Archive for 'TV'
“There goes those words failing again. Paltry things.” – The Walking Dead
The wool has been pulled from my eyes, yet what I see I do not understand. That statement has been my life since viewing the first two seasons of the HBO police drama The Wire. Not only do I feel like I know a little something about the seedy underbelly that is the drug world, [...]
Posted: July 11th, 2010 under Culture, TV.
Tags: bill simmons, chuck klosterman, david simon, ed burns, espn, Grand, lost, st louis national pizza company, St. Louis, the bs report, the wire, TV
This is part 2 of a series of articles on Dashboard Confessional’s frontman Chris Carrabba: an attempt to dissect his public persona in order to understand his inner person. You can read part 1 here. The Swiss Army Romance is a voyeuristic trip through a 20-something’s diary that feels as naked as it is. Thoroughly [...]
Posted: June 16th, 2010 under Culture, Features, Music, TV, Writing.
Tags: amy adams, blogger, Chris Carrabba, dashboard confessional, deadjournal, katy, livejournal, Michael Scott, pam, Steve Carrell, swiss army romance, the office, the places you've come to fear the most, TV, xanga
During a rehearsal with a band I was in the subject of Dashboard Confessional came up. Dashboard was probably first mentioned negatively, maybe as a joke about the band’s overly emotional nature but the bassist of my band reacted strongly against our jest saying that “Dude, Chris Carrabba means every word he sings!” If you [...]
Well, one of the problems anyway. ABC just launched a fun, kind of terrifying, mystical, psychological murder mystery called Happytown. Great show so far. I’ve seen two episodes that you can also see at Hulu. It reminds me of one of my all time favorite TV dramas, and one you should all see if you [...]
I’ve decided (and my wife has confirmed this) that I have very little motivation to do what I want. To combat this, yesterday I did some work on an article I’ve been talking about writing for over a month. Also, I had the thought that maybe I should make a few goals from week to [...]
Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld have joined forces in an ad campaign for Windows. So far they’ve been humorous, and about essentially “nothing” just like Jerry’s old show. The most recent commercial can be found many places, but here’s one:http://digg.com/tech_news/Second_Installment_of_Gates_And_Seinfield_Saga On the same page, another digger had something rather funny to say about it: [...]
Hey John, First quick thought. I was listening to the This American Life podcast and 8/18′s issue was titled “The Break-up.” Naturally, it’s about relationships and their endings, and how people react to that. Mostly the reaction of anger and longing, and “oh how could it end we were so perfect.” Two stories are examined [...]
Posted: August 23rd, 2008 under Film, Music, TV, Writing.
Tags: Chris Carrabba, Chris Henningfeld, dashboard confessional, Film, high fidelity, ira glass, John Cusak, Michael Scott, Rob Gordon, Steve Carrell, the break-up, the office, this american life, TV
I think I’m suffering from an ear infection in my right ear. It rings an A flat, kind of close to the frequency most television sets buzz at when turned on. The ringing is especially noticeable when it’s quiet. Both on a TV and in my right ear. Right now I’m trying to self-medicate by [...]
Today’s sign of the apocalypse: Actor John Voight is playing Pope John Paul II in a CBS made-for-TV movie of the same name. May God be with us during these last days.