Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TLI: Bonus Show!

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Hello, hello, hello! Aimee in Little Rock, Kim from Toronto, and "our friend" from Seattle bring you a bonus episode of TLI. We really don't talk about LOST, or anything for that matter, but enjoy as always.

LOST returns on Thursday April 24th @ 10/9c

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131 comments:

Trevor O'Fur said...

Oooohhh yeahhhhhh.......

DenAss said...

Sweet!

Nothing like a little bit of Kim and Aimee to start off the day.

Now I don't have to listen to the "Morning Zoo Crew" on the way to work

memphish said...

Yeah! New TLI in my iTunes and new LOST this week.

Holli

Chris JC said...

FOURTH!

Yeah, I'm awesome.

Herlihy said...

Oh. How surprising! I'll have to listen to this after I watch Gossip Girl....:D

Stephanie said...

I'd like to think this was the result of my suggestion. Probably just coincidence though.

FutureAlly said...

Yay! My day just got better, can't wait to listen!

Thanks ladies!

Thadies!

......and Jordan! I haven't listened yet, but I'm about 90% sure he's the "friend".

Ralph- said...

kablami

PalmerEldritch said...

what? i'm confused.

Ralph- said...

"Dude, we said Kablamo!"

Hey, i just noticed that "ROAR!" is up on the iTunes search bar, but is not available. only a matter of time!

Will listen to the show after work. YAY LOST!

PalmerEldritch said...

thank goodness you were paying attention, ralph.

i almost texted you to make sure you'd be the next poster and have the correct response.

my first new LOST in el cheapo surround sound tomorrow night. w00t! let's hope it rules the roost. let's hope smokey shows up and makes spooky noises.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I just wanted to apologize in advance for my role in this "podcast". It wasn't my idea.

PalmerEldritch said...

i haven't listened yet but i hope that whatever happens in the podcast wasn't the catalyst for you wanting to escape to Europe for a few years.

FutureAlly said...

"I was high on Jager bombs all week!"

Alirio said...

So... after many attemps via P2P software and bit torrent search, I regret to inform you all that the pictures referenced in today's episode of TLI are VERY hard to find ;-)

Great show ladies!

As a Canadian I too bash the States often. But as I tell my American friends, I don't hate AMERICA, it's just AmeriCANS I hate.
And not all of them, just what I believe to be the ethno-centic, ignorant, poorly educated masses in charge of Western POP culture; leading us down the road to ubiquitous SUV's and massive credit-card debt :-)

memphish said...

Kablamo!

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm worried to make my real thoughts on why I take offense to anti-American comments. Let me just put it like this. "America" is far too big a stinking country to define any group of people. It's far too big of a brush to paint anybody with. It's no different than if I were to make mass generalizations about "Europeans" as a whole. Somebody in London would be all "Don't lump me in with the French, Germans, etc". That's the exact same way I am about the South, Midwest, and East Coast. Honestly, I have as much in common with people where Steph lives as I do people where Elias lives. In fact, I would be more uncomfortable and out of my element in Alabama than I would London.

The part of the country that I live in for the most part thinks pretty similar as most Canadians claim to. Yet Canadians can point fingers at me and my "America" because their imaginary border means more than mine does. I'm sorry. But that is a load of bullshit.

I just find it in poor taste when anybody rips on countries outside their own and act like they have all the answers for them. The holier than thou arrogance that comes across can be extremely annoying. If you aren't there, you don't know exactly what you are talking about. You have no idea how many people in Europe I have had rant to be about all the things "America" does wrong. When really, what are they talking about? They are commenting on some pre-packaged crap they get from the news. It's no different than me watching my stupid, holier than thou, slanted news and assuming that the rest of the world is the way they are.

And I rip on America all the time. It's kind of a "I can make fun of my mom, but you sure as hell can't" kind of thing. You haven't earned it/know enough to not make ignorant generalizations.

