Saturday, October 14, 2006

Top Ten Things Learned from Tears For Fears

10. Schrodinger's cat is dead to the world.

9. Everybody wants to rule the world.

8. You can change.

7. It's world gone crazy keeps a woman in chains.

6. One and one and one make two

5. Everybody loves a happy ending.

4. Love is God's mistake.

3. It is too late for anyone to believe.

2. Nothing ever changes, unless there's some pain

1. Life is not a cake to separate.

Of course, this labels me as a Tears for Fears geek. Anyone who (like me) can name where each of these comes from without doing a net search should be very afraid.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I think I'll start posting again....

Especially since the new season of Battlestar Galactica started tonight.

A great two hour opener. I could see some complaining (or celebrating) that this is critical of the war in Iraq (especially since series creator Moore has quite clearly expressed his disdain for all things Bush), but I don't see it.

Well, strike that. Baltar's line "no one has been tortured" seemed forced and probably was Moore letting his political bias slip a bit too much. But the rest doesn't really work, since the nature of the "occupation" and "resistance" in both the real world and the Galactica universe are of completely different types.

The use of suicide bombers by the humans was a bit odd, but that seems to stem from the common liberal misconception (and the show's creators are liberal, even though they are, I think, very well balanced in their approach to the show) that people blow themselves up in that way because they are depressed.

But whatever. The show has earned my trust, and it's compelling viewing no matter what.