We had a free Showtime weekend that ended today. They were doing a Homeland marathon to refresh its regular audience on last season's episodes and to perhaps give a new audience (Me) a taste of their original programming. I'd recommend it as CME only they take themselves way too seriously. Damien Lewis, fabulous in Band of Brothers and Life, can't save this one. The War on Terror has replaced The Cold War as filmdom's boogieman and I have yet to see a treatment that didn't lean one way or the other politically. Homeland leans left. The Vice President character is obviously based on Dick Cheney and there's a general underlying theme that taking action against terrorists creates more terrorists. The writers went totally over the top with that, though. The event that set the whole series in motion is a US drone attack aimed at a terrorist that killed the terrorist's son and 80+ other Arab children but missed the terrorist. It was ordered by the Vice President and was expunged from all records. As they would probably say on ESPN, "Come on, man". That's just a little too gratuitous to suit me.
Woke up in the middle of the night realizing I'd forgotten to take meds I was supposed to take yesterday. Then, I stressed that I had taken the meds and that I had double-dosed. Late is much preferable to double but neither is good. Counting the meds this morning revealed that I had forgotten yesterday. I didn't double up. I hate, hate, hate being on regular medication.
Saints players will have their appeals heard today in the Bounty probe. To quote the wise and noble Otter, "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.". The appeals have zero chance.
Today's QOTD comes from a character created by Times Picayune columnist James Gill.
5 song iTunes shuffle:
- Radio Song - R.E.M. Feat. KRS-One - Out Of Time
- Brother Louie - Stories - AM Gold 1970-1974
- Panic In Detroit - David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
- Don't - Jewel - Pieces Of You
- Love Of My Life - Queen - A Night At The Opera
Quote of the Day
Quite, sir. He was an army general from Massachusetts who took command of New Orleans after its surrender during the Civil War. He immediately hanged a local for tearing down the union flag that flew over the U.S. Mint. He is vilified to this day hereabouts.
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "Now the only question left hanging is whether our new ethics laws are useless by accident or design."