Monday, June 30, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog News! SQUEE!!!!

Just in case anyone might have missed the BIG NEWS ...


The TEASER TRAILER is up and the air dates have been announced.

Part 1 will be available Tuesday, July 15

Part 2 will be available Thursday, July 17


Part 3 will be available Saturday, July 19.

All three parts will be available exclusively at and will stay up only through July 20, but it will be available for downloading shortly thereafter and will ultimately be available on DVD with lots of awesome extras planned!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Child rapists can't be executed, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that child rapists cannot be executed, concluding capital punishment is reserved for murderers.
Read the rest of the story here.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Intellectually, I agree that capital punishment should be reserved for murderers - the whole, eye for an eye thing and upholding the Constitutional prohibition against cruel & unusual punishment. However, instinctively, it is hard for me to believe that, short of executing child rapists (or pretty much rapists in general) there is really no way to guarantee that they will never be released into society *at some point*, and a release into society will certainly lead to repeated attacks because I am a firm believer that there is no rehabilitation for just plain *evil* people like that.

I can also understand the argument that having the same consequence of the death penalty for both rape and murder removes any incentive for an attacker to leave a rape victim alive. But, seriously, how many rapists are really thinking about that during an attack? "Well, if I leave her alive she might be able to identify me but, hey, at least I can't get the death penalty for this."

Wow, I can't believe I might actually be in support of an Alioto/Scalia/Thomas/Roberts opinion. The world MUST be coming to an end ...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Episode 008 - The Episode That Didn't Want To Be Aired

Okay, folks. Here it is. The next (once again) long overdue episode of Hypersensitive! I had a lot of problems with this episode - I lost the edited version of the episode not once but TWO times thanks to the combination of Audacity and my craptop computer, and then had problems uploading to my FTP once the episode was finally "in the can." It's really long (about 1:45:00 or so), but I guess I just had a lot of stuff I wanted to tell you guys about. Since it's so long, I've included the time stamps for the beginning of each segment so you can feel free to skip ahead if you want. Here's to hoping I have less problems producing the next episode. Ah, well, enjoy!

[0:1:00] Intro:; Race Fantastique; Vacation Pics

[0:4:54] TV Show Recaps: Grey's Anatomy - "Losing My Mind" and "Freedom"

[0:18:01] TV News: Bruce Boxleitner added to Heroes cast; Allan Arkush talks new season of Heroes; House casting news; Paula Malcolmson, Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz and Alessandra Toressani join the Caprica cast; The Hills will be back for a fourth season; Watch past eps of The Hills at; HBO Tackles the Reality of the Dallas Cowboys; Will Life on Mars end for David E. Kelley?; CW has officially ordered 90210 to series; Rob Estes added to 90210 cast; Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling to appear in new 90210; CW's 90210 Trailer; Megan Mullally added to Bad Mother's Handbook cast; Chloe will be back on Smallville next season; Green Arrow may be returning to Smallville; 24 TV-movie has an airdate; 24 TV-movie adds to cast; Scrubs casting news; TV Fall TV Viewing Grid ; CBS Fall Schedule; ABC Fall Schedule; CW Fall Schedule; CW may be in trouble; FOX Fall Schedule; Zap2it Script reviews for Fringe and Dollhouse; FOX Dollhouse Trailer; Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku talk Dollhouse; FOX's "Remote-Free TV" initiative; CSI finds their Sara Sidle replacement; Jorja Fox to guest star on CSI new season premiere; Kelly Preston added to HBO's Suburban Shootout; Katee Sackhoff moves to Nip/Tuck

[0:55:57] Movies/DVDs: Speed Racer; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; The Gate; The Mist; Battlestar Galactica, Season 3; 27 Dresses; The Nanny Diaries; Running With Scissors; Disturbia; The Curve; Georgia Rule; Elizabeth: The Golden Age

[1:01:52] Movie News: Fraggle Rock Live Action Musical; 4th Beverly Hills Cop Movie in the works; Michael Bay/Hasbro to make Ouija Board movie; Witchboard (1986)

