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Now, with none of those pesky little Fears.

Happy Day.

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 Theodore Roosevelt

 

  • Theodore the Meddler
  • Trustbuster
  • TR or Teddy
  • The Cyclone Assemblyman
  • Rough Rider and Hero of San Juan Hill
  • Old Four Eyes
  • The Lion

(Walk softly and stand near a big globe).

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I’m a Spartan, but I grew up in the Bo Schembechler era when the University of Michigan was going to Rose Bowls about every other year (not winning too many of them though), and everyone in the state seemed to be a Michigan fan.  I guess that always bugged me.  Why?  Because Michigan fans are so damn cocky.  Arrogant.  Entitled.  And there is just so many of them, it’s like the plague.  And did you ever notice that the really obnoxious Michigan fans didn’t actually go to the school? 

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Before we get to anything else in this post, can I just say, I love the font and the titles for this show.  Seriously, not a huge thing, but I really do love them. 

 

 

Let’s go over the clichés before we get to the new stuff.  Our character (creature-monster-villain-hapless experimentee) for the week is a stock character.  We’ve all seen this guy before.  The hapless loser who has a dead end job and lives at home with his overbearing, sick mother.  The poor sucker will gain strange mysterious powers which will not help him get the girl of him dreams (who he is mildly stalking), but in fact cause him to lose his job.  This time we even gave the guy a funny name, Meeker, pronounced meager, which is a little punny. 

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The Clown is Scaring Me, Mommy, Make Him Go Away

Guaranteed that Grampa is on the balcony with an arsenal of water balloons.  Bastard ruins everything with his WWII flashbacks.

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It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a Favorite Watch Friday post, but I don’t really think there are a lot of disappointed Tuss readers cursing me over it.  I hope some folks read and enjoy the watch posts, but I guess it’s a bit of a niche.  Anyway, here’s a new one…

Long before John Travolta started appearing in their advertising; Breitling introduced one of my favorite watches of all time:  The Breitling Navitimer.  With its chronograph and slide-rule functions, this is the quintessential pilot’s watch.

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Let’s start off with what was good;  I didn’t feel there were as many clichés in this episode as there have been.  The other good thing – no trip to Massive Dynamic this week.  Also, we still have the cow.  And, I’m really starting to like the cow.

 

Unfortunately, I’m still not entirely sure what this episode was really about. The A-plot was less a cliché, and more a movie trick: The MacGuffin.  Typically, the MacGuffin is used to move the plot forward, but in this instance, it was used to move the entire A-plot, which really is a sign of lazy writing. [Ed. Note: A MacGuffin is “a plot device which uses an ambiguous object to motivate the pricinple characters”.  Think: golden glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction].

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