Television Branding Thought of the Day

Let’s go ahead and make it official. TLC should change what those initials represent from “The Learning Channel” to “Terrible Life Choices.” They clearly haven’t cared about learning for years… Let’s go ahead and make it official. TLC should change what those initials represent from “The Learning Channel” to “Terrible Life Choices.” They clearly haven’t […]

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Ebooks From TV – My New Side Project

It’s true, I do not need Yet One More Side Project. Regardless, I have one. Talking to Paul Fischer at Balticon a few weeks ago, I was mentioning to him… It’s true, I do not need Yet One More Side Project. Regardless, I have one. Talking to Paul Fischer at Balticon a few weeks ago, […]

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M*A*S*H Crosses the Line

We leave the TV on to the Hallmark Channel for our dog many days, which means that I leave the house to the Golden Girls and generally arrive home to… We leave the TV on to the Hallmark Channel for our dog many days, which means that I leave the house to the Golden Girls […]

Proofread It

While watching the final episode of ER, a television event I would think would be a big deal for advertisers, we saw something amazing. There was a McDonalds commercial about… While watching the final episode of ER, a television event I would think would be a big deal for advertisers, we saw something amazing. There […]

ER Put Out of Its Misery

We’re watching the final episode of ER. We stopped watching the show several years ago and I think we stuck with it a year or two too long. I truly… We’re watching the final episode of ER. We stopped watching the show several years ago and I think we stuck with it a year or […]

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Porcupine Racetrack

Because my brother brought it up in comments on my previous post about funny TV shows, I have to agree that this is my favorite skit from any comedy show… Because my brother brought it up in comments on my previous post about funny TV shows, I have to agree that this is my favorite […]

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Your Favorite TV Comedy

Through Wednesday evening, the Large Hearted Boy blog is holding a contest. You can win The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset, and all you have to do… Through Wednesday evening, the Large Hearted Boy blog is holding a contest. You can win The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset, and […]

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My Relationship with Google Viewed as Burn Notice

For the longest time I’ve been somewhere between nervous and terrified of the growing influence of Google. Any organization that feels the need to tell me that they are not… For the longest time I’ve been somewhere between nervous and terrified of the growing influence of Google. Any organization that feels the need to tell […]

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The Wire on Super Sale

I’ve never seen even a single episode of The Wire even though I know many people say it is the best TV series ever. I was a huge fan of… I’ve never seen even a single episode of The Wire even though I know many people say it is the best TV series ever. I […]

Dollhouse Paper Dolls

I’m weird about Joss Whedon. I loved Serenity/Firefly and I really don’t like Buffy/Angel. I did enjoy Dr Horrible, so if that’s the tie breaker then I’m willing to give… I’m weird about Joss Whedon. I loved Serenity/Firefly and I really don’t like Buffy/Angel. I did enjoy Dr Horrible, so if that’s the tie breaker […]

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An Open Letter to TBS

Below is the text of an email I just fired off to TBS. I stand behind it, so here it is on the blog as well. I’m watching the playoff… Below is the text of an email I just fired off to TBS. I stand behind it, so here it is on the blog as […]

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NBC Olympics Coverage is Unbelievably Bad

[Whoops, I forgot to press publish on this last night. The specifics change but the basics are always the same.] It’s 10 PM and the NBC coverage of the Olympics… [Whoops, I forgot to press publish on this last night. The specifics change but the basics are always the same.] It’s 10 PM and the […]

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Missing News Story

We got all the way to the end of the local news last night before I noticed that a story was missing. There was no coverage of last minute taxes!… We got all the way to the end of the local news last night before I noticed that a story was missing. There was no […]

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The Writer’s Strike and New Media

In my first job out of college as a chemist, I worked in a factory. I was in QC and worked alongside lab technicians that were unionized. A lot of… In my first job out of college as a chemist, I worked in a factory. I was in QC and worked alongside lab technicians that […]

Anthony Bourdain/Harvey Pekar Crossover

Boy, I wish I had found out about Harvey Pekar appearing on Anthony Bourdain’s TV show before it aired, rather than after. It showed last night, and while the Travel… Boy, I wish I had found out about Harvey Pekar appearing on Anthony Bourdain’s TV show before it aired, rather than after. It showed last […]

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Don’t Mess with Defcon

Via JD Lasica comes this story of a reporter who fled Defcon while being chased by a mob. There is a certain ironic and poetic justice aspect to a TV… Via JD Lasica comes this story of a reporter who fled Defcon while being chased by a mob. There is a certain ironic and poetic […]

RIP Tom Snyder

I was sad to hear of the passing of Tom Snyder. I’ve always liked him and in a lot of ways I try to emulate certain of his strengths when… I was sad to hear of the passing of Tom Snyder. I’ve always liked him and in a lot of ways I try to emulate […]

My Last Word on the Sopranos

I’m going to make one more post about the final episode of the Sopranos and then cash out of this discussion forever. A lot of what I’m saying and why… I’m going to make one more post about the final episode of the Sopranos and then cash out of this discussion forever. A lot of […]

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More Thoughts on the Sopranos Ending

This is spoiler laden for the Sopranos final episode, but honestly, at this point can I possibly spoiling anything for anyone? I think the surprises are pretty widely spoiled for… This is spoiler laden for the Sopranos final episode, but honestly, at this point can I possibly spoiling anything for anyone? I think the surprises […]

The End of the Sopranos, Beginning of John

The second the last episode of the Sopranos finished I realized that I’d had this sensation before. It felt just like watching the last Matrix movie, waiting for something to… The second the last episode of the Sopranos finished I realized that I’d had this sensation before. It felt just like watching the last Matrix […]

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