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*There will be Season 8 Spoilers ahead.*

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Three episodes into Season 8 of House, the sheer amount of re-used plot devices and slashed characters replaced with boring, new characters is confirming what I suspected three seasons ago. The writers of House M.D. have castrated themselves.

They have castrated themselves, ate their own testes, swished them down with Cliché Idea juice, regurgitated everything, and used this frothy mixture as ink to write the screenplays for the last three seasons.

As a result, the latest season contains:

Hot Doctor working for outside party with initial antagonistic opinions, but later engages in a flirtatious professional relationship with House that will probably end up detrimental to her career.

If it happens 4 Seasons later (Dr. Terzi from S4E6) it’s still original right?

Masters character is finally gone.  Oh wait, never mind, she is back as an equally socially awkward Asian.

“I have a career.” -Olivia Wilde

Thirteen. She’s back! Wait, no. She’s fired again. Was she fired once or twice or thrice before? I think so, but House fires and then rehires so many people I can’t keep track. At least we got to see her make-out with another girl at the end of episode 3 before she left.

“I have a career.” -Lisa Edelstein

No Cuddy, of course.

The last episode S8E3 “Charity Case” involved the diagnosis of a man who donates all his money to charitable non-profits and wants to donate all his organs. His excessive altruism at the expense of causing his rich wife great grief is deemed as a symptom.

Unselfishness as presentation for an underlying somatic illness? The recurring motif in the writing of Season 8 is:  Let’s just take everything from Season 4  (“No More Mr. Nice Guy,” episode 13) and pretend it never happened.

I loved this show once upon a time. Back when there were witty one-liners, deep philosophical quandaries, less major personal crises turned around every other episode, and characters that lasted more than one season. The only reason I can’t stop watching it, or anyone still watches it for that matter, is Hugh Laurie. Whom I’m sure Fox pays retarded amounts to or else this show would have been cancelled long ago.

I was going to end this rant/review with a sidenote on how the season finale of Breaking Bad was as smooth as the top of Bryan Cranston’s head, but I do not have enough words for how much better that show is right now than House. I shall leave you with this:

Categories: Pop-culture, Reviews Tags: Altruism as a symptom, Charity Case, House, House MD, House Season 8 review, house sucks, hugh manatee, S8E4, Season 8

Admittedly, some people chose to stand their grounds as the NYPD repeatedly told them to back off, but those who wanted to move really couldn’t. There was no space to get away. And these horses were pushed into the crowd… I didn’t understand and continue to not understand what the NYPD was trying to do.

-Ryan Devereaux, Reporter for Democracy Now!

Times Square on October 15.  Some serious footage.

Thoughts:

#1. Police Horses are still a thing?

#2. Police Horses should not be a thing. Poor horse (1:30).

#3. That is definately some unnecessary shoving of heads between 2:00-2:16.

#4. The police brutality seems to always be by the white shirt cops. Apparently, you get promoted in the NYPD by being a violent dick.

#5. Whatever happened to Tony Bologna? Mr. Pepper-spray-o-matic? Still under investigation, according to the Manhattan DA.

Consumer-created media is public accountability.  Use it.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: #ows, Occupy Wall Street, police brutality, police horses, times square, white shirt cop

Trying this again. Not sure what happened to my original post.

But yes, I was at NY Comic Con this weekend and it was very awesome and I wrote about it in some cross-blogging goodness at The Feminine Miss Geek:

Read it. For it has Chicken Boba Fett.

Categories: Autobiographical Stories Tags: Chicken Boba Fett, Comic-Con, kevin smith

Hi. Just thought I’d make all the non-NY nerds jealous out there.

BBL guyz.

Update:

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: Comic-con New york, Comic-con NY

Herman Cain grabbing the voluptuous bosom of America.

In the October 12, 2011 Bloomberg GOP primary debate, Michelle Bachmann reveals that Herman Cain’s chief economic advisor is, in fact…

When you turn it upside-down, I think the Devil’s in the details.

Satan.

[Insert picture of Beelzebub writing reforms of IRS tax code in the blood of middle-class Americans.]

Yes, the big debate last night centered around Herman’s “9-9-9 plan,” which would change the federal income, cooperate, and sales tax from “What the fuck are they now?” each to a flat 9%. The plan was mentioned a total of 85 times in the debate and repeatedly confused with the price of a 16″ pie with extra cheese.

When pressed by moderators on his specific economic counsel, Cain deflected from his involvement in the Dark Arts and cited Some Guy from Cleveland, Ohio.

Satan could not be reached directly for commentary, but his press secretary told reporters:

We will roast the non-believers over pits of burning skin made from the flesh flayed off their own backs.

The rest of the debate went as expected with all the candidates rolling around in their collective sweet sweet lie juices. Charlie Rose reaffirmed his role in American media as the witty but serious, wise wizard of interviewers. And the Dartmouth college students who showed up in the audience out of intellectual respect for knowing “the other side” remained too stoned to effectively analyze the debate.

Satirical “Annotated Transcripts” of past debates here and here.  Live-blog of the Tea Party debate from Sept. here.

Categories: satire Tags: 9-9-9 plan, 999 plan, Bloomberg debate analysis, devil’s plan, GOP primary debate, Herman Cain, October 12 debate, satire

Yup, that’s a chicken on leash.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: chicken, chicken on a leash, domesticated animals

Thanks to the vigilant contributors to Wikipedia’s well-cited “Keyboard Cat” page and Know Your Meme, I recently learned that Keyboard Cat’s name is Fatso and the original video was filmed either in 1984 (according to wiki) or 1986 (according to Know your Meme).  Fatso died in 1987.

In 2007, the owner and video’s producer, Charlie Schmidt uploaded a video titled “Cool Cat” on YouTube, where it remained in relative obscurity for another two years until February 2nd, 2009 when YouTuber Brad O’Farrell used a clip in his Fail-compilation, “Play him off, Keyboard Cat.”

“Play him off, Keyboard Cat” has since been taken down.

Also, in case you missed it:

Categories: Viral Things Tags: brad o’farrel, keyboard cat, ron livingston