Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dog Days

  • The Monologue:
    • Billy Ray Cyrus is concerned that the people around his daughter Miley are putting her on the wrong track. So are we, Dad. So are we.
    • Haley Barbour is under fire because he will not denounce a proposal in Mississippi to have a vanity plate honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder of the KKK. I have less of a problem with the KKK part than with the Confederate soldier part. Of course, the plate is being pushed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the foremost Lost Cause organizations. The KKK we know and love now does not have the same goals that Forrest's original group did, but the dude was a traitor to the country.
    • I have very few limits when it comes to what I could potentially find funny, but I just can not laugh at the Serene Branson thing. Not being sarcastic there; I seriously just do not find it funny at all.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Getting quite a bit bored with House. Not sure why, because it's the same formula as always, but I guess I'm just tired of it.
    • Right now, the only network drama that even sniffs the list of best shows on TV is The Chicago Code. House is boring and Grey's Anatomy has gotten really, really soapy again. Actually, dramas are pretty bad in general right now with Big Love being spotty, at best. The only other drama I'm currently on is Lights Out, easily the best drama currently airing and the only thing challenging Community and Parks and Recreation for the overall top spot.
    • I've now seen two episodes of Fox's new romantic comedy, Traffic Light. It has its moments, which is more than you can say about any Fox sitcom since, what, Bernie Mac? Fox and sitcoms do not go well together.
  • Random Video:
    • I am eschewing '80s and '90s music with the baby for '60s music. Much less hit-and-miss on the "best of the decade" station. This is what she fell asleep to last night. You think Drake or Willow Smith or Esperanza Spalding, whoever they all are, will ever write something like this?


Steve said...

How can you not laugh out loud when watching Raising Hope? I may not have found it funny 3 years ago, but at this point in my life, I think it is hysterical.

Josh said...

I gave it like 5 minutes and realized I'd hate it. I also despise Modern Family too, though, so take it with a grain of salt.