Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Conclusive Proof That The Blogosphere Is A Big Deal...
...and possible evidence that it has peaked:
It is mentioned on tonight's episode of Gilmore Girls. An excerpt:
Rory: "I can't believe I'm on the blogosphere."
Paris: "See for yourself. Just Google "Rory Gilmore sex boat."
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Tracked on Sep 29, 2005 11:09:52 AM
My wife watches that show. It is the worst show I have ever seen. The writing, it seems to me, with that sing-song none-too-clever dialogue is calculated to induce a headache.
Posted by: Ethan Leib | Sep 28, 2005 11:35:39 AM
Ethan, you're kidding, right?
Posted by: wasteland fan | Sep 28, 2005 12:12:54 PM
don't leave us hanging - what _is_ the first result when you google the above-mentioned terms? (i'm both at work and quite busy - far, far too busy to google it myself...)
Posted by: Eh Nonymous | Sep 28, 2005 12:58:26 PM
Well, the GG is definitely not a show for those who object to cleverness and wit. C.f. Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the first four seasons of the West Wing-- arguably the best shows on modern t.v.
Posted by: Will Baude | Sep 28, 2005 3:50:34 PM
Allow me to chime in with props for Firefly and Buffy -- but you shamefully neglected Angel, despite the fact that it had the most accurate portrayal of a law firm on TV. One of my prized possessions is an autographed picture, in full makeup, of Andy Hallett, who played the Host on Angel. It was obtained for me by a student of mine at USD, and the inscription reads, "Loved Your Temple Law Review Article on Free Speech!" Current students, if you are reading this, be aware that practically automatic A's await any of you who get me celebrity autographs that refer to my legal scholarship.
Have to take issue on The West Wing, though. Although I have watched most of it and like some of it, I think Ethan's description of GG rings more true for WW. (Also, per my earlier post, your list of the best shows would have to make room for House, which returned to form last night and now is scandalously missing until after the baseball playoff season.)
Posted by: Paul Horwitz | Sep 28, 2005 3:58:55 PM
Wait! I get it. Ethan knew that just yesterday the DVD of Gilmore Girls Season 4 dropped. He's trying to artificially deflate demand in order to get a sale price or, perhaps, to insure that Netflix will have the discs in stock to deliver to him.
Otherwise, I'm going to have to rethink whether I can continue to read you guys.
(I know, big threat. But, that shtick works for Leiter, like when he threatened to de-link you the other week.)
Posted by: Wasteland Fan | Sep 28, 2005 4:10:56 PM
Thank you, Will. I've never seen Gilmore Girls, but I've heard a lot of good things about it. I was thinking about watching. Now I know better. Firefly and Buffy have some of the worst dialog in television history. If Gilmore Girls is anything like that, I'm glad I missed it.
Posted by: Xavier | Sep 28, 2005 6:24:35 PM
Xavier . . . huh? Did you actually watch those shows?
I think this is beginning to explain to me why I never felt much kinship with my law school classmates or with the lawyers with whom I practiced.
Posted by: Wasteland Fan | Sep 28, 2005 6:41:06 PM
I neglected Angel because I haven't seen it yet. I'm only starting Buffy season 4.
Posted by: Will Baude | Sep 29, 2005 10:15:55 AM
blogosphere is getting there where a decade ago, personal pages started to go, but never reached.
Posted by: JaganMohan | Oct 2, 2005 4:14:37 AM