I dunno. It's really not that big a thing (even though I have it in me to rant about it). Just something I have an opinion on. I think on a whole, people who don't live in an area need to stick to criticizing their own and have a bit of humility before casting judgment on others. All countries have idiots in them. All countries have racist, ignorant fools who can if focused on, make the rest look bad. I've traveled enough to see the good and bad in many different places. Everybody thinks they are the best, blah, blah, blah.

One last thing. One final US vs the world thing that drives me mad. One of my biggest gripes. So the US government is idiotic/borderline evil. So what? How the hell does that reflect on me? I don't know how many Europeans I had tell me in 2004 that regardless if I myself didn't vote for George Bush, as one of the "American people" who did as a whole vote for him, I was responsible for his actions throughout the world and deserved to be called on it by Euros. That f'n pisses me off more than any "oh dumb Americans" comments. I dislike politics with a passion. Yet I as an individual am defined by them? No wonder there is so much hate/ignorance in the world. That's as stupid as me saying that somebody living in San Francisco is responsible for Barry Bonds using steroids.

In the end, it's not about America or any of the things that are being debated. No, it's no different than high school mentality of "you go to so and so school, so you are lame". It's stupid. It's ignorant. It's the exact kind of backward thinking that leads to world wars and racism. Yeah, maybe it's on a much more innocent level. But to me, it's the same thing. Of course, not as big a deal. But it's a microcosm of the type of thoughtless nonsense that makes our world so stupid at times to me.

Rant over.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Sorry for that. For bringing down the mood. I am really not as big of a prick as I at times come off on this blog. And please, nobody take personal offense to what I was talking about. I was talking on a whole, not about anybody in particular. Just venting about a stupid world, full of stupid people. And that is the whole point I am trying to make. Stupid people are everywhere. To act like there are more in a certain part of the world is just naive and ignorant.

I promise my next post will be much more friendly.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Bigger Dance current standings:

(Out of a possible 20 pts)

Player - Points
Trevor - 19
Andrew - 18
Jordan - 17
Ally - 16
Elias - 14
Ryan - 13
MB - 12
Kimberley - 12
Palmer - 11

I nearly had the upset with Spitzer's hooker over Ali Landry yesterday. But Landry won by 1 pt. The hooker seemed to have tied it at the buzzer and was going to send things to overtime. But upon further review, the final vote came just after the buzzer.

Kate said...

Mad props to Jordan for telling it like it is!

On a side note, I just bought my ComiCon tickets!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Not sure if anybody read the list of prizes for the bigger dance. But I think Steph is going to be kicking herself for not signing up after reading the prize for 25th place:

"25th Place: One (1) pair of tickets to see Bret Michaels on Friday, June 20th at Emerald Queen Casino, One (1) Room at the EQC Hotel on Friday, June 20th, dinner for two at Emerald Queen Casino, and two (2) EQC gift bags"

Kate said...

Now, where do I stay? Any ideas?

I'm on quite a budget, but I don't want to stay in a hell hole...

FutureAlly said...

in regards to jordan's rant.



well no one's gonna top that.

Ralph- said...

Hey Gang, the comic book store that i work at is up for the Fox 2008 Hotlist for Best Comic Book Store in Orange County.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW

http://tinyurl.com/5vm55c

and vote for Corner Store Comics.

Gracias

Alirio said...

Just to be clear...

I was trying to be ironic in my previous post. (The true sense of ironic BTW.)

Sorry to unload the shit truck and turning the fan on...


As for where to stay in San Diego for Comic Con? I also need advice as I like the idea of using public transit to avoid pricey hotels closer to the convention centre.

I love all the Americans who post to and/or read the blogspot.

PS My English friend Grant keeps telling me England is not technically in Europe, so...

PalmerEldritch said...
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PalmerEldritch said...

by your command, ralph.

alirio and kate, we stayed in Chula Vista last year. our motel wasnt all that great but it was sort of cheap and a five minute walk from a trolley station.

