Tuesday, July 20, 2010

24 0213

Ok, so I cut ahead a little bit. Writing was just bogging me down. But we'll have an update here.

First, the biggest surprise.

Bridezilla: WOW. I didn't see that coming at all. It's one of the two things I didn't. but dang, I never took her for that crazy. The following is a transcript of my IM conversation with Aubrey as I watched (we were talking about a 24/Twilight Mashup, since Bella's parents in the movie are both in 24.

4:46 PM Aubrey: yeah! he's not a vampire! but, if he was, I bet he'd just smash the vultori and be done with it.
me: Holy crap
It would have all been over in 1 book
4:47 PM Especially if the only person getting in his way was Bella's lame sauce dad
Dead vampires everywhere
4:48 PM Aubrey: snap. take that meyer. we could make an awesome youtube video for that if we were that type of people.
me: That's true
4:49 PM 24's over now too. We could probably get little Kiefer himself
Aubrey: oh really? what makes you say that?
4:50 PM me: Well, depending on what he thinks about Twilight, he might be down.
4:51 PM Aubrey: that's true. of course, he might be a big fan.
me: Well, if he's got a sense of humor...
4:52 PM Aubrey: hahaha. true. heck, if stephanie meyers is a fan of 24...
we could get her too!
OR she'll write another book where he becomes a vampire.
I didn't see it coming either
Aubrey: Wow. I guess not: All caps, elongated vowels, and multiple punctuation marks: you are impressed!
4:54 PM me: dang i love this show
It got me good just there

Aaaaaaaah. I do indeed love it. Except for Kim.

Jin, aka Agent Baker: Haha! More LOST! That was the one other thing.

Sherry: She's a giant B. Didn't need creepy sound effects to see that coming a mile away.

Palmer: Authorizing torture. Didn't see that coming. But I guess that's the beefing-up that Roger wanted.

Roger: Called it.

Kim: I still hate her. I hope Crazy Mountain Man just kills her instead of trying to repopulate LA. That would do us both a huge favor. Bet you wish you wore a bra now, don't you? (Dumb ho.)

The leader guy at the Mosque who did some PR for Islam: Props to you!

Kate: Way to step up.

Rogue Commando with the Nuke: I called you too. But I thought it would be at the end of episode 12, rather than 13, so you got me there!

Jack: Keep screamin'. Keep shootin'. I love ya bro.

Monday, July 12, 2010

24 0206

Ok, time for some more 24. I think this time I'll only pause to comment during the "previously on 24" time, "commercial breaks," and the 4-square thingys at the end. That way it won't take so long (and it might be easier for readers to follow). Also, time posts are grouped by scene.
I think that the Arab ambassador guys were good. Also, the helicopter going down was fake. The fiance is totally bad. Also, Kim sucks. I'd stay away from Nina, Jack. Vampires man...that's scary crap.

2:30 Nina got a pardon! Good for her! Jack's gonna get himself in twouble again.

3:18 Holy unnecessary "WHOOOOOOOOSH!" when Pres. Palmer got out of car. Sheesh.
4:18 HA! It's her! Pres. Palmer's crazy freaking ex wife! I knew it! And why does she keep making eyes at the secretary lady?
5:35 Whatever man, whatever That lady could have to say. I wouldn't listen to her for 5 seconds. No way on the 5 minutes.

6:20 Man, fiance stinks. just kill him now Tony. It'll save people so much time.
7:10 Suck on that, SUCKAH!!!

7:30 Calling it: the media leak is Roger's fault. They're going to blame it on the weirdo from before. But it's going to be Roger.

9:00 George. You're making a mistake. It's easy to tell.
9:18 This is where Jack covers the camera and tries to kill Nina (They stop him though).
10:50 HA!!! Jack's screaming at someone! He needs a new hobby.
11:40 And now he's killing people. Seriously. Learn some new tricks. (Also, called that too.)
12:30 Yeah, it starts out as a "oh yeah, I was just freaking her out" until he actually DOES try to kill her before too long. And then he says stuff like, "Don't let anyone in the room for 5 minutes." Sigh.

