Entries for January 2009
Posted on January 30, 2009 at 5:11 AM
This week: It's starting to get easier to
list who ISN'T an Other after Jughead.
Ellie: Are they from
the future, too?
Sawyer: You told her?
LOST, Season 5, Episode 3
I. The Truth(ish) About Faraday
A. Once again, Penny proves to be the ideal woman on the show, having little
problem with her husband leaving her alone on the houseboat to go find the local
doc (whom they apparently both meet for the first time), then she proceeds to ...
Posted on January 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM
This week: we keep playing from behind, but
we're almost caught up. Now everyone who escaped the Island realizes that
they weren't entirely prepared to keep up The Lie.
Ben Linus: John's casket is outside in a carpet van. I
need to move it somewhere safe.
Jack Shepard: Safe? He's dead isn't he?
Ben Linus: I'll see you in six hours, Jack.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 2
I. The Lostaway Reunion Tour
A. It’s no wonder Hurley is leery of the Big Lie pl...
Posted on January 29, 2009 at 11:58 AM
This week, we're running slightly behind on the start
of season five, but we'll get there soon. To start things off, we've
stopped jumping back and forth in time during episodes, so instead all of the characters start jumping back and forth in time.
Why? Because You Left.
Daniel Faraday: I really think we have far more pressing
matters then me giving you a shirt.
LOST, Season 5, Episode 1
Because You Left
I. Getting The Band Back Together
A. Talk ab...
Posted on January 27, 2009 at 4:36 PM
As seen on Cartoon Network
Plastic Man: Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Because I’m seeing gorillas riding pterodactyls, with harpoon guns, stealing a boat.
Batman: It’s Gorilla Grodd.
Plastic Man: It’s messed up is what it is.
One of the really great perks of having twin boys is that I have a built in reason to watch shows like this. Oh sure, I’d be watching it anyway, but I can justify the space on the old DVR for the boys.
That being said, Batman: The ...
Posted on January 26, 2009 at 12:53 AM
Here's a look at Danny Bonaduce's training regimine.
Danny Bonaduce warms up for a celebrity boxing match against Jose Canseco on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, in Aston Pa. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)
You couldn't tell if it was working after he whooped ass on Rev. Bob Levy, but he just finished going toe-to-toe and staying on his feet with the vastly larger (and probably every-bit-as-crazy) Jose Canseco, so he must be doing something right!
Full details available here...
Posted on January 24, 2009 at 12:59 AM
In the run-up to Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's announcements today, Captain Plastic (aka Shepard Smith) from FOX News asserted repeatedly that the sun orbits the earth. "You see, the sun orbits the earth every 24 hours, because of that there are 60 seconds in a minute. I'm not sure how often whatever star orbits Planet Blago does so, but it's obviously at a different rate."
Dude was commenting on Blago's tardiness for his latest (self-scheduled) media prank and I was willing to let him off t...
Posted on January 14, 2009 at 8:04 PM
IF a Led Zeppelin reunion tour of North America were to happen, what is your go/no-go price point? Bruce and I talked about this once during summer 2008, and I seem to recall we both had $300 in mind.
Now, understand please that this conversation was imagining a Plant/Page/Jones/Bonham Led Zeppelin (ie, the closest thing that could occur to an actual reunion), not some hybrid bastard quasi-Zep. My prices fall off pretty sharply for anything else.
Page/Plant and two other du...
Posted on January 11, 2009 at 8:12 PM
So you hijack a supertanker (Sirius Star) 450 miles offshore east Africa in a motorboat and actually succeed. It seems the problem quickly becomes: what the hell do you do with the thing? You probably don't have a place to put 2 million bbl of crude. Or dock a ship more than 1,000 ft long. But you have to monetize your actions somehow, or it turns into just an oversized prank.
You start off by demanding $25 million for the ship, cargo, and crew. Weeks turn into months, and your demand...
Posted on January 09, 2009 at 8:16 PM
The fine folks over the Center for Public Integrity have put together a fun little way to revisit the disaster that has been the US executive branch for the past 8 years: you can rank W. and gang's biggest mistakes from a list of more than 100!
I admire the work it must have taken to narrow the list down even that far, and whether your personal favorites lie in the realms of failed intelligence, intentional deceit, the oppression of science, erosion of our rights, or any number of other ca...
Posted on January 07, 2009 at 8:29 PM
By mid-December 2008 the year's tally for pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia alone totalled 109, with 42 ships successfully hijacked, and 14 vessels (with 268 crew) still being held hostage. Included among these were a Saudi supertanker (Sirius Star) and a ship carrying ex-Soviet tanks (Faina).
The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau monitors piracy globally, with a multi-national naval fleet stationed off Africa's east coas...