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The Muppet Show Theme

Posted Sunday, April 4th, 2021 07:49 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Television at 7:49 PM

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight…

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm

Lucille Bluth

Posted Thursday, March 25th, 2021 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 5:14 PM

Here’s some money. Go see a Star War.

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2021 at 5:14 pm

Jay Roach, Barry S2 E7

Posted Sunday, March 21st, 2021 04:55 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 4:55 PM

Wow. He did not give a fuck. What’s his name again?

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm

Alfie Solomons

Posted Sunday, March 7th, 2021 08:43 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:43 PM

You’re a bit of a failure, aren’t you? You come all the way over here in this country to kill Tommy Shelby, but…I mean, well, he’s not dead, is he?

Originally published by DK on March 7, 2021 at 8:43 pm

Streaming in 2021

Posted Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 12:47 am GMT -5 in Movies,Television at 12:47 AM

In the not-so-distant past, I was very much an advocate for cord-cutting. Everyone likes to bag on the cable companies, but to be honest, the only real issues I’ve had with them my entire life are cost and channel selection. The former always goes up and the latter never seemed to include exactly what I wanted. Cord-cutting seemed to be the solution – just let me pay for the channels I want. Unfortunately, the TV provider also being the internet bandwidth provider makes it difficult to get one without the other. The last time we moved, Comcast basically offered me internet plus a bunch of channels for the same price as just internet (which also turns out to be a very good deal if you like live sports).

Today, I seem to have a bit of everything (and the amount I pay to Comcast continues to rise). I have an old AppleTV connected to our Sony set, which streams multiple services that I get billed for in addition to Comcast: Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Disney+ and CBS All Access (which we just added so Colleen could watch The Stand). At some point, I need to catalog all of these accounts, see how much I’m paying in total and decide if we really get that much value out of them. In normal times? Probably not. During a stay-at-home pandemic? Likely a bargain.

My list of lists page has always had movies and TV shows I want to watch. Here are some recent things I’ve finished (or just started) since my best of 2020 post:

  • Dark, Netflix (seasons 1-3): Armon told me to watch this German science fiction series about murder and time travel. It’s got subtitles, so you really have to pay attention. That’s good advice even if it was in English, as there is a large cast and it gets confusing very quickly. I did like it overall, but to be honest, it was a battle to finish all three seasons.
  • Letterkenny, Hulu (season 9): I love this Canadian comedy and was super excited for a new season, but flew through all seven episodes in one sitting and now it’s gone again. Pitter Patter.
  • Disenchantment, Netflix (part 3): Matt Groening’s medieval cartoon series is more Futurama than Simpsons, but the trio of Bean, Elfo and Luci make me laugh. Similar to Letterkenny, season/part 3 was over way too fast.
  • Lupin, Netflix (season 1, part 1): Another foreign language Netflix original (France), this mystery thriller with subtitles demands attention. With only five episodes online now (out of ten shot for season one), it’s a quick watch. Cliff hanger warning: hopefully the second half of the season gets released soon so we can find out what happens to Omar Sy’s excellent character Assane Diop.
  • Kim’s Convenience, Netflix (seasons 1-4): this Canadian comedy series set in Toronto has some of the best husband-wife and parent-child jokes of any show we’ve watched. Almost done with season four (and very happy to read there will be at least two more seasons coming).
  • Night Stalker, Netflix: The New York Post (of all places) said this four-part true crime documentary about serial killer Richard Ramirez was “too graphic,” but we found it very interesting. I believe most of this happened while Colleen and I were in high school, but I only had a vague recollection of the case.
  • Snowpiercer (movie): This 2013 science fiction thriller was on my watch list for a long time, as part of our recent Bong Joon-ho kick (Parasite, Okja, The Host). Can’t remember which service it popped up on, but we recently learned this is now also a series on TNT (with two seasons).
  • Peaky Blinders, Netflix (season 1): With five seasons of this BBC show available, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to commit the time to a period piece set in post-WWI Birmingham, but now it’s almost like a British Sopranos for me, to be honest. Will continue onward.
  • The Aristocats: I like that Disney+ has almost all of the old Disney animated movies to watch whenever you want (no more “available for a limited time on VHS” crap). When I read that some of the old movies now have disclaimers at the beginning, I decided to re-watch this one first. More details can be found on their “Stories Matter” website.
  • Behind the Scenes of The Mandalorian, Disney+: I know I just linked to something different on the Star Wars website, but the behind the scenes series on Disney+ is really good (after you’ve watched both seasons). This franchise is in such good hands: Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carl Weathers, Robert Rodriguez and Jon Favreau (who was a guest on Letterman the one time I got to see it in person) all seem like such cool, dorky people.

