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what's in a name?

Battlestar Galactica
I guess I have to at least make a quick note. I watched the first episode last night. It's very different. I think it's actually different enough to be good. If you are going to remake something but keep it all the same, why bother. It was filmed really well. So many of the shots really made me unnerved. It seemed too real. Like it was really happening and the Camera men could quite keep up with everything that was going on. It did remind me of watching 9/11 footage. I like the new back-story as to why the Cylons were out to destroy humanity. I also like the scene swearing in the new president very much. I am still waiting for the robot dog!

If you've ever wondered why my name is Monkey! Monkey! Monkey! instead of Monkey the answer lies in this story below.

When I was in high school I was always helping my best friend Phinny watch his little brothers and sister. Cameron who was the youngest around 4 had learned lots of bad things from one of his older brothers. His favorite word was "FuckYou!" all said as one word and the you stretched out to last twice the time that it took him to say fuck. As much as we tried to get him to not say bad words, it really just seemed to fuel the fires.

The first time our friend Mike came over, he encountered Cameron who was standing on the stairs above him. Cameron clearly had the high ground advantage.
"Hey little man, what's your name?" Mike asked.
"Craman!" Cameron replied.
Mike laughed a little and said, "Oh that's nice, what's your last name?"
"Craman" Cameron said again.
"Oh, I see," Said Mike, "So your name is Craman Craman?"
"No," Cameron said with confidence, "It's Fuckyou! Fuckyou! Fuckyou!"
At this point we couldn't help but laugh... Cameron was going to tell mike his middle name whether he asked for it or not.


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Dec. 9th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
I watched it too. Liked it. Very creepy, actually, with the Cyber-femme and all the stuff you said about the mood. Looking forward to part 2.
Dec. 9th, 2003 06:54 pm (UTC)
that is a fantastic story
See, if only Bill Cosby had allowed kids to swear on that show - Kids Say The Darndest Things. It would have been so much more amusing. The whole point of humor in children's speech is that they use words that we load with certain meanings in ways that call those meanings into question - a certain cognitive dissonance occurs, and we find this funny. Either that or they just pronounce them funny. Puhsgetti!

Monkey! Monkey! Monkey!

Well Monkey you too. ;)
Dec. 9th, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)
awwwww... i missed the first episode! crap!
Dec. 10th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)
re: Los Angeles
Eric, are u in LA today? If so welcome and how has the trip been so far?
Dec. 10th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)
Re: Los Angeles
I fly down tonight and will be staying through Sunday night.
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