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Steve K
Tue, Feb. 28th, 2006 11:20 pm
Love Monkey

I was way too excited about the season debut of The Apprentice last night.  I just love that show for some reason, Trump cracks me up.  However, I was very sad to hear that CBS cancelled Love Monkey a couple weeks ago -- the show starred Tom Cavanaugh and was about the music industry, it was really good.  I think my favorite line from this year was a throwaway line from Commander in Chief:
 Dickey: Vincent Carter, nice job on that whole gay/HIV thing.  The president's empathy rating when up four points after you came out about that.
 Vince: Umm... OK, then.  Uh, thanks. *nervously sidles off*
*LOL* That absolutely cracked me up because people in Washington DC actually talk like that!  Crazy.  Vince's reaction was great, too.

I have actually been very excited about American Idol this season.  I hated the year with Fantasia winning, especially because all of the males were even more of a joke than the first season (and that's saying something).  Last year was OK, but I got kind of bored with it after a while.  So far, I like most of the singers this season, they actually picked good contestants for both the guys and girls.  I am predicting Ace and Katharine for the finals at this point.  Man, I totally ♡ Katharine McPhee -- she makes me feel kinda funny, like when we used to climb the rope in gym class.  Hee, hee.

The Olympics were good, but I was one of those Americans who tended not to watch and just catch the replays and updates later on.  It was fun, but I welcome the return of regular TV on NBC.  I am interested in seeing Late Night with Conan O'Brien tonight -- his show was off the air during the Olympics and he went to Finland while on hiatus!  He's had this running gag that he looks just like their president, Tarja Halonen, and he actually met with her on Valentine's Day.  Hopefully, he had a good time! :)

I recently finished the Left Behind series, I had wanted to see what all the fuss was about.  It was OK overall, it's certainly not what I believe.  I want to read I Want to Be Left Behind soon, I think my dad has a copy of it -- it's a rebuttal of what's in the popular series.  I thought the concept of multiple judgments was rather absurd, more than anything else.  There were a couple digs at the Catholic church and its traditions in Desecration, but at least the authors later mentioned some priests and their parishoners as true believers.  I know a lot of Roman Catholics were already pissed that the pope was portrayed as a mouthpiece for the Anitchrist early in the series, I'm sure they would not have been amused if there was an implication that no Catholics would go to heaven!  Anyway, I'm glad I read them and can know what people are talking about, but I wouldn't particularly recommend them and certainly not for the Biblical scholarship.  As I said in a previous posting, Shakespeare it is not!

I decided to continue with the theme of books making a lot of fuss, so I finally borrowed Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince from the library today.  I got a couple STAR WARS books as well, but also currently have The Da Vinci Code on hold as well.  Speaking of borrowing books, I got a bill from IUPUI a couple weeks ago saying I owed them $87.50 and just about had a heart attack!  I realized I never found the book, Calvin's Institutes, that I had checked out and I completely forgot about once I moved back up to Ft Wayne.  I called and they told me to send a replacement, that would resolve the issue as far as they were concerned.  Considering it cost about $20 on Amazon.com and I could ship it directly to them, that seemed like the way to go!  As long as I was ordering stuff, I also got a CD of Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" and a graphic novel by Joss Whedon called (in a strange coincidence), Serenity: Those Left Behind.  So, those should keep me busy for a while.  Goshdarnit, I'm a librarian -- I should be reading more and watching less TV!

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Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)

Agreed on the apprentice! That show rocks my face off! And I think it's hilarious that one of the guys is named Terak....like from Ewoks.

I didn't think the girls did that well last night on American Idol...so hopefully the guys will do well. Taylor Hicks cracks me up...definitely the favorite

Steve K
Sat, Mar. 4th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)

Man, neither the guys nor the gals were the greatest this week. I was pissed that "Sway" was sent home instead of Kevin, I liked his voice but I knew Simon had called it correctly. I like Taylor, but I don't see him as the next American Idol. Seeing Carrie Underwood perform on Thurs night was a reminder that Kellie P. is a very nice gal and a decent singer, but she's not up to par with Underwood and I don't think America wants another blonde-haired female country singer this year. We shall see, though. *worried look*

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Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
left behind

yeah someone gave me left behind books as a conversion attempt.

i was like...
you seriously think that this will make me want to join your flock?


why don't you try...I don't know...the BIBLE?!?!?!!! you know I already believe most of it anyway!


Steve K
Sat, Mar. 4th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: left behind

why don't you try...I don't know...the BIBLE?!?!?!!!
"Oy" is right! Those books are the last resources I would use to try to turn people onto Jesus and his messages. That reminds me of a book my brother recently gave me called The Vision and the Vow. This guy wrote a stream of consciousness about God on a prayer wall that was copied down and distributed online, it apparently became pretty famous in some Christian circles. Anyway, he ended up writing a guide to "the vision" because he was in an audience some time later and a girl was quoting it. She was solemnly saying, "Like it says in The Vision..." and not at all realizing that she was actually quoting St. Paul -- the author wrote in the preface how he wanted to get up and scream that he had just plagarized the New Testament! So, he wrote this stuff later as a guide, which is good. Still, it's sad to hear how apparently quite a few ardent Christians have not really brushed up on the official source too much!

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Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)

Interesting. Katharine doesn't impress me that much. She wouldn't be at the bottom of my pile, either, though. I'm reserving judgement on the men, but I like Paris and Kellie. I think Mandisa has a great voice, too. Intriguing how opinions differ.

Steve K
Sat, Mar. 4th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
American Idol

I said in another reply that seeing Carrie Underwood perform on Thurs night was a reminder that Kellie P. is a very nice gal and a decent singer, but she's not up to par with Underwood and I don't think America wants another blonde-haired female country singer this year. At least, I hope not! I just like Katharine's voice and I think she's cute, I like her little Shy Shuffle and some of her mannerisms. She has a sense of humor that I'm drawn to, kissing all the judges and offering to kiss Ryan cracked me up! Paris and Lisa Taylor are also favorites, and I have to admit I'm impressed with Ayla. I knew she would do well, but she's the only one who seems to be making big strides each week. Of course, the judges speculated that she is probably working harder than anyone else and it may not be so much natural talent as some others, but that makes me admire her even more. She's not just coasting, I thought she might when they were talking about how everything has seemed easy for her. So, she also currently has my vote! :)

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Wed, Mar. 1st, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)

Yay! Serenity! I liked the graphic novel. I can't remember if you mentioned it yet or not, but have you seen the movie?

Steve K
Sat, Mar. 4th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)

I have indeed! I want to get the DVD soon, I just need to start making some more money first. *groans* At least I have the Firefly DVDs, those are awesome!

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