|Pop Culture Gadabout|
Thursday, January 11, 2007 |
( 1/11/2007 09:02:00 AM ) Bill S.
OH, AND AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR GETS SMASHED! – Skipped our Chief Exec's speech last night – since advanced word was that the big plan basically entailed "surging" troop levels up with a speed which suggested the Bush Administration had reconsidered its stance against clone research – and went looking for cable channels that'd give us something different to watch while we were playing Scrabble. Had a brief moment of stoopid hope when our Insight cable menu told us that CBS, alone of all the major nets, was holding to its regular schedule and airing Criminal Minds instead of the Prez, but we knew better than to take that seriously. Instead, we wound up watching a Hallmark Mystery Woman telemovie rerun that we’d missed on the first go-round – wherein Kellie Martin investigates a murder involving a reunited proto-hippie Peter, Paul & Mary-styled group (Ellen Greene playing the TV-movie Mary Travers substitute; David Naughton being either Peter or Paul, I couldn't tell which), who had a hit song in the sixties about a "magic mushroom" in place of a dragon. Had a big peace sign banner at the faux folk group's outdoor concert – which pleasantly added to our teevee retreat from newsy reality . . .