Allow me to bitch for a bit before I do anything else. I had to work late due to various issues including filings, blah, blah, blah, whine for me. But I was starving when I got off work and I was catching a ride with a friend because we both had similar schedules this week and I was thinking I'd do my part for the environment. (Elaine walks to work almost always. If she overlseeps, she'll drive or take a cab. Really a cab. She only drives if she has to go somewhere else after work.) So anyway, I've got ten minutes before my friend's ready to go and I'm waiting on him and see a Burger King. I'm starving. I try to avoid fast food these days (mainly because my Dad keeps telling me that my metabolism will change before I know it and all that fast food will start hitting me). But I'm starving. So I go over and order. Well, I go over and stand around for three minutes as two women stare at me behind the counter. A man comes up and finally takes my order. I order a large fry and a stacker (stacker's a small, tiny burger). And I'm waiting and waiting. The stacker's done in what seems like forever, 4 minutes, and I'm thinking I'm going to get my stacker, right? And my fries? Wrong. They hadn't fixed the fries yet. And didn't have any already cooked. And whose job was it? And that was another two minutes and I just ended up walking out in disgust.
I just can't take that level of b.s. Sorry. I don't think this is a dream job people are lining up for but it is "fast food" and the food's not that great so the real emphasis is on "fast." I hate to break it to them but 9 minutes and my food's not ready (and the fries still haven't been cooked) isn't fast at all. Again, I don't think it's a dream job. I'm not stupid. I don't expect them to be thrilled to see me or to greet me or any of that other stuff that these jobs that pay nothing expect. But I do expect that I can order and have my food at a fast food place in five minutes or less. And if not, that's not fast food.
So I walked out. And I didn't say a word or anything. But I'm heading out the door and the guy says, "It'll just be five more minutes!" That would make it a fourteen minute stay to place an order and pick it up at Burger King. Am I wrong to think, "F**k this s**t"? I don't think so.
Okay, Fringe. I'll do Nikita tomorrow. Fringe was (latest on Hulu for all -- not Hulu Plus) Olivia, Walter and Peter being called to a crime scene where things ended up magnitized and Walter was able to theorize that this is why the planes fell from the sky and blah blah. Most interesting was that before this, Olivia woke up in her bed and was dreaming about her and Peter. And you might think, sex dream, strange for this Olivia but they happen. And I'd think that too if that were the only thing.
So they're leaving the crime thing and end up in a nearby town and something's happened there. They find out when Walter orders pie at a diner and Peter goes to take a leak and Olivia's on the phone trying to get a signal. The guy at the counter's real nice to Walter. Then moments later, he's saying Walter just walked in and better order. Watler reminds him he already ordered but the man isn't buying it and tries to kill Walter. Peter comes running to save Walter and the man is attacking him and going to kill him when Olivia shoots him dead. Weird thing, the man had two eye balls, but four pupils.
Then they come across a man in the back of the diner all hacked up. They take him to their car and try to get him to a hospital in a nearby town but they can't get out of the town no matter which way they drive. They keep ending up in the town.
So what's going on?
Turns out that someone or something has made the town converge with the same town in a nother dimension so it's like squishing. It's squishing the people too. And this one woman has the four pupils and two sets of teeth. They figure out that the safest spot is in the center of the place -- like in the center of a storm.
Throughout, Olivia's feeling different and thinks she's doing like the crazy people. Nope.
She asks Peter about his Olivia and they laugh and talk.
Later he drops by to check on her (when they're finally out of the town) and she's laughing and just suddenly kisses him. Oh, and earlier, Walter was talking about something and Olivia said that's just like X case they had awhile back and Walter tells her they never had a case like that. And Peter says, 'We had a case like that on my earth.' So she's getting the other Olivia's memories. I have no idea how.
Be sure to check out Kat's "Kat's Korner: Absorb the Graffiti." I noted that yesterday but it's worth noting again. Okay Third. The following worked on the latest edition:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And here's what we came up with:
- Truest statement of the week
- Truest statement of the week II
- A note to our readers
- Editorial: Tareq al-Hashemi was right
- TV: Bypassing the Boiz Club
- 5 Best Super Hero Shows (Live Action) of All Time
- From The TESR Test Kitchen
- Equality doesn't equal 34% (Ann, Ava and C.I.)
- Susan Rice: Bolton With Less Charm
- Homeless Women Veterans
- The empire targets Syria (Workers World)
- Senator Murray speaks with Olympia veterans Monday...
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"