Chaplin Loves the Colbert Report

So much so that he decided to do his impression of Stephen Colbert in front of the Gigantic Damn Television: click to enlarge

Headline of the Day

…goes to Daily Variety, for their headline on the story about Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? being picked up for 13 more episodes. Awesomely, my old boss from when I worked at Ellen is now working for them. It’s the television equivalent of Snakes on a Plane: You hear that title, and you ...

Viewer Alert

Remember how I said a couple months ago that my boss was directing an episode? It’s now finished, and it airs Tuesday at 9 (8 Central). Please feel free to watch and goose our 18-49 numbers.

Why Am I Stupid?

I have a busy enough weekend planned. I’m going to the tax accountant. I’m having an Oscar party. I’m going to attempt to wall-mount my TV (though if that fails spectacularly enough, I will not be having an Oscar party). So, with all that on my plate, you’d think I wouldn’t be stupid enough to ...

Sorely Tempting 1

Apparently, someone is almost as big a fan of hilariously awful made-for-TV movies as I am: A double-feature of 10.5 and Category 6: Day of Destruction is now available on DVD. And as you’ll note at the bottom, you can buy that DVD and the DVD of 10.5: Apocalypse for under $25. That may be, ...

And It’s SPECTACULAR 3

Well, it took four guys from the cable company standing around my apartment for an hour to get the two CableCards properly installed in my HD TiVo, but good lord, SPECTACULAR HD (™ Laz) is pretty fucking cool. I’m watching the Lakers-Wizards game right now (ironic, since a) I hate basketball and b) I hate ...

Fiscal Irresponsibility is Fun! 4

It all started when a coworker came up to me tuesday and said, “You’re big into tech stuff, right?” Always dangerous words, but I had no idea how dangerous they would prove this time. And so it was that he told me of the absolutely absurd deal he got on a really, really nice Panasonic ...

The Torture of 24 Time Zones 1

Mark and I are both obsessed with 24. Mark lives in Chicago. I live in Los Angeles, and despite actually working on the Fox Lot, do not have access to the east coast feed of 24. This results in text message exchanges like the following text messages, which were exchanged between 6:34pm and 7:04pm yesterday: ...

About Tonight’s 24 1

I will not say anything specific so as not to spoil it for those who are time-shifting it but…Sweet Holy Crap On A Stick, the last 10 minutes? The one thing I thought was the big end-of-episode turning point and then they turn around and pull THAT shit?! God DAMN, I love this show.

Geek vs. Geek

This week my boss is still directing. More 16 hour days on set, and a lot more learning. The TV geek part of me is very happy. However, the gadget geek part is having a slight panic attack. This week is both the international Consumer Electronics Show and the Macworld San Francisco expo. Now, I ...