He doesn't look a thing like Jesus.

DirecTVEvery month I get a worthless email from DirecTV touted as my “snapshot”. It’s just a marketing email with links to pay my bill!

It would be really awesome, though, if they actually sent me a summary of my viewing habits for the month instead. “You watched twelve hours of American Ninja Warrior,” for example. Or, “Your living room DVR played 37 hours of the smooth jazz music station this month.”

The University of Florida Alumni Association challenged the University of Georgia Alumni Association in an epic Twitter *.gif battle using House of Cards and West Wing references.

Friday Five: Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar GalacticaMy five favorite characters from the original Battlestar Galactica television series:

  1. Starbuck
  2. Apollo
  3. Adama
  4. Boomer
  5. Cassiopeia
Friday Five: After School

Five shows I remember watching at my grandparents’ house every day with my little sister after school while we waited for mom to come home from work:

  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • M*A*S*H
  • Three’s Company
  • Alice
  • Barney Miller
The lines on the road just looked like dots.

According to my Nike Running iPhone app, I’ve logged over 475 miles on my Nike Free 4.0 sneakers, and it’s time for a new pair. I only ever wear them for running, so that’s actually pretty accurate. I have no idea what the average lifespan is for a pair of sneakers, and I suppose Nike […]

Friday Five: Her Stories

TelevisionHere are five of my favorite shows which my wife watches that I would never admit I enjoy:

  1. Project Runway
  2. So You Think You Can Dance
  3. Watch What Happens Live
  4. Dateline
  5. The Bachelor / The Bachelorette
Friday Five: The Cosby Show

The Cosby ShowMy five favorite characters from The Cosby Show:

  1. Heathcliff
  2. Theo
  3. Rudy
  4. Clair
  5. Vanessa

Turkeys Away: An Oral History of the Most Famous Episode of WKRP in Cincinnati

A Pizza Diatribe

Walter White Calls Uncle Buck

Friday Five: Cop Shows


  1. Justified
  2. Miami Vice
  3. Starsky & Hutch
  4. The Mentalist
  5. CSI: Miami
Friday Five: Favorite Legal Dramas


  1. Damages
  2. Law & Order
  3. The Good Wife
  4. Boston Legal
  5. L.A. Law
Friday Five: Favorite SNL Sketches

Saturday Night Live

Bonus / Honorable Mention:

Friday Five: Favorite Private Investigator Shows

Remington Steele

  1. Remington Steele
  2. Spenser: For Hire
  3. Moonlighting
  4. Vega$
  5. Tie: Monk, Magnum, P.I.
Clear Eyes.

“The show will be remembered more as one about a marriage than one about football.” I don’t know how I missed this article at Grantland: An Oral History of Friday Night Lights. It’s great fun for anyone that loved the show. I was thrilled to read that the actor Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor) gave a […]

Pop-Up Video Debate

How hard would it be to produce a VH1 Pop-Up Video version of a presidential debate? How awesome would that be? It wouldn’t have to be real-time; I can’t even imagine how that would be possible. But imagine how epic it would be if instead of Saturday Night Live, for example, NBC simply aired tonight’s […]

Somewhere Across Forever

I managed to hit my new goal of 3500 Nike Fuel points on Sunday, so I feel pretty good about that. (I did the P90X Shoulders & Arms workout in the middle of the afternoon.) After an early dinner at Lakeside Golf Club, my wife and I watched this week’s Saturday Night Live, part three […]


Elmo is the only non-human or puppet ever to testify before the U.S. Congress. At the request and with the assistance of Rep. Duke Cunningham, he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in April 2002, urging support for increased funding in music education.

Tom Bergin’s on Justified

One of the best shows on TV right now is Justified on FX. It stars Timothy Olyphant as the Elmore Leonard character Raylan Givens and it has quite a cult following. If you’re not watching it, you really should be. The show is set in Harlan County, Kentucky, but — like almost everything you watch […]

The Price of Being Connected

Let’s take a look at my current connection costs here in Los Angeles: Service Purpose Approximate Monthly Rate DirecTV HD Satellite TV + 2 HD DVRs $135 AT&T mobile phones + data $235 Verizon land line (for alarm system) $24 Time-Warner Cable Internet $50 So I’m paying almost $450.00/mo to stay “connected”. Eek.