Category Archives: Television


So the boys and I were watching "Blackadder Goes Forth," which is of course set during WWI, and which you should absolutely see if you've not yet had the opportunity. Partial transcript from the episode "Goodbyeeee!": George: All right, so, … Continue reading

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You can’t fight the beast

So we dumped cable over a year ago. Television had an uncomfortable hold on our lives, and we figured we'd save $80 a month, read more books and perhaps watch more quality film of the classic and/or independent & interesting … Continue reading

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I put a spell on you

\Noc`ti*lu"cous\, a. Shining in the night. Also, coincidentally, the word I had to pronounce, spell aloud, then pronounce again to win the weekly Portland Spelling Bee at Mississippi Pizza Pub. We weren’t even planning on going, but Elizabeth invited us … Continue reading

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You don’t even need to understand Spanish. Check out the judges’ responses… do you love it?

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The Hawaii Chair

"If you can sit, you can get fit!" Really, there are no words.

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Ceci n’est pas le Daily Show

Of course, since we no longer have cable, I can’t watch the Daily Show anymore anyway. Except for clips online. For which the writers obv. should not be getting paid. Just ask Sumner Redstone, or John Oliver.

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Non-representative sample

It’s probably a good thing that I’ve never been a Nielsen TV viewer, a political poll-ee or a market research survey subject. Because I would apparently skew the results to the point of unacceptability. I just don’t seem to fit … Continue reading

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