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Updated: 2008-03-14T06:14:13-04:00

 



Sir Ian McKellen in 'Extras': Acting Secrets of One of the World's Greatest!

2008-03-14T06:14:13-04:00

This is one of the best scenes, bar none, from Extras. It's Ricky Gervais (as Andy Millman) and Sir Ian McKellern as himself! Learn the secrets of the great Sir Ian McKellen's greatness! Hear him...

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The Mean Kitty Song: "Hey, Little Sparta"

2008-02-11T20:43:56-05:00

This is a work of sheer genius: Be sure to check out the lyrics. The author, Mr. Safety, says: If you have a cat, I'm sure you can relate, lol. I originally wrote the song because I didn't want to...

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Best Music Video Ever: I Feeeeeel 'Lucas with the Lid Off" (Directed by Michel Gondry)

2008-02-11T20:36:10-05:00

I probably haven't mentioned several thousand times, but I am not a fan of music videos---I mean the contrived sort you see on video stations-- in general. In general, as I've said, they tend more...

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The Office | Recaps for All Seasons

2008-02-11T20:00:42-05:00

I had fun recapping some of last season's episodes, but then I also got bored. It's harder than it looks, man. I mean it's harder if you care about accuracy, detail, and incorporating your own...

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Savin All My Love for You: Fats Waller

2008-01-31T20:25:00-05:00

Fats Waller, one of my husband's heroes, just before he died (1943) at the age of 39. He died of pneumonia on a train. Fats Waller plus a lovely singer named Myra Johnson in a mock catfight; what...

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Remembering Enigma

2008-01-29T20:20:00-05:00

No, this isn't the title of an avant-garde film or an HBO Series about the mysterious love child of two rival politiicans, now even more mysteriously translated into a higher state of being and...

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Iconic Carmens: A Study in Variations on a Theme

2008-01-29T16:06:40-05:00

[CROSS-POSTED FROM THE FLATLAND CHRONICLES] I'm not comparing the technical proficiency of these singers and do not intend to comment. Everyone has an iconic Carmen. These are some different...

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Random Link O' the Day: FilterMusic.com (Internet Radio)

2008-01-29T16:04:15-05:00

I know there are a lot of music resources out there, but this site's really good....See it now. I like listening to jazz as background when I work and this is a great selection....

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A Tribute to the Memphis Jug Band. You Heard Me: 'Jug Band'

2008-01-28T20:11:00-05:00

Man, I love the Memphis Jug Band. And thanks to the wondrous Yazoo Records I was able to buy a recording of their music. One of my friends who claims to be able to do "past lives" readings says I...

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The Death of Superman: "Hollywoodland" (Not Super, But Still Pretty Good)

2008-01-27T03:59:22-05:00

Posted by Nicholas We never got the 1950s Superman TV series in England, so I never saw it, but I do remember a childhood friend (American) talking about it and telling me that the actor who played...

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Cavelleria Rusticana: Opera a Even Teen Could Love

2008-01-25T20:07:00-05:00

I was fortunate enough to find my favorite version of "The Siciliano" from Macagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" on YouTube (below). Maybe because the first version I ever heard featured Franco Corelli,...

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'The HMS Yakko'

2008-01-21T10:12:01-05:00

The Animaniacs perform some of Gilbert & Sullivan's Greatest Hits; a new generation learns an updated version of "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" (which Aaron Sorkin subsequenty...

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Dame Tiri Ke Kanawa Sings Mozart

2008-01-21T10:06:35-05:00

In my younger days, I studied music and specifically capital-V Voice. Yes, my friends, at the age of 15, while other girls dreamed of being rock stars (not too many credible women back in those days...

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James Nesbitt in Murphy's Law

2008-01-18T00:50:11-05:00

The Jekyll thing was exciting in that sick adrenaline-fueled way that leaves you feeling exhausted and a bit in need of a good brain bleaching afterward, but my real James Nesbitt love is reserved...

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"Oh Lady" (Why You Need to Buy The Animaniacs Boxed Set Even Though You're a Grown-Up)

2008-01-11T01:17:19-05:00

CROSS-POSTED FROM THE FLATLAND CHRONICLES. I have said before how I love The Animaniacs (here and here, in fact). Spielberg, is of course, a genius. And speaking of geniuses, here is one of my...

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English Comedy You Can Rent from Netflix! Plus a Word About the Late, Great Douglas Adams

2008-01-08T16:07:24-05:00

(CROSS-POSTED TO ANGLO-SAXON ATTITUDES) In England, Harry Enfield----tragically, you may know him only as the voice of the Travelocity Gnome--- had a hit comedy show (described in more detail here)...

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Amazing, Physics-Defying Dance

2008-01-06T19:47:08-05:00

The availability of this clip demonstrates the ways in which YouTube is a boon to humankind, never mind the ways in which it is sometimes the opposite. This is the art of the (jazz) dancers as it's...

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Big Crock o' Rock: Potes on MTV's "Rock of Love"

2008-01-03T18:28:05-05:00

Television without Pity watches crap television so I don't have to and writes up the episodes so I can ridicule it without having (in the time honored favorite metaphor of its forum posters, "scrub...

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The Last Hangman: A Good, but Grim, Film

2008-01-02T19:00:27-05:00

CROSS-POSTED AT ANGLO-SAXON ATTITUDES | If you're not in need of light-hearted fun or something upbeat to take your mind off this, that, or the other, I would strongly recommend this film: the...

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Another Reason Why You (yes, you) Need BBC America: Life on Mars

2008-01-02T00:28:55-05:00

Life on Mars is currently my favorite show. In a nutshell (this is the IMDb quick plot outline): "After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in...

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Gordon Ramsay + Jonathan Ross = AWESOME

2008-01-01T00:10:39-05:00

Only people who get BBC America would have seen this and then only if they knew how awesome a program about cars can be if Jonathan Ross is the "presenter." Ramsay was actually rather gentle and...

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3 Songs that Cut Like a Knife & Eddie Vedder's "Into the Wild"

2007-12-30T14:49:21-05:00

I cross-posted these entries on different days in my "Chronicles" because the text is really more about me subjectively than about these songs objectively. I can't even explain why the first one I...

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Still Here, Still Working Full-Time on the Political Blog

2007-12-03T09:57:36-05:00

I really DO intend to begin blogging about my own life again. But getting Buck Naked Politics up and running (and with a 200+ technorati ranking) and still working full-time has absorbed all my...

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NBC's "The Office:" "The Job." Season Finale....Quickcap and impressions.

2007-05-18T13:02:08-04:00

[SPOILERS] Let me be honest: I've fallen so far behind in my recapping of this season's The Office that I might as well have given it up altogether, except that there is a part of me determined to...

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The Sopranos ("Chasing It"; aired on HBO 29 April 2007)---Fathers and Sons.

2007-05-01T01:20:17-04:00

I've already shared my thoughts about the final season of The Sopranos [The Sopranos---The Final Season. Into the Western Lands.] After last night's puzzling episode, I thought I'd add a postscript....

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