I’ve seen ads for Seinfeld on several subway trains recently, so I have to ask the question: why? The show started in 1989 and finished twelve years ago, and they’re still advertising it? I can understand Fox not having much TV to put on past 11 PM and using Seinfeld as filler, but why would you advertise for that? Just seems to yell out, “Hey, we’re desperate, so come watch really old TV!”
June 30th, 2010 - Posted in tv
First, apologies for not writing recently. We’re almost done moving, and it’s gone, well, less than smoothly. But we’re almost done, so that’s good.
Anyway, I just saw this article on ThinkProgress. Sharron Angle, who’s running for senator of Nevada, is apparently against abortion even in the case of rape. Why, you might ask?
She even took the extreme position that women should not have control over their reproductive rights in cases of rape or incest, because it would interfere with God’s “plan” for them…
“You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.”
I’ve looked around a bit, but I can’t find a word that means “misogyny directed at one’s gender”. How much of a self-hating woman do you have to be to have a viewpoint like this? It’s just staggering. How sad and embarrassing would it be if the people of Nevada actually elected her to office.
Oil is spilling out all over the Gulf, and Sarah Palin thinks that something should be done!
Gulf disaster needs divine intervention as man’s efforts have been futile. Gulf lawmakers designate today Day of Prayer for solution/miracle
Yes, what a great idea. Let’s throw out all that science bullshit and pray. ‘Cause that’s ever helped.
After a glorious week in Ireland, I have returned. Awesome country and an overall great time.
I also took around a thousand pictures, and I’ve shared forty-four of them on Flickr. Take a look.
June 20th, 2010 - Posted in meta
I’ve started a list of states that I will never visit, and I’m going to share it with you guys. This list certainly isn’t exhaustive and I will most certainly have duplicates, if only because these states are increasingly ridiculous. I could have started with Arizona – they’ve certainly given us enough reasons not to go there – but I thought I’d start with Louisiana.
Louisiana has been hit pretty hard by the BP oil spill. Huge portions of their coastline have been devastated by oil, with marine life dying left and right and fishermen out of jobs because of it. Oh, and that part where the oil spill is the worst spill of all time. But despite all that, their governor Bobby Jindal, as well as some other higher-ups in the state government, want to reopen offshore drilling. Hell, Jindal even wrote a letter to the president.
Look, I understand that people are out of jobs right now because of this. But you want to continue doing that thing that caused the spill in the first place? Really? Are you really that greedy that you can’t take some time to sort out the huge mess that you’re in? Maybe you should take all those people and pay them to help you clean up the gulf.
So until Bobby Jindal and/or those other people are out of office, I’ll never go to Louisiana. I guess I’ll have to hit up some places in the city for authentic Louisiana food.