Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Art, Heroes, and Fast Food Enemies Terrorize Boston

A new take on those "Wash Me" notes found on the windshields of cars
I'd like a nice Monet, please.

If you're concerned about possible velociraptor incursions into your neighborhood, you should bookmark this site. I've printed it out and posted copies all around the house, one can never be too prepared. I found the illustration to be particularly helpful.

I downloaded all the aired episodes of Heroes onto my iPod - bought the season pass so I can watch all of them as they come on. (Yes, I could watch them on the NBC website or use my TiVo, I just wanted to put them on the iPod and be in control of what I watch and when I watch it. I haven't been allowed to touch the TV remote in years. Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration)

The tiny screen isn't as bad as I thought it would be and I'm listening through speakers so the sound is ok, too. This is a really well done show. A bit gory in parts - I won't spoil anything, but if you have trouble with shows like CSI, well, this can be every bit as bad.

There has been a lot of chatter about the "suspicious devices" in Boston that turned out to be promos for a Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. My favorite quote of the day about it all was in the CNN article "In addition, the Pentagon said U.S. Northern Command was monitoring the situation from its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but said none of its units were sent to assist." Seeing that the "threat" was an ultra sophisticated, (ages 4 and up) Lite-Brite type display, it's no wonder NORAD didn't go on high alert.

Perhaps the Doomsday Clock should also be moved a minute closer to midnight as well - Lord knows, Hasbro has seen to it that there's quite a proliferation of the infernal devices out there.

Better yet, is there a Dimwit Clock out there that measures how closer to complete idiocy the city leaders in Boston and representatives of Homeland Security have gotten with their responses?

And to top it tomorrow will there be anyone left who doesn't know who Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad are?


serge said...

I feel so safe knowing that the authorities's never flagging vigilance protects us from the evils of cartoons. Meanwhile, last night's report by Keith Olbermann on the whole affair was quite entertaining.

Dawno said...

I watch so little TV anymore - except those favorites we TiVo. I wonder if Keith's report is on YouTube.

I want my authorities to be vigilant. I want to be as safe as possible in my town. What would make me feel safest is to know that the people who make decisions about how to react to situations are actually smart enough to know the difference between what boils down to a type of "prank" and "hoax" - how was anyone hoaxed? I'm confuzzled.

Serge said...

I too want the authorities to be vigilant. It's just that most of what they do, especially where airport security is concerned, is nothing but theatre. Even my Republican co-worker agrees that all of the annoying remove-your-shoes-and-this-toothpaste-tube-is-too-big stuff is there just to give the illusion that Something Is Being Done. Problem is that it doesn't make me feel safer, just annoyed.

The being said, you should definitely watch Olbermann's show on MSNBC, especially when he rips into the current occupants of the White House.