...and there's nothing on? Say it ain't so!
Here we go, boys and girls. Not sure how this is going to work, but it ain't going to work by me creating topics for everyone's favorite show. (Just thought I should say that up front!) I'm currently getting hooked by John from Cincinnati. I actually bought HBO last night in time to watch the re-run of Ep3, so now that I'm paying for it,dammit, I'm going to watch it. That's the only time my TV is on, though. Just can't bring myself to sit in front of the box and be 'entertained'.
Still my favorite faux news program. Did anyone see the guy who pushed (through the Freedom of Information Act) to get the CIA "Family Jewles" released. How many main stream news shows even gave the story more than a moment air time? I don't care what coolwhipdude said, it's a BETTER news show than most. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
...thanks Izzy for the new forum. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
and I like the Daily Show too. I guess if I'm going to watch TV at all, I should add that to the list. I haven't seen Daily Show alot, but what I've seen has been incredibly good.
I like The Daily Show as well (learn how to spell Golden Road you hack) but the writing has gone a bit down hill after Steven left and started his own (and better) show. No slouch as far as guests on that show either. My recent favorite was author Daniel Pinchbeck. And those bears, we have to get them under control. Where's Homeland Security when you need them? The Dude Abides!
one of the funniest shows ever made, I dream of Jeanie. that Roger Healy was a real card. it was a total stoner, stumble-bum, SITUATION comedy... poor old Dr. Bellows; he must have thought someone dosed him.
I Dream of Jeanie. Oh yeah, we did "Dream of Jeanie", sometimes several times a day (before sindication, seedless pot and Viagra, too - wink ;) "Do you like sex, Mr. Lebowski?" "I was talking about my rug...."
The Pinchbeck interview was good. GRTUD probably liked the special effects Steven used prior to him introducing his guest (Steven really introduces his self in a faux stab at the prime time pundits, if you haven't seen the show - actually funny) that reminded him of his good times before becoming "a family man".If you really want to see a great interview, casting a net across the dark waters of our times, check out Jon Stewart's interview with Philip Zimbardo, author of "The Lucifer Effect" and conductor of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971. My only complaint of the show, in these situatinns, with these type guests, is they should shelve all the stupid kid stuff (phoney interviews and commentary) and make the interview longer than 6 - 8 mins. I understand that they can attract political heavyweights by sticking to this format but someone like Zimbardo deserved the entire half hour because he knows what causes situations like many of the political fiascos in progress now. That said, I did some follow up and have found his web site to be very informative. http://www.lucifereffect.com "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
yeah... cartoons... some o' my faves (some no longer in syndication...)- 1) space ghost coast to coast 2) pink panther 3) fairly oddparents 4) h.r. pufnstuf 5) jonny quest 6) road runner 7) adult swim 8) the banana splits 9) the beatles 10) the simpsons
Although I like most every show listed above (and would have listed them myself, had the hackster not used the Vulcan "Mind Melt" and divulged this information first) I would like to include South Park. The Dude Abides!
Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, original Transformers, The Smurfs, G.I. Joe, Voltron
red sox baseball, any of the C.S.I.'s, NCIS, Law and Order CI, Futurama, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, there is some cartoon on adult swim with a little kid who tortures his parents, it is histerical but i can't think of the name...
Don't be fooled by the name. Funny shit! There's some twisted minds creating this one.
Are you kind? Good to hear u cats at least watch some mostly decent stuff. TV has so much power over what people think. Seems most of what's on is just mind numbing or downright brainwashing. Still, the odd nugget slips through. Sometimes I succumb to watching rubbish but I find I do a lot more in living my own live when I keep the boob tube off. Who needs tv anymore now that we have YOUTUBE anyway?!!! I love the way u can CHOOSE from almost anything u can imagine and find something relevant on utube! Peace Cats, Jody
them's ALL good... also one of my faves- "the powerpuff girls"... i also have to add some classic non-toons- --monty python --SNL (the original, classic, cast) --3 stooges --little rascals/our gang --mod squad --johnny carson --the monkees --anybody remember a TV movie (late 70's) called "the death of richie" with robby benson as the druggie child of ben gazarra...? the kid ends up getting killed in the end by his father, i guess it was supposed to be an "anti" drug film... but to me, as a young teen, it made drugs look sooo cool...?
