Posts tagged “HBO”


If you’re not watching HBO’s The Life & Times of Tim, you are missing the funniest show on TV right now. It’s a combination of Family Guy and Seinfeld, with a bit of The Office added to make it uncomfortable. And like The Royal Tenenbaums you need to pay attention to all the details that

Bada Bing

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Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

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Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under (Main Theme) – Thomas Newman


George Carlin is one of my favorite comedians. Saturday night he’ll be live on HBO. Like most everything else in the world, it won’t be live for me in LA. Tape-delayed, baby. Get used to it. With luck I’ll catch the show after the Gator game. I found this quote over at and just

Hard Knocks

Last night at eleven I caught the first episode of Hard Knocks on HBO. Now this is a reality tv show that a guy can love. I’m not a fan of the Ravens at all, but it was fascinating to watch an NFL team prepare for the beginning of training camp. (Tony Siragusa was deliciously

‘Round Here

Long night last night. I had one of those dreams that is so engrossing and active that you wake feeling as if you just finished something and are ready to go to bed. I managed to pop into #blogIRC for a few minutes for the first time in many, many months. Caught the end of

Bada Bing Sopranos

James Gandolfini, on the family: “When you meet people, you don’t know if they’re Mafia or not – they’re just gentlemen who dress nice.” Buy Sopranos stuff: HBO store – official site – fan site link via haha – no, serious

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