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I'm Brendan Loy, a 26-year-old graduate of USC and Notre Dame now living and working in Knoxville, Tennessee. My wife Becky and I are brand-new parents of a beautiful baby girl, born on New Year's Eve.

I'm a big-time sports fan, a politics, media & law junkie, an astronomy buff, a weather nerd, an Apple aficionado, a Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter fanatic, and an all-around dork. My blog is best-known for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, but I blog about anything and everything that interests me.

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They like WALL·E, they really like WALL·E!

By Brendan Loy

I haven't really been paying any attention to the hype for WALL·E, the Disney/Pixar film that opened Friday, but it's getting absolutely rave reviews from critics -- a 96% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes! -- to the point where, for example, it made the Wall Street Journal's critic sound veritably Obamaesque in his gushing:

The first half hour of "WALL-E" is essentially wordless, and left me speechless. This magnificent animated feature from Pixar starts on such a high plane of aspiration, and achievement, that you wonder whether the wonder can be sustained. But yes, it can. ...

[T]he film stands as a stunning tour de force. The director has described it as his love letter to the golden era of sci-fi films that enchanted him as a kid in the 1970s. It is certainly that, in hearts and spades. Beyond that, though, it's a love letter to the possibilities of the movie medium, and a dazzling demonstration of how computers can create a photorealistic world -- in this case a ruined world of mysterious majesty -- that leaves literal reality in the dust. ... I must drop my inhibitions about dropping the M word -- especially since I've already used magnificent -- and call "WALL-E" the masterpiece that it is.

See also TNR's Christopher Orr:

For over a dozen years now, the best name in American film has been Pixar. No movie star, no director, no writer, producer, or studio approaches its level of consistent excellence. Even Pixar's weaker offerings (A Bug's Life, Cars, and--in my moderately heretical view--Finding Nemo) have exceptional depth and texture, moral as well as visual. And its best efforts (Toy Story, The Incredibles) are simply transcendent, rivaling the finest live-action films in sophistication and sentiment.

Pixar's newest movie, WALL·E, is firmly in the latter tier, and quite possibly at the top of it. It is, in a word, a marvel, a film that recalls in equal measure Hollywood's most evocative future visions--Blade Runner and Brazil, E.T. and 2001--and the silent intimacies of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. It is a story about love and loneliness, perseverance and triumph, the possibilities and pitfalls of human existence. That this story is told by way of the exploits of a tiny, faceless robot only makes it more extraordinary.

Wow. I guess I'll have to go see it.

Incidentally, speaking of movies, I finally saw Charlie Wilson's War; Becky and I watched it Friday night on DVD, having rented it from Blockbuster. It's really good, mostly because Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman freakin' rock. Watching their witty banter -- fueled also by great screenwriting, by the way -- was just an absolute joy. It's amazing how much you can accomplish in a movie, with apparent effortlessness, when you've got great actors playing the key roles. For a film that didn't exactly have an elaborate or involved plot, it never seemed to drag at all. It was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. (Becky, who hates Julia Roberts, thought she was poorly cast and outclassed by her co-stars, and that she brought the movie down a notch. I agree that she was the weakest link, but I don't think she particularly hurt the movie.) If you haven't seen it, you should; it's a great film.

Great Scott! Universal Studios fire destroys Back to the Future set

By Brendan Loy

An update on this morning's Universal Studios blaze:

A fire at Universal Studios has destroyed a set from "Back to the Future," the King Kong exhibit and a video vault containing more than 40,000 videos and reels.

Los Angeles County fire Captain Frank Reynoso says the blaze broke out just before dawn Sunday on a backlot stage at the 400-acre property. The fire has been contained.

Officials say the iconic courthouse square from "Back to the Future," has been destroyed, and the famous clocktower that enabled star Michael J. Fox's character to time travel has been damaged.

Quick! Find the De Lorean, give it 1.21 gigawatts of power, go back in time 12 hours, and stop the fire from happening! :)

On a happy note, it seems there are duplicates of the videos and reels that were destroyed.

Won't someone please think of the children!

By David K.

Homer is out, the Hoff is in down in Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez recently demanded "The Simpsons" be pulled from its 11am timeslot because it has been deemed inappropriate for children.  It's replacement?  Baywatch.  Cause nothing says wholesome family entertainment like Pamela Anderson running down the beach with her life preservers along for the ride!

