The

kitchen

is

hopping!

fried chicken, biscuits and gravy.

Chef Rob Belcham checks to make sure I don\'t make off with the cutlery.

It also makes a mean cappuccino

My haul from Pulp Fiction.

“Did you wrap early today?”asked Tim as I grabbed a seat at the bar.

“Nope,”I replied, settling in and flipping open the menu. “I’m off for the next four days.”

[Note: This weekend, of course, Canada celebrates one of its most important holidays – Lord Emil Froodock Day – a commemoration of one of Canada‘s most revered historical figures. The inventor of the pomegranate, the right turn signal, and that little piece of green plastic that has adorned every sushi plate since the dawn of the California roll. He also pioneered the term “chillax” long before it got really popular.)

While many in the office packed up their golf clubs and headed south, I opted for an extra long weekend of staying put and doing nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. I do have books to read, a blog to update, and a certain outline that, sadly, won’t write itself. Still, on this day, I decided to take advantage of the production holiday by sleeping in an extra hour, doing a morning run, swinging by my bank to deposit some checks and put up with that one pompous teller who always seems genuinely put out to be doing his job, and then stopping by Fuel for the “Fried Chicken Friday” lunch special. This wasn’t my first time having their fried chicken (apparently cooked sous-vide in buttermilk before deep-frying). Last week, Fondy and I went for dinner and enjoyed a double-fowl fry spectacular: their fried chicken AND their fried duck confit. Golden-crispy on the outside; tender-juicy on the inside. The chicken came with biscuits and gravy (recipe compliments of AJ’s grandmother) and, by the time I was done, I was DONE! I left the restaurant feeling thoroughly satisfied – and a little guilty, which I guess is why I stopped by a fitness shop on the way back to my car and impulse-bought one of those body composition readers. You know, the kind that tell you exactly how overweight you are.

This one offers a plethora of readings: Weigh, Body Fat %, Total Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, Visceral Fat, Bone Mass, Metabolic Age, and BMR. Hmmm. I am decidedly average. My body fat % is a surprising 19% but, in all fairness, I suspect at least 2.5% of that is crispy fried chicken skin. On the bright side, my metabolic age is a spry 35! Also, I’m sure you’ll also be pleased to hear that I’m keeping well-hydrated.

I also swung by my favorite second-hand bookstore in Vancouver, Pulp Fiction, in search of some hard-to-find titles. Picked up about a half dozen reads in preparation for what is looking like a month-long hiatus. Last year, I went through 18 books in three weeks. While I doubt I’ll be able to match that pace, I’m hoping to make some progress on my ever-growing To-Read pile.

Today’s blog entry is dedicated to a post-exam firefly827347 and all the kids in the UK who are doing their GCSE exams.

Mailbag:

David writes: “Hey Joe. For the Super Fan videos, do you use the same Stargate for the videos every year?”

Answer: Nope. Martin wrote/directed/produced three last year, and he’s doing another three this year.

Angelus writes: “Will any of you be checking out this little upcoming online game called “Stargate Worlds”?”

Answer: No doubt.

Haliyah writes: “Do you happen to know any classy, well-priced Japanese restaurants with fantastic food in Toronto?”

Answer: Sorry, T.O.’s not my home turf. Try Ivon.

Inpa writes: “If you don’t mind me asking, why do the pictures look like an anime version of the Stargate?”

Answer: They’re promos, not scenes from an actual episode.

AV Eddy writes: “Have you ever had jerky, and if so, did you like it? Did the main Atlantis set get a new paint job for S5?”

Answers: I do enjoy jerky (Bruno’s dad makes a mean moose version). Atlantis got a paint job a couple of seasons ago and is good for another two years. Its tires may need to be rotated however.

David writes: “What do you suggest I say or do when people at my High School tease me because I like Stargate?”

Answer: Trust me, you’ll have the last laugh at your high school reunion when you’re incredibly successful and they’re still working at their career summer jobs alongside their My Super Sweet 16-lovin’ friends.

Vecturist writes: “Are you a fan of Mexican food?”

Answer: I am, although it’s near impossible to find good Mexican food in Vancouver.

Masterchief writes: “…oh by the way I’m not sure if this is a mistake but according to your answer she did in fact reveive a copy of the script. however a few months ago you claimed she didn’t.”

