Killing Time – October 3, 2013

Killing Time

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
~Albert Einstein

Thanks to Hulu, I’ve been able to screen most of the pilots so far (though I still have a few sitting in my queue like Betrayal and Michael J. Fox to check out) and out of the lot, I see two clear hits and nothing but “meh” so far.  Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (I am going to kill someone for making that title so hard to type) and Brooklyn Ninety-Nine are shows that go in the rotation, the latter being the first new comedy I’ve liked since New Girl.  I know I’m slacking on getting the second episode SHIELD review up, but in my defense you all completely sucked in getting to and fro going on the pilot so you harshed my motivation.

Killing Time milestones this week: passed 29k hits and 30,000 amazingly enough looks like it’ll happen this weekend.  I will definitely come up with something to mark 50k, but I just did the 1000th post jubilee and the staff (yeah, it’s just me, but I enjoy envisioning a bullpen of writers in my living room) is still strung out from the after party.  We’ve had a slew of new followers this week to whom I say welcome, thank you for stopping by, comment on everything and anything and as a true time killer, you now are mad at French Guiana.  French Guiana, quick recap, is the only nation in South America that has refused to stop by and stab some minutes and I have made a vow to call them out in every one of these columns until they do.  My vicious and needy French Guiananian…ist screeds are clearly having an effect as the nation remains notably and deafeningly silent.  You don’t hear that kind of silence unless someone really means it.  It’s getting personal and I have no mental equipment for grudge dropping so this is ON now, French Guiana.  147 nations and protectorates and commonwealths and sentient time capsules stop by and you can’t?  Syria’s stopped by two weeks in a row and the entire world is holding a cocked pistol to its head!  Someone broke the Internet firewall in China and stopped by.  I’d send that dude champagne for the effort!  It was just like the lone protestor in Tiananmen Square.  Only meaningless, completely in my head and probably just a really aggressive bot, but IT MEANT SOMETHING!  Boo, French Guiana.  Just boo!  (I honestly hold grudges like this.  I can provide ex-girlfriends as references.)

Books:
Divergent by Veronica Roth

Blu Ray:
Arrow Season One

TV/HULU:
Breaking Bad Finale
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One
Grey’s Anatomy Season Nine
Brooklyn Ninety-Nine Season One
Arrow Season One
New Girl Seasons Two and Three

Song of the Week: “Heaven Knows” by Five for Fighting

Video Game:
DmC: Devil May Cry (chapter 4)
Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Edition
* XBOX Live, gamertag: sleeplessdave; feel free to friend me!

Comics:
All-New X-Men Vol. 3 by Brian Michael Bendis
Swamp Thing “New 52″ Vol. 2 by Scott Snyder
Arrow Vol. 1 by Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Mike Grell

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