Category Archives: Entertainment

My (possibly) favorite episode of The Simpsons: “I Love Lisa”

If I “had” to choose a favorite episode of The Simpsons, I wouldn’t, because about five would be tied as my favorites. Off the top of my head, I’d choose “I Love Lisa”, “Twenty-Two Short Films About Springfield”, “Lemon of … Continue reading

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Summer miscellany

Typical Redditor: Reads seven Harry Potter books that are about love, friendship, family, innocence, loyalty, cooperation, the triumph of good over evil, the corrupting influence of power, and the good that will come to good-hearted people, and all he can … Continue reading

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Weird Al wrote “Talk Soup” at the request of E! for their show Talk Soup

Holy crap, I never knew this before: Weird Al Yankovic wrote his 1993 song “Talk Soup” at the request of the E! television network to be used on their show Talk Soup. Well, to put it bluntly, they kind of … Continue reading

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Sub rosa

There is a fairly strange episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, from the last season, called “Sub Rosa”, that I only saw for the first time sometime in college, in which Beverly Crusher is basically seduced by this spirit … Continue reading

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In praise of highly serial television shows

When I was in high school, planning to go to college to major in something scientific (it ended up being Genetics), I remember thinking that college English classes and Literature classes didn’t reward writing that (only) got to the point, … Continue reading

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Kristen Bell was Uda Bengt?!

I was shocked and amazed to find out recently that Kristen Bell, best known as Veronica Mars, also played Uda Bengt in Rob Thomas’s other show, Party Down. I had known Kristen Bell played Veronica Mars for several years, from … Continue reading

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Tim Andrews on the lottery

On August 11, 2011 on the Regular Guys show, Tim Andrews struck ad-lib comedy gold yet again in his impersonation of Curtis Washington giving Larry advice on how to win at the Georgia lottery and the Powerball. The sad and … Continue reading

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Tim Andrews impersonates Michael McDonald

Tim Andrews is clearly the best Regular Guy because of his sense of humor, his internet and geek culture savvy, and his voice impersonations. One of my favorites is Michael McDonald. I’m not sure why I like that impersonation so … Continue reading

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Buffy vs. Edward

As someone who recently finished all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix (and am almost finished with Angel), I got a kick out of this mashup of scenes from Buffy mixed with scenes from Twilight. It is … Continue reading

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Sharp 52″ LED-backlit television for $1100

Ah, I love 4th of July weekend. Not necessarily because of anything intrinsic about it, but I loved this one and I loved the one two years ago, so it’s becoming a trend. Today I got up early and ran … Continue reading

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Oh, it’s already been broughten!

I am amazed at how familiar the American public is with my favorite line from Not Another Teen Movie, “Oh, it’s already been broughten!” One of my friends made her Facebook status simply “bring it.” Of course, someone else commented … Continue reading

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December miscellany

My brother told me about the web page Symphony of Science, where its proprietor, John Boswell, mixes the voices of famous scientists (e.g., Carl Sagan, Michio Kaku, Richard Feynman) with an autotuner and puts them over R & B–style music. … Continue reading

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Jimmy Fallon’s brilliant and hilarious impersonation of Neil Young

At some point on this public, personal web page, I suppose I should admit I’m not as big of a Jimmy Fallon detractor as most people. I got annoyed at his giggling and breaking of character on SNL in every … Continue reading

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Super Mario Bros. Frustration

This is a hilarious video of some guy playing a Super Mario Bros. game that was created with a level-designing program by some really sadistic son of a bitch. The hellishly difficult game play is entertaining enough, but the player’s … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Video by Ricardo Autobahn

John’s new favorite video of the month (possibly of the year, after some more contemplation) is this mashup of clips from dozens of TV shows and movies edited into a catchy electro-pop music video.

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“The Silence of the Lambs” in limerick form

From Randall Munroe’s Wikipedia entry I learned he founded the Limerick Database to collect all the funny classics and new limericks that people could submit. It changed my life. I highly recommend reading the 150 top-rated limericks. However, since the … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous

Where did the name Windows 7 come from? I thought maybe it was just a working title until they could come up with something clever to market it as, and then when I kept hearing about it I figured people … Continue reading

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Buying DVDs and Blu-ray discs

Some people, including myself, kind of make fun of me for buying so many DVDs without ever having seen them. I heard they were good, I think I would like them, they were on sale in a weekly ad, and … Continue reading

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Okay, Scribblenauts looks pretty cool

Last night I saw a preview of the Nintendo DS game Scribblenauts on X-Play, and at first I wasn’t sure if I was watching footage of an actual game, or some demo at a convention or in the studio where … Continue reading

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Great mystery movie: “A Perfect Getaway”

Kathy and I saw the mystery movie A Perfect Getaway starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich in the dollar theater today. I wouldn’t call it a “thriller” because it isn’t very action-packed until the end, nothing like the Bourne movies … Continue reading

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