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Jack Bauer Now Uses Recycled Weapons
Hollywood Life ^ | Monday, March 02, 2009 | Elizabeth Thompson

Posted on 03/02/2009 5:17:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Jack Bauer Now Uses Recycled Weapons

Fox will announce today that thriller "24" is going green. Whether Kiefer Sutherland, who plays agent Jack Bauer, will start slamming terrorist suspects' heads into tables made from salvaged pine beams, or making close call getaways in helicopters fueled by leftover french fry oil, is unclear.

But according to a New York Times article yesterday, the network has stepped things up to become the first "carbon neutral show." Fox has "hired consultants to measure the carbon-dioxide output from the production, started using 20 percent biodiesel fuel in trucks and generators, installed motion monitors in bathrooms and kitchens to make the lights more efficient and paid the higher fees that help California utilities buy wind and solar power."

Executive producer Howard Gordon has been making eco-friendly changes to the show since 2007, but the cast and crew have also started emailing scripts, instead of distributing print-outs, and use hybrid vehicles to travel on the set, apparently saving 1,300 gallons of gas per season. (Though Fox undermines this achievement by pointing out to the Times that the show goes through 1,000 gallons a week.)

But, phew, car crashes are the exception! Producers are reluctant to stage them, and have instead, purchased enough clean energy from wind-power plants in India to counteract some of the carbon dioxide emitted when cars explode.

Gordon told the paper, "If we've needed a car chase, we've had a car chase, our obligation is first and foremost to the fans. If we have budget cuts and need to save money, then we'll have fewer car crashes."

"24" airs tonight as a two-hour episode. Look for announcements from the show's actors urging viewers to take green steps at home. It only takes a second to turn off the light in your interrogation rooms,

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodlife.net ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 24; 2silly4words; chloe; green; hollywood; jackbauer; jumptheshark; pc; treehuggers; trustme
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Does anybody think that 24 has jumped the shark?

1 posted on 03/02/2009 5:17:44 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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Jumping The Shark Jumping the shark...
2 posted on 03/02/2009 5:18:35 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Does anybody think that 24 has jumped the shark?

Jack is BACK!

I love the way he talks to the freckled one.

He's so focused.

3 posted on 03/02/2009 5:21:19 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Gackk!
4 posted on 03/02/2009 5:24:08 PM PST by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Only if Bauer uses a Prius to chase down terrorists.


5 posted on 03/02/2009 5:24:26 PM PST by max americana
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To: DogByte6RER

A bit more subdued this year but I don’t find myself looking at the show and saying, BS!!!

By 24 standards anyway....


6 posted on 03/02/2009 5:24:48 PM PST by misterrob (FUBO----Just say it, Foooooooooooooo Boooooooowwwwww. Smooth)
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To: DogByte6RER

The could recycle plot lines from other shows.


7 posted on 03/02/2009 5:25:49 PM PST by marron
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To: DogByte6RER
Maybe they should do some explosions over the east coast so that the spring blizzard doesn't dump a couple of more feet of snow.... bunch of dumba##es.

jeez... can these freaks just STFU and entertain us. I mean puhleeze, as if anybody gives a cr#p about what a bunch of high-school graduates "feel" about the environment....or war...or the economy or of anything substantial.

Now if I wanted to know where the best cocaine was, the most secure prostitution phone list, the most discreet hotels, who the best lighting crew was, who does the best f'ing makeup, opinions on divorce lawyers, crooked accountants and which casting directors will let me sample the next crop of actresses.... well then H#LL yeah, let me know what the Hollywood crowd thinks....

Otherwise , just STFU and pretend to be somebody and read your lines that somebody else wrote.

8 posted on 03/02/2009 5:26:22 PM PST by erman (Outside of a dog, a book is man's best companion. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)
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To: max americana

Best post!


9 posted on 03/02/2009 5:27:59 PM PST by NordP (CONSERVATIVE AGAIN IN 2010 ..... Now, is it 2012 yet ???)
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To: DogByte6RER

I want Jack Bauer’s cell phone. The one that never needs charging. I want his bladder, too. He can go twenty four hours without a pee break. He’s the man!!


10 posted on 03/02/2009 5:30:03 PM PST by yazoo
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To: max americana

Don’t suggest it!


11 posted on 03/02/2009 5:31:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: erman

lol

Don’t forget to add who the best DUI criminal defense lawyers are.


12 posted on 03/02/2009 5:31:22 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

One truly CAN’T make this stuff up!!


13 posted on 03/02/2009 5:36:17 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Glenn

Why is he always whispering. It drives me NUTS!!!


14 posted on 03/02/2009 5:38:48 PM PST by It's me
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To: DogByte6RER
Does anybody think that 24 has jumped the shark?

I think they have jumped on the GREEN bandwagon.

Personally, I plan to GO GREEN tonight.

I am leaving the TV off and not watching 24 or anything else.

Wonder why HOLLYWOOD LIFE doesn't suggest that 'option'?

15 posted on 03/02/2009 5:45:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: DogByte6RER

Why not just use recycled footage of action sequences from other shows and films? Saves alot of effort.


16 posted on 03/02/2009 5:52:03 PM PST by Redcitizen (The Death Star is the ultimate in peacekeeping.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I've enjoyed "24" quite a bit this year. Beats the heck out of Season 6!

I don't care if Jack is 'carbon neutral', as long as his weapons work their deadly magic against the bad guys. ;o)

17 posted on 03/02/2009 5:53:29 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: DogByte6RER
terrorist suspects' heads into tables made from salvaged pine beams

the network has stepped things up to become the first "carbon neutral show."

I'm so glad.

After all, it isn't like wood grows on trees.

/sarcasm

18 posted on 03/02/2009 6:04:42 PM PST by holymoly (King Leonidas + Diry Harry = "Molon labe, punk.")
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To: DogByte6RER

24 jumped the shark years ago.


19 posted on 03/02/2009 6:11:44 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: marron
The could recycle plot lines from other shows.

They would NEVER do that...


20 posted on 03/02/2009 7:05:29 PM PST by Saint Reagan
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To: DogByte6RER

Faux religion ping

The *real* question is whether they'll keep me as a viewer when I suddenly start to feel preached to. That's what broke me from watching "Boston Legal".

21 posted on 03/02/2009 7:14:22 PM PST by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: Glenn
"I love the way he talks to the freckled one."

The freckled one must of gone to the daytime drama school of acting. Every episode, she's having some overacted histrionic breakdown. She's like that woman on the movie "Airplane" everyone was lining up to smack.

22 posted on 03/02/2009 7:24:24 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: marron

They’re already recycling their own plot lines...and characters, too.


23 posted on 03/02/2009 7:25:57 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: DogByte6RER
I enjoy watching 24 this year. The evil is clearly seen in black and white.
24 posted on 03/02/2009 7:49:36 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: DogByte6RER
I've always wanted to know what the date is and whether it's Standard or Daylight Savings time. Sometimes the sunrises & sunsets don't seem to balance.

Now...about the show.....

25 posted on 03/02/2009 8:54:32 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: max americana
Only if Bauer uses a Prius to chase down terrorists.

Actually Top Gear showed that for that purpose a BMW M3 uses less fuel than a Prius

It also looks a lot cooler


26 posted on 03/03/2009 6:15:33 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: DogByte6RER

27 posted on 03/07/2009 12:00:54 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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