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#BlerdRage Alert: @Syfy cancels @AlphasSyfy #Alphas

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Well over three years ago, I blogged on the Island Of Failed TV Shows and Pilots.

Today, we have to add one more unfortunately. SyFy has cancelled Alphas, a really neat show with a similar story line to Marvel’s X-Men, but a little different. If you haven’t already, please check it out, it’s on NetFlix. Optimistic Chad has made some interesting observations about the show. Hopefully he’ll blog about them sometime.

The decision was probably more about money and production costs since SyFy is experimenting with a huge investment, DEFIANCE, which will be both a show and an online Multi-platform video game.

I’m not too thrilled about this news or the prospect of that program either.

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Alphas Cancelled by SyFy After 2 seasons.

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Big Surprise!: #TeaParty Misogyny Leads to #VAWA Not Being Reauthorized

Todd Akin's co-sponsor Paul Ryan

Todd Akin’s co-sponsor Paul Ryan (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Not that we should be surprised, but the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, the one of “Legitimate Rape Rape” and Binders full of women have done it again, this time with refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, just with the addition of protections of First Nations women.

 

Honestly, I just don’t get it. The GOP after getting thrashed in the election said they would learn their lesson, but they seem to be going back to the same old same old. Really? Couldn’t yall have found another bill to take a stand-on?

 

 

 

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Female Bibliobloggers and the Top 50

Once again, a call has gone out encouraging more women to biblioblog.  I think I’m getting a little frustrated by this.  Why?

Because there are female bibliobloggers.  They may be in the minority, but they’re out there.

So why aren’t they on the top 50?  A couple of reasons:

1. The top 50 is not an accurate representation of biblioblog rankings.  If it was, Rachel Held Evans would be # 8 on the list.  Also, Elizabeth Scalia would be on the list (now granted, part of the problem with ranking Elizabeth Scalia’s blog is that it is over at Patheos, and Alexa can’t separate out the different blogs).  Evangel over at First Things would also be on the list, as it has several female bloggers contributing.  Internet Monk also has female contributors and would rank around # 22.  Parchment and Pen would be #6.

I suggest we drop this whole “you have to sign up” excuse.  Is it the Top 50 biblioblogs or not?  If it’s not, it needs to be retitled “Top 50 Biblioblogs of people who volunteered to be on the list.”

2. The majority of the female bibliobloggers that I read wouldn’t make the Top 50 because their Alexa ranking is too low to be counted.  So it’s not that there is only a handful of female biblibloggers out there, it is that there is only a handful of female biblobloggers who generate enough traffic to rank in the top 50.

Solution:  Let’s find ways to send some of these fine ladies some more traffic so that their numbers can rank.

Grrr.  So ends my rant.