March '09

Jun. 7th, 2009 11:54 pm
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March '09: 15 - 21

March 15;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.17 - Demonology
Goal: 081/400 (20.25% Complete)
About: The BAU investigates a series of deaths involving possible exorcisms in the Washington area that appear to be sanctioned by the Vatican, and SSA Emily Prentiss finds herself personally involved in the case.
Quote: "Is Hotch still here?" -Prentiss "Oh, I'm pretty sure he lives here." -Garcia

It cost the soft drink industry $100 million a year for thefts committed involving vending machines.

March 16;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.18 - Islanded in a Stream of Stars
Goal: 082/400 (20.5% Complete)
About: The rebel Cylons and the Colonial humans react to Hera's kidnapping while the physical condition of the Galactica continues to deteriorate.
Quote: "And you've seen these angels yourself?" -Kara "With alarming regularity." -Baltar "Regularity, that must be important when you're full of crap." -Kara

The first product to ever be scanned with a bar code was Wrigley's gum on June 26, 1974.

March 17;

If Wal-Mart was classified as a country, it would be the 24th most productive country in the world.

March 18;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.18 - 3 Women
Goal: 083/400 (20.75% Complete)
About: Crews receives an over-achieving new partner.
Quote: "It's about redemption. It just takes place in prison. " -Nina "Are there any jokes in it? You should ... you should put some jokes in it." -Crews

Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost.

March 19;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.17 - The Salt in the Wounds
Goal: 084/400 (21% Complete)
About: Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a 16-year-old pregnant girl who was found buried in a pile of street salt. During their investigation they uncover a high school "pregnancy pact" between the victim and some of her fellow volleyball players.
Quote: "Despite the fact that you aren't a real medical doctor, you have been quite helpful. Thanks." -Bones "Oh you're welcome. Oh and, by the way, you aren't a real medical doctor either." -Dr. Fitt "Ouch." -Booth

Mexico City boasts the world's largest taxi fleet with over sixty thousand taxis running every day.

March 20;
Title: Magyk
Author: Angie Sage
Rating:
Goal: 05/60 (8 1/3% Complete)
Pages: 564
Genre: Fantasy/Children's Lit
About: The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new born girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take this helpless newborn into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.
My Thoughts: I really liked the ideas for this book but a good 200 pages could have been cut out.
Review: click click

TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.16 - Bloodshot
Goal: 085/400 (21.25% Complete)
About: When Patrick is left temporarily blinded after an explosion, he finds himself using unusual methods to investigate the death of a financial advisor that somehow seems to be connected to himself.
Quote: "You'll see. Honesty's best." -Jane "Yeah, honestly, I'd like to kick your butt right now." -Rigsby
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.19 - Daybreak: Part One
Goal: 086/400 (21.5% Complete)
About: With Galactica on the verge of falling apart, Admiral Adama readies the ship for what could be its final mission, as Baltar's Six warns that humanity's final chapter is near.
Quote: "Spins and turns. Angles and curves. The shape of dreams half-remembered. Slip the surly bonds of Earth and touch the face of perfection. A perfect face. Perfect lace. Find the perfect world for the end of Kara Thrace. End of line." -Anders

The most dangerous job in the United States is that of a fisherman, followed by logging and then an airline pilot.

March 21;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.20 - Daybreak: Part Two
Goal: 087/400 (21.75% Complete)
About: Admiral Adama leads a group of volunteers aboard the Galactica into a dangerous mission to rescue Hera. With the decrepit condition of the ship, Adama understands that this will likely be the final mission of the Galactica. As the personnel face possible death in the battle, they recall key moments from their time on Caprica before the Cylon holocaust.
Quote: "Just so there'll be no misunderstandings later... Galactica has seen a lot of history, gone through a lot of battles. This will be her last. She will not fail us if we do not fail her. If we succeed in our mission, Galactica will bring us home. If we don't... it doesn't matter anyway. " -Adama
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.21 - Daybreak: Part Three
Goal: 088/400 (22% Complete)
About: Despite Anders' success at neutralizing the Cylon gun batteries, Adama's volunteer attack force sustains heavy casualties. Cylon Raiders pursue the Vipers and Centurions board the Galactica. Kara attempts to decipher the meaning of Hera's drawing and rescue the Galactica.
Quote: "So much life..." -Roslin

The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.

