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Jul. 10th, 2008 08:51 am
proggrrl: (BSG - well behaved wimmin (Kara))
Hmm, I see that WoW is finally up and running with lots of content. I stumbled on it because of this totally random BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER reference (from Gail Collins?!? *guffaw*)...but look what's on the front page this morning:



*goes off to poke around the site*

Oooh, they're showing off photos of...THEIR DESKS? The desk meme! LOL. Check out Jane Wagner's desk, I'm frakking jealous -



In related news: this person is starting an LJ comm for fangrrls over 30... [livejournal.com profile] wisteria_ seems to be thinking the same thing... and LJ's front page just featured this comm for Gen-X'ers called [livejournal.com profile] genx_xslacker. Let's party grrls!
proggrrl: (A series of Tubes?!?)
His review of WALL-E...a few excerpts below.


Let oil soar above $140 a barrel. Let layoffs and foreclosures proliferate like California’s fires. Let someone else worry about the stock market’s steepest June drop since the Great Depression. In our political culture, only one question mattered: What was Wesley Clark saying about John McCain and how loudly would every politician and bloviator in the land react?

Unable to take another minute of this din, I did what any sensible person might do and fled to the movies. More specifically, to an animated movie in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What escape could be more complete?

[snip]

...Indeed, sitting among rapt children mostly under 12, I felt as if I’d stepped through a looking glass. This movie seemed more realistically in touch with what troubles America this year than either the substance or the players of the political food fight beyond the multiplex’s walls.

While the real-life grown-ups on TV were again rebooting Vietnam, the kids at “Wall-E” were in deep contemplation of a world in peril — and of the future that is theirs to make what they will of it. Compare any 10 minutes of the movie with 10 minutes of any cable-news channel, and you’ll soon be asking: Exactly who are the adults in our country and who are the cartoon characters?

[snip]

One of the great things about art, including popular art, is that it can hit audiences at a profound level beyond words. That includes children. The kids at “Wall-E” were never restless, despite the movie’s often melancholy mood and few belly laughs. They seemed to instinctually understand what “Wall-E” was saying; they didn’t pepper their chaperones with questions along the way. At the end they clapped their small hands. What they applauded was not some banal cartoonish triumph of good over evil but a gentle, if unmistakable, summons to remake the world before time runs out.
proggrrl: (Obama AWWWW YEEEEAHHH)
In its honor, I give you...more vids!







...True Spirit (a tiny taste of most of the things that are great about JOHN ADAMS):

[Hat Tip to Logan for that one...and there's a JOHN ADAMS marathon on HBO this weekend, check it out.]


...Carlos Mencia discusses some of the things he loves most about America: including Sign Spinning Guys, Sassy Black Women, and Dirty Awesome Cougars!




And, for you American moderates and democrats in the hizzy, here is a rundown of Obama and McCain's record on Choice and Women's Issues, courtesy of [profile] obama_2008 . In case the whole thing ain't completely, utterly obvious by now.
proggrrl: (A series of Tubes?!?)
Before I start braindumping, can I just say...Wow. And, THANK GODS THAT IS OVER. Whew!

I just went a little crazy on Amazon and bought a Flip Video Mino and Metrokane V1 Vacuum Decanter...so be on the lookout for more drunken video posts from me this summer. :D

Now if I can just restrain myself from dropping another fortune over on this insanely cool movie-tee site, I'll get through the month. Seriously though...how can I live without that USCSS NOSTROMO one? Or this one?


PopWatch is right: The Black Cab Sessions are the best thing anyone's going to show you today. (BTW if you liked those, you MUST take a gander at The Blogotheque Takeaway Shows...my personal favorite is this one by The Arcade Fire.)


There is so much TV news pumping out involving great creative minds that it's a bit hard to keep track... let's see, we've got a Spielberg/Cody/Collette project... a Scorcese/Wahlberg/Winter project*... a bit more on the latest David Milch HBO project... Sundance Channel doing the first possibly-worth-my-time reality show... the GREY’S ANATOMY writers blog: you’ve been reading this all season haven’t you?... (finally) the debut of the Treehugger.com-curated green cable channel... ALL OF THE "TWIN PEAKS" TV SHOW NOW ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE...zowie!

[* So if you’re keeping track of that one, it involves the guys who brought you IN TREATMENT and ENTOURAGE, an excellent writer/director from THE SOPRANOS team…and Marty. Fucking. Scorcese. That is all.]


On to the first bit of my summer TV show watching…is anyone else going to give SWINGTOWN a try? I am intrigued. How the hell can they do 'ludes, partner-swapping and orgies on network TV?!?

