Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I have made two decisions

1. I actually kinda enjoy "Deal Or No Deal" after all.
2. Dane Cook has never been funny in his life.

Monday, October 30, 2006

The guy who did the dance in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" --that guy-- had a name

And what a name.

Hidden comedy gem

The Onion's collected weekend magazine covers.

On sports and sportswriting

No matter how firmly Malcolm Gladwell is attached to his nuts, there is no doubt that Bill Simmons has generally lost his fastball and become something of a d-bag in the process. But every once in a while, you're reminded how good he can be when he gets over himself a bit and lays his not-that-brilliant-or-original gimmickry down and writes. This is a stirring example.

Where do I get my sports entertainment these days? Largely here, and increasingly here, and sometimes here.. You should also check out my man Brian Hughes' Fantasy Column, which I think has really hit its stride of late.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Please don't.

NBC, if you cancel Studio 60 so early, I will punch Dick Eberson or whoever's there in the balls.

Kenny Rogers: The lone bright side to the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals

Some guy with a camera is laughing.

Another awesome thing about YouTube

Dear AdCritic.com,

You used to taunt me with your premium service that I could not afford.

Now, of course, it is worthless.

Suck on it.


Friday, October 27, 2006

Does anyone remember the "Oops" segment on Square One TV?

The Peking University Crew team was set to begin its Head of the Charles race. But just before the start, they made a tiny mathematical error. (Arithmetic ensues)

Because of that tiny mistake, just look what happened:

"Oops" is brought to you by erasers. Don't make a mistake without one.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

mb recommends

* Sesame Street Old School. A DVD I've waited for for years. Please buy it, so that they will make more (and perhaps soon get going on Square One.

* This neat article about how we know Kenny Rogers cheats, and why it happened when it did, and this tremendous, if dated, guide to the standard pitches in baseball.

* The Complete Twilight Zone on DVD. All 150+ episodes of perhaps the greatest television series ever made.

* This. Immature, yet delightful.

* The best chicken tikka masala in New York.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

I'll tell you something...

The Audrey Hepburn Gap commercials? And the animated ads for Charles Schwab?

Hate 'em both. Utterly inane.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

On Columbus Day, I am clever

Had Columbus been right about sailing to the Indies, the following clip would've served as a post for Columbus Day, Halloween AND Thanksgiving.