Answer: Sorry. The confusion undoubtedly stems from my use of the word “delivered”. In a past response, I wrote: “The content of the script (which has yet to be delivered) was never even discussed.” First, the content of the script was never discussed. The only creative issue ever brought up was the possibility of giving the character closure, which we were willing to do. Secondly, the script we sent was an early writer’s draft that, while representative of the episode shot, was nevertheless a long way from the “delivered” script (the final version which has addressed all of the other writers’ script issues and, thus, gone out in general circulation – ie. the various departments, the studio, the network).

McWraith writes: “Joe, do you know what they made the cannon out of?”

Answer: I don’t. I can only assume the bones of Martin’s last victim.

Hannastasia writes: “What’s the status of BamBam being on American Gladiators?”

Answer: Apparently, Gladiators is focusing on more of your Average Joe contestants (firemen, policemen, factory workers). Hopefully in the coming seasons, they’ll shift their focus to those with more atypical vocations (ie. stunt coordinators, fugu chefs, everyone who has ever played the part of Rum Tum Tugger in Cats).

LibKat writes: “When you decided to make next months BOTM all female authors, did you consider any books by Lois McMaster Bujold?”

Answer: I’ve been wanting to check out Bujold’s work for a quite some time. A possible August BOTMC selection?

Claudia writes: “Do you know when the fans can expect a new Season 5 Teaser Trailer, Promo etc. ?”

Answer: Nope.

K. Ryan writes: “Have you tried anything from Lake Champlain Chocolate?”

Answer: No, but I have heard good things about them.

BlueJay writes: “Will there be any new recurring wraith characters in season five?”

Answer: Possibly.

BlueJay also writes: “When wraith cull what do they do if they sweep up young children?”

Answer: I imagine they adopt a catch-and-release policy not unlike that exercised by fishermen who reel in undersized fish. Best to set them free and come back for them when they’ve had a chance to fatten up and gain a little more of that delicious life experience.

Molly writes: “Have you ever thought about getting a French bulldog/pug mix?”

Answer: I’m pretty satisfied with the four dogs we have now.

59 thoughts on “May 16, 2008: Happy Lord Froodock Day!

  1. BlueJay writes: “Will there be any new recurring wraith characters in season five?”

    Answer: Possibly.

    BlueJay also writes: “When wraith cull what do they do if they sweep up young children?”

    Answer: I imagine they adopt a catch-and-release policy not unlike that exercised by fishermen who reel in undersized fish. Best to set them free and come back for them when they’ve had a chance to fatten up and gain a little more of that delicious life experience.

    Sometimes I love you Joe, you know that??! (in a non-creepy, just another crazy Wraith fangirl kinda way…)

    And that ‘gain a little more of that delicious life experience’ sounds an awful lot like something Gareth Blackstock would say… 😉

    das

  2. FOUR days??!!! Two days of lost production time? Actually, I hope you have a great time, whether its reading, trying out your new bio measurement toy, or capturing the pups on film. No questions today to honor your time off. Enjoy.

  3. Hey Joe. You probably know, I’m fairly new to your blog, so I was wondering…when you make references to BaronDestructo and Cookie Monster, what does that mean?

    Also, I bought my first Stargate SG-1/Atlantis magazone today! On my way home from school, I wandered into Chow’s Variety’s and there it was.

    I wanted to know if you guys have any say as to what goes into this magazine?

  4. For sword & sorcery fantasy. Have you read any of the Black Company books by Glen Cook? If you have, is a movie/TV adaptation possible for any or all books in the series?

  5. Okay, so the holiday crap was funny, but c’mon, show some Canadian respect, and spell cheque properly.

  6. ah thanks Joe, I think a lot of people were wondering about that. I can’t remember when we got to see the season 4 trailer, maybe a month before the premiere? which means we’ll have to wait another month for the season 5 trailer. so there might be a recurring Wraith character? I immediately thought: yeah sure we already know that Todd will appear in a few episodes. but you were talking about NEW Wraith characters of course.

    I read an article about two new ship sets. apparently one’s a Traveler’s ship and the other one’s a Wraith hive. I guess we’ll see them in the mid-season two-parter and The Queen. sounds great!

