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Today's Bridge: We were doing pretty well, aside from failing to double a doomed spade contract, until the last hand. Steve overcalled CP's 2C opener with 3C, and I had two little clubs and four hearts to the Q-J, so I bid 3H. He had one heart and left it. We recommended 4C as a response, which I'd have passed. He had K-Q-J-10-x-x of clubs, so we figured we'd probably be off three in 4C as opposed to a hard-fought off five in 3H. We had to deal with a killer crossruff AND all their power.

We've got ants again. We'll have to hit one of the big stores and buy more traps soon. I guess it's been almost six months... more like four and a week, but it was a pretty big problem at the time. Maybe we need something better than traps.

House season 3 looks like more of the same in some ways, which isn't a bad thing. I expect House will be back to his old self by the end of the month, or mid-season at the latest. I think what's really changed is everyone else's attitude toward him. I'm watching Standoff now, and planning to post this before it's over. It's interesting, like the other new Fox shows I've bothered to watch. Looks rather controversial, both internally and because it features a pilot episode about an Islamic terrorist. But it looks like he just took up Islam for the terrorism. I think the most interesting thing about this show will be seeing how they make more episodes from the premise.

I watched the second Strong Bad E-mails DVD today. The bonus E-mails on the first DVD were fun, but this one featured something possibly even better... karaoke. And on the second audio track, Homestar characters singing karaoke. Homestar sings the Trogdor theme, Strong Bad sings Because It's Midnite, Coach Z sings the Dangeresque theme ("Dangerearuourereeareoursque"), and of all people, Marzipan sings Everybody to the Limit (Fhqwghads). I also left the menu screens sitting for a while... the results of that are just as much fun. The downside is that I couldn't figure out how to get to some of the easter eggs, like the scene with Strong Mad and Strong Sad at the end of "caper". I was sad to miss that.

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bufi44
Sep. 6th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Damn
I forgot last night was the season premier. I have the DVR set to record but only on USA. I changed that this morning and also set it to record reruns too so if the opener airs again, I'll get it. YAY!
nidoking
Sep. 6th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Damn
Oops. Well, it'll run again at some point. They always rerun the season before they get to the end. And there will probably be a "special encore" at some point, especially if one of their other shows fails quickly. I'm looking forward to some of the new shows as much as the new season of House, so one of them is going to disappear soon.
koneko_kitsune
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
I noticed the change in everyone's attitude as well. He's being nice - or as close to nice as House can be - for once, now everyone else wants to be a douchebag. WTF! The preview for the next one has me kinda wary though...if they've run out of weird medical conditions that quickly, it doesn't bode well for the rest of the season. And if they haven't run out of weird medical conditions, then WTF is up with the aliens? I'm kinda concerned.
nidoking
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
They've always had weird stuff going on (remember Wonderfalls lady from the first season who heard voices from inanimate objects, and that serial killer from the second season whose brain tumor drove him to kill?), and there's always been a medical explanation. It's quite possible that many of those scenes were hallucinations. There have been plenty of those in the show so far.

I commented to someone yesterday that the next episode will be Close Encounters of the Medical Kind.
hearmemeep
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Wait a minute..... there's Homestar Runner DVDs now? O.O I want! :D
nidoking
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
They've existed for quite a while. I bought the bundle that comes with four DVDs covering about 130 E-mails and the Strong Bad Sings CD, even though I already had the CD.

"Twogdor... exclamation exclamation exclamation"
hearmemeep
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:04 pm (UTC)
Sw33t! :D It's been about 2 years since I actually watched HomeStar Runner... I just got so busy I fell behind on the website :/
nidoking
Sep. 6th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
It's worth catching up, and also pretty easy if you have the Location Navigator extension for Firefox. Just grab a Strong Bad E-mail and navigate up through the E-mails, making sure to look at "sbemailahundred" after "sbemail100" gives you the Easter Egg. But the DVDs are worth it because you get to support the site and see the nifty extras. And if you don't have the CD yet, get the bundle, because that's cheaper than just the DVDs. I also bought the "Get Ye Flask" shirt at the same time, but haven't had the chance to wear it yet. Soon.

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