Random Thoughts

Some random thoughts for you on this Tuesday evening… enjoy!

  • Fox Sports released their top ten list of the “worst superbowl teams in history” this morning, and topping the list before the game is even played is the 2008 Arizona Cardinals. Nobody expects Arizona to win the championship. According to the Vegas odds, they are 7 point underdogs. Somehow, though, I don’t think they mind – they were also 4 point underdogs to Philadelphia (they won by 7) and 10 point underdogs against Carolina (they won by 20). What’s my pick? I thought it was going to be the Colts and Giants playing, who were both one and done, so why would anyone care?
  • I think it’s humorous that the folks that were so anxious to boot Dubya out of office have replaced him with someone who’s doing essentially the same things only in different packaging thus far in his young Presidential tenure. Everybody made fun of Bush for providing economic stimulus checks to everyone in the country – now those same people love Obama’s plan to… provide economic stimulus checks to everyone in the country. Folks were so ticked off about a federal bailout to save the economy that was going to cost $750 billion – now those same people love Obama’s plan to… provide another federal bailout to save the economy that is going to cost an additional $825 billion. Oh, well. Politics will be politics, I suppose.
  • All I have to say about 24 this week is that silent clock had BETTER not have been for Renee Walker. And after the whole controversy over Tony Almeida’s non-silent clock, you can’t tell me they’re haphazardly throwing those things around these days…
  • One of the greatest side effects of this economic recession is that report after report is coming out showing that individuals are beginning to use cash more and credit cards less. That sucks for the short-term viability of our economy, but is easily the best thing for our long-term prosperity and security as a nation and as individuals. Let’s hope that trend continues to be the case even after things start picking up again.

Longer blogs, including a couple of new posts in the “It’s All Greek” series, will be coming sometime soon. I’m was swamped last week with job stuff and swamped this week with school stuff. Have a great rest of your Inauguration Day!

Random Thoughts

Some random thoughts for you on this Tuesday evening… enjoy!

  • Fox Sports released their top ten list of the “worst superbowl teams in history” this morning, and topping the list before the game is even played is the 2008 Arizona Cardinals. Nobody expects Arizona to win the championship. According to the Vegas odds, they are 7 point underdogs. Somehow, though, I don’t think they mind – they were also 4 point underdogs to Philadelphia (they won by 7) and 10 point underdogs against Carolina (they won by 20). What’s my pick? I thought it was going to be the Colts and Giants playing, who were both one and done, so why would anyone care?
  • I think it’s humorous that the folks that were so anxious to boot Dubya out of office have replaced him with someone who’s doing essentially the same things only in different packaging thus far in his young Presidential tenure. Everybody made fun of Bush for providing economic stimulus checks to everyone in the country – now those same people love Obama’s plan to… provide economic stimulus checks to everyone in the country. Folks were so ticked off about a federal bailout to save the economy that was going to cost $750 billion – now those same people love Obama’s plan to… provide another federal bailout to save the economy that is going to cost an additional $825 billion. Oh, well. Politics will be politics, I suppose.
  • All I have to say about 24 this week is that silent clock had BETTER not have been for Renee Walker. And after the whole controversy over Tony Almeida’s non-silent clock, you can’t tell me they’re haphazardly throwing those things around these days…
  • One of the greatest side effects of this economic recession is that report after report is coming out showing that individuals are beginning to use cash more and credit cards less. That sucks for the short-term viability of our economy, but is easily the best thing for our long-term prosperity and security as a nation and as individuals. Let’s hope that trend continues to be the case even after things start picking up again.

Longer blogs, including a couple of new posts in the “It’s All Greek” series, will be coming sometime soon. I’m was swamped last week with job stuff and swamped this week with school stuff. Have a great rest of your Inauguration Day!

Holy…. Wow.

I told you about the two-hour preview of Season 7 of 24 before… well, now Fox has posted a trailer on their website for that event. And it looks… well, simply amazing.

It’s a huge departure from past seasons of the show, to be sure, and Jack Bauer looks more like Rambo crossed with Chuck Norris than a governmental counter-terrorist agent, but that’s the Jack Bauer we’ve come to love isn’t it? This just looks really, really good.

And what’s up with this line in the official description of the show: “Working as a missionary in Africa, Bauer is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia.” Interesting…

Anyway, here is the preview. Watch it. Get excited. And leave some comment love letting us know what you think.

Holy…. Wow.

I told you about the two-hour preview of Season 7 of 24 before… well, now Fox has posted a trailer on their website for that event. And it looks… well, simply amazing.

It’s a huge departure from past seasons of the show, to be sure, and Jack Bauer looks more like Rambo crossed with Chuck Norris than a governmental counter-terrorist agent, but that’s the Jack Bauer we’ve come to love isn’t it? This just looks really, really good.

And what’s up with this line in the official description of the show: “Working as a missionary in Africa, Bauer is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia.” Interesting…

Anyway, here is the preview. Watch it. Get excited. And leave some comment love letting us know what you think.

Jack Bauer Jokes

Chuck Norris may have finally met his match… Jack Bauer is now taking over a genre of jokes that Chuck used to own. Here are a few of my favorites, for your viewing pleasure!

