05/24/10 05:59 - ID#51724
Good Bye and Thank you 24
24 does have a lot of critics, including people who watch the show. Yes there is a formula they often follow of a mole, and twists and Jack winds up all ways being correct in the end and things like that. But any show has a forumla or a way that it works. I admit I miss the message boards they where a lot of fun aka Forums. Most people where there cause they loved the show. Plus it was fun to guess what would happen, and people would talk about how something didn't make sense, and then others would counter that. But even for those who bashed it some there they where still watching it because they liked it. Yes there where some who did stop watching it but that was the minortiy.
Why I liked it:
1. The Real time thing: Yes there are some little things in it like no travel time, and how do you go for 24 hours with out a bathroom. But it is real TV time, where travel takes how long you say it does and things like that. The time was a bit off becuase of adds. But one thing I really liked about the breaks is when they come back and you get those little pieces of what was going on............
2. Action: There is no way in a blog that I could cover all the action of one season let alone the entire series. The Action scenes are shot great and it isn't just lets blow things up, but that is part of it. It isn't lets just tourture this guy. I don't have a % but many of the scenes also of dialouge. The ones that doen't have talking int hem still move the story along. There have been shot outs and explosions and escapes and all kinds of amazing action scenes.
3. The Story: Lets face it action is great but with out the story it is kinda pointless. With 24 though I think that with a couple exceptions (The Famous Kim cougar story got bashed a lot) the story could hold it own as a series by itself. There are plots and then these people are really supported by these people. Then the people get caught but that is only part one of the plan. My point is that there are twists and turns and the stories are fun.
4. Acting: I can admit that before 24 I wasn't a Sutherland fan. But he does a great Job in 24. I wish I had a huge HD TV so I could see all the facial stuff he does, he really does a lot of it. He goes through all the different emotions pretty well. Yes Jack has cried a couple times and it has always been very convicing even if some don't think it really fit, story wise. He isn't the only one who has done a great Job. There are way to many people to list. Plus that is more of a I like this person and not that person kind of thing also...
The Thing is though that a show can have qualtiy writers and actors and story and all those things that make it a good show, and you still may not like it. A good example of this for me is ER and Dexter. I used to watch ER all the time, I really liked it. The problem was the operation scenes I just couldn't watch so I gave up after some years of watching. The Same thing happened with Dexter. I loved it what a great idea. He is a detective who goes around killing Serial Killers, what a great idea. I loved how he would go into flashbacks about how he learned to kill. One day during season one the gore was just to much so I had to stop watching. That is why I call Dexter the best show on TV I don't watch. I think that 24 is the best show on TV I do watch and one could argue that it is, the best show on TV currently. But after tonight that will be no more.
There is good TV and Great TV. I think the difference is that Good TV you like to watch great TV you watch and can't wait a week to see the next show. It could also be maybe just that each show is connected , that is one of the things that I really like about Heros. That may take over my best spot for shows on TV. Yes I also really like True Blood, but on Cable they can get away with a lot more so I don't know as compairing them is fair.
To Sum up:
Thank you to all the writers and actors!
Thank you Fox for not cutting them down after season 1
Thank you to whom ever came up with the Idea
Thank you to anyone who isn't covered by the 3 above
It is to bad 24 couldn't last more days (seasons) then 8, but it has been an amazing 8 years. If this was another network or another show at the end everyone who worked on the show would come out and bow but it isn't a comedy filmed in front of a crowd. 24 you will be missed Monday won't be the same with out you.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/20/10 06:43 - 68ºF - ID#51691
Miss the Old days
So Yes I'm now officaly old since I think wrestling was better in the old days, yes that makes me old. But that isn't really what I think but there are some things I miss about the old days of wrestling.
When I was growing up you had 3 Major Promoitons AWA, NWA and WWE. You could see all of them on TV if you had Cable. The fact that you had 3 of them was pretty important for a multiple reasons. I guess the biggest is that the product was different. I don't know enough about it to say how exactly but it was different. You would see guys move from AWA on then on up to the big leagues or what ever.
