Tuesday, December 16, 2008

24 Part I

I'm a big fan of the show 24, but I watch it more for its comedic value than for its drama. I know they're not trying to be funny, but I get more laughs out of an hour of 24 than a whole season of My Name is Earl.

I don't mean to offend anyone connected with My Name is Earl -- it's a fine show that I watch often -- I just think 24 is funnier.

A military interrogator writing under the name Matthew Alexander has published a book, How to Break a Terrorist, that dares to suggest certain "enhanced techniques" are counter-productive. To be honest, I haven't read the book yet, and I probably won't since I'm not likely to ever get to interrogate a terrorist (I wish!), but I have seen the guy on many talk shows and he sounds like he knows what he's talking about.


PIRARO said...

My wife and I are avid fans of 24 for the same reasons. We keep a mental list of all the recurring anomalies, like how Jack has the president's cell phone number and can call him anytime he wants, except when there is a time-sensitive catastrophe pending, like a nuclear bomb about to go off in downtown Los Angeles and he needs to get the president's permission before he can torture the bomb maker, THEN he has to go through the White House switchboard and they won't let him through because the president is in a meeting. Another favorite is that it takes 15 minutes to get anywhere in L.A. by car, but it always takes at least 30 minutes to get a helicopter when he really needs one.
Great posting. I agree with what you said about Matthew Alexander, too.

munchy365 said...

Good thing this isn't going on any blogs anywhere.