[Commercial Break]
OK, we know a few things here: Jack's going to try and kill Nina in a few hours, Pres. Palmer needs to watch out for Cheryl, and Kim's a moron. More on those later (I'm guessing).
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13:55 Bridezilla's still here. I forgot all about her. Darn.
15:00 I can't tell what I hate more: Bridezilla or her tied-up shirt.

15:30 Remind me to say more about that Doctor and Megan's Dad later.
16:20 She made that crap about cell phones up.
16:30 Daddy's other daughter is a vampire now. She'll bite you if you're bad!

17:19 Woo hoo!! Jack's getting answers!
18:20 Well, one answer, anyway.

19:00 HA! It was Roger. That was easy.
19:30 Also, since when as the military gotten anything done in less than an hour?
20:00 Also, he's bluffing.

20:30 Here it comes. Charlie's stealing his only surviving non-vampire child. Now his worst fear for names of grandchildren will just be things like Julio and Altagracia. None of the Resnesmee crap.
22:00 McGill is such a bad name. Good try though, Kim.
22:40 News flash little girl, rule #1 of survival in this show is "Only trust a Bauer when you're far away from them."

[Commercial Break]
Uuuugh, would it have killed them to dye Kim's eyebrows as well? I hate that in tv shows/movies. Also, it came to my attention that Megan's Dad is Charlie on the Twilight movies, meaning that both of Bella's parents are in here. And they're both crazy people. Plus that guy from LOST. This is getting out of hand. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure when we watched Roger tell that military guy something from behind the glass, he didn't tell him what Pres. Palmer wanted him too. It was probably something like "Just make it look like you're not evacuating anymore, but keep doing weird crap so I can further embarrass the Pres." You'll see.
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24:30 No he won't hurt you. He'll sic the vampires on you! Blood everywhere!!
25:50 I wonder if McGill here had any idea that his girlfriend was nuts before this episode. Also, how is any of this relevant to the main plot?

27:00 She's so mousy.
28:00 Yeah dude, don't tell her anything.
28:40 Bad move.
29:15 Guess who saw that coming? ME!!! Also, her prime suspect is That red-haired lady. That must have been what those glares were about.

[Commercial Break]
Yes Palmer, it is one of her manipulations. Also, I'm getting tired of typing. I'm going to save it for something significant.
[/Commercial Break]

32:00 Dear Fiance's Dad: Way to yell at Sister for no reason about stereotypes, because government officials frequently show up at weddings as a result of racial profiling. Classy.

36:30 It's about time Nina started getting freaking and mean. Sheesh.

[Commercial Break]
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38:45 Woah! He broke! I didn't see that coming.
39:20 It was the Dad.
YEEEEEEEEEAHH!!!!!!!!! I got it! Of course, now that it's out, I can only assume the Dad's a patsy. You can only rock that scowly beard and those eyebrows for so long.

40:30 Holy crap! McGill just rocked that guy!! Way to go, man!

43:00 Ha! Jack drugged him. Nina's in trouble.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just a few things

I forgot my headphones at home again. Work will now feel about 3 times longer. It also means I can't keep going on my 24 binge. That's okay though, I'm sure I'll get to it before long.

Also exciting for today:
  1. With all the dead time at work I'm finally getting around to backing up the media stuff on my laptop so I can install Windows 7. I hope it's as much as an improvement as people say it is.
  2. There's people coming over today to drop off a couch we're holding on to for my old roommate while he's out of town. They better be nice to Aubrey or bad things will become of them.
  3. We've been trying to buy a portable dishwasher from some dude we're calling Dan the Dishwasher Man all weekend. He's a slippery fellow and we're hoping that today will be the magical day that we can pick it up and not have to wash any more dishes by hand. If we get it, it'll be the first time I've lived with a mechanical dishwasher in 5 years. Wish us luck!

Friday, July 2, 2010

24 0205

I'm still kind of undecided on the format here, but I think I'll just write in my running commentary. Times are run time, not "24" time. That'd be way too complicated.

00:23 Eric. That's Jerkface's name.

00:45 If the beard isn't good enough for you, just think about how he kinda looks like Christian Shepard. He wasn't all that great either (The smoke monster version, anyway).

