I live in New York, but I’ll always have a place in my heart for Nashville. I lived in Nashville from the age of 4 till I moved to NYC a few years ago. In those years, I had my first car accident on West End. I watched my first NFL game (The Music City Miracle) in Nashville. I got sick on funnel cakes at Opryland USA (now a mall, currently an underwater mall). Nashville is a great city with great people.
As you may have heard, last weekend the mid-south was hit with a “500 year” storm that saw the Nashville area hit with 13 inches of rain in a matter of hours. This has caused immense flooding on a scale never before seen in Music City. My hometown, Franklin was also hit with flooding. I saw images of the pool I used to work at, the pool is gone – the only thing above water is the top of the 6-foot fence that surrounded the pool area. The images are heartbreaking.
The people of Nashville need your help. Please help.
The barely literate writers of Variety report that FOX will announce this season as the end of 24 in the next day or so. No, I am not serious about the writers of Variety being barely literate, I just needed to lash out at someone. Maybe 24 Executive Producer Brannon Braga is to blame? He helped drag Star Trek into the gutter with his amateur bullshit. Anyway, I digress. 24 has 13 episodes left forever.
Historical footnote John Edwards was recently quoted as saying he was “really looking forward to the exciting return of Jack Bauer this Sunday.” Edwards, a one-term Senator who made millions suing the pants off of people, and causing insurance premiums and malpractice insurance rates to skyrocket in the once-quiet state of North Carolina, insisted that America really needs to focus on Jack Bauer this week.
This is also the same week that has seen the release of “GAME CHANGE” an “insider” look into the 2008 campaign for President, which gives an in-depth look at Edwards’ affair with New Age-flake/prostitute/filmmaker Reille Hunter. With all of this renewed attention on Edwards’ cheating behind the back of his cancer-suffering wife, the former VP-nominee insists that there are two Americas, one that worries about old news and the other which is focused on “that bitchin’ TV show, ’24!’”
And if you’re not a fan of “24,” Edwards suggests the alternative distraction of George Clooney’s Oscar-contending movie “UP IN THE AIR” about a shallow middle-aged man who ruins people’s lives and metaphorically opines that we need to “lighten the load in our bags.” What a load indeed…
Seeing as tonight’s the season finale and Tony pretty much looks like an evil zombie at this time – though, with 24, you can NEVER tell until the very very end – I thought I’d set up a poll. It’s cross-posted on my blog, so I think it will actually cache the poll results on both. Either that, or the internet will blow up. I will say in advance: Not my fault.