Friday, October 26, 2001

Funny User Friendly cartoon

Thursday, October 25, 2001

eBay item 1478158481 (Ends Oct-30-01 21:55:34 PST ) - ILM STAR WARS EP2 Attack of the Clones tshirt
That's got to be just about the most expensive t-shirt I've ever seen.

(The money is going to charity, so it's a good cause...but wow...)


Tuesday, October 23, 2001

Tuesday night is probably my biggest night of Television.

The Farscape repeat was an interesting enough episode. A middle part of a three part story from the second season. There's good humor in the series, and it works pretty well. Right now this series gets a lot of my time, and it's all still new to me.

Buffy was very funny, but I'm somewhat disturbed to see the geeks becoming bad guys. Wasn't Buffy the series where the geeks were the good guys? [Xander and Willow seem to be less geeky by the season as well.] Though their dialog was hysterical. And I'm going to so miss Giles.

And I think Smallville continues to show a lot of promise. I don't want them to rush into the Lex-as-bad-guy role, and I like how they've got that set up. I think the modifications in general are solid. They'll have some problems in having him discover powers every week - that's not going to last -- but otherwise, this continues to be on my schedule of shows to watch. It's also interesting to compare to Buffy, since Buffy is no longer about high school life, where Smallville is perhaps trying to recreate some of that feel of Buffy of five years ago.


Walking Sports Database Scorns Walking Sci-Fi Database

Monday, October 22, 2001

Rory the Vampire Slayer
I've only watched one episode of Gilmore Girls, which seemed a quality show I'm not really part of the target audience on, but this is a funny article about the challenges of it being up against Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

(I record Buffy while I watch that night's Farscape repeat, and if it was on another night I'd probably watch That 70's Show....)


Friday, October 19, 2001

Montykins: Harry Potter vs. Lord of the Rings
A good article about both of these eagerly-awaited film adaptations.

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (The Steam Genie)
Guess ironing the mail doesn't work either.

Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Germ Expert Says Panicky People Can Iron Mail
And it's better than taking anti-biotics unnecessarily, which is a bad, bad, bad idea. Though it's like the Unibomber as far as's bad if you're a target, but they've been pretty specific targets so far, and most of us aren't working for a high-ranking Senator or a major media outlet. So it's bad, but panicking is counterproductive...

Monday, October 15, 2001

Old school pride
One of the teachers at my old elementary school was the Minnesota Teacher of the Year. (Of course, she wasn't teaching when I was there, in fact, I imagine many of the teachers that were at Gatewood when I was there are retired or moved on at this point...)

Bin Laden as Lex Luthor
It certainly is an interesting comparison.

One of the cool things on the norm site now is that it now includes a "norm's diary" section in the archives, which is sort of a side-line commentary on the strip from Norm's perspective. And since Big Plot Things are happening right now, it's really interesting and cool...

I just have the massive fear that the strip will jump the shark at this point, but I really hope not. It's such a great strip...

Sunday, October 14, 2001

''Buffy'' slays competition in syndication
And I imagine it must be doing well for FX as well. (I spent a couple hours today catching up on episodes that I'd recorded but hadn't seen since they were originally aired.)


In My Tribe
Ethan Watters could be writing about me -- I definitely feel "tribal" in some sense; fandom, after all, is a tribe (well, several of them, actually), and my group of friends from high school is also a tribe. (Though that group has not been as strong as it once was, with friends leaving town and such.)

Friday, October 12, 2001

Life's Odds and Sept. 11 - No one I know personally was on the list. Why? by David Plotz
All very interesting. And I think those of us active on the internet might be more aware of this than others -- I've seen personal reports from people one and two-degrees away from myself, so even if I've never met them, it's got a bit more impact than if I wasn't connected.

Thursday, October 11, 2001

A little note -- the open meeting for brainstorming about CONvergence 2002 programming will be at the Radisson South, on November 10th, starting at 2:00. It's intended to generate ideas, so is open to anyone who has some for next year's convention. (It'll get on the CONvergence website sooner or later, I hope, but I thought I'd mention it here...)


Ananova - Muslim protesters use bin Laden posters featuring Sesame Street puppet
oh, what good humor...

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

This is good Onion humor as well...

The Onion continues to be billiant.

UPN has a Buffy site now that they are running new episodes.
I think the show is still really, really good. I won't spoil here though....


Friday, October 05, 2001

eBay item - TS Rare Antique English Vampire Killing Kit

Just in case you find yourself in a little undead trouble....

Wednesday, October 03, 2001

As a joke, after last night's Buffy, I wondered what would happen if you looked for the Urn of Osiris on Ebay.

Someone lived up to my expectations

(Though I wouldn't have mentioned Buffy directly if I'd have done it...)


Tuesday, October 02, 2001

''Farscape'' flies high at Sci Fi
and there will be a lot more of Farscape to come!

I wrote a Farscape Review for the MISFITS site -- I've really become a fan of it over the last couple of weeks since the Sci-Fi channel started it up from the beginning. I look forward to the episodes I haven't seen of it as much as I do new episodes of Buffy or Angel, which is the highest possible praise!

Other good Farscape sites include Farscape World, The Snurcher's Guide, and The Tourist's Guide to the Uncharted Territories.

Monday, October 01, 2001 News | Democracy held hostage
A good article about some of the troubling trends in post-WTC America....

While I think it's important to fight back, and I'm proud of my country, I'm not a big believer in a "love it or leave it" mentality of hyper-patriotism. This is a time for a rational, responsible response....

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