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Bullet Sunday 77

Posted on Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Dave!Good news, everybody! Those toxic Bac-Os I ate yesterday didn't kill me! To celebrate my new-found lease on life, I present another Bullet Sunday...

• Blogiversary. Blargh. It's one week until I have to get things ready for my Fifth Annual Blogiversary Celebration, and I am nowhere near ready. Six months ago I started two very cool projects specifically for the occasion... but one is not ready and the other fell through and has to be re-worked. This is great news for Blogiversary Six, but a real inconvenience for Blogiversary Five. Oh well. There's plenty of big fun in store, as usual. Mark your calenders...

Blogiversary Five

• Nads. How big of balls do you have to possess in order to write an email to a complete stranger asking if they have any shirtless photos they'd be willing to share? My guess is that these balls would have to be at least two pounds each. So when I received just such an email this morning, all I could think about was how does somebody finds pants to fit over such enormous testicles? In any event, anything I'm willing to share is already on my blog or posted to my Flickr account. There ain't no more. But thanks so much for being crass enough to ask.

• Imported. I purchased a nifty audio/video importer for my Mac so I can transfer all my favorite old television shows from videotape to my iPhone. The XLR8 XtraView unit works pretty well considering the source material is of really poor quality. Oh how happy I will be to finally eliminated the last vestiges of analog media in my life.

• Cliffhanger. But there is a down-side to digitizing all these fantastic old shows... so many of them end with a cliffhanger that was never resolved. I get to that last episode, then get angry all over again that television networks screw over their viewers by not wrapping up all the loose ends of the story. Then, just when I'm over being pissed off because the shows were cancelled, I get enraged all over again because they haven't been released on DVD and I'm having to digitize them off of crappy videotape in the first place. Even if studios don't want to go to the expense of manufacturing the DVDs, they could at least put them up for sale on iTunes or something. This would cost them practically nothing AND be a nice source of revenue for them. Here are the top five shows I want released...

  • Cupid. My favorite show of all time. I've written about it here. One unaired episode.
  • Oh Grow Up. Before Alan Ball went on to the critical success that was Six Feet Under, he created this hilarious show about college friends who end up living together just as big changes are happening in their lives. Two unaired episodes.
  • Now and Again. This awesome show featured a family man (John Goodman) who died in an accident and was reborn as a genetically-engineered, super-powered secret agent (Eric Close) under the supervision of the government (including Dennis Haysbert!!). Longing for forbidden contact with his wife (the brutally hot Margaret Colin) and daughter (the hideously annoying Heather Matarazzo) made for a lot of tense situations that drove the story. The fact that they never wrapped up a massive cliffhanger in the last episode was a huge slap in the face to fans.
  • Palace Guard. This brilliant (and often very funny) show about a former jewel thief (D.W. Moffett) who becomes head of security for a fancy hotel chain, only got to air three episodes before being cancelled. That was just enough time for me to fall in love with the show, and I've been pissed for years that it was never given a chance to find an audience. Six unaired episodes.
  • P.S.I. Luv You. Seriously. The show starred Connie Sellecca, is there anything else you really need to know?

• Taxed. I finished most of my taxes months ago, but needed a few final bits of information before I could send them in. On Monday, I'll hopefully get the last piece of the puzzle so I can squeak in under the April 15th deadline. Oh how I hate the US tax system. It's a bloated bitch of a complicated mess, and I remain in a constant state of shock that our citizens don't revolt against the government for not coming up with something that's not fucking stupid. While I don't think that the Flat Tax Initiative or the Fair Tax Initiative are anywhere near perfect, at least they are something that normal people can understand, so I say go for it. Nothing could be worse than what we have now. It's at time like this that I think government officials need to be taken into the street and beaten severely for their complete and total failure to serve us with any competency.

And on that happy note, I suppose I should get back to work.

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  1. adena says:

    Hahaha! Shirtless photos? Seriously?

    Did you get some implants we’re unaware of? I mean, who asks GUYS for shirtless photos? That seems a bit tame, really…

    Now, PANTLESS…there’s a different story!

  2. Hilly Sue says:

    I cannot BELIEVE you outed me on your blog….I very privately asked for those pictures. Geez. 😉

  3. Tax is supposd to be complicate. Otherwise acountants would be out of a job

  4. I think your emailer had enormous nads and a very tiny brain. I mean, everyone knows you have to *trade* instead of just asking for freebies. Duh.


  5. Mr. Fabulous says:

    I have never heard of any of those shows.

    I shall quietly slink away now.

  6. kilax says:

    Yay – Blogiversary V!

    *Must go search for shirtless Dave pics NOW

    Okay, really… was there any reasoning behind wanting the photos? Not that it makes it any less strange, but if he had that big of balls, the reasoning he gave must have been hilarious.

