- I was sleeping on this season of Dexter a bit, but it's turned out to be pretty good. They upped the caliber of guest star with Jimmy Smits and he hasn't disappointed.
- Speaking of caliber of guest star, how is 24 going to hire Robert Carlyle and then kill him off before the season even begins? The movie was decent though, and I actually think the Tony Almeida story line could be a very good idea, about which I'm sure I'll go into more detail at a later date.
- I think it's important, on Thanksgiving, to say, "You're welcome." Everyone is saying that they are thankful for what they have so it's just polite. Personally, I thank nobody but myself. Except Joe Flacco, through whom all things are possible.
- I've neglected to write about college hoops, but it's in full swing. I'll get to it soon enough, but it should be no surprise that my much anticipated preseason pick (I'm usually able to nail at least one final game participant) is North Carolina. They're just absurdly good. They made a very, very good Notre Dame team look like a guarantee game opponent.
- We're getting to the time of year where I start to feel left out because I don't particularly like college football. So much of it (and so much talk of it) on TV and I just don't get it.
- I struggle mightily with the concept of doing something different to commemorate the deaths of people I don't know. My friend wrote, on her blog Shtetl Fabulous, about doing something to honor those who died in the Chabad house in Mumbai. It's horrific and, certainly, zichronam l'vracha ("may their memory be for a blessing"). However, as I've written about regarding Sean Taylor and Heath Ledger, I find it difficult to justify doing something special for these specific people when there are so many others, even so many close to home, that die in much less spectacular ways and for whom nobody cares so much.
Friday, November 28, 2008
And They Are Indisputable
These are the facts: