Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An Obamarific Edition of the Dork Side... And the Innards of Hopelessness

Inaugural status: W-O-W. I will always remember where I was when President Obama was sworn in. I wish I was with my old friends in D.C. today. Unfortunately, I was sitting in a messy kitchen, a dirty diaper by my side. Despite the odor, I am still getting the chills.

Love my Neighborhood status: Dorien brought me sweetheart "We Love Obama Inauguration Day Cookies." Everyone needs a neighbor like Dorien.
In honor of today's historic moment, today's Dork Side post will be full of HOPE. (For those of you new to the blog, Tuesday's are reserved for Geek Talk. It's still funny, even for non-geeks. I promise.)

BSG: (You can watch the first episode here)

In that hopeful vein, I find it difficult to talk about last friday's BSG. (Battlestar Galactica). I'll try not to give away any spoilers. Everyone knows they found Earth, right? Only to discover it's a cinged, radioactive wasteland.

To summarize, a giant bomb of hopelessness exploded all over my television screen, and little bits of hopelessness innards are still stuck to the walls of my living room. It took Sam all night to scrub the slimy pieces of hopelessness brain matter from our flat screen.

Don't get me wrong, I loved it. But I found it difficult to like it. When Starbuck's faithful lapdog cylon Leoban even backed away from her in despair, I knew the human race was doomed. Don't even get me started on the reveal of the final cylon... What the Frak?

(Spoiler alert- don't read this sentence, Dorien): The only hopeful moment came when one of the crew shot herself, and I found myself thinking, at least she escaped the show...

On to a decidedly more hopeful show: 24!
(You can watch the episode here)

You know BSG is hopeless when a show about torture, poisonous gas deaths, and assassinations makes the cup look half full...

I will say, the final seconds of 24 rocked. Talk about all of my greatest fears combined: Being buried alive, shot in the neck, and covered in a layer of plastic, as dirt is poured on top.
I can barely breathe just typing about it.

OBAMARIFIC HOPEFUL MOMENT: Ummm, at least she wasn't really dead. Just suffocating. And bleeding. Ah, optimism!

I have to admit, it's a little depressing being a geek in today's world.

ACTUAL OBAMA HOPEFUL MOMENT: After outlining our nation's gloomy prospects, President Obama said this: "We have chosen hope over fear... The time has come to set aside childish things... Today... we begin again the work of remaking America."

Go Us!


  1. wow! those cookies look ugly on screen! LOL--i hope they tasted better! :O) go obama! (and BSG??)

  2. I had to skip over most of this post because we don't have the Scifi channel so I am tragically behind on my BSG. Um, they found Earth?!! See, I told you I was behind. And 24 is being saved for this evening when I can give it my full attention. . .

    But I just wanted to pop in and say: "Woo Hoo Obama!!"

  3. I wish I could have seen the it today - I hope they have good coverage on the news tonight.

    So...the ending of last nights 24 was pretty awesome, wasn't it?? Mmm, mmm, mmm.. I forgot how much I missed Jack :)

  4. That first episode of BSG was brutal and depressing and brutal and depressing. I actually had to watch 'Million Dollar Baby' and an episode of 'Cops' to cheer me up.

    Dorien--the cookies are tasty fabulous. I loved the neon pink coloring as well.

  5. OH!MY!GOSH! i just watched online.
    OH!MY!GOSH! i have no words....

  6. Ohmuhgosh, do you think Starbucks is named after... Starbuck????

    I haven't watched the whole dealio today but never fear... TIVO is here! Now if they could just figure out a way to tivo cookies...