October 22nd, 2008

little review

Poem for Wednesday

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I had lots of little shopping chores to do today, the most exciting of which involved tracking down a pair of slippers to fit older son that were neither too fuzzy nor too thin, had a tear-proof but not stiff bottom, could be thrown in a washing machine without the lining getting all bunched up, would not be too tight around his ankles, and were an acceptable color. With that mission accomplished, I went to get even more exciting items like batteries and conditioner. Then, since I was deprived yesterday, I took myself to California Tortilla for turkey chili. By then it was time to get home and make sure older son finished his big Spanish project that's due Wednesday.


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The kids accidentally found that The Simpsons rerun this evening was the eighth season episode "The Springfield Files," one of the few I ever saw in its original time slot -- the one with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully, and Leonard Nimoy as himself, which ends with everyone singing "Good Morning Starshine" from Hair. It gets in digs not only at The X-Files but also Star Wars, Looney Tunes, Alf, Close Encounters and lots of other sci-fi, good and bad. apaulled and I saw most of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's shows last night, but we put them on again this evening because their commentary on the latest evil vitriol coming out of Camp McCain was so good -- Colbert skewering the racists dismissing Powell's endorsement of Obama, Stewart skewering the idea that there is a Real America and a Fake America (I guess those firefighters who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11 were Fake Americans just like the stockbrokers).

The kids mostly worked in the evening, but we did take a break for the Robot Chicken Christmas special, the most politically incorrect thing I have ever seen -- Collapse ) Needless to say, I howled through the whole thing, so am probably going to hell with the rest of Fake America. Fortunately, all my friends will be there...in fact, nearly everyone I know will be there.