Saturday, November 06, 2010

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Another week has gone by and here I am still talking about the stinkin' satellite. Geez, Anik F2 has gotten more action on Prevuze during the last month than EJ has gotten during the last two years.

So, here's the latest: My cautious optimism of last week has pretty much gone the same route as the cautious optimism many US politicians had at the time... you know, the ones that after the election are now without jobs.

I guess I have to conclude it's going to be difficult to find someone who has the time, technical skill and equipment to create and upload videos for us. We haven't gotten any new volunteers this week, but I have received several emails, FaceBook posts, tweets and comments on the order of:

"Prevuze is a bright spot in my day. Thank you for everything you do and please don't go away because of your satellite problems."

Awww, shucks... I appreciate all the nice comments and don't want to take away the bright spot in your day (even if you were exaggerating just a bit). So, we now have to go to Plan B. Or was that last scheme Plan B? Let's call this one Plan Q. NO! WAIT! IT'S A SATTELITE! LET'S CALL IT...


So, to get Plan 9 From Outer Space off the ground – My transitions are nothing short of genius, don't you think? – I need to receive the following email from YOU...

* * * * *

Dear Prevuze:


1. [live in Canada]

2. [live in Detroit, Buffalo or some other city that gets Canadian TV]

3. [Have a relative who lives in Canada]

4. [Am doing time in a Canadian prison]

5. [Have an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend who lives in Canada and am willing to contact him/her and let bygones be bygones and let the past stay in the past]

6. [unlike most US citizens can actually find Canada on a map]

7. [drink Canada Dry (or have tried but got really drunk and hungover)]

...and want to help. I have broadband Internet and I get the day-ahead DOOL Canadian broadcast. I would love to share it with you and help get the Prevuze blog back on its feet (and the Salem Spectator day-ahead along with it), so that throngs of readers can continue to enjoy suppressing laughter so other people in their offices don't think they're nuts, or so they don't spew coffee through their noses onto their keyboards.

Yes, I want to do all that... BUT...

1. I'm busy. I don't want to do any work.

2. I don't want this to take any of my time.

3. I don't want to record the show. (There's enough crud on my DVR already.)

4. I don't want to upload video.

5. I don't have very good computer equipment and don't want to have to replace it, although I have seriously been thinking of upgrading to an ENIAC. (Take my word for it, the geeks out there are ROFL right now).

6. I don't want to put a satellite dish in my back yard that is bigger than my house.

7. And for God's sake don't ask me for any money or I'll have to lower my living standard and move to a place like the Hernandez hovel.

That's my final offer, Prevuze. Take it or leave it. But I really do want to help. Let me know what I can do.

* * * * *

So now it's up to you. Help me launch Plan 9 From Outer Space into outer space and boldly go where no blog has gone before. Wow, I just can't get over how clever I am.

I'm going to spend my weekend chortling over whatever Plan 9 From Outer Space metaphors I can come up with. You can either submit your own Plan 9 quips, or just go out and have a great weekend. Your option.

NOTE – you can now follow Prevuze on twitter at:

Prevuze II has a video of the daily show previews, which should be available by noon (EST) on any given day. [ To see Prevuze II: CLICK HERE


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry prevuze voting for #7. We just don't have that kind of hook up.but love to help. give us a ring at 251-555-6895 thanx for all that you do.c

3:21 AM  
Anonymous TNChargerFan said...

Sorry, all I have to offer are options #6 & 7.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do know where Canada is on the map, but I am much closer to Mexico - too bad there isn't a spanish day ahead, we'd probably get that channel!

I also recently updated from a eniac (I had to look it up, but it was worth the effort) but the last time I tried to do anything with video on this computer it went black & I had to call for help. (Thank goodness the warranty gave me free parts.)

I am left with praying that someone can help you, which in exchange helps all your faithful readers to have much better starts to their days.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

5. I don't have very good computer equipment and don't want to have to replace it, although I have seriously been thinking of upgrading to an ENIAC. (Take my word for it, the geeks out there are ROFL right now).

I'm no geek, but I'm old enough (and have lived with a geek long enough) that I AM LOL at that one. HA

Unfortunately I don't meet any of the qualifications, geography-wise. [Although, thanks to DOOL, I DO know where Canada is. I've seen folks reach it from Salem in under 30 minutes by car.]

And now we know another dirty little secret - Prevuze is a closet Plan Niner. A card-carrying fanzie of the best, worst sci-fi picture ever made. COOL!

I'll keep my fingers crossed some good Samaritan can step forward and say*, "Yes, dammit! I get Canadian TV. I have broadband Internet. I don't want to spend any money or do any work. But I'll go against every instinct to not get involved and volunteer to further Prevuze's Plan Nine From/To Outer Space. Even if it involves bringing Bela Lugosi back from the dead."

Thanks, Prevuze, for that inspiring Saturday post.

*Imagine a rousing rendition of the Theme from Rocky playing in the background.

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Applecheeks! Gotta have my Prevuze updates!!!

I guess tapping into some unsuspecting Canadian's satellite dish and bouncing that freed signal into the Prevuze Compound is now unnecessary. Not to mention definitely illegal...probably a bad idea, right.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Betyar said...

LOL at the ENIAC bit! I might be old enough, but not at all tech savvy...however, I have a couple of geek friends, and they throw the words ENIAC around as though they were talking about a Scandinavian supermodel...which is probably the next topic that gets them all excited!

Also, how awful for EJ not to be getting any action in the last two years...and now Rafe's back in town(Drat! EJ's bad luck!) and he's all about needing to "be with Sami"...If EJ cound find a way to get rid of the Rafester, we'd all benefit...I have a feeling we'd be seeing a lot more action on our TV sets, and a much "racier" version of Prevuze's daily recap :)

9:41 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Sorry, Anonymous #3. If you'll read more closely you'll see I'm not in an area that can pick up Canadian TV. I was asking someone who can to step up!

Believe me, if I could, I would.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

Well the Geek Squad just left our house this morning to replace some internet connection stuff that probably anyone else would've been able to do themselves so I'm afraid what Prevuze is requiring would be beyond my capabilities for sure.

But I'm with those who hope that even if you can't get the day ahead feed, the day of show airing posts are still fine with me. Most of the time I haven't seen the episode yet when I'm reading it anyway. And if Prevuze ended and I suddenly stopped the suspicious giggling activity in my cubicle my coworkers really would think something was wrong.

Good luck and keep on trying, Prevuze. And have a great rest of the weekend!

PS: I've never seen Plan 9. I'm going to have to check it out,

1:17 PM  
Blogger msutton8 said...

Prevuze... Check your email from me( i have a temp fix for you, regarding the day ahead transcrips

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Jodie said...

Here's a site I found with day ahead transcripts. Maybe they can help you find the feed or upload. The site is ridiculously clunky, but maybe it will help. I miss me my prevuze!


5:07 AM  
Anonymous chaya said...

I'm in southern CA, so I get DOOL after even the east coast people do - totally useless.

But Plan 9 - I'd just love it if DOOL did a story line about black people without soul ...

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you tried contacting the singing hippie from YouTube? He's obviously getting the day ahead shows, since he sings about them. Perhaps he'd be willing to share?

4:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine - just going cold turkey and not having PREVUZE to get us through the day.
We will never know if Vivian gets out.
If Chloe and Daniel make it to their six month anniversary and who the father really is.
If Maggie gets some of Victor.
What happens to EJ and Sami.
Oh great - that means I will have to start watching DOOL for myself.
Oh my - I feel a headache from PREVUZE withdrawal symptoms coming on - I have to go lie down.
Please tell me this will all work out for best. Do you think my husband would understand if I told him we HAD to move to Canada?

11:25 AM  

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