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Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Dave!Tonight there's a new episode of Veronica Mars on, yet all I see is promos for somebody dying on Lost. How sad. I mean, they can kill off all the characters they want on Lost but it isn't going to change the fact that the show is spinning its wheels and nothing new is happening. It's just the same old stories and the same old mysteries and the same old plot twists being recycled for another season. Where is the payoff? How many times can they sneak Hurley's "bad numbers" into a scene and expect people to still care? I sure don't. Not anymore. I stopped watching weeks ago.

And speaking of Veronica Mars, what is going on with the Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion there? First we get Alyson Hannigan (Willow) appearing as Logan's sister Trina Echolls...

Alyson Hannigan

Then Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia) shows up as Dick and Beaver's delicious step-mom (and Logan's new lover!) Kendall Casablancas...

Charisma Carpenter

And now Buffy creator Joss Whedon Himself is guest starring. Not as a writer or director, but as an actor...

Joss Whedon

When a talent like Joss Whedon not only writes a rave review for Veronica Mars on DVD, calls it one of the best shows ever, AND decided to try acting on the show... what more do you need to know? Veronica Mars is the shit! Take a whiff tonight at 9:00pm on UPN! Unlike Lost, STUFF ACTUALLY HAPPENS!!

And in non-Veronica news...

In yesterday's entry I was whining about wanting a Giordano's pizza and my misery over having to settle for a crappy Cheese Pizza Hot Pocket instead. Some of you were nice enough to sympathize with my sad existence, and I thank you for your pity. Then I happened upon a comment that took me by surprise...

Okay. Get this: my wife grew up on Giordano's pizza that when she met me (a guy who thought PIzza Hut Deep Dish was the best pizza ever) she had Giordano's sent us pizza halfway across the country for a special occasion. Did you know they do that? For a price, they ship them half cooked in dry ice — then you finish the job at home in the oven. Works awesome, and you get that amazing Giordano's pizza.
Mmm, can't wait till Christmas to get back to Chi-town and eat myself up some of that goodness.
Posted by Pauly D on November 09, 2005

At first I was surprised at the thought of being able to order a REAL pizza from Girodano's here in the backwaters of Washington State... for a price... but then I followed the link for "Pauly D" and got the real surprise of the evening.

Here is my response to the above comment:

Okay. Get THIS: You are THE Paul Davidson!
I'd seen your comments here and added you to my list of blogs to check out. It never registered to me that you are the "Consumer Joe" guy until I visited your web site last night.
Your book Words for My Enjoyment was passed to me when I started helping out at the local library, and I loved it. I was going through a difficult time just then, and it was nice to find something to laugh about.
And now I find out that you have a blog where you are giving away your writing for free! Sweet!
But something is puzzling to me...
What in the heck are you doing reading my crappy blog? I'd think that to REAL writers like yourself, James Bow, and Cavan Terrill, and dozens of other bloggers far more talented than I) my blog would be absolute torture. I mean, doesn't it drive you crazy pouring over my dangling participles and never-ending ellipsises? Or my making plurals out of words like "ellipsis" that are already plural in their singular form? Or talking about "dangling participles" when I don't even know what they are? Is it some kind of self-inflicted torture? I heard once that good writers are tortured writers... is this what does it for you? Reading crappy blogs I mean? And, because I am really curious, how much alcohol do you have to consume before reading Blogography doesn't make you want to gouge your eyes out?
Oh well. Here you are. I suppose I should thank you for stopping by... but I feel like I should apologize or something instead, so here it goes.
I am so very, very sorry.

And for everybody else out there, stop reading this right now and go read this instead...

Consumer Joe

It is laugh-your-ass-off funny, and a mere $10.36 at Amazon! If you can't wait for a taste of Paul Davidson, then take a look at his blog: Words for My Enjoyment, which is far more entertaining than anything I write here.

And do NOT forget to watch Buffy Mastermind Joss Whedon make his acting debut on Veronica Mars tonight on UPN!

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  1. ssp says:

    Now I’ll have to start wondering which language the language ellipsis comes from and what the plural used to be before being Englishised.

    ellipsi or ellipses or ellipsēs or …

  2. Dave2 says:

    ellipsis |iˈlipsis|
    noun ( pl. -ses |-sēz|)

    the omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or able to be understood from contextual clues.

    a set of dots indicating such an omission.

    ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein ‘leave out.’

  3. ssp says:

    Hmmm…. couldn’t resist doing some ‘research’.

    If I understood things correctly, nouns ending in η (in nominative singular), will end in αι in (nominative) plural. That could make a posh ellipsai. Or using accusative which might be more appropriate would give ας, ellipsas I guess, which sounds more common.

    Pondering about random things I know nothing about…

  4. Dave2 says:

    Which is a refreshing change from myself… who BLOGS about things I know nothing about! 🙂

  5. Patrick says:

    I’m a little sad that I didn’t seize the opportunity to follow Veronica Mars last season even though you plugged it a zillion times…I have to solve it somehow for the winter holidays I guess.

    Lost is dropped and not missed at all. I originally thought I’d run a marathon over Christmas, but I think I’m letting it go entirely.

    Did you catch the clown episode on Boston Legal yesterday? Couldn’t stop thinking about how you feel about clowns… 🙂

  6. Cavan says:

    Well, now I just feel all warm and fuzzy inside. However, if it means anything to you, I feel I must bow before your own bloggy goodness.

