Quitting Time Booster Shot


Welcome to the QTBS, where just like Adam West’s garage sale, you never know what you’re going to find.

– Just got back from the matinee of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. If you have any interest in seeing about $762 billion in special effects, Liev Schreiber as a major bad-ass or Hugh Jackman’s pee-pee (however briefly), you need to see this film. If you’re less impressed by brooding loaners and an Asian guy who can shoot a flea off a dog’s back at 10,000 meters, you can skip it. In my book, it was totally worth it. Next up: Star Trek.

– The best part about this movie was the overarching music. Same can be said for the Star Trek trailer. Maybe that’s what the Bushies got wrong with the whole torture thing: It wasn’t set to decent music (Hell, music even madeMel Gibson’s disembowelment in “Braveheart” work). Well, here’s the definitive waterboard song. Enjoy.

Reason 1,242,634,643,131 to hate the Chicago Tribune.

Welcome to the party, pal…

– From the “Is We Learning, Yet?” department: Administration officials at BU have been hiding copies of the campus paper because of the stories the paper has been running on their proudest med student, Phil Markoff (a.k.a. the Craigslist Killer). Of course, the student workers used digital media to not only alert the paper to this act of suppression but to also inform the rest of the world about it. Maybe, just maybe, somewhere an administrator will figure out that the more you try to suppress stuff like this, the worse the backlash is going to be. We used to have a saying at the student paper I advised: “It’s not our fault you ended up in the police blotter.”

– Speaking of the Craigslist killer, apparently, his wedding is on hold. In the understatement of the year, his fiancée’s spokeman noted, “it is obvious the way the case is developing that the plans cannot go forward.”

– Something from the “Deck Chairs on the Titanic” File: The NYT reports that Richard Besser looks really good on TV while explaining how the Swine Flu Pandemic is going to kill us all…

Apparently some schools are trying to dumb down the smart classes. This would likely explain some of the people I’ve been dealing with during office hours…

– Jesus, is there anything out there that’s healthythat’s NOT going to kill us? To hell with this, I’m going home and eating a peanut butter and raw Mexican bacon sandwich with a spinach and alfalfa sprout salad.

If I’m alive after that, I’ll be back next week. Thanks for letting me share your air.


6 thoughts on “Quitting Time Booster Shot

  1. devolution happens.
    rather wait for cable. or net flix
    and i prefered radish sprouts. BUT, salad is a summer thing.

  2. No, no Grey’s this week. A kid who shoots her dad 15 times and then said, “Get better, daddy” wrecked the Missus. Me? A shitty call in the Brewers/Diamondbacks game wrecked me. How hard is it to haul your fat ass down the line, see the ball hit foul and call it as such?

  3. As Always, love the Booster Shot.
    Will see X-Men this weekend. Star Trek – I can’t figure out whether to watch it here next weekend or wait till the next week when I’ll be near an IMAX theater (Star Trek has gotta be the perfect movie for the supersized screen!)
    What you imply on the advanced classes hits a hot button with me. I’ve often wondered what college admissions will be like in 10 years. At this point, every student already turns in an essay on how they cured poverty in a 3rd world nation. They’ve all been on mission trips (although to do all that is on their application, I don’t see how they could have have had significant experience – it is almost if staying in a Holiday Inn in a room next to a Frenchman qualifies as a mission trip to French Guyana.)
    Of course, the schools want to show that their graduates get into the best schools. The parents want their children to get into the best schools. A lot of students want to get into the best schools. So offerine AP and Honors classes makes everyone happy. But if everyone has a 5.0 average (as you add a point for Honors Classes), how does the admissions committe differentiate the applicants.

  4. i like old school star trek. not sure i want anything else. tho whole fun part is the camping ‘fururisms’. all modern takes out the fun.

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