One of those Boobs is a Ringer

Ouch. Its Wednesday, September 14, 2011, I'm finally figuring out what day it is, and this is The Side. Not been a good week so far. I've been off my game, but I'm pretty sure I'm on the road to getting it back. That road included a demolition job. I haven't been this sore in quite a while. Pulling up a subfloor that has urine-rusted nails in it isn't terribly good for one's temperament.

Still, just happy to be working at this point.


The CW network has been pushing RINGER for a while now. Its Sarah Michelle Gellar's big return to TV, and she was the CW's big "IT" girl back when the network was the WB and she was Buffy. The ads looked interesting enough, and there's not much on nowadays to catch my interest. I tuned in and hoped it would at least be passable.

It started off well enough. We meet Bridget and she's pretty interesting. She in AA and also the witness protection program. She witnessed a murder, and the guy that did it has no qualms about offing her too. She runs to go see her twin sister, Siobhan. Gellar plays both roles and does a pretty good job of it. She's making me forget about Buffy and showing some pretty decent acting chops.

Then we get to the boat scene. I nearly changed the channel.

This was some really shoddy production work. It was obvious as a boulder in the driveway that it was shot against a green screen. The wind and splashing water looked like the effects on the Universal Studios tour I went on years ago. It was pretty lame stuff.

Then the bottom dropped out. This show shifted gears like a gangbuster. Double blinds, missing people, FBI agents, affairs, holy crap!! The next thing I know I've going about a dozen questions as to what the hell is really going on and I'm riveted to the show. Everybody's got an angle and you've got no clue which way they're coming from. The only one that we can get a solid fix on is Bridget. As least we've got a solid idea about here. She's on the run from a killer and the only place she's found where she can hide may be even more dangerous than where she was in the first place. I wasn't ready for this at all.

I don't know how long they are going to be able to keep this level of suspense up, but they've got a regular viewer here who is fully on-board for this ride.


I like boobs. I like legs, butts, eyes, the whole nine yards. However, today I'm going to talk about boobs, because of something stupid: "Booberday". There's an internet meme called "Caturday" in which on Saturday people will post funny and/or cute pictures of cats. Well, now someone is trying to make "Booberday" a thing in which on Saturday people post pictures of boobs and cleavage. Now, you're probably thinking, "Hey, this is the internet. If that's what you're supposed to do on 'Booberday', then isn't everyday 'Booberday'?" Technically, yes, but the difference between Booberday and every other day on the internet, you're supposed to post pictures of boobs and cleavage to help fight breast cancer.

If any of you heard that and was wondering what that sound was, that was the sound of my head bouncing off my desk at the stupidity of having to type that last sentence.

Yep. Kinda a dull thud.

By know most of us are aware of the "Save the Ta-Tas" campaign with the slogan on pink t-shirts and wrist bands and such. Purchasing these items sends a direct donation to a reputable breast cancer research fund. Yes, its a bit irreverent, but we know what the cause is and we know where the money is going. So we have a cheeky slogan as opposed to some guy saying we should post cleavage and boob pictures every Saturday. I seriously doubt to the Booberday stunt is going to raise any money that could be considered significant. But then a bunch of people who like boobs and cleavage will get to see pictures of boobs and cleavage.

Yes, there is something to be said for using a spectacle to draw attention to something important. However, if everyone is paying attention to the spectacle without giving a damn about that something important then you've pretty much failed in you mission.


I love everything about this video. The seamless transition from studio to live tracks is awesome.

That's it for me. Time to make the do-nuts. I mean that figuratively of course. If I made actual do-nuts for a living my quest to get back in fighting shape would be doomed. See y'all Friday.


nightxade said...

It looks like Nikita has another season, so I don't see why this show won't survive.

I'm disappointed though. I like SMG well enough and I liked the concept of the show.

Marty Nozz said...

I have to say that the first 20 minutes were ho-hum for me, but but that changed once Bridget took over as Siobhan. There's so much going on with these characters and its nearly impossible to pin down their motivations. This is right up my alley.

nightxade said...

Actually, I read that last paragraph wrong (sorry! It was early!)

I'm glad to hear that things took such a significant twist to the positive. I just set this up on my DVR and will keep it there, in hopes that it does well (and kicks off shows like Nikita!)

RE: Booberday. Yeah. That.

I had attempted discussions with the owner of, who is now brandishing his donation receipt on the updated site, but what he really cares about is all the attention the site is receiving...