PalmerEldritch said...

chula vista being south of san diego.

Alirio said...

Is anyone here interested in getting a group rate for rooms a a hotel?

Maybe turn some place into the Blogspot Inn for a few days :-)

Jordan from the 206 said...

Alirio, Don't worry man. I didn't take any offense. Was just ranting in general.

So I just actually listened to the "podcast". Besides a lot of it not making sense due to how heavily edited it is (which is a good thing. trust me), I am having a real hard time trying to figure out who I'm more annoyed with. Aimie for accusing me of stalking, or Kimb for playing along with it. I was sick as a dog watching tv and I get a text on my phone from Tdot to join them. I said no a couple times, then finally relented. Then I hop on to accusations of stalking. Wtf? lol. Just as long as the truth is known.

PS - I am still sick as a bitch. I've been sick for almost a week now. I've tried everything. Anybody have any voodoo recipes or whatever to suggest I try to kick this thing?

t-dot kim said...

LIES!

ALL LIES!

Trevor O'Fur said...

I think I'm due for a fall tomorrow in the Bigger Dance. I've picked The Bellucci to knock off Carrie Underwood (she's a three seed -- what???) and Ana Ivanovich to upset Alicia Keys (who also seems a little too highly seeded).

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah, I picked Ivanovich too. But Carrie Underwood is going to go far. She has the female vote big time. I initially had Belucci based solely on personal opinion. But I caught myself after thinking things over.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Funny Kimb.

Ralph- said...

Palmer, we are going to be taking orders for books to be mailed out to people. if you are looking for Madman (batman?) you could check us out, OR wait until the Trade Paperback comes out in may which collects Madman Atomic Comics (current series) 1-7!!

memphish said...

I voted Ralph.

Sorry you still feel bad Jordan. Have you considered ordering some strange drug cocktail from Canada? I hear it's cheaper there. Just kidding. Thought I'd pile on in the rant thing.

On a more serious note, I was sick as a dog in Tokyo and bought this over the counter medicine called Benza Bien which is basically "Well Well" in 2 different languages. Those bad boys had about 3 different OTC meds, plus scopalamine which is for sea sickness. See if you can find some of that.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Jordan, you know me so well. Bret Michaels rocks. Get a z-pac, you prick. I'm just now getting over my bad cold. I'm not coughing up green stuff that much anymore.

PalmerEldritch said...

am i really bringing up the rear in this bracket thing too?

guess i misunderestimated the proper strategery!

i'm currently in the Children of Men Netflix vortex where the gal pal keeps post-poning the viewing of the DVD. the DVD is cursed!!!!

Alirio said...

Jordan,

The only thing that makes me better when I'm sick is LOTS of sleeeeeep

Guaranteed to fix you right up..

Alirio said...

Oh, and gargling with Jaimeson whisky ;-)

FutureAlly said...

i'm currently in the Children of Men Netflix vortex where the gal pal keeps post-poning the viewing of the DVD. the DVD is cursed!!!!

i held on to that DVD for like 3 weeks before watching it! it might have been longer, it's so good once you watch it, but for some reason it needs to be delayed in order to be enjoyed.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I just finally returned The Assassination of Jesse James, which I had for almost a month. I fell asleep watching it maybe 3 or 4 different times. By the time I finished it, I felt like I had reached the top of mount everest.

Jimmy said...

Jordans Rant:

Well done and nicely said, Sir. I spend all my time saying similar shit to my reatives and friends overseas (who apparently know "everything" about the USA). If it were as people claim, I wouldn't still be here, would I?

Enough said...

Shit, I'm horrendously sick with the worst cold in ages and it seems I'm not alone! Is there a Spring cold going about?

Jimmy said...

Also...Good to see LOST music available again. It might actually get me off my ass and do a show :/

Stephanie said...

Here's a problem I have with Americans. American's being everyone other than myself. As a country, we take everything to extremes; obesity vs bulimia, for example. There's no middle ground with anything.

