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Posted on Saturday, December 4th, 2004

Dave!White: Snow has finally come, and this time it looks like it may stick around for a while. Hopefully at least long enough that we don't have a drought next summer. It seems that we get less and less snow every year, and it comes later and later. When I was a kid, the snow was so deep here we could tunnel under it. When my mom was young, it was so deep here they could jump off the roof into it. Now we're lucky to get 12 inches. Yes, global warming must be a myth.

Filibuster: I just passed episode 2.17 - The Stackhouse Filibuster - in my continuing marathon of West Wing episodes. I think this is my favorite so far. I don't remember seeing it when it was originally broadcast, so it was an even bigger treat. The look on the senator's face when he was near exhaustion and was asked to yield the floor for a question... well, it was television magic.

Henley: You can't buy any Don Henley on the iTunes Music Store! I find it kind of strange, however, that you can buy a huge chunk of the Eagles' stuff there. What's up with that? Even worse, two of the Eagles collections are dreaded "partial albums" and it gets stranger when you see how they've screwed up The Very Best of the Eagles... they chopped three songs out of "disc 2" (The Long Run, In The City, and Those Shoes) and then smooshed everything else together into two 15-track "discs" so it's impossible for a customer to figure out which tracks they will be missing if they purchase it (unless they are already familiar with the album, as I am). Now, I don't blame Apple, because they don't create the content... that's done by the record companies. But whoever is responsible needs to know that proper track numbering is important to maintain (especially when they've decided to not upload the entire album).

Memory: Earlier today I forgot which Metro station was the stop to visit Notre Dame in Paris. And I really hate it when I forget simple things like that. All I knew was that it started with a "C" and was probably something like "Citrus" or "Citron" or something. To Google it would be cheating, so I decided to forget about it and it would come to me. But it didn't. And so just now I decided to bite the bullet, only to find out that the answer was the "Cité" Metro stop. Argh.


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  1. Patrick says:

    Well, the snow here in Stockholm has almost vanished. In the suburbs there still is some left. I guess I’ll have to wait ’til Christmas Eve for some more – somehow it always falls some snow on the 24th (when we celebrate christmas).

    Isn’t the Stackhouse filibuster where the Senator reads a cooking book for a number of hours? It is one of the better episodes, true.

  2. kmsqrd says:

    The Stackhouse Filibuster is the one where the Senator reads from a cookbook, David Copperfield and the rules of cards. It’s one of my favorite feel good episodes of Season 2. The end of the season is pretty powerful, but doesn’t necessarily leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

  3. Dave2 says:

    Since I’ve watched that episode, I’ve actually gone back and watched it again. Twice. A senator with no friends and who is written off as a crackpot ends up having character that can be admired by all his critics. It’s so masterfully constructed, so pointed in teaching a lesson, so brilliant in implementation… I consider it the promise of how powerful television can be, even if you don’t agree with the politics behind the scenes.

  4. kmsqrd says:

    I do love when television inspires me.

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