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Month: May 2010

A Month of TV Commentary: A meme in 30 parts, Day 1

From aiela, via madlori, the 30-Day TV Meme.

Day 01 – A show that should have never been cancelled


Absolutely, without question, one of the greatest travesties in the history of television. This is the only television show I’ve ever participated in a Save Our Show campaign for. It’s the only time I’ve ever been truly heartbroken over the fact that what we’ve seen is all we’re ever going to get. And the Big Damn Movie does not even begin to make up for it.

I don’t know if there’s any way to actually quantify this, but I wonder if Firefly holds the record for the most fan art produced relative to the actual amount of canon material released of any TV show in history? There’ve been shorter lived shows, and there have been shows that have surely generated more material, but I’m hard pressed to think of any program which has gotten this much attention for this short of a run.

The Liberal Conservative Party?

The UK election may be coming to a close, as rumours circulate about a coalition between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties. My sources report Tories get the Prime Minister, Defence Minister, and Home Secretary, while LibDems get The Department of Muggle/Wizard Relations and the Ministry of Silly Walks.

In honour of today’s weather…

Today has been awful and rainy and altogether too wet. In that spirit, I present to you a classic children’s tale, updated for modern times…

The Eensy-Weensy Spider
by Rob Wynne (autographedcat) and Dina Hess (onmeadmountain)

The eensy-weensy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain….
No, wait. The sun, seeing how hopeless the task was, just went right back in again.
Meanwhile, the eensy-weensy spider, suddenly in possession of a great deal of marshland, parceled it all up and sold it, making a fortune on securitized credit swap derivatives before the bottom of the market fell out, and retired to Aruba where he would no longer have to put up with this nonsense.

The End

Reasons I adore , #2,991,322 in an ongoing series

Online conversation from today, discussing potentially problematic questions on an exam she’d given:

autographedcat: Bonus question #2: “What do they mean, ‘if a woodchuck could chuck wood’. Is there any point in calling it a woodchuck if it can’t? Defend your answer, quote Sartre if necessary.”
autographedcat: (i have no idea what class you’re teaching right now. I’m just feeling exceptionally silly)
catalana: Logic
catalana: 🙂
autographedcat: Well, there you go, then. The Woodchuck question is completely applicable.
catalana: Sartre believes that existence precedes essence, i.e., that we can create ourselves into whatever we wish to be. Hence he would be perfectly fine with a woodchuck existing even if it couldn’t chuck wood.
catalana: Aren’t you glad you asked? 🙂

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