skywaterblue: (john spencer)
Leo McGarry: Do you think that increasing the body count is going to act as a deterrent?

President Josiah Bartlet: You're damn right I do.

Leo McGarry: Well then, you're just as stupid as these people who think that capital punishment will act as a deterrent to drug kingpins. As if drug kingpins didn't live their day to day lives under the possibility of execution, and their executions are a lot less dainty than ours, and tend to take place without the bother and expense of due process. So, my friend, if you want to start using American military strength as the arm of the Lord, you can do that. We're the only superpower left. You can conquer the world, like Charlemagne. But you better be prepared to kill everyone. And you had better start with me because I will raise up an army against you and I will beat you.

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Dec. 5th, 2008 03:51 pm
skywaterblue: (Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
In Defense of Amy Gardner.

I kind of agree with the tone of this blog, except I think I always also disliked the way Amy pursues her politics. We don't share exactly the same feminism. I tend to think her brand of feminism is why most women in America tell pollsters they don't identify as a feminist.

I think she might have been a more interesting character had she ever stuck around in and racked up more non-Josh scenes. I would have liked to have seen a season five with Sorkin at the helm and Parker promoted to the credits so we could have seen him do the alcoholism plotline. (And man, I just know someone's going to call on me to source that information, so: it's in the s3-s4 scriptbook, and in the Sorkin commentary track on one of her s4 episodes. [livejournal.com profile] michellek knows the score.)

None the less, will never get over the guilt I feel for not liking Amy as much because of being a shipper. SO SORRY TO BE THAT PERSON.

The Flashforward Pilot is gonna have Joseph Fiennes?

Fuck yes. I really enjoyed that book, and it's SAD that Pretty/Handsome didn't get picked up for a full series. That pilot is amazing.
skywaterblue: (Las Vegas!)
My brother: Sam Seaborne is like Rose Tyler.
Me: *chokes on pomegranate seed* They're nothing alike!
My brother: They're both boring and useless. That makes them alike.

Apple. Tree.

Also: my driving test is tomorrow. I don't know how to parallel park. (And remain unconvinced this is a skill I need for driving in Las Vegas.)
skywaterblue: (i'm lost)
I have no idea what I'm going to do tomorrow with the LJ outage. We have tickets to go see James Bond again (with my dad and brother this time), but that's only two hours.

Bugger. Maybe I'll catch up on my [livejournal.com profile] nanomango.

My brother is on "Celestial Navigation". He is pleased as punch that Admiral Adama is going to be on the Supreme Court, and ran around making muffled mouth noises for half the afternoon.
skywaterblue: (j/d-- never is a promise)
Obama names Two Net Neutrality fighters to FCC transition team.

I saw Quantum of Solace yesterday with Cooper, and we both really enjoyed the crap out of it. Not sure why exactly people have been claiming the plot is wonky: it's sort of big and expansive, but all made sense to me. (This is apparently the week for that.)

Things I liked In Particular: )

I'm going to see it again on Tuesday, I'll probably have more clever thoughts later. At the very least: this is the first time in my life I'm really into the Bond franchise, so whatever they're doing it is correct and good.

In other news: my brother was talking about his favorite pundits in the car yesterday, so I said, 'hm, sounds like you're now old enough for the West Wing'. After a tiny bit of symbolic kvetching, we puddled under the covers and watched the first three episodes together. Half way through the first scene with Bartlet, my brother turned to me and said: "Oh my god, this really /is/ the best show ever."

Ha ha ha. And when I came home today, he had these observations: one, that having seen the Christmas episode he now understood what I saw in Josh and Donna because they are very cute together. Two: every fourth episode he describes as a 'guilt trip episode' in which a significant portion of the action revolves around someone feeling guilty for something someone else did. I'm not exactly sure how that works out, but it struck me as a very clever thing to say about the show.

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