Random Thoughts

October 28, 2006

Don’t sell that T-shirt . . .

Filed under: Firefly — doctorfeelgood @ 2:12 pm

From Slashdot, seems Fox doesn’t like fan of Firefly/Serenity selling T-shirts that have vague references to the show/movie without a license.  Funny how there is no official merchandise to buy now that the movie promotion is over.  Going after fans of the movie may have a slightly negative effect on the fan base which Fox/Universal will desperatly need to promote Serenity 2.  On the other hand, if it is this important to them, maybe they have plans for a sequel and value the intellectual property?  I read some of the links and I think it is mostly Fox wanting to make $$ off of the fanbase instead of letting the mostly underground movement swell into a voice so strong they have to listen.  As several have said, selling the stuff and promoting the Firefly/Serenity ‘verse goes hand in hand, and it is nice to show your support by wearing a T-Shirt (like the one I bought from Cafepress which is now a collector’s item as they have been shut down) or showing off my ‘Serenity’ floor plan mouse pad.  I hope this doesn’t turn off more fans – I would guess a movie would make far more $$ than a few T-shirt/posters/artwork worth of lost revenue.  These people making the stuff in their basements out of love for the show and trying to get more to watch it are not doing it for the money by any means.  Seems a little heavy-handed to not only shut them down but demand licencing fees.


The Break-Up

Filed under: Life in general — doctorfeelgood @ 10:19 am

The wife and I watched ‘The Break-Up’ last night (thanks Blockbuster for sending it fairly promptly).  Even though I like both Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston as actors, I wasn’t impressed with the show but I did like the non-typical Hollywood ending.  Laetitia liked it even less but hated the ending.

PS – Las Vegas (season opener) was Awesome!

October 19, 2006

Finally, a funny SouthPark

Filed under: Life in general — doctorfeelgood @ 10:44 am

I caught ‘The Case of the Urinal Deuce’ last night (thanks TiVo, from last week) and I laughed out loud many times – a rarity, even during the WoW episode to kick off Season 10 Part 2.  Last night’s episode ‘Miss Teacher‘ is typical nasty funny Southpark and it is worth watching for sure but the Urinal Deuce is awesome.  I need to look for a website that catalogs all of the turd references made during the show – none of which I had heard.  ‘Brown Hotdog’?

October 18, 2006

SyFy Awards from 10/02 – yikes, I missed this

Filed under: Firefly — doctorfeelgood @ 10:15 am

‘Firefly’ cleans house at awards voted on by fans because the SciFi channel broadcast the unseen episodes (Out of Gas – my favorite and Objects In Space which is one of the best) thus qualifying the show. BSG got cleaned out BUT IT IS STILL ON so I am not concerned. The power of the browncoats is not to be messed with!!

Tenacious D, TV

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 7:32 am

Unrelated information:  ’30 Rock‘ is good, ’20 Good Years‘ isn’t.  Have one more ‘Heroes‘ to go to be caught up.  Need to, it got picked up for the full season.  Should be able to watch ‘Studio 60‘ from Monday before the next new one. . .  Although if the ratings keep slipping, (pop-up blocker active?) I will have all the time in the world to catch up 😦  And no, I don’t watch Lost.

Tenacious D have a new movie coming out “Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny” and my email from iTunes says you can get some cool stuff if you preorder the soundtrack.  I won’t, but I know someone who will so maybe I will get to here it before Nov. 14th.  This is great marketing in the piracy age!

Virtual World, Real Taxes

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 7:15 am

(from BoingBoing.net)

US Gov wants to tax that Axe of Repulsion that I got from Noober33 for 14 silver. Nice. 

October 17, 2006

Battlestar Galactica

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 8:45 pm

YEHAAW!  Tonight, I finished BSG 2.5  I have been watching like a fiend trying to get ready for Season 3.  While cooking, laundry and way late at night I have watched the Season 1, 2 and 2.5 DVDs thanks to a friend and Netflix.  Now I have to watch the three Season 3 episodes this week and then I can start watching them live!! YEAH!

October 8, 2006

Saturday Night

Filed under: Firefly — doctorfeelgood @ 12:13 am

A busy night.  We saw ‘The Departed’ and we loved it.  Great story, awesome acting.

I played Dungeon Siege last night and it was fun.  Tonight, steam is decrypting Sin Episodes: Emergence for me to try.

Saw the SouthPark WoW episode – awesome and funny!!!

Also, saw the ‘No Serenity Ever’ post and Joss himself explaining the crap.  Strange.  Check out whedonesque.com for the skinny. (Slashdot.org even got in on the lies.)

Megan went to a friend’s birthday party – check out the wife’s blog for pix.



October 2, 2006

SouthPark Season Premiere Wednesday

Filed under: Uncategorized — doctorfeelgood @ 7:49 am

South Park meets WoW!

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