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neurological dryer lint

dirty deeds... and the dunderchief

 

outside in the cold distance

the greatest show on television is about to come back for its fourth season... it's so easy to overlook battlestar galactica because of the name, or because it's scifi about robots that hunt down humans in space, and most folks i know that don't dig scifi or would rather watch espn, they skip it.

except that the scifi elements in this case are really just the medium, not the message; they are the scalpel that ron moore uses to open up humanity, to force us to examine ourselves - our instincts, our fears, and our souls. this is the shakespeare of our generation, absolutely brilliant drama that can elevate the discourse about society.

i'm rewatching the finale of season 3 - i've written about the more serious elements, examining the mob mentality, etc... this time through i found myself chuckling at the lines from all along the watchtower tossed out by anders, saul, and the other newly-discovered cylons. i probably laughed for ten minutes after anders said "no reason to get excited" in the beginning of the episode. ron moore is a genius. drew curtis from fark has an interview with ron where he mentions a half-hour "catch-up" episode that's coming up before the start of season 4. seriously, worth checking out, even if you've never liked scifi.

and speaking of watchtowers (ugh, awful segway), the enquirer's got a story on nate showman and his blog. it's exciting that the press is honoring the anniversary of the war by talking about the folks involved that really matter and the sacrifices they've made. i don't know what i would do if i had to leave so quickly after marrying renee, and to not see her afterwards for months on end would've been unbearable. nate, buddy, you're still in our thoughts and prayers.

 

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Blogger B-Call Says:

wow. we both randomly dropped Hendrix titles in our posts on the same day.

yeah, you should be scared.

 
 
Blogger ryanham Says:

Did you just say that the write of battlestar galactica is equal to shakespeare? Granted, you placed it into the confines of "our generation," but really?

Wow.

Grats on the Hendrix quotes though, that is nice.

 
 
Blogger Nickolini Says:

Don't bears beat Battlestar Galactica?

 
 
Blogger Nickolini Says:

And who are you calling a schmoe?

 
 
Blogger Darren Says:

Nate's blog is pretty amazing. He is an incredible writer.

Just to be a dick: Bob Dylan wrote "All Along the Watchtower." Technically it is his title and lyrics. Dylan is the Shakespeare of the 70's generation and thus if they are referencing it, Battlestar Galactica must be the Shakespeare for old people. Not us. Nick you're a schmoe (had to get something in there about you). Now that I'm hated by everyone, I'm out.

 
 
Blogger Justin Hall Says:

yep, except Dylan's version sucks compared to Jimi's

btw, isn't schmoe yiddish for pimp? that's how i used it, anyway.

 
 
Blogger ryanham Says:

I think the most important fact to note here that we've all glossed over is this:

Apparently Justin knows Yiddish.

 
 
Blogger Darren Says:

True. Dylan sucks.

 
 
Blogger B-Call Says:

one day, Matt Hemingway and I hit up a Dylan show. it pretty much sucked. i just never really got into the guy.

loved Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who opened, though.

 
 
Blogger Nickolini Says:

Dylan sucks now.....but his old stuff is great. You have to give him credit for his impact on American music. He brought folk music to the forefront, which has had a huge influence on a lot of music since then. Plus he wrote a bunch of songs that other people became famous for:
All Along the Watchtower
Blowin' In the Wind
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Mr. Tamborine Man
among others.

 
 
Blogger B-Call Says:

yeah, but he could have been known primarily for all of those if he didn't blow.

 

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