So was it some conservative t.v. watchdog group or upset parents who forced the change?  Nope, the station insists it had recieved no complaints about the show which has been a huge success for them in that timeslot, the highest viewership in that timeslot in the stations history.  And you thought New York was a nanny state!

Charlton Heston dies

By Brendan Loy

Movie legend and former NRA president Charlton Heston has died. He was 84.

And this time, nuts won't save them

By Brendan Loy

Jericho has been cancelled. Again. (Hat tip: Andrew Hiller.)

I gotta be honest, I've TiVoed all the Season 2 episodes but have only watched the first one. Between the baby, the election and March Madness, I've been a bit distracted. So I guess I'm sort of complicit in the show's latest round of low ratings. Oh, well. I look forward to watching the rest of the episodes.

Lisa Velte wins Oscar Pool

By Brendan Loy

Notre Dame Law School Class of 2007 graduate Lisa Velte won the 4th annual Irish Trojan Oscar Pool tonight, becoming the third consecutive NDLS student or alum to win the pool.

She follows on the heels of 2006 winner Chris McLemore, a fellow member of the Class of '07, and 2007 winner Kristin West, a current 3L. (The 2005 pool went to New Hampshire resident Jackie Domaingue.)

Velte got every major category right, and 16 of the 24 awards overall. Although she erred on eight of the 14 categories worth only one point apiece, her correct picks in the acting, directing, screenplay and musical categories, along with Best Picture, allowed her to rack up 72 out of a possible 80 points, tying McLemore for the highest score in Oscar Pool history.

In addition, Velte is the first contestant ever to clinch victory before the Best Picture winner was even announced. She was guaranteed first place as soon as Joel Coen and Ethan Coen won Best Director, largely because almost all of her competitors also correctly predicted No Country for Old Men's Best Picture win, and thus none of them had any shot to catch her in the standings, no matter who own that award.

Roger Snyder, a.k.a. USC Roger, finished second with 68 points. West, the defending champion, came in third with 62 points. Victoria Wagner was fourth with 60 points, and I, Brendan Loy, tied with Kevin Curran, a.k.a. kcatnd, for fifth place with 58.

Brandin Hay, Joe Swiderski and Victoria Lopez -- who, perhaps mercifully, didn't almost win this year -- tied for seventh place with 57. Rounding out the Top 10, in a three-way tie for tenth with 56 points apiece, were Barbara Cross, Nate Djordjevic and Steve Copenhaver.

Complete final standings are here.

Oscar thread & Oscar Pool standings

By Brendan Loy

ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards is underway. This thread will remain on top of my homepage throughout the show.

After the jump are the latest standings in the 4th annual Irish Trojan Oscar Pool, as well as any liveblogging I may do about the show itself. Updates are in reverse chronological order, so the latest update will always be posted on top (immediately after the jump). You may want to simply go to the permalink and reload it throughout the evening.

You may also want to check out Nikki Finke's liveblog.

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Oscar Pool: last chance!

By Brendan Loy

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter my Oscar Pool is 7:00 PM EST tonight! And of course, I'll be posting live results during the show, beginning at 8:00 PM, so stay tuned for that.

(This post will remain on top of the homepage until the deadline has passed. New posts will appear below.)

Oscar pool: one day left

By Brendan Loy

This is just another reminder to get your Oscar picks in! The deadline to enter my 4th annual Oscar Pool is 7:00 PM EST tomorrow.

UPDATE: Nikki Finke on what to expect tomorrow night:

A chilly rain is forecast for Sunday so the Red Carpet has been tented. Nerves are still frayed from the writers strike just ended. Panic is setting in about an actors strike that may be on the way. Few in America or the world have seen the nominated pics and performances. There's no suspense because Hollywood has long ago guessed who and what will probably win. The vast majority of the presenters aren't big names. And not only has the host done it before to really poor ratings, but Jon Stewart couldn't even find anything funny to say about it while guesting on Larry King Live. So, all in all, I think everyone should expect the Worst Oscars Ever In The History Of Hollywood.

Heh.

Oscar pool reminder

By Brendan Loy

The Oscars are Sunday, so now would be a good time to enter the 4th annual Irish Trojan Oscar Pool!

This post will stay on top of the homepage for a while; new posts will appear below.

HD-DVD is dead, Blu-Ray is king

By David K.

Toshiba, the leading manufacturer and proponent of the HD-DVD format, announced today that they will cease manufacturing HD-DVD players, officially ending the high-def format war.  The announcement was expected, as HD-DVD had suffered a huge series of setbacks in recent weeks.  Early last month, Warner Brothers, one of the three studios that were backing HD-DVD (Paramont and Universal being the other two), announced it was switching to Blu-Ray.  This was followed by announcements from Netflix and Blockbuster, two of the three leading video rental companies in the U.S., that they were going exclusively Blu-Ray.  Mega-retailer Wal*Mart had also announced the decision to switch exclusively to Blu-Ray.

HD-DVD looked like it had a good start; its players were cheaper and were selling better than Blu-Ray. However, cheaper did not win out in this generation, as it had during the VHS/Betamax battle a generation ago.  Sony, the major backer of Blu-Ray, ends a long string of failed media formats (including Betamax) with the success of Blu-Ray, but it now must face competition from the emerging digital download market.

In any case, if you haven't chosen a high definition player yet, Blu-Ray is the way to go.  And if you, like me, bet on HD-DVD well, you can still upscale your regular DVD's using that now deprecated Toshiba player.  Now to go watch Transformers on HD-DVD and cry into my popcorn.

Sweeeet.

By Brendan Loy

The first Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer is out. (Hat tip: Andrew Hiller.)

Enter my Oscar pool! (take 2)

By Brendan Loy

Yesterday's technical difficulties have (apparently) been resolved, so you should now be able to enter my Oscar Pool without incident.

(Thus far, I've received picks from David K. and Victoria W. If there anyone else entered the pool yesterday, I suspect I may yet receive your picks; it often takes mail servers a while to distribute backlogged messages after a meltdown. But you might want to e-mail me or leave a comment letting me know that you entered, so I can be on the lookout for your picks.)

WGA strike nears end; Oscar pool begins!

By Brendan Loy

It looks like the Hollywood writer's strike will end on Wednesday. As always, Nikki Finke is the indispensable source for any and all information about this.

In celebration of the end of the strike, and the fact that it now appears the Academy Awards will actually happen as planned on February 24, I figured now would be a good time to open the polls in my 4th annual Oscar Pool!

[UPDATE: Due to technical problems with the server that hosts the Oscar Pool, e-mails of contestants' picks are being delayed. Supposedly, they'll go out eventually. To be safe, however, you may want to wait to enter the pool until this problem is cleared up.]

I'll put the link in the sidebar, too, so people can enter later, once the big day gets closer, if they prefer. Point values and tiebreakers are the same as they've been in prior years. (See, e.g., last year.)

As usual, I greatly prefer if you use your full name, or, failing that, a pseudonym that readily identifies you (e.g, a nickname you use regularly in comments). First-name-only contestants and other insufficiently identified entries may be disqualified. (Otherwise, we end up with four different, effectively anonymous "Andrews" competing against each other.)

Enter here.

Darwin saaad....Bridger gone

By David K.

Veteran actor Roy Scheider passed away today at the age of 75. A cause of death was not given, however he has been treated in recent years for multiple myelome, a type of cancer which affects cells in bone marrow.

Scheider is most famous for his role as Police Chief Martin Brody in the first two Jaws films, as well as Captain Nathan Bridger in the television series seaQuest DSV, both projects involving Steven Spielberg as prodcuer or director.

Later in his career, despite earlier success his roles were mostly in lower rated films, often playing military officers or the President (a role he played 3 times).

He is survived by his three children and his wife Brenda.

Lambert the Sheepish Lion

By Brendan Loy

As Becky and I were driving back from a workshop about Loyette's brain at the Fountain City library this evening, we drove past an establishment called Lambert's Health Care. Becky asked: "You see that sign that says Lambert's? When I was a kid..." -- I already knew what she was going to say -- "...there was a cartoon called..."

"Lambert the Sheepish Lion," we finished the sentence simultaneously, then started singing the theme song aloud, in unison. Laaaambert, the sheepish lion / Laaaaambert, there's no denyin'...

