Kiefer Madness

I attended a screening of first three episodes of the fourth season of 24 on Thursday.

Judging by the people in attendance, I'd say that 90% of 24 fans cannot menstruate.

For the alleged final season of 24, only Jack Bauer, President John Keeler and…Chloe O'Brian return.

Fired for being a heroin addict, unexpected terrorist activities drag Jack back into the world of CTU. Chloe is his accomplice, probably because she's the only person at CTU who remembers him.

This go-round, the terrorists are good ol' Arabs. Among them is the Araz family.

The actors who play the mother and son of the Araz family also played the mother and son of the Arab family in the 2003 film House of Sand and Fog. Suddenly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jonathan Ahdout are to Arab mother and son roles what Pat Morita was to Asians up until the 90s.

The fourth season of 24 premieres January 9 and 10 on Fox — two hours on Sunday and another hour on Monday, the show's new broadcast night.

The second half of the first hour is particularly sweet.

In other news, I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English on Thursday.

Before you mock my degree, I'd like to point out that Jack Bauer also graduated from UCLA with a degree in English, and people think he's badass.

Granted, I don't have a second degree in criminology from Berkeley, but I'm working on something.

Someday, I will be a badass English major.

Best Cameo 2004 nominees
Arnold Schwarzenegger — Around the World in 80 Days
Lance Armstrong — Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Chuck Norris — Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Neil Patrick Harris — Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
Topher Grace — Ocean's Twelve