Monday, January 15, 2007

Improbable Moment of the Week

In honor of the new season of 24 starting up, I have decided to institute the Improbable Moment of the Week. Each week I will document the improbable moment in the episode that either I find most improbable or is most worthy of note. We'll see how long it lasts. So without further ado, the first Improbable Moment of the Week is:

Wayne Palmer is president of the USA

Sure I could go on about how Jack shouldn't even be functional, and the kicking in of a front door in an upper-middle class neighborhood with one kick rather bugged me, but how Wayne Palmer was able to swing over 50% of the electoral vote to become the most powerful man in the world (other than Jack) is beyond me. This guy has scandal in his background that ruined his brother's bid for reelection; there is no way he would be stupid enough to run for office with this in his past. Add to that the fact that he is a weak, non compelling character, and I fail to see how the man could get enough votes. Secretary Heller would have been a much more plausible choice for the presidency.

3 comments:

James said...

I'd vote Heller!

The Lemming Artist said...

You should make up a drinking game. That's what we did with Star Trek. Any time anyone reconfigures [device x] to solve [problem y] which has never been encountered before, and for which [device x] was never intended, and it works (which it always does, so you don't have to wait for this part) you take a drink.

By the way, when are you going to add a link to your favorite web-comic in the world?

Dave Evans said...

I was wondering if they are ever going to say how he got to be president, or did I miss that?