Buying Time on Ebay and Other Observations   

Busy, busy, busy. Other posts in progress along with some other stuff. In the meantime, have a few of the random thoughts rattling around in my head on this the last Hump Day of April 2008.

I Nominate…
By far my funniest TV moment of the week so far, Leonard pushing the button on the time machine and all the other guys racing around the apartment as though he were actually moving forward in time. I laughed so much and immediately had to re-watch it three or four times. Watch it online at (jump to 8:05 and watch through 8:40).

Filed Under “Why Do We Care?”
I find it bothersome that the Miley Cyrus thing continues to get press. Not only because it’s the most ridiculous thing ever but also because it’s so very obvious the Cyrus/Disney camp purposely went after Vanity Fair and the photo shoot results as a way to deflect the attention Miley’s other photos were getting. And, I’ll be honest, I didn’t even think those deserved the indignant outrage I saw all over the place. Do we really need a new story about some starlet spiraling out of control so badly that we’ll over-react to a 15 year old being a 15 year old (and a tame one at that!) in order to get it?

The Other Side of Obsession
I do not get the American Idol thing. Never have and, I suspect, never will. So this is what it’s like to be on the other side of my TV obsessions, eh? There was a brief news item on the radio this morning about Paula’s blunder last night. I can find it in me to get upset about it (as if all reality TV isn’t in some way rigged anyway) and, in fact, immediately assumed that she had seen the rehearsals that I know happen before the live taping. Of course, you’d think judges would be banned from watching those. Is it really fair to judge someone on a rehearsal versus their actual performance? Of course, again, when has fairness ever been a real concern on reality shows?

Netflixing 30 Rock Update:
Life slowed down my netflixing in the past month but I finally got around to watching the second disc of the first season of 30 Rock this past weekend. Gotta say, I’m still not feeling it. I did find the second half of the second disc funnier than any of the previous stuff but not funny enough that I’d add this show to my TV schedule. I feel like I’m missing something obvious. The third disc arrives today. Maybe something will finally click as I watch the end of the season?

4 Responses to “Buying Time on Ebay and Other Observations”

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    Maggie says:

    I hope 30 Rock will click for you! I get so much enjoyment out of it, I can’t even tell you.

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    Eolivet says:

    As you may know, I’m a huge proponent of the American Idol conspiracy theory/grassy knoll, and I don’t think the mainstream media will see this as a big deal. It was only PAULA after all…it’s not like she’s the model of coherent thought (and I truly thought she was talking about another contestant!!)

    What is hilarious is that article you linked, and the comments from everyone from “Barack Obama” to “Reverend Wright” to “Roger Clemens.” That cracked me up for a good five minutes. “Paula is an idiot who will vote for Hillary!!” People on the Internet can be very strange sometimes. ;p

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    Rae says:

    I hope so too, Maggie! Everyone loves it so… I want to love it too.

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    Just Jody says:

    I’m right there with you on the “Why Do We Care” bit. Along with Miley, I’d like to never see anything about Britney, Lindsay, Paris or Nicole that does not involve them actually WORKING. Like on a show, movie or album. Working the bar scene or a drugstore doesn’t count.

    I also have never got the AI obsession. I couldn’t find it in me to even read any of the articles about Paula’s blunder to find out what it was about.

    But I do enjoy some 30 Rock. Of course, maybe that’s a sign that you never will as we often differ on comedies.