|"What for, making me look like King of the Dicks?"|
Also, it's sort of hard to reflect upon human nature through the lens of my own experience [or whatever the hell it is I'm doing here] when I'm busy not experiencing anything. As I already said, I've been busy with work, and there's really no good movies to watch, and I hardly leave the house. Especially this week, while I've been
Superbowl: Didn't watch it. I believe I spent the evening watching White Oleander. Plus, BEP sucks enough to stay far, far away.
Grammys: Didn't watch it. I thought music was dead anyways, right? I mean, once BEP wins "Best Anything" you really gotta cash in your chips.
And that seems to be that. I HAVE been watching a whole bunch of Dexter lately, and lemme tell you, if you haven't seen it, you haven't seen it. It's a damn fine show, but it does indicate to me how far behind the curve I am, what with it having been available for a good 4 years or so. And here I was during the first season all proud as beans that I'd concluded that Dexter was supposed to represent a superhero, and does so in pretty much every way right down the line [like how I'd cracked the code that Dr. House was Sherlock Holmes, way back when that show was new and interesting]. Dexter is Superman, see. But while I was patting myself on the back for this brilliant observation, they go and make it totally obvious in the second season by plopping him into a nerd store with comics and Heroclix and chubby fellows and everything. So the first thing I'm gonna do when I get my time machine fixed is go back 5 years and post this observation the night of the show's premier. I'll be the toast of Blogosphere 2006.
I was originally planning on segueing the nerd-store reference into an essay about being a nerd and buying toys and discussing the psychology of collectibility or whatever, but now that I'm here that seems really boring. Still, I took pictures yesterday, so I probably shouldn't waste them.
That there is a picture of LEGO Collectible Figures Series 1 through 3. Did I have anywhere to go with that? Not really. I think I was pretty much just bragging that I had them all. So... yeah. Be impressed now.
Although while preparing that, it did make me dig out all the LEGO dudes I have at the apartment, which isn't all of them that I own, but it's most of them. And this picture was born. See, it's supposed to be that scene from Gone With the Wind.
|It's pretty clear I've never seen Gone With the Wind.|
Oh! Right. Jeopardy. They've got Ken and Brad, the winningest players in the history of the Great Game, playing against a computer? Whaaa? My instincts are to rant about how this is the first public showcase of Skynet's eventual takeover, if that weren't so hackneyed and easy a joke. Also, and they've only gotten through one round, but Watson [the computer] is pretty clearly kinda dumb [and apparently a Beatles fan]. Although that doesn't make having him as our inevitable robotic overlord any more pleasant.
|Plus, the whole thing is a shameless hour-and-a-half IBM commercial.|