Is this the second to the last episode of True Blood?

I give up.  I give up trying to even be remotely objective about this show. Bring on the world’s stupidest people! Doing the world’s stupidest stuff! All I ask is for more naked Eric.

Bring it on.

It would be more fun to have your period if that blood made cool plinking sounds when it hit the ground.

Oh, poor Jessica.

Oh, Bill.  He gets bossed around.

Fur handcuffs. I love LaFayette.

If Sam can become any animal, does that include people?  Could he look like Andy?

Good lord, Tara’s mom is a moron. Just a moron.

But Erik looks fantastic in a dress. Wow.

I do think it’s interesting that everyone is being a little corrupted by what’s happened to them this season, whether or not Maryanne’s involved.

It’s wrong, but I enjoyed watching Tara’s mom get beaned with the ashtray.

I’m glad they have a good actor playing LaFayette, too, because he’s the only person who seems rightly scared.

And I’m kind of glad to see MaryAnne melting down a little bit.

I love Andy a little bit more every week.

I love Pam rolling her eyes.

And chest-hair!

“He went on a vacation with Jesus.”


Tea-cup humans.


I want Eric to say “Good night tiny humans” and wink at me!!!!

Whew, I have lost my mind. Don’t mind me.

Blergh. That finger has freaked me out.

Is that guy rubbing intestines on himself in the sink?

I swear, part of being a vampire must be being boring as hell, and boring those around you half to death.

Is that really the end of Carl?

I have to tell you, I think it’s kind of cowardly of Bill to not tell Hadley about her Gran. No, not kind of, very. Very cowardly.

Oh, I love that Eric totally called Bill on the whole “Sookie blood drinking” crap.

But who else can fly? Can Bill?

I kind of love how grouchy Andy is.

Yes, this town is full of crazy rednecks and dumbasses. I think that should be the subtitle of this show.

Damn it! I can’t wait until next week!

Usually, It’s Not So Obvious

So, they’ve got this show on Discovery in which they have a set of hip scientists whose job it is is to build working prototypes of something in two weeks, called, appropriately enough, Prototype This. I’ve seen a few episodes and they do things like build robot ways of delivering pizzas or a waterslide that’s just a big circle or a six legged all-terrain vehicle.

Yesterday, I saw this episode where they built robots that would box each other.

And here’s how it went. These cute, sweet, male scientists had a task–built robots that would fight each other. So, they went to a gym to get “data” on how actual boxers box. And they met with a golden glove boxer who was a woman, who fought one of them and kicked his ass.  Not even in a beat-down way, just in the way that you’re going to kick someone’s ass when you have more talent and skill than they do at something.

And so the very sweet, charming, quirky male scientist told her that he would challenge her to a rematch and beat her when it was robots boxing.

Which he did.

Because the robots were hooked up to each of them, to monitor their moves, and her moves were so complex that she was overloading her computer with data that they hadn’t even begun to design their robots to replicate. Like their robots could accommodate punches and body turns, but it couldn’t accommodate a punch and a turn at the same time or something. In other words, it ended up being weighted in favor of the crappy boxer who had designed it, because it was too slow to really capture the speed and skill of the real boxer.

And yet, when he “won,” they treated it like a real victory, like it’s any surprise that the guy who designs something that he tests and that is programmed to respond to his movements is going to win over the girl he just straps into the machine and says, “Do what you always do”?

Like I said, I’d watched the show a few times, but it wasn’t until that moment that I realized I was watching a show that only featured men.