Posts Tagged ‘tv’

Colbert in Iraq

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

If you didn’t catch any of The Colbert Report this week, you missed a lot of good stuff. The show was recorded in Baghdad and included lots of good segments about the military and the Iraq war. Here’s an overview:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Recap – Week of 6/8/09
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Stephen Colbert in Iraq

My favorite segment of the week was when he went to basic training:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen Strong: Army of Me – Basic Training
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Stephen Colbert in Iraq
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen Strong: Army of Me – Basic Training Pt. 2
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Stephen Colbert in Iraq

Oh, Dear-ism

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe on BBC has a history of “Oh, Dear-ism” in the media, a term I hadn’t heard before:

It’s a convincing case, I think.

(via waxy)


Monday, October 13th, 2008

Apparently, the next release of Windows will be named Windows 7. I doubt I’m the only one who immediately thought of the Seinfeld episode in which George wants to name his child “Seven”.

JERRY: Seven? Yeah, I guess I could see it. Seven. Seven periods of school, seven beatings a day. Roughly seven stitches a beating, and eventually seven years to life. Yeah, you’re doing that child quite a service.
GEORGE: Yes I am. I defy you to come up with a better name than Seven.
Jerry walks toward the kitchen. He sees an item on the counter.
JERRY: Alright, let’s see. How about Mug? Mug Costanza, that’s original. Or uh, Ketchup? Pretty name for a girl.
GEORGE: Alright, you having a good time there?
JERRY: I got fifty right here in the cupboard. How about Bisquik? Pimento. Gherkin. Sauce. Maxwell House.
GEORGE: Alright already!! This is a very key issue with me, Jerry. I had this name for a long time.

60 minutes

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

If you didn’t see 60 minutes last night, you might be interested in watching this segment. It’s the story of an undercover FBI agent who came very close to becoming a made man. The things he had to do to prepare are pretty fascinating (including watching the Food Network to learn about Italiatn food… he’s Cuban, but he does look rather Italian).


Saturday, October 11th, 2008

I was watching Law & Order SVU with my roommate and discussing how many of the actors on that show were also in Oz (the HBO prison drama). To verify one of my claims, I looked up the cast list for Oz, and noticed that Luke Perry was on the list, which was hilarious. I mentioned it to Chris and he said “I thought you were talking about SVU.” I was confused for a moment, then I looked up and Luke Perry was on screen guest starring in that episode. What a coincidence!

OK, hopefully this is my first and last post involving Luke Perry.

Monday Morning Music #6

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I finally saw a couple of episodes of Flight of the Conchords this weekend, though I’d heard a few of their songs before. It was enjoyable and recommended. My favorite song by them so far is The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room, which I’ve chosen for this week.

Here’s the live (audio-only) version from their album The Distant Future:

I prefer that version over the version that occurred in the first episode, though the video does add some humor:

“… like a… tree!”

Letterman on McCain

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

So, according to David Letterman, John McCain canceled going on his show at the last minute, saying he needed to get to Washington to, you know, fix America, leaving Letterman with a bunch of dead time and a bad taste in his mouth.

.. then he finds out that McCain didn’t go to DC, he was being interviewed by Katie Couric. Whoops!

For some reason I’m starting to feel bad for the McCain campaign tonight… don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll pass.

West Wing

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In case you missed it… this one’s for the West Wing fans:
Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet

Obama reminds me of Bartlet a bit, in that they’re both smart and a bit professorial and get painted as elitists for it.

Discussion of intelligent presidents always reminds me of one of my favorite Onion articles: Bush Regales Dinner Guests With Impromptu Oratory On Virgil’s Minor Works. The article is funnier than the title (unlike many Onion articles).