eruthros: Asterix comics: Fulliautomatix hit with a fish, captioned "thwap" (Asterix - fish thwap Fulliautomatix)
Or I could call it "[personal profile] eruthros wants to hit people with fish." Items one to three, anyway.

1. Oh my god, seriously? Rush Limbaugh says volcanic eruption in Iceland is God replying to the United States health care bill. SERIOUSLY YOU GUYS. Apparently God talks to America by grounding flights and stranding people in airports and toxic ash in Europe and the Northern Atlantic. (With global economic effects, but somehow I don't think that's what he's talking about.)

The degree to which I often want to hit some fellow Americans with fish and say "hey, guess what, the world STILL doesn't revolve around you" cannot be measured.

2. LJ is using javascript to mess with links again. Only this time, it's "transparent!" I do not think that means what they think it means.

3. Also on LJ, transfail in the writers block question, and then more transfail equating trans* folk to criminals.

4. In happier news, guys, I was so startled and pleased by this scene from numb3rs:



For a couple of reasons! One, I was a quiet David/Colby shipper back when I watched the show regularly -- there didn't seem to be much of a fandom for the pairing, and I wasn't all that into the show itself some of the time, so I just quietly imagined hugs. (But would happily take recs if there's a bigger fandom now!)

And two, because it feels like a scene that was written for comedy -- taking the dialogue and the blocking by themselves, it's kind of haha-gay-is-funny-as-if-these-two-guys-could-possibly-be-gay. But the actors and director don't let it go that way! They're like, no, Colby will pull out David's chair in a quiet way, nobody's going to lisp or do limp wrists, and so it ends up more sweet than poking-fun. David ttly can order wine for both of them! And Colby ttly knows that David doesn't want to order shellfish! Because they spend all of their time together! And should have hugs.

Which is to say, I have been watching the parts of numb3rs that I missed or happened after I stopped watching. And I have been surprised by how it's sometimes a thoughtful show! About rape and about the power of authority and about inciting terror by pretending to stop it and about how the FBI has screwed up sometimes! And how sometimes there are FOUR women on the show and THREE of them are women of color and they have conversations about WORK! And how Don goes to synagogue! And how Larry can be read as on the autism spectrum, and the rest of the characters think he's a little "weird" but everyone respects him and his thing for white food! And how Megan says, okay, Larry, if you want to schedule when we see each other so that dating isn't overwhelming, let me know what the schedule is, and they have Tuesday lunches and every other Thursday dinners and that's totally fine! And also how David and Colby should have hugs.

Like, they fail sometimes -- and sometimes they fail hard, as cop shows are wont to do -- but overall, it's surprisingly not painful!

... okay, my standards are maybe a bit low.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS cheeseman nonsense)
Tonight's NUMB3RS: half urban legend, half after-school special.

I mean, seriously. Larry gave Don a thumbs-up when he registered to be an organ donor.

Also, if anyone thinks that the organ donation system works like a standard economic market, I recommend the book Twice Dead by Margaret Lock. Also many articles. Also go talk to any medical anthropologist. Oy.

I have declared this post spoiler-free 'cause the premise was in last week's preview-thingy. *nodnod*

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