Herlihy said...

Personally i hate it when people refer to the US as "America" like it's the only country in the whole of the two continents. Also, americanisms... but that's just because i'm an uptight English student...

Chris JC said...

Santa Claus vs Father Christmas.

George Michael said...

Say what you want about America, thirteen bucks still gets you a helluva lot of mice!

Gob said...

Who said anything bad about America?

PalmerEldritch said...

blogspot back yet? or is it still down?

memphish said...

Palmer do you mean literally down or just a downer?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i think that the reason that residents of the USA are referred to as Americans is cuz its a lot easier to say than "Citizens of the United States of America." i'm not gunna refer to the British as "Citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

as for the US, we've got hillbillies. but so do a lot of places. we've got smug elitist jerks. but so do a lot of places.

and while it's fun to generalize and complain about america, at least we're not beheading people in stadiums. we're not throwing rape victims in jail for being outside their house with a male to escort them. we're not censoring google or yahoo. we're not putting a warrant out for Richard Gere's arrest cuz he kissed a girl on TV. we're not doing a lot of fucked up things that other countries are up to.

are we perfect? heck no. but at least we can complain about ourselves without being thrown in jail. which is better than some countries.

all in all, america's a pretty good place to be from and has done some startling good things for the world over the past hundred years.

and since i don't think we've had a president elected by a majority since the 80s (if not longer) dont assume we all think the same way.

PalmerEldritch said...

literally down. tried posting a few times after putting up those AD quotes and the blogspot was too busy shitting the bed to let me post.

Herlihy said...

that's all i hate about the states. I mean... It's not as if i were an americanophobe (whoo for making up words). I even had a girl from San Fransisco stay with me for ten days... she was lovely.

mario bava said...

yes she was

memphish said...

Men of the blogspot, stay out of the Congo.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

africa has had a rash of penis snatching wizards.

sorry about the rant but if jordan gets one then i want one too. :)

Jon from NKY said...

58th!

Damn! I'm glad I got something to listen to on my commute this A.M.

I need to get my TLI swag to send a pic in for you guys.

(Jordan's rant - double Damn!)

Jordan from the 206 said...
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Jordan from the 206 said...

"and since i don't think we've had a president elected by a majority since the 80s (if not longer) dont assume we all think the same way."

Word. I couldn't agree more. That's one of my biggest gripes. Our country is so divided, yet we are all lumped as one and the same. People who think that a place as large as the United States all thinks the same are very naive. It's no different than saying that everybody in Europe are the same.

So I just booked a ticket to London. Stumbled across an amazing airfare that I couldn't pass up. Guess that settles it

Jon from NKY said...

All the people in Europe are the same!

They're all Europeans!

PalmerEldritch said...


Jordan from the 206 said...

So I just booked a ticket to London. Stumbled across an amazing airfare that I couldn't pass up. Guess that settles it




"gosh, jordan, why'd you decide to backpack across europe?"
"well, mainly, i can't pass up a bargain."

andrew. said...

Damon & Carlton interviewed for The Onion's AV Club

Jordan from the 206 said...

From the AV Club interview:

AVC: Do you pay a significant amount of attention to fan response and critical response? Does it affect how you proceed?

CC: Well, you know, we do, but in sort of a filtered manner. We don't really get on the boards and read all those comments. It just feels like people who are writing on the boards tend to be more focused on the mythology, and for us, we're making a character show. The thing that we spend the most time on are the character dynamics of a given episode, and what we're learning about these people. The mythology is sort of the frosting on the cake. But that's what everybody talks about, and what we're asked most about.


I don't always agree with Cuselof's dismissals of fans gripes. But I side with them on this one. In fact, I have the same thoughts myself. To me the show is a character piece first and foremost. It's interesting that it got it's rabid fans due to the mythology. But in the end, I don't feel that stuff is meant to matter even one iota as much as the basic human elements between the characters. I know that dismissing the mythology on a fan blog isn't exactly a popular thing to do. But I'm not saying it's pointless. It makes for a very interesting show. I just tend to agree with those guys in that it might get a bit too much emphasis at times. Show still rocks though. And a new episode less than a day away! Woo hoo! Or as the internet kids say, Woot!