After what ever happened to the AWA things started to change. I'm still not sure when NWA world Championship Wrestling turned into WCW. Yes there where some goofy things in WCW, but I won't get into that. But they also came up with lots of cool crazzy matches that I neve saw. Things like cages on cages and all sorts of stuff. But WCW used to have that if you throw someone over the top rope you are disqualifeid and that changed. But there is a point in time when that was wrestling aimed at the family. I found it funny that the Promotion of the South had the 1st Black Heavy Weight Champion and not WWF.
My Favorite Promotoin was ECW. I loved ECW. I will admit I didn't see it at the very beging but watched it on cable. One Cool thing was the production value was kinda bad, yes that made it cooler. The ECW style was great. It was run by the wrestlers not suits who gave them a story line that didn't fit them. Some people think that ECW was all blood and gore, but far from it. Yes I have seen some bad matches and chanted with Fans You fucked Up You Fucked up. I wish I had, had the means to go to Philly or NYC and be there when people handed objects to the wreslters when they fought in the crowd, that was amazing it truely was. But ECW was also about great wrestlers wrestling. When you saw two or more wrestlers enter for a match you knew what kind of match it was going to be and that was great. Yes I sadly miss ECW and going to the events at ECC.
I can't say that ECW didn't take Ideas from other promotions, cause I'm guessing they did. But WCW and WWF took a lot of what they saw in ECW (TABLES ANYONE, how about when New Jack jumped off a balcony and you see his feet hit the floor before his body hits the table, yeah he fucked up and then goes through the table yes he fucked up his muscles also) and to their viewers many who never saw ECW thought this was WCW's and WWF's Ideas. I remember when WCW wanted to use the tables and the way they made them legal was said they where an extenstion of the Ring, that was two funny.
Well that lead to the Monday Night wars and Yes at the time I think it was great for wrestling. But it also changed things. WWE had tha attitude area and Kids sure couldn't watch WWE anymore. At one time It was like ECW on Friday nights, Smackdown on Tuesday Monday Night Raw and Nirto on mondays and then WCW had Thunder that was on like thursdays. It is hard to remember. Some of my wrestling fans friends make a comment please and help me out here. It was tough for me being a wrestling fan cause Nitro you couldn't tape cause sometimes it would go over by 5 minutes and sometimes 35 minutes it was a a crazzy time. I can remember I would watch one show and tape the other show but then I would have to watch the one I taped before the next episode of it aired, man it was crazy back then.
The Point that I getting to is that I think those wars in the long run really hurt Wrestling. Yes you had Loyal WCW people who hated WWE and vice versa. But what I think it did was that wrestling changed and the two brands got more like each other and that cut down on varitey. In the end it lead to WCW being bought out by WWF. I don't think I will ever forget that night. I was watching Raw and I forget the exact story line something with shane McMahon and they show him on WCW and that was the night that made wrestling much tougher on wrestlers. WWE owned WCW and ECW by then I think in the end they wound up owning the rights to ECW so you might as well say they owned them. So there was only one big Company on TV.
If you didn't like WWF Well that was to bad. Yeah you could see your WCW guys for sometime but it wasn't the same. But what also happened some where along the way was that story line became such a big part of wreslting that it was a soap opera. Yes I do like the story line part of it, it is what brings you back to watch more of it. But this was not the wrestling of old. Yes many things where the same like if you get DQ'd you don't lose the tittle and yes there where a lot of new kinds of matchs. But there was no Variety at all.
I'm a wrestling fan so I'll watch what is on and enjoy the parts that are good, and sigh at the bad shit. Not sure how many years ago I saw my first TNA PPV. I liked it and thought some of it was goofy. I would watch TNA every so often. But it is tough to get into when you don't know the wreslters. I've gotten back into it now Since they Went Live On some Mondays and You got the Old WCW crew Hall, Nash, HOGAN, Flair , Biscoff not all wrestling of course. It is different then WWE and that is why I like it. They had all kinds of things like a 6 sided ring and a six sided cage. They have some pretty good wreslters. My Favorite Wrestler joined RVD. I have all ways loved the wrestling and like how he speaks on the mic where ever I've seen him wrestle.
