Eschatology of the Day

Tshimanga Biakabatuka...
Is that Tshimanga Biakabatuka? We're all going to die!

Scatology of the Day

Fuamatu Mu'afala

Reports of my demise

Have been way overblown! Dude, like I wasn't even in a coma... as some have suggested. Yes, I did cause the rollover accident. LIJ and I were arguing over whether it was worse to wath an episode of Law&Order: Crimes instense or to watch Sex & the City (by the way, you'll note the flagrant abuse of the ampersand in every devious Chris Noth enterprise) and I guess the argument got a little heated and then I just tried to run him off the road. But the moral is that we're all okay. Fine? Fine!

Hawks versus Wizards

Something said at the end of the nail-biting Wizards loss to the Hawks at Verizon Center on Friday brought a tear of nostalgia to my eye.
Mr. guy-talking-about-the-game for SportSouth said that this was the first time the Hawks beat the Wizards in DC since April 2003 when they won eighty-some to 78. Well, all of a sudden it hit me that I was there when that happened and reminded me of how far we have come since those days, bringing in Agent Zero and Caron "The Butler Did It"... Come back soon guys...

Gossip Girl Update

We saw some redeeming material on this past week's X-Mas edition of our new/old favorite show. First off, there was NO Guitar hero action.
Second, there were some poignant touches of realism. Serena learned that when a guy doesn't wear a watch... it's because he doesn't wear a watch, not because he's waiting to buy you a real expensive one. It was further quite believable to cast Dan as a promising young writer with work published in the New Yorker. Finally, Vanessa revealed herself to be simply overbearing in the "best friend" role, and ASM and I were happy to see her called out by Blair. Who would think of such stupid X-Mas gifts anyway... I was actually hoping that Serena would have all her hair cut off, and Dan would buy her some bobby pins or mousse or something.
The newly introduced Roman character was a breath of fresh air. It was good to see French finally peppered liberally on such a high-profile television show. The choice of "Roman" as a name is significant, in part due to its echo of the highly novelistic plotting of the show. A mirror along the boulevard indeed! (This line of though is invalidate, however, if his name is actually Romain, and the pronunciation of the characters was just off.) Here's hoping for future appearances of Roman in this excellent drama.
Another thing... what's up with no one involved in the show having a normal name: Penn? Blake? Leighton? Chace? What's up with that? No Amare or Gilbert? I guess my progeny won't have the opportunity to be in a show as good as Gossip Girl.
Lastly, congrats to the GG team on being named by People magazine as one of the top ten TV shows of 2007. Well deserved laurels, if you ask me.

A note about our posting: As some of you know, Monkey and I faced certain complications during our migration from the North Central AZ to Athens, GA. This has deprived us of computer and Internet access for some time. Otherwise, of course, I wouldn't have waited so long to comment on last week's episode.

A shout out to the fam for allowing use of their Internets.