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I'm not really sure...

...what's happening here.

And I certainly never thought I would utter the words "hilarious" and "Bill O'Reilly" in the same breath. But, it seems that Will Ferrel decided to play Meat-Puppet with O'Reilly's body and the results are hilarious indeed:

On that note, Go fuck yourself, San Diego!
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I don't know why, but few things buoy my spirits like re-visiting my unholy love for Frasier.
So petty, so elitist..so hilarious.
Once you DENY the irritating pop-up, a wondrous world opens up to you, featuring many episodes from seasons 1 through 10:


Ah, bliss, thy name is 'streaming.'

And...just because anytime is Trek time:

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The things you learn when you're sick...

Tonight, at 9:00 on CBC they're showing some kind of adaptation of JPod the latest Douglas Coupland novel. Sooooo I don't know whether this is an advertisement or a warning, but...now you know.

So I watched it. It wasn't terrible, but by no means was it good, either.
It was decidedly, 'meh,' which for a Douglas Coupland-backed project is not acceptable. It's very faithful to the plot points of Jpod, le livre, but it lacked the heart. Hmm, no 'heart' isn't the right word, Jpod didn't have a heart, exactly. It had a chewy nuggat-y center. It lacked that.
For one, the actors, are far too normal and optimistic to be the Jpod-ers I came to know and like (ish) in the book. And in my opinion they therefore fail to imbue the series with the appropriate sense of absurdity. Also missing is much of the obsession with consumerism/media that virtually defined the book. Every now and again a scene transition will be accompanied by a product placement of sorts, but for a series that could be truly groundbreaking, or at least interesting to watch from a visual/artistic standpoint, that ain't nearly good enough.
Not to mention, as I complained in the comments, it reeks of CBC.
Overall, I wasn't offended, but I was very disappointed and I wouldn't bother tuning in again, unless I don't have much else to do.

//_watchtower_ product rating: whatever/5
buck-tick: taboo

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I have been known in the past to climb on to soap boxes and scream till I’m frothy that TV is the devil.

And it’s not like I’m taking that all back now..



It’s also really, really addictive. And it’s all* here in varying degrees of quality; from Captain Planet to Mythbusters. Battlestar! Dexter! Coming, literally, out the wazoo. (Sounds painful, doesn't it?)

Missy passed the site on to me last week and I’ve broken free from catching up on all the crap I didn’t know I was missing long enough to post it.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must return to Metalocalypse.

*Um, sadly, some links for shows like Arrested Development and The Simpsons are broken.