Posts Tagged ‘the wire’

Who wants to abolish democracy forever? Show of hands!

January 9, 2008

The Simpsons this week was great.  Quote of the week has to go to Moe, for “Who wants to abolish democracy forever? Show of hands!”  That’s rich; definitely has to go among my favorites – and just for kicks, here is one of those favorites, from Marge Simpson: “When Virginia Woolf wrote ‘every woman needs a room of ones own,’ she must have been talking about the kitchen!”  Hopefully, literary geeks everywhere laugh at that one. 
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The Wire, the bad, and the ugly

January 3, 2008

After watching the return of late-night television last night, I can’t help but think that it is only a matter of time before the executives cave in to the demands of the Writers Guild of America and end the ongoing strike.  As usual, the funniest of the big three (Leno, Letterman, O’Brian) was Conan O’Brian.  Even then, it was like pulling teeth at times.  That isn’t to say he wasn’t funny – he was, and there was more “just Conan” than in your typical episode – but what made it funny was how obvious it became that he had a lot of time to kill, and few ways to do so (i.e. – trying to beat his 43 second record for spinning his wedding band).  I can’t imagine that being successful for very long.  
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