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19 June 2006 @ 09:31 am
"family" bad, "home" less bad....  
For some reason, I decided to vaguely watch a "Family Ties" marathon on saturday (I say "vaguely" because my concentration was mostly on playing World of Warcraft). Man, I remembered that show as being much better than it actually was. Wooden acting, lackluster writing. Hopefully it's just that they just picked some less than excellent episodes for the marathon.

Still, I'll choose to remember the episode where Alex was addicted to speed as being great regardless of whether it actually was.

Also, the girl and I saw "Prairie Home Companion." As a fan of the radio show, I found it fairly compelling, but I can't imagine what someone who'd never seen the show would make of it.

 
 
Listening to: Camper Van Beethoven - "My Path Belated"
 
 
 
ghibli_geek on June 19th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Hey! Speaking of WoW, some stranger just gave me nifty armor! Fer nuthin'! At all! Weird! I had to get offline immediately!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd:  aqua chairassmonkeydiary on June 19th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are some nice moments of random generosity in the game. No need to fear.
bitchiekittiebitchiekittie on June 19th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
I love this pic - simple.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 19th, 2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Hehe, the drug episode is one of the few ones I remember. :P In fact...I can't think of a single other. :P
Diary of an Ass Monkey: library: Esquire (skaters)assmonkeydiary on June 19th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
We are forever witnesses to the power of the amphetaminezed Michael J. Fox.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on June 20th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
A few years back there was a Family Ties marathon that played while my roommates and I were snowed in (fairly major blizzard). The first night of the snow in was when we were watching. We caught the one where Tom Hanks shows up as an alcoholic uncle. Terrible stuff-the acting was bad, and the script couldn't decide whether Tom's character should be serious or played for laughs. The rest of the weekend whenever one of us was drunk we would make references to the episode, or simply say "tonight, on a very special episode"....