Friday, March 25, 2005

Media Frenzy

Boy, am I glad the Daily Show is available online because I miss that show! I'm sure it would be popular over here, but they give us 'Joey' and endless 'Frasier' re-runs instead. There is no justice! Speaking of which, here's a great clip about the Sciavo case from the show, if you haven't seen it already.
Daily Show clip

P.S. I'm curious about the American 'Office' as well. I share Duane's skepticism. America does slick crime drama well, hence the 80000 CSI spin-offs. But dry humor sit-coms? The jury's still out.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

the office

by the way, i'm curious what you guys think about the Americanized version of The Office airing on nbc tonight. Slate pans it , but the Times loves it I have yet to see an americanized version of anything that's better than an original. Here are some examples:

Vanilla Sky (Abrir Los Ojos)
Insomnia (the fuckers changed the ending in the American version)
Shall We Dance

am i hot or not? as it turns out. Schiavo's sister is pretty hot . Check out the Times photo:


Much hotter than her sister, although granted, she's not brain dead. I'm pretty much on the fence about not caring about this issue. On the one hand, she's brain dead, so she won't know she's dying when they pull the plug. On the other hand, she's brain dead, so she won't know that she's alive if they don't. Good times.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Dignity in America

So what's with this whole Terry Schiavo hub-bub? Can't a woman die in peace?

So, let me get this straight, as far as right-wing policy on death is concerned, you can't die if you are in a coma/brain damaged or a collection of cells/fetus, but you can die if you are an Arab or a minority on death row? Consistency would be nice. Re-visiting the social contract would be better.


Sleep well, Terry. My old friend Plato once told me, "The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible and there arriving she is sure of bliss and forever dwells in paradise."

Monday, March 21, 2005


Thursday, March 03, 2005

The Tommorrow People

Does anyone remember that show that used to come on Nickelodeon when we were kids called The Tommorrow People. It was a very surreal show, but I found it mesmerizing as a child, and in my morning of procrastination, I'm trying to remember what it was about. Web searches have yielded little to nothing.