Here’s the trailer under a cut…groovy baby… )
proggrrl: (Tony S. sez fuggehdaboudit)
Trailer for Errol Morris' new film, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE:





[hat tip to Salon]
proggrrl: (IMAGINE central park)
Can we just skip over all this campaign bulloney and get going on the important shit now?  Sigh.  I hope someone, anyone, with Obama's goals per below gets to steer the ship next year. 


proggrrl: (Torchwood - something blue)
I too support The Politics of Optimism.

Jones Soda is planning a series of new bottle labels featuring LOLcat macro art.  Finally.

The first ep of S2 of THE TUDORS is up on Showtime’s website if you just cannot wait.  But apparently that’s an edited version.  Meanwhile, Salon calls the show “beautifully costumed soft porn.”  Yeah? And your problem with that is?

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is starting next week (yay), IN TREATMENT is ending this Friday (boo)…and soon after that my DVR will be overflowing with all the shows coming back from strike-hiatus.  Whoa!

New music is out from The Raconteurs, and me likey.  First video here.

Also, a nifty new Spoon video here.

Think about cutting meat out of your diet now and then – it’s The Green Thing To Do.

A list of Judd Apatow’s favorite films.  All worth seeing.

Joss-related-news: no surprise to see a DOCTOR HORRIBLE fansite pop up…but check out this great video they have of NPH & Jason Segel singing.  Very promising for Joss’s little webshow.

Promo ad for Showtime’s new import, THE SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL.  Hmmm.

Ian McKellan uses the words “the fevered imagination of slashers” in a sentence.  *glee*

Thanks to BoingBoing, the source of this skullphone art, which I used to see EVERYWHERE on the streets of LA, has been revealed.  And why am I not surprised: there’s merch!

I first heard of this on Bill Maher’s show last Friday: Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is hoping to get a bill through the house to decriminalize personal pot use in small amounts.  Well.  Good luck with that.  *inhales*

The I <3 TORCHWOOD Department:  Still squeeing over the last 3 eps.  I've seen everything up to the wedding.  Fun stuff!  We Jack/Gwen fans have a lot to love right now – “unstated” or not, it’s CANON bitches.  Terrific eps recently; the show is really proving itself as an adult-themed merger of BUFFY and THE X FILES.  I just caught up with Pop Candy’s podcast interview with Eve “Gwen” Miles, what a sweet lady.   Plus…Marsters returns!  Love!  Currently I am ignoring rumors/spoilers about the show that are swirling around.  But io9.com seems to be hunting them all down, stringing them up, and stuffing them for our amusement, if any of you are looking.  Meanwhile: photos from John Barrowman’s wedding (erm, civil partnership) last year.  Awww.

Zikes, what I wouldn't do to get one of these framed BSG ads that a bunch of (mostly unappreciative) journalists received recently.  Sigh.

OTOH...you might say that this vinyl ad banner I JUST WON ON EBAY, might be a tad better, y/y?  :D

Hilarious 1995 Newsweek piece about how the internet will never amount to much.  [hat tip to MCN]

So do any of you have an opinion about the web series SANCTUARY?  Would I like it?  I'm a BSG & FARSCAPE fan, but cannot get into the STARGATE shows.  Yet I am intrigued by the concept that Tapping's character is 157 years old.  Sounds like a merger of ANGEL and THE X FILES.  ;)
proggrrl: (Stewart-can't make this up)

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Hat tip to Village Voice

WHORES!!!

Mar. 11th, 2008 07:37 pm
proggrrl: (TWBMilkshakes.  Drink it up.)
Ah...fuck it.  o_O


proggrrl: (See as far as you Think)
Since I'm registered to vote as an Independent, I've taken my time wavering on my Obama/Clinton decision.  Especially since I won't need to make the decision, really.  *g*

But I believe that Marc Andreessen has sold me on Barack Obama.   Andreessen is a darned clever fellow.  I especially agree on what we can learn from watching the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaign machinery roll out - this is the first real indication of what we're getting with each.
proggrrl: (Stewart-can't make this up)
Frustrating yet well-played...1/20/2009 FTW! Today's subject line is from here. Also great.
proggrrl: (ATU all in this together)
I've been watching the presidential primaries with only a mild interest so far. The horserace coverage of primaries is not of interest to me for the most part - especially now that I'm a registered Independent.

But today I stumbled upon two N.Y. Times editorials that very much encapsulate what has been bouncing around my head this season. In particular, the second piece, is of great concern to me. Pretty nifty to find these things in the paper and shareable. Curious what the flist thinks...I know there are a ton of Obama fans out there...


THE KENNEDY MYSTIQUE:

Something fundamental has shifted in the Democratic Party.

...A throng of Kennedys came to the Bender Arena at American University in Washington to endorse Obama. ...The audience at American University roared. It was mostly young people, and to them, the Clintons are as old as the Trumans were in 1960. And in the students’ rapture for Kennedy’s message, you began to see the folding over of generations, the service generation of John and Robert Kennedy united with the service generation of the One Campaign. The grandparents and children united against the parents.


