Everybody Wants Something

Over the past few days, my wife has been re-watching her all-time favorite TV show on DVD, thanks to Netflix. Degrassi High. I watched the series with her once years ago (I had bought it for her on VHS tapes in the dark ages before DVD’s were all the rage), and it’s really something else….

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Austin To:Day says I just whipped your ass!

Today is March 16th, or, as it’s more commonly written, 3/16. And Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass. At least that’s the phrase that Stone Cold Steve Austin immortalized at the 1996 King of the Ring pay-per-view on June 23rd in Milwaukee, WI. He had just defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts and won…

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Sloppy Joe, Slop Sloppy Joe

On the nights my wife works, it’s up to me to make dinner for myself and Quinn. One of my go-to meals, mainly because it’s easy to prepare and doesn’t take much time, is Hamburger Helper. There are enough varieties that having it once a week doesn’t really get too old, and it’s just easier…

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MST3K, Joe Estevez, and paper

I used to love Mystery Science Theater 3000 back in the day. It’s been off the air for years, but oddly enough, it’s come up for me twice this week. The first time was on Monday, when I was playing poker at the VFW. For some godforsaken reason, they had Two and a Half Men…

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The Later Host’s Black

Does anybody remember the late night NBC talk show Later? It used be on after Late Night with David Letterman when he was on NBC, in the days before Last Call with Carson Daly. Bob Costas was the first host. Then Greg Kinnear took over after his Talk Soup gig. Then he decided a film…

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After 15 years, ER finally flatlines

Last night, NBC aired the series finale of ER. The past few years, ER has slipped a few slots in my list of favorite shows, but it has always remained in the top 5. I was a sophomore at WPI when the show first premiered, 10pm on Thursday nights (where it remained for its entire…

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Set an open course full of urgency

About ten years ago, South Park brought the song Come Sail Away by Styx to the forefront with Cartman’s apparent problem of not being able to hear the beginning of the song without finishing it. For years, Matt and I would bring this up and/or sing it randomly. Then one day I noticed Matt sang…

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The Spirit of Freaks and Geeks

Watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall this past weekend and How I Met Your Mother on Monday got me to thinking about Jason Segal’s start on Freaks and Geeks, and some of the more classic moments from that show. Awhile back, Matt posted about Nick serenading Lindsey with the Styx classic Lady. Well, one of my favorite…

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Believe it or not, George isn’t at home

This is one of my favorite songspeaks from Seinfeld. It’s George Costanza singing the outgoing message on his answering machine to the tune of the theme song to The Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury. The Greatest American Hero was a short-lived show that ran for 3 seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC starring…

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What do you want to do tonight, Brain?

Bill and I were huge fans of Animaniacs when it was on in the 90’s. True, it was a “kid’s” cartoon and we were both in college at the time, but the brilliant writing had a wide appeal. There were many jokes, gags, and pop culture references that went over the target demographics’ heads and…

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The Matt Who Hated the Man Who Sold the World

There is one purpose for this post, and that’s to get under Matt’s skin. Some of you may remember that in the early 90’s, Nirvana did an edition of MTV Unplugged. It was pretty good. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. Many of the songs from the set became singles and got lots of radio airplay. One…

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Hold me closer, Tony Danza

This misheard lyric comes from an early episode of Friends. Phoebe is talking about the song by Elton John about Tony Danza, and starts singing, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza“. I don’t think anyone had the heart to tell her it was “Hold me closer, tiny dancer“. But I like her version better. The song…

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Jerk Store woulda smoked that guy!

It’s because of exchanges like this: matt: you may have noticed that now you can reply and/or quote on comments jamie: you may have noticed that you can suck right on it matt: you may have noticed that you can stick it in your yeah jamie: you may have noticed that you can stick your…

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