That movie question NOT including Sixteen Candles is invalid!
That movie question NOT including Sixteen Candles is invalid!
Overwhelmingly male list here … where’s Kim Deal (Pixies/The Breeders)? Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)? Laura Ballance (Superchunk)? Overlooked males? Where’s James Jamerson? Les Claypool (Primus)? Mike Watt (Minutemen/fIREHOSE/assorted other projects)? Geddy Lee (Rush) is missing too. So’s Flea. FLEA. YOU DIDN’T LIST FLEA!
It’s not that I’m a brand whore, but I have a graphic design background and am really good at spotting fonts.
Doesn’t matter what end of the socioeconomic scale “reality” show participants are from. What it is, in fact, is exploitation. “Reality” TV is every bit as contrived and scripted as standard-fare drama. It’s just that some networks are unwilling to pony up big bucks for unionised actors, writers, directors, whatever to produce actual quality entertainments, so they resort to this cheaper to produce exploitative crap. And the exploitation come not just as the hands of audiences who watch this crap, but also the participants themselves in terms of loss of privacy. The funny thing is, and not just in the US, televised drama — actual drama — seems to be in a new golden age. There’s some very good stuff out there.
The only regret I have with unplugging is no longer having the ability to watch live sports unless it’s on one of the traditional over-air networks. There is the WatchESPN app, which I have on my Roku, but that’s only good for replays of events that have already taken place, and even that is limited (replays of college football and basketball are plentiful; forget about NBA, NFL, or MLB though). You cannot watch live events using the WatchESPN app unless you already subscribe to a cable service. I’m primarily a college basketball/NBA/MLB/college football fan (in that order), in which case watching a replay of a college hoops game on the WatchESPN app is okay with me. Actually the Roku is about the best $90 I ever spent, although I should have gotten AppleTV in retrospect, since Roku and iTunes (where I have still more stuff) are incompatible.
I want a wombat. #cuddles
Meanwhile, Oklahoma — one of the reddest of Red states — is near the bottom of the 50 states in education funding, and at or near the top of the 50 states in incarceration (especially female incarceration), divorce, teen pregnancy, and domestic violence. This is $100K that could have been better spent.
YouTube video cannot be viewed in United States. Booooo!
Jiggle has a whole new meaning.
Well, 1970s for me: Fat Albert, SuperFriends, Hong Kong Phooey (which I guess might be not-very PC today). I damn near had all the Schoolhouse Rock bits memorised at one point … another network (I think it was CBS) had these things called “In The News,” which were short bits about current events. You can find some of those on YouTube.
And yes, I have worked in printing and/or design and still do.
20 out of 25. I thought the second one (American Airlines) was a trick question.
To me Bones jumped the shark when Brennan and Booth reproduced. But even so, this seems shocking. Wonder where JFD is going from here.
A cute kid who grew into a fine actor and was obviously raised very well by his mum. The world needs more Joseph Gordon-Levitts.
I got Broadchurch, which I want to see anyway. The series I’d LIKE to see that’s new to the BBC and probably won’t make it over here anytime soon is Our Zoo, based on a true story and starring Lee Ingleby, with whom I’m familiar through his work on Inspector George Gently (I’m pretty big on this guy).
I thought Corden was awesome in The Wrong Mans (you can stream it on HuluPlus). I also liked his turns in Doctor Who … but I don’t see why we couldn’t have replaced Ferguson with W. Kamau Bell (who is presently idle after his show was cancelled). Just sayin’.
That’s some high quality stuff to use to blackmail the future teenager!
Sad. My SNL experience ends around 1995. It was the show I wasn’t supposed to watch as a kid in 1975 (but I did anyway) and there will be nothing again like the 1975-1979 cast.
I still make grilled cheese sandwiches the way my mother taught me: In a skillet. How can there be any other way? The only way I deviate from the method she used is that I use two slices of cheese, and that cheese might be Mozzarella or Provolone, and the sandwich might get dipped in Ragu sauce or pasta e fagioli (minus the beans, replaced with stewed tomatoes).
That jacket needs a patch or something … like he’s about to be inducted into some sports hall of fame.
The absence of The Vicar of Dibley, As Time Goes By, and Are You Being Served? is kind of a travesty here. I also want to throw in The Goodies but that wasn’t in my view a traditional sitcom (other than it was a half-hour of funny).
17/20, FWIW. Revisited Richard III in last couple of years when that team of archaeologists found his bones under a parking lot.
#2 If you eat McDonald’s three times a day, eventually an “anus pounder” may be in order. From a medical professional. With a really painful probe into your lower intestine.
One more thing: Regarding the Facebook comment by Ramu Anne, ‘Redcoats vs. Patriots’ potential NFL matchup absolutely should happen if that happy day comes that the DC NFL franchise does the right thing and jettisons its present nickname.
I guess we’re really comfortable in that “special relationship” nowdays.
Aw come on, give the pup a hand. Can’t you see he’s distraught?
Not meant to be a dig at all because she was really cool, but modern-day Annette Bening looks like a science professor I had as an undergrad. FWIW, Annette Bening is also cool.
I see your #3 Sleepy Hollow (that series will be resuming very soon and I can hardly wait), and raise you one Endeavour. Series 2 ended on a really messed up note that [spoilers ahead] found DCI Thursday perhaps mortally wounded and Baby Morse wrongly accused of murder. There is likely to be a third series, but it may be two years from now before we see how Baby Morse gets out of this (and if Thursday lives). I suppose, since this is a prequel/origin story if you will, I could just go to hulu.com and just rewatch more episodes of Inspector Morse to see how Baby Morse grew up (including once again being framed for murder later on, in a story called “Masonic Mysteries”), but those don’t answer for me whether the fatherly and well-loved DCI Thursday lives or dies. BTW: “Ichabbie” or (my favourite) “Crabbie” is not a thing. There is no love triangle. BTW2: I’m also really looking forward to new episodes of Bob’s Burgers. I realise that show is very different from the others, but I seem to be able to only appreciate animated sitcoms these days.
Oh poor Maisie! She shoulda watched ‘Parker Lewis Can’t Lose’ instead!
Well, it took the United Nations to do what Gargamel couldn’t: Wipe out the Smurfs (in an anti-war public service announcement … )
I try to keep my use of hashtags to a bare minimum. I actually don’t see much point in using them since my Twitter account is protected and I approve followers. Hashtag overkill irritates me fiercely.
These little ones are OK though.
Many spiders are beneficial but that doesn’t change the fact that I don’t like it when I see them in my shower, the one place where I am naked, vulnerable, and can’t see because my glasses are fogged up and wet. These little ones are OK, though.
We all had an awkward phase. Here’s Kingsbury in 2003, while he was still merely the QB for that same Texas Tech of which he is now the head coach (the photo was taken during practise for the 2003 Hula Bowl, if memory serves). And even still, this seems like a pretty mild “awkward” phase (that haircut screams no).
I’ve been listening to public radio since 1990 and becoming a much more discriminating listener than I used to be. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I found the perfect station: NPR during the day, independent rock and an emphasis on Oklahoma product at night. kosu.org
Best comment from Olbermann I’ve heard in ages on any topic.
I don’t really do fast food except for Arby’s, Braum’s (only has locations in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas), and Raising Cane’s, and at none of those have I ever received anything that looked as atrocious as the “what you get” photos. I really don’t care about pretty presentation of what I’m about to eat, because it’s going to get eaten, to be honest. But really man, some of those “what you get” photos look a little sad.
I live in Oklahoma, which is how it is because Kansas blows and Texas sucks. I guess answering “maple syrup” as a luxury I could not live without put me in a region somewhat removed from where I really am.