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Posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Dave!Last night I got about ten emails from people asking if I heard that Alias had been cancelled. Actually I had. But what is surprising here is not that the show had been cancelled... but that people were surprised that the show had been cancelled. Once the third season had started, Alias had gone from one of the best shows on television to one of the absolute worst. What was once a brilliant spy drama degenerated into an un-watchable mess.

So while I am sad for the show that Alias once was... I honestly don't care that the fifth season is its last (I've long-since stopped watching it). Maybe now J.J. Abrams can focus his attention on fixing stupid-ass Lost so that it's worth watching again.

Threshold has also been cancelled... but I never watched it, and only care because I heard the delicious Katherine Bell was joining the cast. Oh well.

In other news, here's an IM session that I was hit with yesterday...

Bad Robert: DUDE! HELP ME PLEASE!!
   
Dave: What up cracker?
   
Bad Robert: I am about to spend TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS on eBay for an Xbox 360!!!
   
Dave: WHAT?!? Are you insane? Are you high? Are you on the pipe? TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A FRICKIN' VIDEO GAME?!?
   
Bad Robert: Yes. Spank me some more...
   
Dave: If you've got $2000 to blow, spend a week in Europe for the holidays. Or go to Hawaii for a month. Or even spend it on cocaine and hookers... anything would be better than wasting it on a game!
   
Bad Robert: Yes you're right. Thanks man.

And then today...

Bad Robert: Hey thanks for yesterday! Xbox 360 is now only $700 on eBay, so you saved me $1300 bucks!!
   
Dave: WHAT?!? Are you insane? Are you high? Are you on the pipe? SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A FRICKIN' VIDEO GAME?!?
   
Bad Robert: Don't be a dick.
   
Dave: Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

I won't be buying a new video game system until I finish the video games I have for my old Xbox. Given how much time I have to play games, that will be in the year 2008.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time to pack my suitcase...


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Comments

  1. Prairie Girl says:

    Then I am almost certain you have heard the devastating news Nick and Jessica have split up. LOL!!!!

  2. Dave2 says:

    I’m still reeling from from Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston breaking up!

  3. mrjerz says:

    Wait, wait, wait! I guess this is the problem one has when one only reads headlines. Do you mean to tell me that Alias is actually going to air this season? Surely the networks aren’t that dumb, are they? I read that it had been canceled (via a headline) and figured we’d all be spared the whole pregnancy drama and Vaughn leavng the show and multitudes of other high school crap, but now you tell me that it’s all happening? Dave, that was so not cool.

  4. Pauly D says:

    Oh, the Xbox 360. Have you heard that Micro$oft announced that 15% of all Xbox 360s are defective? There’s problems abound, and if you want yours repaired you won’t get one back until the new year, at least.

    Glad I waited. I like my coal better, anyway.

  5. MRKisThatKid says:

    What gets me is that the 360 shortage has been orchestrated by microsoft to build up hype. Which has two outcomes, you have people like your friend wasting ridiculous amounts of money on ebay and even worse you get the poor parents running around like headless chickens trying to find one for their sobbing child.

    And when you do finally find one they apparently just crash on you like all good microsoft products should

  6. Troy says:

    I’d love to have an XBox 360 right now but (i) I don’t have the money and (ii) I like to wait a while for them to work out the bugs in the systems. Apparently the XBox 360 is currently experiencing crashing issues. Go Microsoft!!!

  7. Chaz says:

    I personally wouldn’t mind getting an Xbox 360; I don’t have anything against Microsoft products. I just don’t have the kind of money or time that would make investing in an Xbox 360 worthwhile. That’s not to mention that I’d also need an HDTV to take full advantage of the Xbox 360. Besides, my computer can do everything a console can and then some. So aside from playing Halo 3, there’s nothing the Xbox 360 is going to offer me I don’t already have.

  8. delmer says:

    I still haven’t got the PVR set up in the new house and haven’t had a lot of time to spare watching TV.

    I’ve missed the last several episodes of Lost and Alias. I can’t say that I miss either.

    I still hope Alias will get better.

  9. James says:

    The odd thing about the price of the xbox 360 is that it actually strikes me as…cheap.

    I’m not a console fan, never have been, and so I am used to thinking in price terms for PCs, where a new nvidia 7800GTX 512 will set you back about $700; and thats just a single part, nevermind the processor, motherboard..blah blah. Consoles are cheap.

  10. SJ says:

    Is Bad Robert related to Bad Monkey? Or perhaps the inspiration for same?

  11. Kevin says:

    I won’t be spending any money on either the XBox 360 or the PS3. I wants me the Nintendo Revolution. With a subscription to their online service, I can play every single game that ever was released on any platform ever made by Nintendo. And don’t go saying I can just get an emulator. I hate emulators. They never play quite right in my book.

    But I did just spend a little over a grand on a G5 iMac yesterday. Beautiful little toy. Booting that puppy up the first time was quite fun.

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