Category Archives: TV

David Simon on America as a Horror Show

If I dig myself out anytime soon I have a pretty fun web project centered around David Simon’s brilliant television series The Wire that I want to run sometime this year. In the meantime, here’s a 26-minute video featuring David … Continue reading

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Levi’s Fifth Pocket Commercial

This has to be my favorite commercial of the 1990s.

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Shrinky Dinks

Shrinky Dinks came up in conversation last night and I just couldn’t resist posting this 1985 commercial. With a tagline like “Your shrinky dinks shrink right down to size” you know they’re gonna be small and hard! And for the … Continue reading

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A Serling Vision of Faith

I was catching up on my RSS feeds last night when I came across this gem from Rod Serling via John Kenneth Muir—who is one hell of a b-culture blogger. I think the destiny of all men is not to sit … Continue reading

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Freaks and Geeks: Discos and Dragons

I happened to stumble across Freaks and Geeks for the first time in more than eight years the other night, and I immediately was reminded of how sad I was this series got cut after one season. Such a cool … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: The Village map

I love that I’ve consistently been able to find and download a map of The Village from the 1960s TV series The Prisoner since 1995.

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“In accordance with university policy…”

Continuing on my Treme theme, there is another rant by Creighton Bernette inspired by a memo from Tulane University announcing the cutting of the Computer Science department as well as various Engineering departments. What follows is a great rant on … Continue reading

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Thinking about Treme or: Creighton Bernette’s YouTube Rant

So, I have been religiously watching the first four episodes of Treme. I’m a bit conflicted about the series overall so far. There is a lot to like so far, but also a lot that leaves me kinda wondering why … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 1967, Episode 28: “Cold Storage”

Spider-Man’s latest caper takes the wall crawler far away from the familiar skyscrapers of New York City and into a dark realm of horrible monsters and menacing overlords. After picking up a disturbing distress call through his “Spider-sense” Spider-Man eagerly … Continue reading

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Spider-Man 1967, Episode 27: “Spiderman Battles The Molemen”

Quick note to anyone who has been following the simple re-publishing of the 1967 Spider-Man series on this blog, right around episode 21, which is the beginning of Season 2, there is an entirely new look and feel to the … Continue reading

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