"I can't imagine the blended, cheaper version would have resulted in fewer terrorists thwarted or arrested."
Don't you get it? If they'd COMBINED the two programs like you suggested, Terrorists already in custody would escape, resulting in a new loss of Terrorists arrested! And then the Terrorists would win! It all makes sense!
PS: You see, I capitalize the word "Terrorists" because it gets thrown around so much it might as well be a worshipped entity.
And of course, you can't forget that PokéPETA were basically the bad guys of the last game. It's just so many mis-firings in their brains it goes straight through horrifying and comes out hilarious. As a good friend of mine put it, the irony of this is so delicious she wants to dip it in chocolate and slowly eat it while lying on silk sheets.
Is anyone else imagining Steve Jobs dressed as Mola Ram in the middle of a dark ritual deep underneath Apple's campus, tearing the heart of the iPod out in order to bring the iPhone to life? Okay, just me then.
On a more serious note, I'm one of those people who only has the internet, iTunes, and a cell phone. I don't want a cable subscription to watch your show. I can watch the newest episode of Doctor Who the day after it airs, and that's a pretty good deal for me.
I'd call it "patently" ridiculous, but then this is a different aspect of law than patents, so the pun doesn't quite work. Darn.
Also, I'm sure that these companies could find some use for these .xxx sites. Perhaps they could host the inevitable porn parodies that always seem to spring up around any property, and thereby direct people to the original work?
It might be interesting to see if there are any studies where using shuttlecocks with feathers from the right wing throw off someone used to using ones from the left wing. Like, they spin differently enough to throw your aim off slightly.
I wish I could properly explain why I love it so much. And it's okay dude, it's not for everyone. Though the last person I said that to eventually broke down and admitted that he loved the show and that I was apparently to blame for it…
More on topic, as someone who would love to make a career as a writer, I hope that I never slip into the dark side and become like these people. Fanfics and stuff aren't just great practice for aspiring writers, they're also a sign of how much people enjoy your work and want to explore and share it on their own. :)