Friday, October 26, 2001
Thursday, October 25, 2001
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
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.
Monday, October 22, 2001
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
A good article about both of these eagerly-awaited film adaptations.
Guess ironing the mail doesn't work either.
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
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 risk...it'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
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...)
It certainly is an interesting comparison.
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
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.)
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
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
oh, what good humor...
Wednesday, October 10, 2001
I think the show is still really, really good. I won't spoil here though....
Friday, October 05, 2001
Just in case you find yourself in a little undead trouble....
Wednesday, October 03, 2001
Someone lived up to my expectations
(Though I wouldn't have mentioned Buffy directly if I'd have done it...)
Tuesday, October 02, 2001
and there will be a lot more of Farscape to come!
Other good Farscape sites include Farscape World, The Snurcher's Guide, and The Tourist's Guide to the Uncharted Territories.
Monday, October 01, 2001
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....
This particular strip is my life.
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