I know that there is a lot more wrestling then TNA and WWE. There is an entire independent scene that I know nothing about. I think there might even be a lengends league (used to be) where you go to see the old guys wrestle and then they have people wrestle who are young and who you may never even heard of. The Point I'm trying to get to is when will a 3rd Promotion make the National TV scene? I think there needs to be one more. Yes WWE has cut back a lot of the graphic stuff and there are wrestlers like Mysterio and Cena who a lot of kids like. But it would be nice if there was another choice out there. Not only for the fans but for the wrestlers as well. Yes Cutting a good interview (Hot Rod) is important but that shouldn't be what gets you a main event. I just wish there was another wrestling choice so that people would have more of a choice of what to watch.
I know there is stuff that I'm missing and I didn't proff read this so I have no idea if this makes any sense. But if you want to leave comments go ahead..............
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/19/10 08:28 - 60ºF - ID#51683
argh What the fuck is wrong with me
What the fuck is wrong with me seriously.
Often Times I just feel like I want to be left alone, I don't want to deal with anyone (This Isn't true of you (e:peeps)). Now I know some of it is just being tired. Plus I have a lot of shit to deal with People wise at work, oh god I don't even want to get into that. I do like people at work, but argh some times the bullshit and lazyness and I can't really explain it. But there is a lot of shit that drives me crazy. LIke today this one person had to leave early and this other person is all nosing into what happened to this person, and the nosy person doesn't even like the other person, arghh..............
I was a single child for a lot of my life so I get the flying solo thing. But still the wanting to just be left alone there is something really wrong with that.
I'm 37 why does my mother, and sis (Neice doesn't really count) want me on a family vacation on a beach. Yeah it will be fun maybe if it happens. But you know what would be more fun, not dealing with them and being alone away from their what ever.
I don't know maybe I just need to find an opeium bar and play Mahjong by my self, argh I don't fucking know. Maybe I just need some Linkin Park or something.
I don't know how to express things in words, so hopefully some comedy will help. I know somethings have to change (less photos for one, not to stop but to cut down on the numbers) but what else not sure, but something needs to.................
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/17/10 05:48 - 68ºF - ID#51671
Robin Hood and more
On Cable I tried to watch The Grilfriend Experance . It stars Sasha Grey, yes the porn star. I can't rate it cause I was to tired to stay awake for it all. It took the form of a narative or kinda a documentary with out being one.
On Pay Per View I ordered Daybreakers. It is a Vampire Movie where Humans are the blood source and they are running out. I thought it was good but thought it would be more something some how, but still enjoyed it.
When I first saw the Hangover I thought it was funny. But I didn't get why everyone thought it was so funny. This changed when I watched it on HBO. Yes the 2nd time I thought it was much funnier.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/14/10 06:18 - 58ºF - ID#51570
Wish #5 Loved rides and flight
Part of it is I'm down to earth and like to keep my feet on the floor. But also there is that trust thing. Like does some kid who is doing this for a little spending money during the summer really going to notice if something is wrong with the ride, but that isn't what I'm supposed to be writing about.
I wish I could enjoy the spinning rides. Some of them look so fun. I thin so I get tossed pretty good. My stomach just can't take it. That is the same problem or at least pretty close with flume rides and roller coasters. Do they look fun, yeah of course but for other people. Some of the old ones look so shaky. I wish that I could go on the ones where you hang on by you arms and you go backwards and upside down and your feet dangle over water and all the different kinds they make, but it just isn't me.
Those same kind of feelings go onto other things as well. Is it parasailing where they pull you behind a boat? Looks fun but no way am I doing that. Bungee Jumping in all sorts looks so much fun. But I can't even handle going off the High Diving board, man that huge one at shirkston looked like a blast when I was little, but no fucking way you gotta be insane. I know it can be very dangerous but cliff jumping looks fun to, but not for me. flying through the air looks like so much fun and I wish I could do it but I just can't. Oh yeah how about the Luchadore style in wrestling that looks fun to climb up on something and do a flip and land on someone. But once i go upside down I can't find where my feet are so that is out, wish I could do skiing freestyle but I can't.