Chris JC said...

Jordan's going to London? Terrifying. Tip: bring double the money you think you're going to need for anything.

The British are famous for blathering on about American dominance and how much their influence, language and customs have spread across the world.

But as this is BRITAIN we're talking about, that's like the pot criticising the kettle for having got a bit dusty from smoke.

Also, Mario Bava - what are you doing here? I demand Lucio Fulci!

Gob said...

Who said anything about England?

memphish said...

Happy LOST Day!

Holli

Stephanie said...

OMG, is this Green thing over yet?
Yay, Lost! Will Claire finally die tonight?

Kate said...

I want to go to London. Jordan, where did you find your deal?

Is it just me or are ticket prices to San Diego horribly high right now? I'll be flying out from Cleveland and my sister from New York where she lives with her dad and it looks like it's going to cost me upwards of 800 bucks for both tickets....

Herlihy said...

Oh my. I am so excited for lost it is unbelievable.

PalmerEldritch said...

kate, tickets are indeed high right now. sucks, don't it? they seem to be slowly going down (twss) though. so, that's good.

i let my girlfriend figure out all the travel stuff. she's MUCH better at it than i am.

PalmerEldritch said...

herlihy, when does LOST air over there? and is it Sky 1 or what?

Trevor O'Fur said...

Happy Lost Day everyone!!!

And Jordan, the proper terminology is "w00t!", I believe.

PalmerEldritch said...

happy losthursday!

how are we all celebrating?

memphish said...

Claire can't die until right before they get off the Island right? I mean, how's Kate going to run through the jungle with a gun if she's got a baby on her hip?

So spoiler-free predictions -- what episode will the O6 get off the Island? Tonight? End of S4? Sometime in S5?

Holli

Stephanie said...

I imagine the season finale is the 6 getting off the island. But that seems too predictable, like Starbuck being a Cylon.

Trevor O'Fur said...

I see the 6 getting off of the island in the season finale; in the same episode, in a flash forward, the 6 also return to the island.

memphish said...

I too think them getting off the Island is the finale. Maybe it will come in hour 1 of the finale to switch things up a bit which airs a different day than hours 2 and 3. I think you'll have to wait a couple of more weeks for your Claire death Steph. Don't we have to deal with Karl and Danielle tonight?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

claire still has to get on the helicopter with aaron according to at least one desmond prognostication.

so, desmond can tell the future AND time travel. huh. good for him!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, you're right. Can't have too many deaths at once.
With my last post, I realize three shows that I'm passionate about are all new this week. I'm feeling rather overwhelmed. It's been so long.

Herlihy said...

Palmer - Lost airs on Sky One on Sunday at 10pm, but as i'm a poor student, i don't really have access to that channel, so i just have to download it. I know it doesn't seem the most kosher of ways to see it, but it's my only option other than waiting for the DVDs and that's too far away.

Stephanie said...

herlihy, you shouldn't feel ashamed of flying the bit torrent airways for Lost.

andrew. said...

- i agree with estimates that the Oceanic 6 get off the island in the finale. It seems like the logical focus of the season & I doubt they'll introduce some other big conflict in the final 5 episodes.

- I always imagined Claire going to the freighter and either the freighter or copter blowing up but Aaron being Oceanic 6 screws that up. Now, in order for Desmond's prediction to ring true, Claire & Aaron have to take a helicopter ride, land, and then get seperated.

- I agree with Carlton that Lost is a character-centric show, or at least started that way, and I think, if you look at fan responses to specific episodes, fans get geeked about the emotional scenes just as much as the big mythology reveals. The problem is that Damon & Carlton then say that the show is a mystery show, and obviously, when faced with a mystery, the natural response is to try and solve it.