[1:08:55] Podcast Pimping: Parsec Awards; Can't Stop The Serenity; 7th Son Obsidian; Max Quick Book 2: The Two Travelers; The Geologic Podcast;; Astral Audio Experience; Geek By Night; 10th Wonder Podcast; Wormwood; MuggleCast; Metamor City; Joss'd; Buffy Between The Lines; Chasing The Bard; Couch Surfing; Onthepodcast; Official Lost Podcast; Two Geeks, A Mic And A Podcast; Murder At Avedon Hill; Grey's Anatomy Official Podcast; Smodcast; PodCulture; The Geek Spin; Podcast Junky; The Signal

[1:31:08] Music: Scarlett Johansson - Anywhere I Lay My Head; The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing; Julianne Hough - Julianne Hough; Usher - Here I Stand; Various Artists - Sex And The City [original soundtrack]; Weezer - Weezer (Red Album Deluxe); Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust; Radiohead - The Best Of (Special Edition); Chris Brown - Exclusive - The Forever Edition


(1) "I Wish I Was In New Orleans" - Scarlett Johansson
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(2) "Violet Hill" - Coldplay
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(3) "Mercy" - Duffy
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(4) "Heavy Eyes" - The Rosewood Thieves
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(5) "Dream" - Priscilla Ahn
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(6) "Giving Up" - Ingrid Michaelson
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(7) "The Cure For Pain" - Jon Foreman
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(8) "Hometown Glory" - Adele
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(9) "The Quest" - Bryn Christopher

(10) "Keep Me Warm" - Ida Maria

[1:41:42] Outtro: The Dark Knight Trailer

~ Lisa T.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Murder at Avedon Hill - Live Streaming Event

P.G. Holyfield, author of one of my favorite podcast novels, Murder at Avedon Hill, will be performing a live reading of the next chapter of the book (Ch. 23) at 10:00 PM (EST) Sunday, June 15th, which you can view via live streaming video on the Murder at Avedon Hill website or via the MaAH page at UStream Video.

Even if you’ve never listened to Murder at Avedon Hill before, I highly suggest you check out this event. P.G. will have an awesome summary of the story so far to get you up to speed so that you can enjoy the chapter as he reads it live.

Listen to the promo below and then visit for full details.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Couch Surfing

If you want to hear more of me while you eagerly await the (hopefully soon!) release of Episode 8 of Hypersensitive, go check out the most recent episode (Ep 16) of John Pavlich's Couch Surfing. I co-hosted this episode and had the honor of being the first female Couch Surfing co-host - so, Go Go Girl Power!

If you haven't checked it out, Couch Surfing is an awesome podcast similar to Hypersensitive except that it's more of a discussion of pop culture rather than just me talking to myself. It's one of my favorite podcasts out there right now, and I highly recommend it. If you do give it a listen, leave a comment over there to let John know what you think - and, of course, leave a comment here to let ME know what you think. Enjoy!

Spoiler Nation

Entertainment has a really good article about how the prevalance of spoilers is changing the way movies and TV shows get made. Very interesting read. You can find it HERE.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Podcast Peer Awards

It's time for the Podcast Peer Summer Awards, and the super-awesome Tabz has nominated Hypersensitive in the Arts/Entertainment category! Yay! Also, several of my favorite podcasts such as The Geek Spin, Murder at Avedon Hill, Couch Surfing, Strangely Literal, Short Cummings Audio, TruthSeekers and Scott Sigler's Nocturnal have been nominated. So, if you're a fellow podcaster who has been podcasting for at least 3 months and have released at least 6 episodes of your podcast, head over to and register and vote!

Dreams Really Do Come True

Thanks to Felicia Day for posting this link on Twitter!

This story actually made me tear up - all hail the power of the internet!!

Boston Needed Lead Singer, Found One Online
Plucked From Obscurity, Man Joins Favorite Band After Karaoke Wows Founder