These are the posts for category: entertainment

Four Books and One TV Show from My Youth, Re-Imagined With Modern Technology

1. The Baby-sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin
Goodbye club meetings! Stoneybrook parents won’t tolerate having just three half-hours a week to book a sitter by phone. Instead, Kristy creates online babysitter bookings and hires a Bangalore call centre to field any phone inquiries. Virtual ... Read more

On TV Theme Songs and Openings

TV theme songs/openings I skip every time
5. Entourage (for that matter, I’ve skipped the last 4 seasons)
4. Game of Thrones (let’s get to the show already, although the maps are nice)
3. The West Wing (SO LONG)
2. The Wire (hear each variation once and then NEVER AGAIN)
1. Community (though I ... Read more

Idle pop culture opinions: Jack Donaghy’s love interests

Jack Donaghy

Jack Donaghy has loved many women during his tenure at 30 Rock. Not all of them are created equal. Herewith is an ordered list from worst to first.

6. Elisa

There’s a saying about 30 Rock guest stars: the more famous they are, the crappier their appearance on the show. And too true here! Elisa ... Read more

Overthinking Big Business

  1. Full disclosure: I love the Divine Miss M.
  2. But seriously: what’s with the 80s and its general acceptance of age diversity? Bette Midler was 45 and Lily Tomlin was 49 by the time this movie debuted. Can you imagine any major studio today making a film where top billing goes to two middle-aged ... Read more

Overthinking (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

  1. Let’s just get this out of the way: this is an amazing, beautiful song.
  2. This song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1987, when Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes are 47 and 41 respectively. Can you imagine anyone of that age making it to the top of the pop charts today? It sort of seems ... Read more