I find myself not really caring about 30 Rock anymore. It’s hilarious and great and all those things, but I think I’m just less interested in it because it’s such a “joke show”. Last night I watched a not gut-busting but extremely memorable episode of Community, a charming and delightful episode of Parks & Rec, and one of the best episodes of The Office in a long time. Then I just stopped watching. I didn’t stop watching because I didn’t want to watch 30 Rock. I stopped watching because I completely forgot about it, because I have so little connection and interest in the characters on the show. The show itself is extremely silly and wonderful and gives me some of TV’s biggest laughs, but there’s barely any emotional weight that comes with it. Not that there aren’t any heartfelt moments in the show. Liz and Jack have their moments every now and then, but they’re all consequence-free. The show is so steeped in surreal joke-fest silliness, that it doesn’t really matter what happens. It’s very much like Anchorman in that respect. A hilarious movie, yes, but a movie you’re not able to and not supposed to care about. Every week I look forward to Community because it always shoots for the moon (even if it occasionally doesn’t make it there), to Parks & Rec because I care about what happens to and love every single character on the show, and to The Office for similar reasons (and because it’s good again, yay). 30 Rock comes and goes and I laugh and then it’s over and I’m utterly unaffected and I could probably barely tell you what happened. The point of this, I guess, is that I still haven’t seen the new 30 Rock, and I don’t care at all. I know you were all holding your breath to find out if I saw it. I didn’t. You can breathe now.
Apparently living on the west coast means I need to stay away from Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook if I don't want to know every single thing that happens on Community, The Office, and Parks & Recreation.
Spoiler Alert: Every character on all shows is now dead.
I haven’t arrived at Austin yet, but I’ve been in Texas for a while. I’ve overheard three separate conversations at three separate locations. Each one has been about how someone’s friend is finally getting out of jail. I assume it’s the same friend, and that only one person has been in jail, ever.
Yesterday I got a new incrediphone (Droid 2). It has made work and life so much easier, and wow, blah, etc. I just discovered and downloaded a Calvin & Hobbes app. It’s exactly what it sounds like. My phone is complete.