This Christmas I bought my friend all 3 season DVD sets in order to force him to catch up so I can discuss it with him. He and his wife plowed through the show in a couple of months and they made it up to episode 4.2 or 4.3 but have stalled, waiting to watch season 4 in big chunks. I talked to him about it a little and he liked the show a lot but is hung up on some of the screwed up plot lines, mostly stuff involving the Swan hatch. Why did it exist in the 1st place? Who wanted the button to be pushed & who didn't? Now that it's gone, why aren't there repercussions?

While i've seen the exhausting Lost fans with the out-there theories and triple-guessing of every plot development, i think in general Lost fans have been very forgiving, patient and willing to give the writers the benefit of the doubt that the answers to the mysteries will be satisfying.

Trevor O'Fur said...

I think that there's so many mysteries that once seemed huge that we'll never really get an answer to, the Swan hatch being one of them. Remeber in Season 1, they made it seem like opening that hatch would be this horrible thing ... Walt had some sort of premonition about it, and the Hatch itself had Hurley's numbers stamped on it. And you could say that some bad stuff happened after they opened the Hatch, but what happened that wouldn't have happened anyway? Ben & the Others already knew all about them and were planning on kidnapping Jack et al., so all of the death and badness that happened from conflict with the Others would still have happened. And by opening the Hatch they rescued Desmond, which definitely seems to be a good thing. Unless you say that, opening the Hatch resulted in the button not being pushed, which led to the sky turning purple, which led to the island being discovered and eventually the freighter folk arriving, and that's the bad thing that happened. But then why did Ben manipulate Locke to not push the button?

Alirio said...

I'm celebrating new LOST episode day by missing it and going to a Montreal Canadiens playoff game instead.

Took me an hour and a half to get through to ticketmaster on the phone and all they had were single tickets!

I am now without an arm or leg... but I will cheer until hoarse!

I'm hoping for a Habs win or at least tripple overtime!

memphish said...

That's interesting about your friends and their method of viewing Andrew. Lindeloff said something similar in that AV Club interview. To paraphrase he says that us having to watch it week to week and with giant hiatus breaks is a unique experience that after May 2010 will no longer exist. Then people will have it all and can run through it as fast as they want. So to some extent as creators they have to balance how they tell the story for both those of us with the episodes dribbling out now, and with future viewers in mind who can watch it as fast and furiously as they want.

Holli

memphish said...

So with so much on TV tonight what is everyone planning to watch and when?

Me -- I have a meeting I have to go to and won't be home probably until after The Office has started, so my plan is to record Earl, The Office and 30 Rock, but hopefully get to watch 30 Rock as it airs. Then LOST. I'll watch Earl and The Office off the DVR sometime this weekend. And I'll watch Ugly Betty (yes, I watch Ugly Betty) at ABC.com sometime in the next week.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Stephanie - I don't use bittorrent for Lost, i use Oliv3r.net which uploads plenty of FTP links of the episode pretty much as soon as it airs. This allows me to stay up til 5am and watch the show.

Let's just say that it's a good job i'm not in uni until 2pm on fridays!

PalmerEldritch said...

Earl, Office, LOST.

FutureAlly said...

I will probably just watch Lost tonight. I don't know if I'll be able to watch The Office and 30 Rock, I may just record them and watch them later.

I watch Ugly Betty too. But I've missed so much of this season already that I think I'll just catch up on DVD later.

Trevor O'Fur said...

Flyers game, then Lost.

memphish said...

Hockey? Yuck. But that's what you get when you're raised in the South. The last hockey game I enjoyed was the 1980 gold medal game.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

I can't say that I've ever enjoyed a single game of hockey.

YAY!!! LosThursday!!!

Trevor O'Fur said...

Really? I find that hard to believe given how successful the NHL has been in expanding into Southern cities.

Yeah, it's definitely a northern sport. They should restrict hockey to no further south than D.C.

memphish said...

