4.22.2009

Seinfeld Studio Apartment Controversy

Okay, I took a screen cap to demonstrate my thesis. Here it is:

This is from about ten minutes into episode 2. Jerry's parents are sleeping on the futon couch, which has been pulled out. As he enters, Jerry says "This is what I like see, you come home, your parents are in your bed."

They then proceed to have a conversation about how Jerry will be staying at Kramer's apartment while his parents are in town...because the futon couch is Jerry's bed because THERE IS NO BEDROOM.

I rest my case.

4.20.2009

Seinfeld Inconsistencies

As some know, my computer broke, big time.

Depressing as Hell, of course, especially for an Internet addict such as I am.

Worse yet, I had to read a 400 page novel on my iPhone.... It is only available as a PDF. On top of that my professor even admitted it ("Lindor & Adelaide" by Edward Sayer) might be the worst novel he has ever read, and he has read everything.

Anyway, all of this is a roundabout way of saying that I would have posted this as a note in reader if that were possible on an iPhone, but here goes: has anyone noticed that in the first mini-season of Seinfeld, Jerry's apartment, while it generally has the same layout familiar from later seasons, is a studio and not a one bedroom?

Crazy, no?

4.17.2009

Sarah Palin Reconsidered Again

I've been a fan of the blog Palin's Deceptions for some time. Actually since Audrey first commented on my coverage (look at the comments also for a classic Rich qualification) of the Palin pregnancy fraud story back in the early days after her selection.

That said, after many months of dogged and persistent exploration on their part, I've begun to lose the thread a little bit. And this is not because I've become convinced IN ANY WAY that Trig Palin is the biological son of Sarah Palin. No, the reason has more to do with some formal choices on the part of the blog. The ACTUAL God alluded to part of this in a Google reader share recently--the pace of the prose in the posts is too belabored to bear.

On top of that the recent trend of segmenting "newly acquired information" into numerous, equally non-damning, posts has really reduced my enjoyment of the updates. Like the Myspace stuff, as Gawker-worthy as it all was, what did it tell us about Bristol's potential Trig pregnancy? Almost nothing, beyond the fact that Sarah had accused Bristol of being sexually active sometime in June 2007.

I was talking on the phone with a friend tonight and I admitted that I feared the Sarah Palin Fake Pregnancy story had become my 9-11. And by that I meant it was the event I irrationally allowed myself to imbue with all sorts of Republican conspiracy theories... After yesterday's absurd tea-bagging farce, I feel like there is yet more evidence that these people are incapable of pulling off such deceptions.

4.04.2009

Logic

I love this kind of thing:
PITTSBURGH – A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday, killing three of them and turning a quiet Pittsburgh street into a battlefield, police said.

Police Chief Nate Harper said the motive for the shooting isn't clear, but friends said the gunman recently had been upset about losing his job and feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.
Okay, so he was worried that Obama was going to ban guns (a totally irrational fear), and in order to prevent this from happening he murders a bunch of cops with guns.

What am I not understanding?