  7. I loved Gero’s last vids, I’m sure these ones will be just as good.

    My best mate, Carl Beckett is doing his final year med school exam on Friday, any chance you can give a dedication to a future REAL Scottish Dr. Beckett?

    I’ve been struggling to think of a good graduating present for him but as a huge SGA fan I think he’d love that more than the embroidered lab coat with velcro patch for his Scotland patch :-P.

    Man does that meal look GOOD! Keep it up, Ironman!

  8. Yummy, that chicken and biscuits and gravy,,looks delicious, Dinner is over here, but makes me wish I had some of that plate, thank you.. Wish we had Chef Rob around here, good food is hard to find at restaurants. Enjoy your time off!! and again for sharing photos with food,,lol..thanks..

  9. Hi Joe!

    Happy Lord Froodock Day!! I celebrated by leaving my right turn signal on all day. Now I need a new car battery!

    Nice to see the Map of Middle Earth in the bookstore photo. This should help prove to David that the geeks really shall inherit the Earth!

    das said, “And that ‘gain a little more of that delicious life experience’ sounds an awful lot like something Gareth Blackstock would say… 😉 “

    I agree, das! (Loved that show!)

    Thanks for answering my questions and that yummy fried chicken photo. Fuel can make even the most humble of foods fan-cee!

    I hope you have a lovely weekend. 🙂

    eddy

  10. Will there be any wraith/human conversion (going either way) in season 5? I find something very fun about when that happens.

    Also, we now know how the drone wraiths come about, but will we ever find out how the non-drones/females are born, if it’s the same as the drones or more like the human way? Presumably at least the females are born as babies, given what we saw in Instinct.

  11. Hey Joe,

    Yay to 4 days of not officially working. Hurrah \o/ – note how I say not officially – you know you will.

    In honour of the time off I have a non-Stargate question.
    In honour of you not meant to be working – I’m fully expecting you to not answer it 🙂

    Last night, we were talking about the best lines heard from sporting commentators. The hands down winner for us was a local commentator called Dennis Cometti who came out with the line after a player got poked in the eye “Well, he went in optimistically, but he came out misty optically.”

    So, with your years of watching sports, is there a line that you thought “Not bad, not bad at all?”.

    AMZ, if you do find The Etched City I would be so grateful if you let me know. And likewise, if I manage to find it I’ll let you know. Thanks.

    Alipeeps – about to head out now and pick up Matter. I’m glad you mentioned it might take a little bit to get into. Sometimes when you are having a bit of trouble getting into a book you wonder if it’s just you 🙂

    We are getting a nice soaking in Melbourne today – pretty much unheard of – so looking forward to getting my book and finding a fireplace somewhere to read. Mmmmmcosy.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  12. If a writer on the show creates a character do they “own” that character. Im sure they dont in the legal copyright way own the character but how do the writers go about using each others ideas? If another writer on the show wanted to use a character you created in one of your episodes would they ask your permission first, or at least keep you in the loop to make sure that their contribution to the character falls in line with what you originally envisioned? Just curious.

  13. Joe wrote:
    “I’ve been wanting to check out Bujold’s work for a quite some time. A possible August BOTMC selection?

    All of her work is excellent, but I would recommend either Paladin of Souls [Hugo and Nebula winner] in the fantasy category, Warrior’s Apprentice if you want a fun space opera or Falling Free [Nebula winner] if you want a more serious read, for the Sci Fi category.

  14. @ eddy – I loved Chef! , have the box set, and everything! On the May 8th blog here (the one with yummy Todd pics), reply 39, I posted two of Gareth’s quotes, adapted for ‘Chef Todd’ – you might enjoy!

    So glad to find another Chef! fan! I also like The Vicar of Dibley (with Dawn French, Lenny Henry’s wife)…that show just busts me up, too…

    das

  15. I don’t know about Lord Froodock, but happy Friday!!!

    I always mean to read my way through my booklist over summer break, along with writing more poetry and short stories, but somehow I never manage to get any of that done!!!

  16. Narelle from aus said:

    Last night, we were talking about the best lines heard from sporting commentators. The hands down winner for us was a local commentator called Dennis Cometti who came out with the line after a player got poked in the eye “Well, he went in optimistically, but he came out misty optically.”

