Oy vey. Where to begin?
The fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" officially came to a close on Thursday, July 17, but I only caught up with it ... let's say, "about a week ago." The episode featured Jon Stewart and two different cars: The 1968 AMC Gremlin and the 1978 AMC AMX. They went to the Tick Tock Diner. Stewart wore a baseball cap. Some people laughed. Others wondered why he or she couldn't get the final 30 seconds of the episode to play on his or her ... read more
Funny thing: I've been on a Howard Stern kick lately. Not a watch-the-show-online-religiously kind of kick. Rather, an oh-these-are-interesting-interviews-to-listen-to kind of deal. I'm now pretty much over it, as the kids would say. But, for a day or two, I would pull up the audio on YouTube from interviews featuring famous heavy-hitters such as ... well ... Mario Lopez (??) and Jonah Hill (?) while making dinner or tidying up around the apartment. Yeah, I know. I cringed, too.
Ahh, but wait. ... read more
All right. You know what it's almost time for? Christmas Eve? Christmas? New Year's Eve? Cookies? Gifts? Something called Festivus? Ham? Wine? Extended family members? Candy? Candy canes? Trees? Ornaments? A No. 1 with large fries and a regular Coke?
Well, if you guessed any of those, you'd be wrong (or right, depending on what your personal definition of the word "wrong" is, of course). Instead, we are going to go with this: It's almost (stress the "almost") time for the third-annual breakdown ... read more
Well, this is fun. Amid the snow, the best rhythm and blues of 2013, a brand new podcast and a love letter to "Ugly Betty" was this tiny tidbit of Great (with a capital "G") news: On the second day of 2014, this blog's favorite 15-minute comedy web-series about nothing, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," will return to an Internet near you.
"Jerry Seinfeld pioneered a new approach to unscripted storytelling with 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' and his vision garnered record-breaking viewership ... read more
"White House Down" and "After Earth."
Remember them? One's a movie about an attack on the Leader of the Free World. The other was a Will Smith vehicle that approximately 49 people saw. In addition to being strong contenders for Oscars this coming awards season (yeah, that was sarcastic), the two films helped lead Sony Pictures to a $181 million operating loss ... in only the second quarter of this year.
And yet people who make only the minimum wage can't support a household in this country. ... read more
'You've finally made the show about nothing'
If you know me personally and have visited me within the past six months, you already know that one staple in my grab-bag aimed at entertaining you is turning on a machine, typing in "Crackle" and exposing you to the wonder that is "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." If you don't know me personally and haven't visited me in the past six months ... well, what's your problem?! Come on over, man! The door is always open!
Wait. I have no friends.
Anyway, ... read more
Catching moments on television these days that stick with us can be rare. In my case in particular, I have two hurdles: 1) "The Wire," "Arrested Development" and "In Treatment" all cease to exist these days, and shows like "Mad Men" or "Breaking Bad," while good, mostly never offer up a single defining moment that leaves viewers both inspired and inquisitive, ready to yell from the mountain tops how wonderful they feel said show is (though, to be fair, the moment when Peggy leaves SCDP on the ... read more