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Friday, November 09, 2007

‘Lost’ “mobisodes” will release as Webisodes and never ever call them lostisodes

From EW:

The new season of Lost begins Monday! Kinda. ABC has (quietly) announced that it will begin posting its Lost “mobisodes” (originally intended to debut with Verizon Wireless customers) on Monday, Nov. 12, at abc.com. The series of two- to three-minute vignettes — collectively known as “Missing Pieces” — kicks off with “The Watch,” focusing on Matthew Fox’s character. The micro-stories aren’t deleted scenes — they’re newly-shot material that fits into the larger Lost saga; it’s up to the fans to figure out where they belong. A new Webisode will post each Monday.

(Thanks to my sunflower)

Posted by Kevin K. on 11/09/07 at 10:36 AM
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If you don’t “get” the writers’ strike…

... take it to The Office:

(Thanks FREEwinona!)

p.s.: You can check out The Offices’ web stuff here. “He has a snow globe drawer.” I love Kevin Malone. Great first name, too.

Posted by Kevin K. on 11/09/07 at 09:33 AM
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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pavement on Space Ghost Coast to Coast

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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/03/07 at 09:34 AM
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cheney’s Law

From The NY Times:

“Cheney’s Law” is an exemplary exercise in synthesis that displays a reserved tone and still manages to feel like a riveting political thriller as it diagrams the ways in which the vice president’s vision was often so seamlessly assimilated.

If you missed Frontline’s excellent documentary last night, “Cheney’s Law,” you can now watch it online. Highly recommended.

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/17/07 at 05:44 AM
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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

“It’s like eating a hot circle of garbage.”

I’m a little late to this, but Slice has an interesting writeup on the last episode of The Office (viewable here—episode 405) that featured the kidnapping of a pizza delivery teen.  The episode, which was the best episode so far in a lackluster season, featured one of the funniest lines in the history of sitcoms:

Kevin Malone [talking about pizza from fictional Scranton, PA establishment Pizza by Alfredo]: “Oh no, it’s bad. It’s real bad. It’s like eating a hot circle of garbage.”

The interesting fact that Slice unveiled is that the competing (and preferred) pizzeria named in the episode, Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe, is actually a real business in Scranton.

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/16/07 at 09:16 AM
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Rush Limbaugh vs. Gibby of the Butthole Surfers

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/13/07 at 12:23 PM
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Lost Season 3 DVD Extras Leaked

Well, I’ve finally made it through all three seasons of Lost and, even though I find the flashback sequences tiresome at times, it is a damn fine series and I’m eagerly awaiting the start of the fourth season in February.  While I was poking around this weekend, I noticed that someone had recently uploaded leaked deleted scenes and “locations” extras to YouTube that must be from the upcoming Season 3 DVD (release date: 12/11/07). If you’re a fan of the show, you should probably jump on these ASAP because I’m sure it won’t be long before ABC gets these yanked.  Enjoy (and, obviously, insert a “spoiler alert” here for those of you who are still catching up or expect to).

Deleted Scenes:

“Doctor to the Rescue” (episode: “A Tale Of Two Cities”)

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Posted by Kevin K. on 10/10/07 at 12:06 PM
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Monday, October 08, 2007

One of the most bizarre TV interviews ever: Tom Snyder talks with Charles Manson

SNYDER: “No, no, no, you can make yourself look crazy, Charles. I can’t make you look crazy and please believe me.”

MANSON: “Alright, I’ll believe you and I’ll put it in my left-hand pocket for later.”

Whenever talk turns to the greatest moments on television, I always cite Tom Snyder’s 1981 interview with Charles Manson on The Tomorrow Show. Everyone knows about Geraldo Rivera’s interview with Manson, but this one is the real deal.  Snyder approached the interview with the same sort of oily and/or naive honesty he was famous for (“Cmon’, Charles, off the space shuttle.”) and pulled chunks of creepiness out of Manson effortlessly, leaning in without displaying an iota of fear and casually smoking cigarettes through it all.  I’ve been looking for it online for years and now, finally, a YouTuber has uploaded the entire interview in seven parts. You can find them all embedded in order below.  Enjoy.

Part 1:

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Posted by Kevin K. on 10/08/07 at 06:32 AM
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

FOX News: Banging the war drum with Dan Senor’s head

Dan Senor

Here we go again.  This weekend FAUX News ran a super scary, one-sided (surprise!) special investigation called “Iran: The Ticking Bomb.” It was hosted by Dan Senor, noted rightwing propaganda peddler and former Coalition Provisional Authority disaster, and featured interviews with perpetually wrong war whores like Joe Lieberman and John Bolton. Below you will find four of the five parts of the special (I’m still trying to track down the fifth and final part—post a link in the comments if you’ve found it) and a few choice pull quotes for those of you who, understandably, can’t stomach watching any of it.

From Part One:

Lieberman: “We have now at least twice through our ambassador in Baghdad presented to the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad evidence of their complicity in the deaths of hundreds of Americans and they don’t do anything and we don’t respond at all—”

Senor: “It’s an act of war!”

Lieberman: “It is an act of war and if we don’t respond to it in some strong way the Iranians are going to take it as a sign of weakness.”

Senor (to Lieberman): “Iran scares me right now more than anything else I’ve seen.”

Editor: You know, except for the time Campbell Brown had to point out where her clitoris was.

From Part Two:

Senor: “And the 9/11 Commission even suggested Iran might have played a role in the September 11th attacks as well. The biggest worry since 9/11 is that the terrorists might get nuclear weapons.  That’s why the story that you’re about to hear, told for the first time on American television, is so terrifying.”

Ahem. Here’s a direct quote from the 9/11 Commission report Senor cites above:

“We have found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah was aware of the planning for what later became the 9/11 attack. At the time of their travel through Iran, the al Qaeda operatives themselves were probably not aware of the specific details of their future operation.”

Now, on to the video…

Part One:

 

 

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Posted by Kevin K. on 10/02/07 at 09:56 AM
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fernwood 2 Night

Here are the additional clips I promised of Fernwood 2 Night (or Fernwood 2Night or Fernwood Tonight or that fake talk show where Martin Mull wore the leisure suit), the greatest (and funniest) TV show you probably never heard about. Unfortunately, the last time this show was rebroadcast was in ‘96 on cable’s TV Land and it’ll probably never make its way onto DVD, although you can find a few oily individuals pimping badly-transferred copies on eBay.  If you want some more background, you can find it here and here.

Happy Kyne and the Mirthmakers perform “Shake Your Booty” of the premiere episode, “Talk to a Jew” (original air date 7/14/77):

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/29/07 at 06:51 AM
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Friday, September 28, 2007

Tom Waits on Fernwood 2 Night

Here’s a television classic featuring Tom Waits on the most grossly underrated sitcom of all time, Fernwood 2 Tonight.  The show was a spin-off of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and starred Martin Mull and Fred Willard. The original air date of this clip was 8/1/1977 and it features Waits performing “The Piano Has Been Drinking.”

If you liked this, I’ll be running a series of Fernwood 2 Tonight videos this weekend.  Come on back.

Posted by Kevin K. on 09/28/07 at 08:18 AM
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