    Ha! That’s a good one. Sounds like Dennis. I laugh at the time but I can never remember the hysterical ones to talk about later. Anyhoo I did find this site with some amusing football quotes.

    Of course there’s always the very famous Yogi Berra quotes:

    “Half this game is ninety percent mental”

    There’s a bunch of them at Wikiquotes

    Cheers, Chev

  17. So I thought I would make a wild stab at getting tommorow’s blog post dedicated to me by telling you that its my birthday… But I thought that would be cray and self serving.. so I thought I would warn you that for my birthday I got myself a ticket to the 2009 Vancouver convention. I look forward to trying out some of the resturants you have been recomending..

  18. Joe, do you approve of this? 😉

    It’s nothing weird; promise.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy your small break! After the Whispers shoot, you certainly deserve it. Now your mission, should you choose to accept it, is SLEEP.

    Some questions:

    1. Will Shep’s Ancient gene be important to the story again this season, like it was in Travelers?

    2. Will the Genii appear this season?

    3. Will we learn anything new about the Ancient-Wraith war of 10000 year ago this season?

    4. Any new, cryptic hints on the 100th episode you’d like to share?

    The marathon continues…

    A Matter of Time: Ohhhh…the Physics was NICE. I loved how so much of the effects of the blackhole were worked into the story, like the redshifting and stuff. Usually, this sort of stuff would be overlooked. The opening effects shot was steller, and brings an epic feel to the episode. The only problem I had was with Jack and Cromwell’s relationship; I thought the sudden revelation of them having a history was kind of tacked on. Overall though, great episode.

    Holiday: Another awesome episode. The humor was top notch (Chris Judge was brilliant as O’Neill) the “innocence” of Ma’chello when dealing with Earth people was just lovely, like someone, as said in the episode, was celebrating life. Still, the episode managed to close out with a somber note, with Ma’chello arguing for his life, and how he has deserved it after suffering so much. Still, Danny made a very good point. Seeing the determination in his frail voice as he said “I will find her! I will find her!” regarding Sha’re was just heartbreaking. I can understand Ma’chello completely though, even if there were no chance of him living on in Danny’s body. Michael Shanks was…well, just spectacular in this episode.

    The Serpent’s Song: Yet another awesome episode! A very unique one, at that. This effectively gave about a dozen new layers to Apophis’s character, and Peter Williams hit it out of the park! I actually did feel sorry for him; he really seemed to love Amonet. And the host…my God, Danny was right; it’s unimaginable the suffering the host went through these past few thousand years! The added touch of the Egyptian funeral rites at the end was very nice to see, especially since I now understand what was happening, sort of.

    Was it just me, or did the particle beam Sokar was firing at the iris sound the same as the Asuran weapon used on Atlantis in First Strike? Hmmm…

    Anyway, great episode.

    One False Step: A low-key episode with a neat mystery. It was pretty good overall, but nothing spectacular. Still, I enjoyed it for the imaginative an alienness of the whole thing.

    Oh, and dasNdanger and I were talking at Gateworld regarding how entertaining it might be if McKay was stuck in a room with Todd; like, for a long time, maybe the entire episode. Think on it Joe, think on it. 😉

  19. “This one offers a plethora of readings: Weigh, Body Fat %, Total Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, Visceral Fat, Bone Mass, Metabolic Age, and BMR.”

    That thing sounds incredibly fascinating, complicated, and smarter than me. I don’t think I could have that in the house. I’d be afraid it’d become sentient and make an attempt on my life.

    But, then again, I think that about lots of things.

    Enjoy your holiday!

  20. Hi Joe:

    Haven’t been by in a while – life’s been kind of crazy. I have to admit to being a little apprehensive about season 5. I think you said in an interview that relationships would be explored more. Are you talking romance?

    And I just want to add something regarding Torri. After the questions/answers here on your blog the last few days, several people on GW have been saying how awful she is and unprofessional. I didn’t get that at all. I am still a big fan and can’t wait to see what her next project is.

    Finally, a great big awwwww to your dog at the top of the page. Have a nice weekend!

