July 18th, 2008

tv // lbd // shoulder touch

Charles Krauthammer is full of teh awesome

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted "present" nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

The whole lovely piece is here.

Oh Charles, don't you understand? The only reason anybody could possibly have for not liking Obama is that they're racist! Or because they're the servants of the Devil himself.

(Sorry, Sel and Kels... the internet decided that it hated me. You don't know what I had to do to get back on its good side. *shudders with shame*)
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Bad science fiction makes baby Jesus cry

Two headlines on SCI FI WIRE that made me laugh/want to poke my eyes out.

Number one:

Wizard's First Rule, a fantasy TV series based on Terry Goodkind's book series, debuts in syndication on the Nov. 1 weekend, Disney-ABC Domestic Television and ABC Studios announced...

Wizard's First Rule follows the travels of woodsman Richard Cypher (Craig Horner), who discovers his own magical powers. With the help of a mysterious woman, Kahlan (Bridget Regan), and a wise old wizard named Zedd, Richard must stop a ruthless tyrant from unleashing an ancient evil and enslaving the world.

A TV series of Wizard's First Rule? Are you kidding me? That book was so unspeakably horrible that just the title gives me the creeps. I mean I'm going to have to watch the first episode just so I can laugh myself sick, but... *shudders*

Bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad BAD.

Number two:

SCI FI's original series Tin Man also received eight nominations in technical categories, including outstanding single-camera picture editing for a miniseries or a movie; outstanding art direction for a miniseries or a movie; outstanding special visual effects for a miniseries, movie or a special; outstanding costumes for a miniseries, movie or a special; outstanding hairstyling for a miniseries or a movie; outstanding makeup for a miniseries or a movie (non-prosthetic); outstanding sound editing for a miniseries, movie or a special; and outstanding sound mixing for a miniseries or a movie. Tin Man is now SCI FI’s most nominated original program for a single year.

Tin Man? Seriously? I understand some people enjoy... um... that kind of thing, but I thought it was pretty lame. At least it didn't get any writing/directing awards, but still... Nine noms? Seriously?