15 January 2006

24

(photo: RIP Fantasy President David Palmer)

My adrenaline is finally subsiding after watching the back-to-back 2-hour season premieres of 24 but I will nonetheless be a hostage of Jack Bauer for the next 20 weeks. Thank God for TiVo. Within the first 10 minutes of the show on Sunday, Caroline locked herself in the bathroom and would only answer to the name "Abuela." I pressed pause and coaxed her out with a Hoodsie. Paulie was generally quiet aside from a few vocal outbursts of his latest word: PUPPY! PUPPY!PUPPY! PUPPY! ad infinitum. Last night was a little more relaxing. Paulie was snuggled with me drinking his milk and seemed as engrossed as I was. But at the next commercial break, I looked over and realized he was not drinking from his sippy cup but nibbling on a pillar candle. He had a mouth full of mulberry-scented wax. I pressed pause and dug it out.

11 comments:

stevie b said...

I only can hope President Palmer had himself removed from the show to begin a run against Mitt Romney!
Got my Vote
p.s. I had one of those mulberry candles once didn't digest so well

KJ said...

STEVIE B-I hear you. I think we should wage a write-in campaign for David Palmer for president in 2008. I wanted to do this in 2004 but couldn't scare up the free time. His fictional character had more integrity than all three branches of our government right now. I cried a little when he was assasinated. I heart Jack Bauer.

wmd said...

horrible show

KJ said...

Clearly WMD was too busy watching Wife Swap and the Bachelor.

wmd said...

I was just kidding, was seeing if I'd get a heated response. I've heard it's a good show but never got into it. With dvr technology I might start watching shows like 24 or Lost.

I'll clue you in on a little secret though, umm, the people on lost stay lost (yet the fat guy doesn't lose weight) and regardless of whatever nuclear threat there is on 24, the dude from Lost Boys saves the day, barely. And finally, the Harlem Globe Trotters visit Gilligan... oh wait, that already happened.

KJ said...

I'm obsessed with both 24 and Lost -- two shows that would be impossible to enjoy without the benefit of TiVo...perhaps you could register for it!? Scene queenz like yourself and LP require it. On Lost, not only does the fat dude not lose an ounce of girth but the women have fresh make-up on at all times. It makes me mad.

wmd said...

My roomate is obsessed with Lost. If he's watching it, I'll stop what I'm doing and watch it. I really like it but it's like a soap opera where time goes by and nothing happens. He does it right though, we have cable dvr (same thing as tivo) and he won't watch for the first 15 minutes, then he'll start from the beginning and ff through commercials.

You're right, they basically take hot girls and rub some dirt on their shoulder and say "yup, looks like you've been stranded for a year". Meanwhile the guys are pretty jacked and don't lose weight so apparently the beach on the island is actually all protein powder.

KJ said...

Your roommate is a smart man. That is the Jackson approach to Lost as well. We usually let about 30 minutes roll by and then blow through the commericals. James cannot tolerate the slow pace of the show, whereas I love watching the characters' stories unfold. He would rather not be distracted by what happened in Locke's or Ana Lucia's pasts and just find out who the frig the "others" are and where the hell is Walt! Actually, I'm getting a little antsy too. Another ALL NEW episode is on tonight. Woo hoo.

wmd said...

Love that kid James. I'm the same way. I told my roomate I want the cliff's note version of the show. No time for this crap. just show me what happened.

jal said...

I have to say you two have me intrigued. I may have to branch out beyond my usual television mainstays of "Project Runway" and "Americas Next Top Model". I may also have to lobby the hubby for Tivo although the way the Netflix membership has been going an argument for Tivo may go nowhere.

KT said...

I may be a day late and a word short on this vibe, but wanted to add my 2 cents and give the nod to LOST. Is it me or has Libby gone from skinny, dirty, skank-heap to perky, blonde, bomb-shelter bimbo in one fell swoop? And how does the fat dude stand a chance with that!? TiVo rocks. We'd sell our kids before our TiVo (in case anyone's in the market).