08
Dec 12

The Fairytale of New York

Listen, read, or watch (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) the history of one of the Greatest Christmas songs ever.


03
Dec 12

Unusual Christmas Movies

Machine Gun Ho Ho Ho

So, if you ask people for their favorite Christmas movies, almost all of them would say White Christmas, Elf, Christmas Vacation, or A Christmas Story [previously].

Here’s a list of movies from IMDB which mention Christmas in the film’s descriptions, ranked by the number of votes the movie received from the IMDB community.

Films you might not have considered include the Godfather, 1941, Gremlins, Lethal Weapon, and both the first Rocky and Rambo!

The results might surprise you.


01
Dec 12

On Christmas movies…

Previously.


22
Nov 12

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully you are enjoying the company of your Republican relatives and not partaking in the pre-Black Friday madness.  Here, enjoy WKRP in Cincinnati’s Turkey Drop.


10
Sep 12

David Simon, creator of the Wire on Real Time with Bill Maher

De-industrialization’s been going on for 50 years, the decline of organized labor’s been going on for 40 years, globalization: 20-25 years, and you’re gonna sit there and argue over this month’s employment report? The fact that we can’t have an adult electoral process is rooted in this kind of frenzy of who can we blame, and how fast.

[…]

That business of four years being the metric for anything? We have a political culture that everyone plants annuals, they plant pretty flowers that come up the next spring. What we need is a political culture where somebody plants a fuckin’ olive tree, which doesn’t even give you an olive for seven years. That’s how you fix an economy…When that olive tree becomes an orchard.

From BacktimeTV via Philebrity.