Some Cool Election Links

Hey, I ran across a post entitled “My wife made me canvass for Obama; here’s what I learned” a few minutes ago and thought it was great. If you get time, check it out.

Also, this weekend, I was pointed to a video that Ron Howard has put together about the election. If you loved the Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, then you might want to take a look at it. You’ll get to see what Opie and Andy think about this election… You can find it at FunnyOrDie.com.

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Hello Again

Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve done any real posting on here. Been pretty busy with work and school; although, the cool thing is that I’m in my last semester now, and I’m only taking 1 class. I’ll be done in early December.

It’s cool to be so close to graduation. I never thought I’d go back to school, but it really hasn’t been that bad. I’ve learned some cool stuff. It was in March of last year that I really started thinking about going back. I posted about it at the time, but it was still sort of just a “what if” then. In some ways, I’m still kind of surprised that I actually did it.

But anyway, things have been going well. The kids are getting older, my hair’s getting grayer (and yes, those things are directly linked), and Star Wars is kicking off a long TV series this Friday! Things just keep rolling along…

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.

— JRR Tolkien

DangerMouse

First of all, forgive my recent lack of posting. Hopefully, I’ll be back in the swing of things for a while.

Somehow, I ran across the DangerMouse wiki today. Do you guys remember that show? I loved it as a kid (“Shush, Penfold!” was often heard around our house during that time). And from what I remember, it was a good enough show for adults to dig as well. Turns out they’re going to release the full series on DVD this coming Tuesday (8/28). You can preorder it from Amazon, if you’re interested…

Saying Goodbye

Tonight, Lauren and I will be saying farewell to some people we’ve grown accustomed to spending Tuesdays with. Gilmore Girls is airing its series finale tonight, and it’s going to be hard for us to let Lorelai, Rory, Luke, Kirk, and the others fade-out for the last time.

To tell you the truth, we’re kind of broken up about this (well, for a TV show, anyway). The news is pretty unexpected; they only announced this decision two weeks ago, after the episode had already filmed. In other words, when it was written and taped, there was still a pretty strong possibility that the show would be coming back for an 8th season. Apparently, the contract details for Alexis Bledel were never solidified, so things will end here.

Hardcore Gilmore fans are pretty upset, as there doesn’t seem to be enough time for closure for the major plotlines. The 6th season was a rough one (for most fans, anyway), and the shows producers, writers, and creators, Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, left at the end of it. David Rosenthal took over for this 7th season amid mixed reviews.

But I think all fans would agree that at least one more season would have been nice. This was certainly not the way most people imagined it ending.

Lauren and I started watching it during its first season. I hadn’t expected to like it, but the show’s writing was a pleasant surprise. The repartee that the cast shared was always witty, fast, and intelligent, and even the secondary and tertiary characters were vibrant and quirky. There were some truly fantastic moments in its 7 year history, and it seemed to be a favorite for fans and critics alike.

We’re going to have quite a void to fill on Tuesday nights now. And while I could definitely use one less thing to take up my time, I’m really going to miss this show.

So long, Gilmores…