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Bullet Sunday 206

Posted on Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Dave!It's a blah blah blah kind of week. Thankfully it's Bullet Sunday with some good things to the rescue!

   
• Music! One of those shows that I wish I could quit, but can never seem to stop watching is Grey's Anatomy. They just keep doing things to keep it interesting, and the stories are (usually) pretty good. But the best thing about the show is the music, and I've lost count of the number of great songs I've found from watching Grey's. This week it was Mackintosh Braun (a band I had never heard of before) and their song Could it Be. Turns out the entire album is great, and now I'm a fan...

Mackintosh Braun Photo

Well done Shonda Rhimes and the rest of the people responsible for Grey's Anatomy not sucking too badly. Now please fix Christina and move past the whole "hospital shooting" crap which has been lingering for far too long.

   
• Pooh! This caught be completely by surprise... Disney is coming out with a new Pooh movie on July 15, 2011 called (appropriately enough) Winnie the Pooh!...

Beautiful! Thank heavens they didn't feel the need to recreate the look of the series in 3-D or use computer animation or some other stupid shit like that. The Keane song is perfect, and just the icing on the cake. I hate seeing movies in theaters any more because people are assholes, but I'll make an exception for this.

   
• Veterans! Thanks once again to Applebee's for treating veterans to a free meal on Veteran's Day this week. It seems as though they were making money hand-over-fist from all the people who were there with veterans that were not veterans (like me!), so I can only hope that it's a win-win event for them.

Applebees Vets Logo

   
• High! I've mentioned plenty of time that I have a paralyzing fear of heights, and always have to psych myself up when traveling because all the good touristy stuff seems to be up high. Recently I watched a television program about the "Grand Canyon SkyWalk" which goes beyond scary for somebody like me...

Grand Canyon Skywalk
Photo from the official Grand Canyon Skywalk Site.

While searching for a photo on the internet which shows the glass floor, I came across this shot...

Grand Canyon Skywalk Glass Floor
Shiiiiiiit! Photo from GloboTreks.

The GloboTreks article is called "7 of the Most Impressive Skywalks in the World", and I've only seen one of them in person: the Sears Tower "Ledge" in Chicago...

Sears Tower Ledge Glass Floor
Yes, it's just as scary as you'd think it would be.

They might as well call this list "7 Places Guaranteed to Make Dave2 Crap His Pants"... because, damn... just look at some of these terrifying things. Of course, if I should ever visit any of these instruments of torture, I'd definitely force myself to experience them. I always do. But I'm sure my "experience" would consist of me crawling on my hands and knees while crying for my mommy. After crapping my pants. Because, damn...

   
• TV on DVD! Tonight I found out that one of those long-forgotten television shows I've been begging to come out on DVD, Palace Guard, actually DID get released on DVD back in July! Apparently all nine episodes are included on some kind of massive 10-disc retrospective called Prime Time Crime: The Stephen J. Cannell Collection. It seemed a total bargain at just $22, so I scraped together the money and ordered it immediately. I previously described the show thusly...

The best role of D.W. Moffett's versatile career, and a show that I find impossible to understand how it failed... The Palace Guard certainly seemed like a crowd pleaser, and was mindless fun in a way people usually respond to. PLOT: Moffett is a career jewel thief who is caught and imprisoned. As a part of his parole, he gets a job as a security expert in a megalith hotel chain. A Moonlighting-like twist is thrown in when he starts to fall for his boss (Marcy Walker) who pretends to despise him but, of course, is falling for him as well.

I can't wait to watch the show again and see if it holds up as well as I remember it. If only television studios would get off their asses and release some of my other favorites (even selling them on iTunes so they don't have to go to the expense of pressing DVDs would be great)...

  • Cupid (the Jeremy Piven ORIGINAL, NOT the shitty remake... probably the best television show ever, created by the same guy behind Veronica Mars).
  • Oh Grow Up! (Alan Ball's hilarious pre-Six Feet Under comedy).
  • I'm With Her (Funny "Notting Hill" type story... PLUS Betty White cameo!).
  • Grapevine (Again I am wanting the ORIGINAL, not the sucky remake).
  • Now and Again (Really good drama/sci-fi mix).
  • The American Embassy (A very good "American in London" show).
  • Sam & Max Freelance Police (Coolest cartoon show).
  • The Palace Guard (Funny, smartly written-thief-turned-hotel-security-expert).
  • Strange World (X-Files type conspiracy show).
  • P.S.I. Luv You (CONNIE SELLECCA!!).
  • Duet (Alison La Placa hilarity).
  • Marker (Yes it's Richard Grieco, but doesn't suck!).

   
Now it's back to blah blah blah...

Comments

  1. Sarkawt says:

    One thing that I like so much about the shows is the music i get and through which I managed to find some good voices and true artists I have never ever heard or seen before like Meiko (Hawaii), Greg Laswell (Off I go), Laura Izibor (Perfect World), Kate Havnevik (Grace), and many others. I have known them through Grey’s anatomy, but here only 5 seasons had been shown on TV. About the new band, I will have to check them out and see!
    About the high and the glass floor, oh my God, it’s a wow! Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful photos. Btw, I used to be afraid of heights, but learned to curb fear by facing it.
    The best poster EVER! WOW!!!

  2. claire says:

    I’d be disappointed if everyone was already fine after the hospital shooting on Grey’s. Besides, seeing Callie and Christina hanging out and at the mall was a treat. I just want Arizona back.

    As for tv on dvd, I think Now and Again is the only one I’ve seen. I would add China Beach to your list.

  3. Sybil Law says:

    A POOH MOVIE?!
    Saweet!

    If I ever happen to be with you in some sort of height situation, I’ll make a note to bring you some Depends!
    And take pictures.
    Haha
    :)

  4. Hilly says:

    Dude, I juuuuust logged into my Hulu Desktop and saw the Pooh trailer also. How sad is it that I was giggling at Pooh talking to his tummy? Awwww, Pooh!

  5. Hilly says:

    Oh geesh, I forgot to say that I pretty much watch Grey’s with Shazam open every week. I have learned about so many artists because of that show and the now oh-so-depressing Private Practice.

  6. B.E. Earl says:

    Oooh, I love views from high places. I think I would totally dig that sky walk at the Grand Canyon.

    that skydeck at the Sears Tower wasn’t around the only time I visited it. I had to settle for standing on the step with my head against the glass like Ferris did in the movie. Fun!

  7. Avitable says:

    I was really worried about my fear of heights when I was in Toronto, but standing up there at the top of the CN Tower really didn’t bother me. I’ve either outgrown the fear or my hangover protected me.

  8. kilax says:

    I would LOVE to go on that Grand Canyon SkyWalk! How cool! It would probably be frightening at first.

    How cool that Applebee’s did that! I have to ask though – what do you eat there? We never really thought they were very vegetarian friendly (and never cared for their food).

    • Dave2 says:

      Our local Applebee’s has a veggie burger substitution off-menu that I usually order… they’re not bad, but the bun ALWAYS seems to be jacked up and smashed or too small, which is frustrating. Other than that, just about everything has meat, but they’ve always seemed happy to work with me to subtract the meat from salads and stuff that have it (of course, you still pay the full price). Not my favorite restaurant, but I go there a couple times a year.

  9. MsChick74 says:

    Those are 7 places I will never go, unless I lose my mind. The pictures alone sent my heart racing.

  10. bean says:

    I also can’t stop watching Grey’s Anatomy, and I want to kick Cristina’s ass right now. I am so tired of her storyline.

    Also, I’m NOT afraid of heights and those glass-bottomed observation decks make me want to pee myself.

  11. Rita says:

    Heights scare me too – and this one looks really scary (not a skywalk, but I don’t really even like driving over Hoover Dam).

  12. martymankins says:

    I have a fear of heights, but will go places that are cool. Like the observation deck on the WTC. I’ve been on the Grand Canyon Skywalk and it was spooky for me, but I thought it was kind of cool. I don’t think I could do the Sears Tower ledge. That may freak me out too much.

  13. Sarah says:

    WINNIE THE POOH! You can probably guess what Vahid and I are doing July 15.

  14. kapgar says:

    I was kinda intrigued by Mackintosh Braun after the last Grey’s as well. They are a good finger on the pulse of music if nothing else.

    As for sky walks, I agree about Sears Tower. Freaky as hell but a lot of fun. The Grand Canyon one terrifies me more than anything. The reason I can do the Sears Tower is because I distract my fear with photography. I forget how cripplingly scared I am of the heights (technically of the falling) and can do it in the name of photography. At the Canyon Walk, they don’t let you take your own photos. No cameras at all (unless this has changed). You not only have to pay to get out on the walk, but then pay them for their photos. Load. Of. Crap.

  15. Beth says:

    We went to the GC Skywalk, but decided not to go out on it…they wouldn’t let us take our own camera. We found the view from the other area of the reservation to be more than satisfying. It was just beautiful and we could walk right up to the edge. I do not regret passing on the Skywalk at all!

    Hey…it’s almost ATL time!!! :)

  16. the muskrat says:

    I didn’t do the deck in Chicago, because the line was too damned long. The glass floor up in the CN Tower scared the hell out of me, and I only got one foot on it. A bunch of little kids were jumping up and down on it, which assisted in my hating little kids for several years before having any living in my house. I don’t think I would want to do the Grand Canyon one, but I’d have to make myself do it for the experience. Erosion is pretty.

  17. Christino says:

    The Grand Canyon Skywalk, an engineering marvel. This glass bridge is suspended 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon. Look to the left and see the majesty of the Colorado River.

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