  21. Hi Joe,
    Just been checking out places I want to try out when in town next and noticed Feenies has closed and the site has been taken by Daniel Bouluds DB Bistro open summer 2008
    (so the legend reads on the Vancouver Tourism site).
    Will you be visiting once it’s up and running I have seen this guy on his show (after hours I think it’s called)

  22. “Picked up about a half dozen reads in preparation for what is looking like a month-long hiatus.”

    Is this a planned hiatus or one that may occur due to the SAG situation?

  23. dasNdanger said:

    Sometimes I love you Joe, you know that??! (in a non-creepy, just another crazy Wraith fangirl kinda way…)

    Given what you’ve said, I think you’re the type of fan every prominent media person would love to have: completely dedicated and involved in the show, yet completely sane. . .underneath that consuming Todd fetish, anyway. 😉 Given some of Joe’s reading, viewing, and writing tastes, however, I really think he needs some groupies of the creepy and maniacal sort, who would, I think, crave him more than actually love him (in what specific way one can ponder till one’s demented brain is thoroughly sated, but my fave at the moment involves as a first step keeping close tabs on his BMI). Albeit, being aware of laws and so forth, the groupies (who, ominously, were kicked out of Eureka) would keep their distance — until Lord Froodock’s Day occurs on Friday the 13th under a full moon, and Martin Gero just happens to try on that goalie’s mask sent by “a fan in Schenectady.” And then, let the games begin. . . .

  24. Ok I have two questions that will probably seem silly but I need accuracy on a little fic I’m wiritng here..

    1. When you ascend and then decend again. Do you come back perfect as in healed i.e. if you had your appendix and it’s taken out etc. do you come back with it? Or do you have the option of coming back perfect or like you were before death or accident. Confusing I know. Sorry.

    And

    2. There is no way to maually dial a Pegaus gate like the Milky Way gates. I mean Pegasus gates are digital and Milky way gates are like analog? So no way in Pegasus…right? When theres no DHD.

  25. Christin said:

    I don’t think I could have that in the house. I’d be afraid it’d become sentient and make an attempt on my life.

    But, then again, I think that about lots of things.

    **turns head and eyes the toaster suspiciously**

    🙂

    cheers chev

  26. Your chicken looks great, but I must say I’m more a fan of country gravy than of brown.

    Lord Emil Froodock Day. Too funny. Also, officially a Googlewhack.

    Answer: I am, although it’s near impossible to find good Mexican food in Vancouver.

    I would cry. Living in the UK for the past year (study abroad) Chipotle is the first thing I’m eating when I get back home. And then I’ll find an official Mexican restaurant.

    Answer: I’ve been wanting to check out Bujold’s work for a quite some time. A possible August BOTMC selection?

    I second this! I recently discovered her Vorkosigan series and I absolutely love it.

  27. Coucou Joseph!!! =D Waou 4 jours de repos, c’est cool! Quesque c’est bien de ne rien faire desfois^^!

    Super ces photos! oh non ne me parlez de balance pour ce peser!!Sa en devient une obsécion, chaque gramme est important pour moi O_O!

    Le temp est vraiment bizzard en ce moment, il fait beau et chaud, et tout d’un coup une avérse tropical s’abat et c’est comme sa toute le journée.

    Trés intéressante toute ces questions =)Voici les miennes:

    1)Quel est la personne avec qui vous travaillez et que vous voyez le plus en dehors de votre travail?
    2)Es que le couple Mackay/Keller aura un avenir dans cette saison 5?

    Voila =) Merci , énorme bisou bisou, je vous adorew♥

  28. Was just checking out the Ironman body comp. monitor – it looks really cool. It sends an electric pulse through your body and the time it takes to travel through your body gives you the body fat and body water measurements. Interesting.

    Cheers, Chev

  29. I highly recommend including any of Bujold’s books as an August BOTM selection. I’ve read almost all of her novels to date and they are a treat. Be warned, though, once you start reading, you may find you will not want to stop… 🙂

    Cordelia’s Honor is a great introduction to the Vorkosigan series, telling the story of how Miles came to be. (I’m possibly a little biased, though, because Cordelia is one of my favourite fictional heroes). Of the books focused on Miles Vorkosigan in particular, my favourite is probably A Civil Campaign, which contains some of the funniest, laugh-out-loud scenes I think I’ve ever read.

