Archive for December, 2008

The Most Annoying Things About 2008

1) That The Hills is still on TV and, more annoyingly, that is has an audience.

2) Thier continued popularity (apologies to Ummmm and X!):

3) The cancellation of The Riches.

4) Jenny Schecter the Director:

5)

I know that there’s more, but let’s not be negative anymore.

Goodbye, 2008!

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2,008 Great Things About 2008!

Just kidding! I don’t think that I could think of 2,008 things, let alone count that high. Here’s ten of my favorite pop culture related moments of 2008:

1) The Miley Cyrus pictures. No, I’m not talking about that “controversial” Annie Leibovitz cover shoot, I mean the pictures that were somehow leaked. The ones where she’s lifting up her shirt to reveal a neon green bra or curled in her undies on Hello Kitty sheets. I just love it all. Here’s this little Southern role model who’s finally a good-girl for future good-girls to look up to, and then this! It makes me like her badass so much more. I just swooned when she started dating the twenty year old underwear model. You go, girl! Don’t hide behind the mouse, be your skanky self!

2) Diablo Cody winning Best Original Sceenplay at the Oscars. Makes me weep with pride, and to be honest, jealousy. And I just adore her for showing up to the OSCARS like this:

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3) Ellen and Portia 4eva ❤

4) That in July there was a big deal made in a small Delaware town about John Waters being invited to speak at a community festival. I hope that I can still offend people when I’m in my 60s, too.

5) Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy.

6) Lindsay and Samantha ❤

7)  Beverley Hills Chihuahua.

8 ) The Australian television series Summer Heights High and Chris Lilley. (Thanks, HBO, for letting us stupid Americans see some quality television!)

9) There will be no 2008 countdown list without mention of Heath. But genuinely, I think this would be a favorite pop culture moment even if things had turned out different.

10) And of course…

Elaine and Josh’s 2008 Retrospective

Tired of Christmas posts? Can’t handle any more holidays? Well that’s just to bad, babies, because it’s time for New Years! And do you know what that means? Countdowns, lists, and retrospectives galore! And here at Bosh with Elaine and Josh we’re no different! So strap yourselves in because I’m about to show you 2008 through the eyes of Elaine and Josh. All the events and news that happened to us or that we participated in (or at least everything that I could find mention of in the archives of my Yahoo! mail inbox).

January:

  • 1/2: We are busy at work on our musical extravaganza Thyme Pimsa. A touching film which is the story of a small town seriously affected by global warming, corrupted scientists and religion. It was dropped shortly hereafter, but the screenplay we wrote is actually pretty good!
  • 1/4: We worry about Britney’s crazy nights where she refused to return baby Jayden James to K-Fed.
  • 1/13: Josh watches the Internet phenomenon known as “2 Girls 1 Cup”. Elaine refuses.
  • 1/22: We mourn Heath Ledger’s death.

February:

  • 2/10: Josh gets his lunch stolen from his backpack and sends an email about it entitled “People Suck”.
  • 2/16: Elaine goes to Georgia to visit SCAD.
  • 2/23: We try to learn guitar from a “How to Play Guitar for Dummies ” DVD. We give up.

March:

  • 3/6: Elaine gets the brilliant idea to start an Elton John tribute band called E+J<3 (get it?! Elton John…Elaine, Josh…)
  • 3/16: We turn our lives over to The Secret and preach it’s wonders to a room of our uninterested peers.
  • 3/21: We become obsessed with the art of crochet and go to our favorite store, Yardage Town, for supplies.

April:

  • 4/8: Elaine turns 17. No one notices.
  • 4/9: The Riches second (and last) season airs!
  • 4/12: Josh sends an email called “RIP Josh” because he is worried about APs. What a baby.
  • 4/19: We volunteer at the Earth Fair and learn about the joys of God and abortion.
  • 4/20: Tim Curry turns 62.
  • 4/27: We see John Landis LIVE at the LA Festival of Books. Oh yeah, Tim Curry was there, too.
  • 4/30: Elaine starts work at the movie theatre.

May:

  • 5/7: Josh sends Elaine an invite to the Facebook group “Has anyone seen Tim Curry’s tambourine??”
  • 5/15: California deems it unconstitutional to outlaw gay marriage.
  • 5/17: We become obsessed with Perfume: Story of  a Murder and the scent of damp wood.
  • 5/25: We make a wee boo-boo.
  • 5/25: We get over it.

June:

  • 6/8: We see CATS!
  • 6/15: Goodbye Junior year!
  • 6/20: We see Sweeney Todd starring Tod Slaughter.

July:

  • 7/4: Josh signs us for the Marine Corps mailing list and we get free t-shirts.
  • 7/7: We taste the swet fruits of Santana’s Mexican Grill for the first time and meet Maria.
  • 7/8: We eat at SMG again.
  • 7/11: A day of crafting.
  • 7/19: Josh goes to San Diego Pride without Elaine.
  • 7/24: Britney Spears is seen back to her sexy self on her Mexican vacation due to our use of The Secret.
  • 7/31: Tim McClean gets his head cut off on a Greayhound bus through Canada. We never stop talking about it.

August:

  • 8/13: We come up with the wonderful, awful idea for BBB3.
  • 8/16: We throw our first pary as J+E<3
  • 8/31: We see “Spring Awakening”. I don’t know if this is really that significant. I also don’t know the propor punctuation for play titles.

September:

  • 9/2: Senior year starts.
  • 9/5: We see I Know Who Killed Me. “That’s life, people get cut” becomes our new favorite thing to say.
  • 9/7: Elaine finds out about Emerson College.
  • 9/13-14: Great Gatsby extravaganza.
  • 9/17: Josh finally turns 17. We find out the date of the “Circus” release.

October:

  • 10/4: We skip Homecoming and watch Suspiria instead.
  • 10/7: “Womanizer” goes on sale on iTunes.
  • 10/31: For Halloween we go to see The Haunting of Molly Hartley starring Didi from The Riches! We accidnetly steal a “Yes on 8” sign.

November:

  • 11/2: We get political and do battle with my homophobic neighbor by parking in front of their house with a car covered in “No on 8” posters.
  • 11/4: We stand in front of a polling place with our “No on 8” sign.
  • 11/4: Barack Obama gets elected.
  • 11/5: We all know how the whole Prop 8 thing turned out. It wasn’t our fault. We did our part.
  • 11/10: We put posters for “Circus” around the shopping center.
  • 11/26: We create the hit YouTube vidoe “I Am…Britney Spears Fan”

December:

  • 12/2: Merry Britmas! “Circus” is released. We hand out Britmas cards.
  • 12/2: We buy our 16th row tickets for THE CIRCUS: STARRING BRITNEY SPEARS.
  • 12/8: The Chocolate Mart feed is disabled.
  • 12/11: We learn about the world of Western Mysticism.
  • 12/25: Lord Jesus celebrates the big 2008.
  • 12/26: Josh jets to Mexico for his sister’s wedding.

And well…that’s pretty much all the events that are relevant to us in 2008!

We’ll muse more on this past year in the coming days.

Come out of the closet already!!

This is a message for my sister.

I remember you used to play “Heaven on Earth” all the time on your iPod.

I hear you whenever you sing-along with “Womanizer” when it comes on the radio.

I heard the “Circus” music video playing on your computer last night (and not just once but twice!).

So, stop trying to hide it! Just come out of the closet okay!

You’re a Britney fan and you know it!

Don’t worry about what people will say about you. It doesn’t matter in the end. In the end, you’ll have Britney and that’s all that matters.

Just embrace who you are. It’s a beautiful thing really.

Don’t worry about mom and dad. They’ll support you no matter what. We’ll all love you no matter what you are.

But being honest, I’m not sure what your boyfriend will think. Maybe you should keep it a secret to some people.

There’s nothing to be afraid of.

Be strong.

Your brother,

Josh

Happy Birthday Jesus!!

This is going to be one of those blog posts that are really short because really the whole message is in the title.

Alas, happy birthday Jesus! Finally the big 2008!

I hope Mary got you that Honda Prius you’ve been wanting!

I’m going to try to make a cake for you, but if that doesn’t work out, I’ll bake you one when I get back from Mexico (and I’m sure Elaine will be glad to help).

Love,

Josh

(Readers: sorry if you’re on Christmas overload right now– four posts on Christmas is a lot!)

Unique Christmas Music

What? Even though we’ve just featured two Christmas posts you’re still not feeling the Christmas spirit?

Well, I have just the cure: “Mom and Daddy Please Don’t Steal For Us This Christmas” by Suzannah will surely put you right in the mood!

Mom and Daddy Please Don’t Steal For Us This Christmas

(Sorry, you’ll have to follow the link and press the red play arrow. I’m not advanced enough to actually place music in this blog).

Want more tragic Christmas music? From “Christmas Without Daddy” to “Fist Me This Christmas”, you’ll find all you ever wanted and more in special episode of the Feast of Fools podcast:

Feast of Fools Podcast – Incredibly Strange Christmas Music

Dear Santa,

Hi Santa, I know it’s been a while since I’ve written to you, but now that I have this blog, I feel like it will finally reach you up there in the North Pole (you just really can’t trust USPS these days you know).

I also realize it’s kind of late to be writing to you, since you must already be finishing your rounds in Japan and Australia at the moment. But it’s the 21st Century, so surely you have a laptop with you on that sleigh? And I’m positive that you subscribe to our feed via Google Reader, like all loyal Bosh readers do, right?!

How is your health? Elaine must have caught something bad because she threw up yesterday (how embarrassing…) and I hope you didn’t catch the same thing. Are you and the missus still enjoying an invigorating sex life? If not, I can forward you one of those e-mails I always get, you just gotta ask.

You see Santa, this Christmas, I’m not even going to ask you for anything (especially since I’ve already received everything I ever could’ve wanted, i.e. The “Showgirls” VIP Box Edition, and BRITNEY SPEARS TICKETS). This Christmas is all going to be about you.

So Santa, to help you out a bit, here is a list of people you shouldn’t even BOTHER visiting tonight. Don’t even waste your precious time on these naughty people.

  • Elaine (she’s Jewish)
  • SHE (I don’t need to tell you the story again do I?)
  • Nomi Malone
  • Andrew Carver
  • Adnan Ghalib
  • Kanye West
  • Kevin Jonas
  • Joe Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • John McCain (but Sarah Palin can get a present because she’s just too folsky)
  • Yes on Prop 8
  • Mr. Blagojevich
  • The girl who stole Elaine’s officer position in GSA
  • Kevin A., the Santa Imposter (who gave me a lump of coal in SAVY Club)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Tigger, my Chihuahua for his insatiable desire for my leg.

There you go Santa, I hope that little bit helps you a lot!

Expect some cookies at my house Santa, while you drop off my new car!

Always Yours,

Josh


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