Well I guess that is all I can say about that.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/09/10 02:56 - 40ºF - ID#51530
It is great for when I'm out of food. It is also great when I buy certain things I like there like frozen pies and such. Well not to mention that they are close. But often times they lack selection. What I mean is that they have a brand of food but don't have all the different verities with in that food.
Yes I admit I like them. I go there when stuff I like is on sale. I also like the lay out of the store. I also like the layout of the ads. It also helps that they sell my bus passes. I used to pay bills there. Plus they sell tickets there.
I do admit that their layout is kinda goofy. What is all that stuff in the middle of the store. But what I like is that to get to the frozen section you don't have to go down isles you just go to that end of the store. I love the beer wall they have in the back that is so nice and I don't like beer. They are over all so much nicer then tops and that is nothing bad about tops.
They also have stuff tops doesn't.
Thought you might enjoy some pictures. It isn't like I did an entire study or anything just my take on the places quickly.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/08/10 04:56 - 43ºF - ID#51525
Iron Man 2
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/06/10 06:29 - 58ºF - ID#51516
Buffalo Sat #3
I think there has to be something those towers can be used for, yeah I know that aren't as cool looking as like towers in europe but they are pretty nice and it should be used I think.
In Terms of Pano's the pictures below I'm not sure if they really show the point I want to make. (e:MrMike) wrote about how he wants to or is going to add a patio. Now adding one I think is silly. If you look at the grass it doesn't look like there would be much room really. But the other thing is you see those panels they slide open so you have a covered patio when it is nice. Not to mention that would have to be open anyways how would the wait staff get to the patio other wise. Also I have never been to the thirsty Buffalo but their side area looks like a lot of fun.
That day was odd I had a visual or flashback kinda of when that shoefly tent took out (e:Vincent) man that was crazy.
Well that Saturday was interesting we shall see what happens this Sat. I would really like to see Snapcase that show really snuck up on me we shall see then Sunday is Mothers day of course.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/05/10 07:55 - 75ºF - ID#51511
Interesting Sat Part 2
So in my previous post I mentioned that I had a Cross Country flashback. Where you see the split in the road is the way we came down the hill. You had the option to run up it and down or run around it. No idea how each person made their choice really. I know I don't remember.
I thought that sign was funny since there is no ice they just leave it attached all year I guess. The Picture of the Albright Knox is interesting in that there is an ambulance up there. So I squatted down and the angle I took it at you can't see it, hence the picture above.
One thing about the rose garden as you can tell taking Flower Pictures is fun. As anyone who is reading this can tell there are people on here who could do a much better job of making the flowers look nice in picture format. One thing I can never really tell or figure out is if it is better to show a bunch of flowers or a close up. Also different flowers are in different states of bloom. Yes I was thinking about that as I was taking the pictures.
Well this is where I have to leave off with my look on Buffalo for a bit. I just have to say that not sure what was up on that Saturday but my mind was someplace else or somewhere I'm not used to being. I haven't been to that Museum since I was a little kid. I only was outside here. But it felt weird. It was like where is Music IS art? It felt odd without stages and places to eat and a DJ area it really was odd and no one around, it was surreal it really was. One thought Did cross my mind, and that was how amazing it would be to Have an MIA VIP pass. That way I could be up on that fenced in area and look at the stages and it would be easy to go from one stage to the other. I think if I could pay for one I would. Hey maybe on facebook I should send MIA and Robby a message about that, or maybe not we shall see. Hope the holiday was well to anyone reading this. Oh yeah that part where it says stuff was often used as a place to stand at MIA.
Location: Buffalo, NY
05/04/10 07:55 - 60ºF - ID#51503
So Saturday was interesting part 1
Down around the Museums I had some odd flashbacks. There is this part of the hill that in HS when you ran cross country you had the option to go over or around. Then later I had a visual of us leaving a meet and walking down this little pathway. That was odd.
Well here is the beginning of the pictures.
Well Time wis that is about it, hoping for part 2 on wends we shall see.
Location: Buffalo, NY
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