The Wire

I am catching up, very slowly, on the show via my DVDs. Rude observation time: Sonja Sohn is the weakest member of the cast. She’s quite beautiful and her character is well-drawn, but she just has that same delivery for every line – that sassy head shake and lurch forward. Maybe she improves after season one?

Omar Little, however… is an American hero.

Go Team Venture!

I’ve got an interview with Venture Brothers co-creator Jackson Publick up at Reason. I’d wanted to talk to him for a long time, and it was a bit tough to restrain my fanboy instincts. Seriously, if you haven’t seen the show, rent or buy one of the two seasons out on DVD.

Successful weekend

In one day I watched the Aqua Teen movie and met Bob Mould.

Fun fact about the ATHF film, by the way: It only cost $750k to make. It made back its budget at around, oh, 11 p.m. Mountain Time on Friday. Also, my screening came with a trailer for Paprika, an anime that looks… well, like Akira, and one of the blurbs in the trailer is about how Japanese animators are the shit while American animators “are playing in the sandbox.” That got a laugh out of my cinema.

Mmmm… Fred

Margaret Carlson on Fred Thompson:

He does look like the dad. He has everything that Pat says. He’s handsome, he’s charming, he sounds like a president, he looks like a president.

He’s… handsome? What? I’m pretty darn gay, myself – I can imagine snogging Hugh Jackman or Anderson Cooper or that one guy from Fall Out Boy. But Thompson? Fred Thompson? Really? He looks like a novelty candle melted under a nuclear bomb blast.

This is all proof that our society is hopelessly patriachal and we need to elect a Unity08 ticket of Hillary Clinton and Rosie O’Donnell, or something.