December 17th, 2006

20111112, Marilee

TV Stuff and Dream

First, the stfnal things. The week before last, NBC had two shows, "Heroes" and "ER," where the story "A Sound of Thunder" was mentioned. This week, CBS had two stfnal moments, the first during the beginning narration of "Criminal Minds" when Cory Doctorow was quoted and credited, and the second at the end of "Numbers" when Buzz Aldrin shows up to lead Larry to the shuttle and as they come down the ramp, we hear Elton John's "Rocketman."

Less heart-warming, Oprah has decided to find more ways to give so everybody knows it:

First, the network has ordered eight episodes of a reality series called "Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give," in which 10 people will be challenged to take Oprah-dispensed money and resources and come up with "the most powerful, sensational, emotional and dramatic ways to give to others," ABC announced. The Washington Post 12/16/06

There's another reality show, too. She says she's a Christian, I wonder if she's forgotten Matthew 6:2-4:

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

I got up and spent an hour ordering the paper the way I wanted it and watching a tape of "Meet the Press" and then I slept in the recliner for four hours. I had an unusual version of my stepmother pushing me out of my own house -- this one was set in a very modern city with canals instead of streets.