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April 26, 2006

Now that the Stones are too old to tour...

... as proven by their lackluster SuperBowl performance, maybe a sitcom?

Mick Jagger Joins a New ABC Sitcom - New York Times

Posted by sferrell at 3:46 PM

April 25, 2006

Net Neutrality

Congress has quietly been planning to hand control of the internet over to the Telcom industry. The giants, like AT&T and Verizon would be handed control of the internet, allowing them to decide what sites you could visit, cutting out your freedom of access to any article, news, site, or communication that you might normally choose. This amounts to nothing more than taking away the truly merit-based internet and replacing it with CORPORATE CONTROL. It would be like Cable TV... you'd have no choice about which sites to view, you'd be given a set number. AT&T might not like you going to Amazon, or Verizon might not want you to go to any site that has an article critiquing it. It would be the death of the internet as be know it.

Fight back, contact you congressperson and tell them you support "net neutrality."

Read more here:

Save the Internet :

Posted by sferrell at 10:31 AM

April 21, 2006

To boldly go where people have been going since 1979. - Report: 'Star Trek' set for '08 revival - Apr 21, 2006

Posted by sferrell at 1:58 PM

April 18, 2006

Sons & Daughters

I realized recently that I may be the Angel of Death for television programming. Any show that I really, really like will, without fail, be cancelled. Gone are the days of my having a favorite show which stays on the air for more than 1 or 2 seasons. Usually they don't even last THAT long.

My most recent victim, I fear, is Sons & Daughters. Many claim that it is a "Arrested Development" clone. I think there are certain elements (the extended family) that remind me of AD, but it's far to centered for AD-clone status. AD was farcical. This is satirical--it stays rooted in a real world, people do what they would in real life, and it comments on what is happening and why. It's more like "All in the Family" more than anything else, which says something. First, it says that S&D is pretty smart, and funny, and ascerbic, but mostly it says that it's got an emotional core. We didn't watch Archie Bunker because we agreed with his bigotry or political views (unless you are my grandfather, in which case why haven't you called, Grandpa?), we watched Archie because he was funny and flawed and he loved his family but didn't know how to show it and we desperately wanted him to learn. S&D is like that. You want these people to connect, to learn, and to provide you with a lesson or two. They do that. They do it well. The writers, producers, actors, everyone deserve to commended for that. It's a pity that they may not have the chance to tell any more stories.

What can you do? Sign the petition (see the link below). If you haven't seen the show find someone who has it, or look around online. It's worth the time.


Posted by sferrell at 2:05 PM

Howard Stern?

I'm dismayed to find out that I have a sense of humor that is similar to Howard Stern's.

the Shock Jock

(66% dark, 57% spontaneous, 52% vulgar)

your humor style:

Your sense of humor is off-the-cuff and kind of gross. Is it is also sinister, cynical, and vaguely threatening to the purer folks of this world. You probably get off on that. You would cut a greasy fart, then blame it on your mom, and then just shrug when someone pointed out that she's dead.

Yours is hands-down the most outrageous sense of humor; you like things trangressive and hardcore. It's highly likely (a) you have no limits (b) you have no scruples and (c) you have no job. Ironically, it's your type of humor that can make the biggest bucks in show business.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Howard Stern - Adam Sandler - Roseanne Barr

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Posted by sferrell at 1:08 PM

April 12, 2006

Why use Firefox?

Posted by sferrell at 2:20 PM

April 6, 2006

CNN... NBC... SouthPark?

Yet another sign of the apocolypse? - 'South Park' wins Peabody Award - Apr 6, 2006

Posted by sferrell at 9:48 AM

April 3, 2006

Sony's new Reader will be big.

Sony's new reader is pretty incredible. Good for 7500 page turns (it only uses power when you "flip" a page, it can hold tons of books, PDF, MP3 or even JPEG files. Now if only it could allow for notes to be taken, or do handwriting recognition.

Borders to sell Sony digital reading device | CNET

Posted by sferrell at 3:12 PM

I'll write something about "Basic Instinct 2" once I stop laughing.

$3.2 million.

New York Daily News - Entertainment - 'Basic' Sharon sinks like stone

Posted by sferrell at 2:03 PM