Friday, February 17, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
- Battlestar Galactica (Gritty, realistic, complex)
- The Daily Show
- The Cobert Report
- Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1 (comedy in space)
- My name is Earl (Hilarious. Its "Raising Arizona" meets Seinfield.)
- Medium (Kolchack meets Kojack)
- House (A fun show: genius doctor hates people, people hate genius doctor)
- South Park
- Nova, Frontline (haven't seen a new one in a while)
- CSI (the original one. The spinoffs are particularly awful)
- The Simpsons
Most of the above dramas (except Medium, Galactica, and Lost) follow a formula. Take CSI for example. You know when they have a suspect in hand and its not the final three minutes of the show then it's the wrong guy. House has this problem too. He comes up with a crazy diagnosis and unless we are in the final three minutes of the show, the diagnosis is wrong. They are still great shows though.
Medium depicts a neat hyper-realistic family life that reminds me of That Speilberg classic Close Encounter of the Third Kind, and even Poltergeist. Those movies captured the feeling of a normal, chaotic home filled with children, toys, and TV despite the otherworldy storylines.
Here is an article on upgrading your TIVO's recording capacity: http://spaces.msn.com/dougsblog/blog/cns!4B6D7A9716A8E96!150.entry
Monday, February 06, 2006
Friday, February 03, 2006
Anyway, one of my great dad things is messing with my kid's mind. Every day before leaving for work I give him a hug and a kiss (he is 5, so its legal in Florida -- but no photos of it, that would be wrong). So being a great dad, I decided to charge him one penny for every hug. After all, why should he get something for nothing? Teaches him the value of money, and that love is purchased not earned. Besides, with the savings I could send him to college. Ok, city college. Well, maybe mail order degree. All right then, UNC-Charlotte. But that is as low as Ill go.
Well I ask him for a penny every morning and he gives me that long sad "I just want a hug" look, so I give him a freebie. For weeks he has been getting off of paying me my hug dues.
One morning my wife overheard me ask him for my hug penny and said "That's why he is charging me a dollar for every kiss!".
Heh, true story. Little bastard was getting rich off of my scheme. At this rate he can go to NC State.