Monday, May 5, 2008

I'll take potpourri for $1,100, Alex

To a recent commenter lamenting the frequency of posting the past week, all I can say is that sometimes life intrudes. Hell, I didn't even get around to watching Lost and BSG until later this weekend.

Are the brass at CSI: Original Recipe (not Jim Brass, though) out of their frakking minds? You have a chance to bring Katee Sackhoff to the show and pass on it? Wha? Huh? I suffer through almost a decade of the dour and unappealing Jorja Fox, but suddenly Starbuck isn't good enough for your show? It boggles the mind.

A great tale of sportsmanship from college softball. Of course, I'd personally rather see teams feel sorry for the Braves, and duct tape their pitchers together in the name of fair play.

Oddly, I can identify with the Bat Boy.

A good roundup of Ben Linus moments.

From last week, the classic Lee Elia rant. (warning -- NSFW for "colorful language."). Wrigley Field, a playground for cocksuckers. Imagine Al Swearingen as the manager of the Cubs.

I could watch an hour of House and Cutthroat Bitch battling for "custody" of Wilson.

A "what the frak" summary of BSG's "The Ties That Bind." "Chief ponders. Cally floats." Hee. You know, if people don't tune in this season, it's hard to find any blame. The cast has been everywhere doing promotion (such as EW, the Top 10 on Letterman, etc.) and Skiffy's promo department has been working overtime. Virtually ever meaningful critic has praised the show to the heavens, and at this point, you're either going to watch quality TV or not.

I think I read this recently on Neal Boortz site:


Now I don't really know where this came from, but several friends have shared it with me. This purports to be a view of the American election as reported in Dutch newspaper.

'We in Denmark cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election.
On one side, you have a lawyer who is married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a lawyer.
On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a blonde with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship.
Is there a contest here?'

Actually ... they have a point

Speaking of politics, yeah, the "gas tax holiday" is short term pandering, and the oil companies are likely to manipulate the prices to make it virtually meaningless. But in theory, anything that takes the government hand out of our pockets on any goods and services is a good thing.

Moonlight can be kind of cheesy, derviative and burdened with some paper thin plots. Yet I can't stop watching.

In cast you didn't see it yesterday, here's the new trailer for The Dark Knight. If you look closely, it seems the Joker has a case of butterfingers, too. Ooopsie. This looks even better than Batman Begins.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you are still sharing the love of Mick St John & Co... It's such a guilty pleasure and not nearly as good as many that have come before, but sometimes candy is just necessary!!!

    We saw the Batman trailer before Iron Man this weekend (which, if you haven't seen... we HIGHLY recommend!!!) and it does look SO good and creepy!! I can't wait!

    Speaking of "can't wait", that very loud thud that shook your building earlier today was the result of this trailer hitting the internet. Pretty much every woman in America (at least the ones who can read...) hit the floor after viewing this...

    There are a few of us wondering how we are going to make it all the way through the movie without a defibrillator! ;)