Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Out with the old...

In with the new(er).

Out with the old...

In with the new.

Out with the old...

In with the new.

I am most upset by this last one. ABC has canned Pushing Daisies and is replacing it on Wednesdays with The Unusuals, a police procedural dramady. This from their official press release...

In The Unusuals, it helps if a cop has a twisted sense of humor, because every moment could be your last. Just ask Casey Shraeger (Amber Tamblyn, The Sisterhood of the Travelin Pants), who started her day as an NYPD vice detective before unexpectedly being transferred to the homicide division. She quickly realizes that, not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor, but also their own dirty little secrets.

I'll give it the benefit of a doubt, though. It's a decent cast and press releases seldom make anything sound cool. I'm just going to miss Emerson Cod's deft language wrasslin' as when he was accused of giving someone the heave-ho and he laments "no ho was heaved."


Yesterday, I asked...

"Al Zale, a fishery researcher at Montana State University says one way to rid Yellowstone of unwanted lake trout is to use what?"

25% said "dynomite"
- The method preferred by Jimmie "JJ" Walker.

No one said "stray cats" or the sensible and time-tested trout removal system "fishing poles"

75% got it right with "Jell-O"

According to The Associated Press, a researcher at Montana State University said Jell-O, ultrasound, microwaves and electroshocking are among the possible solutions to eliminate lake trout in Yellowstone National Park.

Lake trout were introduced illegally into the park and threaten native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. To find the best way to destroy lake trout eggs, Al Zale received a grant from the National Park Service. Zale heads the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit at MSU.

If Jell-O is chosen, Zale says it would probably be unflavored. He says workers could spread it over the fish eggs to smother them.

Unflavored? If you want to get rid of anyone or anything, serve them lime Jell-O with shredded carrots. Fire the scientists, hire some lunch ladies.