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Monday, February 6, 2012


Television isn’t glamorous, but most of us spend at least some time watching it. Recently (around the new year) I got a promotion from Comcast/Xfinity or whatever they are called, which came with some free Showtime and HBO, for a limit time (6 months/1 year respectively, I believe). With the addition of Showtime, we’ve started watching the show Homeland, which they are replaying. We’re 4 or so episodes in now, and I don’t really see how the show can keep going, but I hear that things change and it continues to be good, and that Angela ChaseClaire Danes really deserved that award or whatever she got for it.

The other thing I’ve been watching is a lot of Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspections on HGTV and DIY. This is a Canadian show where Mike Holmes, a general contractor in Toronto, rips people’s homes apart to fix various problems. He probably goes overboard sometimes, but it’s interesting to see how a lot of the things are done, and to compare how careful they are about running pipes on the ‘warm side’ of walls up there, whereas half of my pipes our OUTSIDE OF MY HOUSE!

What else should I be watching?

posted by neil at 1:41 pm
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Levar Burton and Childish Gambino

This week’s community, while no epic Dungeons and Dragons episode (oh yeah, RE a previous entry, Freaks and Geeks also had a D&D episode, although no cast member dressed as a Drow in it :(), featured everyone’s favorite blind engineer/book reader – Levar Burton.

And also on the subject of community, it turns out that Donald Glover (Troy) has an alter ego, the rapper Childish Gambino. Please use headphones to listen at work:

posted by neil at 11:38 pm
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Freaks and Geeks

Mackenzie and I have been watching the tv show “Freaks and Geeks” (1999-2000) on DVD via Netflix lately. I never saw the show in the first run, but when they reran it soon after I started watching, and enjoyed it a lot. The show has held up well over the past 10 years, and while it’s sad that it was cancelled so quickly, the good news is that it never got a chance to get less than awesome.

There are so many awesome guest stars on the show – Rashida Jones, Shia Labeouf, Jason Schwartzman – so many people that would later get much more notoriety. And of course, the Jason Siegel, Seth Rogan and James Franco all had their first appearances in this show.

If you’ve not had a chance to see the show, I recommend giving it a watch.

posted by neil at 11:08 pm
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