Vintage Kermit the Frog From “Sam & Friends” On Visual Thinking

Amazing footage, it boggles my mind to see Kermit in the ’50s: It’s such a shame that Jim Henson’s deft, pitch perfect sense of humor and imagination died with him. Most things muppet-related have been bland, assembly line, Disneyfied hack work since 1990. Blegh. Kermit the Frog is dead, long live Kermit the Frog. Your [Read More...]

Does The Left Need Its Own Rush Limbaugh Or FOX News?

Conor Friedersdorf thinks the left is better off without Olbermann and not having all the liabilities that come with inflammatory characters: The left has its own malign influences on public discourse. Some are rich and successful. It no more makes sense for liberals to envy the right it’s talk radio hosts than it makes sense [Read More...]

NYPD Blue Moons The FCC With Court Approval

A good day for freedom of speech as the censorious FCC loses its case trying to levy a fine for a naked butt on NYPD Blue: NEW YORK – The Federal Communications Commission cannot fine broadcasters for showing a woman’s nude buttocks on a 2003 episode of “NYPD Blue,” a federal court ruled Tuesday, citing [Read More...]

William Shatner As Stanley Milgram In The 1975 Film “The Tenth Level”

Stanley Milgram was the psychologist who performed the famous obedience experiments which involved getting normal people to go through with administering (what they thought were) extraordinarily painful shocks to other people out of deference to calm but firm orders from an authority figure.  Now Mind Hacks points our attention to The Tenth Level a fascinating bit [Read More...]

Judge This: No Gay Kissing On Modern Family?

I am a bit late on this story but wanted to offer a contrary viewpoint to the dominant one of the outraged blogosphere. Though I have never seen the show, I was interested in the controversy over the show Modern Family which apparently features a gay couple among its lead characters.  The controversy centers not [Read More...]

Trading Spouses: Christians Vs. Woo Edition

Passive aggressive condemnation does not come much rawer than this: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

J.J. Abrams’s Mystery Box

A few years ago, J.J. Abrams discussed what motivates his preoccupation with mystery: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Garfunkel And Oates: A Song For Lost

The girls are back with a very special spoilerific NSFW song for this special night: Their hilarious album is Music Songs. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Sir Ian Finds The Poetry In Television Themes

His name is Hunter Davis. (via) [Read more...]


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