Archive for December, 2009
Okay, so I gave in – I wrote up my own list of 2009 tv, more as a follow up to last year’s list. This list has also been posted in the comments section of David Bianculli’s “Tv Worth Watching” site. Do check out his best and not-so-best lists; I completely agree with his selected [...]
On Christmas Day, siblings and I watched “Invictus” at Bay Ridge’s Alpine theater. Movie was good stuff. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela – one who is human yet trying to do better (for his people – his immediate family, whom he became estranged, and his nation, which is struggling to overcome hatred and a poor [...]
Owl City – “Fireflies” (Parody-Ikea) Source: www.youtube.com Do you feel this way about any stores or is it just me?? This is a parody of Owl City's song Fireflies. Download song free here! http://www.supload.com/listen?s=8DxMNg Lyrics: You would not believe … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsGc6-lNAHQ
Odd photo in the Metropolitan Diary segment of the NY Times: man with a large cat on his head, while walking in lower Manhattan (I think it’s lower Manhattan; I recognize the background to be near B’way and Fulton). Cute kitty. Various federal judges, as members of the Baker Street Irregulars, are quoted as having [...]
In the NY Times: New York City of the past and how it celebrated New Year’s, with a ball. I’ve been fascinated of late how NYC’s Dutch past has been explored: the NY Times’ Danny Hakim profiles historian Charles Gehring, who has been working on translating old New Amsterdam records. The passing of Lawrence Krebs, [...]
Slate has a slideshow on past Sherlock Holmes adaptations – including Jeremy Brett’s version (unlike Entertainment Weekly, which I noted has seemed to have forgotten Brett entirely). Slate presents the past questions on Christmas in one roundup. NY Times’ Holland Cotter on the beauty of Manhattan churches, including Trinity Church, St. John the Divine, Riverside, [...]
The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte Source: www.twit.tv A few special friends of TWiT drop in for our holiday episode. A few special guests from Brooklyn on TWiT!
Garmin 2009 Holiday Ad – Squirrel Source: www.youtube.com Meet a knight to remember, a multi-sport leprechaun, a camera-friendly Yeti, a swingin Scot and a squirrel. For Garmin gift ideas and behind-the-scenes fun, visit http://www.garmin.blogs.com/. I always enjoy these Carol of the Bells ads – and they get more silly each year!
The Muppets: Ringing of the Bells Source: www.youtube.com Official Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MuppetsStudio Official Website: http://muppets.com/ Official Facebook: MuppetsStudio I always liked the Carol of the Bells…
Well, we’re now in the middle of December. It’s almost the end of the decade. Oh my God. Time moving too fast for me. I am so not ready to do best/worst lists of the decade. Plus, I am not ready to do best/worst lists of 2009. At least other people can make a Top [...]