Tag: Television

Flashback

The English PennyEU Directive No. 456179 In order to meet the conditions for joining the Single European currency, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase ‘Spending a Penny’ is not to be used after 31st December 2009.  From this date, the correct terminology […]

Hippo Burger and Other Random Stuff

I finally got the cool hoodie I’ve mentioned to a number of you. There’s a photo of it on my Flickr page. Well worth the look if I do say so myself. When I was a kid in the early 1970s and living in the Bay Area, there was a place called Hippo Burger. It […]

Heroes vs Lost v2

A long time ago, I compared these two shows. May 2007 to be exact. Two years on, where are we? Heroes just concluded its fourth season. Lost does in a few weeks. More importantly, when Heroes returns for season five, and it will, I will not be returning with it. While there were some good […]

Some Thoughts

The Beatles’ song is still in my head, “Beep, beep, yeah!” for reasons I shan’t share, but will continue to tease you all with. It occurred to me today that many of you enjoy my political postings, though maybe you don’t agree.   I gave money to the Obama campaign recently. As some polls show […]

In This Weekend’s News

I am disgusted with the Panthers. I am disgusted with the Panthers Management, for they are most of the reason I am disgusted with the Panthers. I won’t bore you gentle readers with such a diatribe here, but it’s posted over at my Panthers Hockey Message Board if you want to read it, though posting […]

Family Guy does Star Wars

In an earlier post I had said Family Guy jumped the shark, and true, it’s been pretty sucky lately. But the new season première take on Star Wars was utterly, and completely brilliant. This may have been the best episode of the show. Ever. It’s a scarily faithful retelling of the original Star Wars (episode […]

Mr. Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries Dies

One of the funniest actors in the Britcom genres, John Inman has died today at age 71. He is best known for the role of Mr. Humphries in the classic Are You Being Served? series on BBC television which ran for nearly 13 years. He and Mrs. Slocombe (Mollie Sugden) stole the show — he […]

Family Guy Jumps The Shark

Yes, it’s happened. A show that was clever and witty, if not original has jumped the shark. I specifically point to the extended musical number with Stewie that was coupled with an old live-action dancer (Gene Kelly?). It was boring, contrived, and irrelevant. To be funny you have to have a point of some sort […]

Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t (Redux)

I had a post 8 December 2006 in which I quoted the old commercial: Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t (for Mounds & Almond Joy). The post had nothing to do with that commercial, but it’s obviously a popular topic because not one single day has gone by where I don’t have […]

Queen and American Idol

First, there was the new Queen, see my review at: Queen + Paul Rodgers (Miami Concert Review w/set list) and now there’s American Idol doing Queen. Many Queen fans expected a train wreck, and indeed a train wreck is what we got. Fat Bottomed Girls: I never pictured this as a country song. I am […]