"My Rights Versus Yours"

Plato was actually interesting today. Everything was interesting today. Well, work wasn’t because it was ridiculously slow, but overall the day was intriguing.

Besides the fact that my birthday is next week (hint, hint), there are other reasons I find this time of year so invigorating. It’s TV premiere season!

I know. I need to get out more…

“House” was okay. I’m waiting to see how Foreman, Cameron and Chase come back into the fold. It was kind of boring without them, but having the janitor dressed in the lab coat was pretty funny. “CSI: Miami” was the same as it’s always been. I actually watched “Law and Order: SVU” last night, and I’m pretty sure Cynthia Nixon (remember her from “Sex and the City”) will get an Emmy for her incredible performance as someone who suffered from multiple personalities (but really didn’t – you have to watch it to understand). Tomorrow is “Grey’s Anatomy.” But next week is when all of my favourites return – “Brothers and Sisters,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Men in Trees,” and my favourite of all favourites – “Friday Night Lights!”

I watched the series premiere of “Cane,” and I was intrigued. I’ll probably watch again next week. “Dirty Sexy Money” was on tonight, but I’ll watch it in the morning. “Private Practice” debuted tonight as well, and it was okay. The best change from the hour-long episode in the spring is the recasting of Audra McDonald. She’s one of my all-time favourite singers (FOUR Tonys!) to begin with, but she’s very good in this role. And she plays well off of Kate Walsh. The show is okay, but, meh. I’ll probably watch for Audra more than anything.

But now to important matters. Like football…

I’m rather annoyed at the CFL for fining GM Eric Tillman today. He was fined for making “disparaging” comments about the BC Lions. So? Teams make rude comments about each other all the time. Why was this any different? If teams cannot call out other teams in the press then how do you build rivalries? Doesn’t that kind of talk add to the competition?

My real problem with the decision is that it’s hypocritical. It was Wally Buono, who, back in July, called Fred Perry “dirty,” and appealed to the league to suspend him. The league exonerated Perry, but what happened to Buono? Nothing. At least what Tillman said was true. Two of his offensive linemen were punished by the league this week. Perry was not. And they say Tillman made “disparaging” comments.

And in closing, a memo to Lorne Calvert:

Quit being annoyed by all the election talk. It’s been 4 years since the last one, so it only makes logical sense that the calling of an election is a hot topic right now.

By the way, you need to call one. Postphoning it indefinitely makes you look like many others who have tried to cling on to power. It makes you look desperate. Suck it up and let the voters go to the polls. Waiting is not going to make your poll numbers better. Honestly, the longer you wait, the less votes you’ll hold on to.

Listening to and love:
“1234” by Feist
“Summerlong” by Kathleen Edwards
“Taking Chances” by Celine Dion (I like the new direction she’s going in)
“Little Favours” by KT Tunstall
“Myriad Harbour” by The New Pornographers
“You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do What You’re Told)” by The White Stripes
“Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber (recorded by Leonard Bernstein and the Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Anything by Anna Netrebko – my new favourite soprano

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