Archive for May, 2005

What Is Your World View?

Monday, May 30th, 2005

I make no comments on the accuracy of this quiz, but I found it interesting enough to post.

Cultural Creative You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

What is Your World View? (updated)
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Read to Me

Friday, May 27th, 2005

I found this article from the New York Times (hint: bugmenot.com) over at Neil Gaiman’s blog. It was a pretty good read, consisting of the differing opinions on audiobooks vs. reading.

I found some of the quotes irksome enough to comment on.

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HBO Cancels Carnivale. Just Another Network.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
Carnivale - The Complete First Season

I just saw that HBO has canceled Carnivale. Why? Carnivale was an amazing show, and while the second season did tie up many of the loose ends from the first season, it also added boatloads of new ones.

Why do I bother to watch TV? I should just wait for shows to finish, and buy the DVDs. I don’t mean seasons, I mean shows. That way I’d know in advance that a show that planned to tell it’s story over six seasons was canceled after two. Then I could decide if that made it worth my time.

I’ve been a big fan of many of HBO’s television series, but Carnivale was hands down the best of them all in my opinion. It had to have been the best sci-fi show since the X-Files. It had just the right mix of mysterious atmosphere and interesting characters to make every episode seem far to short. It was well written, well acted, and I looked forward to it. All of these are signs of early cancellation, except it was on HBO, so I was safe, right? Apparently not.

If you haven’t seen the show by now, I still recommend it. The first two seasons were great, and they do tell a (mostly) complete story. I envy those of you who watch it for the first time on DVD and are able to just watch the next episode with no waiting.