Why I Love the Big Bang Theory
So I love the Big Bang Theory, which will heretofore referred to as TBBT:
Last night's episode introduced the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock, which is supposed to result in fewer ties because of greater number of combinations, but which ends in a tie every time, because no one ever picks anything but Spock.
This line from the same episode: "I am not going to watch the Clone Wars TV series until I've seen the Clone Wars movie. I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended." (For the record, I watched the movie and all the episodes of the show to date last weekend, and I like it. I am however, known to be a George Lucas apologist, so there you go.)
The extended argument over which Star Trek movie is the worst. (For once, I disagree with Sheldon, although I am willing to rewatch Star Trek: the Motion Picture to consider his theory. I will not, however, ever watch Star Trek V again.
The vanity card at the end of the episode which reads: Dear George Lucas, May I call you Mr. Lucas? On behalf of the writers of The Big Bang Theory, I would like to thank you for your astounding body of work, which has awakened the child within us and unleashed our dreams. That being said, we hope you don't take offense at our good-natured jest regarding your most recent animated efforts. Yes they were cheap shots, but we can't help but hold you to a higher standard -- a standard of your own making. In closing, we are all looking forward to Indiana Jones 5 - The Curse of the Golden Catheter. Oops, sorry again.
Very truly yours,
P.S. To William Shatner, director of Star Trek 5. Go ahead, sue us.
Complete non-sequitor: I watched Cloverfield two hours ago and I'm still a little nauseated. That thing should have come with some sort of warning label...
One sunny day in January...
One sunny day in January, 2009 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, 'I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.'
The Marine looked at the man and said, 'Sir, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.' The old man said, 'Okay', and walked away.
The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, 'I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.' The Marine again told the man, 'Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Bush is no longer president and no longer resides here.' The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.
The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying 'I would like to go in and meet with President Bush.'
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, 'Sir, this is the third day in row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Bush. I've told you already that Mr. Bush is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?'
The old man looked at the Marine and said, 'Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.'
The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, 'See you tomorrow, Sir.'
Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know
The Telegraph has 50 facts you might not know about Barack Obama. Some of my favorites: • He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics • He has read every Harry Potter book • He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date