Saturday, July 09, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Although hampered by the WGA strike in 1988, the second season does a much better job of finding the characters and dynamics than the first season. It especially takes Worf and Troi and makes them much more interesting; Troi still doesn't do much for me as a character, but she no longer feels boring and extraneous. Also, good job on toning Wesley Crusher way the hell down. I didn't find him nearly as smug or insufferable this time around. He's much less Gene Roddenberry's Mary Sue this season...
5. Loud as a Whisper (4/5)
9. The Measure of a Man (5/5)
11. Contagion (1/5)
Some of the character interplay is fun--Data gets a chance to really go here--but it was just so dull. Maybe it's just not surreal enough. And how many times is TNG going to borrow from "A Piece of the Action"? And who were the aliens who created the place?
20. The Emissary (4/5)
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Well of course people are outraged that Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder. For some people, the murder and abuse and neglect of a 2-year-old child is an immediately polarizing thing. and those people are upset that the girl's possible murderer is going free. I don't blame them; some corners of the media have been pushing the story so hard that it grabbed the attention of a lot of people. I get it.
UPDATE 5:51 PM: The one person I've seen so far who actually had something to contribute with his not caring about Casey Anthony.
UPDATE 9:53 PM: Jon Stewart tonight: "Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her daughter, as the American public stands by in shock and awe. In other news, millions of sick and dying American children and adults still don’t have healthcare, to the shock and awe of absolutely nobody."
I've had a lot of energy lately. I always think I'm too tired to get up and do something, but then I get up and I'm bursting with energy. Weird. This exercise stuff really works, I guess. [Emoticon to indicate that was a joke, even though I shouldn't have to.]
Monday, July 04, 2011
We're moving through Star Trek: The Next Generation pretty quickly; Becca grew up on this show, and she's been excited as hell to watch it again. This is another show I haven't seen all of. It came on the year after I became a Trek fan, but I stopped watching it fairly early, a combination of a lot of less-than-stellar episodes up front, as well as my parents' divorce (the show aired on Saturday nights, so I wasn't always in a place where I could watch it).
Sunday, July 03, 2011
In the 80s, I really dug Billy Ocean. My Dad had a couple of his albums on cassette, and we always liked to listen to them. But here I'm going back to 1976, and his first single from his first album. I actually never heard this song--as far as I can remember--until a few weeks ago, and it's probably going to be on my iPod a long time.