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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Dave!When I work at home, I always like to have some background noise going to mask any audible distractions that might be lurking about. Sometimes it's my iPod, but mostly it's television. Tonight I had an episode of Veronica Mars running off my Tivo, and it suddenly occurred to me that I am a huge fan of the actor Enrico Colantoni.

I first remember him on the short-lived television show Hope & Gloria, but it was his role as womanizing photographer Elliot DiMauro on Just Shoot Me where he really started getting attention. I then remember him as an evil priest in Stigmata, the hilarious alien commander Mathesar in Galaxy Quest, a freaky murderer who frames a robotic Jude Law in AI: Artificial Intelligence and, of course, Veronica's dad on Veronica Mars...

Enrico Colantoni

I guess it's because of the effortless way that Colantoni seems to meld into the roles he plays that makes me enjoy his work. It would be so easy to overplay the character of Keith Mars, yet he is the model of subtlety, and turns in a performance that is stronger because of it. Hopefully we'll have a few more years of Veronica Mars to see where it takes him.

Then, before I knew it, Rock Star: INXS was on, and Brandon Calhoon was voted off the island. Sadly, it's only prolonging the inevitable for Suzie and Jessica. But oh well, the longer they drag it out, the more we get to see of hottie Brook Burke, so it's all good. I can only hope that we get a repeat performance of last night's metal micro-skirt, though she seems to look sweet in anything she puts on...

Brooke Burke

Looking back, today was not the best day for me. I was looking forward to a mural I was asked to paint come September. Unfortunately, my work-load is such that taking off a week to do it just isn't possible, so I had to call and cancel out. It would have been cool to blog my progress through the project, so I'm kind of bummed about it.

But the worst part is that it was an opportunity to create physical art again. Since everything I do is on the computer now-a-days, sometimes it's nice to get back to basics and actually paint something real. Maybe I'll have to pull out my watercolors once I'm caught up and see if I remember how to use them.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, however. If everything goes as planned, tomorrow I'll be eating the Best Pizza in the Universe for dinner. Gotta love that.

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  1. Anthony says:

    Brooke Burke is so hot. Must download some of that Veronica Mars cos you seem to love it.

  2. Ben says:

    Something looks a little odd in the picture of Brooke Burke.

  3. SJ says:

    Dave2, I recommend to you another wonderful movie that Enrico Colantoni stars in called, “The First $20 Million (Is The Hardest).” He’s delightfully slimy as the skeevy boss who takes credit for a young development team’s new computer design, and then fires them. I love it so much I own it in two formats.

    Isn’t “Galaxy Quest” the most delightful movie? I’ll bet Alan Rickman had a blast making that movie.

  4. Michelle says:

    Rock Star: INXS sounds good, is it just like Pop Idol? ‘Cept minus the evil Cowell and irritating pop-iness?

  5. Michelle says:

    Sorry, meant American Idol there, forgot they renamed it!

  6. Jenny says:

    Since we can’t see a mural, do you think maybe you could blog your progress eating the best pizza in the universe?

    I mean, do you fold it in half first? Start with the crust? Pick the pepperoni off and eat them separately? Don’t leave me hanging!

  7. Dave2 says:

    “The First 20 Million (is the Hardest)” – noted! Thanks!

    “Rock Star: INXS” is vastly different from “American Idol” because the contestants actually have talent. You don’t have to sit through agonizing moments of sheer terror, because while “Idol” loves to put sucky people on so Simon has something to bitch about… “INXS” doesn’t do that.

    Just for you Jenny: I eat from the tip. Whether or not I fold it depends on how “flippy” the crust is and how wide the slice (I prefer not to fold). Any toppings are left where they are, I don’t pick them off first. Pizza should never be eaten with a fork, but if it’s overflowing with toppings, sometimes you do what you’ve got to do.

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