Category: It’s Entertainment!

Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, You Are Golden Gods!

Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, You Are Golden Gods!

| October 21, 2006 | 3 Replies

Oh my dear sweet holy crapweasel. I have watched this week’s Battlestar Galactica and I have not seen so much pure, concentrated awesome in one hour of dramatic television show ever, in my entire life. Never. Ever. I actually, at two separate points, cranked both fists into the air and screamed, “Yes! Yes!! YES!!!”, then […]

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Mel's Apology

Mel's Apology

| August 1, 2006 | 7 Replies

I haven’t said anything about Mel Gibson’s drunken and anti-Semitic tirade to this point. I thought it best to let the story play out over a couple days, not only to give the furor of the moment time to die down but also to hear from Gibson. Today, he released a statement that strikes me […]

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Were I a Millionaire, I'd Buy Every Copy of this Movie, Just to Burn Them.

Were I a Millionaire, I'd Buy Every Copy of this Movie, Just to Burn Them.

| June 23, 2006 | 8 Replies

Aw, HELL no! I just saw the trailer for a movie called “Little Man” and I know that Hollywood has completely run out of ideas. I’m not even kidding here. There’s no way, if you’re even a little bit familiar with Bugs Bunny, you can watch that trailer and not know, in the first three […]

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Trivia Time.

Trivia Time.

| June 13, 2006 | Reply

How about a little baseball trivia fun for the weekend? What ten players with a last name beginning with “M” have hit 40 or more homers in a season? A puzzler, huh? Hmmm…I’ll give you my list, updated as I think of more, assuming I think of more. Put your answers in the comment section […]

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Must Not See TV

Must Not See TV

| May 29, 2006 | Reply

I keep seeing the teaser ads for the new Blade television series coming to the Spike network. I’m not enthralled. The original movie was a pretty good action romp with just enough attitude and personality to make it different and watchable more than once or twice. It wasn’t a very deep movie – certainly not […]

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Shut Up and…well…just Shut Up.

Shut Up and…well…just Shut Up.

| May 22, 2006 | 3 Replies

The Dixie Chicks really are insufferable twits. It’s nice that they feel free enough to make their insufferability public. It makes my decision to buy another one of their albums an easy one. It’s never a smart thing for a group whose last album didn’t do all that well go out of their way to […]

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This is JEOPARDY! Week!

This is JEOPARDY! Week!

| April 17, 2006 | 5 Replies

As some of you faithful Shack readers know, I competed on Jeopardy! about three weeks ago. This week, my show airs. The episode where you can catch me matching my brain against two other very smart people is Friday, April 21st. Check your local listings, as they say. I’ll spend a bit of time each […]

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A Random TV Note.

A Random TV Note.

| April 3, 2006 | Reply

Let me just say that NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” is a strangely-compelling show. I’ve caught it on the TV a couple times in the past month and I always find myself setting down the remote and watching it. I wish I could tell you exactly what it is that draws me in but I […]

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The Choral Tour – The Final Day

The Choral Tour – The Final Day

| March 26, 2006 | 4 Replies

We’re about to embark for home – our vans are mostly loaded and we’re waiting for the last-minute stragglers (i.e. most of our Sopranos and Altos) to come down from their rooms, so I don’t have much time to post. There will be more about the trip, perhaps tonight, definitely tomorrow. I have plenty to […]

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The Choral Tour – Day Something or Another

The Choral Tour – Day Something or Another

| March 20, 2006 | 1 Reply

Today was a good day though it didn’t start out that way. There’s something about being out on the road that drives people to general craziness. We are, you’ll be glad to hear, not immune to general craziness. In fact, given today, we may actually thrive on it. Today started with a bunch of bleary-eyed […]

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