Five Things I Noticed This Weekend

Thing #1: Borat teach lessons at us
The other night, for Scoot’s birthday, me and the boys (Ken, Aaron and Nik) went to see Borat – two of us for the second time. Not only was the movie still tear-jearking hilarious... and not only is it receiving a 96% fresh rating on RT (out of 125+ reviews)... but I think the bigger greatness of this film (and for people like Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert), is that it’s showing our generation (and the younger ones) that sexism, racism and homophobia are still very prevalent in America. Why is that great? Because they’re shown in a way that makes those beliefs look exactly like what they are – ignorant. I feel that my generation is light years beyond thinking in such old ways, which is good, but I think the younger kids will be even more tolerant than we are.

Thing #2: Watching a football game on ESPN is MUCH better than one on CBS
For the second straight weekend, I’ve become more and more upset with my industry and how they’re ruining the flow of sports. But that view is starting to change since I watched the Arkansas-South Carolina game on ESPN last night. Last weekend (and this weekend), I sat down to eat lunch and watch the Chiefs play. Both times, I finished my meal and less than two minutes ran off the clock. Here’s an example of how it happened:

  1. Chiefs punt the ball
  2. --commercial--
  3. Seattle runs a play
  4. Chiefs intercept pass
  5. --commercial--
  6. Chiefs run a play
  7. Two-minute warning
  8. --commercial--
  9. Chiefs score a touchdown
  10. --commercial--
  11. Chiefs kick-off
  12. --commercial--
  13. Play resumes

This game was on CBS, and I now have more reason to dislike that station. ESPN would stay on air after kick-offs and punts... they would do analysis, review plays, speak trivially... that was much better programming in my opinion.

Thing #3: LOST keeps spinning me
Just when I thought I had a good grip on LOST, it spins me around again. Spoiler alert... I always had an idea of a division of ranks amongst the Others, but why on Earth did they kill off Mr. Eko? Damn you!!!

Thing #4: Rearranging my bedroom takes several hours
I didn’t realize that the room was that small in living area. All I wanted to do was move my dresser from one side of the room to the other and move my bed to be against a different wall. To do that, I was required to take my bed apart, put the mattresses in the hallway, move the dresser, re-assemble the bed and flip my mattresses in the hallway (so that I could actually maneuver them into the room again. The result: very nice!

Thing #5: It’s time I sell the refrigerator that’s been in storage
It’s okay to store washers and dryers, but not fridges. If you have a need for a good condition side-by-side fridge, just let me know.

+ original post date: November 5, 2006 03:25 PM
+ categories: All About Seth, Dwellings, Family/Friends, Movies, Pop Culture, Sports, Television


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Shit! I accidently read #3. I'm about a third of the way through Season 2 right now and only just met Mr. Eko.

I had a dream last night that I entered the numbers wrong and got to see what happened. If that has already happened on the show don't tell me. I'm sure it was nothing at all like what happened in my dream, though... the result in my dream was goofy.

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: November 6, 2006 07:25 PM

Sorry Scoot. But I bet your dream is probably more right on with the LOST theories than you know.

+ author: Seth
+ posted: November 6, 2006 09:58 PM

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