• Look! A new post!

    No, I’m not going to start in on what a bad blogger I am for not updating my blog religiously. I’m sure there are other things you can do with your time besides clicking refresh on this page all day. However, I do have a few bits of random spewage to, um, spew today. So, dance and sing and carry on and rejoice in the light of this new post.

    Or just read it quietly and keep the “hey, the idiot’s updated his blog for a change” comments to yourself.

    DaVinci Code. Let’s sue. Oy vey.

    It’s a fricking book, people (and a poorly written one in my opinion). I do think it might be an entertaining movie, and I plan on seeing it eventually. But it doesn’t tear down the walls of Christianity. It’s not going to cause the world to asplode. It doesn’t really even say anything bad about Jesus. People comparing this to derogatory cartoons of Mohammed need to get a grip.

    And while I’m asking for sanity… is there some reason we should care more deeply that the national anthem be sung in one particular language or another than in the fact that millions of people around the world are starving to death? Or even more than the thousands of other issues we have to deal with as a nation? Talk about a diversion.

    Ok, I will.

    Best. Music Video. Ever.

    And here’s great news: Doctor Who won every BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards) category it was entered in: Drama Series, Best Show, and Best Writer.

    Lately, I’m obsessed with all things Doctor Who (as my poor spouse can attest). I was always a big fan of the original series, but seeing the new series has sent me over the edge in Who-mania. I got all of the original shows on VHS tape from Sgt. Grump, and Whiny and I set a goal to watch the first, last and “best” episode of each of the 7 Doctors (plus the 8th’s TV movie) prior to Eccleston. That’s so Whiny could get properly indoctrinated into the cult.

    Well, we’ve made it through the demise of Tom Baker (the 4th Doctor), and already we’re seeing the fatal flaw in our plan. By skipping around there are so many gaps to fill in (“Who’s Romana? What’s he talking about? When did the Master show up? What’s a Davros?”) that I spend half the time talking over the show with explanations. So, I spent a couple of hours a little bit of time Saturday going through the summaries at A Brief History of Time (Travel) and making a list of the “must see” episodes.

    I think we’ll be caught up in 2025.

    Hmm… what else to discuss… oh yeah. I still have a CD for sale. You might actually consider buying one. They make great coasters. Plus, the artwork alone should be work a couple pennies. Anyway, it’s available on Amazon.com and iTunes now (update: they say it’s on iTunes, but I can’t find it).

    Yes, I even broke down and created a fricking MySpace account for it.

    And finally, if you want my opinion on Barry Bonds and his chase of the all-time homerun record, please refer to the good people of Philadelphia:

    Best. Banner. Ever.

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Monday, May 8th, 2006 at 22:29 | #1

    OK, I think you’re right. That IS the worst video ever.

    Which leads us nicely to the question that is just begging to be asked. BEGGING, I tell you.

    When do we see the music video promoting your new CD release? It has already been established that there is already a Worst. Video. Ever. So that shouldn’t be a concern.

    So? Where is the video? I bet we could get Chuck Foster to play it.

  • Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at 07:16 | #2

    There’s a paranoia in Conservative Christian circles about paganism creeping into the religion — has been for two thousand years, really. And the Da Vinci code seems to touch that nerve like nothing else. I haven’t read much of the book, but fromn what I’ve read and read about it, Dan Brown’s telling the story of a secret, hidden “paganistic” group hidden within the highest levels of the Church, and he makes it sound like a good idea. That alone is enough to send some people off their wobbly rockers.

  • Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 at 13:01 | #3

    Please, for all that’s holy, let the DaVinci Code *go*. (Everyone, please.)

    I’m not even sure I want to see the movie until it comes out on DVD.

    Oh yeah, and I’ve been watching Dr. Who w/ my spouse. He, too, is obsessed.

    Me? I’m awaiting the return of BSG.

  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 at 10:07 | #4

    Dan Brown has capitalized on the ages-old theories surrounding the cloudy mysteries of Jebus, Arthurian legend, Sangreal, Templar, et cetera, and i don’t blame him — there’s good money to be made there, because all of these things are deeply archetypical, embedded in our collective psyches, therefore deeply resonant to us. the book was poorly written (i read it, too – hey, i have no shame), but the central content is important to us (humans et al) for reasons that defy logical explanation.

    these are the kinds of things that stick in the craw of a church that has sought to subvert and abolish human myth for thousands of years in the interest of replacing it with their own dogma. i felt passionately about these issues before this silly book came out, and i know there are others like me – now with a book and movie of this kind of fame, the fire is spreading. i’m not surprised the Vatican is nervous.

    this isn’t to say that i think the Da Vinci Code is based on truth. instead, the book is based on myth – myth the church does not approve of. there was a reason their St. Patrick (arguably, also myth) drove all the “snakes” out of Ireland – to stamp out the threat of paganism.

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