Evel Knievel: 1938-2007

Evel KnievelAw, man.

Not that I ever wanted to be a stunt motorcyclist, but I don’t think there’s a single guy out there around my age who wasn’t enthralled at least a little bit by Evel Knievel’s stunts.

Here’s hoping he can make that jump across two hundred angels.

Vote for Journeyman!

Seriously, Journeyman is one of the best new shows this season.  I’ve never been too keen on time travel dramas (Quantum Leap didn’t do much for me, nor did Daybreak), but Journeyman really is outstanding.  It has its flaws, sure, but the focus on the character driven drama and its steadfast refusal to descend into some of the soap opera cliches that the situation could lead to are admirable.  This week’s episode reached an emotional intensity that is very rarely seen in prime time television, without using the sort of manipulative "Very Special Episode" techniques so common to, say, Grey’s Anatomy or ER.  It’s just a good show.

Because it’s a thoughtful, well written show that features realistic characters who aren’t bent on overwhelming drama, Journeyman is, naturally, in danger of being canceled.  Fortunately, we have the opportunity to vote for the show for the Peoples’ Choice Awards.  Do so below:

People's Choice Awards
Go to PCAVote.com

Of course, what with the writers’ strike, everything’s completely up in the air anyway.