March '09

Jun. 7th, 2009 06:28 pm
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March '09: 8 - 14

March 8;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.13 - The Oath
Goal: 073/400 (18.25% Complete)
About: Adama continues with his plan to use Cylon drive technology on Colonial ships. The closer ties between the rebel Cylons and the humans sets off a violent uprising in the fleet.
Quote: "Take it from someone who died once - it's no fun." -Kara
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.14 - Blood on the Scales
Goal: 074/400 (18.5% Complete)
About: President Roslin seeks refuge on the Cylon base ship after Tom Zarek and Lt. Gaeta take control of the Galactica. Gaeta is determined to break away from Adama's policy of cooperation with the Cylons but even he is disturbed by Zarek's violent actions.
Quote: "I swear it. I'm coming for all of you!" -Roslin
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.15 - No Exit
Goal: 075/400 (18.75% Complete)
About: As Sam Anders recovers from his head injury onboard the Galactica, he begins to remember events from ancient Earth. Meanwhile, the Final Cylon struggles with the fallout from the Final Five's former plans. One of the humanoid Cylons vows to get revenge for being created in the image of Man. Tyrol informs Admiral Adama about the extensive structural damage on the Galactica.
Quote: "My only concern about you is that you're so hell-bent on doing the right thing that you sometimes don't do the smart thing." -Roslin

Every year, 100 million sharks are killed by people.

March 9;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.16 - Chuck Versus the Lethal Weapon
Goal: 076/400 (19% Complete)
About: When Cole Barker escapes FULCRUM with new information, Sarah and Casey go looking for a man that seems to be behind FULCRUM's plans to build its own Intersect, forcedly leaving Chuck and Barker in a safety bunker, as FULCRUM is still actively searching for them. Meanwhile, Morgan can not find a way of telling Anna that he wants to move in with Chuck instead of her, so Lester and Jeff are encouraging him to find a way of repulsing her.
Quote: "You two lovebirds need to find a nest where you can let the worm wiggle free!" -Cpt. Awesome "Thank you, Devon." -Chuck

The venom of the king cobra is so deadly that one bite can kill twenty people or one elephant.

March 10;

Most snakes have six rows of teeth.

March 11;
TV Show: Life
Episode: 2.17 - Shelf Life
Goal: 077/400 (19.25% Complete)
About: A soldier is stabbed during his leave in Los Angeles; Crews makes a suprising discovery.
Quote: "Oh the lie detector, huh? Do you want to know how to beat that?" -Crews "You can beat a lie detector?" -Dani "Sure, it's easy. You just tell the truth." -Crews

The Australian Brown Snake's venom is so powerful that only 1/14,000th of on ounce is needed to kill a human being.

March 12;
TV Show: Bones
Episode: 4.16 - The Bones That Foam
Goal: 078/400 (19.5% Complete)
About: The team only has a short time to find out what happened to a murdered car salesman before his foaming bones completely disintegrate.
Quote: "Makes me 'King of the Lab.'" -Hodgins "A large percentage of the monarchy are actually mentally handicapped due to inbreeding." -Nigel-Murray "Can't ruin it for me. 'King of the Lab'!" -Hodgins

Police detectives have used snapping turtles to help them locate dead bodies.

March 13;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.16 - Deadlock
Goal: 079/400 (19.75% Complete)
About: Ellen returns to the Colonial Fleet with Boomer. Although Ellen is initially overcome with joy at seeing Saul Tigh again, she becomes troubled by the relationship between Tigh and Caprica Six. Ellen also learns that some of the Cylons want to leave the Colonial Fleet behind. Meanwhile, Baltar uncovers a dangerous situation among the civilians on the Galactica.
Quote: "Please, do not tell me I was your mental porn. That's just sad!" -Ellen
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.17 - Someone to Watch Over Me
Goal: 080/400 (20% Complete)
About: Kara befriends a piano player who reminds her of her father. She also receives a mysterious drawing from young Hera Agathon. "Boomer" faces punishment for her support of Cavil in the Cylon civil war. She reconnects with Chief Tyrol and shares her visions of a peaceful life on Picon. However, her life on Galactica is much less tranquil.
Quote: "Listen, you may feel like hell. But, sometimes, lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one." -Pianist

A blue whale's tongue is so large that fifty people could stand on it.

