October 22nd, 2009

TV

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We've been re-watching Action via Netflix, and I'd forgotten just HOW snappy and irreverent and rude-funny that show was. I thought I knew, but apparently not. :0 It's still funny as hell, and I was surprised to discover that all the bleeped-out language was done post-production. The actual episodes... make sure the kids are in bed. :0

Netflix has the unaired episodes of Pushing Daisies from the end of last season. Be careful not to just get the last disc like I did-- it has only the final episode on it, and there are a few on the prior disc you'll want to see too. Great extras on the art and the music, though.

Tonight's SPN is a repeat, and I was seriously expecting Collapse ) to be part of last week's episode.

The sad truth is that as soon as I see the white-on-black credit screen, I hit the mute button, and any trailers I see are usually visual-only (so I don't know if they're for more than one future show). Do you know why I do this? It's because the show AFTER SPN (at least in our market) is ET (Entertainment Tonight), which is an ADHD nightmare. Even the commercials for that show are "Angelina Jolie! Catwalk! Filming for Dancing With The Stars! Dead Celebrity! Car Crash! Puppy! Anna Nichole Smith's Baby! Rumored Affairs! Shopping!" It makes my brain zip around in my head like it's caught in a pinball machine. :0

We bought a DVR with a digital tuner, and I hooked that up last night. Later, I'll check whether it recorded Glee as it should have (ETA: Yes!). We missed House on Monday, and Hulu still doesn't have it up. *is impatient* I hate the new digital technology with every fiber of my pocketbook. :(

I'm gearing up for mini_wrimo, and signups will be closing down soon if you're thinking of participating. I go for the 100-words-a-day minimum, and have hit the goal all the years I've done it (3 now?). Generally, I write more, but I've already been doing that for findyourwords. I may need to get into the habit instead of writing less come 2010. ;)


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Tales From The Gym...

I mentioned a great Sports Illustrated article I read at the gym a few weeks ago, and I've found the online link for it: High-Jumper Dick Fosbury, and the accidental revolution of a sport.

Here are a few others that've caught my attention lately (same magazine):
- Just Go For It!, in which a high school football coach crunches the numbers and decides that punting and kicking have no place in his game.
- The Rehabilitation of Marc Buoniconti, a man paralyzed during a college football game who now spends his time fundraising for medical research that is finding new ways to help others survive heart-attacks, strokes, and spinal-cord injuries with less damage than ever.
- The Power Of One, or how a small-town Texas girl won the state track team championships by herself. Twice.

All of these were surprisingly compelling reads from a magazine I usually leaf through only in hopes of random mention of the U of O Ducks, or basketball articles.