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i joined lj & will be cross-posting some things from dw. (update 9-6-16)

Friday, February 27, 2009

being nit-picky

so last night my brother & we were watching bones on hulu.com, in this episode a valued long sword prop was the motive for the murder of the week. it was supposedly used in the first fantasy movie. anyway, in the episode it was stated that it was a replica of a sword from 100 a.d.
WRONG! according to my (limited) research, that type of sword did come into being until about 1350. so bones with her know-it-all attitude (which is getting on my nerves) missed that. however, it looks like the show was right on a fighter sometimes holding the lower part of the blade to better control the weapon in thrusts and jabs.
there's an interesting documentary on the rise and fall of the sword as a weapon that's coming out soon that looks interesting.

ETA: taking the commenter's suggestion, i found the trailer & will add it here. it's called reclaiming the blade

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

five things #72

Five things Teal'c likes about earth above any other place he has been.

1. star wars

2. pizza

3. the internet

4. SG-1

5. observing battles in a ring of jello

Sunday, February 22, 2009

quiz: what would you win an oscar for?




You Would Win Best Director



You are a mastermind with a great plan. You can visualize what you want in life.

You are good at leading people and helping them do what you want. You are an excellent coach and teacher.

You are a hard worker, and you're willing to see a project to completion - no matter how difficult it gets.

You have the both capacity and drive to be an amazing director. Most importantly, you have the vision that's needed.



well it's oscar night. the amazing race is on too. so during the first hour i'll be switching channels

Friday, February 20, 2009

TV reviews

first off; the amazing race. great as always, but i'm not liking the new theme or opening.

second; MS on burn notice. brief, very brief appearance, but it a hint at more to come.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

five things #71

Five things Daniel did to make Sam stop chasing Jack

1. he explained very scientifically, with charts and graphs, why they weren't suited for each other.

2. he arranged "accidental" meetings with every nice single guy he knew that didn't work for the military.

3. he told her ancient stories from several cultures about how someone waiting for something they could never have misses several things that they could.

4. he touched some artifact on some planet and they got sent to an alternate universe.

5. he asked her out.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

TV countdown

tomorrow night is the amazing race! as always, it looks like a good one.

and in 5 days (more or less) MS is in his first of three burn notice episodes!

Friday, February 06, 2009

five things #70

Five ways things would be different if Charlie had lived.

1. jack wouldn't have been assigned to be in charge of that first abydos mission, kawalsky was with more or less the same results. later kawalsky was promoted to lt. col. & lead sg-1. where he keeps a tighter leash on daniel than jack, resulting in daniel having fewer deaths.

2. a few months after charlie's birthday the year that he was found with jack's gun, got a lecture and was grounded. they found out that flu sara was fighting was really a pregnancy. elizabeth o'neill was 2 weeks late & had her daddy wrapped around her little finger from the start. charlie is the proudest (& as far as he's concerned, the best) big brother in the world.

3. a few months after elizabeth was born jack retired and opened a bait & tackle shop with a couple of fishing buddies.

4. when charlie was 15 the family moved to canada for him to be in a better hockey program. when he was 18, he became the youngest player in the NHL draft that year. two years later his team won the stanley cup.

5. shortly after the big win charlie met a woman sports reporter. he likes dogs, she like cats. he drinks coffee, she drinks tea. he vacations in the mountains, she vacations at the beach. they have heated discussions about everything from penalties in hockey to the best bait to use for catching certain fish. the wedding is next spring.


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

quiz: are you hot?




You Play it Cool



You're not in your face, smokin' hot... and it's all by design

You have a carefully crafted cool persona, leaving everyone wanting to know just a little more.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

five things #69

Five TV programs that Teal'c records so he never misses an episode.

1. oprah. now that he knows what one is.
2. the golden girls. they remind him of his aunts.
3. modern marvels. especially any episode with weapons.
4. quantum leap. he found the idea of "putting right what once went wrong" fascinating.
5. paula's home cooking. he's never attempted to cook anything, but finds all the work that goes into making the food interesting.

this is the first of my suggested prompts

Monday, February 02, 2009

steelers get a "six pack"


man what a game!

there were highs & lows. panic & joy. even oxygen was administered. and that was for the people watching the game.

27-23

"they" said it would be close, they weren't kidding.

a few days to celebrate, then it's trying for a "7 heaven"