1. The Twilight Zone, both 60's original and 80's with soundtrack by Merl Saunders and the Dead.2. Monty Python 3. Second City 4. Saturday Night Live - Original Cast 5. The Simpsons 6 Twin Peaks Don't watch much anymore, so many books to read. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
forgot about monty python...comedy central used to show it at 4.00pm and i would make a point of trying to catch it...twin peaks was great, except for the ending, where is david lynch today...forgot about...X-files Seinfeld wish they'd put Kolchak the Night Stalker on somewhere
This is my TV viewing Scooby Doo (original 69-77) The Flintstones The Jetsons The Simpsons GI Joe He-Man ThunderCats SilverHawks Go-Bots Voltron Bugs and Daffy Three's Company Full House Spongebob Squarepants Andy Griffith Sanford and Son Cops Reno 911 Squidbilles Mission Hill Futurama King of the Hill Married with Children Saved by the Bell Mamas Family That 70's Show Johnny Bravo Home Movies Aqua Teen Metalocalypse Moral Orel Saul and the Mole Men Murphy Brown Hawaii 5-0 Get Smart South Park Monty Python Doctor Who (Only Doctors 1-5) The Munsters The Adams Family Seinfeld And the following sports- Mixed Martial Arts College Football NFL MLB College Basketball NBA Rugby Soccer Dead to the Core www.myspace.com/bongwizard
OK, for the youngins, Law and Order is great. going back a bit, I always liked cop shows, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, Barney Miller was funny as shit. but the toughest cop, Kojak! who loves you baby? "What's the point of calling shots, this cue ain't straight in line Cue balls made of styrofoam and no-one's got the time"
No Grey's Anatomy fans? I like both of those. Also the Law & Orders, the various Star Treks (think Deep Space Nine was the best by light years, though the others sure had their moments...), and, let us never forget... JEOPARDY!
Who could ever forget Chuck Barris in his apparently altered state. At least they were all stoned and were there just for a good laugh (me too!). There's a new show now called America's Got Talent thats similiar, but far worse. This ones got a pompous Brit, a girl who thinks everything is FANTASTIC (even if it sucks), and some guy who you have no clue why he's there in the first place. This line up sounds farmiliar......hmmm.
How about dislikes...I hate all the serialized formats that shows seem to follow, who has time for that? Gimme a show that is different every week where you can tune in and not have to have seen the 30 previous episodes to know what is going on! The 60's/70's reruns rule!
both shows were great, but I think Kojak would kick Steve McGarret's ass in a fight. "What's the point of calling shots, this cue ain't straight in line Cue balls made of styrofoam and no-one's got the time"
marye said: and, let us never forget...JEOPARDY! So in that light: The Wheel of Fortune? The Price is Right? Oh, and how 'bout those Japanese game shows on cable? I think one is called Takeshi's Castle. It has some obstacle course stuff that's a real hoot. Reminds me of a SNL skit that Farley and Meyers did together some time ago. The Dude Abides!
kojak vs. 5-o sure, kojak may've been tougher, but in terms of back up steve had danno and chin, kojak just had that curly haired detective....
Hackster, You and I must have been watching the same channels. I'm from South Jersey, so we had all Philly and NY channels...I remember the following: Captain Noah The Gene London Show Pixie Ann (the chick on the mushroom) The Banana Splits The Arabian Knights (size of a rat!!) The Bugaloos Sigmond the Seamonster Magilla Gorilla, Wally Gator, Squidly Didley, Top Cat, Snaggle Pus...etc.... The Little Rascal ( my fave episode, when they got he 'epidemic') The Three Stooges (my dad loved it and it pissed my mom off...LOL) The Monkees (fave character besides Davey was the dummy in the chair) The Brady Bunch Speed Racer!!! I guess I could go on and on. I dont get to watch much TV now. Between my old man and my son, the remote is untouchable :) Although, I did watch this season of the Soprano's.
