Sunday, January 27, 2008


"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" is a very bizarre television program

Left to right: Neko Case as "Chrysanthemum" (with salt shaker), John Kruk as himself (with his skin peeled off), Kelly Hogan as "BJ Queen" (with harpoon)

Why so obsessed about this cartoon that makes no sense and airs at 11:45 on Sunday nights? Because it's not even time for pitchers and catchers to report yet. Also, I'm a fan of all three of these people, and I think Levi is, too. I've even met Kelly Hogan, who was fortunately not trying to harpoon me at the time.

Levi and I are both invited to a wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first weekend of April. I'm pretty sure I'll be going; the last I talked to him, Levi was kind of iffy due to various work responsibilities. If we do end up attending, though, there may not be any baseball-related program activities. The Charlotte Knights will be out of town that weekend, and the only other team I'm all that interested in driving to see -- the Durham Bulls -- will also be out of town. The nearest major league team is of course the Braves, who will be in town, but Atlanta is about a 4-hour drive from Charlotte, and that's not particularly exciting me at this point. I can't decide if it's because I'm getting older, or if it's because gas is over 3 bucks a gallon.

In conclusion, now that "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" is being produced in high definition, and DirecTV is carrying the HD version of Cartoon Network, I guess it's time for me to upgrade my TV. I wasn't all that impressed the first time I saw baseball on an actual living-room HDTV, four or five years ago, but it looks pretty good in HD in a window on my computer monitor (courtesy of the TV tuner device I've had for about a year).

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