Slightly Shameful

When you watched the Parks and Rec season finale, did you notice that the maintenance man who saw Leslie and Ben canoodling seemed familiar? And did you think he looked like the construction guy, Tom, from Gilmore Girls? The one who spent so much time working on the Dragonfly Inn? And did you forget to check this out until a couple of months later? And did you then find out that you were right, that both characters are played by actor Biff Yeager? And did you then realize that maybe, just maybe, you know just a little bit too much about Gilmore Girls?

It’s surprisingly hard to find information about Mr. Yeager online. I tend to assume that the rest of the world shares my obsessions, but it may just be the case that no one else is watching Gilmore Girls and Parks and Rec so closely. It turns out that Mr. Yeager has been acting steadily since the 70s, and has had plenty of TV parts before and after Gilmore Girls. Hopefully he continues working (and I continue spotting him on television shows, like my own personal Where’s Waldo?) for years to come!

What is That Girl?


1. Diamonds
2. Daisies
3. Snowflakes
4. Chestnuts
5. Rainbows
6. Springtime
7. Tinsel on a tree
8. Everything that every girl should be
9. Sable
10. Popcorn
11. White Wine
12. Gingham
13. Bluebirds
14. Broadway
15. A teased head of hair
16. A creepy winking mannequin
17. A weird picture on a kite

The last three weren’t in the song, but they were implied.

Lady Jam: Kiss Me Deadly, Lita Ford

I hope that if you go to a party tonight, you get laid and don’t get in a fight. Or, if things don’t go the way you’d like, I hope you can at least shrug off your bad luck with a Lita Ford-ian “It ain’t no big thang.” Then maybe play your guitar while surrounded by blocks of ice and very small fires.

Lady Fear Friday: the You Can’t Do That On Television intro

This terrified me as a child. My mom says when it came on, I would scream and run out of the room. Then I’d hide behind her bed. I’m not exactly proud of this, but I can understand it. This intro is still unsettling to me. The combination of the siren, that guy’s ruddy face, and his tortured scream before his face cracks into pieces still makes me feel like running out of the room. Only I’m in my apartment, so there’s no parents’ bed to hide behind.

I’ve never seen this show, because I could never get past the intro.