Apropos of Nothing

September 27, 2007

More RedEye: Interview with Christine Lakin Re: Gameplan

Filed under: Entertainment,Fun Stuff,Red Eye — aproposofnothing @ 9:52 pm

The best movie interview ever.

RedEye Recap 9/22/07 “I like where this is going.”

Filed under: Fun Stuff,Red Eye — aproposofnothing @ 9:21 pm

I love the cringeworthiness (is that a word?) of this show.


Filed under: Entertainment — aproposofnothing @ 2:45 pm

Meant to post about this earlier in the week.

I thought it was a pretty good show with a weak premise.  The premise of the show is that a computer guy named Chuck who is the supervisor of a Geek Squad type group called the “Nerd Herd” receives government secrets from an ex-roommate, right before the roommate dies.  Hes has this accidentally downloaded into his brain when he opens an e-mail attachment.  The government computer gets destroyed and Chuck’s computer also gets destroyed.  Now Chuck is the only source for this information.  Agents from the CIA (Chuck’s ex-roomates’s agency) and NSA are after him, one keeping him safe, the other wanting Chuck for his own agency.

I can see the premise getting strained after a few episodes as the secrets in his brain seem to be mostly stuff from satellites and Echelon systems.   I would imagine this type of data does not have a very long shelf life.  Maybe there was other types of data in the download that will be shown later.

The characters have a very good dynamic that will carry the show even when a particular episodes story may be weak.

I recommend it.


Filed under: Politics — aproposofnothing @ 1:49 pm

Neptunus Lex ponders cows, The Constitution and The Ten Commandments.

Good stuff. Check it here


Filed under: Politics — aproposofnothing @ 11:37 am

William Teach over at Pirates Cove has a good post titled “Meanwhile, in Iraq”.

It talks about how the media is fawning all over that little maniacal Deurgar wiki from Iran and missing some good news from Iraq concerning the level of violence in Baghdad.

September 26, 2007

Difference between a teacher and an educator

Filed under: Humour,Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 8:30 pm

According to a news report, a certain private school in Victoria, BC recently was faced with a unique problem.

A number of year 12 girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. Every night, the maintenance man would remove them and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night.

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers, and then there are educators.

September 25, 2007

Heroes is baaaaack!

Filed under: Heroes — aproposofnothing @ 1:51 pm

Whew, good episode. But Heroes is like chips, once you have one, you just want more. I’m not going to do a recap, you’ll find them all over the net, but I will highlight what I think are some important points and give my unworthy opinion.

A lot went on last night, and more questions came up than were answered. We saw what some of the Heroes are now up to 4 Months Later.


September 24, 2007

Sister Toldjah has a nice Ahmadinejad roundup

Filed under: Newsworthy,Politics — aproposofnothing @ 7:35 pm

She hits all the high points and links extensively to other blogs and news stories.

read it here…

Digger has a nice rip on Ahmadinejad and Columbia

Filed under: Politics — aproposofnothing @ 7:24 pm

He talks about how shameful it was that student’s applauded him.

My take on it is that it was simply wrong to invite him, we need to look out for the best interests of America and inviting and giving credibility to this swine was simply idiotic. However, the most disturbing and ridiculous portion of the coverage that was simply made as an offhand comment on one reporters take – and that I thought should be the centerpiece of the coverage – is that there were attendees and students in the audience who actually applauded this man of evil.

read it all here…

There are no gays in Iran, says Ahmadinejad

Filed under: Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 6:58 pm

Hot Air has the video.

See it here..

Israelis Snatched Nork Nuke Material in Syria

Filed under: Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 6:56 pm

The Jawa Report has the story on this.

Go read it here..


Filed under: Heroes — aproposofnothing @ 8:05 am

I can’t wait for the premiere tonight.  Looks like anaother great season after seeing the previews.

September 23, 2007

Skins are still schizophrenic

Filed under: Sports — aproposofnothing @ 8:05 pm

I can’t believe they lost this game.  Thet looked like they were getting rid of last season’s demons the first two games, but not this one.  The looked good in the first half, but the second was plagued by bad throws, dropped balls and stupid mistakes.  It is really frustrating being a long time fan in the Dan Snyder age.  The are so schizophrenic.  Is a little consistency too much to ask?

NFL.com Recap

Mountain Don’t

Filed under: Fun Stuff — aproposofnothing @ 7:19 pm


via Bits & Pieces

Please remain seated until the plane has stopped

Filed under: Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 7:08 pm

Have you seen this in the news!  A plane crased and the pilot survived, wow.

Check it… The Age

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