November 30th, 2011

Ringer

Man, this is getting good.

It reminds me of that season where Melrose Place started to get good combined with the second season of Alias.

I still don't give a shit about the stepdaughter plot, but fuck it, I can put up with it for all the other insane shit this show keeps throwing at us.

I love how Evil SMG just keeps getting more and more Satanic with each episode. By episode 22 I fully expect her to have cloven hooves. I'd feel sorry for the men in her life - except that they are getting to bang Buffy, so maybe it's an even trade.

Most of all I love that the show knows it's cheesy and just fucking runs with it.When trash knows it's trash it can become stupendously awesome.

Weird Tech Thing

The way my home Internet works is that you have a box and it transmits your network and once you connect to it the first time it automatically signs you in. But what the box also does is transmit a second general network that other subscribers to the service can use by entering their code and password.

They do this so if you are traveling or outside your home and want to get online you can do so as long as someone within a reasonable radius of you is also a Free.fr subscriber.

Now, here's the weird thing, my own network disappeared from the list of available networks yesterday. Like, completely gone, no listing for DEPW at all.

But, my box is still transmitting the secondary network which is what I'm able to log in on and post here from. I know it's not a neighbor's secondary network, because when I unplug my box this network goes away.

It doesn't really have any impact on me other than that I have to log in with my password in the morning but it does seem weird.

Anyone have any idea what would cause this to happen?

It's A Wonderful Life Sucks

Today andrewducker has a poll about what the best Christmas movie ever is. Predictably some people are picking "It's A Wonderful Life."

This always irks me. I fucking hate that movie. It's a total piece of shit and yet everyone seems to like it just because it has Jimmy Stewart and a happy ending.

But, you know what, fuck that movie and fuck its bullshit ending.

You know what, if you are stupid enough to give all of the money people have deposited in your bank to your drunk, senile uncle, maybe you shouldn't be running a fucking bank in the first place. Maybe your bank should go under. Maybe you are a fucking loser who doesn't deserve to have fucking angels help you out. Maybe you shouldn't have the entire town and your friends show up to hand you money to make up for the money you lost because you gave it to your drunk uncle.

And then there is Potter - who everyone hates. Why do they hate him? Because instead of running his company as some sort of weirdo socialist town welfare firm, he tries to actually ensure his company makes as much money as possible.

So, yeah, the theme of "It's A Wonderful Life" is that being a competent businessman makes you an evil shitbag, but being completely and totally incompetent at your job makes you a saint.

It would be like if they filmed "Amadeus" and portrayed Mozart as a piece of shit because he was talented and portrayed Salieri as a perfect angel because he was mediocre.

Face it people, "It's A Wonderful Life" sucks.