The roommates are sitting around talking politics. Oh, this should be good. And by "good," I mean, "filled with uninformed opinions." Although I guess that's what being a young adult is all about -- feeling like you are the most original thinker of all time, and that no one else is as smart as you. Anyway, Nehemiah says that President Bush is a robot, and not even a human being. Danny thinks Bush is a great president and a great leader, and Nehemiah asks whom he's so great for. Wes makes some sarcastic remark about Nehemiah's being educated. Nehemiah interviews that he hasn't seen enough evidence that the war is just. Nehemiah asks his roommates what they think the war is about. Danny says that "they killed four thousand people on American soil." Now, many people assumed that Danny was talking about the Iraqis, but it's possible that they were talking about Afghanistan, or the "War on Terror" or whatever. So Danny might not be as misguided as that statement would have you believe. Danny tells Nehemiah that he's watched too much Fahrenheit 9/11 and Wes says, "It's not a documentary. It's propaganda." Nehemiah thinks the war is propaganda. This is one step away from, "No, you're propaganda!" Rachel points out that Nehemiah doesn't know about the war, because he wasn't there. He can't know about the war unless he participated? Nehemiah yells that Rachel wasn't in the war either, because she's just a nurse. Wuh? I'm no huge fan of Rachel, but I think if she was in Iraq, she was in the war, given the plethora of suicide bombings and suchlike. Rachel's response is that she did a lot more than Nehemiah, because while he was sitting on his ass at home, she was taking care of dying soldiers. She says that Nehemiah is the most ignorant person she's ever met, and stomps away.
And now it's time for the Most Awesome Thing I Saw on TV This Week. The most awesome thing I saw on TV this week, honestly, were the reruns of the first season of The Amazing Race on the Game Show Network. I have tried to rewatch a lot of shows now that cable and DVDs make that a lot more possible, and very few hold up. The Mole? Didn't really hold up. Angel? I got bored very quickly. But so far (five episodes in), even though I know the eventual result, TAR holds up really well. So far, the highlights have been Phil looking twelve years old, forgetting why I hated the Guidos, forgetting that some of the teams ever existed, remembering why I hated the Guidos, the first appearance of the correct phraseology for the Roadblocks and the Detours, the difficulty of the clues, Kevin and Drew, and looking forward to the rest of the seasons, which I haven't seen since they originally aired. And it's on every night! Which is awesome.