  7. sandra says:

    I’m entirely too excited about tonight’s Veronica Mars and may have turned down rather fun ‘going out’ plans in favor of my couch and UPN…rumor has it.

    Random comment – whenever I say the word “ellipses”, I say it as if I have a lisp. I have no idea why.

  8. Just face it… Your blog rocks ‘n’ stuff.

  9. MRKisThatKid says:

    I’m still trying to work out whether or not veronica mars is being shown here in the UK. I thought it was, but then it wasn’t. And then I found a reference to it having been shown in October on LivingTV, but in that case they must have shown it for all of hmm 1 episode. Must have been a very long episode. Ah well i’ll have to carry on being all naughty and downloading it.

    I learned to live with the fact that everyone is better at blogging than I am a long time ago. But how you dave the 2nd can possiblya even contemplate not being the greatest blogger in the known blogosphere is beyond me.

  10. claire says:

    Ok, I’m sold. I’ve only seen a few stray scenes of V.M. which I liked, but the rape storyline that they always seem to plug in reviews and such turned me off. But if Joss likes it… well, who can say no to that?

    Thanks for plugging it before I ended up watching the latest Lost hype show.

  11. James Bow says:

    Your blog does indeed rock. And I don’t mind the dangling participles (sp?) and such at all, because it’s similar to the way I write. The cleanup is generally reserved for the many subsequent drafts, not to mention the great go-over by the editor.

  12. CJ says:

    I’m with Sandra on this one . . . I am entirely too excited for tonight’s new episode of VM. I still count myself as a Lost fan, but I don’t exactly get excited thinking about new episodes. And usually I end up watching VM over again to catch everything I missed before I care to see what happened on Lost.

    To commenter Claire above: Ignore what you read in reviews and watch Veronica Mars with an open mind. The rape storyline is only mentioned sort of in passing in the Pilot episode to explain why Veronica feels so isolated from her classmates. I don’t want to say anymore because the first season of this show is best experienced knowing as little about the plot as possible. (Get those DVDs stat!)

    When Joss Whedon says that VM is the Best. Show. Ever. and says that the writers of VM intimidate him with how good they are, you’d think more people would be paying attention. But I’m afraid the Lost hype machine (oh no! Someone is lost on Lost!) is going to run over poor VM tonight, as usual.

  13. Chaz says:

    This is a crazy reunion of the Buffy cast. With the exception, they’re all female, too! We’re just missing Buffy herself, but I doubt we’ll see Sarah Michelle Gellar making a guest appearance. Who knows? We’ll have a “super Buffy reunion” if Whedon gets Xander, Giles, and Angel to make appearances, but who knows how they’d fit into the story. Ahhhh…. Buffy.

  14. Craig Hind says:

    Dave, you’re far too humble! You obviously don’t realise that your blog is very entertaining. I make a point of visiting once a day (or at least I try to) and a lot of the time you’ve got something funny or at least entertaining to say.

    Personally, I don’t care whether your English is perfect, although it’s pretty good as far as I am concerned. As long as it is comprehensible and doesn’t contain too many errors I’m sure most people really don’t care whether you’re a great student of the literary arts or not!

    Keep it up. It’s good stuff.

  15. Kevin says:

    Yeah, Pauly D found my blog as well. Dunno how, and he started commenting on it so I followed the link to his blog which is great reading. He’s actually got another book coming out early next year called The Lost Blogs. There’s a great description of it on his site.

    Paul Davidson Books

  16. Dave2 says:

    Okay Patrick, I finally watched the latest episode of “Boston Legal” off my TiVo and can totally relate.

    Why do sane people like scary-ass clowns?


  17. Kevin says:

    So has he responded to your post reply yet? Curious what he said.

  18. Dave2 says:

    Yes… Mr. Davidson did indeed reply. His answers were as follows:

    1) He is reading my crappy blog as court-ordered community service for unpaid parking tickets. If that’s not a deterrent, I don’t know what is!

    2) He finds my writing skills to be appalling, and probably illegal. He furthermore suspects that reading my blog is a potential mental health hazard. The grammar was apparently the least of his concerns.

    3) He doesn’t require anguish and torture to write, but he tells me that if he did need such incentive, he would look no further than my blog.

    4) Six… the answer is six beers before reading Blogography doesn’t make him want to gouge his eyes out.

    5) He totally refused my apology, saying that no apology could possibly compensate from the horrors of my vile imagination.

    I am kidding, of course.

    Pauly D. is just as cool as you would think he’d be, and wrote me a nice email reply. 🙂

  19. Neil says:

    I think everyone is discovering your blog lately, Dave. But I’m not sure if it is your writing that impresses people so much or the fact that you keep your beard so neatly trimmed.

  20. claire says:

    To CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >didTo CJ a couple screens up and Dave: thanks. I watched VM last night and stuff >did

  21. trix says:

    hey! i finally pinned myself on the map! you know what sucks ass here? no more taco bell, no new season of ‘nip/tuck’, and a lot of hype over ‘lost’.

    and your blog rocks, no matter what you say.

    by the way, want an attack hamster? here’s what you do. you go into a petshop, pick the darkest coloured furry animal you can find to fit into your palm, so that you can fling them at your antagonists like ninja stars! good luck!

    thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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