Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Let My Porkers Go

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • No question that Matt was going, but I like that they freaked everyone out by sticking Adam up there. The best moment of the episode was right after Taylor sang and he was speaking to the judges. I'll have to find a YouTube over the next day or two that shows Randy's face (mouth agape and confused look) and Simon's face (looking at Taylor like he was some crap on the bottom of Simon's shoe).
    • With all due respect to his immense talent, when did Jamie Foxx become such a self-serious phony? He was Wanda, the ugly chick, on In Living Color for crying out loud! I know it didn't just start, since it was definitely going on right after Ray when he would get everyone to sing at the awards ceremonies.
    • Caught up on it last night, but 24 is really killer this year. The Chloe-Garofalo snark-off was classic.
    • I just finished Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, recounting the author's ascent of Everest and the catastrophe that struck his team. Absolutely gripping. He also wrote Into The Wild, which is not as suspenseful, but also a great read. Think I'm going to hit some old Stephen King now (I have Night Shift open in front of me), but I'm looking for something new to read.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • Egypt has decided to slaughter all of the pigs in the country. This should go well until one pig mother sneaks her pig baby into a little basket and sets it afloat down the Nile. That, my friends, will be the origin of Pig Moses.
  • Lost Comments/Questions of the Week:
    • That Hawking woman is cold.
    • I think the episode was a little bit overhyped as a game-changer. Did we really learn much this week? Widmore is Faraday's father. We were already pretty sure that was the case. The girl Ellie from 1954 was Eloise Hawking. Again, we were pretty sure of that.
    • I guess the one thing we learned is that the electromagnetic force underneath the Swan and kept in check by the computer is not Jughead. So is it something natural to the island?
    • Why would Faraday setting off the bomb help anything if the island is already evacuated? Who would care at that point? Maybe the Hostiles, but how easy would it be to escape a hydrogen bomb on an island that's only but so big? I wouldn't be surprised if we found out.
    • How badly will Jack screw this all up? There is a whole season left so I don't imagine that he'll be able to stop the Incident, which coincidentally happens to be the title of the season finale.
    • Of course, the biggest question? What's going to happen to get Desmond back to the island?


Roy said...

So let it be written
So let it be oinked
To kill the first born pig's son
I'm creeping Pork!

Marissa said...

I still can't see how Jeanine Garafalo, one of those great liberal bastions, can participate in all of this. I watch it and makes me cringe and I feel dirty from getting some enjoyment out of watching 24, but she's making a living out of it. Does having a 30-second diatribe about how this is all wrong (where she is then summarily shut down by Jack Bauer) really absolution?