Television

  1. Netflix is a Dangerous Drug

    Netflix: no breaks; no commercials; no pauses to go pee; no opportunities to defocus—just one episode after another—binge-watching on the cheap. With a trial subscription it's free for thirty days. Thirty free days to get you hooked. Once hooked, your endless drug supply will cost a mere $7.99 a month. That is less than 30 cents a day for all the TV shows and movies one can ingest. Is there a cheaper drug on the market? Doubtful. I spent the last few days in a daze-induced Dexter...
  2. Television Viewing Over the Years

    Childhood Gilligan's Island The Brady Bunch I Dream of Jeanie Bewitched Green Acres I love Lucy Fantasy Island The Loveboat The Jeffersons Little House on the Prairie The Waltons Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Teenager Family Dallas Happy Days Laverne and Shirley Mash Eight is Enough Cheers Who's the Boss? Growing Pains Three's Company Family Ties The Facts of Life Charlie's Angels Young Adult L.A. Law Thirty Something Ally McBeal Moonlighting Frasier Roseanne...
  3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Insomnia

    What's to do when suffering with insomnia? Why, watch Christmas videos on YouTube, of course. Growing up, my brother and I's favorite Christmas flick was The Year Without a Santa Claus. This song is a riot... Mr. Snow Miser/Mr. Heat Miser Song ... [MEDIA=youtube]hGRkNaMFp6w[/MEDIA]"][MEDIA=youtube]hGRkNaMFp6w[/MEDIA] From Santa Claus is Coming to Town... Put One Foot in Front of the Other... [MEDIA=youtube]OORsz2d1H7s[/MEDIA] Another from Santa Claus is Coming to Town... sung by Fred Astaire......
  4. Oscars ~ Tonight! Who WILL Win!

    Oscars Ballot 2013, Oscars 2012, Oscar Ballot 2012, In Bed With Oscar, Oscars 2011. If it is in red, it is also my personal choice. Best Picture ~ Argo Best Director ~ Steven Spielberg Best Actor ~ Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actress ~ Emmanuelle Riva Best Supporting Actor ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress ~ Anne Hathaway Best Foreign Language Film ~ Amour The Aftermath! Argo wins Best Picture! Yeah! Great film and deserving of the top honors. Too bad Affleck...
  5. TV Talk ~ Girls Season 2

    To be updated weekly... Related articles of interest... Guys on Girls ~ Season 2 ~ What We're Expecting Girls is Back. Cue the Irrational Reactions Money Never Sleeps Lena Dunham on Charlie Rose Discussion of episodes by Slate's staff writers... Episode 1 ~ It's About Time ~ January 13, 2013 Guys on Girls ~ Is this show becoming a network sitcom with nudity? Episode 2 ~ I Get Ideas ~ January 20, 2013 Guys on Girls ~ Does Hannah really think we live in a...
  6. Best Digital Distractions 2012 ~ A Year-End Roundup

    Movies: Best 2012 releases: Take This Waltz Amour Argo Looper Bernie Side by Side Game Change Zero Dark Thirty The Hunger Games Silver Linings Playbook Pitch Perfect (for fun factor) Best non-2012 films: 8 ½ Shame Weekend Gates of Heaven 2001 Space Odyssey My Dinner With Andre Some Like It Hot The Apartment This is Not a Film La Dolce Vita Bonnie and Clyde eBooks: Faves: Mortality The Magic of Reality Poorly Made in China: An...
  7. Fleeting Landscapes

    Flashback, post number four and last one. These blog entries center around the little things in life and those fleeting moments... What is more fleeting than a sunrise? Taken outside my apartment on the early morning of November 2, 2012. The first one is from March 26, 2005... I still love The Cure. And have been listening to them a lot over the last few weeks. This one is from November 23, 2006... Fleeting moments... still grateful for so many things. Time changes the scenery, but...
  8. Cultural Consumptions

    These are the latest and greatest kibbles and bits that I am devouring at the moment... The Big Bang Theory I just started watching this hilarious television show. Right now I am a third of the way through season two. Yes, I have indulged in another series binge watch. Towards the end of season one, I began to wonder if this show could continue to be interesting. Sheldon's character seemed to have the potential of becoming redundant. But I took a day off from watching. And my interest...
  9. Olympics Closing Ceremony ~ A Screenshot Memoir of WTF? Moments

    After my seriously brain-draining last blog post about consciousness and other metaphysical stuff, I aim to keep this post light and ridiculously irrelevant. So, the London 2012 Olympics have come to a close. I can't provide much commentary on the games themselves as I only tuned into the men's and women's artistic gymnastics competitions. But as you may recall, I live-blogged the opening ceremony. For the closing ceremony, I have decided to post screen captures of my favorite visuals as...
  10. Ten Shows

    These are the television shows I watch--always on my PC. Looking forward to the new seasons this fall. Girls Veep Mad Men The Good Wife Top Chef Flipping Out Gossip Girl Downton Abbey No Reservations The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills In the meantime, I'm watching Project Runway, Top Chef Masters, and The Real Housewives of New York City.
  11. Brain Drain July

    **7/21/12 ~ Update at bottom of post... *7/10/12 ~Update near bottom of post... Just as the temperatures outside reach their highs, my cultural pursuits hit all-time lows. Can it get any worse than consuming all three books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series in less than a week’s time? And if that weren’t enough, to continue the obsession by blogging about the books—twice—as if I hadn’t already spent enough time reading the texts? There was the artwork—the painting of Christian Grey....
  12. Everybody's Got Something to Sell: Mad Men S05E11 Afterthoughts

    We're all ad men to our own lives. Mrs. Holloway: I raised her to be admired. Don Draper: Joan-ie, you don't have to put on the red light. Joan: Oh Don, you're a good one aren't you. Many folks were understandably shocked when one of their favorite Mad Men characters, Joan Harris, agreed to spend a night with Herb Rennet in order for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to land the Jaguar account. They asked themselves, how could she? My thought is, why wouldn't she? We have already seen...
  13. May Days

    Scroll down to read Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, and Girls updates. So far, the movies this year have been quite dismal. Thank goodness summer is on its way so we can at least look forward to some entertaining blockbusters. I saw a preview for Snow White and the Huntsman on the big screen. The special effects look way cool. I'll definitely catch that one. As always, it won't be until the end of the year--around the time the awards season oils its gears--that the great films start to...
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