December 15th, 2003

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Absolutely Terrible

On Saturday night monstersocks and I watched The Worst Television Show Ever™. We saw an episode of What Not To Wear.

At its heart this is just another makeover show where people request that the show come in and make their loved one look completely different. What surprised me was how much scorn and derision the hosts heaped on their lucky victim. The hosts had "secret footage" of the person and first spent some time mocking the footage before surprising their target and making fun of what she happened to be wearing for a trip to the zoo. Next they had her come to New York and dress up in some of her clothing so that they could mock and belittle her in person. After the little fashion show they gave her some suggestions on what she should look for in new clothes and sent her out so she could buy new stuff for herself. The hosts could have gone with her to provide advice in person, but then they couldn't have mocked her decisions afterwards.

The recipient of the makeover seemed really happy at the end of things and seemed to really appreciate the help of the hosts despite how unpleasantly they'd treated her. It seemed like some sort of Stockholm Syndrome sort of thing.

Child prostitution in The Sims Online (from Penny Arcade)
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Silly 12 days of christmas thing

I left work tonight and my car was covered with ice. It took a while to scrape it all off. Fortunately it didn't take as long the second time I had to scrape all the windows after I left the gym. For some reason I didn't have much energy at the gym tonight so I only did about half my usual workout. Might be the lingering cold.

I've been trying to do a better job of typing like you're supposed to, with my hands off of the desk instead of just resting them in front of the keyboard. I think it's slowing me down a little since I'm so used to lazily typing in a manner that's probably going to end up hurting me.

I started working on cleaning out my office today. (I didn't lose my job or anything, I'm just getting fed up with the clutter at work in the same way I've gotten fed up with the clutter at home.) My office has been a dumping ground for a lot of old and obsolete manuals and other miscellaneous hardware and hopefully we're going to clean all the useless stuff out this week. I just have to make sure we don't clean out so much stuff that they start thinking there's enough room for a second person in there.

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