The thing about hockey in Southern cities is I think it mimics America's migration to Southern cities as Jay and Jack can attest to in the Raleigh area. But the only people I know who like hockey is one family whose dad grew up skating. I'd frankly forgotten that Nashville had a team until I heard someone talking about the playoffs the other day.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

If it's not football or baseball then it's not a big deal here.

We have a basketball team but they only seem to get attention when they're in the playoffs, I don't even know when basketball season is! I didn't even know we were in the playoffs until someone mentioned it the other day.

Same goes for soccer/football, it's not a big deal to us here, but we have our own team.

Trevor O'Fur said...

I would bet that most migrants follow their original hometown team rather than the local one. I wonder if fandom will pass down to the next generation.

Trevor O'Fur said...

I think that Philadelphia has a soccer team, but no one cares about it. We used to have a women's soccer team, and they were more popular because their main player was a well-known hottie.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Southerners who don't get/like hockey. Yet the NHL was retarded enough to move teams from hockey loving cities such as Quebec, Minnesota, Hartford, Winnipeg for such hockey hot beds as Nashville, Atlanta, Raleigh, and Ft. Lauderdale. And you wonder why the NHL struggles to the point where their playoff games are shown on the VS network.

Jordan's going to London? Terrifying. Tip: bring double the money you think you're going to need for anything.

The British are famous for blathering on about American dominance and how much their influence, language and customs have spread across the world.


lol. I know exactly what you are talking about. I've been to London on a few occasions. My mother is from there and I got some family still around. And I am not worrying too much about the money nonsense. I am limiting my actual time in the UK as much as possible. Mainly flying in and out of there and doing most of my travel on the continent, as the Brits like to call it.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Trevor, Philly gets an MLS expansion team in 2010. The only reason I know this is because Seattle gets one in 2009. Soccer is pretty popular here, so it will be interesting to see how it does.

That game 7 Flyers win was pretty crazy, huh? I have an old boss who is from Philly who is a huge Flyers fan and he was flipping out when I saw him at the bar the day after.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Updated Bigger Dance rankings:

(out of a possible 24)

Trevor - 22
Andrew - 21
Jordan - 21
Ally - 18
Kimberley - 15
Ryan - 15
elias - 15
Palmer - 14
MB - 12

Trevor O'Fur said...

I think that we have (or had) some sort of professional indoor soccer league, not MLS.

Amazing finish. Thank god that Ovetchkin didn't take that wrister at the end of regulation.

I don't understand moving the NHL out of Canada at all. They tried to expand way too quickly without really thinking about it, that's why, I think, that the sport's in so much trouble. It definitely would benefit from contracting about a half-dozen teams and moving some of those Southern teams back to Canada.

andrew. said...

- Even living in the home town of the Penguins, I can't get excited about hockey. It's like watching a FuBball (foosball) game.

- i'm going to watch the food network and go to bed. (psyche!)

- I wonder what Sawyer & Locke are going to get up to if they're left back on the island while the Oceanic 6 have all of the fun? Lots of boardgames probably.

Alirio said...

Problem with moving teams back to Canada is cities like Kansas city with brand new arenas with NO TEAMS OF ANY SPORT YET TO FILL IT!

Also, NHL demands minimum seating and a minimum number of corporate/luxury boxes. Cities like Winterpeg and Queeebec don't have that kind of dough. D'oh!

GO HABS GO!!!

Alirio said...

KA

Alirio said...

B

Alirio said...

L

Alirio said...

A

Alirio said...

MO!!

PalmerEldritch said...

well, nobody's gunna top that.

Alirio said...

Thanks Palmer, but my MO!! was technically late by one post...

I have the day off tomorrow so I'll be able to watch LOST et. al. with my coffee and toast :-)

memphish said...

So I'm planning to shoot the wad (TWSS) at the Apple store tomorrow. In addition to the iLife that it comes with it, what software do I need to add?

Holli

Trevor O'Fur said...

