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Thursday, January 05, 2006

The Better You Look, The More You See

Hello, my lovelies...

I just finished reading 'The Rules of Attraction' by Bret Easton Ellis. I got the dvd for christmas from Lynn and bought the book for myself last week. I love the movie and now I LOVE the book. It's a lot heavier than the movie, though. There are a few more characters and they are WAY more developed. Well, when I finished RoA, I went back to B&N to get 'Glamorama' (another Bret Easton Ellis book) but it was out of stock. I settled on 'The Informers' and started it today at lunch. I was so into it, in fact, that I sat at Panera and read instead of eating my salad. I was almost late back to work because of it, lol.

When I got home from work, the first thing I read online was that an Indiana NBC station had chosen not to air the new series "The Book of Daniel". I was pretty disappointed. I have been looking forward to the show and was actually planning to watch it tomorrow night. Luckily, it is the Terre Haute affiliate that is pre-empting the show, and my NBC is out of Indianapolis. I was afraid that WTHR might make the same mistake to pre-empt and I e-mailed them to give them my thoughts. ;)

After hearing of a Terre Haute, IN NBC affiliate's decision to not air
tomorrow's premiere of 'The Book of Daniel' I felt the need to contact
you. I hope that your station will not succumb to the pressures from
groups such as the AFA and others that are urging the show be blacked
out.

Not only am I looking forward to seeing the show, I know many people
that are exciting about its possibilities. Please let your viewers
make the choice to watch this show. Let the ratings decide 'Daniel's' fate.
I got an immediate response:

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding NBC’s program “The Book of Daniel.” While the characterizations and viewpoints expressed in the program may not represent our views, we believe the censorship of programming, except in the most extreme cases, would be an even greater disservice to our viewers. Your viewpoints will be shared with NBC.
I guess Indiana isn't just like Nazi Germany...not just like it...

I did catch this site online, though...They are pretty sure that 'The Book of Daniel' is going to end the world. One great quote:
NBC says "The Book of Daniel" is a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. IT IS NOT! Consider:
* The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest.
* His wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.
* Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional and non-Biblical Jesus.
* The Webster family includes a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son.
* A 16-year-old drug-dealing daughter.
* A 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop's daughter.
* Webster's lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

All emphasis theirs...Sounds like a great show to me, lol.

I did have a disappointing moment when I IM'ed MovieFone to check Bareback Mountain show times...

MovieFone says:
Hey there. What film are you looking for?
TragicDemise says:
Brokeback Mountain
MovieFone says:
K, I found a match. You used zip 47906 last. To use it type Y. OR type in a new zipcode now and I'll see if this is playing near you.
TragicDemise says:
y
MovieFone says:
I found Brokeback Mountain playing on 01/05/2006 but not anywhere near 47906. Try for another film, director or actor.

When...WHEN!? I just want to see this movie without making a trip to Indianapolis or Chicago. (Not that I would mind a trip to Indy or Chi...I just wanna see the movie, lol...)

2 Comments:

Blogger Saturn said...

You poor child. You are extremely deprived if you have not experienced Brokeback Mountain yet. Well, at least you'll get to see underage kids having sex on TV in the Book of Daniel. AND you'll also get to see that rarest of breed, a gay republican! And I thought my bf was the only one! ;-)

2:51 PM  
Blogger . said...

It opened in Bloomington on Jan 6th. I am rather surprised it didn't open in your town being a SCHOOL town and all! You gotta see it!

4:00 AM  

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