Month: September 2007

The Bushy CNN saga continues…

Dan Rather sues CBS for $70 million
Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit Wednesday against CBS, alleging the network made him a “scapegoat” for a discredited story about President Bush’s National Guard service.

Firstly, I have always enjoyed shows such as 60 minutes and 20-20 (partly blaming the GP tutor who made us stay updated with world news). I did not know about the saga until the public apology was made. At that time, it was rather disappointing. Yet, the suspicion never died. For everything that the corporate senior management has decided on, they will always drag a mattress behind them for safe landing.

Now I need to check for the interview rerun schedule on Larry King Live.

Face of (web)social networking

So I admit. I like Facebook. When Dee first invited me to sign up in June, I did but shrugged it off soon after.

Anyway it is rather exhilarating to see “So&So is now your friend” popping up from the system tray. Hey, I have not met most of them for years. How can I, thus, be blamed for setting the homepage to auto-refresh every minute? So far, I’ve only had dinner with one of them since our reunion on FB. I sure hope this will continue.

Add me, if you know me and I will throw you a pretty fluffy pillow.

Gilmore girls’ are (more than) alright

Darn.

On a scale of 0.88 – 2598, how insane would I be if I buy the entire set of Gilmore Girls DVD?

I cannot get over the fact that the girls are no longer speaking fast. When I saw ‘Lorelai’ in Evan Almighty, I was mildly disappointed as she seemed so normal.

My current fav: Season 6 Episode 13 – Friday Night’s Alright For Fighting
“The Huntzbergers told her she wasn’t good enough, and Mitchum told her she didn’t have it.” “He what?!” “Yes, and now she’s dropped out of Yale, but the three of us can knock some sense into her.” “Of course we’ll help you. This is not happening.” “I’ll call Charlie Davenport tomorrow.” “Thank you, guys, so much. Just thank you.” End scene! — Lorelai

Stand up, Mr Seinfeld

Notice that if Seinfeld (the tv show, not the person) has been created and aired in the last 8-9 years, the show would have been not so funny? And it would possibly be a gigantic twilight flop.

For example, in season 3 episode 40, Jerry gave his spare keys to Elaine, then when he needs them, he goes with George to Elaine’s (who has her keys) to search for his spare set. All because he failed to reach her apartment/landline from a public phone.

So with mobile phones, this episode will pretty much end with Jerry contacting Elaine on her mobile phone. That’s one boring plot.

Hurrah for Data-savers.net!!

Kudos, million and more to the engineers at http://www.data-savers.net!

It’s was a mind-blowing experience. Imagine drinking a slurpee at the speed of saying Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Yes it was brain freeze! I’m now able to revive the zine that I was working on and of course recycle all the web layouts that I’ve used before. Glorious! The best part, I have the photos of the mindless trips that I went on over the year in dreary England.

Money well spent.

He lost it

Everyone is talking about it. He brought a military-issued armed rifle into the civilian realm. Fear of a replica of the Virginia shooting. Alas, in Singapore, it happened in Orchard Road.

Alot of speculation and of course it is related to a (failed) relationship.

As aptly put by the Bard –
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs,
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes,
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

– Romeo, Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Scene 1

It makes you wonder. If cupid is blind, does it make us even more so?