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Monday, February 28, 2005

Quick word about ABC broadcast of Oscar ceremonies

I have to say, I expected the whole Oscar broadcast to be a complete DISASTER but I must say that was one of the best broadcasts in many years. Chris Rock did a fantastic job as host, the production numbers were A-Number ONE and even the commercials were as entertaining and engaging as the Super Bowl advertisements. ABC is going to rule ratings for Sunday Night. Meanwhile, NBC is going to into the toilet for another Law & Order marathon.
BTW, USA Today's Life section TV writer must have been reading my weblog, his article describing how NBC is Millionaire-ing its franchise to death is such a ripoff. I'm not bitter, his decpetion will become apparent. All these plagiaristic jounalistic hacks get outed. Whatsa matter? Couldn't formulate his own opinion so he lifts someone else's...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Hunter s Thompson, Suicide? Pt II

"Brinkley also said Thompson did not take his life "in a moment of haste or anger or despondency" but probably planned his suicide well in advance because of declining health. The author of books including "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" was in pain from a host of problems that included a broken leg and a hip replacement.
"I think he made a conscious decision that he had an incredible run of 67 years, lived the way he wanted to, and wasn't going to suffer the indignities of old age," Brinkley said. "He was not going to let anybody dictate how he was going to die."
Thompson had spent an intimate weekend with his son, daughter-in-law and young grandson, the spokesman said.
"He was trying to really bond and be close to the family" before his suicide, Brinkley said. "This was not just an act of irrationality. It was a very pre-planned act."
Family members had no hint that Thompson planned to take his own life, Brinkley said, and he did not leave a note. "There was no farewell salutation," he said. "

It's the lack of a note that brings the conspiracy buff in me out into the open...
If he did off himself, why no farewell written address? Did the survivors hide the note?
Was there an added codicil to the will that didn't go down with the family?
Did they know HST actually was going to off himself and are hiding that knowledge from the police and the media?
There will be more to the story ....

The lawyer saw "clues".
Of course he did ... after THE FACT?
Watch the bizarro thing happen...

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

An Appreciation for a Simple Towel

After getting hooked on the HG2TG radio show at the dawn of the eighties, I bought myself a bright yellow towel and it has never left my side ever since. Threadbare and torn now, my towel has seen me through scorching deserts, filthy vermin-infested back alleys, lost in the woods in below-zero snowstorms and more than enough Texas panhandle twisters and thunderstorms. My towel has been my pillow, my blanket, my weapon of choice, my bandage, my sunscreen, my sustenance, my life-long friend. I dare not part with it. I have Douglas Adams to thank for imparting the wisdom of the simple towel.

Monday, February 14, 2005

How To Milk A Franchise To Death

Help me out here ... is NBC Millionaire-ing their succulent heady LAW & ORDER franchise ?

Remember when ABC played Millionaire to death? I love LAW & ORDER, especially the Criminal Intent spinoff with the intense Vincent D'Onofrio and dour but intrepid Kathryn Erbe. I could watch this one program non stop forever, it is the 21rst Century Columbo, but EVERYBODY isn't ME ! It's best as an appointment show, one you see at the same time same day every week without fail. Yet, the Peacock Network is overkilling its most beloved primetime franchise since The Cosby Show ; I'm beginning to wonder what the difference betyween NBC and the A&E channel could be?

Note to current President of NBC and also its head of programming: stop using L&O to fill the yawning gaps on your ever failing program schedule.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

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