Out of the Blue

I could have stood a little less advance hype about that Band of Brothers dealie on HBO last night, but that was pretty impressive stuff. For the most part this easily matched the scope of a major motion picture, and considering it's an ongoing mini-series, I imagine the whole thing must have cost at least a gazillion dollars. I think I'm most impressed with its willingness to deal with the aspects of war that are impossible to paint in a heroic light, so that it's not just the "good guys versus the bad guys." As someone who once questioned why HBO was so determined to create original programming, I have to say, they have gotten to the point where almost everything they air is significantly better than almost everything on traditional network television.

Link of the Day: TheShakespeareProgrammingLanguage. Thanks FondueBitch.
Weird Science: Can the candirĂº fish swim upstream into your urethra (revisited)? (The Straight Dope). Thanks kpl. "And here you thought the worst thing you could do was pee on the third rail."
Media of the Day: This Reuters Photo of genetically modified glow in the dark Medaka fish. Thanks [MP] Wolverine [MP].

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Schwimmers performance...
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Schwimmers performance... Sep 10, 2001, 20:05
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I have to say like some others.. I actually LOL when I saw him on screen for the first time.. In the same scene that we saw him my smile slowly dissapeared. Schwimmer did an outstanding job playing a man who was obviously scared, very paranoid, a little slow on the uptake.. and well.. just plain mean. These scene when Winters went ahead and signed the court-martial papers was a classic.. Schwimmer looked as weasley and scared as Nixon did.

He had a tone in his voice that I had never heard from him before.. "WEEKEND PASS CANCELLED!" ..he was a VERY good S.O.B. in that 1st part. The scene when the squad tricked him into thinking that Colonel Sink was talking to him behind a bush went from comical to pathetic for Schwimmer... it was just a surprising performance for me.

Cant wait for the DVD!
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