November 9th, 2001

lung

The Tick

I watched The Tick tonight. I don't usually watch tv, but I went out to talk to my dad and it was on Fox - the Family Guy, which I like, so I watched that first, and then stayed for the Tick.

It was funny, but missing that edge - the jokes made it halfway there but lost momentum before they delivered. Rather like most shows, actually.

It reminded me a bit of Mystery Men - almost really funny, but instead just sort of amusing. There were a few parts that made me laugh or chuckle or whatnot, but too few.

The show starts with the Tick (played by the guy from Seinfeld, the one who played.... Puddy or whatever the hell his nickname was) at a Bus station, being an idiot, and then going to The City (hehe) since he's done at the station. He runs into Arthur, who's just been fired from his job as an accountant, and together they save Jimmy Carter from a Russian killer robot from 1979.

It was amusing, but had so much potential to be so much better. They did get a nice attitude to the show, though, if they could just deliver the jokes a little better, get a little more snap in it, sharpen up some of the little barbs... it could be a really excellent show.

But either way I don't think most people are going to appreciate the sense of humor - I give it 6 weeks.
lung

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lung

Good article.

http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?ItemID=12276

Thanks to asrai_d for the linkage.

Of course, this part gets me:

Seven and a half million people at risk of dying in a matter of months. That's three times the number of people Pol Pot took years to kill. Thirty-five times the number that died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, combined. If 5,000 died on September 11, we're talking the equivalent number of deaths to ten World Trade Centers, every day, for 150 days.

Yeah. That's also less than ONE QUARTER of the estimates of the number of Chinese killed by the Japanese in WWII - not soldiers, mind you, but civilians. So yes, I am completely and utterly opposed to letting those nearly 8 million die in Afghanistan, but FUCK YOU, you stupid western world, that not a single fucking western person remembers any of the people that were raped or tortured or killed in asia by the Japanese, worse than the Nazis could've dreamed of being. That's right, we're just fucking chinks, who gives a shit if they kill 35,000,000 of us.

And screw the goddamn politicians who are ready to sacrifice every innocent civilian in Afghanistan for the sake of getting their fucking revenge on bin Laden, and screw all the warmongers that think that we're a bunch of pinko commie bastards for being intelligent enough to see that this fucking farce of a war is wrong.

Fuck you all.
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