Archive for April 25th, 2008

The ridicule of UFO that I am not afraid of

I didn’t know the following, I just stumbled on it tonight on Digg. Apparently, Democrat ex-candidate and congressman Dennis Kucinich saw a UFO in the 1980s (Jimmy Carter saw one in the 1970s too). Actress Shirley McLaine was the one who made this known in her autobiography, as he apparently saw the UFO while he was visiting her:

“He saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent and observing him. It hovered for about 10 minutes or so and sped away with a speed he couldn’t comprehend. He felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind.”

A few days later, he was asked on national television if that account is true. Kucinich said it was, that he did indeed had seen a UFO. FoxNews shat on him the same day, calling him a lunatic. How classy.

Politically I don’t agree with Kucinich on everything (e.g. he’s against H1B and L1 visas), but he does seem pretty stable to me. If he saw something that was not explainable, it probably wasn’t. Except if the lack of B12 on his vegan diet made him see things… 😉

Expect soon an interview with one of the “UFO Hunters” crew here on my blog. The show airs every Wednesday at 10 PM on History Channel.

The Shape of Things to Come

One of the best “Lost” episodes aired last night. However, from the direction point of view, I have had some problems with the way the plot was presented:

1. When Ben wakes up in the Sahara desert, within seconds there were two men in horses approaching him. Well, the director should be left in the Sahara desert for a day to realize how big it is and how difficult it is to stumble on someone.

2. Ben using that knife like a ninja, was a bit over the top. Ben has given me the impression so far that he can barely program his VCR.

3. The “redshirts” (the non-speaking lostie roles) all died within 10 seconds. Sawyer and Claire were unharmed by the bullets and the explosions, while the redshirts died so easily and so fast. It’s stupid and unrealistic. Even for those who claim that “the island protected Sawyer and Claire”, it looks stupid from the direction point of view. It’s not how the action scene should have been constructed. It was not dramatic, or fair, the way these characters got rid of. It felt like excess fat removed and that’s not what we have been led to feel about the losties, including the ones we know nothing about. Each lostie death should have had its own (quick) scene, and at a similar tone, the way Keamy’s team escaped the Smoke Monster should have had its own scene too (because they did escape).

Oh, and I hope the reason for this “hurry up” direction was not the fact that “Greys Anatomy” ate 2 minutes of “Lost”‘s programming, because I will hate that STUPID show even more. For the 10th time: why do people watch medical dramas which are not really medical dramas but slut dramas? Each doctor is humping every nurse and other doctor in there. God, I hate that shit.