Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Nuclear Winter Big Brother


I say "nuclear" because if there were a nuclear apocalypse and these people were the future of the human race, my money's on the cockroaches. Still, it's
Big Brother so I am all in.

A few salient points:

This being "winter"
Big Brother, Julie Chen is wearing an extra layer of glitter.

"Muscle is heavy" squeals paralegal Amanda... who is apparently very muscular. Alex thinks she has "the sickest body." Apparently the sickness is Type 2 Diabetes.

"Sideshow Parker" got totally screwed, since he has zero chance of scoring with his already-spoken-for soulmate, Jen. I'd feel bad for him if he weren't a paparazzo, and therefore human filth deserving of ass cancer. Meanwhile, Jen's true love, Ryan, is a genuine lummox.

Sheila really got screwed. She got paired with Adam, who has a lot of attitude considering he looks like Corky from
Life Goes On... if Corky went face-first through a windshield.

Memo to Chelsia: If someone describes you as "the girl with the eye shadow" it's probably time to tone it down.

Matt reminds me why people hate Boston. I knew it wasn't just the Red Sox.

And Sharon's cheatin' ex, Jacob? A genuine 100% imbecile. Watching him reason out which one of them should lift the other for the competition was like watching a gibbon do calculus. In fairness to him, however, Sharon shouldn't be so mean to him. Didn't Sharon notice he was an imbecile during the eleven years
before he cheated? Or did he suddenly become stupid that day?

But my favorite is James, who has made at least two unfortunate life choices: his homelessness and, worse, his hair. James is interrupting a round-the-world bicycle trip to be on
Big Brother. And to wait for them to invent a bicycle that can cross the Pacific Ocean.

But did I mention I'm all in?

Happy Valentine's Day


Monday, February 11, 2008

What's in Your TV?


The Hulu invites are all gone, but I'll let you know if I get more. If any of you get some and you'd like to share, please let folks know by commenting in this thread.

Also, a couple of you told me about the apps and gear you use to watch web content on your TV, and it occurred to me that a lot of people might be wondering about the best way to make that happen. The WGA strike might have caused a lot of consumers to think about this convergence for the first time.

Between my MacMini, AppleTV, and Xbox 360 paired with Connect360, I have no problem getting online content onto my Samsung LCD (which is fantastic). And you all know about my love affair with the Sling Box.

But Hulu can be frustrating, because of its distracting interface. (A lot of the best Hulu stuff is also available on Veoh.)

If you have any favorite sites or apps, please post them in the comments section. Also, please share any great gear you're using, and how you've hooked it up.