Serendipity @ Midnight

Chris Hardwick awards points to guests for funny comebacks.

Points! [photo from funnyordie.tumblr.com]

Last night The night before last (I’m really horrible about posting in a timely manner!) I was still up late enough to watch @Midnight live. It’s a fairly new quiz-type show on Comedy Central hosted by Doctor Who mega-fan Chris Hardwick.  He poses questions to three guest comedians based on some of social media’s wildest postings.  The guests compete for “Points!” and the honor of “Wins the Internet for the next 24 hours.”  Unless it’s Thursday, in which case the winner gets to claim  for the entire (extended) weekend, until a new winner is declared the following Monday.  Unlike SyFy’s now-defunct The Wil Wheaton Project, @Midnight is hilarious.  (Incidentally, Wil and Chris were roommates at one time.  Scifi nerds, unite!)

The show is so hipster-oriented, I often have no idea what they’re talking about,.  Not so much because of the social media stuff, but because of the slang used.  This ignorance of course, is a product of age, which is something the show loves to make fun of.  To which I say, “Just you wait!”  Heck, if you don’t grow old, something’s happened—and it’s not good.

Nonetheless, I’ve learned many things from watching this show.  One of which is a “furry” is a person with a fetish for dressing up like a stuffed animal, and seeking like-minded individuals for various forms of “social” intercourse.  Which means, of course, there are indeed furry-dating websites.  [All this makes me think I ought to change my “Furries” category here, because that is not what it refers to.]

Anyway, back to the discussion at hand.

Romeo and I were enjoying the show, he sitting on my lap.  One of the night’s topics was “Pet or Furry.”  In this game the host readsa description from a real “ad” on either  Petfinder.com or Furrymate.com, and the comedians have to guess which one.  I said to Romeo, “Wouldn’t it be fun if there was a Romeo in the game?”  Sure enough, the first entry (of the televised version) was “Romeo: I will lovingly lick your feet.”  Thankfully, Romeo was a real puppy.  Even more thankfully, Romeo’s ad stated he’d been ADOPTED!  (That’s how it appeared in the ad.)

Sweet serenity.

Speaking of Romeo, his fur is growing out nicely.  It’s now a tad longer than a regular short-hair.  Pretty soon I’ll have start brushing him regularly.  I already need to clip his claws.  That’ll be fun.

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3 thoughts on “Serendipity @ Midnight

  1. Natalie J. Damschroder says:

    OMG, he’s BEAUTIFUL.

    I listen to Hardwick’s podcast sometimes, but I haven’t watched his show. Your comments on the vocabulary make me want to do everything in my power to always know what stuff like “furries” means. I may grow old, but I don’t ever want to *be* old, you know what I mean? 🙂

    • Gail says:

      “OMG, he’s BEAUTIFUL. ”
      Yes he is. 🙂 I’m afraid he’s going to begin thinking his name is “Handsome,” since that’s pretty much how I address him. His pupils are continuously dilated (not sure why), so he always has the sweet look about him.

      You have an advantage in keeping up with what’s “in” since you have kids. They’ll be up on all those things. 😉

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