My dogs were up at 7:00 a.m. this morning, excitedly bounding about the bed and all over me. I figured it was because they needed to relieve themselves. Or maybe they were hungry. As it turned out, it was neither. My pug Bubba informed me (Via telepathy. Duh! How else do dogs communicate with humans?) that they were ecstatic because their new twitter account had garnered a little over 100 followers overnight (130 last time they checked). Maximus was so thrilled that he had to get online and leave a message thanking all of you who signed up to get your up-to-the-second canine insights into everything from wacky stuffed chicken toys to the struggles of the auto giants in their respective bids to fend off bankruptcy. However, as I was approving comments this morning, poster Margaret directed me to two pre-existing pet twitter accounts. The first, presumably written by a cat called Sockington, is clearly somebody impersonating a cat. What this means for the actual Sockington, I’m not sure. The second account is more problematic in that it is written by a dog (né: Wesley Von Spears) and makes use of the same M.O. as my dogs. My other pug, Bubba, was understandably crushed. So, after much discussion, we figured we’d differentiate their twitter account by not only offering written updates but the occasional pics as well. I went out and purchased a lipstick camera that I incorporated into a hat which any one of my dogs will be wearing on a given day. It’s been set to snap a pic every twenty minutes. At the end of the day, the dogs will go through the photos and upload the one that does the best job of encapsulating their day and general mood. Head on over and check out today’s entry: (http://twitter.com/JellMaxBubLu). And tell your friends, family members, and strangers you meet on public transport to sign up. The dogs are aiming for 1000 followers before month‘s end!
Hey, I spoke to Robert Cooper this morning. He’s back from his week in New Mexico which he described as “Hot!”. He’s incredibly happy with the footage they got and made special mention of the cast who maintained a positive and professional attitude throughout despite the eyeball-sizzling/shoe-melting/hair-igniting conditions.
Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular for the love of Beckett.
Major D. Davis writes: “ Speaking of the video, what did you think of it? Did you like it?Did I look at all like you thought I would?”
Answer: It was truly inspirational. And you looked exactly like I imagined you would.
GatFanSamJack writes: “What will be the word count on your short story?”
Answer: It comes in at a little over 40 pages, so I guess it’s novella-length.
Kanadra writes: “So if you two are only going to write the story line who will be doing the art work any ideas yet??”
Answer: No idea. Hopefully if and when it’s a go, the publisher will recommend some artists.
Kanadra also writes: “Ho I almost for got did you see the story on T.G Fridays.. Some one put a snake head in the veggies.”
Answer: Sounds terrifying. Yet potentially tasty.
Amy Lynn writes: “ Curious here but what is your idea of a perfect crepe? Sweet or savory?”
Answer: Nutella. That’s it.
Quade1 writes: “Joe what breeds are Bubba, Jelly, Maximus, Lulu, and Brie? Do their breeds have anything to do with their ears? And did you get them all around the same time or are you slowly building up your army over the years?”
Answer: Jelly, Maximus, and Bubba are pugs – droopy-eared. Lulu and Brie are French bulldogs – bat ears. Jelly is 10, Maximus is 9, Bubba is 7, Lulu is almost 2, and Brie is 3 months old. Army? Yes. I plan to train them in blade work, small weapons fire, and the ancient art of karate.
Eve28 writes: “Is there a possibility that teyla and John become a couple?”
Answer: Sure. All Sheppard has to do is off Kanaan and make it look like an accident.
Artdogspot writes: “Glad we’ll be seeing SG1 folks in the premier episodes of SGU. Any news from Chris Judge these days?”
Answer: He dropped by the production offices last month. All seems good on his end.
Vincent92 a ecrit: “1) Avez vous un Mac ou un PC ?
2) Aimez vous Nicolas sarkozy ?
3) Connaissez vous Avignon en France ?”
Reponses: 1) PC.
2) Je ne le connais pas.
Translations: 1) I work on a PC.
2) I can’t say whether or not I like Nicolas Sarkozy because I don’t know him.
3) I’m not familiar with Avignon, France.
Trish writes: “Also, it seems like we’ve been waiting 5 years for SGU. TPTB act as if ANY info gets out about the show it will tear a hole in the fabric of space/time thus ending the world and univers in which we live. But ONCE it (finally) airs will they relax and let you happily post pics again?”
Answer: Hopefully before then.
Arctic Goddess writes: “Studios are cutting the number of writers on shows next season. Apparently, it is the most likely and easiest cost cutting area of a production. Do you expect that this will affect StarGate and therefore, you, Paul or Carl in any way next year?”
Answer: Doubt it.
Tammy Dixon writes: “I went to the Memphis Zoo today. I still don’t understand why anyone would get into the polar bears exhibit.”
Answer: Ours is not to question why but to laugh about it later.
JediMaster writes: “ 1) Unless I’ve been reading a lot of incorrect things from Cooper/Wright, was it NOT stated that there will BE NO cross overs and will BE NO contact with earth in SGU, so NOW there’s been a MAJOR U TURN, that was the point I WAS MAKING!!!!”
Answer: I don’t recall anyone ever stating there will be no crossovers or no contact with Earth.
JediMaster also writes: “2) AND SG1 WAS NOT CANCELLED IN FAVOUR OF SGA, that’s another MAIN POINT!!!!!!!!!!”
Answer: If you can point out the article or quote that confirms SGA was cancelled in favor of SGU, I’d love to read it.
JediMaster also writes: “ 3) AND searching for Atlantis WAS a major plot line for SG1 and for Jackson.
4) AND HOW WOULD THE EXPEDITION HAVE GOTTEN TO ATLANTIS, if not through the SGC THEREFORE CALLED ME STUPID, WOULDN’T ONE OR MORE OF THEM HAVE BEEN THERE. In fact it would have weird if one of them WASN’T there!!!!! “
Answer: So you’ve already read the script for the SGU pilot and feel the guest appearances weren’t logically motivated?