Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

South Park – Free On-line

April 7, 2008

Canada on Strike

Below is a website where you can watch every episode of South Park episode for free including last weeks episode: “Canada on Strike”.

This political, social, pop culture, Peabody awarding winning satirical cartoon continues to get better and better. This last episode is probably one of the funniest I’ve seen (the week before left me in tears I was laughing so hard), and this season is one of the sharpest (last season was pretty amazing as well). Unlike Family Guy, which is quickly running out of gas, and The Simpson’s, which has lost the genius while remaining funny enough, I see no end to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s brilliance.

 

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More Websites: You Mean I Can Watch Everything On-Line?

April 3, 2008

Browsing through the list of free movies and television shows gave me serious chills just now.What really, free movies and television shows? Did you just say that Uncle Phillip?

Why yes internet fledglings, yes I did.

But what’s the name of the website, Uncle Phillip?

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Browsing instead of sleeping: The call of “Frisky Dingo”

August 31, 2007

killfaceI hate the nights when things weigh so heavily you just can’t sleep, and most of it when it comes down to it is exaggeration in the heat of imagination.

So, what do you do? Finish writing that screenplay? Start that next book? Write in your blog? Or do you spend hours wandering around watching other people’s lives through their home videos and short films? We can see which one I’m choosing to do at the moment, only because I don’t want to focus on something that means something to me, I mean really means something to me…I am supposed to be sleeping after all.

And this next thing that I have to say is pretty imperative when it comes to things that I don’t necessarily live or die for, but the 10 minute, once a week cartoon on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim called “Frisky Dingo” is about the closest thing to ten minutes of tv perfection I have ever seen. All of the seasons first episodes can be found on youtube.com. But it was the first episode of the second season that recently took the jump from a clever send up of the fan boy geek world I grew up in with some of the most intricately designed characters I’ve ever seen, into a full blown commentary on just about everything.

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Ingmar Bergman’s, um, Burgman’s Greatest film as performed by SCTV

July 26, 2007

Kids, if you don’t get it, you should…

SCTV was the best.

Bergman must have known after being spoofed by these fine comedians that he finally made it! No better troop to satirize him.

The Big Gay Bomb

June 12, 2007

Somebody brought this video to my attention.

It’s really quite astounding what people will come up with when they’re forced to think of any and all solutions they can. Especially when it’s non-lethal war material. Isn’t the idea of war to be lethal…otherwise it wouldn’t be war. I recall the scene in Doctor Strange love, “There is no fighting in the war room!” I guess we can never say that the military or our government doesn’t think out side of the box…or closet.

The news follows up with the usual suspects. Here’s the angry gay person, here’s the gay person who thinks the idea is silly. Here’s the response from the military avoiding the subject, probably because they know the idea is just as silly as we do! Let’s look at the note a little more closely. “One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior.” First, just admire the absurdity of this statement. That would have to be one pretty strong aphrodisiac to cause homosexuality among religious fanatics that like to blow things up. Secondly the word distasteful seems to actually imply that the use of such a weapon or the idea of building such a weapon that could do this would be distasteful, not that the act of homosexuality is distasteful. So the gay people whose arguments they get don’t really have grounds for arguments.

Truly though, it is just absurd.

Simpsons = 400 but our “Future” is already gone

May 21, 2007

Congratulations to the “Simpsons”. 400 episodes, and I look forward to the movie. It was fun to see the original sketch open the 400th earlier this evening. It’s too bad though they wasted a lot of the funny on the police dog/snake episode a week ago (one of my favorites I think). But they still weren’t bad, solid episodes in fact.  Seeing the Simpsons having come so far though makes me sad about Groening’s other cartoon venture, “Futurama”. A show I didn’t get into when it first happened upon the scene, but the more I see on Adult Swim, the more I love.

It’s sad to see some of the best shows disappear. “Arrested Development” was another. As was the cop drama “Boomtown”.

But I’m going to stick to the point. The more I see “Futurama” the more I love it. An episode hit me so hard in fact recently that I literally went from weeping in fits of laughter to weeping out of sheer sadness. Something about the episode in which we see how the hero, Fry, has been sent to the future and his dog that tries to find him, hit me somewhere deep down. I saw it coming too. I felt it sneaking up on me. I knew it was going to happen and when it did, I couldn’t stop myself from crying. I couldn’t help it! It was beautiful and sad. It just shows the true brilliance of what this show was and what it could have continued being. It’s probably become one of my favorite television episodes of all time. For those of you who have seen this episode and you don’t know what I’m talking about, I pity you. For those who haven’t seen this episode, it’s a good one to start with…actually a great one to start with. Even if you don’t wish to watch the rest of the series, which I’m going to start doing. But don’t…DO NOT look up the scene on youtube. You have to see the whole friggin’ episode!

Not much makes me cry like that. I’ve been told Kurosawa’s “Ikiru” can make a grown man cry. I unfortunately put the second side of the movie in first (a two-sided Japanese DVD! You might have done it too!) and watched the second half first. I was so confused I wrote to Roger Ebert and thoroughly confused him as well, but one of these days I’ll go back and watch the whole thing and I hope it affects me in a similarly profound way. The other film of the last few years that made me weep was the first half of the HBO mini-series “Angels in America”. It overwhelmed me so that I crawled into the bathroom and curled up in a fetal position and wept for awhile. Not much gets me that deeply. Now I can add “Futurama” to the list. It’s nice to find those.

Anyone willing to admit to their’s?


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