I’m not what you would call a techy guy. If, say, my printer stops working for reasons unknown, the first thing I’ll try is the old unplug/re-plug/try again. If that fails to get it working, I will go to my back up: the pick up and shake. In the unlikely event that a vigorous shaking doesn’t fix it, then it’s time for the usually reliable “slap and kick”. Finally, if even that doesn’t solve the problem, then I’ll resort to my final recourse: I’ll smash the piece of crap to bits in a blind fury and stalk off to my local Future Shop for a replacement. I’m pleased to report that this final option has yet to fail me.
I bring this up because, as I write this, I am working on my damn phone recharger – tapping, twisting, and pulling on the cord in a desperate bid to get the damn thing working. That hasn’t worked. Neither has bouncing my cell phone off the carpeted floor of my office. And repeatedly smacking the frigging charger off a hard surface has only succeeded in chipping tiny mocha flecks off the dark wood of my desk top. I could just borrow someone else’s charger for a couple of hours. Theoretically, this would be a terrific alternative to tossing my phone out the window. Practically, however, it’s a no-go as those Motorola bastards have seemingly created a unique charger for each one of their phones. In other words, unless I can find someone else with the exact same phone, I have no choice but to go buy myself a new charger – which, wouldn’t you know, is roughly the same price as a new cell phone.
So, allow me to take a moment to offer the sincerest of F.U.’s to the good people at Motorola. Also, a healthy dollop of F.U. to Aeroplan and their essentially useless rewards program that necessitates you book a seat two years in advance in order to redeem your points for a direct flight to Asia.
Well, even though I was back at the office today in body, in spirit I was with Will Waring and co. over at Green Timbers where they were shooting day #4 of Harmony. I hope my spirit brought an umbrella because it was downright miserable this morning.
Not so miserable at the production offices though. The first draft of The Last Man is out and it’s fantastic. Paul is now doing is pass on Outcast. Carl was at post all day, cutting Quarantine. And Marty G. is preparing for his last day of prep on Trio before catching a flight to T.O. for the Toronto International Film Festival Premiere of his movie YPF. I did an interview with SciFi’s Kathy Huddleston, checked out the test on the tilting set, talked to Joel Goldsmith regarding the end of this Mortal Coil (Oh yeah, watched a Day One Mix of This Mortal Coil), and generally lolly-gagged, dilly-dallied, shilly-shallied, dawdled, frittered, and toddled. No, strike that. There was no toddling. Tomorrow, I’m heading to Green Timbers for Harmony day #5: the other night shoot!
P.S. Alipeeps – thanks for the poem. Kellie – thanks for the invite. Include your email in your next comment so I can get back to you.
Pics: Construction, full tilt, hotshot director Marty G. prays for a fifth season pick-up, wheels and deals.
Video: Click on the date for a video of Jodelle harrassing Joe, and vice-versa.
Today’s mailbag –
Lady Dulcinea writes: “Do you happen to watch “After Hours”/”I’m a Marvel/I’m a DC on You Tube”?”
Answer: I have seen it. Very funny.
Lady Dulcinea also writes: “Any ancient names you have floating around in your head you’d be obliged to let me use in my own little world.”
Answer: I’m thinking “Havermaat”.
Patricia writes: “If two Wraith decided to life suck each other at the same time, what would happen?”
Answer: Depends on who’s faster.
Atlantisfannew1 a ecrit: “1)Vous allez regarder la saison 4 à la télé? 2)Vous venez souvent en france? 3)Vous aimez bien rire? 4)Vous avez prévu de faire quoi aprés le tournage de la saison 4?”
Reponses: 1) Non. 2) Non. 3) Des fois, oui. 4) Lire et dormir.
Kellie writes: “Now that you’ve all-but admitted that Teyla and Teal’c are Ronon’s parents, when will you admit that Walter and Chuck the technicians are long lost brothers who instant message each other every time the wormhole is established? The subtext is so clear and we fans aren’t stupid. Just make it official already.”
Answer: Thanks for the giving away the plot to the season four finale.
PG15 writes: “ Speaking of the Weather Network piece you guys did, I’ve managed to upload it onto YouTube. You cans see it HERE.”
Answer: Thanks for that. I keep missing it.
Anonymous #1 writes: “What does Keller have over Carson besides being a woman?
What makes her “better” then Carson, forcing him to be “killed” off in the most ridiculus scifi way in existance?”
Answer: Our decision with regard to the Carson character was made well before we had even entertained the notion of a possible new CMO.