We'd never talked about that particular cartoon before in the eight years we've been together (eight years this month!), but we both remembered it very well from our respective youths, having watched it multiple times on the Disney Channel. I have no idea why it made such an impression, but practically whenever I see the name "Lambert," it's the first thing I think of. (Sorry, Terrail and Miranda.)

Naturally, when I got home, I Googled it -- and was delighted to discover that the whole thing is on YouTube:

Considering how well Becky and I each independently remembered that cartoon -- and considering it's been around for 57 years -- I figured a few of y'all might get a kick out of it. :)

And the nominees are...

By Victoria Lopez

Academy Award nominations were announced early this morning.  Since I will obviously be losing Brendan's annual Academy Awards pool (a little history on the curse here), this information is pretty useless to me, but some of you might be interested. ;)

Best Motion Picture:

Best Actress/Actor nominations after the jump.

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Jericho episodes leaked

By Brendan Loy

The first three episodes of Season 2 of Jericho have been leaked onto the Interwebs.

Jericho, you may recall, was cancelled after Season 1, then resurrected thanks to a nutty Internet fan campaign.

The seven-episode second season, which has two possible endings -- one for if CBS renews it again, one for it they don't -- officially debuts on February 12 at 10:00 PM on CBS.

Boldly going where no teaser has gone before...

By Victoria Lopez

I'm sure a lot of you have had a look at the Star Trek XI teaser that is running before Cloverfield, but as it's now available online in HD (and because the movie's release is marked in Brendan's Upcoming Events), I thought I'd post a link to it hereEnjoy!

What do you think about the new look Enterprise? Are you excited about JJ Abram's re-imagining of the franchise?  Sylar as Spock?!? You must have thoughts, so share 'em! :) 

And, if you want to talk about Cloverfield, please feel free to do so here, since it's all part of one big happy Bad Robot family.

*If you want to check out the first of what I'm sure will be many viral sites for Star Trek XI, go to NCC-1701.

My Millionaire moment

By Brendan Loy

Now that my Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? segment -- or rather, Diane's segment featuring me -- has aired everywhere it's going to air (most recently in St. Louis, ending moments ago), I think I'm safe re-posting the original blog entry that I published, then quickly yanked offline at ABC's request, in the immediate aftermath of the taping back in September.

Here's what I wrote, in a post originally titled "Millionaire update" and timestamped 4:47 PM EST on 9/11/07:

I just helped Diane get the $16,000 question right on Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

Well, really, Google and Wikipedia helped her get the $16,000 question right. But my fast typing skills helped. :)

The question was, "What does a mycologist study?" (Well, it was worded more verbosely than that, but that was the gist.) I forget what the first three choices were, but the fourth choice -- "d" -- was "fungi."

I was already on the Wikipedia page, and ready to blurt out "fungi," by the time she was done reading choice "b" (whatever it was).

They don't actually let you stay on the line long enough to hear whether they got it right (though I did stay connected just long enough to hear Meredith Viera make a bad pun about me being a "fun guy"), but she sounded like she was going to confidently go with my answer, which would mean that unless the collective tubular wisdom of the Internets is wrong, she did indeed get it right. (I sure hope the Internets aren't wrong, because I told her I was 100% sure!)

P.S. I hope there isn't anything wrong with me revealing this information. Certainly, I never signed any confidentiality agreement, nor was I asked orally or otherwise not to say what happened, so I don't see how I can be violating anything by posting this...

Heh. As I explained later that day in a 5:53 PM post, the above-quoted 4:47 PM post was a problem -- though I still maintain that I wasn't violating anything -- and I voluntarily removed it. Now, more than three months later, I'm finally re-posting it. (I briefly re-posted it earlier today, but then it occurred to me that the show hadn't yet aired everywhere, so I yanked it offline again.)

By languishing unseen behind an iron curtain of self-censorship for more than three months, the post shatters the record previously held by this post, which was embargoed for just under a month at Professor Bill Kelley's request. ;)

Anyway, the $16,000 question was the last one for today's show. Diane will be a "holdover" contestant on tomorrow's show, starting with the $25,000 question. Tune in to see what happens! (Check your local listings to find out when it airs.) Again I say: Goooo Diane, Beeeeat Meredith Viera!

