10/24/2007

Boston Legal: no longer playing in Potomac

Filed under: — menk @ 3:56 pm

My wife and I have watched Boston Liberal (I mean Legal) since the show aired in late 2004. We always felt the show was decidedly liberal but the comedy aspects kept us reasonably interested. Last week’s episode (The Chicken and the Leg) went too far in our opinion and we have now deleted the season pass in Tivo and will watch no more. This particular episode is an example of bad judgement and taste.

Two cases in this episode drove us over the edge in terms of accepting BL as entertainment.

First there was the case in which Alan Shore sues a school on behalf of a 15 year old who contracted AIDs from unprotected sex. In the courtroom Alan attacks the school system for promoting abstinence rather than condoms while the girls parents sit quickly in the gallery. It sits as a prime example of the liberal perspective that we always must blame someone else of our actions (typical democratic crap). In this case the parents who apparently did not supervise nor educate their 15 year old child are viewed as innocent bystanders while the school system is vilified as somehow the cause of this young girls inappropriate behavior. Sex at 15? Did the kid or the parents have no communication and feel a total lack of responsibility?

The second case is incredibly even more liberal leaning. A suit is brought against a psychologist by the wife of a man who committed suicide. Apparently trying to help someone work through their personal issues related to his grief over his fathers death is grounds for malpractice. Mentally ill people need help but when they kill themselves without warning watch out for those liberal lawyers.

Boston Legal positions the responsibility solely on the Doctor this ill man sought out for counsel once a week while leaving his spouse who should have seen this coming if anyone could have blameless.

I bid a not so fond farewell to Boston Legal as I will not be seeing it again. I can say one thing for sure is aside from the liberal crap which I detest; I will not miss Denny Crane and Alan Shore’s bizarre man love scenes on the balcony either. These went well beyond sensitive and straight to weird.

Boston Legal: The Chicken and the Leg - TV.com

10/8/2007

Xbox design flaw Killed a Baby and Microsoft doesn’t care

Filed under: — menk @ 10:40 am

Among it’s many other problems, the X-Box is a fire hazard. An Illinois family whose house burned down killing their infant son is now suing Microsoft. Instead of sorrow for building a flawed and dangerous product Microsoft claims the family was at fault for not unplugging the device when they were not using it.

Microsoft shows disregard and malice toward this family even after proof that the fire was due one of the millions of proven faulty X-Box units killed their son. Microsoft is seeking the legal cases’ dismissal and that their legal fees be paid for by the family. This is a company that should be punished for it’s blatant disregard for it’s customers and human life.

How does Balmer even sleep at night? He makes me sick, trying to paint Apple as customer unfriendly for lowering the price of the iPhone while he freely spends for countless legal services to beat down a family that one of his products indisputably killed their infant boy.

Microsoft Says Xbox ‘Abuse’ Led To Fire That Killed Baby — Xbox Lawsuit — InformationWeek

10/5/2007

CNET says - Too little, too late for Zune in ‘07

Filed under: — menk @ 2:15 pm

Microsoft has done it again. The recent release of the updated yet still lame Zune music players demonstrates that Microsoft is totally unable to innovate. These warmed over devices are rough attempts to clone yesterdays iPod.

What the Redmond company forgets that in this market the competitors are not somehow beholden to the Windows monopoly and that they are moving targets delivering products that move forward in function and capability. As noted by CNET after the release of the newest Zunes: “Microsoft unveiled version 2.0 of its Zune family, and this time, it’s got a credible music player—for 2006. Unfortunately for Microsoft, it’s 2007.”

I gather that despite his grin at the product launch event even Bill Gates recognizes that the latest round of Zunes is a loser. Although the new Zunes were unveiled with typical bravado by Gates on Tuesday (Oct 2nd) as of today (Oct 5) Microsoft announced that the new leader of the Zune business would be Rick Thompson another Redmond drone.

Microsoft has shipped 1.2M units of Zunes since it’s launch with most of these still gathering dust as unsold inventory in stores across the world. During the same period Apple has sold well in excess of 50M units. Rick Thompson has his work cut out for him and admittedly may not be up to the task. As he put it during the reorg announcement: “No one would ever confuse me with being cool.” Well that’s okay Rick because no one would ever confuse a Zune with being cool either. (well except perhaps the Zune tatoo guy)

Too little, too late for Zune in ‘07 | Digital Noise: Music & Tech - CNET Blogs

10/2/2007

What do you call a man who gets 3 Zune tattoos?

Filed under: — menk @ 5:46 pm

A “Z-Loser” of course! Give that man a Zune Dock!

Fat Loser with Zune Tatoo

What kind of man gets three Zune tattoos? - Engadget

10/1/2007

Drunken Woman Pockets some Fudge in Annapolis

Filed under: — menk @ 12:20 pm

In early August, Catherine Delgado a Greenbelt native was caught in Annapolis drunk with pockets filled with fudge. Catherine was in an Annapolis Hotel lobby complaining of a sexual assault when officers on the scene noticed she had pounds of fudge (rocky road flavor) bulging out of her pockets.

The police officers were unable to find any support for her claim of assault and determined that her claim was unfounded. Upon investigation they found a nearby fudge shop had been broken into and a large quantity of display fudge was missing. Later viewing of the surveillance video at the shop showed the inebriated woman stuffing her pockets and face with fudge.

When she realized that the police were checking to see where she might have come across the ‘pocket fudge’ she ran off to the bathroom in the hotel lobby and clogged the toilet trying to rid herself of the evidence.

Justice triumphed with Catherine’s arrest and she was held on charges of burglary with a $100,000 bond.

Late Visit to Fudge Shop Has Bitter Ending for Suspect

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