This morning was one of battling musical earworms -- in the first shot, Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" was lobbed at me. I fired back, quite possibly with a little bit of overkill, with the ultimate earworm: Mahna Mahna Muppet-style. (Really, if you ever need to win an earworm battle, or just torment someone for a day, just murmur a little "Do doo de-do-do de-do-do … [Read more...] about David Duchovny, WHY Won't You Love Me?
In the wake of an act of domestic terrorism, the crew of the Earth starship Enterprise launches an investigation and discovers that the xenophobic terrorists may have received aid from alien agents on Earth. Who were the aliens and what were they after? So begins the two-part premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise's fifth season, "Damage Control." But wait, wasn't Enterprise … [Read more...] about Enterprise Goes Virtual
When I was in high school and early in college, I had a bad habit of dating boys back to back. I'd already have another one in the wings by the time I got around to breaking up with whatever poor soul I was stringing along, and it just rolled on like that for years. I'm not saying that I was proud of my philandering ways, but that's the way it was. I was a serial dater. These … [Read more...] about The Siren Song of Fandom
In the interest of full disclosure, I'm a lifelong Democrat, and I'm voting for John Kerry. That said, I briefly considered voting for Bush while at the Joss Whedon Fundraiser for Kerry, High Stakes 2004. It's not that I don't have a lot of love for Joss Whedon or John Kerry, it's just that I'm infuriatingly contrary. If I'm in a room full of people who all agree that something … [Read more...] about High Stakes Hootenanny
A week and a half away from the election I, at long last, managed to get myself to a political fundraiser. This wasn’t your typical pay-for-your-high-priced-ticket-to-schmooze-with-the-local-bigwigs-over-Chardonnay-and-stuffed-mushrooms affair. Nope, this was a national event, featuring a menu of pizza and frosting in a can, where I never saw most of the participants and all … [Read more...] about Fan Event Stake Out