

OOOOOhhh, we have that over here too, Derek Acora's Most Haunted, only Del boy is a professional ghoul and ghostie hunter. And he can speak for them in so many many accents, there's Liverpool/Scots, Liverpool/French, Liverpool/Spanish, and er...Liverpool/Liverpool. Everything is shot in night vision and he's always screaming and falling over and screeching things like 'Mary Mary? Can you hear me Mary? AAAIIIIEEEEEE, she was killed there and now SHE JUST WANT'S TO BE LEFT ALONE!! AAIIRIEEE," and then he topples over as the ghost of Mary or whoever leaves his body, It the funniest thing ever.

08 May, 2006 13:26  
Blogger Andraste said...

Oh, FMC - I LOVE that show. We get that over here as well. Him wi' 'is little diamond earring, reliving the deaths of these poor bastards. I love it when he comes up against some really evil old ghoul and he gets all confrontational and snarly. "YOU, yes, YOU, you foul thing. You won't pass over because you're afraid of the punishment you'll get, aren't ya?! You evil auld thing." And then he tells Yvette or whatever her name is, that this old ghostie is telling him all the nasty things it'd do to her if he were in the flesh. Weeeheheheheheehehehehehe

Great workout viewing, right there.

08 May, 2006 14:56  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

ooohhahahahahahahahahha, sniff, wipes eyes. I love Delboy so much, all the 'What's that? Aiiiiieeee. What's that noise? it's coming from OVER THERE aiiieeeee.'
And them they all stampede into the camera man. Oh, dear, I'm going to bed now, that's just too funny.

08 May, 2006 17:31  
Blogger LindyK said...

Oh dear; apparently I've missed something... You're right, Andraste, those ghosty shows are a crack-up. Wish I could get paid for shit like that...

10 May, 2006 00:52  
Blogger Monstee said...

Me like the ones where they take like the families and friends and take them to really bad haunted places like Chillington Castle or somsuch and then let them go with the equipment and TRY to get data and shit and NOT scare the shit out of each other! HAHAHA!! But every once and while a chair do move on its own and then the people go berserk and refuse to go on... HAHAHA!! On maybe the dad or someone starts begging the hard ass quitter to just keep going in this one more room. OK? Just this one more? And the other is like, NO! Boohoo, boohoo... NO WAY!!

Great Stuff!

10 May, 2006 01:35  

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