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January 25th, 2010

Cough, hack


Ugh, sick, so am staying home from work today. Not deathly sick but the miserable kind that will drive me to bed shortly cuz I was going to lie on couch and watch TV until I realized just how dreadful daytime TV is. How do people watch it all day? I mean, half the cable channels seem infested with infomercials (which, come to think of it, could put me to sleep as long as that dead guy who talks really loud isn't doing the infomercial... oh, Billy Mays... yup, still doing ads).

I could watch a DVD but the DVR died. well, it's stuck in an eternal loop. I went to divide a title and that's what did it in. Apparently this Panasonic DVR has a software hitch. I googled it. I was dismayed to find the word "hosed" in terms of fixing it, although some people have fixed it using a hex fix, something to do with zeros and such. Of course, it means wiping the hard drive, so... those Stargate Atlantis ads are toast (luckily I burned and finalized disks on those) but Human Target is gone, as is all of Stargate Universe, but oddly enough, no bummer there. It'll repeat and I haven't really watched them again. I think it's gonna take a while to get it fixed. I am so glad I have held onto my antiquated VCRs... but to watch DVDs... hmm, guess I'll have to see what's out there. Not buying Blu-ray player unless it plays all DVDs and can work with 15 year old tv...

Anyway, I had on the news to check the weather, even though I'm not going out (drenching rain and high winds, ugh), and had on CBS, which I turned off after they went to Perez Hilton for news. I mean, really... the guy's a leech on society, a gossip monger (gah, check out his twitter, yech!) and I really don't care about 'Brangelina' or their ilk. If they split or stay together, eh, it's their business.

So I went to NBC, caught weather and then a segment on Pet Peeves in the Office. Oh, gads, this was so on target. Annoying co-workers. People who steal your lunch from fridge. The people who mess up the microwave and never clean it. They forgot the people who hog the microwave. If you're microwaving, they stand there and go 'how long will you be?" like it's THEIR microwave. Then there are the people who leave food in the sink, and dirty dishes. but my pet peeves are more people who don't bother to tell you things you need to know to do your job (they think you absorb through osmosis or what?), the ones who come in late, leave early and no one seems to care (of course, these are the ones who make a ton of money, so they get exemptions? gah). Swear (I swear, I hear the "F" word more at this job than anywhere else, except the first episode of "Spartacus" ;) ).

Ah, to win lotto and leave the cubicle ratrace...

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Cuteness! Baby Dik-Dik

A dik-dik is teensy antelope. Ohmygod, this baby one fits in a cat carrier. You gotta watch the embedded video in the link below.

Anyway, visit http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2010/01/baby-dik-dik-antelope-chester-zoo.html - it's a wonderful blog of baby zoo animals.
 


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The Chiller channel (cable) is showing the tv series NIGHT VISIONS marathon right now. Stargate related folk…

 

10:30am

Used Car
A doctor's wife gets a used car possessed by the spirit of its previous owner, a young lady who committed suicide in the car after finding she was pregnant.

--Jacqueline Samuda (Nirti, Stargate-SG1)

 

11:00am

Reunion; Neighborhood Watch
A Gulf War veteran has combat flashbacks during a parade; a suburban community becomes tense when word arrives that a released child molester has moved there.

--Reunion – Aaron Pearl (“1969” Young General Hammond) and Kavan Smith (Lorne, SGA)

 

12:00pm

Bitter Harvest; My So-Called Life and Death
A boy trespasses on his neighbor's farm and causes an accident; an alienated teen on vacation with her family learns something important about herself.

--My So-Called Life and Death: Steve Bacic (SG1)

 

2:00pm

Hate Puppet
After accidentally bumping into a stranger and spilling his coffee on him, an innocent man becomes a target of hate by those around him.

--Ty Olsson. Okay, he didn’t do a Stargate but he was Sheriff Andy in EUREKA and an astronaut in DEFYING GRAVITY, which I gotta eventually get on DVD...

 

and…

 

Gary Chalk (Colonel Chekov, SG-1) is in the upcoming “Behemoth” movie as listed on IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566486/fullcredits#cast. Also has Ty Olsson (Eureka), William B. Davies (X-Files), and Ed Quinn (Eureka). Sounds like something that will end up on SyFy…

 

And lastly, for FLASHPOINT fans…

Hugh Dillon (Ed in Flashpoint) is in the movie SURVEILLANCE, airing on the Chiller Channel.

After surviving a brutal rampage by a cold-blooded serial killer, a dirty cop, a drug addict and an eight-year-old girl all recount what they witnessed to a pair of Federal Officers who are attempting to hunt down the cruel murderer. He plays ‘Dad’, so don’t know size of role.

Airs

January 29th at 10:00pm

January 30th at 3:00 a.m.

February 3rd at 8:00pm

February 4th at 12:30am

 


Update on The Beast of Bottomless Lake.

http://ogopogomovie.blogspot.com/ reports they had a screening earlier this month. Here's an excerpt:

Yesterday was the cast and crew screening of the film. Nearly 200 of us gathered together at Pacific Cinematheque.

Craig and I made a quick pair of announcements, welcoming everyone and thanking them for the gifts of time, talent, resources and effort that they provided, and then we retreated to the eighth row. (The eighth row is - possibly apochryphally - the place that cinemas are optimized for, and in theory that films are ‘tuned’ for... but that’s probably bulls**t.)

No doubt, this was the crowd that was destined to love the movie. And by all measures they did.

It was the first time I really got to watch the movie on the big screen –
the mix at Sharpe last month was cool, but disjointed. I was amazed at how much I missed on the small screen – little details. Micro reactions mostly. But almost as much as I watched the film (I know how it ends, so paying close attention wasn't a big deal) – I enjoyed watching the crowd. David Nykl was sitting down the row from me. He was chowing on his fingernails for the first ten minutes until he satisfied himself that he was actually doing a good job on screen.

Oh, if only I had lived in the area. I should would have gone, but hmm, wrong side of country!

Meanwhile, if you flick through http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennedygoodkey/, you can find some nice shots of David.

And oh yes, official BOBL site at http://www.provostpictures.com/

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MediaWest*Con 2010


For those who have attended the convention MediaWest*Con in previous years, and plan for this coming year, the programming site is now up at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mwcprogram/

We’re on a Yahoo group this time, which may make things a lot easier.

Fandoms of all kinds converge on this convention in Lansing, Michigan over Memorial Day weekend in May – Stargate, Supernatural, White Collar, Doctor Who and LOTS more!

Main hub site is at: http://www.mediawestcon.org/mwc30.htm

 


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