16 Favorite TV Moments of the Year

“Remember the time when somebody put a big yellow bullseye in the middle of our living room?” Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt– Alton Brown is a certifiable genius. Just watch any episode of Good Eats . I feel smarter every time I watch his show, so to combine that knowledge with a wonderfully-shot and incredibly […]

15 Favorite Sports Moments of the Year

You know, if we would’ve sent Sacha BARON Cohen instead, he probably wouldn’t have fallen. Indy-Pittsburgh Divisional playoff game-Most exciting football game of the year. With the Steelers threatening to put the game away with under two minutes left, (after a disputed non-interception call, an Indy touchdown to put the game within three, and Peyton […]

15 Least Favorite TV Moments of the Year

The first in a series of end of the year lists. Sorry for no star ratings, but all of these would fall between zero and one star. “Are you aware that we have a sketch about Commedia dell’arte?” “Sure. I love the works of Moliere and his contemporaries” “Since most of them aren’t familiar with […]

The Concept of Prehistoric Park

This might be my last traditional review of the year, considering we’re nearing the end of 2006. In this last month of the year, everybody likes to see best and worst of the year lists, so be prepared to be bombarded with those for the next few weeks, culminating with my Top 10 Lists of […]

The Promotion of ‘Borat:Cultural Learnings of Ame’rica for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’

Maybe this ridiculous outfit is what I need to get the womens. High Five! This guy is everywhere! I mean it. I mean it. Not just the ubiquitous ads for the movie, either. He may very well be the first person I’ve seen promoting one thing on Letterman, Leno, Conan, and The Daily Show, and […]

getting ripped off by your long-distance carrier/ISP

I’ve been ripped off huuuuge. Conned. Bamboozled. Gypped. Screwed. And like in any con, the only person I have to blame is myself. 17 miles is a long distance from Bethlehem, but not from 3 minutes away from here A few months ago my modem died. I was without internet at home for a while […]

That new U2/Green Day Song

I guess I just don’t understand the point. U2 needed a single for their approximately fifth greatest hits collection. Rather than come up with a really good song themselves, they enlisted the help of a band that while good, just doesn’t seem like the right fit with U2: Green Day. Not that Green Day can’t […]

Fancy-Schmancy Pet Food

If they’re good enough for gourmet food, they’re good enough for Iraq. Photos courtesy of www.petsinuniform.com. Check out their “exotics” page TODAY! I’m curious to see what The Bookshelf’s current vet-in-training has to say about this, if anything. I don’t understand the appeal things like this. Yes, that’s right, “premium holistic gourmet dog and cat […]