  • When Jack Bauer becomes president, he will protect the secret service.
  • When bad things happen to good people, it’s fate. When bad things happen to bad people, it’s Jack Bauer.
  • Jack Bauer once forgot where he put his keys. He then spent the next half-hour torturing himself until he gave up their location.
  • Kim Bauer is proof that not even the pill can stop Jack Bauer.
  • On Jack Bauer’s Tax Returns, he has to claim the entire world as his dependents.
  • The state of California plans to reduce violent crime by changing the method of capital punishment from lethal injection to Jack Bauer.
  • One day Jack Bauer was pulled over for speeding. After a short period of time, the policeman left with a warning.
  • Jack Bauer played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.
  • Tony was once shot in the neck, rushed to the hospital, underwent emergency surgery and was back on the job in just a few hours. Jack Bauer still can’t believe that wuss went to the hospital first.
  • The number one cause of death in Middle Eastern men is Jack Bauer.
  • Once, someone tried to tell Jack Bauer a “knock knock” joke. Jack Bauer found out who was there, who they worked for, and where the damn bomb was.
  • Jack Bauer could strangle you with a cordless phone.
  • Jack Bauer was never addicted to heroine, heroine was addicted to Jack Bauer.
  • Killing Jack Bauer doesnt make him dead, it just makes him angry.
  • Jack Bauer is Chuck Norris’s hero.
  • There is no use in crying over spilled milk, unless it was Jack Bauer’s milk. Oh, you are so screwed.
  • Professor Charles Xavier from X-Men once tried to read Jack Bauer’s mind. Now he’s sitting in a wheel chair.
  • If Jack Bauer were a Spartan, the movie would be called 1.
  • If everyone on “24” followed Jack Bauer’s instructions, it would be called “12”.

Jack Bauer Jokes

Chuck Norris may have finally met his match… Jack Bauer is now taking over a genre of jokes that Chuck used to own. Here are a few of my favorites, for your viewing pleasure!

  • When Jack Bauer becomes president, he will protect the secret service.
  • When bad things happen to good people, it’s fate. When bad things happen to bad people, it’s Jack Bauer.
  • Jack Bauer once forgot where he put his keys. He then spent the next half-hour torturing himself until he gave up their location.
  • Kim Bauer is proof that not even the pill can stop Jack Bauer.
  • On Jack Bauer’s Tax Returns, he has to claim the entire world as his dependents.
  • The state of California plans to reduce violent crime by changing the method of capital punishment from lethal injection to Jack Bauer.
  • One day Jack Bauer was pulled over for speeding. After a short period of time, the policeman left with a warning.
  • Jack Bauer played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.
  • Tony was once shot in the neck, rushed to the hospital, underwent emergency surgery and was back on the job in just a few hours. Jack Bauer still can’t believe that wuss went to the hospital first.
  • The number one cause of death in Middle Eastern men is Jack Bauer.
  • Once, someone tried to tell Jack Bauer a “knock knock” joke. Jack Bauer found out who was there, who they worked for, and where the damn bomb was.
  • Jack Bauer could strangle you with a cordless phone.
  • Jack Bauer was never addicted to heroine, heroine was addicted to Jack Bauer.
  • Killing Jack Bauer doesnt make him dead, it just makes him angry.
  • Jack Bauer is Chuck Norris’s hero.
  • There is no use in crying over spilled milk, unless it was Jack Bauer’s milk. Oh, you are so screwed.
  • Professor Charles Xavier from X-Men once tried to read Jack Bauer’s mind. Now he’s sitting in a wheel chair.
  • If Jack Bauer were a Spartan, the movie would be called 1.
  • If everyone on “24” followed Jack Bauer’s instructions, it would be called “12”.

Terrorist Bad Guys, Beware!

Jack Bauer will be back in action during a two-hour Season 7 prequel on November 23.

Season 7 will start in January 2009. If any of you are familiar with the other prequels in this otherwise awesome series, you know that they pretty much sucked. They were way too short and often had more to do with advertising a car than anything related to an actual plot of the upcoming season.

So the prospect of an actual prequel that lasts more than 5 minutes and actually introduces the next season is a matter to celebrate!

And just to whet your whistle a little more about the upcoming season, here are some confirmed facts about the show:

  • The prequel takes place in America and South Africa… Jack has been moving around the world trying to find some sort of personal peace; as a new U.S. President, Allison Taylor, is sworn in, Jack winds up in the middle of a military coup in South Africa.
  • While Jack is in South Africa, he’ll be served with a subpoena to testify before a Congressional panel that is investigating possible illegal activities perpetrated by CTU. CTU will be shut down prior to the first episode of Season 7.
  • The only confirmed returning characters are Jack, Chloe, Morris, Bill, and Tony Almeida. Tony is being portrayed as the antagonist, but I don’t believe it… an additional cast of 22 new characters has been announced, including the new first family and numerous Secret Service and FBI agents.
  • Somehow a plot line of the United States losing control of its power lines, water supplies, and air traffic control will be woven in.

Anyways, I know what I’m going to be doing the night of November 23 now.