March 14;
Movie: Cars
Rating:
Goal: 09/50 (18% Complete)
Genre: Animation/Family
About: Prepare to peel out with this revved-up animated adventure featuring classic automobiles, plenty of fender benders, guffaws galore and a Route 66 road trip with a crew that doesn't make pit stops. The star-studded voice cast includes Paul Newman, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar, Cars won Best Animated Film in the first category of its kind at the 2007 Golden Globes.
Quote: "McQueen and Sally parked beneath the tree... K-I-S-somethin'-somethin'-somethin'-T. " -Mater
My Thoughts: Not my favorite Pixar movie but definitely still a movie everyone should see.

Whale eyes are the size of a grapefruit.

March '09

Jun. 7th, 2009 03:55 pm
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March '09: 1 - 7

March 1:
TV Show: CSI: NY
Episode: 5.16 - No Good Deed
Goal: 068/400 (17% Complete)
About: After an eyeball falls from the sky, the team must find who the eyeball belongs to and get to the rest of the evidence before the bird does.
Quote: "What the hell kind of a bird is that?" -Flack "The kind that ruin a good cup of coffee and eat our vic for lunch." -Stella

A giraffe is able to clean its ears with its own tongue.

March 2;
TV Show: Chuck
Episode: 2.15 - Chuck Versus the Beefcake
Goal: 069/400 (17.25% Complete)
About: Chuck gets jealous when Sarah has to seduce FULCRUM agent Cole Barker, codename "Beefcake". In the meantime, while Big Mike continues dating Morgan's mother and Morgan takes refuge at Chuck's place, Jeff and Lester start looking for the "Buy More Babe" as a way of finding a new employee.
Quote: "Yeah. Sometimes you got to play hard to get. Cold and detached is a very powerful aphrodisiac, babe." -Cpt. Awesome "So is abstinence. You want to try it?" -Ellie

A giraffe can go longer without water than a camel.

March 3;

An adult giraffe's kick is so powerful that it can decapitate a lion.


March 4;

Unlike other four legged mammals, kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

March 5;
TV Show: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Episode: 2.14 - The Good Wound
Goal: 070/400 (17.5% Complete)
About: Sarah gains strength from images of Kyle Reese, John's father, while she's hurt. Weaver attempts to save John Henry.
Quote: "How bad is your leg?" -Derek "There's evidence of me all over the jeep, all over everything. Burn it. Burn it all." -Sarah

The male howler monkey of Central and South America is the noisiest land animal, which can be heard clearly from a distance of ten miles away.

March 6;
Movie: Watchmen
Rating:
Goal: 08/50 (16% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller/Crime; Comic Books and Superheroes, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
About: Zack Snyder directs this adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's graphic novel set in a parallel Earth in 1985, where despite the threat of nuclear war, superheroes are prohibited from using their powers. But when one of their number is murdered, the outlaw heroes, including Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), Silk Spectre (Carla Gugino), Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) and Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson), unite to defend themselves.
Quote: "Rorschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985. Tonight, a comedian died in New York. " -Rorschach
My Thoughts: So so good. My only complaints are: the whole beginning of the movie was really confusing and I didn't really want to see Dr. Manhattan's junk. Other than that, the movie was flawless. Stunning special effects and phenomenal acting.

TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.16 - Lesser Evil
Goal: 071/400 (17.75% Complete)
About: Michael gets to know Victor's motivation and his connection to Carla after capturing him. When the truth about Carla's organization is revealed, everyone is put in danger.
Quote: "Is your stuff handy, because it's time for an emergency trip to Disney World." -Sam "Disney World? Why in God's name would I want to go to Disney World?" -Madeline "Because it's a magical kingdom with lots of witnesses and great security." -Sam

Sharks can sense a drop of blood from a mile away.

March 7;
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.12 - A Disquiet Follows My Soul
Goal: 072/400 (18% Complete)
About: Admiral Adama wants to outfit Colonial ships with superior Cylon jump drives to help the fleet find a new permanent home. As part of the deal, the Cylons ask for complete acceptance by the humans. Not everyone agrees with the plan. Tyrol uncovers some family secrets when he brings his ailing son to Doc Cottle for medical treatment. Meanwhile, Baltar rails against his God and stirs up his followers in the wake of their tragic disappointment over Earth.
Quote: "Well, you know where to find me, Felix. And in case you're wondering, I will definitely hit a cripple. Or anyone else." -Kara "So I guess a pity frak's out of the question, then?" -Gaeta

The Lemon shark grows about 24,000 new teeth a year. A new set of teeth grow approximately every 14 days.

