May 6th, 2008

TV

TiVo needs

So, we have this brand-spanking new TiVo from the company, to replace our defunct former edition. But what we also have is digital voice phone through the cable company, which means we can't download the latest updates that we need to get this TiVo ball rolling. (Regular users know what we mean.) (We did it at M.'s parents' joint last time, but now that we're functionally car-less, transportation down there is less convenient.)

Would someone with regular phone service be willing to have us camp out at their place for a few unspecified hours, tying up the phone line and TiVo'ing up the joint? Pretty please? We could bring wine.

News

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"It's no secret why the mullahs are reluctant to talk to us: they need a Great Satan to keep their public distracted from the generally disastrous job they're doing running the government."

Gah. "The death toll from Burma's devastating cyclone has now risen to more than 22,000."

TUESDAY NEWSDAY:
* Ting! Yoo and Ashcroft are set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. And Addington may be subpoenaed.
* On the ground in Iraq, with Michael Yon.
* Justice drags at Guantanamo. Will we see trials before Bush leaves office?
* "Sorry, we don't need a president who is tough enough to withstand the lies of his opponents. We need a president who is tough enough to tell the truth to the American people."
* Eight questions about today's primaries.
* Will Dreamworks break from Paramount?
* Ooh. Limited theatrical release for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
* The AV Club interviews Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Cuteness

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Today got off to a rocky start (coffee-cups-left-on-top-of-cars-style.) Nothing a solid day at the thrift store couldn't cure, though. Rushed afternoon, to be sure, but got everything that needed doing one.

And dinner with the family for my dad's 60th birthday went swimmingly well, despite the hike out to Annapolis. So, can't complain.

More later. Now, the bed, and the work week.