For anyone still mourning the death of Brian on Family Guy from a couple weeks back, it’s time you got a grip on reality. Yes, Brian was arguably the best character on the long-running Seth MacFarlane cash cow, and yes it sucked to see him trampled by a car unexpectedly. But killing off a prime [...]


2 Aug
An unraveling meth dealer meets Percy Bysshe Shelley

In typical esoteric aplomb, Breaking Bad teases its upcoming final (half) season by having Heisenberg read a portion of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s famous poem “Ozymandias”. The poem — which portends the decline and eventual disintegration of all great empires — seems especially fitting for the final eight episodes of creator Vince Gilligan’s epic tale of [...]


8 May
Jim Henson's cult 1980s TV show in poker playing form

If you grew up in the 80s then chances are you watched more than your fair share of Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson’s cult favorite TV show about a group of mythical Muppet-like creatures (which was also produced by HBO). The Spare Room obviously remembers too. Located inside Hollywood’s beloved (and haunted) Roosevelt Hotel, the cocktail [...]


To be honest, I was never a big fan of Masters Of the Universe. The characters were pretty stiff, and about as creative as you would imagine from a boardroom of executives inventing a new line of toys with matching TV show. (I would also put Thundercats in this groupthink advertorial category, although the animation [...]


11 Mar
Louis heads back to TV on April 13, 2013

Interesting that Louis C.K.’s next comedy special will be on HBO, as the last show he did, Live at the Beacon Theater, he produced himself and sold it directly via his own website for $5, which he claims was a way greater financial success. I guess HBO must’ve really laid on the cash thick, like [...]


For children of the 1980s, the arcade holds a unique and holy place in our hearts. Oh how many countless hours I spent at New England Grand Prix (RIP), endlessly pumping quarters into Dragon’s Lair, Spy Hunter, Gauntlet, Super Sprint, Cyberball, Crystal Castles, Smash TV, Punch Out, et al like crackheads in the dark, inhaling [...]


After Joss Whedon’s completely sincere endorsement of Mitt Romney (to spur the Zombie Apocalypse, of course) we have the ever compassionate Mr. Montgomery Burns throwing his hat in to support Romney. The billionaire humanitarian from Springfield offers many reasons why one should vote for good ol’ Mitt, the most marked being that he strapped his [...]


9 Aug
The Rain Dog gets awkward, inspires Heath Ledger's Joker

Tom Waits and Don Lane have really bad screen chemistry. Lane’s sincere admiration and Waits’s well meaning sacrilege clash like Jesus in the Parthenon. Of course neither is a holy deity, but Waits is more 40s screen star gone wrong than ever before, while Lane sort of acts on as Mother Hen, or as Tom [...]

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