01:14 That doctor lady is full of crap. Am I grossly misinformed, or is it common for new nannies who bring the child to the hospital to be the source of prolonged abuse? It will take the police all of about 15 seconds to "sort that out." Kim doesn't need to worry.

01:19 Jack Freaking Bauer happened, that's what!

02:27 Oop! Just saw "as Nina Meyers" in the credits. I was right!

03:00 Yeah, send Tony. That Groom's no good.

03:50 I don't remember who Chappel is.

05:00 Lynn. That's Red Hair Lady. Wasn't that Samwise's name too?

5:40 Yeah, because running away looks good. Also, that guy's a weirdo.

7:18 Bull crap. I'm calling it.

930: so wait, Nina's been in jail? When was it she ordered the bombing? I don't get it.

1010: and yeah, Jack's totally going to kill her. Wait, he does that in a different season. He does it somewhere.

1110: She's only getting like part of it. Then people are going to freaking out. You'll see.

1224: Dang, they got me. Now she's gonna die though, right?

1300: There we go.

1400: That beard is awful. What else is this guy in? Holy Crap! It IS Christian Shepard from LOST. HE'S BAD! He's totally going to be bad! Just look those eyes and tell me he's good.

1430: Yay Tony!

1500: Yeah, and you picked this day just so you would have an excuse to fly in more terrorists. That's awesome!

1620: Yeah, that's the look of "Oh crap! They're already on to me! Good thing I've already got a story that's going to check out perfectly but someone's going to have a hunch and figure me out eventually!"

1750 Are they ever going to tell us which "Their Country" is? I'm guessing not.

1850: Yeah, don't give it to them. They'll only give you the crappy files or something

2020 And given your camera angles, we have no reason to trust you either, bub (Roger).

2120 Kim, just freaking do what you're told. Please. Once?

2245 Ha. Jack's funny.

2300: Yeah, give Nina a helmet. Jack's gonna thump her widdle head. It's only a matter of time.

2335. I was hoping for a smile out of her. That would make her awesomely bad.

2430: I didn't see the split screen there at first. I thought they were just waaaaay too close for a second there.

2456: The terms are: I'm going to write my name on the walls with your blood once my daughter and her vampire friends get here.

2510 Or she just wants immunity. Whatever.

2627 Hey hey hey! Just like David Wallace! Except Wallace is a patriot.

2710 "It in was a chain email. We must know some of the same people."

2810 "I've got a bomb to blow up in 6 hours. You'll notice that corresponds perfect with the 12-hour mark in the season when crisis #1 always ends and crisis #2 has to start. You'll see!"

2820 Have we figured out what Lynn's job title is yet?

2850 And now Jack's going to find a way to get to Nina. Don't talk to him Michelle. You'll just catch The Crazy along with him.

3140 This is Palmer we're talking about here, Jack. He's doing the right thing.
Wait, Palmer, you just said "eventually we'll make it right." That's like a death sentence in Kiefer's mind. You'll have to clean that one up eventually. See? Look at that snarl!

3200 who the crap is that guy? Oh geez, a Kim boyfriend. That can't been a good sign. What kind of name is McGill? Are you kidding me?

3320 It's official: I kind of love Mason. Too bad he's gonna die and stuff.

3410 Yeah Michelle...don't trust Keifer's purrrrrrrr. He's just gonna kill people in the end.

3520 Bridezilla isn't being nearly as bridezilla-y as she could be. But I do really hate her shirt. Why tie it up like that? That's not classy. It's pretty gross.

3645 "Don't mind my other family in Australia." Claire doesn't count.

3700 Oh, there's the Bridezilla. You'll notice Christian didn't bother to tell her that he did a background check too. Sissy.

3830 Yeah, there you go Kim. Screwing things up. Nice job.

4000: Couch buddies!

