Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Torchwood Season 2 Finale

Wow! I finally found the time to watch the Torchwood season 2 finale, and I gotta say that I'm impressed. It's a rare show that's willing to kill off a main character, and even then it's usually precipitated by the actor wanting to leave (think Tasha Yar here).

But not Russell T. Davies! Oh no, that rat bastard killed off not one but two main characters. And did it with style, baby. That's what I like about Davies, and especially Torchwood. He's always been willing to jerk you around, but its always got a purpose behind it. He plays fair with his audience. If a character has to die, that character dies. No ifs, ands or buts. It's brutal, in a way, but it works.

Torchwood's a very character-driven show, and I won't deny the fact that at the end of the finale, I was crying right along with Aradia. Oddly enough, its the shows that can hit me like that that I like the most. Battlestar Galactica is another one that jerks me around like that emotionally. It makes me care. Which is why I've been so loyal.

I did a little digging around after I watched the finale, and found out some things that didn't surprise me in the least. Things like the fact that Torchwood has been nominated for a Hugo, and even beat out the show it was spun off from, Doctor Who, for an award or two. Like I said, it doesn't surprise me. In all honesty, it's a better show than it's "parent". Especially if the Season 3 opener is any indication of what's in store for us from the good Doctor. That show stank to the rafters, and had plot holes big enough to throw an elephant through.

Anywho, here's a little something fun I found on the BBC America website. Enjoy.

Which Torchwood Member Are You?

For the record, I came out as Owen. I can see that. I've always wanted to be King of the Weevils!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Webcomic! Yay!

I literally just stumbled across this while looking up something on the Diamond Distributors list. It's awesome.

I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!

It's EXACTLY what you think it is, and its hilarious. Done in a faux 4-color style, it's not my usual cup of tea artistically, but it grows on you after a while. And the writing is just hilarious. The bumbling Male Man antagonist is perfect. It's going on my links bar for a long time to come, I think. So, go check it out.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

And Speaking Of Profound Stupidity

What the hell is wrong witch Comedy Central? Why are they showing commercials for Expelled during Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert? Don't those guys have any say in the matter? I can't believe either of them would support Ben Stein's lunacy, hypocrisy, idiocy and other things ending in -y.

And if they do, then that's two shows gone off the DVR list.

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Profound Stupidity

I was perusing the iReports on CNN, and came across this little gem. About twenty seconds in is the most irritating thing I've seen in a while. And that's saying a lot.

It appears that some poor sucker came all the way from Ohio to D.C. to attend Pope Benedict XVI's mass. He got one of the highly prized tickets somehow. In fact, he claims it was a miracle that he got the ticket, although he doesn't give many details.

So, a divine intervention in the workings of the universe was made so this young man could go see the Pope. God reached down his hand and mucked about with random chance, just so this guy could come see an old man in red Pradas and a funny hat spread pseudo-platitudes to the masses. It was so important for this fella to be at that D. C. mass that a miracle was necessary to get him there, at least according to him.

Unfortunately, he lost it on the subway.

Notice that he doesn't call that any kind of divine intervention. That was just pure bad luck.

Frankly, I'm shocked that he didn't blame the devil.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My First LOL

Yes, I have succumb to the madness. I have, indeed, create a LOLcat picture. Part of me feels dirty. But it's just. Too. Funny!

Cor's LOLcat

I dunno, though. Maybe I'm dating myself a little with that one.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Expelled Exposed!

Just doin' my part, people.

I'm mean, really. What IDiots.

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"Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul..." -- Mark Twain


Fire does not wait for the sun to be hot,

Nor the wind for the moon, to be cool.

-- the Zenrin Kushu