Naked and Afraid

The Web just showed me an ad for a Discovery Channel show called “Naked and Afraid”, a show featuring a male and female survivalist put together in a survival situation. But they’re totally naked.

I hate television.

p.s. a survival challenge where the participants have literally no clothes to start with would be a cool idea, maybe. This show, however, seems to cynically exploit the male/female together naked thing, making it sucky.

The Pink Pony of Popular Culture

I find Russell Brand funny 50% of the time, and the other 50% is split between innocuous and annoying. But I did just hear him say something (in the Secret Policeman’s Ball, an Amnesty International 50th anniversary benefit thing), and now I guess I’m a fan:

“Popular culture functions like a pink pony, trotting through our brain, shitting glitter.”

Thanks for that, Russell.

From Hell’s Heart I Stab at Thee, iCal

One might legitimately ask why I still use iCal, with alternatives like Fantastical on the market. Honestly, I don’t really know why. As a matter of fact, this is probably the irrelevant little wart that pushes me over the edge:

ical reminder screenshot

That’s right — iCal’s reminders do not respect the 24-hour global system preference. I suppose that shouldn’t come as a surprise, since iCal itself doesn’t.