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1. So yeah, the news about Arrested Development's imminent demise has got me bummed out. But, as troubadour76 pointed out, this is not the first time that AD has been threatened with cancellation, and we're already into Season 3. But still. In the words of wienerschnitzel: "Looks like most Americans these days need a good dose of analrapy."

2. I neglected to mention that my work situation is about to receive an upgrade - I will finally have some real work to do, starting next week, as I move to a new floor and start working with 2 new people. It's a quasi-permanent position; I'm filling in for someone who's taking an extended medical leave, but from what I understand the person, if they return, will NOT be coming back to this particular desk, so it's as good as mine. I'll have more of a comment on this when I'm actually there, doing something. Good: no more days of nothing to do. Bad: less time for iPod wars.

3. Playoff baseball! Reading all the series profiles, I tend to agree with the general consensus, which is that there is no clear favorite in either league. Here's my prediction for the Yankees/Angels series: the Yankees will advance IF AND ONLY IF they manage to win Game 1, which is tonight. Which Mussina will show up? If we get the good version, and he manages to go at least 6+, I think we have a great shot. However, there's a distinct possibility that he will get beaten about the face and neck, and if that's the case the series is all but over.

4. My copy of the new Broken Social Scene album was supposed to arrive today; it has not. I ordered it from insound.com because they were offering a special bonus CD with it, but insound.com does not feature any package tracking, even though they say they do. Many of you are saying the new Wolf Parade album is awesome - I may end up picking it up, but first I must get my BSS fix.

5. Nerd news: Peter Jackson is producing the upcoming Halo movie! Also, my life is about to get incredibly expensive. Arrested Development Season 2 comes out next week, and there are a SHITLOAD of games coming out between last week and the next month or so, which will make my Xbox360/HDTV purchase that much more difficult to rationalize.
The Wolf Parade CD is unbelievable, but I don't want to overinflate it before you take a listen. But if you don't listen to it, you are a turdpoopy.

I too ordered my BSS from insound, along with My Morning Jacket and Explosions in the Sky, all of which were supposed to have been released today. As of today, I have been informed that only BSS "shipped". They are really sucking with their shipping lately,
I gave the Wolf Parade the iTunes browsing treatment, which is only 30 seconds' worth of goodness; on that basis alone, it really didn't do anything for me. But you and others have given it incredible praise, so perhaps I'll have to bite the bullet.

My BSS shipped on 9/30, apparently. Why is insound.com being so cruel?
This is definitely a collection of songs that need to be listened to in their entirety to be fully loved. If you can get your hands on "I'll Believe Anything" before shelling out for the rest of the album, do it. Listen to that song the whole way through and if you're not sold, don't bother.
Come see Uncle Dave for that HDTV...all will be well. I promise.