....of the Wacky Racers!!! It may have been part of another cartoon varitey hour show, I can't remeber but I really miss that one. Penelope Pitstop and company were funny. The Dude Abides!
blackpeter Posted: July 7, 2007 - 2:45am kojak vs. 5-o sure, kojak kojak vs. 5-o sure, kojak may've been tougher, but in terms of back up steve had danno and chin, kojak just had that curly haired detective.... this is so fucking funny, I was actually thinking the EXACT same thing when I first wrote about Kojac v. McGarret. Telly Savallas' real life brother played the fat curly haired Detective, and he was a pussy. Danno would take him out with one bitch slap. Chin was a cool cat, but Kojak did have Crocker, who was tough, as well as Rizzo, and Saperstein, and Capt. O'neil. all in all, I think the boys at the 9 Precinct would take the Hawaii 5-0 guys. it is an East Village thing. "What's the point of calling shots, this cue ain't straight in line Cue balls made of styrofoam and no-one's got the time"
As promised, the Pinchbeck interview. Don't miss the psychedelic intoduction by Steven. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
Here's what I think is a great way to watch the tube with a couple of friends: I put on a GD DVD, (I'm partial to 12-31-78) but they're all good really. And if yer TV has the PIP (Picture in Picture) capability you put cartoons in the small picture. It just doesn't get any better than this for me and my fellow GD buds. WARNING: Don't try this if you don't like to laugh.
that means you hear the music while watching cartoons? or do you get a mix? good for Road Runner or other non-talkies, I imagine. or is Jerry going beep beep?? ( -; cool idear, but I don't have PIP...
I do that with baseball games. If i don't want to listen to the commentator(usually joe morgan) i lower the volume and put on something by the boys...every now and then the music and game will sync to each other...
Yes CC Joe, I hear the Dead while the little screen shows cartoons. There's no mix of the sound, it's pure GD goodness. BTW, which show(s) does Jerry go "beep beep"? I'd sure like to get a tape of that. ;^) ;^) And to reply to blackpeter, I find that most TV programs benefit from turning down the volume, while playing the Boys (LOUD) on the stereo. Here's a little tip: for a change of pace you may want to try some JGB !!
Latest Entertainment NewsMore South Park on the Way Tue Aug 28, 9:08 AM Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and the rest of the gang are going virtual in a really big way. South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone have inked a lucrative new production pact with Comedy Central's parent company, Viacom, which not only renews the long-running animated series for another three years but also gives it a sizable presence in the digital realm. According to the New York Times, the pair will be paid approximately $75 million over the next four years to produce three more seasons. Containing 14 episodes each, they will carry South Park through 2011, its 15th season. As part of what's being billed as a "momentous joint venture," the creative partners will also split all ad revenue 50-50 with Viacom to "spread South Park-related material across the Net, mobile platforms and video games." Viacom's YouTube Smackdown Godzilla vs. "South Park" Guys "Passion of the Jew" Part 2? Not Quite E! Online "Three more years of South Park gives us the opportunity to offend that many more people," said Stone. "And since Trey and I are in charge of the digital side of South Park for the first time, now we can offend people on their cell phones, game consoles and computers, too. It's all very exciting for us." Parker and Stone plan to redesign their digital hub, SouthParkStudios.com, early next year to centralize South Park's digital media in one place. That way, fans of the foul-mouthed fourth graders can legally watch as many clips of the 'toon as their hearts desire. "If I'm overseas and have to get an episode right away," noted Stone, "you literally have to go to an illegal download site." The Website will also serve as a laboratory for the duo to dream up various new animated characters and projects. "This extension and the formation of the joint venture are the beginnings of a new era for South Park and Comedy Central and a natural evolution of our long-term and prosperous relationship with Trey and Matt," said Viacom chief Doug Herzog. The idea of a digital animation studio pleases Parker and Stone, as their last contract was signed before clip-aggregating sites like Google's YouTube burst onto the scene, forcing Viacom to sue in order to prevent its copyrighted material from being distributed without a license. The new site will not only seek to address that problem but will also help make the South Park guys a leader in the creation of digital content. And by sharing ad revenue with Parker and Stone, the media conglom rewards them for helping put Comedy Central on the map while giving them a stake in the 'toon powerhouse for which they'll be forever known and an incentive to build the brand further. "The idea that we're getting a little piece of it back—and in five years we'll probably be going to court and fighting about it—but in ownership terms, that's kind of an amazing thing," Parker told the Times by phone from Istanbul. "People always ask us, 'You own it, right? No? Why'd you sign that deal?' And I have to say, 'Because I was sleeping on my friend's couch.' " Additionally, since Parker and Stone only spend about 20 weeks a year working on South Park episodes, the agreement also allows them plenty of time to develop three new series for Comedy Central as well. South Park has been the cable channel's highest-rated program since it premiered in 1997. © 2007 E! Entertainment Television, Inc. All rights reserved., "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
With the US Men's Tennis ranks on the decline and the entire women's slate a complete joke (as demostrated by the Williams sisters choke hold on Grand Slam events), I hadn't thought this year's tournament would be a great deal of entertainment but lo' and behold, I was lucky enough to catch Jame Blake's 5 set marathon Thurs. night against 34 year old Fabrice Santoro and then today caught Djokovic's 5 hour ordeal against Radek Stepanek! I was pleasantly surprised by some great matches (so far). The Dude Abides!