    On the fantasy side, there is: The Spirit Ring, a standalone fantasy; Curse of Chalion and Paladin of Souls, which are set in the same fantasy universe; and the “Sharing Knife trilogy, including Beguilement, Legacy and Passage. I have not yet read any of the Sharing Knife books, but Curse of Chalion and its sequel are both excellent.

  30. I love chicken, not sure about duck though… Just a friendly pointer, you spelt cheques wrong, because you spelt it checks… sorry, I get really annoyed when people spell things wrong, it’s a habit to correct people. Anyway enjoy your reading.

    Jessica

  31. Joe
    You have a month off and your going to catch up to your reading everyone has their own method of Re-laxing and enjoying their time off….I read your blog all the time and from what I read it seems to me that even though you have the best job any where you do work hard. Enjoy your time off Joe.

  32. Hello Joe,

    I was wondering whether the Asuran Replicator arc will be dealt with this coming season or will there be enough left over for them to make a reappearance in the future?

    Take care Joe!

  33. This weekend, of course, Canada celebrates one of its most important holidays – Lord Emil Froodock Day

    You have a big job ahead of you enlightening the world to the existence of this character.

  34. I wasn’t sure whether you were pulling our legs with the “Lord Emil Froodock Day” so I googled it. Either google doesn’t know of the great Lord Froodock, or you really were pulling our legs and my gullibility just reached a new level. I don’t know which would be more amusing. Either way, enjoy the four days!

  35. Ahh sounds like a lovely start to a little time off. 🙂 I, on the other hand, am having to put in a shift at the station on a Saturday afternoon, later today. Ahh well, every little bit extra on the paycheck is good, and it’s not like my job is all that demanding. 🙂 *Have laptop, will travel.*

    Read yesterday’s blog entry to my hubby; he got a kick out of your description of Gero’s explosive hobbies. 😉

    Now here’s the real question: When do YOU get a chance to “blow ##%! up?” 😉

  36. Does the new scale have a safety override? As in, you get on it and it either hits the auto-eject, rings like an over-weighted elevator or screams “Danger! Danger!”???? Because I sure as heck wouldn’t go near it. My regular Sunbeam is merciless enough.

    Mm, Saturday morning already? What happened last night? Oh yes, X-Rated Vodka and X-Rated Vodka Fusion mixed into X-rated martinis. Gooood stuff.

  37. Hey Joe!

    Well, Happy Lord Froodock Day to you! So he’s the guy I have to thank for starting the *chillax* trend?

    For really good friend chicken you’ve gotta check out my neck of the woods. Fried chicken is pretty tasty down here! And THE WORLD’S BEST Key Lime Pie is made right here in Tampa! Even Food Network agrees with me, there!

    Do you like key lime pie? If not, you haven’t had Mike’s Key Lime Pie. It’s TO DIE for! Another southern specialty. As well as sweet tea. Mmmm…now I’m thirsty. And hungry.

    Enjoy your Saturday!

    Trish 😀

  38. Enjoy the weekend, Joe!

    Hopefully your weather is warmer (read sunnier) than ours here in the wilds of Ontario – but I’m guessing that being Vancouver and all, it will probably be just as damp!

    Either way (hoists a brown wobbly pop) – cheers!

    Nika

  39. Joe, thank you so much for dedicating your blog to me. The other day I was kidding when I asked but it was such a nice surprise. I’ve had a tough time of it this weekend because yesterday my dad told me that my wonderful gran Gwen had passed away after her long struggle with cancer. She didn’t want me told until after my exams were finished so I found out two days after she died.

    You’ve brightened my day a little and believe me when I say that’s a big achievement at the moment. Thank you.

  40. Dear Mr. M.,

    You already informed us Teyla-fans to look out for some interesting Teyla-moments in a couple of episodes, most importantly The Queen.

    Now, I’m wondering if some of those moments will involve a peek into her background, into her life maybe before joining the expedition, into her family (not just the kid),…

    I feel there’s so much untapped potential for the character, and time and time again I find her in the background, just outside the spotlight. Will that change soon?

