I added this to the bottom of Casey’s marmot tweet-ucation post, but I felt it deserved its own: Teju Cole on what connects Downton Abbey, the IMF, Drones, and Virgin’s Upper Class
More at Kill Screen.
You can’t prove your hairiest uncle isn’t auto-erotically asphyxiating himself right now.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 18, 2012
Broke down & watched 1st episode of Downton Abbey. Pains me to admit it, but it’s… worth the hype.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) February 18, 2012
Michael Smith: Meatless chili (some ground meat substitute, beer, espresso, broth, spices, peppers, tofu, onion, and garlic).
Deron Bauman: Gluten-free vegan nachos.
Sheila Ryan: Refreshing lemon dessert.
Don Cornelius checked himself out, it would appear.
See him here — doin’ it to death — with Mary Wilson in the Soul Train line dance.
A prologue for a developing TV series. I would totally watch this.
Posted to the Dubuque Freecycle list:
Chicken Dance Elmo. A little dirty, but works.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless smartphone
I live in EHT and it was I who fell from the sky and I’m truely sorry for not comming clean sooner. I’ve just come to terms with the fact that I am a super human. I promiss I did not get hurt nore did I leave a mark on the planet, I have powers I got it like that. Be sure to watch my episode of stan lee’s superhumans. My whole story about the fall will be explained. To give you a special preview I explain how I do that once a week for fun and I have a video that will be on the show, I swear. I just hope you guys can accept my exsistence.
Just finished the marathon, a little while ago. Potter was Becky’s call, her birthday is the 31st. Doing such over New Year’s eve/day has been a tradition for four or five years. Potter won. In case you wonder. Ho-hum.
We said good-bye to our guests and watched an episode of The Riches. Only 20 episodes to watch, but it is delicious.
I don’t know what to expect of 2012, but I hope to lift my ass off the couch and start moving around tomorrow.
Hey, ABC. Less than 40 hours until New Year’s Eve. Time to fill the sink with water and defrost Dick Clark.
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) December 30, 2011
For your analysis. (via Brian Stelter)
I don’t really know where to begin with this.
David Milch is extending his relationship with HBO. Milch, whose latest series for the pay cable network, Luck, launches in January, has inked a new multi-year deal with HBO where he has been based for the past eight years. Under the new extension, in addition to executive producing Luck with Michael Mann, Milch will develop series and movies based on books by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner William Falkner. Milch’s Redboard Prods has inked a deal with the literary estate of the iconic American writer who penned novels, short stories, a play and screenplays as well as poetry and essays. The pact covers all of the 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, as well as other works, with the exception of those currently optioned by other parties.
This is pretty much my sweet spot. Here’s a quick glimpse into Milch’s new HBO series, Luck:
Ponder this if and when you view The Muppets.
I often say that we, as Americans, have a terrible historical memory.
This isn’t to say there aren’t valid critiques of the American capitalistic system, and this cartoon has that 1940s naïve idealism, but we are all smart enough to know what the deal with bathwater is.
(via my Pops)
I haven’t been able to watch all of these yet, but PBS has done a great job putting together four episodes of must see television for people who love TV.
America in Primetime is structured around the most compelling shows on television today, unfolding over four hours and weaving between past and present. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations – the Independent Woman, the Man of the House, the Misfit, and the Crusader – capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution. The finest television today has as its foundation the best television of yesterday.
You can watch all four episodes online.
This might not be news to folks like Amanda Mae, but this is a great illustration of just how common Chroma key is. (thanks, Rich)
(Courtesy of Tom Sale, the Texas artist a/k/a Pinky Diablo.)
on the “Tony Orlando & Dawn” show.
The intent of this post is anthropological and not to make profit. It is strictly to share with fans and the periodic visitors to this planet from other galaxies a part of the musical history of the aforementioned musical group.
During these times all the TV shows wanted us to mime the entire performance which we were reluctant to do. A compromise was reached with the shows we finally performed on.