24 update

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I just arrived at a hotel so it will be some time before I get to catch up on all the comments here, because ....

24. Oh yeah.

I'm not going to "live blog" 24 because live blogging 24 would be like live blogging sex, which tends to detract from some of the enjoyment. But now that we are at a long commercial break ...

GIVE ME A BREAK!! JACK BAUER JUST KILLED A MAN WITH HIS TEETH. OH MY GOODNESS IF YOU'VE EVER WONDERED HOW THEY COULD TOP THEMSELVES ON THAT SHOW THEY SURE AS SHOOTIN' JUST DID IT!! RIPPED OUT A MAN'S JUGULAR ...

I am so reminded of this line from Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman:

"The jugular vein is severed; not cut but torn apart as though by a powerful beast."

More at the next long commercial break. Holy cow.

UPDATE: Jack beat the helicopters to the hideout! Jack knew that transponders are kept in pockets! Jack got the guy out moments before the rockets hit! Next to Jack Bauer, we are all silly little girls ...

UPDATE II: INTERESTING angle on the Islamic terrorists!!! The show starts with a maelstrom of hand-wringing about civil rights and Americans turning against each other, warning against villainizing Muslims - and the terrorists turn out to be ... MUSLIMS! Of course, this being 24, by the 10th hour the real bad guys are likely to be a couple of teenage girls.

UPDATE III: I swear, the biting-the-guy-in-the-neck scene made for the best opening hour since the one where Jack Bauer walked into the room, shot the guy who had negotiated for immunity, and cut off his head with a hacksaw.

UPDATE IV: Oh, does Jack know from torture - or has Jack gone soft FROM THE TORTURE??!! What a friggin' commentary on current events: Torture works, Jack, TORTURE WORKS!!

Jack: "I don't know how to do this anymore."

So the problem with being tortured is: It makes us foolishly shy away from torture. (That's 24 talking, not me). So, be careful who you trust with national security, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'VE BEEN TORTURED.

UPDATE V: Prediction: The president's sister is a terrorist, although her Muslim husband is not.

UPDATE VI: Ok, the first two hours have been an Islamofascist-fest. It's ostensibly ALL about the Muslims, the nefarious bastards.

What this tells me is, it's not EVEN REMOTELY about the Muslims.

24 don't telegraph nothing. I'm thinking Prussian Blue, or perhaps the Russians, or maybe the Scientologists.

UPDATE VII: Oh, so THAT'S what you do with suicide bombers on the subway - kick 'em out the back door. Good to know.

UPDATE VIII: President Wayne Palmer: "So Jack was right. He was right all along and I - this is going to get much worse."

How delicious: Yeah, that's right. Ignore Jack Bauer's advice at your own peril.

Well godalmighty I hope I can be in front of a TV tomorrow night at 8 pm.

The preview was intriguing. Looks like the end of the world or something. Oh well, par for the course. This is what the television was invented for.

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johnmaxfield said:

I heart 24. Love the updates...whooops...it's coming back on...dunk dunk...dunk dunk...

johnmaxfield said:

wait a second...do i detect a softness developing in Jack? Hmm...let's hope not...

18 months in a Chinese prison affects a man, even Jack Bauer. The friggin' Chinese, dude: They screw up your torturing ability with all their torturing.

Kevin said:

"Oh, so THAT'S what you do with suicide bombers on the subway - kick 'em out the back door. Good to know." Ha!

Eric said:

... hey, remember when Ricardo Montalbahn's character in "Battleground" ripped out that German's jugular with his teeth?....

... I do...

Eric you da man - no, that reference was totally lost on me - thanks for the "classicist" perspective!

Eve Marie Barner said:

24 is great. I missed the 1st episode of this season. Maybe I'll just rent the DVD. Right. Wrong. Good. Evil. and all of the confusing quandries of the worst in real life. And, of course, nonstop action!

Eve, I think I have the first four hours on VHS. I'll let you know Sunday when I get home.

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