Monday, August 14, 2006

TV NO SEE ME CHEAP & PEOPLE CRAZY

TV I can't see because I am cheap:

The Wire Season 4
Eureka with David Greenwalt as show runner
Battlestar Galactica Season 3
Metalocalypse, the new Brendan Small show.

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Entertainment I can see because I'm not that cheap:

Iranian President Ahmadinejad's Blog. Click on the Weird American/Swiss flag icon under him writing in the upper-right-hand corner for the English. I'm hardly endorsing his Presidency (hellooooo, Homeland Security), but it's fascinating to see an important world leader blogging, of all things. Now I wish Saddam had had a blog. Imagine it. Saddam's thoughts about Comicon 2001, cameraphone pictures of his night at the Smashmouth concert, the inevitible Springtime 2002 post, "Sorry I haven't posted in a while, real life has been taking up too much of my time. But I promise to post more often next week. Remember, it's not too late to vote in the martyrs poll."

And I missed this entertainment from a few days ago.

"30% of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper."

And 50% of Americans think Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. More people think this now than did last year. Which is impressive, since more evidence keeps proving that Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction. The evidence was pretty conclusive last year, but this year it's even more conclusive.

I love you America. You make me proud every day.

Oh, here we go again. U.S. Lags World in Grasp of Genetics and Acceptance of Evolution

"The study found that over the past 20 years:
* The percentage of U.S. adults who accept evolution declined from 45 to 40 percent. That's bad.
* The percentage overtly rejecting evolution declined from 48 to 39 percent, however. That's good!
* And the percentage of adults who were unsure increased, from 7 to 21 percent. That's bad.

Of the other countries surveyed, only Turkey ranked lower" Uhhh...

That's bad.

I don't think enough people look at this story, where the Vatican's Astronomer came out against Intelligent Design. This is the Catholic Church, people. The ones who only recently forgave Galileo. Pope John Paul II was on the evolution bus. Get on the bus! You're behind the Catholic church! That's how far behind you are!

Notes to America:

1. Try to remember the year we decided it was okay to be openly Muslimphobic. Even Holocaust deniers know when the Holocaust didn't happen. If you're gonna get your crazy hate on, learn two more digits: 01. Come on! You learned how to dial 1 + the area code. That's four numbers!

2. Turn off Fox News. I know, I know. It's hard to do. They're so flashy and loud. They must be right... I mean, correct. Look at it this way, drag queens are also flashy and loud, and you hate them! Then, when they try to spin U.S. (not just U. N.) inspectors not finding WMDs into inspectors possibly finding WMDs, you won't get so confused. It's hard, I know. Who can turn away from the Geraldo and O'Reilly's bedroom eyes? Who can resist Brit Hume's editorializing-as-journalism? Ooh, maybe I'll watch some now...

3. Get on the bus!

4. Greenland is losing 57.3 cubic miles of ice per year. "If the ice cap were to completely disappear, global sea levels would rise by 21 feet." East Coasters may have to move into the Heartland within your lifetime. Get ready for us, 'cause we're coming educated, gay and evolved. Your only hope may be a strange-bedfellows alliance with the robots. But they don't like cars, so beware! Beware...

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