Television

Emergency!

When this post goes live, I’ll likely be waiting in line at the courthouse. I’m scheduled for jury duty. They do this to me once every number of years. This’ll be the fourth time I’ve been “called” to fulfill my “civic duty.” But if I’m impaneled, it’ll only have been the second time I’ll have […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-02-07

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. What Else When the Power Goes Out? I suspect that there may be an unusual number of new birthdays between Halloween and Thanksgiving this year. (Too subtle? Remember that the power went out for a half-hour during the Superbowl? Now try counting the number of months from […]

How I Waste My Time (The last 7 shows I watched on Netflix)

As you may have noticed, I’m slipping on the posts… again. I continue to struggle with the idea that I really want to post regularly, every day, something, just something every day. And I even got caught up one week, to the point that come Monday, I had posts finished and scheduled for every day […]

And Which Part of the Bar Mitzvah Is That?

This morning, I napped while my daughters attended their bat mitzvah lessons. I’ve been exhausted after watching just about every bar-mitzvah themed TV episode ever produced (though some of them at 4x speed, just because the shows themselves were so stupid). Nonetheless, this exercise has revealed to me one important fact: the bar mitzvah is […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-08-23

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. It’s All in the Emphasis My Daughter: No way am I gonna name my son “Jonathan.” Every Jonathan I know is a total asshole, except my dad. Me: What about Jonathan [so-and-so]? He’s not a total asshole– uh, I mean, he’s not a total asshole… At Least […]

The “On the Couch with Frasier” Drinking Game

Frasier evokes strong memories for me. Back in the day, we used to record episodes on VHS. And then I went over to my parents’ and put on Frasier and worked late into the night on their Windows computer—mine ran Linux—practicing designing 3D scenes. My idea was to create a computer game about a haunted […]

This Is Not a Real Blog Post (Ponderings and Plans)

My kids just got back from camp, and while they were gone, I enjoyed myself. (See, all last week, you didn’t even realize, because I hid it so well.) I watched a whole bunch of Netflix! Including episodes of Star Trek and The Dick Van Dyke Show and Get Smart and Roswell. On the evening […]

Stranger in a Strange Land

This past week, the Little One and I watched “First Contact,” the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. Not the Star Trek movie by the same name, but the series episode, which originally aired exactly 21 years ago this past Saturday. Also this past Saturday, we read as part of our Torah Parsha: “Do not […]

Favorite Holiday TV Episodes

Every year around this time, everyone begins talking about Christmas movies that we’ve all seen, some dozens of times. But when NetFlix began highlighting not only Christmas movies but also TV episodes, I began putting together my own list of some of my favorite holiday episodes. (Many of them you can see via NetFlix online […]

The “In Plain Sight” Drinking Game

I wrote earlier this week on Be the Story about how I was getting into In Plain Sight. Unfortunately, if you’re unfamiliar with the show, I can neither confirm nor deny that it even exists. We all know, you know, but we don’t actually know. The location at which this game will occur is also […]