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A Game Of Thrones

Posted in TV with tags , , , on June 15, 2010 by oldmandub

I’ll be writing about this a lot. HBO has finally released a real teaser for their upcoming series A Game Of Thrones which is book one of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song Of Ice and Fire. Here’s the teaser.

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Summer Sarah

Posted in TV, Uncategorized on June 11, 2010 by oldmandub

Sarah from Iowa saw the thing I did for Chic Domestic and felt she had 1 or 2 cents to put to it.

10. burritos
one time my best friend attempted to have sex with a burrito. he was horny and curious, and really likes burritos. he couldn’t get off because, according to him, he felt too silly about it. i immediately asked if he ate the burrito thereafter. he replied with, “um, duh”.
9. sanford and son
something about a curmugeony old racist mostly black man makes me want to sit outside and drink iced tea. with whiskey in it. i can’t take my tv outside, though. it sucks.
8. the idea of going fishing
even if i don’t eat fish, or know anyone who has a boat, or would ever so much as touch anything that came out of the crotch-rot-smelling bodies of waters in iowa, i still like the idea of fishing.
7. not exercising
you know shit is getting lame right about when you first hear someone use the term “bikini season”. and i mean they say it outloud, it isn’t just when you see it on the cover of some shitty tabloid magazine while you are at the drugstore buying beer. it makes you want to get fat.
6. bugs in your face
bugs in your face suck, but it’s funny to watch your friends get really upset about it.
5. kiddie pools
i don’t like kids, and i really don’t want them in any pool i may go into, but i like kiddie pools. i asked my boss if we could use company money to buy one. i would hang out in it all day giving out samples of pizza. you know that would sell a lot of pizza.
4. smelling bad
i probably always smell a little less good than the average woman, but it is more forgivable this time of year.
3. the ice cream truck
i don’t ever buy shit from the ice cream truck, and i haven’t since i was probably the age desired of the common molester, but i still get nostalgic when i hear that creepy fucking sound of ice cream truck music. and really, we have invented iPhones but still use the same ice cream truck music technology? how? i love it.
2. chicks wearing less clothing
this is one of those examples of something that is rad when you live in san francisco (where i used to) and less rad when you live in iowa (where i do now). trust me.
1. people who set themselves on fire grilling
this will probably happen to my dad now, because i just typed it and am also a horrible person. anyway, WOOOOOOOOO summer!
churchburning has gone offline.

The Man, The Myth

Posted in comedy, genius, TV with tags , , , , , , on July 22, 2009 by oldmandub

I’ve been saying for years now that I think Conan O’Brien is the smartest and funniest person in the world. Not only is he responsible for some of my favorite of The Simpsons episodes (he presented his idea for the monorail ep his third day on the job) but, his ability to come up with belly crunching hilarious reactions off the top of his head to persons he interviews has always been an indication to me that there is astounding genius inside of that heaving orange dome. Conan recently took over The Tonight Show and I’ve been watching it religiously on Hulu.com. Last night I was dicking around on youtube and found a recent Inside The Actors Studio that Conan appeared on and it’s amazing. He talks about his youth, his time at Harvard, then SNL and The Simpsons, and his love for the artistry of improvisation, as well as the seriousness and science of comedy itself. I learned a lot and I was inspired by his acute vision of purpose he had from the beginning. The dude actually went around Harvard tagging little doodles of himself and when asked why he explained that it was a calling card for his show and designer jeans that he was going to have one day (the jeans are set to debut in 2010).

You can watch the entire (sorta) ep on youtube, but here’s a short clip of a prank he pulled while at Harvard. It totally rips.

Ed Mcmahon has died

Posted in celebrities, death, TV with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2009 by oldmandub

I guess, for those of you who don’t know, Ed Mcmahon was Johnny Carson’s sidekick when Carson did the Tonight Show which was then taken over by Jay “The Chin” Leno, and now conquered and made funny by Conan O’Brien. He also did the publisher’s clearing house thing where he showed up at people’s houses with big checks and said, “you get money. It’s free.” Those commercials were on a lot when I was too young to own a house but just about the right age to watch TV in one.

I probably shouldn’t say this on here, but someone I know knows a guy who represented an insurance company who had a policy with someone rich like Hugh Heffner, who was being sued by Mcmahon for having some steps in front of his house. Mcmahon tripped on said steps [that’s legalize for the steps in front Hugh Heffner’s house] and broke his neck. This was a few months ago. He sued for like 2 million dollars cuz that’s what he said he could make if he didn’t have a broken neck. The dude that the dude I know knows that represented the insurance company’s job was to say, “yeah, right.”