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Wednesday, December 10th, 2003

Some Drilling Implied

24 – I hear the pleas of those not fortunate to get 24 at the same time as North America, so behold! Hidden spoilers! Of course, the management accepts no responsibility should someone happen to drag their mouse across the following conspicuous white space, nor if someone happens to read the ensuing comments which, unfortunately, can’t benefit from the spoiler cloaking device. First off, after witnessing what I would imagine to be an accurate portrayal of a drug lord/internation terrorist ‘just out of prison’ party, I’m pretty disappointed. Where’s the hedonism? The debauchery? Sad. Beyond that, a very twisty episode indeed. Twisty like those straws. You know, the twisty kind. They’ve certainly turned things up a notch. They’re probably hoping that the audience’s resultant adrenaline rush will blind us to the fact that it made NO SENSE. Hrmm. One point that Kyle and I discussed this morning was that for a brief instant that it appeared as if Tony was also evil. I thought it would have been awesome if the soul patch instantly grew back as soon as his evilness was exposed. Alas. End spoilers.

Thrown Askew sent me a link to this video with the note, “Best music video ever”. That’s certainly up to you to judge, but it’s probably not work safe and may leave you with a peculiar urge to go out and buy power tools.

The Onion rattles off their least essential albums of 2003. Mostly easy targets, but it’s always fun to laugh at others.

Oh – a request to the teeming masses out there – if anyone has an mp3 of the Breeders’ cover of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song that they’d be willing to ‘share’ with me, I would greatly appreciate it. Really, I would.

Information Leafblower has their very thorough year-end lists up. Mine is still coming. Really, it is.

At the book store last night, the clerk asks the fellow in front of me if he wants a bag for his freshly purchased Huge Black Dicks video (I was buying a copy of Don Quixote, get your mind out of the gutter). The guy says, “Uh, yes”. Now I used to work in a video store back in high school, and we had a fairly sizable adult section. My respect for the patrons of said section always went up a notch when they said they didn’t need a bag. They walked out of there, Edward Penishands or Riding Miss Daisy clutched proudly in hand out into suburban Oakville. They were renting porn, and they didn’t care who knew it! Bravo! Say it loud, I like huge black dicks and I’m proud!

np – Big Star / Third/Sister Lovers

By : Frank Yang at 9:54 am
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  1. Five Seventeen says:

    Firstly, hoping your email isn’t swamped by jpgs of "huge black dicks"…

    24, (I can freely post spoilers in the comments right?) okay Frank you were right. There probably *isn’t* a virus, at least not running about. I’m not sure how I feel about the monsterous twist, but at least the last few episodes have been filled with suspense and maybe, just maybe, this whole President palmer episode will have something to it.

    Best line — "Chloe’s a pain in the ass." She didn’t take her vest off… yet. I have a feeling she’s going to play into the story at some point, I’m just waiting.

  2. mishie says:

    hi frank, hope you’re able to get your top 10 cds of the year up sometime soon. i just got mine up, peruse if you care.. :)

  3. information leafblower says:

    Can you explain this Soul Patch thing to me? I missed the joke…

  4. Frank says:

    Tony sported a horribly ill-advised soul patch all through season one, making him the object of much scorn and ridicule. He’s mostly made amends, but it will haunt him the rest of his days. I’ll try to find a picture.

  5. sam says:

    am i the only one who is not raving about the ending?? i mean, they did swing back a few notches to ‘normal’ tv script by the end when tony said jack was supposed to go undercover. this just fucked it for me. i wanted jac<k to be evil for once, to have fucked everyone at ctu (including his own daughter).

    and i kinda was on my toes when i saw tony getting up to run to gael. that was twisted. and they also had me wondering about poor little chloe (i mean, what’s the deal with her apologizing every time she runs into kim? and why do the producers feel the need to show this to us every time? something’s coming up).

  6. information leafblower says:

    Ahhhh….I haven’t seen Season 1. Looks like it will be Xmas viewing while I am at home.

  7. kyle says:

    The only thing I enjoyed about the ending was the fact that Chase is heading into the maelstrom which is bound to throw a wrench into things. But I can’t help overlook the fact that it makes no sense.

    Maybe if Kim had better hair I could ignore it.

  8. Pete says:

    Ok I have been following this show for quite awhile, call me die hard fan, and now even I am confused! what is 24 about this season? someone tell me! lol

    There is no more strain, the trailer led us to believe that this is what it was about but the plot changes every episode, could that idea get any better? keeps me watching that is for sure.

  9. kyle says:

    The whole thing seems to have taken on more of an episode feel – with a beginning and an end. I don’t know – I just get the feeling that next week’s episode would work just as easily if it was taking place a week (in show time) after the last episode, as opposed to 1 second.

  10. Carla says:

    And on a non-24 related note:

    I saw that video earlier this year. While I agree that the combination of power tools and bouncy fake breasts would win any straight man over, my nominee for best video of the year goes to Electric Six’s "Gay Bar" (http://…/)

  11. kyle says:

    Are you allowed to post non-24 related comments on Wednesdays around here?

  12. david says:

    Frank – where e-mail address do you want me to send the Buffy by the Breeders track???

  13. Kate says:

    But I’m not a straight man and I still think it’s the best music video ever. Satire is your friend.

  14. Carla says:

    Exactly. Which why I think "Gaybar" beats out all satire-based videos this year hands down. Too funny.