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Cheezboogie, cheezboogie ...

Wednesday, Sept. 08, 2010 3:55 AM


It's not a promising sign for the 'New' Hawaii 5-0 when you learn the producers originally floated a 'updated' version of the theme song and had to be told by focus groups to bring back the original.


Ugh. Watching the usual media roundup of GOP luminaries to tell us how they'd be running things makes my teeth grind.

It's like going to a restaurant; the waiter asks what you want, and you tell them you'd like a steak dinner.

"Are you sure you don't want a cheeseburger?" they ask. There's nothing special about the cheeseburger; it's not made from Wagyu beef, it doesn't use artisinal bread or cheese. In fact, it pretty much looks like they run across the street to the fast-food dive and get a cheeseburger, but charge you a few extra bucks for the thing.

"Would you like something to drink? A milkshake would go well with the cheeseburger, I think," the waiter asks.

You remind the server you're not having the cheeseburger. After twenty minutes or so, your steak dinner arrives.

"If it's not to your liking, I can take it back and bring you a cheeseburger," the waiter says.

You remind the server you don't want the cheeseburger. The steak is good - perhaps not one of the best you've ever had, but flavorful enough and cooked properly.

"Would you like to look at the dessert menu? The cheeseburger is a good choice," the waiter tells you.

Yet again, you remind the server you don't want the cheeseburger. Irritated, you decline dessert and ask for the check.

There's a cheeseburger and fries on your bill in addition to your steak dinner.

Yup, the media is pretty much there.


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