Stacked Is Back

I love this show. I understand, if your female – you hate me, you loath me, ok, I get it.

Back to my point, if Pamela Anderson sauntered up to me and said, “Would you marry me?” I’m pretty sure I’d say “Yes!” before she even uttered the syllable “Wah”… and I’m pretty sure it would have been the long, drawn out sexy version of “Woooooould” too.

“Stacked” is back on FOX on Wednesday nights. If you already have this show setup on a season pass – your male, straight, and single. Everybody else, well, I don’t know your predicament, but I do know life sucks for you. 🙂

River Of News

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I think the concept of the RSS “river of news” is a going to falter in time. It creates a new (and even worse) form of information overload. Unlike email, data passing through RSS can and will become more structured, and will require smarter consumers (clients or web apps) that can organize and farm data out to other consumers (address books, calendars, spread sheets, favorites, databases, libraries) and devices (audio players, video players, burners). I think this is also where web based applications will run into trouble – desktop integration is tough from the web.

MCE Gets Plugged In

CableLabs finally opens up the HDTV cable signal to Microsoft. ($10 says Apple isn’t far behind.) This is a first, and will change everything. I’m going to have to hold off on an MCE till next Christmas, but I think it’ll be worth the wait.

Microsoft and CableLabs® Announce Agreement to Enable High Definition Digital Cable Programming on Windows-based PCs

Microsoft Corp. and Cable Television Laboratories Inc. (CableLabs(R)) today announced they have reached an agreement that will allow Microsoft and PC manufacturers to bring to market digital-cable-ready Windows(R) Media Center-based PCs in the holiday 2006 time frame.
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The specified OpenCable architecture allows for multiple DRM systems to be used in the device and ensures content providers of protected delivery of content to the PC. Microsoft(R) Windows Media Digital Rights Management is the first major DRM system to complete the due diligence necessary for approval by CableLabs.

More Xbox Advertising

Dare makes some interesting points about Xbox advertising and points to some rather unconventional “Jump In” Xbox commercials. I’m not a big fan of these, although water balloons is kinda cool. I much prefer the hipper “Jump In” Japanese ads I linked to previously. Apparently some Xbox commercials have been playing here in the states, but I haven’t caught one yet. Shouldn’t MS be blanketing the networks with these about now? I’m not quite sure why they aren’t. Cool advertising is pointless if it isn’t out there. How many Video iPod ads have I seen lately? Tons. But no Xbox ads. Whats’s up with that?

Batman Begins

Product Image: Batman Begins
My rating: 5 out of 5

People told me this film was good, but I was skeptical. Bruce Wayne meets Mr. ‘Governor of California’ Freeze ruined the series for me a long time ago. Turns out the luster is back in this film. In short, this movie kicks ass. It’s on DVD, I’d suggest you go rent it. Five stars.

Broncos #2 in Midseason Rankings

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Mid season Rankings from ESPN

1 – Colts 8-0-0
2 – Broncos 6-2-0
3 – Steelers 6-2-0
4 – Falcons 6-2-0
5 – Panthers 6-2-0

Comparing the teams the Broncos will be playing:

Raiders (3-5)
NY Jets (2-6)
Coyboys (5-3)
Chiefs (5-3)
Ravens (2-6)
Bills (3-5)
Raiders (3-5)
Chargers (5-4)

and the teams the Colts will be playing:

Texans (1-7)
Bengals (7-2)
Steelers (6-2)
Titans (5-3)
Jaguars (5-3)
Chargers (5-4)
Seahawks (6-2)
Cardinals (2-6)

I’d say the Colts have the tougher schedule. A lot can still go wrong but I’m hoping it’s the Broncos against the Colts in the Super Bowl with the Colts coming off a tougher schedule. Go Broncos!