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Thursday, January 31, 2013


I was going to leave this alone, I really was.  #Xfinity updated their Cable boxes last night at three in the morning.  Most people don’t know or care.  I found out this morning because my Dad told me the cable was out this morning around three, maybe because of the wind.  I didn’t think much about it.  Then this afternoon when I turned the #TV on I noticed the settings were changed.  The pictures on non-#HD channels were not only #letterboxed, they were completely surround in black boxes.  Also when I tried to change the #channel the number format had changed.  It’s now a large black box with a white line and white writing which says the #channel number.  The reason I have digital cable and send #largechecks to #XFINITY every month is so that I have a guide which displays at the bottom of the screen when I change the channel.  I don’t need a second box in black on top, blocking a third of the top of the screen, to tell me information that is on the bottom of the screen in bigger letters.  Also a new change that was imported to my cable box without my being notified is to the guide itself.  When you look up a specific episode from the timetable guide and look up the other times that it is playing, it automatically starts listing the earliest showing before the one that you were looking at.  I know that was a horrible sentence but what was done to the guide was horrible too.  The end result of that meddling is that when you are #channelsurfing you may end up wiping out on the wrong channel instead.  Of the first two problems, one is fixable and one is frustrating but completely out of the consumers hands.  The #blackboxing and #letterboxing can be fixed by changing settings in your #cable remote.  You have to turn the power off to your #cable while the #TV is on.  Then hit the #cable button and the menu button and a menu will appear on your screen.  You have to change it to #Native settings.  The #bigblackchannelbox, we can only complain about,  But please do.  Take to #Twitter and #Tumblr and #YouTube and #Instagram it and whatever it takes.  It is a completely redundant upgrade, and if they can do this to our #cableboxes while we sleep, what else have they/could they do?  What else are they doing it to?  They have connected to all your devices in your home? What might be coming down the line in 6months or a year?  Tell your friends to tell their friends.  I want to know what #Xfinity is doing to my #cable box #DVR #INTERNET #PHONE #iPad #iPhone #Adroidphone #computer #laptop

Monday, January 28, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Rumours


As E Plurubus Unum, that watched on BBC America as the original Doctor Who episode "The Aztecs" aired last night January, 27, 2013. There was a lot of Wiboly-Woboly Timey WiNEY talking before hand, in case you didn't notice. Some of the information on the original series was great, it was LOVELY to see David Tennant, but anyone seriously into Doctor Who will have purchased/viewed at least one DVD with extras that contain similar information. There is also available old interview footage from cast members who have passed away. It seems odd that they choose not to use it.

"The Aztecs" is a good Classic Doctor Who(once you turn a blind eye to the 60's special effects). I understand that The Powers That Be were using it to illustrate a point. They even mentioned it in the pre-show talking points. The Doctors first mentions to Barbara that certain things are fixed in time and can't be altered. Also the Doctor is almost bambozzled into getting married. But as in most of Doctor Who's predictaments, this one is resolved quickly with none of the Doctor's companion lives at stake.

Some things come to mind though. Steven Moffot for one. Another thing is that we were promised a year where Who would take over our tvs. One special a month does not cover that. According to my line up, they're not even repeating this special. My thoughts are as follows. We were promised eleven Doctors in the anniversary special, right? I think River Song is supposed to be involved in bringing them together. I think the episodes/serials of the classic/new who are being shown are easter eggs, thrown out there to put the peices of the puzzle together for those care to find out. The first episode they ran after the first Doctorspecial was "Blink". Maybe a way to retrieve the other doctors without blowing up the universe involves their (the Weeping Angels) quantumlock.

It would be odd NOT to mention the many Gene(pronounced Jenny)/Clara/Suzan mystical connections that everyone is sure will pop up. I'm more inclined to think Clara is something utterly different but that Gene and/or Suzan will show up in the anniversary special.

Is Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who? If he is going to go, what more spectacular way then on the 50th anniversary when the show is at its peak? I think he still has time on his contract, though, so don't start shopping for bow ties just yet. On the rumors about him being replaced with a time lady, hmmm. I don't think that the charector would be the same. I however would be perfectly content with a Time Lady companion, maybe even a relative. His mom, or an elderly madien aunt comes in to boss him around. That would be histerical. Or Gene or one of Suzans children would be a touching return to the original grandfather like charector.

