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six degrees of blair waldorf

in honor of the best episode of gossip girl so far, i’d just like to indulge the blog in a mini version of my favorite celebrity game that i mostly play in my own head. the game goes something like this:
1. i watch tv/a movie
2. a character looks familiar to me
3. anywhere between 2 seconds to 2 weeks later, i recognize said character (omg. he was totally in that season 4 episode of buffy as that guy in the grocery check out lane.)
4. i feel really, really proud of myself
5a. i try to think of anyone who might also watch the two aforementioned linked shows/movies and text/email/im them
5b. or, since my tastes run to the obscure, i brag to anyone in the immediate vicinity of my pop culture intelligence and aptitude at recognizing faces, even if they don’t have a clue who i’m talking about.

this game gets especially tiresome for the people i’m around the most, and in dc, people tend to be culture retarded (enough w/ the lost and grey’s). all this just means that i slowly isolate myself into a pop culture bubble, never to be heard from again — that is until i’m overwhelmed and compelled to blog about my most recent revelation.

which brings me to GG’s (naturally blond) leighton meester as blair waldorf. she’s actually had bit parts in A LOT of tv shows — 7th heaven, house, law & order (but who hasn’t) — but three appearances gave me OMFG IMDB moments.
1. entourage: justine chapin, the britney rip-off virgin pop star who doesn’t have sex just like bill clinton didn’t have sex w/ monica lewinsky.
2. 24: debbie pendleton, the season 4 girlfriend of turkish terrorist spawn behrooz araz. she gets offed (why does this tea taste like bitter almonds?) for being nosy and white.
3. veronica mars: i won’t bother describing who she was in VM b/c absolutely no one will know what i’m talking about. i’ll just post video:

5 Responses to “ six degrees of blair waldorf ”

  1. jimmy said:

    “this game gets especially tiresome for the people i’m around the most, and in dc, people tend to be culture retarded (enough w/ the lost and grey’s).”

    Gossip girl? Really? Lets try not to forget the pop when we’re using the words gossip girl and culture in the same sentence.

    /lowers head in shame as proceeds to torrent season one

  2. Maggie said:

    I agree with Jimmy. You can’t call DC “culture retarded” when you are claiming Gossip Girl as a good example of culture. As a native Washington(metro area)ian, I consider myself to be quite well versed in pop culture, including Gossip Girl and Lost (which you are really missing out on). Perhaps it is the DC immigrants who are guilty of your “cultural retardation.”

    Do you like Blair better than Serena? I think I have a girl crush on them both.

  3. alison said:

    i think by denigrating gossip girl, you are proving my point. go to e street theater and watch your films with subtitles and be a culture snob by yourself. i probably do mean non-natives, since they are self-selected. anyway, i said “tend to be” and didn’t necessarily mean you.

    culture is culture, whether it’s pop or not. i also doubt the typical dc kids’ cultural knowledge, whether high or low–unless it will help them impress the upper crusty types.

    anyway, i like blair (and chuck). manipulation is so in right now.

  4. Maggie said:

    You are too cynical about my beloved, though flawed, city.

    Me denigrate Gossip Girl? Never!

  5. sean dailey said:

    i wouldn’t consider “lost” culture either.

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