The West Wing, 24 and House nominated for superb seasons, Lost screwed.
The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Still... Lost not nominated???
Must relax. Must focus on Big Brother returning tonight.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
"I want justice. There's an old poster out west, as I recall, that said, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
-- George W. Bush, the Pentagon, 9/17/01
"Obviously if you were Osama bin Laden today...I think you'd have to be very, very nervous. And as that happens, as the president said when we started this, we'll keep after him until we smoke him out and run him to ground."
-- Dick Cheney, 60 Minutes II, 11/14/01
"In his first statement as a free man, O.J. Simpson called it nothing less than 'my primary goal in life.' And that was to do 'whatever it takes' to find 'the killer or killers who slaughtered Nicole and Mr. Goldman.'"
-- Los Angeles Times, 10/4/95
The Amanda-less Rocketboom has been dreary lately. I assumed she was on vacation. Turned out she was fired by her partner. If you are unfamiliar with Rocketboom, this is like Conan or Dave simply vanishing from their shows one day.
More than 300,000 viewers, by very conservative estimates, made Amanda Congdon a daily ritual. That's as many viewers as Paula Zahn or Anderson Cooper has. I can't imagine why Rocketboom would tamper with success, or think something so personality-driven and personal could survive something so ugly, but hey, whattaya gonna do? They've sure lost me.
I am a big fan of Amanda's, and I watched her faithfully every day. I hope I soon get to do it somewhere else. Meanwhile you can see her heartfelt message to her viewers at Unboomed.
Have you seen this commercial? It's fascinating. And not just because of the product name, which may be the least appetizing ever. It sounds like either a diuretic or a paint thinner.
Anyway, in the commercial we meet two women, apparently roommates. One asks the other if she wants to go out. Girl #2 demurs. "I'm bloated," she moans. "Irregular."
Who knew? Apparently, it's possible to give too good a performance in a commercial. This woman's agony is so palpable, I begin to fear she has dengue fever.
As I wrap myself in duct tape and dial the CDC, her roommate suggests it's "probably stress from exams."
If you've seen this commercial, you probably had the same reaction I did:
"Stress from exams?!"
I would think the stress of being two women in their fifteenth year of college would be extraordinary.
(Of course, it's always possible that the exams are not college exams, but AARP early-admit exams.)
In any case, one dose of Dannon paint thinner, and they are ready to go out. And something about girl #1's shrill insistence that they "GO OUT!" (and the fact that she's teased her hair out something wicked) tells me she does not intend to come home tonight. I only hope Dannon makes penicillin.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I'm in Starbucks, working away, and enjoying the Chuck Berry music they're playing. And an older woman -- not an insanely old woman -- comes in and starts shaking her head and making a lot of prune-faces and muttering disapproving "oh my" sounds about the music.
And it got me to thinking: Chuck Berry is eighty years old.
American Bandstand and "Rock Around the Clock" came out more than fifty years ago.
At what point will the rock-haters kinda give up?
Are there still people standing in the middle of the street angrily waving buggy whips at cars??
A Dutch architect has invented a floating bed, kept aloft by magnets, which goes for a measly 1.5 million dollars.
Much as I love gadgets, there is no technolgy on Earth I trust enough to keep my bed floating while my cat sleeps under it. Sorry, I'll pass, Dutchie (on the left-hand side).
Monday, July 03, 2006
Sunday, July 02, 2006
VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY