How cool is this? Hamish has signed up as lead in the new Stargate series.

Guess it might be a plan to catch up with Atlantis then, only seen the first series on DVD.
Sat in front of the TV with Twitter open watching Question Time, so there were a lot of Tweets. So I'll put the daily digest behind a cut for once: Twittering away at the talkng heads and Dimblebore. It's not as dull as it sounds, but it probably isn't inspiringly interesting )
Microblogging by SMS, using LoudTwitter and Twitter.

Can someone remind me to reset the formatting for the weekend? We're off to a wedding and it'll look weird else...
Right, laptop plus telly equals liveblog attempt.

Here be spoilers )

Jennie's sat next to me doing the same thing and I'm going to continue in the comments instead of constantly editing...

Edit after the broadcast: Well that was bollocks wasn't it? Better than last season but the first episode needed to be. LJ crapped out and would let either of us get here about half way through, but, well, it' would just've been angry ranting about frustrating plot devices and utter stupidity at all points. Anyone want a poll? Nah, didn't think so.
I agree with [ profile] sexygoldfish_uk, this really is a really stupid idea:
Right, 22 overpaid players kicking around a synthetic pigs bladder and we get could Dr Who postponed. Bah, that's all wrong. It's a silly game but I don't mind people having their interests as long as they don't conflict with mine. This decision would appear to there to upset my nice, calm, tolerant and understanding outlook on life.
Not sure I agree with him on the 'overpaid' bit;they get paid that much because too many idiots give money to the big name teams and the high ratings means more sponsorship, but definitely agree postponing the schedule completely if there's an overrun is daft. Let the sports fans switch to BBC3 or similar, leave the scheduled for months entertainment where it is thankee muchly.

This friendly PSA brought to you by someone who has no objection to people watching the football. If they go to the stadium and support their local team. Anything else just makes it beer and circuses...

What never (ever) made any sense to me though was when they used to move Children's TV from BBC1 to BBC2 during sporting events like Wimbledon. Why not just put the sports event on BBC2 in the first place? Why disrupt two sets of schedules? Ah well. This'll be weird though, despite not having a TV of my own, it's likely I'll be seeing the first three episodes of the run of this series sat in front of a TV set. Although it could be argued going to Yorkshire for the weekend is perhaps a little excessive to acheive this. Admittedly, the company will be good, but, y'know.
Things that make Mat happy part mcmxvii. Via just about everyone (including an email), HBO, the US TV channel that made The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Oz, Carnivàle, The Larry Sanders Show, Deadwood, Band of Brothers, Rome... (and snipping out shows I didn't like/haven't seen still leaves an impressive list there) have announced that they will be making [ profile] grrm's A Song of Ice and Fire into a very long TV show. It gets better:
The author will co-exec produce the series
and each book will be an entire season, so while they'll need to cut out some detail, they won't need to cut out all the detail. In a different article on the same story I also found:
This comes on the heels of HBO announcing they would do a series based on Preacher
Lemme hear you say an amen. Game of Thrones and Preacher? Yowsers.

And, in US news, Senator Barack Obama:
I'll be filing papers today to create a presidential exploratory committee. For the next several weeks, I am going to talk with people from around the country, listening and learning more about the challenges we face as a nation, the opportunities that lie before us, and the role that a presidential campaign might play in bringing our country together.
I first heard about this guy when Evan linked to a video of his address to the DNC at the time Kerry/Edwards won the nomination, and I was actually impressed. It's not often these days that public speaking and speeches impress me, but this guy did. I've only heard good things since. I'm thinking he won't win the nomination, but will make a great VP candidate behind either Edwards or Clinton.

Right, I'm off into town for the protest I mentioned, see you all on the flip side...
OK, Saturday, as I said, I was supposed to meet [ profile] draich_goch and others in Exeter. I was also supposed to go to his Sat evening so I could watch the new Robin Hood. Only, y'know, the whole not watching TV thing meant I completely forgot about it.

Tonight, I went to his (to sort out some stuff for our ACW campaign, we are nasty little moderators), and after we'd done watched the recording he'd made.

Given the general consensus of my friends list from Saturday, I wasn't expecting much from it. Y'know what? My low expectations? Far too high.

Ye gods that was awful

Robin Hood ramblings )

Also, does anyone else find that they have absolutely great ideas for posts when completely unable to write them up, like while driving? I had one earlier, in response to this post by [ profile] rho and the post she links to by [ profile] wearemany. Both posts are great, and worth a read, but the money quote (well, my favourite) from [ profile] rho has to be:
geeks, in my experience, tend to be tolerant, not out of any sort of moral or ethical conviction, but because they just don't care. Worrying about someone's sexuality just gives you less time to be concerned over more important things like their OS choice or their collection of polyhedral dice.
I'll try and write up what I was going to write when I'm not already up too late...
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British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

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