More Supermarkets, Please by PostBourgie. An excellent example of a simple fact – getting access to decent groceries is not a given for many Americans.
We partially won over Karl Smith when it comes to vanilla products. Hooray!
I really didn’t like Inglourious Basterds. I wasn’t necessarily sold on the idea that it was Tarantino’s Nazi Movie (as opposed to his “WWII Heroes Movie”, which it wasn’t at all), but I realized after seeing it that I suddenly wanted to read The Kindly Ones, as opposed to watch Hogan’s Heroes or anything like that, so maybe it was.
It’s disappointing that “Community” isn’t clicking with me. I am really rooting for Joel McHale’s career. I understand there’s a pilot of the BBC’s “The IT Crowd” for American audiences, with Joel McHale, and Richard Ayoade (who also played Dean Learner on “Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace”) reprising his role. I can see that being a disaster, but the longer Richard Ayoade is kept from American audiences, the more needless suffering there will be.
The season opener of House was amazing.
When I was younger, some friends and I wrote out some scripts for a small serial called “Dictionary Red”, who would be an late 20s boozy former kid wonder detective (like “Encyclopedia Brown”) trying to get his game back. We never filmed it, but I always liked the idea. I think others like the idea too – it showed up in part in Joe Meno’sThe Boy Detective Fails (“presents former child sleuth Billy Argo at 30, having just finished a 10-year stint in a mental hospital, where he was confined after his teenage sister Caroline’s suicide. Unhappy, painfully shy and doped up on antianxiety drugs…”)
So I can’t describe to you how much I am loving HBO’s Bored to Death. Jason Schwartzman as an adrift writer trying to be a private detective, Zach Galifianakis, etc. The idea that a future episode will contain Patton Oswalt commenting on whether or not one needs night googles would make me tune in regardless of anything else. It all works for me, and I recommend you check it out.