Looks like I was right in picking Alicia Keys to be upset, but as Jordan predicted, The Bellucci got creamed by Carrie Underwood, so I lost a point there. Maybe I'm betraying my age, or maybe it's the paleness of my neck, but I don't see that at all ... I'd pick The Bellucci over Carrie Underwood every day of the week and twice on Saturday.

andrew. said...

The Bellucci worked her charms on me too. I should have known better than to vote against a woman with a big blonde mane.

PalmerEldritch said...

not that Carrie Underwood's unattractive or anything but, c'mon, The Bellucci is The Bellucci!

this bracket nonsense sickens me.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm with you guys. Bellucci all the way. As Trevor said a couple days back, Carrie Underwood isn't bad looking. But she is the type of chick that women think is super hot, but men are just, "yeah, she's good looking".

Alirio said...

Holli:

Get MS Office 2008 (99$) or Open Office (0$ from openoffice.org)

Also good apps are:

VLC for media playback

Transmission for BitTorrent downloads

Acquisition for P2P

Skype for Skyping

FireFox for speedier browsing

PastPablo said...

hey ladies, great job as usual.

FutureAlly said...

The iMac (as well as other macs) come packed with everything you need, Holli.

I'd say, just buy the computer for now and see what you might need later.

memphish said...

What about word processing Ally? What's Apple's solution to Word? And will it read old Word files?

Thanks for the list Alirio.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I can tell everyone's excited for new Lost tonight. Lots of posts to read through.
Holli, people actually migrate to the South these days? Really? Nobody comes here. No jobs.
No hockey here. Just football. College Football. That's all.
About 15 years ago my husband would watch some hockey and some boxing. I think he now watches UFC instead.

PalmerEldritch said...

mac's have "iWork" but you can also get MS Office for the Mac. or try Open Office for free if you like. i think you'd want OpenOffice.org Aqua so you don't have to run OpenOffice through X11 (too much work).

http://porting.openoffice.org/mac/download/aqua-Intel.html

you'll want the Intel version if you have a new mac.

Trevor O'Fur said...

Just don't get one of those envelope Macs that don't come with any peripherals.

FutureAlly said...

I have Microsoft Office both at work and home. But I know Apple offers iWork.

Anonymous said...

I don't get why everyone swoons over Bellucci. 10, even 5 years ago maybe. But she's getting sort of old and to me she always looks like she just ate something sour.... I think that her hotness is more of an idea now then an actual thing.

So, who's hotter? Your girlfriend/wife or "The Bellucci"?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Again, what Trevor said a few days back. Women like to think they know what men find attractive.

FutureAlly said...

Well a lot of it is common sense, Jordan.

Like for example most women think Carrie Underwood is gorgeous. But to me it's like, she's almost too perfect. She's attractive, but I wouldn't have her as my pick over The Bellucci.

I'm with you guys, The Bellucci all the way.

memphish said...

Hey Steph -- Tricia Helfer is going to be on Burn Notice. Palmer, did you ever catch up on Burn Notice?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, i haven't quite caught up yet. it's on Hulu though right? we're trying to DVR the episodes that we missed. maybe we'll spend sunday watching the Chin on Burn Notice.

that's interesting news about Tricia Helfer being on Burn Notice. i'll be looking forward to her playing a different character. she plays 6 (and the different versions of her) very well but it'd be nice to see her in a good mood for a change!

actually, there's one scene in season one or two of BSG where she impersonates another character and i was really surprised how well she did. anyhow, it'll be cool to see her in another role.

isn't she supposed to be a television remake of The Thing or something?

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I saw that. I'm ready for the return of Burn Notice.
Don't we need a pre- episode discussion thread? Or is this it?

MB said...

LOSTHURSDAY!!!

YES!!!


I just want to apologize to any spoiler-loving blogspotters for having been absent from updating the SPLOG and for not putting out a podcast during the break - the spoiler seg shall return within the week.