Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ramblings

Let me explain a little bit about the TV writing business. I'm sure you all know that writers get paid for their script, and when it reruns. Did you know that when you create a character you get a small chunk of change every time that character appears in an episode? Yeah. Take for example a Mr. Black, who wrote exactly one awful episode during season one, and was then fired. In that episode he created the Frank Tripp character in our show. The Frank Tripp character has now become a series regular. So even though he was involved for a brief moment he is making money in nearly every episode. It's not a lot of money, but still...

Why do I not feel that nervous over the fact that Ohio State has to face Florida for the BCS championship? I hope I'm not jinxing us, but I'd be much more concerned playing Michigan again or USC. Wow, I hope the Ohio State players aren't thinking the same thing. It could turn out being a reverse of Ohio State vs. Miami. Let's forget I said anything. Moving on...

The Black Crowes album "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion." Overrated, underrated, or why even rate? I don't think Eddie Money gets enough late credit as an artist of the 70's and 80's. Why must Boston, Journey, or REO get all the retro hate/love?

With a lot of research I've calculated what I would need to build the home theater set-up for my apartment. The total has come to only $3,125. That includes a 37" HDTV, hdmi switching amp, 7.1 speakers, and an HD tivo. That's completely reasonable. Who wants to donate?

Meet Greg Oden. He's why the Buckeyes could possibly when a championship in football and basketball. He's also why six to seven NBA teams will try to tank their last half of the season. Clearly, some teams are trying to get an early jump to their losing this season.

Am I the only one that can't resist pantomiming playing a trumpet during the chorus of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline?" I know I'm not the only one. It's impossible not to do it. You know you can't resist. "Hands touching hands reaching out. Touching me! Touching you! Sweet Caroline!" Bomp Bomp Bah! See. I told you. It's irresistible.

Studio 60 might have saved itself tonight from my own personal chopping block. I really enjoyed it. Maybe this is finally the episode where they turn it around. Heroes tough once again ruled tonight. I'll feel sorry for those that either didn't get a jump on this when it began, or left after the first two rough episodes. Hiro: "I need to find that sword." It's geektastic.

With us just getting our toes wet in December, it's almost that time again kids. Yes, that means we are coming up on the 2006 version of Snobfest. For those who have come late to this blog, Snobfest is when the world finally learns what they should've been listening to, watching, or reading during the past year. Who could be that arrogant to think they could tell people such thing? Me, of course. I would like to say that this will happen before Christmas break, but who am I kidding. We are probably a month away. But that's a month head start I'm giving you to prepare. Here's Snobfest 2005.

6 comments:

Jaime said...

Oooo, Neil Diamond must have a Christmas album. *maniacal laughter* 'Tis the season to irritate your spouse.

The Sound and the Fury said...

SHMC is not only the greatest Black Crowes album, but one of the greatest albums of all time. GROSSLY UNDERRATED!!!!

Mandy said...

I missed out on the beginning of Heroes, and now I can't come in, 'cause it's too late, and I want to watch it from the beginning, and that makes me sad. :( Especially when it gets described as "geektastic." That can only be good.

thefamousgrouse said...

- what amp and what speakers are you looking at?

- fiddling with HDMI, I have to admit I haven't really seen any appreciable difference between it and component. But then again, maybe I'm just saying that because I'm of the 360/not going to get a PS3 camp, and I'm trying to deflate some of the classic arguments...

- I've caught every Heroes, and I have to say I really like the plot and the composition, etc, but the voice-over and some of the tag lines (most notably "save the cheerleader, save the world") are really cheesy. Thoughts?

bobby said...

I have to say that your phrase "the Buckeyes could possibly when a championship" is one of the most shocking homophonal switcheroos I've ever seen. Hear and Here I get, even There and Their, if I'm feeling generous. But Win and When? Egregious.

The Sound and the Fury said...

Not as egregious as your use of the word egregious in an informal blog comment.

I thought you mentioned a fondess for Raymond Carver, but that was very Henry Miller of you.