Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nell... From The Movie "Nell"

  • Rant:
    • Not much more annoying these days than the "repost" things on Facebook, the social media version of chain mail, but one has gotten me particularly up in arms. It talks about how we should be angry because the President and Congress make so much more than the average American salary. There's cutely up-in-arms and then there's grossly naive. Not only do I not want my politicians to be making $35,000 a year, but the President, at $400,000, is horribly underpaid. How many CEOs of even small companies make more than that? $400K to be under the pressure that comes with that position? Bothers me when I see how stupid some of my "friends" can be.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • No show on TV right now comes anywhere close to Parks and Recreation. Maybe that'll change when Treme comes back in a couple of weeks, but just maybe. Tonight's episode was as good as a sitcom gets and it was just as good as any number of episodes of that show.
    • "So, not only does this thing exist, but you deprived these people of cake." -- Ron Swanson, talking about a vegetable loaf. One of a ton of great lines in tonight's Parks and Rec.
    • 30 Rock has been up and down, but tonight's was up. Way up. Wouldn't be surprised if that becomes a trend with Tracy Morgan finally back. It takes pressure off of Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin to carry the show by themselves.
  • History:
    • On this day, ninety-nine years ago, the Titanic hit an iceberg. On this day, one hundred and forty-six years ago, Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Booth deprived us of our greatest president and how he may have handled Reconstruction. The iceberg made it possible for Celine Dion to make that song. Which was worse, I ask you?

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