Thinking back on how many hours I’ve spent watching these, it’s a good thing at least some were also spent on the treadmill…

UPDATE: Per Kid Two, *she* pays for Hulu and also said I forgot about Amazon Prime Video…

Originally published by DK on February 2, 2021 at 12:47 am

Bean

Posted Monday, January 18th, 2021 08:20 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:20 PM

Man, after-work drinks taste so much better than instead-of-work drinks…

Originally published by DK on January 18, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Fire Darth Vader

Posted Sunday, January 10th, 2021 08:13 am GMT -5 in Television,Travel at 8:13 AM

Damn I love Duluth

Originally published by DK on January 10, 2021 at 8:13 am

Bee Gees Doc + popcorn

Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 05:20 pm GMT -5 in Food,Music,Television at 5:20 PM

HBO + Candyland

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm

Jonesy

Posted Saturday, December 26th, 2020 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 1:38 PM

Did you know that China’s having a shortage of ninjas?

Originally published by DK on December 26, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Wow – FSN to become Bally’s

Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 11:03 am GMT -5 in Business,Casinos,Sports,Television at 11:03 AM

https://www.startribune.com/from-play-ball-to-play-bally-s-sinclair-betting-on-legal-gambling-to-boost-viewership/573452881/

Originally published by DK on December 22, 2020 at 11:03 am

Snow Miser

Posted Friday, December 11th, 2020 08:35 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Quotes,Television at 8:35 PM

I’m Mister White Christmas, I’m Mister Snow. I’m Mister Icicle, I’m Mister Ten Below…

Originally published by DK on December 11, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Tree, Arrows, Dinette

Posted Sunday, December 6th, 2020 06:41 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays,Shopping,Television at 6:41 PM

With the whole fam too

Originally published by DK on December 6, 2020 at 6:41 pm

Top 7 Shows of 2020

Posted Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 10:10 pm GMT -5 in Television at 10:10 PM

My favorite pandemic time killers (alphabetical):

Any others I should start? Better Call Saul was good too…

Originally published by DK on December 3, 2020 at 10:10 pm

Another great season of Fargo

Posted Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 04:19 pm GMT -5 in Television at 4:19 PM

Chris Rock, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Schwartzman (and so many other great actors)

Originally published by DK on December 1, 2020 at 4:19 pm

Shaking things up?

Posted Sunday, November 15th, 2020 09:31 am GMT -5 in Golf,Television at 9:31 AM

Cue the outrage

Originally published by DK on November 15, 2020 at 9:31 am

Saturday at the Masters

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2020 01:18 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Television at 1:18 PM

From no coverage of the front nine to (perhaps) too much coverage?

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2020 at 1:18 pm

Star Wars Snol

Posted Sunday, November 1st, 2020 02:08 pm GMT -5 in Pets,Television at 2:08 PM

…and The Child

Originally published by DK on November 1, 2020 at 2:08 pm

The secret to IT success

Posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 10:53 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Technology,Television at 10:53 PM

It’s funny, but it’s also true

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

Moira Rose

Posted Sunday, October 4th, 2020 10:47 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Television at 10:47 PM

Ronnie, gentle reminder, the line has been changed to I want to KISS you like an animal…

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2020 at 10:47 pm

Best hockey night of the year

Posted Monday, September 28th, 2020 10:28 pm GMT -5 in Hockey,Sports,Television at 10:28 PM

