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.
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: