Archive for December 18, 2008

Leverage: The Two Horse Job

December 18, 2008

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The usual caution: If you haven’t yet caught up with Leverage on TNT, you are depriving yourself of the best new TV series of 2008.

Episode 3 aired on Tuesday and I finally saw it this afternoon, due to, um, time-shifting. Time-shifting which is done for Post Pimpage Purposes. That’s almost like, um, a license (really, Your Honor, guv’nor!).

Let me show you some of what you missed. But first, let me start out as usual, rolling the credits so everyone can take a bow:


















Click for some minor spoilerage

This Blog Really Needed A New Category

December 18, 2008

It should have been: Too Fucking Stupid To Continue Living!

Homeowner Allegedly Tried to Sell Pierced ‘Gothic’ Kittens on Web

Officers with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed three kittens and a cat Wednesday from a home in Ross Township, just outside of outside Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

An investigation into the pierced kittens started about a week ago when a man from another state saw “gothic kittens” being sold on eBay, a SPCA official in Luzerne County told The Times Leader.

Get this bit:

Charges are likely against the homeowner, whose name was not released, Morrison said.

I hope the Internet Mob tracks you down. I hope you hang yourself Christmas Eve as a present to all of us.

You are definitely Too Fucking Stupid To Continue Living!

R.I.P. Majel Barrett Roddenberry

December 18, 2008

Majel Roddenberry, ‘First Lady of Star Trek,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, has died. She was 76. Roddenberry, an actress who appeared in numerous “Star Trek” TV shows and movies, died Thursday of leukemia at her home in Bel-Air, Calif., her representative said.

At Roddenberry’s side were family friends and her only son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991.

Her romance with Roddenberry earned her the title “The First Lady of Star Trek.” A fixture in the “Star Trek” franchise, her roles included Nurse Christine Chapel in the original “Star Trek,” Lwaxana Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every spin-off of the 1966 cult series. She recently reprised the voice role in the upcoming “Star Trek” film directed by J.J. Abrams.

Of course, being the boss’s wife, we never saw her true acting skills because our eyes were clouded by the nepotism factor. Decades later, when she became the outrageous Auntie Mame-like mother of Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation, she wowed all of us and heartily dispelled that original prejudice.

Blog Notes: Another Short Day

December 18, 2008

Bleh. I’m not pleased by this. But an afternoon appointment looms.

When I get back, I hope to do the blog post for Leverage episode 3.

Meanwhile, the hell with global warming. Did you know our magnetic field is dying and we might turn into the next Mars?