Scroll down for my Thursday Thirteen post! This is sort of an addendum to questions asked in the comments section. Plus a rambling.
Several asked me who Jack Bauer is (main character played by Kiefer Sutherland), and what 24 is. It’s a show on FOX featuring Jack Bauer, the star member of a counterterrorism center in Los Angeles. He saves the world. All the time. Over and over. He has a direct line to the president. And he can tell his superiors what to do, he’s that good. He can even disobey direct orders!
It’s a show that’s always good at upping the ante and deepening the conflict, but it does require suspending a certain amount of disbelief. Therefore, it’s as fun to watch it seriously as it is to make fun of it.
The season is always about one day, 24 episodes long. (One episode for each hour; 24 hours in a day, you get the picture.)
If you’ve never seen it, check it out! It’s a blast!
As far as the jokes, nope, I did not make any of them up. I would give credit where credit is due, but they are all viral-type jokes whose author/s have been obscured long ago. Each joke listed here was stumbled upon over MANY sites. They’re everywhere.
Finally, I received a free audiobook in the mail, from Jerry Spinelli’s publisher. No explanation. Weird. Either it’s something to do with being on some RWA list, or it’s to do with teaching. Since he’s a children’s author, I vote for the latter.
Has that ever happened to you? Bizarre.
Sadly, the excerpt says he has "lyrical prose," and the tiny tidbit tells me it’s true! So why would I want to hear it? If the prose is as beautiful as promised, I want to read it, not listen to it!
But we shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, huh? It does seem like it’ll be a good book!