Compass goes south at box office

By Brendan Loy

Apparently I'm not the only one who thought it wasn't that good. New Line's $250 million adaptation of The Golden Compass is a box-office flop, making just $26.1 million in its opening weekend, a "dismally low figure" that "almost certainly means no sequel for the proposed trilogy," according to MTV.

Deadline Hollywood Daily's Nikki Finke says, "This flop should sink New Line Cinema chairman Bob Shaye's chances to stay on when his contract expires in 2008." Cinema Blend's Josh Tyler says we should just "pray New Line can remain solvent long enough to get The Hobbit made." As for Compass, Tyler writes:

I’m sure the religious right will declare the failure of The Golden Compass at the box office this weekend as some sort of victory for Jeebus, but the truth is the movie failed because it wasn’t that good, and audiences are getting sick of these second-rate fantasy adaptations.

I think that's about right. Personally, I don't care what, if any, religious messages my movies preach. But I do generally prefer films that actually take the time to develop their characters in some semi-meaningful way. And if the plot makes at least a modicum of sense, all's the better.

It's an Alethiometer. It tells the truth.

By Brendan Loy


Gandalf?

Becky and I just got back from watching The Golden Compass. Oddly enough, given the genre, Becky liked it and I didn't. Having not read the book, I felt a bit confused and was never really able to get into the movie. When the climactic battle began to unfold, I found myself thinking, "Is this it? Really? Who are these people again, and what exactly are they fighting over?"

Don't get me wrong -- the movie explained many of the individual plot details well, but I felt they never adequately explained why it all matters, in the big picture. They sort of missed the forest for the trees. There was no equivalent of the scene early in The Fellowship of the Ring where Gandalf sits down with Frodo and explains that "Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the land in a second darkness," leaving no doubt in the viewer's mind what the events of the next ten-plus hours will really be all about.

(Some vague spoilers after the jump.)

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Prince Caspian trailer

By Brendan Loy

Woohoo!! (Hat tip: Andrew Hiller.)

CBS News writers authorize strike

By Victoria Lopez

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that news writers, graphic artists and other CBS news staff members working in the television and radio news departments voted to authorize a work stoppage.  The CBS news writers have been working without a contract since April 1st of 2005 and have not met at the negotiating table with CBS since January when the WGA rejected CBS's "final" offer.

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Bloggers on strike

By Brendan Loy

A bunch of TV blogs are going dark today in solidarity with the ongoing Writers' Guild of America strike. (Hat tip: TV Week.)

For all the latest on the WGA strike, Nikke Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily is the best bloggy source.

Bambi makes top 25 horror movie list

By David K.

Nosferatu, Frankenstein, Carrie, those are horror movies, but Bambi?!?

Pat Paulsen for the YouTube set

By Brendan Loy

You may have heard that Comedy Central comdeian and faux conservative blowhard Stephen Colbert, a native of South Carolina, announced yesterday that he's running for president:

He says he'll compete in his home state's primary... or rather, primaries: Colbert plans to seek the nomination, or at least some delegates, of both parties. (According to CNN, South Carolina's "Republicans are holding their primary January 19, while the Democrats will vote January 26.")

My first thought when I heard about this was: there was a movie about this, and it wasn't very good. My second thought was: "Can he, as a practical matter, actually do this?" Yeah, yeah, it's a nice funny story, a comedian running for president, blah blah blah. But what about the procedures? What about the deadlines? (What can I say, I'm my father's son.) The New York Times fills in the blanks:

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TV review: K-ville

By Jay Johnson

Since this blog (or at least some incarnation of this blog) largely made its national name during Hurricane Katrina, I thought it might be appropriate to provide my thoughts on the new series on Fox this fall, K-ville.

As you might be able to gather, K-ville is shorthand for Katrinaville, not an affectionate nickname for Knoxville.  The show is set in current day, two years post-Katrina New Orleans.

On the surface, it seems to be your garden-variety cops vs. bad guys drama, focusing primarily on officer Martin Boulet (Anthony Anderson).  Officer Boulet is a resident of the Ninth Ward, where he is the gung-ho leader of the "Let's Rebuild It" movement.  Unfortunately for him, he seems to be the only one interested.

