Archive for the 'media' Category

More Cure.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

More pictures on flickr. 12 of Robert Smith in total. They were taken with no flash–even after dark. Some have been processed a bit, and some were pushing the limits of the digital zoom, but there were at least a dozen salvageable with technology. And, damn, we were /that/ close. It still floors me that […]

24: season 6, hour 11

Monday, February 26th, 2007

It’s Monday, thus it’s time for 24. Read no further, ’cause I’m gonna start with a summary. Since this is about the portion of the season where I start forgetting dangling plot ends. (Unfortunately, so do Surnow and Grazer. Oh well.) Also, as a note: The Black Donnellys is hilarious. It’s like crossing the Sopranos […]

24: season 6, hour 10

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

We will continue our regularly-scheduled 24 synopsis, with only a small margin of error for illness. In other words, anything wonky that shows up this week? Can be blamed on Nyquil instead of just my usual charm. Uh-oh. Bashir’s gonna be the fall guy for another Palmer assassination. Oh dear. I don’t want to watch […]

Lengthy post about books.

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Under the thrall of a Nyquil-induced haze, I have spent much of the morning (and likely, the remainder of the day) reading. This is a favorite thing to do, under the influence or not, though my choices tend toward the comforting and familiar when I am sick and out of it. Right now it’s that […]

Two films that couldn’t be more different.

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

It looks to be a movie weekend. I feel like crap, so I hurried through the necessary errands this morning and came home with some of that throat-numbing spray and some extra Sprite. On today’s (and last night’s) docket: the recent release Children of Men and, straight from Netflix, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.


Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

From a neat blog, Shakespeare’s Sister, an intriguing question of the day: What 5 television characters (not the actors, but the characters) would you want to have over for a dinner? Bonus: What would you serve? Man, that’s tough. ‘Cause they have to all get… along… somehow. I mean, dinner with Mulder together with the […]

This is what they call music, no… really.

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Recent events have led to a renewed interest in the music of my youth (and, I suppose, music in general, though I’m not sure how much one can renew something that, when alone, is the soundtrack to life), and before tonight’s Grammys, I found myself watching the 80’s classic Purple Rain. Wow. I know I […]

24: season 6, hour 7

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Another week, another episode. You might have noticed that I’m behind a day. Ah, the joys of TiVo. It allowed me to keep a nearly-forgotten sushi date and say bon vonyage to a dear pal. (Bon Voyage, dear pal. And thank you. And good luck. And, damn, but I’m going to miss you. Probably not […]

Damned disturbing statistics.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five […]

24: season 6, hour 6

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Coarse commentary on this season’s 24. Again, not for the not completely-caught-up.