Saturday, April 30, 2005

About the Title II

Another reason I developed the shorthand SFNE is to reduce the amount of cursing I do in front of my kid. Which is why the tagline to my blog uses the euphemism "frakking." This is important because I don't want to offend someone who's just scanning--I can respect delicate sensibilities when I need to. (Tip to those with delicate sensibilities: Skip all episodes of "Deadwood" and anything directed by Quentin Tarantino.)

Also, I am amused by the word "frakking" because the characters on the new "Battlestar Galactica" use it as an all-purpose (but you know what they mean) swear word. I'm going out on a limb here with some of you, but . . . the new version currently on SciFi channel is WAY better than the original.

I know, I know--you're already thinking, "What a rebel!"


Blogger Lisa said...

Love the idea of this blog. Love, too, the SF-themed swearing. Since you're a Galactica fan, have you listened to the Galactica episode commentaries that are available from the SciFi/Galactica website? Instead of waiting for the DVD box set, the show's creator made his own audio commentaries in his house (you can hear his dogs bark). You can download them and play them when you're watching. Pretty cool.

As someone who grew up here, I really didn't appreciate how different the rest of the country was until I got into my 20s and did some traveling on business. I had a lot of mistaken impressions about America: for instance, I thought I lived in it. Once I visited Houston I realized that I really lived in a little piece of Europe that wandered off from the tour and got lost.

The use of space in other parts of the country is really foreign to me. In Denver the local roads look as wide as Route (Root!) 128 to me. I'm used to living places where I can go outside, touch my house, reach out my arm and touch my neighbor's house at the same time. The whole idea that anyone would drive three hours for anything used to astonish me; around here, you've already driven by about 85 versions of the thing you were looking for. Drive an hour or so north or south of where I am and you've left the state completely for Rhode Island or New Hampshire.

And what they call pizza out there, there oughta be a law against it. (That said our "mexican" food should probably be investigated by Amnesty on human rights grounds).

7:37 PM  
Anonymous rsw said...

Darn! Too bad I can't use my LJ icons here. I have a nice one made by one of my listsibs that reads: "Can't do better than the original", with a pic of Starbuck & Apollo. ;-) Sorry, I didn't like the mini-series & I haven't watched the new one because it just doesn't look interesting to me.

**The pic I'm referring to is set as my default icon so you can see it, if you're interested. ;-) Just click on my initials for the link.

5:04 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

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7:00 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

(NOTE: I've edited this comment)
Robin--I know this is you! Come out of hiding! And please give the new series a try--it's wonderful. Plus it has Edward James Olmos, who stepped into my heart back in his "Miami Vice" days and . . . stayed. If you do nothing else, try the first episode after the mini-series. It's called "33"--I think they're rerunning in rotation on SciFi right now. Let me know what you think.

To Lisa: No, I haven't checked out the audio commentaries, though I have read Ron Moore's blog. Gotta do that!

If you want a good laugh, go to (a truly wonderful Canadian site about all thing television--FABULOUS material on "Degrassi--The Next Generation") and look at Scuttle Cliff's episode by episode reviews of the new BG:

His (I think he's a guy) spelling and grammar are atrocious, but I was just dying of laughter from his comments, which are both spot on and yet--loving.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous rsw said...

heh How'd you guess it was me? ;-)

I think I'm too prejudiced to watch & enjoy the new bsg (as evidenced by the LJ icon). I've never claimed to not be biased.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

RSW--just a guess, then I asked your husband to confirm your initials! I'll just mark you up as a lost cause--can't win 'em all! Come back anytime!

6:14 AM  

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