You know another good show they cancelled? Drive. Sure, it wasn’t great after the six or so episodes that actually aired, but it showed the promise of being pretty good. Maybe there should be a sort of majors and minors of network programming? If you do well on NBC you get to stay, but if you struggle they demote you to the USA Network where you get at least another season to try to find an audience.
Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’
If people really were reincarnated, I wonder what would happen when they met their nemesis from a prior life? Hollywood uses ideas like this for romantic comedies, but I’d rather see a thriller. Can you imagine John Wilkes Booth the dog catcher chasing down mailman Abraham Lincoln in a battlefield of suburban sprawl? Eh, maybe not.
There’s certainly a disturbing loop one can find themselves in when being nostalgic about the cycle of life (or circle, for you Lion King fans…which should be everyone). This is why food is probably best consumer and discussed in two separate settings. Don’t worry about it once you start eating. It’s pretty much a locomotive that can’t be stopped at that point.
One-upmanship is always a bit humorous to watch. The problem is that the people participating never seem to realize it’s one of those childhood games that can go on forever.
For example, if you were to tell me you can eat six hamburgers, I could say seven. If you were to say eight, I could punch you in the throat. If you happened to be eating one of those burgers, you’d probably die. But since we’re both lying, the game simply continues with you kicking me in the spleen. No one wins.
I suppose it makes sense why people would believe the statement that we only use 10% of our brains. It sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? If I’m only using 10% now and am able to mostly manage my life, imagine what I could do with another 90%? Actually, I know what I would do. I would devote it to trying to figure out the time travel episodes of Star Trek.
There’s something funny about people being nostalgic for business that shut down. Sure, sometimes places shut down because they’re managed poorly. More often, however, I’d wager they shut down because no one ever goes there. I’ve seen this happen a few times, and when pushed on the matter the nostalgic always admit they rarely, if ever, went there.