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Its Not News, Its a Distraction: 12th Doctor Revealed Live on TV

“Who” am I kidding (pun intended)  I LOVE Dr. Who!!! Those who know me, know I’m a Whovian! I’m giddy with excitement and thought that this was too cool NOT to share — the Twelfth Doctor to be Revealed This Sunday — Live on TV! How novel is that?!?  Want to know what I’ll be doing to “relax, relate, release” this weekend — wonder no more! 

Be it “man, woman, otter,” Matt Smith just wants to see the right person take the role of the Twelfth Doctor, and it looks like that person may have been found as the Whovian rumor mill revved into gear Thursday with word that the next Doctor will be announced during a BBC special airing this weekend, which the BBC confirmed as true much to fans’ relief.


Guesses as to who the next doctor will be? … and while we’re chatting, got a favorite doctor?

Taking a lil break, from making the HR connection (DON’T BLINK), yours,

Its Not News Its a Distraction — NEW Pearl Jam Album Coming

I LOVE Music! I Love Eddie Vedder! I Love Pearl Jam — and I’m excited about this new album — not sure that I’m going to pre-order it, but you can bet what I’ll be listening to at work all day on October 15!

… and what I’ll be listening to the rest of the evening — Hear “Mind Your Manners”, the first single from Pearl Jam’s tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt

Making of the album clip and official audio of “Mind Your Manners” below!

Rawking on (as I make the HR Connection), yours, thegirlinhr

Its Not News, Its a Distraction – #Rikering

So as a fan of Star Trek The Next Generation (and Star Trek in general) I get a kick out of all the videos that are popping up of Rikering — haven’t heard of it –check it out!

Just in case you see anyone Rikering at your office … now ya know what’s up. Are you gonna give it a try?

Its Not News, Its a Distraction — 17 Things About the Oscar Host, Seth MacFarlane

I am a big Seth MacFarlane fan (Brian from Family Guy –is probably one of my fav characters ever! and seriously the guy is wicked talented) — thought that this was a little fun to share — especially with the awards show coming up later this evening.

Its not news, its a distraction! Yours, the girlinhr 🙂

The world’s biggest actors, actresses and Oscar nominees are a hard crowd to please and they don’t take personal stabs lightly, so MacFarlane will have to tread lightly. He’s encouraged to be funny, but he can’t afford to be offensive.

Before the show airs Sunday night (7 p.m. EST on ABC), here are some things you need to know about the first-time host:

    1. MacFarlane is 39 years old and lives in Los Angeles, Calif.
    2. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation.
    3. He named his production company “Fuzzy Door” because the door to his apartment when he attended Rhode Island School of Design was covered in fur.
    4. He began drawing cartoons at 2 years old and published his comic strip “Walter Crouton” in his hometown newspaper by the age of 8.
    5. He has three animated shows on Fox: “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” and “The Cleveland Show.” Those, together with his big-screen summer hit “Ted,” make him worth an estimated 36 million.
    6. He voices three of the main characters on “Family Guy”: Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin and the dog, Brian.
    7. In “Ted,” he is the voice of Ted, the foulmouthed, bong-hitting teddy bear, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
    8. In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named him “The Smartest Person on TV.”
    9. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for a solo album that has him singing ’40s and ’50s American classics, and he won two Emmys, one in 2000 and the second in 2002.
    10. He took vocal lessons from Lee and Sally Sweetland, who trained Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
    11. He is a gifted pianist.
    12. His Twitter account is less funny than you would expect. He has 3.6 million followers, retweets often, and updates it almost every day.
    13. He hosted the first “Saturday Night Live” of the current season on Sept. 15, 2012.
    14. He was scheduled to be on one of the hijacked planes of 9/11 (American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower) but missed the flight. His travel agent, who gave him the wrong boarding time, effectively saved his life.
    15. He used the word “erection” in one Oscar promo. ABC refused to air it but it appeared online and ESPN ran it.
    16. Previous Academy Awards hosts that inspire him and from whom he’ll try to take cue are Billy Crystal, Johnny Carson and Bob Hope. MacFarlane also thinks that next year, Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler will host the awards ceremony.
    17. His post-Oscars project is rumored to be another big screen film, this time a Western starring Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and MacFarlane himself.

via Who Is Seth MacFarlane? 17 Things You Need To Know About Sunday’s Academy Awards Host.



Its Not News Its a Distraction: Brett’s Angry Dance

Free off the heels of the “How Do You Deal with Stress” post… I thought I’d post the video to Brett’s Angry Dance — and if you haven’t already seen or heard of the Flight of the Conchords — I totally recommend — laughing is always a good way to relieve some stress!

Its not news, its a distraction! Yours, thegirlinhr

Gayatri Devi, M.D.: How Do I Improve My Memory? Forget More!

Do you know what is essential for a good memory? The ability to forget. To completely and thoroughly forget. Forgetting, like breathing or sleeping, is physiologically normal. This is at odds with our modern compulsion to record and remember everything and is a perfect recipe for anxiety.

Deb Roy, a cognitive science professor at MIT studying language, recorded 8-10 hours daily of the first three years of his son’s home life. He compiled a quarter million hours of audio and video, creating a 200,000 gigabyte “ultimate memory machine.” Consider how much information each of us is exposed to in 24 hours, on streets, subways, screens and in sleep. Imagine recording and remembering all this. Thankfully, we were never meant to.

Fact: We are evolutionarily programmed to forget. Our brains evolved over millennia with built-in forgetfulness. Our brain is engineered to remember tastes, smells, voices, touch and visions, not names. Our brain is engineered to solve problems (How do we keep track of cattle? Mathematics; How do I communicate? Language), not remember disjointed facts. A fact not linked to a sense, an emotion, or a concept is quickly forgotten.

via Gayatri Devi, M.D.: How Do I Improve My Memory? Forget More!.