As for all the Doctors still living showing up, your guess is as good as mine. From day to day, each one has a new story. That strikes me as a cover story for what's really going on. David Tennant for instance had said in one interview that he hadn't even been approarched reguarding the 50th anniverasry and there he was on my tv last night in beautiful HD lying color. Granted it was only an interview so he may not have seen it as Doctor Who, but what else is he lying about? Of course several of the Doctors have passed away, but hey Kayne West is on CNN right? I don't know how you would explain the ones that have aged unless they were caught on Apalapucia at different time rates to explain why they aged differently. Or they could have been made to think they were humans like David Tennant did in the 1910's when Martha was traveling with him. I DO have an explaination for the Ghosts of those who have gone before. The suits from the Library when the Vahsta Nerada ate people. It left an imprint. Little easier to achieve then a full hologram and a Time Lord could have left purposful imprints anywhen and where, like a will.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Doctor Who Announcement

Is it just me or was the hype not worth it?  There was massive hype that a big announcement was coming on January 23, 2013 regarding Doctor Who.  There were many rumors varying from believable to far fetched.  I particularly liked some of them.  I also have a few of my own.  How about that the doctor is real and actually left his blue book in 1963 when he came back in time?  Why was he back here?  To save Kennedy of course!  And because he screwed up he was turned into a human.  The 50th anniversary revives him and we find out Doctor Who! But seriously BBC you promised us that the doctor would take over our TV's this year.  At the very least, run old episodes more then the ten promised.  It's better then leftover Kitchen Nightmares or Top Gears. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Social Music Site

It comes to my attention that no one has seen fit to outfit the internet with a social music website.  When was originally started it was geared to the entertainment industry but who still uses MySpace anymore?  I think there should be a social music website that is like instagram was to pictures when it started. You could post your own music.  You could could discuss other people's music.  You could make and exchange playlists.  I'm sure that someone more creative then me could come up with more applications.  Maybe something with autotune. You could also have band and genre specific pages.  #Songpop would be a perfect fit there.  I'm sure there are numerous other games that could be played with music involved.  It's ashamed I don't have time, money or investment capital(plus the technical know how) to set this up.  I bet this is a sure fire money maker.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Car Crash Songs

Yesterday while playing #SongPop HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY was one of the song I was supposed to guess. It was sung by George Jones so I got the question right for knowing that but it haunted me that I hadn't heard the song or it hadn't lingered in my mind very well. When I finally listened to the song all the way, through I realized it belonged in a very unique category. My family calls those types of songs "car songs" because generally someone dies in a car crash, but the song I heard yesterday might also have applied to an old Facebook Note that I have now dredged up here for you amusement.
"This has been bugging me. Romantic songs that aren't quite so romantic if you listen to the words.
10. Laurie(Strange things have happened) Remember the ghost story about the hitchhiker who leaves the sweater behind and it's the anniversary of the night she died? They made it into a love song.
9. All the other 1950's car crash songs. Leader of the Pack, Tell Laura I Love Her, Teen Angel(otherwise know in our family as "you idiot you went back for the ring" or "the sniff, sniff song")
8. Cutting Crew I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight I like the song but still.. tacky!
7. A moldy oldy Goodnight Irene There is a verse that goes "Sometimes I live in the City, Sometimes I live in the Town, Sometime I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown"
6. Ray Charles- I Can't Stop Loving You Now we enter into the territory of the obsessed and depressed
5. The Mama's and The Papa's Glad to Be Unhappy- Seriously? You're only happy when you're depressed?.?.?...
4. Cruel To be Kind- "I'm just mean to you 'cause I like you." O.K. Chris Brown
3. Frankie Vallie My Eyes Adored You- A side return trip to stalker territory
2. John Mellencamp Hurts So Good- A little S&M anyone??? And is anyone hiding Rhianna from Cougars?? Mellencamp that is!
And the number one is ... a tie between the two most creepy stalkers ever.
One knows what you've doing, cause the other Watches every move you make
One Knows if you been naughty, cause every word you say, every game you play he'll be watching you.
But HEY at LEAST SANTA gave out presents this year, did Sting??JUST SAYING! We should be LISTENING to the words are songs are both telling and not telling us. I'LL REMEMBER that Madonna was ON HER KNEES AND GONNA TAKE YOU THERE.
I'll close by saying this open your minds, ears and hearts and be surprised by what you learn and where you learn it!