I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

March 14th, 2014 @ 7:13 am
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

October 11th, 2013 @ 4:09 am
Friday Five: Cop Shows

Justified

  1. Justified
  2. Miami Vice
  3. Starsky & Hutch
  4. The Mentalist
  5. CSI: Miami
August 30th, 2013 @ 7:52 am
Friday Five: Favorite Legal Dramas

Damages

  1. Damages
  2. Law & Order
  3. The Good Wife
  4. Boston Legal
  5. L.A. Law
May 31st, 2013 @ 5:37 am
Friday Five: Favorite SNL Sketches

Saturday Night Live

Bonus / Honorable Mention:

May 24th, 2013 @ 9:38 am
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.
November 23rd, 2012 @ 9:27 am
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 […]

October 16th, 2012 @ 10:45 pm
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 […]

October 15th, 2012 @ 7:41 am
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 […]

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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.

March 27th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm
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 […]

March 15th, 2012 @ 6:25 am
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.

May 25th, 2011 @ 6:57 am
Our DVR Schedule

The DirecTV HD DVR in the master bedroom suffered some wacky hard drive failure a few weeks ago so we had to have it replaced. Before the guy came to swap it for a new one, I used my iPhone to photograph our scheduled program priority list so I’d be able to rebuild it on […]

August 19th, 2010 @ 5:03 am
The Return of Wile E. Coyote, Genius

Oh, man! I don’t know how I am just now getting news that Warner Brothers is releasing new Looney Tunes cartoons. I freaking love Wile E. Coyote. I remember screaming at the television, “NO! NO! NO! That’s NOT GOING TO WORK!” I remember holding my head in my hands when that son of a bitch […]

July 9th, 2010 @ 5:47 am
Friday Five: Lessons from Dateline
  1. When in doubt, assume it was the husband. (Second place: The wife.)
  2. If the crime is particularly odd, deranged, strange, or otherwise unusual, assume it occurred in Florida.
  3. It is always a bad idea to join a cult.
  4. If he’s seen one prostitute, he’s likely seen many prostitutes.
  5. Most forms of murder generate a tremendous amount of blood, which can just about never be completely erased from a crime scene.
June 18th, 2010 @ 8:24 am
Friday Five: Simpsons Characters
  1. Homer Simpson
  2. Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns
  3. Ned Flanders
  4. Mayor Quimby
  5. Ralph Wiggum
May 12th, 2010 @ 7:54 am
Raylan Givens

My favorite show on television right now is the FX original series Justified. It stars Timothy Olyphant as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the coolest quick-draw law enforcement officer since The Lone Ranger. Not many guys can pull off wearing a cowboy hat in 2010, but Olyphant’s character is simply too bad-ass to categorize. And […]

April 30th, 2010 @ 4:24 am
Friday Five: Abandoned Television

Television shows which I enjoyed tremendously at one point in my life but now no longer (or at least very rarely) watch:

  1. M*A*S*H
  2. Trading Spaces
  3. The Andy Griffith Show
  4. Barney Miller
  5. Law & Order