Monday Night TV and Open Thread

It's DWTS and "24" tonight for me. What are you watching? And if you're not watching anything, what else are you doing, reading of interest or thinking about?

Update: More injuries on DWTS. Melissa isn't there due to complications from rib injuries and Gilles has an injured collarbone requiring cortisone shots.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Tonight is third installment (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by kenosharick on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 10:12:31 PM EST
    of a very good documentary on PBS on Native American history, fom the Indian perspective. It repeats later in the week if you miss it. Tonight's episode concerns the Trail of Tears. Highly recommended.

    I saw that... (none / 0) (#9)
    by desertswine on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 09:36:54 AM EST
    I thought that Wes Studi did a great job as Ridge. Understatedly moving.

    Sheila Bair has a plan (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by imhotep on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 11:11:24 PM EST

    The FDIC should be able to take over and shut bank-holding companies and other large institutions instead of just failed commercial banks, Bair said today in a speech at the Economic Club of New York. Such power would shield taxpayers from losses when government protects companies deemed "too big to fail," a concept that should be "tossed into the dustbin," she said.

    Bair and Warren should be calling the shots on the bank mess instead of Timmy and Larry.

    Arlen Specter (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by CoralGables on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 11:08:24 AM EST
    is now a Democrat

    In Treatment is being Tivoed (none / 0) (#1)
    by byteb on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 07:42:14 PM EST
    24 starts in approximately 15 minutes.

    Watching NBA playoffs (none / 0) (#2)
    by aeguy on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 09:29:29 PM EST

    NHL Sharks vs. Ducks (none / 0) (#3)
    by cymro on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 10:00:02 PM EST

    Padres v. Colorado, in Denver. (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Mon Apr 27, 2009 at 10:06:08 PM EST
    Just returned from tutoring.  My 5th grader will be tested three days a week for the next two weeks.

    Flaked on going to hear Brian Monaghan and his wife Jerri discuss their jointly written book about his 10 year survival of a malignant melanoma that metastisized to the brain. He is a well-known California plaintiffs' trial attorney.  

    I was watching... (none / 0) (#10)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 09:44:40 AM EST
    ...Neil Young last night (and paying the price today), what did I miss on 24?  

    Great show, BTW--small venue, lots of old hits, good mix of acoustic and electric.  

    I also missed the Rox beat-up on oculus's Padres and the Nugget's crushing New Orleans last night.  

    Recap of 24: compliments (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by byteb on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:23:38 AM EST
    of Television Without Pity


    ps Tony is even more evil than last week. :(


    Tony's certainly on... (none / 0) (#18)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:39:09 AM EST
    ...quite the little killing spree of late.  Sounds like we'll be seeing more of Chloe.

    Cnris Young is pretty much the Pads (none / 0) (#11)
    by oculus on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:21:52 AM EST
    hope for this season in that starting lineup--but not when it is 40 degrees!

    And not when... (none / 0) (#15)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:32:05 AM EST
    ...people steal bases of him at will.  Turn-about is fair play, I guess...

    Fowler's five steals tied a modern-day, major-league rookie record (since 1900). He tied the Padres' Damian Jackson, who stole five bases against the Rockies on June 28, 1999, at San Diego.

    Padres are notorious for allowing (none / 0) (#22)
    by oculus on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 05:37:56 PM EST
    runner on first to take second.  Supposed to be better this year and Hundley is trying, but it isn't entirely up to him as catcher.

    Sorry. Hopefully this one works (none / 0) (#13)
    by byteb on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:28:37 AM EST
    it looks like they both work and (none / 0) (#14)
    by byteb on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:31:10 AM EST
    I have officially gone bonkers. I blame my beloved Yankees who have broken my heart by losing over and over again to They Whose Name SHall Not Be Spoken Nor Written.  



    How do you like (none / 0) (#17)
    by CST on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:35:03 AM EST
    the new ticket prices?

    I couldn't resist the chance to pour salt in the wound...

    Red Sox Red Sox Red Sox :)


    forget the rotten ticket prices, (none / 0) (#20)
    by byteb on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 11:16:37 AM EST
    the new stadium design seems home run friendly.

    unfortunately, I couldn't read  the third line of your post. it was inexplicably garbled....



    One of the most depressing polls ever (none / 0) (#16)
    by CST on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 10:33:26 AM EST
    is out.

    sure more than 50% (barely) favor an investigation, but more than 50% also consider it "justified".  And in general, we tend to like investigations.

    For some reason this reminds me of the run-up to the Iraq war.  I feel like half the country is taking crazy pills.

    yep (none / 0) (#21)
    by Capt Howdy on Tue Apr 28, 2009 at 11:47:55 AM EST
    the republicans know what they are doing.
    they may be in the wilderness, but they know what they are doing.