February 28, 2014
Another sign of spring

A mildly annoying and rather geeky reminder of the change of seasons is the twice a year (spring and fall) television interference due to a phenomenon known as “sun outages.”

A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The interference is caused when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the sun’s radiation overwhelms the satellite signal.

Interruption in TV service due to sun outages can last up to several minutes a day. They usually amount to some interference with picture quality and sound (not internet or phone service if you’re on some cable package)

The nice part is that it means spring is coming (even if another snowstorm is headed my way this weekend in the northeast).

This spring, sun outages are expected to occur between February 28 and March 8, 2014 - and after that the equinox is just a few weeks away.

January 4, 2014
Most Popular TV Show Set in each state I’ll take THE SOPRANOS over JERSEY SHORE any day.

Most Popular TV Show Set in each state
I’ll take THE SOPRANOS over JERSEY SHORE any day.

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September 19, 2013
Damn reality (TV) !

Damn reality (TV) !

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September 10, 2013

Fringe

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September 9, 2013

Clowns. They still creep me out.

Evidence: this 1960s Cereal Commercial

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July 23, 2013
entertainmentweekly:  The Simpsons and Family Guy are doing a crossover episode. Seriously.
In other news, the universe has imploded.

entertainmentweeklyThe Simpsons and Family Guy are doing a crossover episode. Seriously.

In other news, the universe has imploded.

April 14, 2013
Dinner with the casts of Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, and Petticoat Junction

Dinner with the casts of Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, and Petticoat Junction

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April 14, 2013
What do you do when you watch TV?
4 in 5 Americans Multitask While Watching TV

What do you do when you watch TV?

4 in 5 Americans Multitask While Watching TV

(Source: unionmetrics, via courtenaybird)

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April 5, 2013
This year, Monica & Chandler’s twins would be 9.Phoebe’s triplets would be 14.Emma is 11.Ben is 18.Let’s just take a minute and let that sink in.

This year, Monica & Chandler’s twins would be 9.
Phoebe’s triplets would be 14.
Emma is 11.
Ben is 18.
Let’s just take a minute and let that sink in.

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April 3, 2013
Like Ethel, I am a hobbyist.

Like Ethel, I am a hobbyist.

(Source: katieb1013, via alyseinwonderland)

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March 27, 2013
Philip Roth: Unmasked

American Masters explores the life and career of Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer.

Reclusive and diffident, Roth grants very few interviews, but for the first time, allowed a journalist to spend 10 days interviewing him on camera.

The result is Philip Roth: Unmasked, a 90-minute documentary that features Roth freely discussing very intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before.

The film had its world theatrical premiere March 13-19 for one week only at Film Forum in New York City and it premieres nationally Friday, March 29 on PBS (check local listings) in honor of Roth’s 80th birthday.

Watch Philip Roth: Unmasked on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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March 20, 2013
oh yeah, Wednesday has it going on

oh yeah, Wednesday has it going on

(Source: get-on-the-carousel, via alyseinwonderland)

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February 28, 2013
Eddie & Grandpa Munster

Eddie & Grandpa Munster

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February 27, 2013
"I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book."

— Groucho Marx

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January 16, 2013
FRINGE: An Oral History

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With the series finale coming this Friday, TV Guide has a 4 part oral history of one of my favorite shows about a good-crazy scientist, his genius prodigal son and a noble FBI agent all mixed together by J.J. Abrams.

FRINGE - though it struggled with ratings, it survived five seasons.

It contained its own world in our world -  and actually, well beyond our world and time.

It will all end Friday at 8/7c. Since they had time to prepare for this, I really hope for a satisfying ending that will not leave me wanting resolution. Though I know I will be wanting more FRINGE.

The first 2 parts of the history are online now

Oral History part 1

part 2

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