Saturday, February 04, 2006

The End of the Week As We Know It

Jonesing for Signatures
Paul Vandenburgh finally got himself to Schenectady this week to help rally the voters against Brian Stratton's pay raise. His WROW remote was set up at GT Lanes, a bowling alley owned by Guyanese immigrant Bhisham Nandalall. After interviewing Bhisham about coming here from Guyana, Vandenburgh made repeated references to people in Schenectady who have been "drinking the Kool Aid".
By the way, if you're in The Electric City, GT Lanes features West Indian take out.

Biosphere
A well known local TV news personality pointed out this intriguing line in Greg Floyd's newly published bio on the WRGB web site:
Greg Floyd has spent the past 28 years in the news business, loving almost every minute of it.
We're guessing the almost part was that meeting in Jeff Whitson's office: "Greg, the good news is that we've hired John Gray..."

Getting Cross
America's hardcore Christians are angry at NBC again. Last month they were apoplectic over the network's ill fated mid-winter replacement, Book of Daniel. Now it's Will & Grace that's the focus of their wrath. Somebody passed me this actual viewer complaint that was emailed to WNYT:
Our family urges you NOT to air the Will & Grace show on April 13. 2006 that mocks Christianity and the crusifiction. We find this extremely offensive and bias. Thank you for your consideration. We would appreciate your response.
What's so offensive about the proposed episode guest starring Britney Spears? From CNN:
Jack's fictional network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, leading to Spears contributing a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's."
Cruci-fixin's! You'd think that people who let their kids eat chocolate crosses on Easter would find that humorous. NBC has since nixed the idea.