Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
|My backyard. Proof that everything I write isn't |
I also discovered that, with the lack of consistent snow in winters, people around here have some strange myths about the fluffy white stuff. Having grown up in New York, I have plenty of experience to feel qualified to debunk some of these strange beliefs, so I have consolidated some of them in this post for me to address all in one place. Here we go!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Recently, I was asked by Kev"thegreat" to review the first episode of an old "Cop show" called Cop Rock. I must say my sarcasm through quotations is pretty dead on in that last statement. This show, by Steven Bochco (LA Law, Hill Street, Doogie Howser, NYPD Blue), is a severe "botch-up". Not only is the entire precinct full of inept cops who seemingly have had no training whatsoever, but the characters also feel compelled to SING!
If this show was sold more as a comedy, I could get behind this, but unfortunately, the show is way too serious for itself, making it a tragedy of all tragedies. I believe there may have been some sort of useable concept here, but the musical side of it simply falls flat. First off, when I hear it is Cop "Rock", I think "Cool! Who we got? Def leppard? Rolling Stones? I'll even take Aerosmith? But, alas, the answer is.....Randy Newman? Randy friggin Newman....You do not have a friend in me. It was the best gesture of all when Seth Macfarlane killed him in a Family Guy episode.
Even with no help from Randy Newman, the actors that were tabbed in this episode to sing were more tone deaf than a rock (maybe that's where the title came from). The only one positive thing that I share about this episode is that my 5 month old son seemed to be caught up in the entire episode. I have never seen him completely watch anything. Usually his attention is all over, or at least he naps or plays, but for this show, he stared at it with interest. Maybe Newman had some sort of special sound or note being played all the time that just happens to atttract 5 month olds, or maybe it was the "brown note"....now that I think of it, for my son, it was!
So there you have it. If I had to rate this it would be 1 out of 5 thumbs up (trust me, I only save zeros anything with a Lohan, Hilton, or Lil Jon), and 1 full diaper from my kiddo. Fish out.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Not to distract too much from the usual nonsensical stuff posted here, but I'm thinking a lot about this article. Not so much the money thing, but just about the concept of scientists going into politics.
The trouble is, the major parties are fucked up, and it's impossible for an outsider to break in without tons of money. The other third parties are not science friendly. Most Greens are closet Luddites. The Tea Party are religious zealots. Libertarians don't want to fund, well, anything, let alone research or education. And, so, I think we need to start working on a new, broadly palatable political party that will support the progression of the human race.
And by we, I mean, of course, BFB readers. Because a semi-humorous absurdist blog is the only appropriate place to talk politics. If Kev is OK with this being my regular contribution. Discuss!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
What do you want to see from this blog? Strictly entertainment? We have 3 guys who are deeply involved in various scientific industries writing here. Would it be interesting to hear about some of that? Any ideas for regular themed posts?
Monday, January 20, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Note: This counts as a post. That's 3 straight days. I'm winning by a lot.