January '09

Jun. 6th, 2009 11:18 pm
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January '09: 25 - 31

January 25;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.11 - Red John's Friends
Goal: 027/400 (6.75% Complete)
About: A convicted murderer convinces Jane to help prove his innocence by telling Jane that he would give him information on Red John. Jane quits CBI to devote all of his time to getting him released.
Quote: "Why do people say "Eureka!" when they do something good?" -Van Pelt "It's Greek for bingo." -Cho

In the movie Willy Wonka, in the scene where squirrels opened up nuts and dropped them onto a conveyor belt, was not animated. 40 squirrels were trained to do that stunt.

January 26;
TV Show: Criminal Minds
Episode: 4.13 - Bloodline
Goal: 028/400 (7% Complete)
About: The BAU is called to Alabama when young women are being abducted by what appears to be a family working together.
Quote: "Hey, baby girl. We need to talk." -Morgan "PG or NC 17?" -Garcia

A mole can dig a tunnel three hundred feet long in a single night.

January 27;
TV Show: The Mentalist
Episode: 1.07 - Seeing Red
Goal: 029/400 (7.25% Complete)
About: When Rosemary Tennant becomes the victim of a hit and run, Patrick Jane takes on her psychic adviser, who claims to have foreseen her death, as he thinks she is a fraud.
Quote: "Excuse me, but you might consider the possibility that she's actually honestly in touch with something beyond your understanding." -Van Pelt "That would be golf and musical theater of the 30s and 40s." -Patrick Jane

Each day, anywhere from 35-150 species of life go extinct.

January 28;
TV Show: Leverage
Episode: 1.09 - The Snow Job
Goal: 030/400 (7.5% Complete)
About: While helping a National Guardsman whose home was foreclosed by an unprincipled construction firm, Nate jeopardizes both his team and their job when he seeks solacement in the bottle.
Quote: "You know you talk to much. You should go skip some rope." -Nate "What? Want me to skip something? I'll skip your drunk ass of this marble floor." -Eliot

Sheep can detect other sheep faces like humans do. They can remember up to 50 sheep faces.

January 29;
TV Show: NCIS
Episode: 6.14 - Love & War
Goal: 031/400 (7.75% Complete)
About: The NCIS team investigates a bizarre murder of a Navy Captain whose suspicious private life might be the reason why he got killed.
Quote: "You have to tell him [McGee] the truth." -Ziva "Not until I'm absolutely sure lying won't work." -Tony

A leech has 32 brains.

January 30;
TV Show: Psych
Episode: 3.13 - Any Given Friday Night at 10pm, 9pm Central
Goal: 032/400 (8% Complete)
About: Shawn and Gus investigate the death of a footballer named Vlad.
Quote: "Let me be very clear, these hands are not touching anyone, I only use these hands to touch myself. Let me rephrase that…" -Gus "Please stop speaking. And no more fist bumps for the rest of the day." -Shawn

The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet.

January 31;
TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 2.11 - Hot Spot
Goal: 033/400 (8.25% Complete)
About: In order to get free football tickets, Sam asks Michael to join him in helping Coach Sean Martin, as one of his players is threatened by a gangster. Meanwhile, Michael works on finding out who tried to kill him.
Quote: "Revenge is a waste of time." -Michael "Well, so is watching TV and eating candy, but you do it 'cause it feels good." -Fiona
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica
Episode: 4.11 - Sometimes a Great Notion
Goal: 034/400 (8.5% Complete)
About: Both the humans of the Colonial fleet and their Cylon allies fight against the emotion of overwhelming despair as they try to understand what happened to the 13th Tribe. Dee reconciles with her husband Lee Adama despite being devastated about the discovery of Earth. Kara finds a puzzling and disturbing clue regarding her identity.
Quote: "If you've got an explanation for this, now's the time." -Kara "I don't have one. I was wrong." -Leoben

The brain of a reptile make up no more than 1 percent of the reptile's body mass.

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"I never run around in the bushes in a ski mask when I’m breaking in some place. Somebody catches you, what are you going to say? You want to look like a legitimate visitor until the very last minute. If you can’t look legit, confused works just as well. Maybe get a soda from the fridge or a yogurt. If you’re caught, you just act confused and apologize like crazy for taking the yogurt; nothing can be more innocent."
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