Thursday, April 03, 2008

Hey, your logo looks like a...
Yes, it's the Phallic Logo Awards. Makes you wonder if some people have absolutely no imagination. I mean I look at these and, even without being on the phallic logo page, I see a penis. Do I just have a dirty mind? Some of them are subtle. Some I actually don't really see. But most are pretty danged obvious. And the winner is hilarious.

In other news, today I had my second appointment with the physical therapist my acupuncturist recommended. I am cautiously optimistic. I really like this guy and so much of what he says sounds like such a common sense approach to my pains. His hands-on treatment is definitely finding all the tight spots and working them tell they soften a bit. Plus today he taught me how to sit. I'm pretty sore, but do feel like I'm not in as much pain as usual. I really hope this works. No appointment next week because he's on vacation, but I'll do the at-home exercises he taught me and try to be diligent about my regular walks. I just long for a time in my life when I'm not in constant pain.

Husband is all atwitter about the season debut of Battlestar Gallactica. I just never got into it. He's been watching DVDs of previous seasons to catch up and I've tried, but I'm just not much of a Sci-Fi person. For some reason I got into Doctor Who and Torchwood, but I'm not a fan of spaceships blowing up other spaceships. And every time I look up at the screen when he's watching Battlestar it's dark and (one of my least favorite words that gets applied to so much of popular culture) "gritty." I don't do gritty. I do cozy. But I thought "OK, maybe I'm missing something here" and found an article on Salon.com which is a primer of the show. It's five (5!) pages long and I read all of it. And I can now state, quite honestly, I have no fucking clue what this show is about.

Talk about complicated! This show makes the Ring Cycle look like an Archie comic. Religious overtones. Bad guys who are good guys and good guys who are bad guys. Characters who are both good and bad and then good again and then kinda bad and then oh look, I have a new name. "People" who are humanoid robots, but don't know it. "People" who are humanoid robots, but do know it. Good lord, people, TV is supposed to be entertaining, not require Cliffs Notes.

I'm sure it's very enjoyable. And anything that makes Husband happy gets a thumb's up from me. And bravo for any show with an intelligent script and good acting. But I just can't get into something that complicated. Perhaps if I'd watched it from the start it would make sense. But from the vantage point of my already-too-full Sci-Fi agnostic brain, it's just too much plot for something that doesn't involve a Greek chorus. Oh wait, it does have a character named Apollo...

2 comments:

mama d said...

not to mention Olympic torches

Fo said...

Re: Battlestar Galactica...

Wanna know what it's about? It's about dark.

Dark, dark, dark, dark, boom, dark, boom.

And yet I love it. Must be the boom parts.

- Husband