Since I no longer have cable and was out of fresh books and needed a brain break over the weekend I spent some time on Hulu watching Firefly. And yes before you ask I saw the episode that opens with Nathan Fillion naked in the desert. [insert some unintelligible sounds here]
The thing with Hulu is they have figured out that if they make the commercials 15 seconds long people will actually sit through them because there isn't time to get up and go make a sandwich in 15 seconds, well unless you're Flash Gordon but that's a different story. And speaking of different stories….[everybody catch that really smooth segue?]…… one of the funniest tv lines EVER is in a Firefly episode called "Objects in Space" when a character says that the possibility of someone having psychic powers sounds like science fiction to him and his wife says "We live on a space ship, Dear."
After I exhausted Hulu's supply of Firefly, I went trolling on the interweb and found more episodes on The WB. Now, The WB is not a channel that I've spent time on in the past. And although they also present their web episodes with short commercials, I was exposed to a couple of commercials that I don't think that I would have ever had the opportunity to [voluntarily] view had I been watching mainstream tv. In retrospect I realize that my only defense against this mind numbing onslaught would have been…….two seconds in when realization struck……. placing my hands over my eyes and hitting the mute button on my laptop, but since I was so gobsmacked the first time this commercial rolled up on my screen, I now have an audio/video clip seared into my brain pan.
So no one gets their dander up, I'll preface this with telling you that I'm not a fan of "reality" tv. If you are, stay with me, and try not to feel judged, because I fully believe that every adult has their own god given right to whatever brain softening pleasure they crave, as long as they don't go around pushing it to middle schoolers in dark alleys……
So there I was, innocently counting down the seconds left on a commercial break until the conclusion of my Firefly episode…… and up pops a commercial featuring Buzz Aldrin. You know, Buzz freakin Aldrin. Space hero? The second person to ever set foot on the moon? Buzz Aldrin? Astronaut? In a tuxedo, holding an American flag, to the backdrop of "Let's Dance" by David Bowie.
Well, my mouth fell open and I just sat there kinda stunned. I didn't even laugh, which is my normal reaction to something that gobsmacks me.
What I wouldn't give to have been in that "Dancing with the Stars" planning meeting. Um, guys? You know how we get celebrities to dance and the show is called dancing with the stars and everything?
What do you think about getting a guy who's actually been up in the stars…………..????
There's another planning meeting that I would have loved to have been in. I was just telling Cat about it this morning. The planning meeting for The Nook. It's one of those electronic book reader things. Really the NOOK? I laugh every time I see it. Then I wonder……..didn't those guys go to high school?
[or is that one just me?]