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    Saturday, December 02, 2006
    TV catch phrases
     
    Kuff gives us the List of 100 top TV catchphrases according to the folks at TVLand.
    I agree with Charles that news events should have been exclused and there are a number of things on the list I wouldn't hesitate to strike, but overall It's not a bad list. Still, I can immediately see some glaring omissions:

    "Nanu, Nanu!" - Mork and Mindy
    "Beam me up, Scotty." - Star Trek
    "Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor, not a ...." - Star Trek
    "You're traveling through another dimension..." - Rod Serling's intro to Twilight Zone.
    "Crikey!" - The Crockodile Hunter.

    And I'm sure there are many more...

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    Thursday, November 30, 2006
    My TV Network
     
    You’ve heard of fantasy football leagues. Well, here is my version of a fantasy television network. If I had my own TV network that I could lineup with any shows that I wanted, this is what it would look like:

    The Mike Thomas Network (MTN)

    MONDAY
    Star Trek
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Angel

    TUESDAY
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Jack of All Trades / Cleopatra 2525

    WEDNESDAY
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Lost

    THURSDAY
    Star Trek: Voyager
    The Twilight Zone
    Babylon Five

    FRIDAY
    Enterprise
    The X-Files
    Sliders

    SATURDAY
    Danger Mouse / The Simpsons
    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    SUNDAY
    The Wonderful World of Disney
    The Muppet Show
    Monty Python

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    Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    GOP presidential contenders
     
    Just take a look at the leading Republican contenders for the 2008 presidential election:

    Rudy Giuliani
    John McCain
    Mitt Romney
    Chuck Hagel

    What's wrong with this picture? Where are the conservatives?? Are they just going to sit this election out? I can't believe the GOP would nominate a liberal from New York (Giuliani) or a liberal from Massachusetts (Romney) as their standard bearer. And McCain? Sure, I think he's a conservative, but that's not the first word that comes to mind when people describe him. That word would be "maverick."
    So maybe there is something to this Newt Gingrich for President campaign. He would be the only "true conservative" in the race, not to mention the only southerner.
    But at this point it looks like the Republicans are just going to take a pass on the '08 election. Maybe they think they can come back stronger than ever in 2012 after we've had four years under President Hillary Clinton. What they fail to understand and refuse to see, however, is that four years under Hillary will be a blissful experience following the eight-year debacle that was the George W. presidency.

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    Monday, November 27, 2006
    A very good month
     
    What a great month this was!
    It started off with the Democrats kicking Republican butts all across the country, quickly followed by a cowed President Bush finally canning Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld.
    The middle of the month was marked by my little girl’s first birthday!
    And now we cap off the month with an Aggie victory over the Texas Longhorns!

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