Category Archives: Television

“Orange is the New Black” Notes, Season 2, Episode 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: 1. Ahhh, the old peanut butter and dog story. A staple of suburban folklore. 2. Doesn’t that mousy female CO, Fischer, look a lot like Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates? 3. I really like Healy’s arc. He … Continue reading

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“Orange is the New Black” Notes, Season 2, Episode 1

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Everyone else does TV recaps, so why not me? I just started season 2 of the Netflix series and I know a few other URers are fans, so I thought I’d blog it as I go along. Without … Continue reading

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Some Snaps I Took in Atlanta

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was in Atlanta recently for work. Thought I’d share some photos I took. This ferris wheel was right outside the hotel at which I stayed. I guess urban ferris wheels are a thing now? If … Continue reading

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Two TV Moments that Always Make Me Laugh

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Geeks GUTting Movies

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It’s become a cliche to note that large swathes of popular culture have been taken over by nerds and geeks. Zombies, vampires, hobbits, monsters, aliens, and superheroes abound. Among this summer’s most hotly anticipated long-form digital entertainments … Continue reading

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Blowhard, Esq. writes: I thought this was a wonderful book. Published in 1966, it’s a road novel that takes place in late 50s America as the titular hero ventures from Texarkana to New York City and back. Here I am, … Continue reading

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Gay Mountain: Krokodil on the Thames

Callowman writes: Gay Mountain was developed by British Channel 4′s in-house advertising agency and ran on the opening day of the Sochi games. This is public service television, tovarish. “Born Risky”, indeed.

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Notes on “Jack Irish: Bad Debts” and “Black Tide” (2012)

Eddie Pensier writes: This series of telemovies is based on the novels by Peter Temple. Jack is a widowed criminal attorney who has drifted into a second life as a private investigator, debt collector, gambler, and quippy layabout. He hangs … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves …

Eddie Pensier writes: …Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek, best known for indie film Nothing Personal, and as Giulia “La Bella” Farnese in Showtime’s The Borgias.

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Paleo Retiree writes: Interesting how much some of these pathetic (if also zany) Brutalist Yugoslavian monuments – shown here in photos by Jan Kempenaers – resemble contemporary chic architecture. Coincidence? An interview with journalist Colin Flaherty, who has been tracking the Knockout … Continue reading

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