Peter Recommends CXXXVII

Peter said to me last night, “Oh have you seen that tumble blog of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?” And I was all “Hoo-wha?” And he said “Yeah somebody figured out that if you paint a mask and mouth on any person’s nose it looks like one of those costumes.” And that’s when I finished […]

Categories: Entertainment

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLXXIV

This is… a little beyond our usual sphere, but I think if you see this comic strip: Scandinavia and the World – Stop Talking And read the notes below it… And then watch this video, you’ll laugh like stink like I did. (Also, either a couple of these guys have learnt English in Ireland or […]

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

The Emmy’s: I’m Not That Into Red, Girls

Scrolling down this Daily Mail article (by popular demand): The article begins with a line about the A-List. I have no flipping clue who Lea Michele is. But I like her dress. It’s a lovely shade of red. Kate Winslet should’ve gone for something with sleeves. And an extra half an inch around. Who is […]

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West Wing: Writ Large

You know how the TV version of situations everyone’s always younger* than they really would be in real life? For instance a 22-year-old Nicole Kidman playing a neurologist in Days of Thunder. Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist in The World is Not Enough. Meg Ryan as a helicopter pilot in Courage Under Fire. And […]

Categories: Politics

Double Plus One!

Brett McS sent me an email. And boy howdy, what an email. About Australia. Western Australia, to be less general. After a rainstorm, to be ever more precise. But before I could brush off ye olde image uploader, however, RC2 beat me to it. So I’ll save myself the resizing and just link: Wheat & […]

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We got our hands on the original Danish version of The Killing. We have two episodes left. We are going to spend tonight watching them. Updates as events warrant. Update: Well. Golly.

Categories: Entertainment

Poverty Confidential

Anthony Bourdain realizes made-for-TV charitable gimmicks can get complicated when surrounded by real poverty, and Sean Penn lives on the side of a mountain in Haiti and actually has some rare truths to share? Surely this must necessitate a new reality show! Wheat & Weeds – Help For Haiti Paved With Good Intentions

Categories: People and Current Events

I’ll See Your College Sophomore and Raise You!

Heh: One of the key debates was over whether or not the fictional President Bartlet should mention “private jet owners” when prosletyzing for higher taxes on the rich. Sam Seaborn, deputy White House communications director in the show, was against the move, calling it “bad writing,” and arguing that such a device “sounds like it […]

Categories: Politics

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CCLX

Last night’s Daily Show opener was sublime. Perfect in every way. I’d embed it but they split the opener into three parts to easier to just sit through the double ad and watch up to the first ad break. Beautiful.

Categories: War and Peace

Royal Wedding: Major Crisis

After basically ignoring all the non-news writing up till now (except perhaps the profiles of those involved) I’m letting myself get TOTALLY PSYCHED for the wedding tomorrow. However! I have a serious problem. The BBC’s coverage is being led by Fearne bloody Cotton. The Americans apparently have sent the ladies from Entertainment “This Is What […]

Categories: People and Current Events

I Have Major Soul Searching To Do

(Not that it has anything to do with me but never mind) The Times – The Doctor takes on Sherlock in Bafta nominations

Categories: Entertainment

Japanese Quake and Tsunami on NOVA

NOVA (on PBS) does a special on the Japanese Quake: Watch the full episode. See more NOVA. It’s a little annoying that the only people worth talking to are, evidently, Americans (and the odd Brit) but I guess Americans (even PBS-watchers) aren’t interested in reading too many subtitles. And they couldn’t have come up with […]

Categories: Science and Nature

Donald Duck, Sieg Heiling

Donald Duck – Der Fuehrers Face For a tense moment there I thought this was going to end Donald Duck was going to get frogmarched out the back and shot by a line of SS. Which would have been weird, let me tell you. Curtsy: A history lesson for that nitwit Lindsay Graham in the […]

Categories: War and Peace

Two Jokes

The first one Peter and I saw on Conan and he’s always thought it about the funniest thing he’s ever seen on television: Norm Mcdonald tells the moth joke on Conan The second one RC2 sent me via Twitter to go with the first: Buddy Hackett – The Duck I’d like to be able to […]

Categories: Entertainment

More Shouting Than Hannity & Colmes

Memri TV – Pakistani Actress Defies Mullah Accusing Her of Immoral Behavior on an Indian Reality TV Show I can’t get used to hearing Pakistani people saying the word “Pakistan”. I’m so used to English words for countries having no relation to the word in that country’s language, but Pakistan is pretty much… Pakistan. The […]

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