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 +3Posted on Aug 15th, 2012 | re: Trust Me (22 comments)

[During the hostage situation, Officer Eddie rushes a package to Chief Wiggum.]

Chief Wiggum: Finally, the help we need–a DVD of “The Negotiator.”

[Chief Wiggum places the DVD into a portable DVD player.]

Chief Wiggum: Hmm, hmm. Which chapter should we skip to? “Meet Danny Roman,” “Trouble Brewing,” “Off the Case,” “My Baby’s In There,” “Enter Niebaum,” “Take the Shot,” “Sabian’s Choice,” Check and Mate,” “Friends at Last,” “Closing Credits”?

 0Posted on Jul 24th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E02: Walt Is Very Frustrating (83 comments)

And make sure you wind up with a Brix number of at least 22!

 +1Posted on Jul 24th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E02: Walt Is Very Frustrating (83 comments)

I think they were hash browns, but Burger King “hash rounds” style (e.g., Like Proust’s madeleine, that greasy crunch sound transported me to the days of my youth.

 +4Posted on Jul 19th, 2012 | re: The 2012 Emmy Nominations (85 comments)

Amen. I usually get annoyed when “Modern Family” gets its annual fifty-odd Emmy nominations, but this was beyond. (And is everyone on “Modern Family” considered a supporting actor?) But let’s at least appreciate that Jon Hamm got nominated for his guest roles as Abner and David Brinkley in the “30 Rock” live episode!

 +7Posted on Apr 30th, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (71 comments)

I can’t wait for him to throw Theon’s shoes over the Sea Bitch, thereby making him the “real winner” of sea trivia!

So this is seredipitous and six-degrees-of-separationy, but the New Yorker had an article about Mad Men and nostalgia yesterday, specifically on how the 1960s were nostalgic for the 1920s to the extent that the Grammy winner in 1966 (over the Stones and the Beach Boys) was “Winchester Cathedral,” a vaudeville megaphone throwback song ( Which, in turn, reminded me of that great Monsters of Megaphone sketch.

“You want some more, Mr. Toad?” Line of the night.

 +4Posted on Apr 16th, 2012 | re: AHHHHHHH TUPAC SHAKUR RAP HOLOGRAM @ COACHELLA! (57 comments)

 +15Posted on Apr 3rd, 2012 | re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Megan On Mad Men? (106 comments)

Re: the Rolling Stones and Heinz, I think it’s at least partially a reference to the Who’s lampooning of “selling out” from a year later:

 +1Posted on Jan 10th, 2012 | re: The Videogum Why Don't YOU Caption It? Contest: Andy Serkis "Acting" (64 comments)

Can someone do up that “The Time is Now” poster, but with Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock from Tintin? (Was motion capture necessary for Captain Haddock? Indeed, it was!) I feel like this is an important thing that should exist.

 +2Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi And The Black Keys (33 comments)

I kept hoping that Steve would slip up and say “Ladies and gentlemen, Blueshammer!”

 +6Posted on Aug 10th, 2011 | re: Here Are Some Afternoon Links! (15 comments)

You ever had fried ice cream? THE SCIENCE IS THERE.

 +4Posted on Jul 20th, 2011 | re: James Franco Sold What Now For $10,000? (51 comments)

Agh, this makes me so ir(?)rationally angry. What makes me angrier still: they’re apparently letting him direct an adaptation of “Blood Meridian.” Stop it, you monster! Will you not rest until you ruin everything good and decent?

 +2Posted on Jul 14th, 2011 | re: We Need To Talk About The This Must Be The Place Trailer Right Now (63 comments)

Also, in what world does an eight-year old request that song? Accepting the premise that he’s heard of and is way into the Arcade Fire, he chooses a song that they occasionally cover (and I think was a B-side at one point?)? I refuse to accept this world!

 +2Posted on Jul 13th, 2011 | re: CSI: Ted Danson (24 comments)

Yeah, his Bored to Death character is fantastic. I just learned the other day that he’s meant to be based on a combination of George Plimpton and Christopher Hitchens, hence “George Christopher.”

 +3Posted on Jul 12th, 2011 | re: The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster (17 comments)


 0Posted on Jul 5th, 2011 | re: Congratulations, As Always, To Joey Chestnut And Everyone (19 comments)

Tim “The Nickname I Gave Myself is Eater X” Janus, as always, remains the worst.

 0Posted on Jun 28th, 2011 | re: Stop Hugging Yourself, Stop Hugging Yourself, Stop Hugging Yourself (13 comments)

Anyone else having trouble loading the Gabe and Max episode that Kelly linked? (Or, for that matter, any of the older episodes?) The only ones that load for me are the two newest. Does BWE have a time limit on old videos?

 +3Posted on Jun 27th, 2011 | re: The Marriage Ref Is Of Course Helping To Ruin Actual Lives (17 comments)

“Jerry, Mr. Billionaire, I blame. And his show,” he said.

Yeesh. Someone get this guy a Sentence Construction Ref!

 +11Posted on Jun 23rd, 2011 | re: The Footloose Remake Trailer, You Guys (62 comments)

I really wish there were more instances in which I could say “Too bad I wasn’t born a Wormald.”

 +1Posted on Jun 22nd, 2011 | re: Game Of Thrones Season One Finale (94 comments)

Ha, that reminded me of a moment from the Simpsons Beer Baron episode:

Rex Banner: [overlooking the city] I’ll get you, Beer Baron.
Homer: [distant] No, you won’t!
Rex Banner: Yes, I will.

 +20Posted on Jun 17th, 2011 | re: Best New Party Game: Describe Your Penis With A Movie (254 comments)

8 Mile

 +2Posted on May 26th, 2011 | re: UPDATE: Disney Withdraws Application To Trademark "Seal Team 6" (20 comments)

Whoa, the Navy’s official word on this is actually pretty awesome:

“The Navy confirms the existence of SEAL Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. The Navy has never acknowledged the existence of Team 9 while SEAL Team 6, the service’s most elite hunter-killer team, is officially called the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru. . . .’We certainly would not request a trademark on a SEAL team that doesn’t exist, like SEAL Team 6,’ said a Navy official.”