THE DYNASTIC QUESTION:
Does it diminish American democracy if we keep the presidency in the same two families that have held it since 1989?

...We Americans snicker patronizingly as “democratic” Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, India and Argentina hand over power to a wife or child of a former leader. Yet I can’t find any example of even the most rinky-dink “democracy” confining power continuously for seven terms over 28 years to four people from two families. (And that’s not counting George H.W. Bush’s eight years as vice president.)

...Yet we have faced this trade-off frequently over the last 215 years and regularly inclined on the side of fresh blood.

...As Thomas Jefferson put it: “in no office can rotation be more expedient” than in the presidency.



proggrrl: (MM Rachel wants more)
Bunch of random stuff I sucked up from thetubes this morning...

Jon Robin Baitz has posted again regarding his being ousted from the creative team of BROTHERS AND SISTERS, and moving back East.  Sigh.  I'm not so sure my dedication to this lovely matriarchal soap opera can weather any more of his missives.  Then again, with only 2 more pre-strike eps left to air, guess it's a moot point.

LOL!  Keith Olberman wades into the madness over at DailyKos!  (1500 comments. Oy.)

This is completely insane.  And probably a viral marketing trick.  I don't care.  (Also have you seen this?  Jesus gods.)

An Obama-Bloomberg ticket?  That's an awesome idea..."post-partisan"...I could get behind that.

This MTV video about the music scene in Brooklyn introduces several cool bands, for any of you locals or music fiends out there.  As a current (relocated) Manhattan resident who loved and misses the 1990s Lower East Side club scene, I can certainly corroborate that Manhattan is an ugly forsaken shell of its former lively, creative self: rich bitches have pushed everything of worth out to Brooklyn.  All that's left here in Manhattan now are wage slaves, rent controlled antiques, and shopping malls.  *Is suddenly reconsidering the wisdom of Obama-Bloomberg...*

This is exciting: an unsubstantiated rumor that the Coachella Festival of SoCal might be planning an East Coast event...*joy*

A movie is being made about girls rollerderby.  That in and of itself is FTW.  But apparently Drew Barrymore will direct...and Ellen (JUNO) Page might star? *glee*  ETA: a day later, Variety has confirmed it: Page is in. *more glee*

Scarlett Johansson is releasing an album full of Tom Waits cover songs.  Who knew?

MAD MEN, which will be in reruns of its first season again on AMC starting Sunday Jan 20th, is being shopped to the networks as strike fodder to air in reruns in the Big Leagues!  Very good news.  Hope they don't have to edit it too much. 
proggrrl: (Bush Bloodsucker)
Holy Crap.

First it's family planning clinics.  Now this.

*disgusted*
proggrrl: (Colbert BRAVO!)
Stewart Will Keep Striking 'Daily' Writers Afloat
If the writers strike fails, it won't be on account of Jon Stewart.

In a show of solidarity with his fellow scribes, the Daily Show host has told his writing staff that he will cover all their salaries for the next two weeks, according to a well-placed source. He has also vowed to do the same for writers on The Colbert Report.

That is pretty great, huh?

(Also via the above piece I found this: Rolling Stone's first-ever digital issue.  Nifty...if a bit slow-loading.  Stewart's inty is on page 123.)

It's up.

Oct. 20th, 2007 10:18 am
proggrrl: (coffee worship)
OK, here is the aforementioned new DAILY SHOW video site...

www.thedailyshow.com

I'll be playing with this thing later this week to figure out how to access all the old Stephen Colbert, Rob Cordry, Steve Carell, and Mo Rocca footage I've always wanted to see again from 2-5 years ago...*glee*

I see [profile] wisteria_ has already been playing with it, heh!
proggrrl: (Kermit YAY)
I can hardly contain myself.  Seriously.

Jon Stewart extends his run on 'The Daily Show' through 2010

"I love doing this show. . . . I look forward to using this extension to having great fun at President Colbert's expense..."


WWWHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
proggrrl: (Jon Stewart OMG!)
How can the Stephen-Colbert-Jon-Stewart-verse take it up a notch during this election cycle?  I am sooooooo pleased with the answer, heh heh...

LOL - he's gonna do MEET THE PRESS this Sunday!!!

And, quieter but even bigger news today:
In the ongoing quest to make Internet popularity pay, Viacom's Comedy Central channel today will unveil a website for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that's designed to satisfy the most avid fans of the mock-news show with oceans of free video clips.

Rather than providing just a sampling of the program's fare, as Viacom and other TV networks have done for years, Comedy Central is offering the works: about 13,000 video clips representing every minute of the show since its 1999 inception.
*dies*

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