Don’t drink and drive-and don’t ride with anybody who does. Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: you don’t have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Years Eve/day, they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357. Please reblog this if you don’t mind.
Don’t be an idiot. No excuses.
Locally, I think our police even set up a free taxi ride fund, so you can take a taxi if needed. Sadly, not enough people do which is why I hole up somewhere safe on NYE — too many irresponsible people out there and it makes driving dangerous.
I just checked my work calendar for tomorrow to see how many meetings I have, etc. and realized that I had scheduled tomorrow as a vacation day. NO WORK FOR ME TOMORROW. Sometimes being a brain dead dummy pays off!
darius ate a handful of milk chocolate today, and I was pretty worried but this site says he’ll probably be ok. Anyway, worth a bookmark if you have a dog.
reference for all you dog owners! I believe chocolate is equally toxic to cats, but cats don’t seem to care for it (stupid cats! Except Rocket who is pretty stupid! And only because he has to taste everything that I eat!).
First and foremost, I love your content. You’ve produced several of my favorite shows over the years, and the hits keep on coming. I’d love to watch Game of Thrones now, but I can’t. You see, the only way to get your service is to be a cable subscriber, and…
I just typed out a whole thing and Tumblr ate it… grrrr!
The short version: it will never happen (it’s laughable that Newsweek is reblogging this, seeing as how they are acutely aware of who-owns-who) because Time Warner owns HBO and Time Warner’s interest is cable subscribers. There’s an hour-long explanation of how cable companies work, but basically these original shows exist to entice you to subscribe to premium channels, which helps offset the cost (and increase profit) for the entire cable operation. You can’t JUST order HBO, you have to order a basic package, too.
A more likely scenario would be a $19.99/month subscription per series. It would be slightly less expensive than buying episodes on iTunes or Amazon, to make it competitive, but enough to nudge people back toward cable (if you like Bored to Death and Hung and Boardwalk Empire and Enlightened you’re now on the hook for $80 - so it’ll be cheaper for you to sign up for cable service! And yes, I know most of those series have just been cancelled - I’m just using an example). But that scenario is probably YEARS away — I mean, look how fast the music industry has adapted! And guess who owns the music companies? Hmm…
People who watch Breaking Bad: I need you. I’m late to the show. As of this writing I have completed watching through Season 3, Episode 6. There will be no spoilers below, I promise.
I love this show but I am so freaked about having the experience tainted (heh) by unwanted information that I…
There is a great episode of the WTF podcast with Bryan Cranston where he talks a lot about the show and what went into it… including some of the color palette choices. For example, it was HIS idea to make Walter very drab and almost tan all-over, from his skin tone to his slacks. The colors are definitely purposeful and I am sure that they mean what you think they do. I also need to catch up on this show!!
On a regular basis, I get “Sunday night psychosis” where I get really bummed out about the weekend being over and having to go back to work. But this is, like, 100 times worse. I know that it’s irrational and that this is a short week and I just have to hobble through 3 more days and then I’ll get a 4 day weekend again… but I just CAN’T get over it. I’m halfway through my first day back at work and I still just feel like crying. There’s so much to catch up on and I swear as soon as I got to work this morning, the questions starting pouring in and haven’t stopped… I am totally overwhelmed and no one else seems to care and my cat is driving me crazy and I am probably going to bawl my eyeballs out and then take a nap on my lunch hour.