Tag Archive: Doctor Who


I may have missed logging the last couple of days. If you think the subject line of this is a typo, then you are probably not familiar with the Japanese series Kamen Rider. I spent most of my non-working hours catching up on the current series. This year happens to be both the 40th Anniversary and the 1000th episode. Which means little other than it’s been around for a long time. The basics of the show is monsters are attacking. A hero appears fight the monsters. To do so, he uses a belt to transform into a Rider, an armored warrior on a motorcycle. Beyond that, everything else changes from year to year: sometimes there is one rider, sometimes several, sometimes the monsters are outright evil, sometimes they are sympathetic… Airing with Kamen Rider is Super Sentai- which is known in America as Power Rangers. Which turns 35 this year. So, if you want to know where I’ve been, visit TV-Nihon. I may well post my thoughts and love for both series here at a later date.

The other thing that happened this weekend, which I have been very anxiously waiting for is Doctor Who’s series 6 premier. I was sadly born too late to watch the how the first time it aired, but was “lucky” enough to see the FOX produced TV movie in 1996. Sadly it wasn’t until 2005 before there would be another attempt to bring new life to the Doctor. But since they did, the BBC has had me hooked and needing more. Thanks a lot you magnificent, British bastards…

Anyway, due to my love of foreign television, I missed two days of blogging. If it ever happens again, you will at least know I’m not doing anything interesting or cool. If I were, I’d blog about it.


Is this thing on?

Last night was probably the worst experience possible with an open mic. By the time I took the stage (I was on last), all but the host and the two first-timers who went on just before were the only people there. It’s funny, but standing on stage with a microphone feels really wrong when the people you are talking to are three feet away, and able to hear you fine without it. As bad as the situation was, I couldn’t help but laugh. I laughed, wanting to just walk out and not look back. Instead I sat there and waited to hear my name called to the stage. It felt good to actually get up on stage and do what I set out to do, even if no one else saw it.

I threw caution to the wind, and decided to start by calling back to both of the sets of the people who stuck around. Which they both laughed at, so at least I got A laugh. Then I did a short version of a bit I planned on doing and vamped for the last minute of my time. When I got the light, I felt like I was a real comedian. As I walked off stage all I wanted to do was call all my friends and tell them… Sadly it was so late, I suspected they were asleep. (I was then jealous of them for getting to be in bed at that moment.) On the drive home, I knew that I would have to go back again next week. I don’t know if this is the path for me or not, but I do know that I have to go back and do it again. Clearly I have that something inside me that is pushing me to at least try.

While I didn’t record my performance this time, I will dig out the FlipCam and buy a tripod, so that I can capture the whole thing next time. Until then, I’ve got a week of wage slavery and comedy writing ahead of me. Also he Series 6 premier of Doctor Who. I love Doctor Who.