  7. jenny says:

    I don’t know which hurts me more – that you refused my request, or that you called me a complete stranger.

    That’s harsh, Dave. Just harsh.

  8. Beth says:

    Yea, contest time….now that makes a girl happy, and I don’t even need to see your chest.

  9. Sue says:

    I’ve never heard of those shows, but I do agree with the unsolved cliffhanger frustrations! I read BSG will have an ending AND a prequel coming out. That outta be interesting.

  10. Michelle says:

    I’m kinda curious about the reason for wanting the photos, as well. Not that I wouldn’t want to see you shirtless……. just wondering why someone asked. Is it for a Blog Hotties Calender or something?

  11. Penelope says:

    I haven’t heard the word “nads” for so long I almost peed myself!

  12. Turnbaby says:

    Ahhhh taxes done and e-filed.

    And the pics were hialrious.

    *pondering why this hasn’t happened to me*

  13. Kyra says:

    You know, I think all of us lady-bloggers can attest to getting topless photo requests on a fairly regular basis.

  14. Winter says:

    I have Dead Like Me. No one knows that show and I love it! A friend got me all the episodes. I think the person with enormous nads should offer up a pic of said balls in exchange for shirtless Dave. Just think of the fun you could have with those big balls all across the net. BTW, love the Dave peeing and Bad Monkey eating urinal cakes graphic!

  15. Avitable says:

    I email people all the time asking for topless photos. But I’m a hobbyist.

  16. ChillyWilly says:

    Wow … 5 years. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for this place.

    As for taxes, this is the first year I will be getting refunds. In the past 6 years, I’ve either owed or my ex-wife got the refunds (long story). The refunds are not all that much, but at least I am getting something back for a change.

    And I agree that something needs to change about our current system. Anything would be better than what we have now.

  17. 1) Your Blogiversairy is primarily wonderful because it means you will keep writing, and because it seems like you get such joy out of it. Have fun.

    2) Ahem.

    As a lady, may I suggest that you take the request for shirtless photos as a compliment? You’re good looking enough to be objectified!

    At least that’s what I tell myself.

  18. jaketitus says:

    I’m up for a revolt. Count me in. When we storm the castle, can I be the guy with the big scary pitchfork?

  19. joy says:

    I’ll just imagine your cartoon for this:

    officials need to be taken into the street and beaten severely for their complete and total failure to serve us with any competency.

  20. Tracy Lynn says:

    Dude, I LOVE your blogiversary. It’s the only one I celebrate. i don’t even celebrate MY OWN, but yours is always awesome.

    I have the same problem with the networks. Bastards. Why can they never think about anyone else’s needs?

  21. jewelz says:

    So as far as cancelled t.v. shows go….did you ever watch or get hooked on Sean Cassidy’s directorial debut of AMERICAN GOTHIC? That show was phenomenal, yet it was cancelled with no explanation, no wrap-up, not even a cliffhanger….just gone.
    PICKET FENCES was always a favorite of mine too…I hated to see that one end.

  22. Lewis says:

    What do you mean, I have to have big balls to ask for shirless photos? Mine aren’t all that big and I’d ask…..unabashedly and straight out. And I’ll bet I’d get one too.

  23. Reminds me of when I used to play indoor cricket against a team called The Nads ……. named just so their supporters could all yell “GO NADS GO NADS” !

  24. kapgar says:

    Is it really going to be five already? Dang. Hard to believe.

  25. karla says:

    1) Imagine the cojones of someone asking ME for a shirtless photo.

    2) Norwegian taxes, while high, are sensible. This time of year they send you a form with what you made, what you paid in taxes, and what you owe or get back. If you agree, you sign it send it and you are done. If not, you do your deductibles or whatever on the form and then send it. Easy peasy.

  26. Lee says:

    I can’t believe anyone remembers “Cupid”. I *loved* that show, and no one I know has ever heard of it.

  27. Lela says:

    Now and again! I LOVED that show. It was so romantic!! Damn it. 🙁

  28. whall says:

    Go fairtax! Go fairtax! Itsyerbirfday!

    I’ve got a lot riding on this game.

    (Think about it)

    Re:old shows, I haven’t even started looking for old movies or tv shows I’d love to re-watch, despite my recent fortune in winning a zune. I predict I will look for Automan, The Fantastic Journey, Manimal and other things I recall from my childhood but haven’t found so I could reminisc w/myself.

  29. Dave2 says:

    Unfortunately, it’s not the “real” Cupid… it’s a “re-imagining” of the series with all new people and locations.

    Oh well. It might be worth it since Rob Thomas is there, but I’m not getting my hopes up! 🙂

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