With thx to my Twitter friends–I can’t remember who shared this, and that is fail–Yes We Can (hold babies). Which is what it says on the tin, Barack Obama (and occasionally Joe Biden and Michelle Obama) holding babies and/or posing with children. I am told this is a primarily American custom, is that true? I have also seen complaints from conservatives about people getting their kids to say ‘yay Obama’ and things. Eh. As an eight year-old Bene, I was a chipper Clinton/Gore supporter, unlike my parents…but still.
As I’ve been sitting here, I’ve been inundated with at least four different TV ads during the evening news for both sides of the campaign. Most of them are infuriating. If I see more tonight, I will cry.
Speaking of, tonight being a big TV night here in the US, a sampling…
ER: Angela Bassett playing a tough doctor with a troubled past who volunteered in Indonesia after the ’04 tsunami? Gasp, how many cliches can we insert into ONE CHARACTER?
Life on Mars and Eleventh Hour: Because apparently the whole ‘no, transplanting UK TV to an American setting doesn’t work’ thing hasn’t set in yet. Despite USA Today’s three stars for US LoM, I’m snorting. New York is nothing like Manchester and Random Dude is not John Made Of Awesome Simm. We all know how well Viva Laughlin worked out.
Also, what’s with all these not-really-SF shows? What are they so scared of, considering how well BSG and Heroes have done?
CSI: Alas, poor Warrick. We knew him well, my friends. But since someone goes to town and someone leaves town (and by someone I mean ‘ho shit we need a minority character stat!’), we’re getting Laurence Fishburne mid-season? Also, Sara is back for the time being. I’ll see how broken she seems before I pass more judgement.
Kath and Kim: Because we can’t fucking make new TV here in the US. Aussie readers, care to fill me in on the original?
SNL Special on NBC: Probably the only thing that’s in the u r doin it rite category. Bless Tina Fey. And Queen Latifah was fan.tastic. as Gwen Ifill.
Also, in the interest of content, it’s Question Time here at attitude problem. Audience participation! Ask me a question and as long as it’s not something to give away my sekrit identity, I’ll be answering.
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