Archive for August, 2006

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I changed my mind

Yesterday I said that Celebrity Duets was the worst show ever. I take that back.

20/20‘s “The Last Days on Earth” special that was on tonight is the worst show–nay, the worst thing–ever. What a piece of pseduo-journlistic crap. It was just asking for a Daily Show thrashing.

In addition to the standard “an asteroid will hit the earth and cause everything to explode into flames instantaneously” angle, they also mentioned killer machines that grow “billions of times” smarter than humans and spent entirely too long discussing what people would do if they knew the exact time that the world would end. Plus, as an added bonus of supreme craptitude, it was all presented in a countdown format.

Fox and ABC have shown me their worst in the last two days. Whatcha got, NBC? The Biggest Loser? C’mon, you can do better worse than that. How about you, CBS? Survivor: Cook Islands, complete with race war? That’s more like it.

links for 2006-08-31

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“I Started a Blog Nobody Read” – cute.

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Calling for a 36-hour day

It’s been a busy few weeks getting the house ready for the baby shower a few weeks ago organized by a couple of Huyen’s art therapy peoples and getting the nursery all set for the impending arrival of baby Bea Arthur MacMichael. Things are going really well and we’re feeling ready to be parents, though I did have a brief moment of “HolygodI’mnotreadyforthis” earlier in the week. It’s passed.

Then, last week, poop hit the fan at the Ping so Paul and I scrambled to move six plus years worth of data from a hobbled-together hand-coded system to shiny new blogging software. Thankfully, it’s all back up and running well and the Ping’s first extended downtime in its history wasn’t too painful.

One Sentence has been going really well, getting some decent recognition. Lots of great new stories, too. Now I just need to implement that thumbs up/thumbs down system so that the really good stuff can get recognized.

I’ve slacked off in my running this month, but picked back up with a really awfully-paced 4-miler on Sunday.

And other than all that, I’ve been doing nothing. Nothing at all.

links for 2006-08-30

Celebrity Duets: Worst Show Ever

After seven minutes, I’m prepared to declare Celebrity Duets as the worst show ever. It doesn’t even fall into the “so bad it’s good” category. Host: Wayne Brady (and we’re getting Wayne Brady Show Wayne Brady, not Chapelle’s Show Wayne Brady). First duet: Xena and Michael Bolton.


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