Hey, when was the last time you picked up the phone and called that distant aunt or uncle you haven’t spoken to since you had the falling out over grandpa’s will? Or done an internet search for and sent an email to that guy who used to sit behind you in math class? Or touched base with your old driving school instructor? Well, no better time than the present, I say. And, while you’re rehashing old times, do make a point of mentioning the fact that Stargate: Universe premieres on SyFy, this Friday, October 2nd, at 9:00 p.m. Tell them to tune in! Or else you’ll be getting in touch with them again next week.
File this one under Stupid Science. According to a recent study “2- to 4-year-old kids who weren’t spanked at all, according to their parents, had IQs that were, on average, about five points higher after four years than the kids who were spanked. The same trend held for 5- to 9-year-olds, though the differences were less pronounced.” (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/09/does_spanking_make_kids_dumber.html). The study goes on to suggest that spanking your kids will make them stupid – rather than the more logical conclusion that stupid kids are more likely to act up (and are therefore more likely to be spanked). So, in response to the title of the article: “Does spanking make kids dumber?” = “No, feel free to spank away, secure in te knowledge that your kids are probably dumb to begin with.”
Hey, did you follow my advice and take the Bills and the points in this weekend’s game in Buffalo? No? Well, I’m hurt you have so little confidence in me that you didn’t catch a flight to Vegas and make the wager. Yes? Well, sorry about that. Guess that’s why I make a living writing and producing television rater than betting on professional football.
Spoke to former Stargate producer and controversial film director Martin Gero today. He’s enjoying L.A. but missing everyone on the show, especially the fans. So, if you want to say hi, head on over and drop him a note on his twitter acount (http://twitter.com/martingero). Say hello, reminisce about the good old days, and/or as him what is going on with the Atlantis movie (Seriously, he was a producer on the show. He should know something!). Also, FYI – Martin’s new show, Bored To Death, follows Curb Your Enthusiasm on Sunday nights. Check it out.
Boy, Brie is a real bitch! Check her out as she harasses poor Lulu, backing into the poor gal and barking her outrage. Talk about passive aggressive. (P.S. – I know that some of you will think my dog videos are too similar in visual style to Battlestar Galactica, but I can assure you that this was unintentional).