Does anybody remember when Rolling Stone used to be printed on the nice, broad paper that would be useless if it happened to be raining on the day your postman delivered the thing? Ahhh, those were the days. Music criticism was valued. Long, sprawling pieces on your favorite artists were as rare as 90-degree temperatures in January. And most importantly, the address tag could be ripped off without doing harm to the cover itself. These days, you have to tear the thing in half just to get the words ... read more
For the first time in my life ... wait for it ... I wasn't able to watch something that I wanted to watch — the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday on ABC — live on the Internet. This, friends, angered me to no end. For 45 minutes, I slaved over a computer screen, coming across nothing more than dead links, pay-for-play packages and simple, outright irrelevant-to-the-matter-at-hand websites that presumably would have driven a lesser man to drive a car into a brick wall at full speed. By ... read more
"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars."
That's also what Jimmy Kimmel said Monday after being tapped to host this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, set to take place Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theater. If you remember, Jane Lynch of "Glee" fame hosted the trophy show last year on FOX. If you don't remember ... well, then click on that link to remind yourself of the glitz, pomp and celebration that was the 2011 installment of the show ... read more
... All hypothetically speaking, of course.
The best part of watching TV without a TV? Finding different ways to attack different televised events. Sure, we all know about the various bootlegged live streams of things that all of us can turn to from time to time, but when it comes to particularly important occurrences (i.e. the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, or, well, the Academy Awards), we can be exposed to the many — and trust me, there are many — different ways to view said events.
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So ... How was Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy the awkward time around the dinner table, talking to family members you always realize you know absolutely nothing about by the time the potatoes are passed? Yeah — weird, isn't it? The more the holidays occur, the more we begin to understand we know more about our next-door neighbors than we do our third cousins who live hundreds of miles away. Oh, how odd life can be.
Me? I worked. And then I worked some more. And then, when all the work was done, ... read more