That Whooshing Sound

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

I don’t think that I actually missed any today – the two that I knew that I had I met. But between them, the big ones coming at me like freight trains, some out-of-left-field web design work, some sure-I-remember-how-to-do-this-right? video editing, and all of the usual folderol & fiddledeedee, it’s been a slice.

Thank goodness for some great tunes!

I also took time to watch the series finale of “Two & A Half Men.” I remember when I first discovered the series about the middle of Season Three and pretty much laughed myself sick every week. By the time Season Eight rolled around and Charlie Sheen was having his “issues” it had gotten a bit worn, and I didn’t find the four seasons that followed with Ashton Kutcher to be any better.

But rumor had it that the hour-long series finale was going to possibly find a way to bring back Charlie Sheen’s character, supposedly killed when they did the switch to Ashton Kutcher. I figured that it might regain some of the humor that I enjoyed so much at the beginning.

I wasn’t disappointed.

No spoilers, but they did a great job of poking a LOT of fun at Charlie Sheen, but even more fun at themselves and their twelve years on the air. Many, many, many inside jokes and hilarious backhanded references, as well as the occasional break in the “fourth wall,” just to make sure that we’re all getting the jokes, and know that they know that we know that they know that they know…

Also quick cameos by a great many of the characters long gone from the show, which served as a great reminder of the characters that were there for a season or so before moving on. There are a handful of guest appearances by other actors, some as themselves.

All in all it was goofy, stupid, mocking — and hilarious.

Thanks, I needed that.

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One response to “That Whooshing Sound

  1. I liked the series finale as well. I had missed most of this final season, but wanted to watch the finale for sure because I had kept up with previous seasons. It did not disappoint. Your final description of it was right on the money.

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