Friday, November 16, 2007

How I will be weathering the writers strike

The Writers Guild of America strike is winding up its second week and some of my favorite TV shows have run out of new episodes ("The Office"), others only have a handful left ("Heroes", "30 Rock"), and some have been shelved entiriely ("24"). So, as the airwaves get clogged with reruns and - *shudder* - reality shows, here is how I will occupy those precious hours:

  • College football and basketball. This is a great time of the year for sports.

  • Go through my ever-growing stack of unwatched DVDs. Seriously, there are lots.

  • Delve into the bonus features of my DVDs.

  • Listen to my archive of unevaluated albums. So much music, so little time...until now.

  • Read more books. On deck: tomes from the Onion and Kevin Murphy (of MST3K).

  • Scotch, scotch, scotch. I love scotch.

  • Go through my collection of half-finished and unplayed video games. Lego Star Wars, I'm looking at you.

  • Smoke more pipes. That Vermont maple cavendish is calling me.

  • Wade through my endless stack of magazines that piles up each week.

  • Get into new shows via On Demand ("Mad Men") or my backlog of downloads ("Pushing Daisies").

  • Browse the new features and archives of some of my favorite e-zines (like the Onion, its A.V. Club, Stylus, and PopMatters)

  • Plunge deeper into the job search.

  • Program my own network though the miracle of home video technology. All "Arrested Development" and "Futurama", all the time.

  • Comb the "Daily Show" archives for bits when the show was funny.

  • Blog more. You know you want it.

  • Read your blog. You know you want me to.

  • Finish watching "Derek & Simon" and get hooked on other internet shows.

  • Learn to cook some new dishes.

  • Hit the gym. Gawk at hotties at said gym.

  • Watch some Rifftrax, as everyone should.

  • Facebook zombie fights.

  • Sleep. Lots and lots of sleep.

Yeah, I think I can wait it out.


spydrz said...

I believe you are mistaken--the show is "Simon and Simon." Not "Derek and Simon."

Micah said...

Actually, I mistyped. I think it's called "Riptide".

jasdye said...

you're both wrong. it's actually B.J. and the Fatman.

more facebook zombie fights are exactly what you shouldn't do. at least until i get some people to bite.

Anonymous said...

where does "crying and masturbating" fall on that list?

p.s. you are all wrong. it's A Fatman Called Hawk Can't Lose.

Micah said...

jasdye - Did you see the zombie smack I laid down on you last night? Yeah, I'm just that good.

reg - Anyone that knows me can figure out that that really goes without saying. It's my default setting, if you will.

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