I know it’s corny as hell, but I love that old joke about how Canada had so much potential, about how we could have had English government, French culture and American know-how but instead ended up with English know-how, French government and American culture.
So I’m watching this TV show called Rev. which is about “an inner city church with inner city problems” and it sounds like it should be a Church of England version of Seventh Heaven but it’s not, it’s really good.
In the last episode Vicar Adam (see!) got a pellet gun and went hunting for crack squirrels (squirrels who steal crack from dealers and get addicted) and then he accidentally got high on ecstasy.
There are some church-y, preachy bits in it but they’re mostly overwhelmed by the funny.
It’s really good. It stars that Tom Hollander (that one short guy from Pirates of the Carribbean and In the Loop) and Sophie from Peep Show.
Is it just me or is it that every fictional character who shares my first name (Adam) is either religious or gay? Maybe it’s just me, but that seems to be the case.
Maybe Adam is a name that everyone knows is from the Bible, and it could be used to sound slightly religious without resorting to a Jepethneremiah or whatever? Plus there’s that stupid slogan about how it’s “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” or whatever, so that’s the gay angle. That’s my best guess at it.
Or am I just more likely, for some reason, to notice religious and gay characters who share my name, as opposed to other characters who share my name?
What sort of fictional characters share your name?
I’ve been researching this since about 3am last night. The results may surprise you.
I don’t understand why people invest so much of their emotions and self-worth in hockey, or sports for that matter.
That being said — and I know this is blasphemy — but it seems to me that American football is way more interesting than hockey. Admittedly this is based on a very superficial knowledge of either sport, but football seems to have a lot more strategy going for it. In football, you always hear about how important coaches’ playbooks are or whatever. Whereas strategy in hockey revolves around skating in front of the goalie so he can’t see, and discussion of the sport is all about whether or not teams should be allowed to employ specialists whose job is to come up from behind and hit opposing players in the head hard enough to knock them out of the game.
Honestly, every time I hear some hack comedian make a joke about how Canadians are intellectually superior (or whatever) I cringe because I know they have the smarter sport.
Also motorcycle Batman vs. helicopter criminals in front of an oncoming train was my favourite comic of 2011.
I’m partway through Spider-Man: Spider Island and it’s a lot better than I expected. It might be the best Marvel comic I’ve read this year. Certainly it’s better than Wolverine and the X-Men, which had so much potential but so far seems to have squandered most of it.
Spider Island is one of the few event comics that’s actually fun, as opposed to the “world changing event with consequences” event comic that usually forgets about fun.
Also if I was a Spider-Man I’d want to be Scarlet Spider because he is cool and got a bad rap and he wears a mask and a hoody so that’s kind of cool.
Here’s hoping that a giant meteor destroys the Earth next year, or that 2012 is in some other way marginally better than 2011.
and I’m getting into an argument on the Internet about the existence (or lack thereof) of Yeti.
My Brain: Are you sure we want to do this? I mean, it’s a Saturday afternoon and it’s New Year’s Eve and there are so many better things we could be doing.
Me: NO. SOMEONE WAS BEING WRONG ON THE INTERNET AND IT’S OUR JOB TO SET THEM STRAIGHT.
My brain: *sigh* Here we go again…
At least I’m learning. Maybe.