Friday, February 10, 2006
fear or desire?
the salon article "manimal magnetism" discusses the recent invasion by animal-human hybrids in television nightmares.
two points: 1) you are animals, stupid naked apes 2) you know you want to be us.
happy birday onkel eric!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
good naked apes
according to the washington post puppy bowl II was a big hit. most notably, as many people are interested in watching the puppies as the state of the union (the puppies could probably come closer to making a balanced and reasonable budget, too. seriously, i'd trust the goddamn kitties more than those guys):
"Puppy Bowl II." The Super Bowl was up 5.4 percent in the ratings compared with last year. But this year's Puppy Bowl telecast from 6 to 9 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, featuring 22 puppies at the Animal Planet Stadium in downtown Silver Spring, jumped 23 percent compared with last year, owing no doubt to the many improvements this year, including the Bowl Cam view of drinking players from a clear-bottom water bowl. Puppy Bowl was telecast three times on Sunday. At its height, its average audience of 690,000 nearly equaled MSNBC's 707,000 for the State of the Union address last week. Across its many replays last year, about 5 million people sampled Puppy Bowl. This year? You do the math. No, seriously, you do the math.
Monday, February 06, 2006
from squeelers to stealers
this article in slate talks about the refin' at the stupor bowl. i stole the 'stealers' pun from from here.
i promise not to complain about the refin' any more (unless i see more good puns. i'm a sucker for the word play) and will allow mr. glenn and my onkel eric to enjoy their victory.
i have more important things to do, like dreaming about my burpday presents (you did remember to start your shopping, right? 16 days left!)
good night betty
i'm a big fan of the strong ladies so i was sad to hear this weekend that betty friedan, author of the feminine mystique and a found of the national organization for women, died.
my poor 'hawks
well, the steelers won with a little help from their 12th man in black and white. you'll note in my ref impression i don't have both eyes closed. gotta keep one eye open to figure out how to screw the seahawks. and look! michael smith of espn agrees with me. but we 'hawks fans have waited (almost) 30 years (and not even dog years!) to get to the stupor bowl so we can wait a little longer for our inevitable triumph.
and on the plus side, at least rick santorum isn't our senator!