Category: It’s Entertainment!

Oooh! That Evil Netflix! Why I'll Just…Wait. They're Going to Have to Pay How Much? Oh.

Oooh! That Evil Netflix! Why I'll Just…Wait. They're Going to Have to Pay How Much? Oh.

| July 13, 2011 | 15 Replies

I’ve seen a lot of sturm und drang on the ‘net over the announcement from Netflix that they’re going to split their DVD and streaming packages and charge a bit more for both. Since I don’t immediately buy into the notion that successful companies do things to anger their customers for no good reason, I […]

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R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen

| November 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

The world seems a meaner place right now. Legendary funny man Leslie Nielsen died today of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, this according to his agent. He was 84. His agent tells TMZ Nielsen passed surrounded by his wife and friends at about 5:34 PM ET. I had […]

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Rumors that Ratchet is Secretly a Decepticon are Unconfirmed

Rumors that Ratchet is Secretly a Decepticon are Unconfirmed

| October 11, 2010 | 1 Reply

Bumblebee, NOOOOOOOOOO! The human inside the brave Autobot was unharmed. There is no information available right now about how deep the Decepticon infiltration has reached, though Ratchet and Prowl have been taken into protective custody pending a full diagnostic scan.

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In the Good Old Summertime…of 1901.

In the Good Old Summertime…of 1901.

| August 3, 2010 | 2 Replies

This is beautiful stuff — a video of high-resolution photographs and a movie shot by Thomas Edison at the turn of the century of bathers at Atlantic City, NJ. The photographs span the decade from 1900-1910 and the Edison film dates to 1901. The video is in full 1080p, so be sure to make sure […]

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They Will Doink Doink No More Forever

They Will Doink Doink No More Forever

| May 14, 2010 | 3 Replies

NBC has dropped the hammer on its long-running show “Law and Order” after 20 seasons, just one short of the record for the longest-running show on television still held by the incomparable Gunsmoke. “Law & Order” is done. NBC officials have confirmed that the influential New York-set crime drama will air its last telecast May […]

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Japan, You’ve Really Outdone Yourself This Time.

Japan, You’ve Really Outdone Yourself This Time.

| April 19, 2010 | Reply

If the Internet has taught me anything, it’s that that the Japanese are an intensely strange people whose television programs defy description. I have no idea what the purpose of this program is (though I think it’s something like a cross between karaoke and “Puttin on the Hits” but I know that telling you that […]

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Tom Hanks’ Unnecessary Slander

Tom Hanks’ Unnecessary Slander

| March 12, 2010 | 7 Replies

Tom Hanks put himself squarely in the bullseye of many a blogger this week with this interview in Time magazine. For most of the interview he was pretty much what I’ve known him to be, a humble and intelligent man who is trying to preserve a part of our history eroded by age. His work […]

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The Delivery Presents: Muir on Cartooning and Haney on Hollywood

The Delivery Presents: Muir on Cartooning and Haney on Hollywood

| March 10, 2010 | Reply

Episode 28 of The Delivery is now plated and ready for you to dig right in.  I tried something a little bit new this week – having a guest in each half of the show. Chris Muir anchors the first half and Kimberly Haney comes in for the second. I enjoyed myself so much that I […]

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Close, But No Twiki

Close, But No Twiki

| March 6, 2010 | 1 Reply

I don’t know how I missed that a remake of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is afoot (via Grognardia), but I feel a small amount of shame in the geekiest part of my heart. This is the sort of thing that sits right in the sweetest part of my television/movie sweet spot. I am […]

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It’s Nice of Fox to Let PBS Do A Little Victory Dance

It’s Nice of Fox to Let PBS Do A Little Victory Dance

| February 19, 2010 | 1 Reply

Finally, the network of Sesame Street, Andre Rieu, Ken Burns, and interminable fund-raising drives (despite our already hefty taxpayer “contributions”) can throw itself a party. A new poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media ranks PBS as one of the most trusted news sources and institutions, B&C reports. 40% of Americans polled report […]

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