Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

YOU MIGHT WANT US TO LEAVE, BUT DO YOU WANT GREGG JEFFERIES OF THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, MARK GRUDZIELANEK AND RONDELL WHITE OF THE MONTREAL EXPOS TO GO?  Splitsider lists 40 not-quite-iconic-but-still-beloved-by-them SNL sketches, some of which (James Brown's Hot Tub Party; Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute) plainly are iconic, or should be (Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Laughs).  Many video links.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE HIM A MOMENT, SON. DEWEY COX NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT HIS ENTIRE LIFE BEFORE HE RELEASES THE NEXT APPLE PRODUCT:  I don't think I've ever had a movie experience like Steve Jobs before, insofar as I both admired Aaron Sorkin's three-act structure and couldn't help but wonder how someone could attempt that unironically in a post-Walk Hard universe.

The movie itself? Great performance by Fassbinder, but to what end?  [Spoiler alert: Jobs is a brilliant jerk and, because Sorkin, there are daddy issues.]  What it made me want to do is find a really good history of Apple to read: is it the Isaacson bio, because want I want is something focused on the company and the products.
SIDEBURNS, AND THE LESS-BIG MAN:  Springsteen fans will delight in this 1980 performance of "Ramrod," from an upcoming holiday package of The River with all sorts of bonus material.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NZT GAVE HIM THE BRILLIANT IDEA OF LICKING HIS PALMS:  I haven't yet watched, but apparently CBS procedural Limitless did an extended Ferris Bueller homage last night.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I'M SO EXCITED!  I'M SO EXCITED!  I'M SO...SCARED!  Today is the 25th Anniversary of "Jessie's Song," everyone's favorite episode of Saved By The Bell.
SEVEN WORDS YOU CAN'T REGISTER AS TRADEMARKS:  The effort by the Washington, D.C. professional football team to protect its name has led to a legal brief that's questionably SFW.

Monday, November 2, 2015

I CAME TO WORK, WHILE WEARING A MASK, SURROUNDING BY CHILDREN IN A GHOST TOWN, OR A PIRATE SHIP:  AVClub inventories 24 failed reality tv competitions, many of which we covered here back in the day.