Random Thoughts

I’ve finally caught up with all the episodes so far of season 2 of DEXTER. It’s not as good as a season one, but it’s still one of my favorite series right now. There must be some budget tightening going on, though. They seem to have redressed Rita’s apartment several times for other interior sets and either they are doing a lot more exterior shooting in Los Angeles instead of Miami this season or they are doing a poorer job of hiding it.   

I tried the Angus Burger at McDonalds on Thursday. It tastes more like real hamburger meat than the other burgers on their menu, but it’s still not convincing. I had some beef flavored potato chips in a London airport once that tasted more like real meat than the Angus Burger. I don’t think McDonald’s Angus Burger is made from Angus beef. I think it’s made in a test-tube by a guy named Angus. They should serve it in a petrie dish instead of on a bun.

I didn’t think BIONIC WOMAN could get worse, but it has. Canceling it now would be a mercy killing.

My car was in the shop last week and I was given a new Ford Mustang to drive. The car drives well  and has some real pep but the interior is all cheap, hard plastic. You feel like you’re driving in a toy car rather than a real one. And they wonder why nobody buys American cars.

The new offer from the AMPTP is an insult to our intelligence and scoffs at our resolve. I think this strike is going to last a long time. It’s a good thing I am getting rich off my blog.

I am reading THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES and am really enjoying it. I bought it last summer in England and was saving it for a strike.

I took a flight this week on Max Jet…the all-business-class airline. I highly recommend it. Same price as Air India, only without the duct tape, torn carpets, collapsing seats, and Bollywood movies.

Best piece of conversation I’ve overheard this week. Two businessmen are walking in an airline terminal. One of them said to the other: "I am in the naked woman business on the web, but on the classy side."

I’ve started writing my next MONK book. It’s due in five months. After several years of writing a new book every 90 days, having five months on this one is bliss. I can finally remove the catheter and colostomy bag because now I actually have time to use the bathroom again. 

7 thoughts on “Random Thoughts”

  1. I find it uncomfortable to realize that bionic technology is replacing human body parts at precisely the same time Angus burgers are appearing on the Mickey D’s menu. Soylent green, anyone?

  2. For some reason, I found the randomness of this post hilarious. I don’t know why. Still…
    I have continued to TiVo Bionic Woman and still find myself turning it off before the second commercial break. I am finding I am much more of a fan of JOURNEYMAN. Have you seen this, Lee? It’s a really great show, would love to know your thoughts.
    In the meantime, I concur on the AMPTP deal. I only hope picketing continues to be as well attended as it has been.

  3. Keep those picket lines going. It has not yet penetrated the crania of the entertainment moguls (especially those who were in diapers during the last set-to) that without writers they have nothing.

  4. PauI, I don’t think it’s definite, but rumor has it that Journeyman will end after the 12th episode airs. NBC hasn’t been happy with the ratings and there was even talk of not airing the last two episodes. They will be aired, but as far as I can tell, that will be it.

  5. I’ve given up on Bionic Woman. I just deleted the last 3 episodes I had DVR’ed to make room for “Bad Day at Black Rock” and “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” which were on TCM today. I just got caught up with Journeyman. They are showing (what are rumored to be) the last two episodes next week on Monday night and Wednesday night.

  6. You, consumer reports and syndicated car columnists get their shorts twisted over the plastic in the interiors of American cars. As Clark told Vivien, frankly I don’t give a damn.
    How does it handle? Does the “check engine” light come on? Does it leak oil? If the answer is “no,” then who cares about the interior plastic. At least it won’t rust. dz


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