Friday, January 16, 2009

Organized Musings

Introduction

I have decided to organize my random musings. So there.

Television

NBC moving giving Leno their M-F 10 PM slot is going to be A) the end of NBC, or B) the end of network television. Option A will happen if the move is unsuccessful, forcing NBC to revert to "traditional" 10 PM shows, putting the network in a "catch up" position with ABC, CBS, and Fox. Option B will happen if the move is successful, and the rest of the Big Four nets follow suit, forcing audiences to cable channels in order to find quality scripted television.

Prison Break is going bye-bye, which is no surprise. Fox could've turned that show into something great, but instead decided to make it a reverse 24 of sorts, rather than the Kung Fu, The Fugitive, and The A-Team homage that it should've been.

Related to the NBC-Leno thing: Life and (likely) Chuck are screwed.

Battlestar Galactica is beginning its final run. Here's hoping that the nerd-critics finally realize what crap the show's been since part-way through its second season.

Sports

LaDanian Tomlinson is crying about taking a smaller role in the offense. Dude, I thought you were about "being classy." Support your team, take the role, extend your career, and shut the fuck up. All that stated, the mere fact that the Chargers are considering dumping him is ludicrous. That's the face of your team, you idiots.

The Padres allowed Trevor Hoffman to go to the Brewers. That was the face of your team, you idiots.

Speaking of the Brewers, will somebody PLEASE put them back in the American League? And get rid of interleague play while you're at it.

Politics

Obama's taking over soon. Meet the new boss, not much different than the old boss. Hah! Seriously, though, he's no fool... change will come slowly, yet steadily, but this overnight shit just ain't going to happen.

Supposedly the government has identified Mexico (along with Pakistan) as the state most likely to collapse within the next decade or so. I say we annex.

Music

Listen to Fascinoma (she's awesome).

U2's new album comes out shortly... here's hoping it's a great one.

Hollywood

Despite numbers showing otherwise, Hollywood is running around pretending it's in some sort of financial crisis, which is putting it in a financial crisis. How fucking stupid is that?

SAG is not going to strike. If it does, we will definitely see the ascension of AFTRA as the power actor's union in Hollywood. I'm going to assume that even SAG isn't dumb enough to let that happen, but nothing will surprise me.

Heath Ledger does not deserve an Academy Award. Yeah, it sucks he's dead, and I was certainly a fan, but his Joker (while excellent... outstandingly excellent) does not deserve an Academy Award.

Animals

One of my dogs has figured out how to circumvent an electric fence. I am very, very afraid.

So, the Bush Administration lifted some protections from certain groups of Grey Wolves. Almost immediately, Idaho and Montana started organizing wolf hunts. Does that seem ridiculous to anyone else?

MySpace

I'm glad to see that MySpace has finally fixed the blog clock. Seriously, why was that a problem in the first place?

Conclusion

'Til next time...

3 comments:

  1. I'm not advocating statehood, just an intervention. Knock out the drug gangs and the corrupt government, then reorganize them. Certainly, any such effort is impossible for us to accomplish or afford right now. We should have done it a decade ago.....IF the wolves were overpopulated, it's one thing...but RIGHT after the ban was lifted? My cynicism tells me that something political and underhanded was afoot.

    Posted by Geoffry on January 17, 2009 - Saturday - 8:56 AM

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  2. Not sure we'd want Mexico. It'd probably end up costing more than its worth, and judging by the debt and defecit I'd say we're not too far off from collapsing ourselves if we're not careful.....Wolf hunts? If they were overpopulated, I could understand but RIGHT after they lift protections they're already trying to hunt them back down to where they need them?

    Posted by Introspective Prophesier on January 17, 2009 - Saturday - 1:57 AM

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  3. Supposedly the government has identified Mexico (along with Pakistan) as the state most likely to collapse within the next decade or so. I say we annex....--right there with ya. If not annex, just invade. It'd be the best thing for both our nations. Not for Imperialistic reasons, just because if we're going to ship our jobs to cheaper countries, I'd rather it be Mexico than China. ......So, the Bush Administration lifted some protections from certain groups of Grey Wolves. Almost immediately, Idaho and Montana started organizing wolf hunts. Does that seem ridiculous to anyone else?....---no, not ridiculous. Criminal, yes, but not ridiculous.

    Posted by Geoffry on January 16, 2009 - Friday - 8:54 PM

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