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[Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 11:07 am GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 1,674 views]

Most of my friends in college were film and photography majors. I am, therefore, intimately familiar with modern hipster culture. And I hate it. I won’t go into all my problems with it, that’s for another day. Chances are that you either feel the same way as I do, or you’re a hipster yourself. At least that’s what I thought.
Talking to people at work, it seems that there are those out there who, through some …

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[Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 06:50 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 9,035 views]

James Poniewozik recently asked his readers what their favorite TV Credit sequences are. I’ve got ten. Check them out.
1. Six Feet Under
Including HBO/Showtime series might be cheating a bit since they have longer episode run times and can therefore afford to have longer credits. Even so, there is just no contest here. Nothing is even close. It’s wonderful having never seen an episode, and if you’re familiar with the tense, dark strokes the series paints …

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[Monday, August 13th, 2007 02:34 pm GMT -5 | 12 Comments | 60,889 views]

This might be my favorite single performance from the entire Def Poetry series. There’s something really, really attractive about the sensitive, strong, beautiful woman. It’s that balance, a yin and yang of vulnerability and confidence, that builds intrigue, making her someone you want to be around.
When I first watched the show, YouTube wasn’t what it is today, so I spent a lot of time on the HBO forum tracking down transcripts of the poems. I …

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[Friday, August 10th, 2007 02:24 pm GMT -5 | 18 Comments | 81,922 views]

Def Poetry was a series on HBO where urban poets, hip hop, and spoken word artists would perform their pieces on stage in front of a small audience. It was filmed in NYC and hosted by Mos Def (is that not perfect?). Russell Simmons is credited with the creation of the show.
I loved this show for the few years I had HBO in college. I’m a huge fan of performance poetry of all kinds (I’m …

TV, TV Commercials, Videos »

[Thursday, August 9th, 2007 08:50 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 1,731 views]

This is an old TV commercial from ’85 starring a very young Alfonso Ribeiro (better known as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). Who knew he was such a skilled dancer? I guess that explains his skills on the show:

Food, Videos »

[Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 08:04 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,413 views]

From the site I’m Cooked, an online community where users can upload videos of themselves cooking various recipes. A video of Christopher Walken roasting a chicken with pears popped up the other day.
I love this guy. The title in the beginning just says “man makes chicken with pears”. He never identifies himself, the video isn’t professionally produced or lit, and he isn’t showboating. If you didn’t know who he was, you’d never know he was …

Videos »

[Saturday, August 4th, 2007 03:28 pm GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,233 views]

How do you walk away from this?

TV »

[Friday, August 3rd, 2007 01:45 am GMT -5 | 5 Comments | 10,084 views]

Recently at ComicCon the creators of Lost showed a new video that has stirred up discussion on the web. James Poniewozik at Time’s Tuned In posted a full version of the video in this week’s Lost Discussion Group. Video here:
While watching I noticed a few single frames (like when we saw Jacob briefly in The Man Behind the Curtain) that no one else has mentioned yet. I took some screen grabs of them. I included …