Colbert Storms Capitol Hill – I’m not sure either side is 100% right, but I do know that allowing a comedy satirist to testify before congress and make a mockery of the issue is going to help as much as the politicians spouting off hyperbolic statements such as "Were it not for immigrant farm workers in this country, there would be no seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables," or “"would prefer the aroma of fresh dirt to that of the sewage of American elitists who disparage them even as they flush." The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle but what would be the point of politics if everyone started compromising for the sake of progress all of a sudden?
Facebook Outage! OMG! – Apparently this was big news yesterday. I wonder how many people attempted to complain about the outage in a status update only to put two and two together and realize that they couldn’t? I continue to be astonished that sites like Facebook and Twitter make news when they crash. People are aware these sites are as relevant as someone’s old AOL Profile, right?
My Generation debuts – Despite the pretentious title I was pretty excited for this debut. The commercials however, brought a rush of nostalgia (the 30 seconds to mars song playing in the background certainly aided this feeling) that the show didn’t quite live up to. It wasn’t a bad premiere, and I’ll certainly follow it a bit longer, but so far the characters and dialogue just don’t feel believable. Two questions stood out, first, is the documentary (mockumentary) crew going to follow them the entire series, because they shot the first episode under the premise that this was just a temporary where are they now follow up? Second, am I really supposed to believe that all of these classmates that had moved out of town/state years ago all randomly came back to their hometown on the one weekend that the film crew happened to be doing the where are they now special?
Some Disturbing News to Think About Before the Weekend – All this will mean is a few less bucks in my pocket for late night pizza and street meat. Seriously though, if we (Americans) didn’t stop drinking when it was outlawed and prices skyrocketed during prohibition, we certainly won’t slow down over $.50 per six packs. It’s going to take a lot more than that to deter our binge drinking, gluttonous ways.