Archive for the 'Terebi Rando' Category

Hill’s got tits!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

No shit.
Like, duh? I mean, hello…she is a woman, and I’ve never heard the phrase “double mastectomy” used in reference to her, and since the things usually tend to travel in pairs (with a nod there to Woody Allen), it only stands to reason that Hillary Clinton has breasts and therefore the potential for…oh my […]

Smart enough to stay well clear

Monday, May 7th, 2007

I caught part of a CSI episode on WOWWOW Saturday night. Original series (meaning, Las Vegas), probably the newest season or just one back. (Unlike with my other satellite channels, WOWWOW is fairly up to date.) In case you’re another fan, it’s the one where they find an undergound bunker in the desert, full of […]

Before Republican or Democrat, American

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

I listened to a Larry King interview with George Tenet on CNN this morning. At one point, Tenet said something to the effect that he had never thought of himself as a Republican or Democrat, that before everything else he thought of himself as an American.
It’s a pity more politicians don’t get that, no?

Some hope yet: American Idol

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

I just watched the March 28 episode of American Idol (remember, we’re a month behind over here) and was still kinda pissed off that Chris Sligh got dropped. I’ve known it was coming for several weeks, from a news clip on the show I saw on CNN, but that didn’t make it much easier to […]

AI Update

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

That’s “American Idol”, of course.
Keeping in mind that our broadcasts are about one month behind over here….
I just watched the “Diana Ross” show. I’ve pretty much decided who I think should win.
#1 Melinda
#2 Lakisha
#3 Jordan
If either Melinda or Lakisha doesn’t win, there’s something seriously wrong with the ears of America. Something which I have already […]

A Woman With Balls

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

I watched the first episode of a new TV series last night—new over here, at least—The Closer. I knew I was going to like it when, just a few minutes into the show, title-role character Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (played by Kyra Sedgwick) looks another character—who has just told her she needn’t be acting like […]

Further Idol Thoughts

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The contestants from Birmingham, Alabama—although generally as bad as people from the other audition locales as far as their singing was concerned—nevertheless displayed one important (and nice) difference: they were extremely polite and gracious in the face of criticism—and even a bit of downright rudeness—from the judges.
Say what you will about people from the South […]

American Addle

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

This afternoon I watched the New York auditions of this year’s “American Idol”. (I think we’re about a month behind; the Birmingham auditions air for the first time in an hour, at 10:00 PM.) I kinda got hooked on the show last year when Fox Japan carried the fifth season. (As far as I know, […]

…And I Feel Fine

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

I started seeing an advert tonight on my satellite channels for an upcoming movie (mini-series?) to premier on March 11. The narrator says, in Japanese…
A nuclear war between China and the United States has devastated the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern is slowly being poisoned by radiation and the end of humanity is nigh. … A […]

Even smart people get it wrong

Monday, February 12th, 2007

During lunch today I caught the last part of a Discovery show about an underwater exploration team with a submersible who were surveying the waters around Cuba—the first American team to do so since the revolution. Was interesting enough and well-done, as you’d expect from Discovery fare; had Martin Sheen as the narrator.
At the end, […]

New Year’s Eve 2006-2007…Kouhaku, again?

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Well, this isn’t exactly how I wanted or expected to be spending New Year’s Eve…but then again, why should tonight be greatly different from any other night of this past year.
So, I’m sitting here cross-legged on the ese-tatami mats in the dinning area near the kitchen (and under the heater), the laptop humming away in […]

Support for Heterosexual Marriage

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Heard this just about an hour ago on a TV show (never mind what I was watching):
“Gays are all for straight marriage, you know.
After all, if it wasn’t for straight people getting married, there’d be no gay people!”
I guess I’d never really thought about it that way.

Poor Fermi

Monday, December 4th, 2006

The most amusing—and at the same time, depressing—aspect of the whole paradox is that the answer was obvious.
It was right here, under his very nose, the whole time.
We are not alone.
(Moral: Never eat a whole bag of chocolate-covered peanuts while watching Invasion just before bedtime. Brrrr! Chills!)

Niggers, Honkies, Spics and Gooks

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I could probably count the number of Seinfeld episodes I’ve seen on one hand; I was over here in Japan well before the series started airing in ‘89. I’ve found the shows I’ve seen pretty funny, although I can honestly say the “Kramer” character was not one of my favorites.
Yesterday morning the buzz on CNN […]

Judge Judy Speaks Out!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

I’ve got CNN on again this morning for BGN [BackGround Noise], as is my wont, and the first guest on Larry King Live is the ever-amusing Judge Judy.
What little I’ve been listening to so far, they’ve been all over the place, but one topic did get my full[er] attention. Larry asked whether mothers should receive […]