Nice to see “Supernatural” getting mainstream press, but I find it hilarious that the article refers to fans being 15. What, they started watching the show when they were 9? I’d put the average age of a “Supernatural” fan at 24 to 30. Pretty sure the writer didn’t do any research before throwing that age estimate out there.
ETA: Per the Huffington Post, the median age of “Supernatural” viewers is 36.
So this is the annoying thing for me: I totally get Mike Huckabee’s assertion that moral conservative behavior (such as, I don’t know, getting married before you have a baby) can also be economically conservative. If you have to raise a child, it’s much easier with the pooled resources of two people than it is with one. Absentee fatherism drives poverty figures.
But what in the world this has to do with the Obama Administration’s decision to not argue the constitutionality of DOMA I have no idea. If marriage is good and morally conservative, then why is this not the case for gay people as well as straight? If we don’t want straight single mothers, why do we want gay ones? Does Mike Huckabee honestly believe that keeping a federal ban on gay marriage (which, BTW, is not much in keeping with the conservative emphasis on states’ rights) will in any way reduce the out-of-wedlock birthrate? I’d love to hear an explanation of how he thinks that will work.
There is now a site dedicated to helping Nathan Fillion buy (and re-start) Firefly as a fan-financed show. It looks like the organizers are trying for a more pragmatic approach than simply hoping Mr. Fillion will win $340 million in the California lotto.
I knew as soon as I saw the announcement for this program that it wasn’t going to be a revolutionary cost-saving opportunity, jut an “extended warranty,” essentially, re-packaged for a buying public that has soured on the idea of an add-on extended warranty. No one has convinced me to buy an extended warranty on an external hard drive for years. Still, Apple does always manage to convince me to buy AppleCare. And to be fair, I was glad I had it on my iMac when the optical drive went after 2.5 years - the cost of the extended warranty was less than the parts and labor to repair the drive. But since I’m the type of person who keeps her TV until it completely stops working, I don’t think I’ll be spending $200 for the pleasure of getting 10% of the value of my television back in 5 years (which, I think, would be less than $200).