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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Just a reminder that The War begins airing on your PBS station Sunday night.

19 comments:

La Yen said...

I just hope nothing happens to that nice Tom Hanks.

Azúcar said...

Great, you gave The War away. I hope you're happy with yourself.

DM said...

Thanks for the reminder, can't wait.

Sue said...

I am so looking forward to this...

aubrey said...

ooh cool, i've never even heard of this. too bad i just cancelled cable and returned my dvr. better get out those bunny ears....it sounds good.

Kalli Ko said...

thanks the the miracle of DVR, I have added this to my busy viewing schedule. And I am excited.

and yes your history degree did slap me in the face. it was nice.

~j. said...

But TBS said that "What Women Want" is ALSO on on Sunday. What to do?

Emily said...

I was thinking about you today, wondering how you get so much done (i.e., work, parent, read, blog, bake), and so much done fabulously at that and still manage to have time to watch so much tv. What's the secret.

Oh, also, saw Julianne J last night and your name came up, it did. I just want to thank you because part of what scares me about UT is the political climate, and I find strange comfort in remembering that you and your liberal views are here, too. So thanks.

Azúcar said...

~j, I have no argument for that. You win. I concede. I'm folding like the French.

Ems- I have the secret, not to be confused with The Secret. Here it is: do everything half-assed. Lower your expectations and the times you vacuum during the week. Also, if you can, stop sleeping (waste of time.)
As for the political climate, Provo is a hotbed of liberal intellectualism (really.) In all honesty, I have seen more people begin to question their previous assumptions at this time than at any other. It's a good time to be contrary.
One more tip, from Kalli and me, get a DVR for much more efficient TV watching.

La Yen said...

FIVE MINUTES IN THE PBS WENT BLACK!!! FREAKING PUBLIC ACCESS AND THEIR FREAKING CRAPPY RECEIVERS THAT CAN'T STAND UP TO HURRICANES!

Please Please Please tell me Schindler was able to get Ben Kingsley out of the ghetto!! I need to know about his list! And what about that little sweetheart in the attic? Does she make it? And Tojo? What about Tojo?

La Yen said...

Hey, it's Waldo. And I want to make a comment about you people and your liberalism. Patton didn't nuke the Krauts after they attacked Frisco in 54 to let liberals into the great state of Utah. Me and my Soldier buddies are fighting the war against WMDs in Iraq after Saddam went and flew a plane into the towers for Mom, Apple Pie, Baseball, and Copenhagen, not for liberal pansies. These Colors Don't Run. Love it Or Leave It.

Azúcar said...

I submit to Waldo's superior arguments re: Hero Squad. THAT, my friends, is why he has a gorilla for sand racing and the biggest seal possible for marksmanship.

Azúcar said...

p.s. my favorite from The War so far is the kid from Mobile who went to enlist. He was trying to decide between the Navy and the Marines. He talked to the Marines first and was told by the recruiter that he was ineligible to join the Navy since his parents were married.

Subtle, but very funny.

Sue said...

There needs to be a club for Liberal, slacker moms who live in UT County. I KNOW they exist, this blog is proof, but I have yet to meet them in my super conservative neighborhood.

Kalli Ko said...

my favorite part so far is when they talked about the Japanese Internment camps. Not because I promote the active caging of people, but because I grew up basically NEXT DOOR to Heart Mountain (located near the one and only Powell, WY), one of the aforementioned camps. We went there for field trips and I remember my 11 year old heart feeling like I was a part of history because of it.

I called my dad at 9 pm to tell him about it, The War I mean, and he was already watching it.

this family loves history I guess

Bek said...

I was listening to NPR last week and they were commenting on how Ken Burns TOTALLY left out the Latin perspective in the show. They formed a group that lobbied the major underwriters to pull funding, etc and they ended up reshooting and adding 30 minutes of footage about the latin perspecitve. I am not sure how I feel about that.

As a historian you are allowed to tell the story from whatever angle you choose (frankly, all history is that way, right?). I am not opposed to having other sides told, I am just kind of opposed to someone telling a writer or artist how to tell their story....

anyway, I missed it. I was watching my (TIVO'd) marathon of America's Top Model. It is all my brain can handle these days...

La Yen said...

Bek--W just told you the La-In perspective. It is that of AWESOMENESS. NPR should have just called us..

Bek said...

Yen... I love to hear Waldo's stories. I also think they SHOULD represent all aspects (hello? You mean that it wasn't only WHITE people who fought and died? ) I just didn't know how I felt about it being forced for a movie. It isn't a textbook...

They SHOULD have called you...

sue-donym said...

Yes it hit me. I still have the bruise.

P.S. Are you and Waldo still fighting?