Monday, February 2, 2009

And Then We All Switch Places When I Ring The Bell

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • If you watch House, how do you feel about the turn they took with the whole drug trial thing? Yeah, they wrapped it up well enough, but it was strange to have one of their doctors be part of the medical story.
    • Here's all you need to know about the direction in which Heroes has headed this season and the direction in which 24 has headed: with both on against each other for the first time in a couple of years, I chose to watch 24 last. There's no way that Heroes would live up to 24's intensity and, sure enough, it didn't.
    • Not to say that Heroes was awful -- it wasn't. It's kind of weird that so much time had passed, considering how the last part ended, but they did a fine job of catching up with everyone and setting up the story. The ending was pretty cool. I do think it's weird that in each season they all just sort of switch sides and team up with different people.
    • Meanwhile 24 is just legitimately awesome again. Great edge-of-your-seat action sequences, the end to one threat with the knowledge that larger ones will come, and you get the comedy of Dubaku's girlfriend stopping by at the end. Good stuff.
    • Something, other than the refereeing, went horribly horribly wrong for people in Tucson last night. Someone interspersed footage of the game with a clip from an adult video. Here is the NSFW story with the really NSFW video.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • At lunch today, a woman was talking as loud as she could into her cell phone in the middle of the restaurant. Did she want everyone to notice how important she was? Was she hard of hearing? Did she just not care? If someone were to have a conversation at full volume with a person sitting across from them, we would all stare, right? I already hate the bluetooth earpieces outside of the car, but now I'm starting to generally sour on cell phones in public, period. It's not cool to talk on your cell phone in a restaurant. It's pretty rude.
    • Every year I say that I don't care what the stupid groundhog saw, yet every year I look at the article anyway, out of curiosity. Not this year. I have no idea if he saw his shadow or not. You know what? It'll either be cold tomorrow or it won't.
  • Random Non-Penalties:
    • You might recognize this as the inspiration for Santonio Holmes' excessive celebration that wasn't called and didn't make the Steelers kick off from the 15.


Betsy said...

That porn story was at the top of digg all day yesterday. Pretty funny. Why did the guy wave it around, though? Gross.

Elisha said...

That was my favorite part!