    Greetings,

    Heightmeyer’s Lemming

  41. Hey hope you are having a great weekend joe! The food looks just as fabulous as when we were up there for dinner(though I’m sure its wonderful EVERY time @ Fuel).

    Okay so I was wondering, Will we learn(or can you tell us) what Major Lorne has a degree in?

    A couple of us are thinking geology(Enemy Mine) but we aren’t sure and are now curious. So maybe you could clear this up for us? Pretty please?

  42. I said:
    Hope to see a few go to “forever homes” at adoption event tomorrow.

    Glad to report that I did! A couple of kittens and about a half-dozen dogs in just TWO hours.

  43. Hey love reading your blog very interesting reading. I was wondering why Torri Higgienson left the seris it was never expalined as to why?

  44. Are the Wraith technician & commander from Midway the same as in Spoils of War? I was wondering that when I read a post by Spikey at the GWforum, and it sounded very logical to me.

    Original post:

    Todd’s technician betrayed Todd and went to the cloning facility on his own in ‘Spoils of War’. He appearantly survived the hive-crash, and attacked Midway with help from information he stole from Todd. Was shot by Sheppard in ‘Midway’.

    Actually Todd WAS the Commander, and Brendan Penny played the one I call Tommy, his technician who sabotaged the ship so Todd had to surrender. His ship was probably boarded (is that the verb?) by the others, his crew sucked dry because they served a traitor, and the Commander himself was taken to the cloning facility for information on how to operate it (he’s old, way over 10,000 years old, and we think he was there before, might have helped create it) and then to be food for the hungry Queen.

    Karl is the Commander from that other Hive, the one with the Queen on board, that went to the cloning facility. The Queen was shot, but the betraying technician and Commander Karl had to have gotten away, because they were the ones to get the info out of Todd in between BAMSR and SoW, and then they invaded Midway. Joe can state they aren’t the same Wraith as many times as he likes, but when he finally uses his brain, he’ll see that they must be, since no others knew the info on Midway. And claiming that both Wraith died when they clearly appear in another ep later in is just a brain fart. Or whatever you call those things.

    Besides, Sheppard did ask if he knew the Midway Commander, and he answered that he didn’t, but of course no human would truly ‘know’ a Wraith. Plus they knew McKay and Sheppard, so YES, it’s the same ones.

    Some clear-up on this subject would be nice.

  45. Hey Joe,

    I watched Common Ground yet again today, and now I have a little question about it.

    When Todd mentioned he had been in prison for many years, did you envision a number for it?

    I’m curious as to what ‘many’ means to a Wraith like him, since we estimate he’s way over 10,000 years old.

    Not that we’ll get an exact number on that one, right? 😛

    *Hug*, and enjoy the sun, when it’s there!

    Spikey

  46. Ah, good ole Lord Emil Froodock, what would the world have done without him? Any idea who invented the left turn signal? Obviously someone less important than Froodock – perhaps he nicked the the great man’s idea and reversed it?

    Anyway, have a relaxing long weekend with Fondy and the dogs – and all those books!

    Leesa Perrie

  47. This one offers a plethora of readings: Weigh, Body Fat %, Total Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, Visceral Fat, Bone Mass, Metabolic Age, and BMR.

    personally i live in fear of ever finding that out. on the plus side, i’ve lost 30 pounds over that last 2 years or so without knowing any of it.

  48. They probably focus on the average joe because someone like BAM BAM would destroy their Gladiators 😀

  49. Hi Joe!

    Thanks for anwering my previous questions 🙂 Ahhh, four days off. Lovely! I could do with a holiday right about now, too. This damn thesis I’m writing is sucking the life out of me. Anyway, enjoy your holiday!

    Oh, and I wanted to ask: will we get to see the team worry about Shep in S5? I know it’s probably a bit of an odd question, but I’m a huge hurt/comfort and friendship fan and I’d really love to see the team angsting over Shep. It always gives me warm fuzzies 🙂

    Thanks and have a good (relaxing) time the next few days!

    Jenn

  50. Morjana: thanks for the info…

    But D’OH!!! I’ll be at Shore Leave up in Maryland! WHY CRUEL WORLD? WHY?

    I guess that’s what DVRs and patience are for. *dramatic sigh*

    Trish

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