Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Goats and Votes

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • I have to admit that I've come to like the Terminator show. It's grown into itself this season. Last night's episode used a Rashomon-style construct, but with enough flair to keep it from being just another Rashomon-style rip-off. It also had a big Rodriguez-esque November Sweeps ending. The point is that I used to run as much as a week behind on episodes, but now I make sure I watch it within a day or two.
    • Olbermann was on The View, where he talked about how he doesn't vote. That's disappointing. His argument is that it serves as a symbol of impartiality. First, nobody thinks he's impartial. Second, I'm betting that Cronkite and Murrow voted.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • When will people understand that you don't mess with animals! Even goats in a petting zoo would just as soon eat you as look at you.
    • Jerome Bettis thinks the Ravens could be Super Bowl contenders. It is getting hard to remain only cautiously optimistic.
  • Daily Rant:
    • I just disrespect sleep.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is disappointing about Olbermann. I remember Tom Brokaw saying that he was registered independent because he felt that as a newscaster he had to show impartiality, but he never went so far as to say he didn't vote. And I have to agree with you: what impartiality? I think it's pretty clear what side of the fence he comes down on.

"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!" -Troy McClure

-Tom

angie said...

I've never agreed with the argument that not voting proves impartiality, but Olbermann trying to say that is the most ridiculous example I've ever heard!

Jules said...

you're funny :)