Chris Christie Looks Into the Light, Sees Oncoming Train

“NJ Transit owes the federal government at least $271 million for the Hudson River rail tunnel that Gov. Chris Christie scrapped last month, a federal official says. The $8.7 billion project to construct a rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York was 15 years in the making when Christie pulled the plug on Oct. 27, citing potential cost overruns.” [AP/NYT]


I’m going to GeekJack myself…

Caprica canceled. Syfy will burn off remaining five episodes next spring. That’s what happens when you put a Friday show on Tuesday nights.

New BSG prequel pilot ordered, featuring “a young William Adama’s adventures during the first Cylon war.” Eick’s on board, Moore isn’t. Countdown to Suck.

Apparently Mr. Christie knows all about cost overruns already, having earned the dubious honor of b0rking the federal reimbursement rate the most times during his tenure as a US Attorney.

See also Rick “lemme tell ya ’bout Medicare fraud” Scott.

@nojo: I’ve been meaning to tell you about that, bummer huh? I blame the genius scheduling execs who thought it’d be a great idea to give a struggling show a six month hiatus so everyone would have tons of time to totally forget about it. Oh and the complex, tense, cerebral, and overtly metaphysical storylines that questioned the nature of what we commonly refer to as reality. ‘MuriKKKins need spaceships to ‘splode.

@¡Andrew!: Yes, but, but — The Matrix! The Market Has Spoken!

(Granted, the Market shouted with the sequels.)

You know what was missing? Guns. Lots of guns.

@nojo: And Carrie-Ann Moss in extremely tight plastic clothing.

Edit: And this is why the new Tron movie is probably going to do just fine. It’s not Carrie-Ann Moss, but there are plenty of hot chicks in skin-tight plastic clothing. Practical and attractive are apparently on opposite ends of whatever spectrum this is.

I blame myself. I started watching Caprica from the beginning, caught every episode and was really enjoying it.

OTOH I completely ignored BSG for its entire 5 year run, and only began to watch it at a leisurely pace via netflix after the series concluded. At least I have that to fall back on. I’m very excited right now having recently learned at the end of season 3 that Bob Dylan is a Cylon.

@mellbell: As I told a friend of mine: I’ll grant you that she’s extremely well made-up, and is pretty attractive, particularly in the black bob wig. But I’m not going to get worked up about it, because do I really need to get worked up about yet another hot chick I will never meet? Chalk up another one for premeditated failure.

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