Sunday, November 23, 2003

That's why you never get out of the tree.

In the interest of not always beating up on TV, I want to say how much I'm enjoying Fox's Arrested Development. Inspired TV.

Friday, November 21, 2003

And I Really Think This Computer Thing Is Getting Out of Hand

Sometimes, like now -- listening to "Auto Tech Pilot," you've got headphones on and you get a lyric jammed up in y'r skull and think, 'that'd be a sharp header for a post about such-n-such.' Only, you've done precious little surfing and've actually got nil for links back-burnered. So, maybe, what's gotten out of hand is that my mind is leaping to contentless blog post headers. That's got to be a sign of some kind of degenerative mental condition.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

The Governator Speaks

I can't find a transcript to verify what I heard in passing but I'm pretty sure I caught Arnold saying something to the effect of "with the help of the gods..." I didn't catch the context but "gods" was definitely plural. I immediately wondered, which gods does Arnold plan to be guided by? I can't wait for him to bust out with some "Wotan and Frigg came to me in a dream last night and told me California must stop taxing corporations ... and conquer Poland!"

Saturday, November 15, 2003

My Inner Geek Completist Just Snapped to Attention

Tidbits about the upcoming release of Heinlein's unpublished first novel, "For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs" (1939), from Spider Robinson at Sci-Fi Wire. Given the title, comparisons to Rand's "We the Living" (1936) will be obligatory.

Friday, November 7, 2003

Let Me Get This Straight...

CBS will shunt it's Reagan miniseries crap to cable because of bleating Republicans, but will show the propagandized version of Jessica Lynch's story despite the fact it's embarrassing to her?

Thursday, November 6, 2003

How Awful Will The West Wing Get Before Folding?

Even if there's disagreement about how much it dropped off last year, I think we can all agree that it's been in steady, steep decline since this season started. It's become virtually unwatchable. I'd be very surprised if has even 1/5th of its audience left by the end of this season when it gets cancelled. When Josh yelled, "You want a piece of me?" last night, it was like seeing Fonzie wearing his leather jacket on water skis again.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

24 Musical Interlude

Just out of curiosity, anybody else catch the Yo La Tengo playing during a scene in 24 last night?

Where's My Reality Show?

Further proof that anyone can be the subject of a reality show, Andy "Who?" Roddick proclaims: "I am totally amped!"
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