Posts tagged “MTV”

Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie

I stopped watching MTV and paying attention to music videos around 1993, so I’m not really current with the state of the art. But I have got to tell you that the video for “Her Morning Elegance” by Oren Lavie is just about the most brilliant one I’ve ever seen. You can see it on

We Got to Install Microwave Ovens

Y‘know what song holds up well? Dire Straits’ Money for Nothing. You realize the song is frickin’ 22 years old? We got to move these refrigerators. We got to move these color TVs.

Casino Royale with Cheese

A week or two ago I linked to a video clip my friend made: Casino Royale with Cheese, a seriously funny film about how James Bond would handle being paired with a really annoying partner. It’s a great little piece of web satire that’s now been nominated at the MTV Movie Awards! Go vote for

The Real World – Boston

The Real World – Boston This show sounds fascinating. Maybe I’ll actually start watching it. Read the sneak preview!

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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