The BBC has made a concerted effort this year to push Doctor Who in America. One of the things that might confuse people are the different faces.

Doctor Who has been around almost as long as I have. The First episode premiered just six months after I was born. The series the actor in the lead role William Hartnell was an elderly man and when it became plain that he couldn’t continue the brilliant idea of having the Doctor “regenerate” into a totally new body (and a new personality) came up.

Each doctor is the same man, with the same memories, but with a different appearance and personality.

So to those of my readers who are not familiar with the history of the Doctor Who here is the complete history of Regeneration from Daily Motion via user regenerating Tardis who did a marvelous job putting it together (sorry about the ads they come with the package).


Regenerations: An Extened Look – Part 1 by RegeneratingTardis

The second set of regenerations 4-6


Regenerations: An Extened Look – Part 2 by RegeneratingTardis

These videos were first put on YouTube but were blocked there all except for this one which was ironically blocked by Daily Motion

And this last one brings you up to date:


Regenerations: An Extened Look – Part FNARG… by RegeneratingTardis

If that doesn’t get you interested in the series I don’t know what will.

The Silly season is upon us as these story prove:

Item: I’m too sexy for this paper.

I know that different people find different things suggestive but C’Mon guys

When Women’s Wear Daily consulted a coterie of photo editors and designers about why the image is “destined to be one for the history books,” Clinton was foremost in their responses.

“The Hillary Clinton expression is the one that holds the photograph fully,” Time’s photo director told the magazine. “You can see 10 years of tension and heartache and anger in Hillary’s face,” Conde Nast’s Scott Dadich agreed.

Turns out she was probably just coughing during that crucial moment captured by White House photographer Pete Souza. But nevertheless, the image still proved a bit too racy for at least one of the many newspapers that printed it.

That would be the Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic broadsheet Der Tzitung, published in Brooklyn. The paper photoshopped Clinton, as well at the only other woman who could be seen in the room–Audrey Tomason, the national director of counterterrorism–out of the frame.

Far be it from me to laugh at someone’s religious beliefs but the idea that the image of Hillary Clinton’s would violate the “laws of modesty” is what you would call an automatic script generator for comics all over the country.

Item: Bristol Bristol Bristol

I don’t have much use for people with Palin Derangement Syndrome, I also have slightly less use for members of a Palin cult, but the idea that their might be an audience for a Bristol Palin reality show is scary:

The 20-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin is moving in with fellow “Dancing with the Stars” season 11 alumnus Kyle Massey, 19, and his brother Chris, 21, for a reality show following the controversial single mom as she works at a small charity.

And Biography channel is drawn to this show?

“Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to,” McKillop said in a statement. “Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she’s opening up her real life, with her son and her friends the Massey Brothers.“

They are drawn to a single mother living with two guys while working for a charity? ARRUGH!

There was a time when the words “Bristol Fashion” signaled quality. I don’t think that’s the word I’d use here.

Item: Good evening I’m the dish of the day:

How many levels of wrong are there with this story:

A CANNIBAL has been arrested after his “dinner guest” changed his mind and called the cops.

The would-be victim from Switzerland answered an internet advert from the 43-year-old man seeking someone who would agree to be killed, cooked and eaten

Think about it, who answers an ad volunteering to be slaughtered and eaten? This is the ultimate expression of the Darwin awards.

Exit question, if this took place in a country that allows assisted suicide would this be illegal?

Looking through the AP wire this morning I noticed this rather amusing headline:

Sen. Scott Brown on the defensive in Massachusetts

Really? I beg to differ:

There are plenty of indications that Brown is still in solid shape for his first re-election bid. Polls show he’s the most popular politician in the state and has a whopping $8.3 million in his campaign account.

Tellingly, Democrats have had trouble finding a big-name candidate willing and able to take him on.

Oh yeah? Well if that’s true where’s the link to the story that says, this. It’s at the top because it’s from the very same article!

But even sillier than the headline and the attempt to paint Brown as in trouble is this doozy at the end:

The League’s television spot, non-partisan ads advocating clean air

Non Partisan? the ads says Scott Brown is poisoning Children, nothing partisan about that.

Why are we seeing such nonsense from the AP? Likely because they need to talk about something other than yesterday’s bombshell out of Wisconsin.

Today is show 26 our 6 month anniversary on WCRN’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio and our guest today is Lee Stranahan, who has the unique experience of writing at the Daily Kos, Huffington Poast and Andrew Breitbart’s sites (I bet you can count the folks who have done that on the fingers of one hand.) as well as his own at site at Leestranhan.com

We will talking about a few of his recent posts including this one where he extolls his fellow liberals, (yes you read that right) to look at things critically.

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