Posts Tagged ‘tv’

ABC News goes for the hard issues

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

ABC News has an unintentionally hilarious piece running right now about the growing cult popularity of Yo Gabba Gabba! The headline and subhead: “Nickelodeon Cartoon Draws Unusual Fans: Some College Kids Say They Get High Before Watching “Yo Gabba Gabba!” Even better is the SEO-friendly title tag on the article: ABC News: Nickelodeon Show for Kids or Stoners?

Unfortunately the article contains no mention of The Soup, Joel McHale, or Nathaniel who likes to dance.

Bullets over Blake

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Two months ago, I bought a Magic Bullet blender after being mesmerized by the infomercial. I’m a shameless consumer, albeit a self-aware one, so I blame my girlfriend for going away that weekend, somehow causing me to wake up at 6am on a Saturday morning and leaving me defenseless in watching Bullet-produced beverages tantalize my tastebuds. But I digress.

The Magic Bullet is the best blender ever. I like it the way Apple fanboys like their iPods. I like it the way Star Fans fanatics like their Boba Fett. I like it the way hipsters like their Casios. And I don’t even know how to use the juicer yet.

Now there’s a cordless version. Why is this better? I have no idea. But I’m a fan. And if I wake up too early this weekend, I might soon own another blender with a detachable power base. Natch.

flex announcers

Friday, March 28th, 2008

You know how the NFL has those flex games in the schedule to ensure that the Sunday night game late in the season is always the best matchup of the week? The same should be done for Gus Johnson. Gus Johnson is the best announcer in sports, and just about every blogger, columnist, and blogger-slash-columnist whose work I care about agrees with me. Unlike the expected blandness that we get from most announcers, Gus Johnson’s genuine enthusiasm is a joy to hear.

Thankfully, Gus is covering the Davidson game tonight, and by the looks of it the Wildcats are going to win, meaning that we’re getting a full dose of Gus Johnson Excited Voice. But for future Tourney games, why not book him on whatever the biggest game is of the night, and if that game turns out to be a dud, make him watch the better game on satellite and have him scream while calling the feed? Texas-Stanford getting close? Call in Gus Johnson!

He can even do spot duty. When Western Kentucky pulled close to UCLA in the second half last night, Gus could have been there. When UCLA finally put the game away, return to the regular announcers. Or just keep Gus. He’s better anyway.

Absurd? Yes. Awesome? Kinda.

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