Archive for January, 2007

ABC … Good News – Bad News.

January 23rd, 2007 Comments off

Wizbang Pop! has a link to an EOnline! report that Isaiah Washington (Dr. Burke) may get the heave-ho for using the six-letter f-word, again and again and again.  Christina will be crushed, I’m sure.
Also for all you Derek Hopper (Taye Diggs) fans, Day Break will finally start its online spree next Monday, and the series will wrap up online be the end of February.  He’s supposed to solve the murder and get to tomorrow, so if my math is right, we only have 7 more times to watch Moon Bloodgood wake up.

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10 reasons why Heroes is better than 24

January 23rd, 2007 4 comments

10. 24 takes place on a fairly limited time frame where the audience is expected to suspend belief and accept that CTU can drive from North to South LA in less than an hour during rush hour traffic.  Heroes has a very real time traveler, which makes man-made time frames a thing of the past.

9.  24 has Jack Bauer who acts like a vampire and rips out people’s arteries with his mouth.  Heroes has Sylar eats people’s brains, and probably has a side of fava beans with each course.

8.  24 has Jack Bauer who relies on other people’s skills and techniques to do his bidding.  Heroes has Peter Petrelli who just takes other people’s powers without asking.

7.  24 has Chole who can do amazing things given a computer and an internet connection.  Heroes has Micah a 7 year old that rebuilds motherboard for fun, just think what he can do after puberty.

6.  24 has Jack Bauer who can perform  amazing feats of strength and endurance while under duress.  Heroes has Niki/Jessica who under duress tosses grown men like loose-leaf salads.

5.  24 has Jack Bauer who is always right and no one ever believes him.  Heroes has Isaac the painter who accurately paints visions of the future, that are often interpreted incorrectly or out of order.

4.  24 invokes strange terrorist organizations to be the questionable enemies of the state, and after one group is extinguished by some fool-hearty scheme of Jack’s, is only replaced by another head of the hydra.  Heroes has Horn-Rimmed Glasses Guy and Linderman, ’nuff said.

3.  24 has Jack Bauer who is often injured while performing his stunts in trying to save the world, causing the audience to believe that he can fight through enormous pain and personal suffering.  Heroes has Claire with believable healing powers that continues to fight after breaking ribs, dislocating joints, and even survives an autopsey, plus she’s a cheerleader.

2.  24 has Jack Bauer who uses terse phrases like, “Dammit” and “I need to know this before you die” to extract enemies confessions before killing them.  Heroes has Mohinder who has the power to bore people to death with long winded speeches about evolution and human potential.  He’s just learning to use his powers, but once fully blossomed no one will be safe.

The number one after the break. Read more…

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AT&T is the T1000 of corporations.

January 17th, 2007 1 comment

Enjoy’s Steven Colbert’s breakdown of the latest in the break-up/reformation of AT&T.  Unless you are Matt at work, that is.


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Welcome little Baby Speaks

January 16th, 2007 Comments off

Via Thinklinks.  Jen (of Jen Speaks) had her baby boy Jesse Speaks.  Mom and Dad are doing good too.  Congratulations.

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By your command.

January 12th, 2007 2 comments
via Big Orange Michael, who is now podcating TV, and I think does it better than Asuelio-whatever from TV guide.
My score on The New Battlestar Galactica Fan Test:

(You scored 76 Cylon Points!)

You know quite a bit, but you still have a ways to go. Hopefully the imaginary friend who is distracting you is as hot as Number Six!

Link: The New Battlestar Galactica Fan Test (OkCupid Free Online Dating)

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Punishing ABC…

January 11th, 2007 1 comment

Since they dumped Day Break, I’ve wondered what I can do to punish them more in the ratings game.  Since they STILL haven’t made good their ‘promise’ (like that word means anything to ABC *pitooie*) to make the rest of the season available via streaming online, I’m doubly irritated.  It’s like reading a novel getting to the really good part, then having your friend toss it in the fire.

So Wednesday will now be ‘Beauty and the Geek‘ night*.

That’ll show them, my valuable veiwing hours going to The CW.  Besides Beauty and the Geek is quality television.  Like a grand mix between The Real World and Deal or No Deal.  And besides it makes fun of both geeks (who really don’t mind being made fun of) and beauties (who really don’t realize they are being made fun of).

Last night was a good second episode of the season, the approach the two types make in the challenges is interesting.  The geeks treat it as a competition, and haven’t fallen into cliques.  The beauts see it all as a popularity contest, and clique-dom rules, but the ones that actually try to succeed in the challenges get off’d by the popular cliquettes.

* At least until LOST gets back on the air, then I’ll come crawling home like the pathetic LOst-geek I AM.  But just to spite LOST, I’ll still record BatG. :p

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Well… alrighty then.

January 10th, 2007 1 comment
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Marquess Jon the Intransigent of Frogging over Womble
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Ripped from muh little sister her excellency, and also seen at the llamas, which is probably the widest gap ever crossed in a single post.  But then again, the llamas have a penchant for linking to beastiality techno-pRon, so… draw whatever conclusions you must.

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I’m too geeky for my shirt.

January 5th, 2007 Comments off

I’ve been busy, okay… So while my writing brain muscles get all warmed up, here is a commercial for ya! (yeah, been busy with that too… so deal.

(and I know this will break Blogospper’s browser at work,  but he’s too busy to watch this anyways.)

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