Look out! My Snow Monkeys are back and gunning for their second consecutive Fantasy Football league championship. The season kicks off tonight but things will really get interesting on Sunday when I’ll be hosting an all-day football fest and feast. And, since I’m hosting, it falls on me to put together a schedule for the day. I was thinking we could start with a few relay races, then move on to the scavenger hunt, some charades, an egg toss and then, time permitting, watch some football. I also have to do a little menu planning and, to that end, I’ve been scouring some recipes from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I’m thinking Philly Cheesesteaks on focaccia (and maybe a roast chicken variation). Thoughts? Am I going with American, cheddar, or Swiss cheese? I don’t want to end up having the wrong choice cost me the election like John Kerry. Thoughts? Anybody out there have a surefire Philly Cheesesteak recipe?
Hey! We’ve moved on to Atlantis’s fourth season as part of our ongoing Days of Stargate Past reminiscences. Over on Gateworld, they’re also doing a season 4 rewatch. Head on over here for the details (Stargate Rewatch: Atlantis Season Four We’re rewatching Atlantis’s fourth season all through September — part of the Stargate Rewatch! #SGRewatch) then over here (this forum thread) to submit nominations in the categories of Best Episode, Best Sheppard Moment, Best McKay Moment, Best Teyla Moment, Best Ronon Moment, Best Carter Moment, Best Keller Moment, Best Team Moment, Best Alien Race, Best Individual Villain, Coolest Ancient Technology, Coolest Alien Technology, Best SG-1 Crossover, and Best Guest Star.
Oh, and speaking of voting, the results are in for The Most Heartbreaking Moment in Stargate History:
Hunh. I’m surprised. Not that the death of Janet Fraiser won the poll, but that it won so handily, easily doubling Daniel’s goodbye in Meridian. I suppose that, placed in the context of the series as a whole, it makes sense since, even though he did ascend, Daniel’s goodbye wasn’t a final farewell.
Anyway, as promised, we have some lucky winners, both of whom have won some signed scripts. And they are:
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Continuing our stroll down memory lane…
What I found particularly interesting about this episode was not so much what was going on in front of the camera, or behind the camera, but way over on the other side of the lot beyond the security fence. I’m talking about –
Yes, this was the year fandom galvanized for the Save Carson Beckett Campaign which culminated in a demonstration outside the Bridge Studios in support of the good (dead) doctor. As far as demonstrations go, it was well-organized, spirited and, ultimately, successful. They DID save Carson Beckett!
As for the episode itself, it was another Carl Binder masterpiece. Carl had wanted to a heist episode for a while and Lifelife offered him the opportunity with the team infiltrating the Asuran homeworld in order to get their hands on a desperately needed ZPM. They succeed, but at a great cost when they are forced to leave Elizabeth behind. Jennifer Keller, meanwhile, cements her position as the new CMO while Samantha Carter takes over command of the Atlantis expedition.
Anybody else watch the season 5 finale of Breaking Bad? I mean do we really have to wait until next summer to find out how it all ends? Really?