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Doctor Whos

Trying to Understand Doctor Who

Doctor Whos

Wanted to know why everyone in the geek world is so into this show. I just finished the first season of Doctor Who which at first reminded me¬†of the Sliders TV show, although it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that show. Doctor Who is entertaining and brings together a lot of different sci-fi ideas including the episode “Father’s Day” which reminded me a lot of Stephen King’s “The Langoliers”. I’m sure I don’t even catch half of the references, but I know some sci-fi and I love space. The graphics are cheap, but that’s not completely unusual for a TV show that was made 10+ years ago. Also they did a great job of setting up the second season, although I have to wonder if they can keep up the suspense. Still not sure if I understand everyone’s obsession, but the show is fun and entertaining. Plus like most geeky shows they seem to be slowly getting around to explaining everything people might question in the show.

Womens VS Mens Soccer

Why Women’s Soccer is Better than Men’s

Womens VS Mens Soccer

There is no better time to talk about women’s soccer than during the Women’s World Cup, which is just one year after the Men’s World Cup. I will say that men’s soccer can be more exciting than women’s, but what makes the big difference for me is that the men spend half the game on the ground crying like little girls pretending to be hurt, trying to get a penalty kick. While the women appear to be to busy playing soccer to lay on the ground, unless they’re actually hurt. Although I have seen some BS from both men and women when the game goes into stoppage time. Plus as an American it’s nice to see our team win on a regular basis. ūüôā

Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore

Late Night on Comedy Central

Jon Stewart and Larry Wilmore

I may have been a little hard on Larry Wilmore in my last post, but I think it’s understandable. I know he’s a comedian, but when you run a show called The Nightly Show and you follow The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, we’re all going to have some expectations. For example, last night Larry followed Jon Stewart doing¬†a¬†serious and somewhat outgoing interview with¬†Judith Miller about¬†how she and the media contributed to the¬†start of the Iraq war.

I never expected Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert. Really it was pretty gutsy of him to even take the¬†time slot, but at the same time Jon Stewart and¬†The Cobert Report united¬†all of us while pointing out the insanity of government, big business, and crazy people in general. I think¬†Larry is¬†focusing to much on race to do the same thing. I know there are some real racial issues in this country that need to be dealt with, but you shouldn’t be relating everything to race. We shouldn’t be looking at this as a problem between white and black people, but as a¬†problem with the people who make the laws and enforce them. I think most of us look forward to the day that race isn’t an issue.

On the plus side I’m watching more Conan, although¬†I’m missing @Midnight more often, so there is some good and bad about my new¬†TV schedule. I am afraid that when Jon Stewart leaves I may not have a reason to watch late night TV. I wouldn’t mind watching less TV, but news is going to be a lot more depressing¬†than it has been without late night on Comedy Central.

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

I’m Done with The Nightly Show

The Nightly Show with Larry WilmoreI’ve generally enjoyed¬†The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, but I’ve never been a big fan of the racial tendencies. Well last night The Nightly Show¬†finally put me over the edge, and I think I’m done,¬†it’s become apparent that this show is not for regular people, it’s for regular black people. It reminds me of a comedian¬†from a couple decades ago who would try to generalize everything in order to make racial jokes.

Last night Larry Wilmore’s show was¬†about the Baltimore riots following¬†Freddie Gray’s death. He started out strong by calling out Fox News for not being able to relate and using racial stereotypes, but then he himself started doing the very same thing. It seems a little strange¬†when Larry refers to the protesters as we. Then Phillip Agnew tries to justify the riots by saying that black people weren’t getting any attention until they started burning things, which is a little over the top. I would have loved to see Martin Luther King Jr. on the panel after comments like that. Then Larry starts¬†talking about white people riots and how they don’t burn their own things, which I’m still curious as to what that was about. I also enjoyed¬†the comment by Kerry Coddett¬†about white people rioting over sports games, I wasn’t paying attention to¬†skin colors, but I think sports are¬†a pretty universal thing. Anyways, here we are talking about racism and¬†riots instead of important problems like the neglect and death of innocent people.

You know once we almost had a riot here in our small town. The KKK were having a parade through town and a riot started to break¬†out against the parade (even though we didn’t have a lot of diversity around here). Guess that was one of those “white people” riots with their stupid first world problems…

Anti-Valentine's Day Video

Anti-Valentine’s Day Video

I’m single and I’ve never been more focused on my web design projects. ūüėõ

Here’s a video for everyone who didn’t enjoy Valentine’s Day. Personally, I painted the town red with heart-shaped stickers. ūüôā

Happy Singles Awareness Day

Happy Singles Awareness Day

Happy Singles Awareness Day

I bought myself a box of chocolates this year. ūüôā

I don’t understand why people are so down on Valentine’s Day (although it does come with some great jokes). It’s the corniest holiday of the year; buy some heart shaped sticker and head out into the world to¬†annoy people make some new friends.