4135 It would be Fox News. Being that this show is on Fox.

4310 HA! Camera glare. She's practicing her feral stare for when Bella turns her too.

Watching Old TV

Thanks to Netflix streaming and not a lot going on at work, I've found myself starting up Season 2 of 24. I've also started watching Veronica Mars with Aubrey, and I think we're going to do LOST (I've seen all of it, she only saw season 1 back in high school) at some point too. Sidenote to Netflix: Hurry up on that iPhone app, and it better be free, I'm not going to pay you twice (and don't worry, I definitely won't get Hulu Plus, I won't pay for commercials).

So I figure while I'm watching all this old TV, I ought to be keeping a record somehow.

Anyway, here begins 24: Day 2 (2002).

Some background:
Four years ago I saw season 1, half of 3 (I think), half of 4, and all of 5. Then last year I followed the first half of 7. I'm far from a 24 noob, but there's just a lot I haven't seen and even more that I probably don't remember. But If I actually keep this up, I probably won't watch season 6 anyhow because Wayne is the president. Wayne is stupid. Also stupid: When they killed off Edgar. WTH?

So far I've seen the first 4 episodes, which started at a blessed 8 AM instead of Midnight like the 1st season. That just makes more sense. Here's a plot update and some character forecasts:

Plot: Thanks to torturing some Korean guys torturing another Korean guy, and then forwarding the only words excluded from subtitles to some white guys in another room, who then made a phone call to another guy who was on the boat with The Man in Oregon, we know that LA is going to be nuked "today" by a middle eastern terrorist group. Finding a resolution to a crisis that only lasts one day is obviously the work of one Jack Bauer, so they starting trying to get a hold of him.

Jack, meanwhile, is still on hard times emotionally from his wife dieing in the last season. We know this because he's scraggly and because when he give a gun a meaningful look we get a "wooosh" sound effect. He gets on board eventually and starts killing people almost immediately. He goes undercover with a rather lame anarchist group (featuring both Squareface from The Rock and the nappy bad cop from Date Night) and helps them blow up CTU. (The daughter from Rosanne almost dies in the explosion. That's weird.) He tried to tell The Man ahead of time to worn them but he only gets to talk to Red Hairy Lady and Jerkface stops her from telling The Man in time. At the end of the 4th episode, we find out that the planner of the CTU bombing was given the order, date, and info by some lady that we're supposed to recognize (We can tell that before we even see the photos). I think it's Nina from the first season. I'm kinda rusty.

Character profiles:

The Presidency
  • Pres. Palmer: The Man. The solution to every problem ever. The epitome of what Obama wishes he could be. He's just got that voice. And those good hands.
  • Lady with the red hair: The President's....secretary? I'm not sure what her job is, but whenever Jack tries to call Palmer, he has to talk to her instead. Very lame. I've got the feeling she's bad.
  • Jerkface with the annoying, constantly purposeful tone: Also in the Pres's staff. Keeps trying to undermine the Pres and was just "removed" from his job. Don't worry, he'll be back.
  • I'd also like to take this opportunity to money down now that Palmer's crazy freaking wife will show up to cause trouble too. She's like that.
CTU people
  • The office decor: Better than Season 1's but way uglier than Season 4 and on. Good thing they blew it up.
  • George Mason: Seems nice enough. He's gonna die "Perhaps within a day" so I guess we can count on him in case we need any Butch Cassidies or Sundance Kids. (Speaking of which, remember the time Samwise Gamgee did one of those? That was crazy.)
  • Tony before he died twice and shaved his head: Seems fine. Needs a haircut.
  • That Michelle lady before Tony marries her: Not really a big deal yet.
  • Daughter from Rosanne: Just hurry up and kill her off so we can get Chloe instead.
  • Jack: Jack can do two things. He can yell at people and he can kill people, but not usually in that order.
Hitherto irrelevant Wedding people
  • Bride to be: Annoying.
  • The sister: Also annoying.
  • The Groom (and cousin just flown in): Totally a terrorist.
  • The Dad: Terrorist. Ge with me on this one, good guys don't have bears like that. (Or he's an old Gordon Freeman, which is ridiculous.)
Oh, and Kim Bauer's here too and nannies for some weirdo abusive family. Not sure how that ties in yet. I'd be ok if they just cut her out altogether. And the Dakota Fanning knock off, cut her out too.

So that's what we have leading up to episode 5 (Noon to 1PM)