Why is the goofy man with no pants pointing a gun? ‘Cause he’s a high school chem teacher, duh!
Brooke is super-sick; I’m on the mend. We both had a nasty stomach flu. Her ailments were compounded by an adverse reaction to prescription medication. Almost had to go to the emergency room, but thankfully, the worst has passed.
Let’s talk TV for a minute. Yeah, I know — the writer’s strike is still wreaking havoc on programming. But Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are back on, at least. I even caught a new "Real Time With Bill Maher" the other day. I missed that feisty bastard.
There’s also a great new show on AMC called "Breaking Bad." It’s about a high school chemistry teacher (the dad from "Malcolm in the Middle") who starts cooking meth in order to pay his family’s medical bills. The comedy is pitch-black, but the situations — particularly the broken middle class stuff — ring grimly true. AMC is gunning to be the new HBO, and they’re off to a good start."Mad Men" was truly excellent, and "Breaking Bad" looks similarly promising.
I’m not sure if I should be embarrassed to reveal this or not, but we’re getting pretty into "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Way better than it has any right to be. And it’s got Summer Glau — the freaky weaponized teen from "Firefly"/Serenity. She plays the "good" terminator, and looks mighty fine doing it.
Did you guys catch the last Democratic debate? Holy shit, I thought someone was gonna lose an eye.
If that shit’s too heavy for you, try Metal Elvis:
OK. Time to hit the Benadryl.