(No Longer) Weekly Video Clip: The West Wing

I’ve been spending a lot of time doing research, looking for jobs, etc. on the Internet; in my flat I can only get the Internet downstairs, which is bad news when I need to be in a quiet space to get stuff done. But, it’s good news when I want to watch some TV while I sit on the computer. I’ve been itching for something familiar and good and lately, I’ve been watching old episodes of the West Wing.



In explanation of…

…why I don’t post as much as I’d like. It’s mainly because right now I’m really busy, but it’s a bit more than just busy.  The short of it: I’m still living in London, and trying to find a job in the charity sector.  I’m working full-time someplace else, and trying to apply for jobs and volunteer all at once in my ‘free time.’  I really want to post, and I have great ‘future post’ ideas, but sometimes I’m just not physically able to get to it.  I’m hoping that I get a job soon, so that I don’t have to apply for jobs. And boy with that time, you better watch out!

I know I’ve promised Lost and Battlestar, and I hope I get to write it soon. I’ve been watching Lost, and I am loving it.  I actually haven’t managed to see any of the BSG yet, but I’m hoping to work that at soon.
But, for now, I’ve posted a clip for the weekly video clip. This one is from Sports Night, which holds the title of Co-Favorite Television Show EVER in my book.  It’s just a short clip where Dan realizes that someone he thought was crazy, wasn’t actually crazy. The short story behind this clip is that Bobbi (the girl in the clip) always claimed that Dan spent a ‘night of passion’ with her in Spain, but then he never called.  Dan has always claimed he never went to Spain, and thus couldn’t have done this. This clip exposes some of Dan’s “misconceptions” of the situation.

Here’s the clip

The end of this clip is my favourite part which showcases why I love this show so much. Sports Night has a great way of showing a character being wrong, realising it, apologizing, and actually be a better person because of said apology. It’s the part where Dan apologizes:  “What a jerk I was.  I should have called you. If my not calling you made you feel like any less than what you are…I’m sorry.” To which Bobbi simply says, “Thank you.”

Weekly Video Clip: Tobias Funke

Welcome to a new addition on the blog: the Weekly Video Clip, or WVC.  This is, obviously, where I put a video on the blog.  Also, we reserve the right to show more than one clip a week.  Plus, if you can think of a better than that “Weekly Video Clip” do give me the suggestion.

You Tube is a great thing because it allows us to see clips of things that we thought we might never see again, like great old commercials. It is also a venue for people to show their creativity with editing.

So, to start of this feature off, here is one of my favorite characters, in one of my favorite shows of all time.  Yes, you had to know I was going to start of with Arrested Development. Specifically, Tobias Funke and his, shall we say, peculiar way of speaking.