Tuesday, January 16, 2007

TV Overload

  • Options week! We have lots of earnings coming out this week, and that should keep things hopping.  We saw last week what happened to SAP and AMD on their bad earnings, so best to keep alert.  (The world needs more lerts...)  Intel after the bell!
  • Barack Obama throws his hat in the 2008 Presidential race promising a different kind of politics.  Uh huh.  Even though every politician since the dawn of time has promised a "this time it'll be different" brand of politics.  But he probably has an interesting chance at being the lead on the Democratic ticket.  Well spoken and not snake-oily like "Used Car" Johnny (Edwards).
  • I was tagged by Adam.  Well, 5 things you don't know about me?  My favorite kind of ice cream is...  OK, I'll give it some thought and get back to you.
  • I'm in full-TV mode right now.  Playoffs on over the weekend.  4 hours of "24."  And "American Idol" kicks off tonight.  Lots of other shows coming off their winter break in the weeks ahead.  Unless the daylight hours get longer and the weather warms, it's likely the only cardio work I'll be getting during the evenings is trips to the kitchen for sodas and popcorn.  "Keep those knees high, Mister!  Work it!"  Ugh, I'm going to have to make an effort.
  • So "24" kicks off, and we're all hooked even though we've all seen the same story line repeated over and over again.  As Adam notes, how James Bond-ish to have the villian tell Jack the master plan before killing him, only to have Jack escape to foil the plan.  As usual, the advice Jack gives to CTU and the President is soundly ignored, even though Jack has never been wrong.  We even have a new character to hate in Ally McBeal's The Biscuit (Peter MacNicol).  And remember, he likes a fresh bowl.
  • Some gripes about The Apprentice: LA?  First, having the winning team's project manager repeat as project manager seems a bit unfair to the other members on the team.  Next, I'm feeling some compassion for those living out in Tent City.  Seems a little unfair, in a cruel and somewhat entertaining way I suppose.  Next, when the winning team consists of mostly women and a gay guy, the winning prize is a trip to the Playboy mansion?
  • Funny "24" comic strip called "CTU Custodian" up at Liberal Larry's.
  • More financial stuff as the day and week goes.  I'm being careful, because I think there is a lot of risk out there right now. 

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