Friday, November 06, 2009

It's Friday!


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This is just a random photo of Jacob on my bed right after we made it.

Today's post will be one of those "Does Anyone Else Do That?" posts. (AKA analyzing toe lint.)

While watching TV - do you leave to Google what you are watching?
Specifically, there was a movie on Georgia O'Keefe not too long ago. My husband started to watch it, he then got up & googled her. By the time the movie ended & I had seen about her husbands affair, etc. he came back to tell me that her husband had had an affair, etc. My husband does this quite frequently!

Also I like to watch BBC America - specifically the Jonathan Ross Show & Graham Norton's show - in addition to Top Gear & Dr. Who - I can go on... While those shows entertain Hollyweird celebrities, they also chat with Chavvy Britons - who we have not heard about over here. So I have been known to also run to my trusty Google & look them up.

Please tell me that we are not alone.

13 comments:

Libby said...

We 'Google' and 'IMDB' and 'Wiki' things all the time. It's in my blood - my mom always had a dictionary and and almanac on the coffee for quick reference. She thought nothing of pulling out an encyclopaedia to seek out just that perfect tidbit of info.

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh, yes. By the time I make it to the couch though I'm often foiled - the PC is off. So I have this little yellow book where I notate what I need to Google. I have something recently noted "Wainfleet" and then another note "Jim Kim,MD" - what was that? Turns out he's an anthropologist that was on Bill Moyers.

Great post.

jovaliquilts said...

The nice thing about having a laptop is that you don't have to leave to google -- you just sit there and do it while you watch. I'm always wondering where I saw an actor before, so I google the show, locate the cast member, and click to see what else s/he's been in.

hetty said...

I often google something that I don't understand or wonder about on a program I'm watching. I love trivia and will usually get computer-bound and totally neglect the show on television. But then, I don't watch much TV. I usually just google everything.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

At our house it's usually my husband going to IMDB while watching a movie. Of course he's always multi-tasking while watching TV (email, IRC, googling, etc.) We watch quite a few of those shows as well. If you've never watched Gordon Ramsay's 'the F word' you should check it out. Makes cooking seem like such fun. :-)

Not Lucy said...

Like jovaliquilts I just grab the laptop and check out those tidbits I just need to know. Unfortunately, this usually leads to playing just one (?) game of something so I don't get to much quilting!

Chocolate Cat said...

Sorry can't say I've ever done that!!! but by the other comments maybe I should be!

Judy H. said...

Like a couple others, I have a laptop. I also have Tivo and can pause the tv, grab the laptop, IMDB someone, then go back to the show without interruption. If it's something other than who-is-that/what-else-has-he/she-been in, I wait and Google after the show.

Jeanne said...

Yes, I'm a looker-upper too :) Especially maps ...
Jacob is getting so big -- almost one, hard to believe the year has gone so quickly!
Jeanne

Rian said...

Yeah, we do it too. I reference IMDB when watching movies because I can never remember the names of actors. Moviepoopers comes in handy because I fall asleep before the movie is over.

Carolyn aka Silkquilter said...

Me too. Grew up looking things up in the dictionary or the encyclopedia. So I often do the same with google and some show or movie. My mother told me a funny story years ago about her having a discussion with someone and she said something about reading the encyclopedia. The person she was talking with asked her if she did that often... Mom laughed and said that she did; would get lost in it even going from one tidbit to another.

Katie said...

I don't google from TV inspirations as much as life or discussions. I saw a group of turkeys at the bird feeders at my friend's hospice and began wondering if I was using the correct words to discribe the group. I couldn't wait to get home to my computer and discover the group is a rafter or gang, although a lot of people say flock. The family I saw had nine members - one of which was obviously a Tom. His beard was long - how old was he? His waddle was not the same as farm turkeys. Yup - lots of differences and even differnet types of wild turkeys. Some of their feathers are very colorful. It was one family. A hen lays a clutch of 10 to 12 eggs. There was a bigger hen - the mother - and 7 offspring - all nearly full grown. It was hard to see any small beards so I'm not sure if there were any Jakes. Lots more interesting info on turkeys.

Sweet P said...

My laptop is always next to me when I'm watching TV. I Google a lot when I want to find something. Even when I'm reading a book, magazine or newspaper and I see something I want to know more about I'll stop and google it. You are not alone.