During Katrina, his partner punked out on him in the middle of crisis, and he's been twisted because of that, too.  I'm shocked, really.  A cop, with a lot of stress and problems, in a TV series.  How novel.

His new partner Trevor Cobb (Cole Hauser) is an ex-military man from Cincinnati.  Needless to say, this raises red flags with Boulet.  Talk about adding coals to a fire.  Give a man with trust issues someone new that he has to trust and let's see what happens.

The initial story in the pilot is one that isn't exactly new, either.  Evil corporate types trying to keep the Ninth Ward from actually being built back, so they can profit from the cheap prices on the dirt.

From a cinematographic perspective, the show looks a lot like Blackhawk Down or Syriana, with a gritty, grainy quality that makes it truly seem like a battlefield.  The scenes of NOLA in the show are clearly focused on the destruction from Katrina that remains uncleared.   

There are a number of opportunities to take jabs at FEMA et al., and in that way it ham-handedly makes its political statement.  This, like so much of K-ville, seems very forced and contrived.  I know it's a work of fiction, but it just tries too damn hard to get to where it's going for my taste.

Lots of shoot-em-up scenes, interspersed with post-Katrina wreckage, capped off with the personal trials of Boulet, pretty much takes the whole hour.  It could be an OK cop drama, but I don't know that it's going to hang around long enough to evolve into something really good.

Overall, it's something like a C+ at best. 

Millionare moratorium

By Brendan Loy

Diane just told me they asked her to ask me not to blog anything about what happened in her appearance on Millionaire. Of course, being me, I already had. :) But I've now taken down the earlier post.

That's really terrible management on Millionaire's part, not to tell the "phone-a-friends" about the confidentiality requirement (or request, really) when they had us in a conference call this morning. I certainly would have adhered to it from the beginning, if someone had told me about it, but in the absence of any such guidance, of course I went ahead and blogged. Of course, most people aren't like me, but still, in this age of YouTube and blogs, it's prudent to assume that everyone is blogging everything unless and until they agree -- in advance -- not to.

Certainly, having blogged it, I was under no obligation to take it down, but I did so because I don't want Diane to get in trouble. Still, the way they managed it makes me miffed at ABC; why should it be the contestant's job to tell her phone-a-friends, after-the-fact, that they're supposed to keep things confidential? That's a really dumb way of managing things.

But anyway, to those who saw my previous post, please don't leave any comments revealing what you know. Such comments will be deleted. I'll re-post the original post when the show airs (sometime in January, from what I gather).

Phone-a-Loy

By Brendan Loy

My fellow Nutmegger and lifelong friend Diane Krause, formerly Diane Huffman (she got married over the summer), will be in New York City tomorrow for a taping of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? -- and she's asked me to be one of her phone-a-friends! I guess they don't do the "fastest finger" thing anymore, so Diane will definitely be on the "hot seat" at some point between 11:00 AM and 7:30 PM tomorrow. From my perspective, the only question is whether she'll call me or one of her other two phone-a-friends. It'll depend on the topic of the question. Anyway, the show will air sometime in January.

Oh, and speaking of Millionaire, NDLS 1L Jaclyn Sexton will be on it this Friday and next Monday. (Hat tip: Lee Ann McGinnis.)

In other NDLS-related news, the late Ryan Rudd gets a mention in this article about an American Cancer Society benefit concert, Cure-A-Palooza.

Coming soon to a law school near you...

By Brendan Loy

The Law of "24"! (Hat tip: Joe Mama.)

I think this brilliantly conceived Georgetown Law class could start a trend at universities nationwide. Study of "24" could become a major, or at least a minor, all unto itself. Imagine the possibilities: The Theology of "24." (Is Jack Bauer a god, or merely a demigod?) The Philosophy of "24." (Who are we? Why are we here? How did Jack Bauer get to be such a freakin' badass?) The Biology of "24." (How does Jack Bauer's body sustain itself despite being constantly tortured and mutilated?) The Physics of "24." (Why don't the laws of physics apply to Jack Bauer?) Etc., etc.

Tee hee

By Brendan Loy

If you haven't seen Team America, you won't get it. If you have... enjoy:

Heh. That movie is really good, by the way. (The Bourne Ultimatum, I mean. Though Team America is good, too. Heh.)

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