Well I waited for gypsysoul or Hal R to post this, based on their own recent posts regarding GD in the media but it hasn't materialized so here it is.It was a great TV show IMO, for what it's worth. Didn't surprise me to hear that Fred Savage is a fan of the band, either. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
Check out the link for info on GD music to be featured on new 'Rock Band' video game. Interesting... http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NYW06505092007-…
Wonder YearsWell I waited for gypsysoul or Hal R to post this, based on their own recent posts regarding GD in the media but it hasn't materialized so here it is. It was a great TV show IMO, for what it's worth. Didn't surprise me to hear that Fred Savage is a fan of the band, either. under a different topic, we spoke of the wonderful Wonder Years. I don't know which one, but it was just last week i think. great show indeed, golden!! nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
Dang, another thing to add to my DVD shopping list, like it wasn't long enough already.
what shows are you looking forward to? Mine: Antiques Roadshow Ugly Betty Grey's Anatomy whatever's on Mystery and Masterpiece Theater NCIS and all the Law & Orders
I love "Antique Roadshow" as well, marye. In addition, we just got the Food Network in HD and there are too many shows to list (all) here, but some that rarely disappoint are: "Food 911"; "Good Eats"; "Diners, Dives and Drive Inns"; "Everyday Italian" and "Unwrapped". Also, this past summer, I did enjoy the prime time running of the "reality" show, "On the Lot" (Fox). Not sure if this will be renewed next season but my middle son and I TiVo'ed this and watched when we had time together, which enhanced the experience for me (along with seeing Adrianna Costa each week - sorry I can't help myself). We'd both love to write a movie script one day and be involved with direction. (Producing a movie is too much work from what I could see, IMO). I also loved that the winner was a Coen Brothers fan. Always chomping at the "bit" for what is coming to the Science Channel.... The Dude Abides!
cliff hanging on CSI and NCIS Survivor:China Law and Order:CI, the fifth season is beng rerun on USA and i missed most of that. Bravo plays CI on Sundays from 6pm to 11 pm, though with football season starting this will be tough. Did I mention the NFL and World Series
How did this show go unnoticed and (ultimately) get canceled? "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
the few times i saw that show, i thought it was hilarious!! how about THE OFFICE, anyone??? set in my hometown also love my name is earl, grey's anatomy, and a lot of PBS. i chucked my cable a few years back and haven't gotten around to getting a dish yet. the cable thing was a joke and i couldn't let the man bring me down anymore!! nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
So I am happy.
I like The Office as well gypsy soul. "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
Medium is a great show!Weeds on (showtime) Dead like me (on sci fi ) are also really good shows :)
Larry David ( who George Costanza of Sienfeld is based on) is the Homer Simpson ofSit com show people..he sets the bar so LOW for maie human behaviour-is pure ID. devoid of any spiritual inklings or compassion he stumbles from one hilarious moment to the next...He makes me feel like Gandh! LOL.. The black penis season premier episode--second title could be the Schmohawk episode is funniest show I have ever seen of Curb...maybe as good as the best Seinfelds (the bet, Newman turkey basting Kramer yadi yadi...etc.) "if the Thunder don't get ya then the lightning will!"- The Wheel "Gonna find out something only dead men know" - Silvio Class of Red Rocks '79... Life without the Dead is not life...and so we carry on...