Asta 2

No Global Warming My Ass

It's Michigan. It's January 5th. And at 7:00pm this evening I was filling my car up with gas wearing only a light jacket. This is not right people!

Another thing that is not right is that I'm probably the only child in the world that tells their parent they don't want their money. My mother has convinced herself that when I tell her I have to watch what I'm spending or I can't afford to get something right that minute (and this something is not something vital or something I need - think DVD box sets or a new lamp) it's because I'm broke. Trust me, I spend plenty of money, but there is a a point where I'll tell myself I don't really need something or it can wait another month or two. But tonight, once again, she tried to go into the "If you need..." conversation and, lucky me, the phone battery went dead. :)

OK, please tell me I'm not the only one who didn't catch this. I came acrossTHIS interview with Ryan Robbins. He's the actor who played Conner on BSG this season. Turns out he's also the actor under the latex who gets kissed by a six model before being blown up in the mini series. As soon as I saw the pictures I went, "Duh!". We were suppose to see him as he is in the mini (I recall Ron saying in the mini commentary that they were planning to show the character age from young to old to show how much time had passed, but it got edited down to just him as an old man), but when the footage got cut Ryan was told they would make it up to him and bring him back. It only took three years. :p

FYI, the interview, which I skimmed, seemed spoiler free...and badly written. :/
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OMG I did not know that about the Conner guy! I do recall them talking about that on the commentary but I guess it's been a while cause I'd forgotten that it was actually a younger guy with old guy makeup. I thought it was an old guy! *baffled* And I don't remember anyone else mentioning this, so I don't think we're slow for only now learning this!
It's weird that this interesting bit of information has not come up before. Gee, like maybe during a podcast. :p
It's Michigan. It's January 5th. And at 7:00pm this evening I was filling my car up with gas wearing only a light jacket. This is not right people!

Yeah, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Supposedly we are getting back to winter like weather this week. I'm no fan of snow, but while golf courses are booming the ski resorts are in a panic.
It's january and we had no freezing temperatures yet. The weatherforecast for next week predicts 13C° - that is March/April weather. I have seen, er, buds? The stuff that comes prior to blooming on plants? - anyway, saw those on Forsythias - they aren't expected to bloom before early March. If it freezes now, they will all go kaputt. Pardon my english today, but I just woke up ..

So, no global warming? Haha.
I know the weather is off in Europe as well. In the U.S. it's like both sides of the country have flipped positions. It was 72F in New York on Friday and the west coast is seeing rain and snow. :/
And yet I manage to live in a place where global warming will render it COLDER. Darned gulf stream...

That's pretty awesome about the actor playing Conner. I didn't know that but yes, DUH. I didn't even know anything about the latex because I have the UK version of the mini on DVD and I don't think it comes with either the deleted scenes (which I've yet to see) or a commentary. In fact it doesn't come with anything except a making of/series of interviews with EJO in his stash!back porn!stash. *sigh*

Anyway, what I mean is, wow, that was latex? That was high quality latex. Yes, he looked kind of make-upped up, but I never really thought beyond that or questioned whether he was really that old. Maybe I just never paid it enough attention... So thanks for sharing. :)
The actor I think made out much better with his scenes getting cut in the mini. At most, he probably would have only had a couple more minutes of footage and in Season 3 he was an important part of an arc and still has the ability to come back. Editing did him a big favor!

I can't even remember the deleted scenes from the mini so I don't think you are missing much, but I know you are a completist. ;)