How We Can Save “V” From Being Canceled

I am sad to announce that V has been canceled.  (insert crowd booing and the sounds of children crying here)

I found out this morning, well, just a few minutes ago really.  I was tweeted by Ilana Rapp who happens to be the person who spearheaded the campaign to bring V back to tv after 25 years.  She made my dream come true and for that I bow down to her.

Unfortunately, ABC canceled it due to not enough viewers.  How could anyone not watch this awesome show?  But, there is a way to bring it back.  Letter writing.  Why not emails?  Because they can be diverted to a spam filter and they can also be deleted.  A huge bag of letters will prove that V fans are serious about getting their show back.

We waited for 25 years for it to come back and only got 2 seasons and now they are canceling it because of bad ratings?  It’s just not fair!  I heard that Syfy already stated that they are not currently interested which really sucks because when V came back on the air, SyFy had marathons with the original V.  So to have them say they are not interested is very confusing to me.  It is a science fiction based television show, how can they not be interested?  It makes no sense.

You know what, I had actually written to them years ago telling them that I would love it if they brought V back.  Not just to run the old series again but to also turn it into a new series.  Of course I never heard back from them.  Little did I know Ilana Rapp was already working hard to make it happen.

If you love V, and how could you not, please join the 16,784 (and growing) people on the Project Alice facebook fan page and get involved to get this show its 3rd season that it deserves.  I waited for 25 years for this show to return to the air and to have it get canceled like this really upsets me.  So please, help get this show on TNT.  They know drama!

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Google Plus

Do we have enough social networking websites or are there not enough?  It all started with MySpace, not everyone was on board with it at first but people started flocking to it when they found out how cool it was.  Then Facebook came along and proved that it was better and it literally killed MySpace which people stopped using.

Google Plus is one of the newest social networking websites and it doesn’t seem like anyone really wants to give it a chance because they don’t really want to leave Facebook.  I think they think that they can only do one social network and that’s it but that’s simply not true.  You don’t have to limit yourself to one.  Heck, I should know because I’m using Twitter and Facebook every day and now I have added Google Plus.

What I like about Google Plus is the circles feature.  You can put certain people in your circles and when have friends and family who have such different interests as I do, you need to segregate them into those groups when you post the crap that I do.

Some of my friends and family love my sick sense of humor, while others think I’m disturbed and have even threatened to block me so they don’t see the things that I post.  I also don’t want everyone to see my posts from my blog which is why I have created a Facebook fan page and only invited those whom I want to read my blog to like the fan page so the others don’t see it.  With circles you can post whatever you want and you can choose which circles get to see it and which circles can’t.  That is what I’ve been looking for.

There is another feature which I absolutely love.  You can start a hangout, which is a cool new webcam tool, and invite people to join you.  It’s not just a video conference tool for 1 on 1, it’s a group video conference so you can invite as many people as you want.  I’m sure there is a limit, I don’t know what it is though.

When you are in a hangout, it adds a post on your wall saying that you are hanging out with 1 or 2 people or whatever the number is.  There is a button that says “join this hangout” so other people can join without inviting them.  I’m pretty sure that the only people in the circle you invited when you started the hangout can see that invitation though.

What’s great about the hangout is that when someone starts talking, the video focuses on them.  When someone else starts talking, it automatically switches to that person.  If you click someones video then you can’t get out of that auto switching for some reason and you have to leave the hangout and come back to allow the auto switching to continue.  Also, sometimes someones video will freeze and the only way for that to fix is for that person to exit and come back.  Other than those 2 issues it’s perfect.

I love the hangouts because I think that will be a great way to have a family reunion with family members you haven’t seen in a long time.  Or you can have your book club join via hangout.  Or maybe you just want to chat with a bunch of people.  Whatever the reason is, it’s a very cool tool.

I think that Google Plus will eventually catch on.  It doesn’t have games like Facebook does but given time I’m sure it will eventually.  I don’t care about games as much as I care about connecting with people.  At least that’s how I use social networking websites anyway.

I personally hope that it catches on because I really like the circles and hangout feature.  I’ve been telling people about it but so far I only have a few friends.  Hopefully they will come over and allow me to segregate them in my wall posts (LOL) and hang out with me in a group video chat.

Join me in Google+  If you can’t get in, ask me for an invitation via Twitter @xanapus.

Talking About Trolls On The Radio

I wake up every morning with Klly 95.3 FM here in Bakersfield and this morning I woke up listening to what seemed like an odd conversation with the hosts Danny Hill and Niki Reyes.  They were talking about how overly sensitive people are of what they talk about on the radio and even post on Facebook.  I woke up during their conversation but this is what I got from it.

Danny Hill must have said something about going to the circus on the radio or on Facebook and people went over his head and started posting negative comments about it on the radio stations Facebook fan page saying he is supporting racism/slavery and animal cruelty.  First of all, how does going to the circus support racism and/or slavery?  And secondly, he went to an animal free circus.  They have clowns and acrobatics, they didn’t have any animals.  Clowns and acrobatics get paid so they aren’t slaves.

I didn’t see a negative comment from a “fan” but Klly did make a post saying “Relax everyone, it’s a animal free circus, just clowns and tight rope walkers! It’s the new trend!”

