Breaking Ned

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I would so watch this. (Via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

True Blood Season 5 To Focus On Religion and Politics

In interviews, Alan Ball has explained: “We wanted to play with the politics/religion angle, since that seems to be something that never stops,” he told USA Today. Recalling the moment he first imagined such storyline, he shared to Entertainment Weekly, “My first instinct about going into religion and politics was from watching Michele Bachmann, who [Read More...]

Do We Live In The Age of Sociopaths?

Seems like either a pessimistic assessment of the age or a loose use the word to me, but I still found this New Inquiry excerpt from Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide To Late Capitalist Television a bit thought provoking: My greatest regret is that I’m not a sociopath. I suspect I’m not alone. I have written [Read More...]

Are You One of the Millions Who Support Ellen?

The “One Million Moms” (who actually only had around 40,000 Facebook likes) tried to get Ellen Degeneres fired as a JC Penney spokesperson on account of her being gay. A counter Facebook page looking to garner an actual 1,000,000 supporters for Ellen started fishing for likes and has received over 100,000 in a hurry. If you happen [Read More...]

Ellen Responds To The "Million Moms"

This organization doesn’t think I should be the spokesperson because I’m gay. For those of you who are just tuning in for the first time, it’s true. I’m gay. I hope you were sitting down. I hate to break it to you this way. I usually don’t talk about stuff like this on my show [Read More...]

The Problematic Use of Skeptics in Supernatural Shows

Soon-to-be fellow Freethought Blogs blogger Jen McCreight has a good post, wherein she is skeptical of a character’s skeptical reactions in an episode of True Blood. Jen gives spoilers, but I won’t. I can just sum up the problem abstractly as the following: a character who over the course of 47 episodes of the show has discovered the [Read More...]

Asperger's High

On one level this video is very funny but on another, it is terribly sad. I hope it does not offend anyone: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFt2aZvg3qE Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Cheetah Whisperer

The sounds of the cheetahs in the first couple of minutes is downright musical: Thanks to Leroy for the find. And I cannot mention cheetahs and not provide a link to some of my favorite 19 seconds in TV history. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is There A Curse On MSNBC’s 8PM Time Slot That Turns Smart People Into Blowhards?

Lawrence O’Donnell has become insufferable ever since he started subbing for Keith Olbermann last year and is getting worse nightly since taking over the 8pm slot full time. Below is an mesmerizingly awful display as O’Donnell makes even an apology into an occasion for massive quantities of bluster and verbosity and all around blowharding: Visit [Read More...]


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