Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Few Questions...

• How come AM radio reception is totally fucked at night? As soon as it gets dark, I lose reception for every AM station in Asheville except the Rush Limbaugh/Hannity station—BUT I can then pull in 770 from Manhattan?

• How many times will it take the detective, the D.A. and the husband on "Medium" to stop being total dicks to Allison, and just believe her the FIRST fucking time she tells you who the murderer is?

• How freaking crazy was that plane crash in New York? And how much of a bad-ass is that pilot?

• Who's getting a pardon from President Douche?

• Am I the only person in America who doesn't plan to treat Inauguration Day like a big deal? I celebrated Obama's win in November. This is just signing the paperwork...

• If I have to contend with single-digit temperatures in Asheville, I want some snow. Where's my fucking snow?

• Why can't I just go to sleep right now?

8 comments:

Toast said...

Am I the only person in America who doesn't plan to treat Inauguration Day like a big deal? I celebrated Obama's win in November. This is just signing the paperwork...

You're on crack. Not only does Obama get sworn in, but the worst president in American history leaves office. On Tuesday at noon I will be on cloud nine.

Mr Furious said...

Oh, SHIT! Is THAT what happens on Inauguration Day?

Believe me, I understand the magnitude of the day. Re-reading my question this morning, it more than a little too cavalier...I guess what I'm sayin' is I don't expect to be taking the afternoon off to watch it, I'm not gonna be getting drunk over it, I won't really be significantly altering my routine in any way. I'll probably be up all night blogging about it, etc. but in twenty years, November is the day I'll remember, NOT today.

For the African American community, I think this IS a much bigger deal—he actually BECOMES President. For me though, Obama's been "President" for weeks now, and Bush has just been taking the longest, slowest walk off the floor possible.

Who knows...I'll probably get all caught up in the moment, it's just that these days I feel like I have way too much weight on me, and it's hard to picture anything lifting it much.

VMH said...

AM transmissions cannot be ionospherically propagated during the day due to strong absorption in the D-layer of the ionosphere. In a crowded channel environment this means that the power of regional channels which share a frequency must be reduced at night or directionally beamed in order to avoid interference, which reduces the potential nighttime audience. Some stations have frequencies unshared with other stations in North America; these are called clear-channel stations. Many of them can be heard across much of the country at night. During the night, this absorption largely disappears and permits signals to travel to much more distant locations via ionospheric reflections. However, fading of the signal can be severe at night.

Angelos said...

How many times will it take the detective, the D.A. and the husband on "Medium" to stop being total dicks to Allison, and just believe her the FIRST fucking time she tells you who the murderer is?

I don't watch the show, but that's pretty much my problem with all TV drama. The conflict is always the same.

How freaking crazy was that plane crash in New York? And how much of a bad-ass is that pilot?

Yes.

Gigs said...

My kids are getting TVs in their classrooms during the periods when the swearing in takes place. That hasn't happened before, but for obvious reasons this is a historic event, and is being treated as such. While I'll be at work during the day, I'm sure I'll be watching the rebroadcasts all night, and I assume I'll be bawling my eyes out with joy and relief... and I bet it will end up lifting you a little too. :)

Medium: yes, I stopped watching, as that really drives me crazy!

steves said...

I find those types of ceremonies to be painfully dull and not that big of a deal. It is kind of like when you were in high school and you and your girlfirend celebrated your 3 month anniversary. November was much more of a big deal.

Missives From Suburbia said...

Wow... how freakin' dorky are VMH and I? Because I was going to post something similar (albeit more colloquial). That whole bit about why AM doesn't work as well at night is one of my favorite trivia tidbits taking up brain space that could be better used by remembering why I was going to the grocery store.

My husband decided on a whim to take tomorrow off to celebrate, but given that he's taking our son to the pediatrician and to music class for me so I can have a break, I actually think it was just an excuse to prevent me from having a nervous breakdown over his pending business travel. Personally, I just dig pomp and circumstance, and I really wish there was a formal ceremony to boot Bush out of the White House so I could cry over that, too.

Mr Furious said...

Oh, I'm starting to get sucked in...