Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tough Crowd

I missed this oral history of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn when it came out last week, but whatever, it's still awesome. I love that show so much, and was so unhappy when it was cancelled. It was just brilliant and raw and, yes, offensive at times, but unique and smart, too. I'd love to see it come back. I think it'd "fit in" more now. But even if they don't, I'm with everyone towards the end: at least give us some fucking DVDs, Comedy Central!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nerd and Geek

As long-time readers might remember, I've written several times about the semantics of the words "nerd" and "geek," so I feel it proper I link to this article.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Seeing how most of my childhood involved trading quotes and acting out scenes from Clue, you can imagine my feeeeeeeeeeeeeelings about this article. In short, I am in ecstasy! It's like a whole plate of monkey's brains just for me!

(BTW, my own theory as to why Clue became such a sleeper success with my generation via home video and cable: it's a movie that works on several different levels that different age groups get to enjoy all in different ways. It's also a movie that is textured enough, due to the wonderful actors and script, that it really holds up on multiple viewings. You can find something different every time. The multiple endings work well, too, because you can have endless debates about what is the "real" one. My sister and I argued for years over if you can see Mrs. Peacock's feathery hat when Yvette is strangled.)

Sunday, September 01, 2013