|No talkback today, as the PD did not upload this week's Monday Moaning. I did read the moans in the print edition yesterday, but whenever they don't upload that feature, I refuse to retype those wretched moans.|
Instead, let's cheer that our Indians beat the Yankees last night, winning the series and advancing to the ALCS versus Boston on Friday night. I'm glad we could get it done without CC having to return to the mound, because now they are set up to start CC in game one against Boston.
I purchased my very first Ohio State tshirt over the weekend. I never felt much of a connection to OSU, but now that Gina is in a graduate program there, that has changed somewhat.
We tried the Taj Mahal restaurant on High Street over the weekend, and we liked it very much. I am a fan of Cafe Tandoor here in the Heights, and Taj Mahal was at least as good as that, maybe even better.
I was disappointed to learn that West's power on Heroes was the same power as one we've already seen. I didn't mind that the 16th century hero had a power that was duplicative, because we could surmise that maybe he was an ancestor. But the other thing that surprised me was that Noah Bennett would move his family into hiding in a place in California where another young hero had powers -- granted, they accounted for it by saying that when he got the implant in his neck it was when he was living in St. Louis, but I thought those implants were part of a system to help The Company monitor where everybody is. Wouldn't he have known that West and his family moved? But as for the duplication of powers, to me it takes away from the uniqueness of the various characters. Or maybe we will learn later that West is somehow related to the Petrelli family, and he and Claire are actually cousins. Nice work pitting Claire against Noah again though.
My TiVo is crammed full of seven installments of The War. Each is 2.5 hours long. I think I will have to give up on the idea that I am going to watch it any time soon, as it is taking up a lot of space. Also, I am recording and not watching The Bionic Woman and Cane, and these are starting to build up too. I recorded last week's Back to You and did not watch it.
I did watch 30 Rock with Gina, and she was right in pointing out that the least funny parts of the show actually involved Jerry Seinfeld -- especially the final scene where he and Alec Baldwin work out the deal for Seinfeld Vision. Although I did like the scene where Tina Fey was crying and delivering her lines in Seinfeld style and Jerry accused her of making fun of him. Of course, Julia Louis-Dreyfus would often deliver her lines in that same style, and it did feel like a Jerry and Elaine moment to me. Other than the parts with Seinfeld, the rest of the show was, again, comedy gold. I especially liked the voiceover/chorus introducing "Seinfeld Vision" -- it felt very Arrested Development.
Porcupine Tree is coming back to town on October 22, and I am looking forward to that. I have the new EP Nil Recurring, and I understand that it will be well represented in the set list.
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