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I am highly amused by the ellipsis-ever-bang albums (The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World...ever!, et al) advertised on late-night TV.

I thought of whoacaro's post about Discovery going soft and rarely showing apocalyptic/disaster shows anymore when I was drifting off during History's Thursday night programming and caught The Bible Code: Predicting Armageddon. After digesting all that kosher amusement, Himself and I agreed that the world will end on a Wednesday.

I like to mock the company that captions the local newscasts I watch because they occasionally have really amusing captioners. While watching the early morning news today, I realized they weren't live captioning but using the rundown (what's shown on the teleprompter) when I saw "[weather tease]" just before they cut to an uncaptioned weather segment. I didn't start laughing until that they ran the caption/rundown amalgam too fast for pre-recorded network pieces and I caught "I'm Heather Snively, hijacked," in the middle of a piece on airport security. *snerk*

I'm moderately irritated with Adult Swim getting munged by either Cartoon Network or Comcast this week. So far I've caught three incidences (two during Futurama, gah) of the video freezing for 10-30 minutes while the audio continues on normally. Last night had the added bonus of breaking the still screen for Comcast ads.

NBC Nightly News ran a story on the use of OTC cold medicine ingredient dextromethorphan to get high. It explained a lot about someone I used to know.


Jan. 3rd, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Yes, DXM is one of the more powerful OTC hallucinogens currently available. But, they ban the only decongestant that works for me because 100 people per year were suddenly ending up dead -- out of hundreds of thousands who use it. That's less than the background noise deaths from random stuff. So, I'm still convinced that choice was just bad science. If you have 50,000 people who hop up and down on one foot and 1 of them dies suddenly from a stroke, should we make it illegal to hop up and down on one foot?
Jan. 4th, 2004 02:37 am (UTC)
You mean phenylpropanolamine (PPA)? When I heard that was going off the market, I stocked up and only recently reached the end of my stock. I've moved on to straight clemastine, which works almost as well as PPA did for my sinuses.


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