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Tim Goodman on ‘24′

Thanks Jess for posting this on your website and making me aware of it. As a huge fan of this season of ’24’, reading Tim Goodman’s recent post was cathartic. As I said to Jess today, I’ve suspended disbelief so high up it’s out of reach. WTF is with Bauer being in receipt of an audio recording so in demand, yet failing to play it into his Treo, voicemail, to CTU, or any other source? One phone call and the problem would be solved. Still, winces at plausibility aside, it’s as Goodman says, ‘This is the greatest hour on TV right now. Visual crack.’ If nothing else, read this for the brilliantly accurate reference to Secretary Heller going off the cliff. I don’t uncontrollably laugh out loud at work very often, but this one had my side aching.

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04/26/2006 at 10:41 am

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Tim Goodman on ’24’

Thanks Jess for posting this on your website and making me aware of it. As a huge fan of this season of ’24’, reading Tim Goodman’s recent post was cathartic. As I said to Jess today, I’ve suspended disbelief so high up it’s out of reach. WTF is with Bauer being in receipt of an audio recording so in demand, yet failing to play it into his Treo, voicemail, to CTU, or any other source? One phone call and the problem would be solved. Still, winces at plausibility aside, it’s as Goodman says, ‘This is the greatest hour on TV right now. Visual crack.’ If nothing else, read this for the brilliantly accurate reference to Secretary Heller going off the cliff. I don’t uncontrollably laugh out loud at work very often, but this one had my side aching.

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04/26/2006 at 10:41 am

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The ‘mPod’ Released As ‘mOcean’

Well, it looks like the mPod music player I commented on recently has formally released, and surprise surprise, the name and UI have changed. :-/. Hmmmm… me thinks legal might have gotten involved, or perhaps they just thought twice. Hard to say but the full iPod-like aspects have been trimmed down. Still, it remains a really great product, and with the potential to sync with iTunes on the horizon, it could be the best choice on the market.
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Written by gsm

04/26/2006 at 7:57 am

The ‘mPod’ Released As ‘mOcean’

Well, it looks like the mPod music player I commented on recently has formally released, and surprise surprise, the name and UI have changed. :-/. Hmmmm… me thinks legal might have gotten involved, or perhaps they just thought twice. Hard to say but the full iPod-like aspects have been trimmed down. Still, it remains a really great product, and with the potential to sync with iTunes on the horizon, it could be the best choice on the market.
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04/26/2006 at 7:57 am

The Island (3 stars)

Michael Bay’s stylish sci-fi thriller stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as members of a strictly regulated indoor futuristic colony who hope to win the lottery, a contest in which the grand prize is a trip to a utopian island, reportedly the last uncontaminated place on Earth. But a startling discovery about the true nature of the Island — and their very existence — leads the two to stage a desperate escape to the outside world.

Geoff’s Comments: Not a bad SciFi film, with a rather interesting premise/plot twist, that I think could have been played out a little more elaborately for even more of a surprise. I found it a bit reminiscent of ‘Logan’s Run’ in some ways. Very typical Michael Bay production [meaning so far over the top, it’s almost unable to see the top]. Still, entertaining, and a good ‘Guy Movie’.
[ rent The Island at netflix.com ]

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04/23/2006 at 12:16 pm

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The Island (3 stars)

Michael Bay’s stylish sci-fi thriller stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as members of a strictly regulated indoor futuristic colony who hope to win the lottery, a contest in which the grand prize is a trip to a utopian island, reportedly the last uncontaminated place on Earth. But a startling discovery about the true nature of the Island — and their very existence — leads the two to stage a desperate escape to the outside world.

Geoff’s Comments: Not a bad SciFi film, with a rather interesting premise/plot twist, that I think could have been played out a little more elaborately for even more of a surprise. I found it a bit reminiscent of ‘Logan’s Run’ in some ways. Very typical Michael Bay production [meaning so far over the top, it’s almost unable to see the top]. Still, entertaining, and a good ‘Guy Movie’.
[ rent The Island at netflix.com ]

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04/23/2006 at 12:16 pm

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Earth Day 2006

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m far a ‘hemp wearing, canvas shopping tote using, whole foods dining’ card carrying member of ‘the Green Party’, but I’m far closer to that side of the spectrum then I am to the ‘forest clearing, hummer driving, wood burning, cigarette butt flicking’ ignorant callous fuck side of the fence. bitter much? Enough so that every day, I come increasingly closer to walking up to the car at the stoplight to pickup and flick the burning embers back into their car. Dangerously close.

Tomorrow is ‘Earth Day’, but in the realm of my ongoing desire to ‘be the kind of person I’d admire’, I’d have to say that every day should be earth day. Right? I try to recycle, and although I drive what could be considered an SU-V, it’s a 4-cylander fuel efficient wannabe from Honda. And when a hybrid option for a mini-van is available, it’ll be on our list of things to buy.
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04/21/2006 at 11:29 am

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