March 19th, 2003


storage jars

As I was lying around getting drunk last night, I watched some Monty Python tapes at random. One had a skit called "Storage Jars," which you can read a transcript of here. There was a surreal significance to the scenario--a newsman reporting live from "war-torn Bolivia" with bombs whistling and falling all around him, imparting the most ridiculous trivia possible. "But whatever their political inclinations these Bolivians are all keen users of storage jars...." It's a laughably accurate lampoon of opportunistic fluff pieces, but it also made me feel like this is going to be my own modus operandi for the duration of the war. Bombs falling all around, but I'll be like, "Storage jars! Woo hoo! Storage jars!" Except for storage jars, read "Spike and Buffy!" Or whatever hobbyish trivia keeps me preoccupied.

And so on that note. harmonyfb recced this fun little X/S story by fitofpique. I'm always amused by the plot device of characters having to pretend to know. And then getting caught up in it.

I am indescribably out of sorts today. Rain, war, and a kind of inexpressive depression make me dumb.

"Charmed" sucked ass last night. Like that's a surprise.

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And now to work, so I can get through this day, so I can go home, so I can sleep, so I can get through another day, so I can go home, so I can sleep.


this is my life

Lying on my couch watching crap episodes of Charmed. Tonight, Wrestling with Demons. Oh my god, this is bad. As the recapper says, "In a ratings ploy, Charmed imports a trio of WCW lugnuts to combat the new Thursday installments of Survivor II and CSI on CBS. The ploy failed miserably, but the episode was entertaining nonetheless. The lovely ladies of Halliwell Manor go up against the low-rent meat-axes of the WCW to save the soul of an adorable ex of Prue's."

"Entertaining" is, however, a stretch, rather like the spandex encasing the rooster-comb bulges of the meat-axes in question. These are *wrestling* stars. Or, if you will, "stars." Also, the music played during the wrestling scenes is terrible, and the bitches--er, witches--vanquished their foes by mat-slamming them. Christ.

I'm now watching this show as I coast on mere *mentions* of Cole, rather than actual appearances. Is that sad? Yes, sad. Can I note please that when this season began he was in the freakin' credits? What kind of show suspends a character for this long after they bothered to edit the credits? Lame asses.

A few interesting guest stars besides the WCW meat--Ron Perlman, and Sean Gunn of Gilmore Girls (Kirk). Of Sean Gunn, IMDb says, "The character "Gunn" on the TV series "Angel" was named such after Angel creator Joss Whedon worked with both Sean and his brother James Gunn (II)." Hey! Also guest starring Marco Sanchez, who was apparently on SeaQuest, like I care.

God--this episode ended with the question, "Where do we go from here?" And "Once More, With Feeling" aired ten months later. It's a pointless comparison, but all I have to say is, if ME ever stole anything from Charmed, more power to them. Because it would be like stealing Monets from crackwhores.