Then he was talking about how they were talking on the radio about a list of Hollywood’s sexiest jewish women.  He mentioned how ridiculous the list was when they came across Sarah Silverman.  I mean, she is anything but sexy lol.  People took that as he was making fun of 1 jewish people and 2 women.

His intentions weren’t to make fun of the people but instead of how dumb the list was because they added a person that he thought was FAR from sexy which I happen to agree.  If you add a square into a list of rounds then that list is ridiculous and it should be made fun of for existing.  If you can’t have all beautiful women then why bother making the list?

It would be like if they added the Nick Nolte in a list of hot men with men like Ricky Martin, Tom Cruise and Jake Gyllenhaal, etc.  That list becomes stupid because you have added 1 person who doesn’t belong.  See what I’m saying?

He was talking about how overly sensitive people are and how they turn everything you say around and make it negative.  Which is so true.  People aren’t focused on anything positive anymore, they only focus on the negative.

Listen, when I think about the circus, the things that pop into my head are clowns, popcorn, peanuts and very nimble people.  Not racism and animal cruelty.  But that’s just me.  I don’t think about all of the things that are negative with a circus because I’m not a troll.

He said that (hypothetical) if he talked about going to Baskin Robbins that people would turn that around and tell him that he supports diabetes.  I can so see people turning that around because people have nothing better to do than to leave nasty negative comments about anything that you say.

I’ve been to Baskin Robbins and they don’t support diabetes because they are so stingy with their ice cream that you wouldn’t be able to get diabetes from them.  They give you this tiny little scoop then charge you $2 for it.  If that one little tiny scoop gives you diabetes then you need to be studied.

I wrote a post last year about a can of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches called Candwich and people were leaving one negative comment after another about how I’m promoting obesity in children.  How does PB&J promote obesity in children?  My mother gave me PB&J sandwiches all the time in my childhood and I never became obese.  I didn’t become obese because I was an active child.  I didn’t sit around playing video games all day long and we had video games back then too.  I had a life outside of tv and video games.  We actually enjoyed the sun and the park and riding bikes and having fun when I was a kid so none of us ever got fat from a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

I know there are better things to focus on in this world like how there are terrorists committing suicide and killing hundreds of innocent lives for their own agenda.  We are at war right now with at least 2 countries that I know of and there was a recent tragedy in Japan that we could also be focusing on.  Isn’t there something better that we could be talking about instead of turning on each other at the drop of a word?

I am sensitive about gay rights.  If I see someone doing or saying something wrong to gay people I go off.  But if someone is making an innocent joke then I can certainly laugh along because I know how to pick my battles.  I’m not so overly sensitive that it’s all I focus on in my day-to-day life.

People really need to pick their battles and stop focusing on such negative things.  The circus is a good thing and a list no matter who is in the list can sometimes be silly so why can’t we make fun of it?  I mean really people, get a life!

Movie Macabre with Elvira on My Network

Hey remember Movie Macabre from the early 80′s? Well it’s back!

Elvira is now hosting movies on “My Network” or My45 here in Bakersfield but check the info page on her Facebook fan page to find out if you will get it in your city and what channel/time it will be on.

It says that its going to be on at 12am on Saturdays but I checked and it’s wrong. It says 12pm on the guide but on the My45 website it’s says that it’s on at 7:30am which I also just checked and that is wrong too lol.

I can safely say that if you are in Bakersfield, California, you can watch it at 12pm on Saturday on KUVI 45 which is Brighthouse cable channel 4 or 1004 for My45 HD.

This weeks movie is Night of the Living Dead (1968).

I wonder if Breather will be coming back too lol. Remember him? He had like this vaseline on his face or something and he was always calling her and breathing heavy on the phone and occasionally they would have him on the show.

I watched her show every Saturday at noon when I was in elementary school and junior high school lol. I even paid $12 to her fan club where I had to send a self-addressed stamped manilla envelope (S.A.S.E.) to receive whatever came with the fan club membership. Let me think, I remember an 8×10 signed black and white photo, bumper sticker and I forgot what else. That stuff is long gone though. I bought it in 1982 lol. Oh it had a newsletter too but that was the only one I ever got. I guess it was a standard newsletter that they only sent out to 1 time members who paid $12.

Anyhoo, it’s gonna be so fun to watch her again. I’ve missed her so much.

RSS Feed Doesn’t Work Anymore

I have had the worst day with my blog.  I don’t know why it happened or when it happened but all of a sudden my RSS feed doesn’t work anymore.  When you click the RSS in my blog this is the message that you get.

Ok fine, I see the problem but I don’t know what file to open in my blog folder to fix the issue.  I can’t save XML files at all, I can alter and save a php file no problem but the problem is finding which php file has this error.

I right clicked the RSS button and saved the file which downloaded as download.xml but again, I can’t alter and save an xml file to fix whatever issue I’m having.

I’ve googled the issue the entire freaking day and I just can’t find an answer.  I’m not going to mess with it any more today because it’s just making me mad the more I try and my shows are coming on soon so I’m going to just watch SyFy until then.

Maybe tomorrow I will be able to find my answer.

The problem is, without my RSS feed my posts won’t transfer over to other websites like my fan page and YouSayToo.  I’ve been lucky enough that they have been going over to YouSayToo by whatever miracle that allowed that.

Maybe someone else had this issue and can respond to me.  Hopefully…