What is even better than walling? Extended treeing sequences. I was just rewatching the last episode of the first season of The Tudors the other day, when I came across this excellent example.
The Tudors Season 1 Episode 10, “The Death of Wolsey”, Henry VIII treeing Anne Boleyn:
Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 21, “Seder Anything”, Russian ballerina walling Chuck Bass:
Girls have been walling guys a lot recently on TV!
Damages Season 2 Episode 9, “You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant”, Ellen Parsons walling Wes Krulik:
Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode 21, “Daybreak: Part 1”, Caprica Six walling Gaius Baltar:
Gossip Girl Season 2 Episode 19, “The Grandfather”, Blair Waldorf walling Chuck Bass:
Here’s what I had tonight for dessert, all mixed together:
I’d been wondering how best to eat the somewhat too sour blueberries, and now I’ve found the answer. It was almost too sweet, but really good.
except Manhattan has the circle thing (hydrogen atom) on his forehead instead of Triclops’s eye on a block on top of his head.
In case anyone’s wondering what the hydrogen atom means, this is what the internet tells me:
Jon gradually becomes a pawn of the United States government, though the means by which his loyalty is secured are never revealed; he is given the code name ‘Doctor Manhattan’, a reference to the Manhattan Project that, it is hoped, will defeat America’s enemies. He is also provided with a costume which he grudgingly accepts, though he refuses to accept the icon design which is provided for him (this being a stylized orbital model of the atom). Instead, Jon chooses as his emblem a representation of a hydrogen atom, whose simplicity he declares to be something that kindles his respect; accordingly, he painlessly burns the mark into his forehead. This preference for material mechanisms marks the beginning of Jon’s declining humanity, which is progressively mirrored by his gradual shedding of the uniform – by the end of the 1970s, he refuses to wear anything at all except for mandatory public appearances.
from Season 2 Episode 6 – “A Pretty Girl in a Leotard”
taken with my phone sometime this past summer around 92nd and Lex
from Season 4 Episode 19 – “Someone to Watch Over Me”
Problem solved! Good Health Natural Foods has changed the language:
Now I’m just waiting for my coupon to come.
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Divia Caroline Melwani
> Date: February 24, 2009 12:25:07 AM PST
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: question about your Olive Oil Kettle Style Potato Chips
> It says on the description page that “Kettle cooking in 100% olive
> oil also makes these chips a delicious source of omega-3
> polyunsaturated fats.”
> I have always been told that though olive oil is high in
> monounsaturated fatty acids, considered healthy, it contains very
> few to no omega-3 fatty acids. Here are some sources:
> These may not be the most authoritative sources in the world, but
> there seems to be a broad consensus that olive oil is NOT a good
> source of omega-3 fatty acids.
> While perhaps not technically misdescriptive, as olive oil can
> contain very small amounts of omega 3s, I think you language is very
> misleading. I love your avocado oil potato chips, and was in fact
> about to order some from your website, but I am concerned that a
> company with “Good Health” in its name would have such deceptive
> information in its product description.
> Divia Melwani, a concerned customer
Why did I decide to care enough to write them a letter? I’m not sure. I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this before. I wonder if they’ll get back to me.
Update: I have been thanked for my input and informed that my email has been forwarded to Marketing, which is better than I expected :-).
Update 2: The CEO got back to me with a long email saying that the description was an oversight on their part, and that they would change it. He also offered to mail me a coupon for a free bag of the chips in question. Yay!