I apologize for today’s late entry but it was a busy day capped by a big t.v. night: I’m the three hour Survivor finale followed by what I believe was the fourth to last episode of The Sopranos. Spoilers to follow so if you don’t want to be spoiled, stop reading….
Well, maybe not now exactly as I want to mention we’re in the market for a new car and so spent the afternoon at the Richmond Auto Mall. The auto mall is like a magical kingdom unto itself, an independent little principality teeming with hopes and dreams and wondrously colorful characters. Sort of like Disneyland or Shangri-La or Vatican City – but with a wider diversity of automobiles. Where else can you go drive a Jag, a Range Rover, and even one of those crazy fishbowl electric cars for good measure? Well, no crazy fishbowl electric cars on this day, but we did check out the Lexus dealership and took one of their models for a spin. I’m considering a Lexus because: 1) They are very reliable cars. 2) They are beautiful cars. 3) The other car makers have done something to annoy me. I used to drive a BMW, had no problems with the car, and then when my lease ended and I wanted to transfer ownership to a friend, BMW Financial made what should have been a simple matter a very unpleasant ordeal, thereby ensuring I never EVER buy a BMW again. I used to drive a Mercedes as well but after some six recalls and a toasted transmission (in all fairness, the car was two years old and, really, how long do you expect them to last?), that German-engineering kind of lost its allure. I think it’s time to give Japanese engineering a shot. Still, I just know that a month after I get my new Lexus, those hovercrafts I keep waiting for will finally hit the market and I’ll be kicking myself. So, what do you think? Lexus now or hovercraft later?
Back to the spoilers…stop reading…
Okay, the Survivor finale. Two things. First – I’ve never seen a whinier bunch of sore losers. Seriously. Had they never watched the show before? Did they know realize going in how Survivor works? Their indignant outrage at being double-crossed (read: outwitted) was both hilarious and kind of sad. Second – Poor Yau Man played a masterful game up until the final day when his senses seemingly deserted him. Dreamz was facing certain elimination if he gave up immunity. They made no secret of the fact that they would be voting him off. So why the hell didn’t Yau Man simply offer up Cassandra in exchange for immunity? It would have ensured his trip to the final three, booted out milquetoast Cassandra and replaced her with Dreamz who probably had more enemies on that jury than anyone. Truly bizarre.
As for The Sopranos – holy crap. I was expecting it to happen, but not this early. He will be missed.
Well, that’s it for tonight. Mailbag returns tomorrow. Probably.
In the meantime – hey, check out the dogs!