Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Favorite things

Bekah at the Country Mouse had a good post this week about her favorite things.



I swore I would do the same thing. But I could not think of my what my favorite things are. I mean, besides Pizza which Rita just reminded me of. Then last nite I had a vision about a weird thing that I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I decided to just list things that I like that are a little odd, like this one

I love me some Dominick Dunne. Love him. It is not natural how much I would like to have a beer with this dude. Or champagne, that is more likely. Good stuff too I bet.

He has been in the news for pitching over at the OJ Trial this week, and at 82, I thought "uh oh", but he is back in business today, but says this is probably his last trial, which makes me sad.

I love his show "Power, Privilege and Justice" on CourtTV, which is now Tru TV for some reason. I watched it until three in the morning last nite, which is kind of stupid as I have seen them all 100 times--I wish he would make more new ones in a hurry so I do not run out of them. The show is about rich people committing crimes, so it combines two of my favorite things--crime and celebrities/socialites. Because he has been a part of high society so long, he ineveitably can throw in a comment about some convo he had with the killer when they were 7 years old or something--it cracks me up

This is what the show website says about his accomplishments:

Dunne began his career in New York City as the stage manager of "The Howdy Doody Show." (I did not know that, how funny!) He moved to Hollywood and became the executive producer of the television series "Adventures in Paradise." Dunne later served as the president of Four Star, a television company owned by David Niven, Dick Powell, and Charles Boyer. He moved on to producing feature films, including "The Boys in the Band," "Panic in Needle Park," "Play It as It Lays," and "Ash Wednesday."

Dunne moved back to New York in 1980 and embarked on a writing career. His books include The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (Crown, 1985), Fatal Charms (Crown, 1987), People Like Us (Crown, 1988), An Inconvenient Woman (Crown, 1990), and A Season in Purgatory (Crown, 1993) (one of my favorite books EVER).

No one knows the dark side of the rich and famous better than Dominick Dunne. The consummate insider as well as an indefatigable crusader, Dunne is the most penetrating chronicler today of the arrogance that leads the rich to believe they are above the law. Dunne now brings his singular perspective to television. A best-selling author and a celebrated columnist for Vanity Fair, Dunne will rivet you with his selection of notorious cases that uncover the lowest depths of high society. No one knows the dark side of the rich and famous better than Dominick Dunne. The consummate insider as well as an indefatigable crusader, Dunne is the most penetrating chronicler today of the arrogance that leads the rich to believe they are above the law. Dunne now brings his singular perspective to television. A best-selling author and a celebrated columnist for Vanity Fair, Dunne will rivet you with his selection of notorious cases that uncover the lowest depths of high society. , which aired as a four-hour CBS mini-series on the evenings of May 5 and 6. Dunne's novel, Another City, Not My Own, also published by Crown, was excerpted in the November 1997 issue of Vanity Fair. His memoir, The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-Known Name Dropper (Crown), was published in the fall of 1999. Justice (Crown), a collection of previously-published articles written for Vanity Fair, was published in 2001.

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Anyway, he had a daughter named Dominique, who was an actress. She played Dana in Poltergeist. She was murdered at 22 by her boyfriend, who was a chef at a famous restaurant. Dominick himself was a drunk and a coke addict who cleaned himself up living in a cabin in the woods, and got started writing for Vanity Fair purely by accident, based on sitting next to the editor at a dinner party.

Another favorite thing of mine--and this is far more serious than the love I have for Dominick Dunne--and that is a pickle called a "whole sour". They have become very difficult to find, and I offer a cash reward for anyone that finds them and sends them to me in the mail. I am not kidding you about this, I have eaten the last one of my stash last nite and it almost made me cry. WHOLE SOURS, remember that.

What strange favorites do you all have?

13 comments:

Bekah said...

hahahaha nice! thats is a good twist to the fav things post. I like it!

hmm whole sours...ill keep that it mind. Its a pickle you say? Ive never heard of it...but im no pickle officianado (wow i have no idea how to spell that!)

Bekah said...

whoa hey look!

http://www.hardtofindgrocer.com/amst322.html

yes?

Holly said...

you forgot! Baked Lays too.

Paige said...

Lord Have Mercy Holly. REDUCED FAT RUFFLES.

I will pay good money rewards for that too.

Canyou believe Bekah just found me sour pickles? i just ordered a case of jars from NY, for 37 bucks, but I do not give a shit if they are good. They better be good. I AM SO PSYCHED!

*Sarah* said...

My strange favorite has to be... BUTTER. Not strange you say? Well it is when you eat it straight up out of the stick.

Paige said...

Sarah that is a little weird. It is also gross. Why do you not weigh 857 pounds with all the good food you eat, and now you tell me eat butter straight? Oy

Kalin said...

I have a strange love of steak sauce. I don't know why, but I'll eat it on just about anything.

ladyfi said...

Mmm.. pickled gherkins are great!

So, is peanut butter and chili sauce...

Lorna said...

Paige - is this the place you ordered pickles from? http://www.nycpickleguys.com/pickles.html

Or this one? http://www.kosher.com/store/kosher-grocery/pickled-products/pickles/031500004793-b-and-g-whole-sour-pickles.html

:)

Kim said...

You absolutely crack me up. I have watched Dunne show also and did not know that he was the father to Dominique Dunne! Thanks to "Malfunction Junction", you learn something new everyday.

What about that new way of murdering? Give us the juice!

Paige said...

Lorna neither of those is the place but it is B & G pickles I ordered.

That other joint has OLIVES! Holy mother of God, I have moved that bookmark right to the top of my list. If I am ever killed in action and they take my computer to figure out why, they are sure going to wonder about me.

Now find me some Reduced Fat Ruffles, o great researcher

*Sarah* said...

hahah well I don't do it all the time. My mom (or dad?) caught me under the table just eating a stick of butter when I was little which I think is quite funny. But I don't really do that anymore, but I DO LAYER it on really thick onto bread or whatever else I am eating. And that is the time that I dip my finger in just the butter for a gob :) You have to have good butter though... plain old regular unsalted butter blech. I like salted and Amish is the best I've ever had, but my favorite that I can get regularly is Country Crock or Smart Balance. I am a butter connoisseur!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

They call it "triple O" sauce, and it comes on the hamburger. But you can dip your french fries in it. It is a type of homemade mayo. To die for. If you ate too much, then more than likely you would. Clogged Arteries anyone?
Oh, and baked lays! Yum!
Jen

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