Right on!

We're back with two VERY important bits of information. No, they have nothing to do with Moesha killing a woman or Tyra asking us if we call this fat. It's that on March 20 and 27, 2007, respectively, the first season of Maude and volume 1 of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman will FINALLY be released on DVD.

We shall repeat ourselves.

On March 20 and 27, 2007, respectively, the first season of Maude and volume 1 of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman will FINALLY be released on DVD.

You now have this information. We trust you will act accordingly.


One more woman.

Shame on us for overlooking the most important bit of news today...


4 women.


Two things.

If you're as big a fan as we are of Welcome to My Home (and, if you're not, you should be), please enjoy Miss Brenda Dickson's Web site. She's back in Hollywood, folks, and she's meeting such luminaries as Ace Young and Oscar de la Hoya.

She also met Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives, and had this to say about him...

The remarkable Marc Chery honored, Creator and Producer of Desperate Housewives. Please write Marc at ABC for a possible part. We talked about me.

Er...as soon as we decode that, we'll be sure to get right on it.

Please enjoy the rest of the site, most especially the photo gallery, where you can see Brenda standing undreneath a Christmas tree almost as big as her new boobs.

And, yes, believe it or not, that is Brenda Dickson, the same woman from Welcome to My Home. She's just happened to reach that generic post-2,346-plastic-surgeries phase.

Poor thing.


More importantly...

Today and today only, as part of its Robert Altman retrospective, the IFC Center here in NYC's Manhattan is showing one of our favorite movies ever, 3 Women. We've written several times about this film here on the NB, and we urge you to check it out if you've never seen it. 3 Women stars Shelley Duvall and Sissy Spacek and can only be described as a film whose closest relatives are Bergman's Persona and Lynch's Mulholland Dr.

Alas, Robert Altman, Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Persona, Mulholland Dr. What are you waiting for??? Buy tickets here.


Here's the thing.

Kiddies, we know it's been slow around here. We were out of town for a few days and we returned to some bad news, indeed. So, right now, it's (un)fortunately kind of hard for us to focus on the NB. We'll be updating The Blair Necessities as much as we can, and we'll try to pop in here and there, so don't give up on us completely. We just need some time to get some actual work did.

To keep abreast of all things inconsequential, visit our friend Rich. Or Frank. Or April. Or play a round of Deal or No Deal. Did you know all the Deal or No Deal girls have bios? Or that the Banker has a blog? Well, they do and he does. It's true.

Most of all, please search for "Lisa Whelchel" on Google and click on The Blair Necessities as many times as you can stomach. We're not asking to actually read the site. We'd never do that. We just want it to be as close to the top of the first page as possible. Right now it's sixth. Not bad, but we can do better. All of us. Together.


Well, maintained.

We haven't been able to post all day thanks to scheduled maintenance. Not that we would have. But you can't blame us if you happened to stop by. Well, you could blame our lack of HTML knowledge that forces us to use a "service" like Blogger, but, really, where does it end, people?

Anyway, watch this.


Keeps on giving.

We posted a new Coffee Talk Companion to the Blair Necessities. Click here to read it!

Or don't, and start 2007 with dignity.


Run for your life.

OK. Sorry! We're back once more. And, yes, it's another video. But you won't be sorry for taking the time to watch it. Well, you will, but you won't. You know? This clip just arrived in our inbox, and, before we actually hit the long and winding road, we just had to share it with you. It's a 15-minute segment from the Rolling Stone 10th Anniversary TV Special that aired in 1977. The segment is entitled "A Day in the Decade," and it's, well, get ready to jump out the bathroom window.

House call.

We're just popping back in to bring you something very important. We found it at Datalounge, and it is, quite possibly, the best video ever uploaded to YouTube. Honestly.

Now, you may be thinking, all this video is beginning to make the NB feel like Stereogum! And to that we'd say, Shut up and click "PLAY." The video is called "Welcome to My Home," and it was made in 1987 by a soap actress named Brenda Dickson. Don't worry—you need not know who she is to enjoy this thoroughly informative, instructional and, yes, glamorous video.

Without further ado, then...

"Welcome to My Home"


The future is here.

We hope you had a marvelous new year. We're basically on the road this week, so, in the meantime, please enjoy the pilot of everyone's favorite '80s robot sitcom, Small Wonder. It's divided into two parts, so you don't have to watch the whole thing before you kill yourself. Kidding! How could you want to die after hearing a small girl talk in monotone for a half-hour? Or Harriet? How 'bout that nosy Harriet? Or the gay son. His real name's Jerry, you know.

And should the pilot somehow not be enough, there's plenty more on good old YouTubes. Of course there is.

Have a small but wonderful week!