October 6th, 2008

studio60, heroes

some TV thoughts

Thoughts on Supernatural, Sanctuary, Heroes, Primeval, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, CSI: NY, and Stargate Atlantis Collapse )

Also: enjoying the shit out of The Shield and Sons of Anarchy. Maybe more on that some other time...........
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    "Layla" by Eric Clapton
politics, Kerry Edwards

John McCain, Make-Believe Maverick

An excellent article from Rolling Stone by Tim Dickinson on the real John McCain.

From the article:

This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.

In its broad strokes, McCain's life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches.

In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot.

Go read the rest of the article. You'll be glad you did.
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    "Boris Dancing" by Ian Anderson
rygel

conventions in November

I will have a table at the Big Apple Comic Book, Sci-Fi, Art, & Toy Expo, which will be at the Penn Plaza Pavilion at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street from 14-16 November 2008. I'll be pushing the Farscape comic book, and selling books.

terri_osborne and I also hope to be attending PhilCon 2008 the following weekend (21-23 November) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, but it depends on whether or not we're, y'know, invited. *gives hughcasey a sidelong glance*

So come to New York and possibly to Cherry Hill and say hi!
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    tonight's Countdown
wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

snurched from miintikwa

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
kradical goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Groucho Marx.
boogiebabe_smap gives you 17 yellow banana-flavoured nuggets.
booraven22 gives you 10 purple lime-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
chris_walsh gives you 12 red peach-flavoured wafers.
daytonward gives you 9 mottled green cherry-flavoured wafers.
justcomeinalone gives you 19 orange spearmint-flavoured gumdrops.
kessadebra gives you 5 yellow coconut-flavoured gummy bats.
klingonguy gives you 7 white lime-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
ktpinto gives you 4 mottled green licorice-flavoured jawbreakers.
tiggerallyn gives you 9 light green root beer-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
yendi gives you 3 red cinnamon-flavoured jawbreakers.
kradical ends up with 95 pieces of candy.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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    still Countdown
politics, Kerry Edwards

SRSLY??????

Apparently, the McCain-Palin ticket is campaigning in Florida, and they just unleashed a health plan that includes slashing Medicare and Medicaid.

I'll say that again: they're campaigning in Florida.

*shakes head* The amazing thing is that Senator Obama can just stand safely above the fray while the Republican ticket collapses like a neutron star.....
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    tonight's Rachel Maddow Show