Archive for September, 2010
In a recent post on the television show Whale Wars I mentioned Japan kills whales for “research”. In reality they are eating the whale meat in some of the most elegant and expensive restaurants in Japan and not for research as they claim.
Upon further research I also learned Greenland, Iceland and Norway also ignore the international ban on whaling. Greenland will kill 27 humpback whales over the next three years, Iceland will kill 125 endangered fin whales and Norway’s quota 2010 is estimated at 1200 plus.
I have also read claims that the Obama Administration supports overturning the global whaling ban. James Bond actor, Pierce Brosnan is one of the activists against lifting the ban. Visit Save The Whales Now to find out more. Also you can write the White House and let President Obama know your feelings about lifting the ban.
In addition it was reported in the Japan Times on September 4th, that whale meat is once again being eaten by school children because it’s been added gradually to the lunch menu. For the kids sake I hope they aren’t feeding it to the school kids after the scientists are done with their “research.”
One of the signs reads, Give Sea Shepherd terrorist capital punishment.
Captain Pete Bethune of the Ady Gil went on trial in Japan and was given a two year suspended sentence. Upon returning to New Zealand after being deported, Bethune said, “My trial in Japan represents a miscarriage in justice. Not because I stood before that court, but because the captain of the Shōnan Maru 2 did not.”
Again, I’m not an animal lover but I know how when man gets involved in things like nature, we have a terrific track record of royally messing things up.
- Japanese Schools Serve Kids Mercury-Filled Whale Meat (food.change.org)
- 18% of Japanese School Serve Students Whale Meat (socyberty.com)
- Japan deports convicted NZ anti-whaling activist (ctv.ca)
By now you might be tired of the same posts about television shows, the fall season and what not. Sorry for the same old song, but this is big for me. I used to watch ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman religiously. I’m a huge fan of Superman anyway and to see him back on TV in the 90’s made my week the same way 24 did for eight seasons in this millennium.
It’s just been revealed that the star of Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher, will play Lois Lane’s mother in the final season of Smallville. Teri played Lois Lane in the series Lois & Clark against Dean Cain‘s Clark Kent/Superman persona.
I think she has a great deal of respect for the show and that’s why she accepted the role on Smallville. Kudos to Teri!
Undercovers premiered on NBC last night and I really enjoyed the episode. It landed NBC in second place for the time slot. I must say the chemistry between Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is sizzling. Maybe I can get along without Jack Bauer if these two spies stick around.
Staying with NBC. I finally found out what The Event was! The Event was a waste of an hour of my life. The last two minutes were memorable and enough to get me to watch next week, but the other fifty eight minutes were flashback after flashback. I was nauseous after ten minutes. Enough posts about TV, that is until tomorrow!
- Teri Hatcher Guest Starring On Smallville (perezhilton.com)
- ‘Smallville’ Recruits Teri Hatcher As Lois Lane’s Mother (splashpage.mtv.com)
I’m a foodie but until today I’ve never really thought of myself as one. April is subtly trying to get me to start a food blog and spend less time on this blog. Admittedly I love to cook, but a food blog is not for me unless I had lots of help especially with the photographic end of it.
Regardless of all that, The Next Iron Chef is starting soom on the Food Network. Why they keep adding new Iron Chefs is beyond my thinking. They already have Flay, Morimoto, Cora, Batali, Symon and Garces. Why do we need another Iron Chef? When I think back to the original Japanese version they did not constantly add to the roster.
That was my thinking then. I just went to Food Network to check who is listed as possible chef because from the commercial one of the chefs kind of looked like Andrew Zimmern. One of Andrew’s episodes of Bizarre Foods was instrumental in helping me name this blog (click here).
The chef does look like chef Zimmern, but it is not him. More importantly, chef Ming Tsai is a contestant. Hands down, no need to discuss it anymore, I have found the person I want to win.
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope in a few weeks to introduce to you the newest Iron Chef, Ming Tsai!
Unrelated to Next Iron Chef, I have recently updated the Blogroll. I’ve removed a few sites and added a few as well. Stop by and see the sites I frequent.
- Season Three of ‘The Next Iron Chef’ Premieres Sunday, October 3 at 9pm (tvbythenumbers.com)