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My TV Update

A little over a year ago, I had my last update about the TV shows I was watching. Since then, “Dollhouse” has been canceled, and I haven’t been watching “Clone Wars” since perhaps half-way through the last season. So my weekly TV schedule has been reduced to “30 Rock,” which I admittedly haven’t been enjoying […]

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sports television

The 2 Great TV Contests of our Time (or at least the weekend)

Today was a day of watching heated contents with slim margins. Of the two, I’m vaguely familiar with one, and completely clueless but strong opinionated about the other. Let’s start with the one I’m more familiar with. The NCAA tournaments for basketball are going on right now. Indeed, if you aren’t swept up in March […]

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My TV schedule

The big news is my sphere of pop culture is that “Dollhouse” has been cancelled. I think it makes Joss Whedon look like a sucker for going back to FOX after they cancelled “Firefly” on him, but at least we got more than more one season and a chance for closure. At the end of […]

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technology television

Buying a TV

I’ve spent the past 3 weeks easing myself into my summer life of job work, cooking, and commuting. Out of our college possessions, Leland and I produced a few nice items among a trove of trash, including cooking equipment, a few musical instruments, and some posters. Before we moved in, Lee had mentioned last quarter that […]

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High and Low Culture

Living, eating, and hanging out with the same people mean that one eventually learns a lot about the interests of others. When we really enjoy something, we want others to enjoy it as well, probably out of some instinct of community. And sharing interests makes it easier to enjoy the company and avoid awkwardness. For […]

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sports television

中国的 Olympics

Once every two years, my desire to be anywhere other than in front of a TV evaporates. I tough out the repetitive, vapid commercials in that desire to watch sports I would never even consider watching otherwise. It’s been awhile since Turin, but I remember sitting in my living room at home, watching NBC late […]

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Trekking Back

From the contents of my blog, one might think I’ve spent my entire summer either journeying, working, or cooking. And while I’ve happily done a lot of that, downtime appears often enough, and I’ve had passive activities I’ve wanted to tackle there as well. CBS has been kind enough to upload all of Star Trek: […]

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coursework television

Not All Parody: The Treatment of Musicals in The Simpsons and Family Guy

Not All Parody: The Treatment of Musicals in The Simpsons and Family Guy After a long, tough day, you come home to your couch and television just in time for The Simpsons: good humor, with both high parody and dirty jokes from the outrageous Simpsons life. Instead, the episode “All Singing, All Dancing” begins, a […]

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Deus Ex Machina

So if you know me, you know that I don’t watch much tv at all. For the past year or so, it’s been 3/2 hours: 1 of House, and 1/2 of Family Guy (I recently picked up 30 Rock during the lull known as “exam week”. I think it’ll make it into my schedule). Even […]