I got the flu this week and spent an inordinant amount of time watching 24. I decided it was time to compile some of the internet’s greatest 24 links, for any ValueWiki readers awesome enough to watch this show.
The Internet’s Most Badass 24 Links
10. Jack Bauer Top 100 Facts
* Once, someone tried to tell Jack Bauer a “knock knock” joke. Jack Bauer found out who was there, who they worked for, and where the goddamned bomb was.
* Jack Bauer’s calender goes from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Jack Bauer.
* Jack Bauer once forgot where he put his keys. He then spent the next half-hour torturing himself until he gave up the location of the keys.
This site provides a video and still shot of each kill, along with the method. For instance, on Day 4 Jack killed 13 terrorists using a HK USP Compact with Silencer. Then in hour 14 he took off the silencer and killed 17 more terrorists with the Compact. This doesn’t include his other killing methods, such as neck-breaking. All told, Jack’s body count on Day 4 was 44. That’s one kill every half hour; not bad for a heroine addict.
Humorist Dave Barry watches each episode and comments in real time. This is because 24 is all about real-time. Hundreds of readers comment every week, and Dave provides good pictures of the actors such Keifer Sutherland, Powers Booth, Ricky Shroeder, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
7. The Jack Bauer Tracker
A map of all of Jack’s locations over the past few seasons. The guy who built this probably has level 5 clearance from division.
5. Jack Bauer’s Politics
Time Magazine thinks 24 is conservative propaganda. The New Yorker got their panties twisted last month over torture on 24. For what it’s worth, The American Conservative takes a neutral stance in “What Would Jack Bauer Do?“. This Blogger thinks Jack Bauer is some kind of sissy Democrat. Personally, I think the current season is leaning way left, and other seasons have leaned right.
4. Jack Bauer’s Twitter Page
Site devoted to discussion and analysis of this important issue.
Example: “You’re going to tell me what I want to know, it’s just a question of how much you want it to hurt.” – Jack, Season 5
Some videos that are awesome.
Please note, Season 6 is pretty lame, and 24 is dangerously close to Jumping the Shark. Vote on JumpingTheShark.com to make your voice heard. Maybe Jack Bauer will go torture the writers until they get their act together.