Ferda, boys

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2020 at 10:28 pm

Moira Rose

Posted Friday, September 11th, 2020 10:22 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:22 PM

Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to just hang up…

Originally published by DK on September 11, 2020 at 10:22 pm

Happy travels, you fascist

Posted Sunday, September 6th, 2020 11:45 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Television,Travel,Video at 11:45 AM

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2020 at 11:45 am

Alexis Rose

Posted Monday, August 31st, 2020 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:43 PM

Trust me, people aren’t thinking about you the way that you’re thinking about you…

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2020 at 10:43 pm

That explains a lot

Posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 05:03 pm GMT -5 in Disney,History,Television at 5:03 PM

Um, what the hell, Mickey?

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2020 at 5:03 pm

I Threw It On The Ground

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 11:08 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 11:08 AM

Welcome to the real world, jackass!

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2020 at 11:08 am

Solomon

Posted Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 10:02 PM

Every human relationship can be adjusted with the right amount of money…

Originally published by DK on April 29, 2020 at 10:02 pm

Bosch

Posted Monday, February 24th, 2020 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:21 PM

Everybody counts or nobody counts…

Originally published by DK on February 24, 2020 at 8:21 pm

The Child

Posted Monday, December 16th, 2019 09:35 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:35 PM

Baby Groot, do me a favor. Keep my name out of your little tree mouth, before I snap you like a twig…

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2019 at 9:35 pm

Conference slide of the day

Posted Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 02:23 pm GMT -5 in Business,Television,Work at 2:23 PM

Mood.

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Gonna need a bigger boat

Posted Saturday, November 9th, 2019 03:42 pm GMT -5 in Football,Schools,Television at 3:42 PM

The boat no longer goes to Loserville!

Originally published by DK on November 9, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Is this Deadwood?

Posted Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 12:56 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Games,Television,Travel at 12:56 AM

Sweargen, you cock-sucka

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2019 at 12:56 am

A fitting sendoff soundtrack

Posted Friday, August 9th, 2019 06:37 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 6:37 PM

https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/Regina-Spektor-Youve-Got-Time-OITNB-Theme-Song-Video-46425999

Originally published by DK on August 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

Wu-Tang Financial on Chappelle

Posted Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 02:45 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 2:45 AM

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/tw2ltp/chappelle-s-show-wu-tang-financial—uncensored

Originally published by DK on August 3, 2019 at 2:45 am

Larry (and Robert)

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 10:44 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:44 PM

So much is said in silence…

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 10:44 pm

Champion Golfer + Twins

Posted Sunday, July 21st, 2019 01:01 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Golf,Sports,Television at 1:01 PM

Now we just need a win over Oakland

Originally published by DK on July 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Artie

Posted Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 10:29 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:29 AM

It’s scotch whisky… Glenlivet, single malt. When you die, you’ll go to heaven, say hello to God; and when God says hello to you, this is what you’ll smell on his breath…

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2019 at 10:29 am

Mike

Posted Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 09:50 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:50 AM

He’s just some angry old man who hates joy…

Originally published by DK on July 9, 2019 at 9:50 am

Yay, USWNT!

Posted Sunday, July 7th, 2019 12:42 pm GMT -5 in Sports,Television at 12:42 PM

That was some good TV sportsball

Originally published by DK on July 7, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Threw It On the Ground

Posted Sunday, June 30th, 2019 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 6:54 PM

What, you think I’m stupid? I’m not a part of your system. My dad’s not a phone, duh!

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm

Best thing in pro sports

Posted Thursday, June 13th, 2019 07:36 am GMT -5 in Hockey,Sports,Television at 7:36 AM

From the handshake line to the booing of Bettman and the handoff of the trophy

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2019 at 7:36 am

Remembering Uncle Greg

Posted Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 10:09 am GMT -5 in Family,Television,Travel at 10:09 AM

Spokane visit or Stranger Things audition?

Originally published by DK on June 2, 2019 at 10:09 am

Oreo for the Throne

Posted Thursday, May 9th, 2019 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Food,Pop Culture,Television at 7:30 PM

These are sweet

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Tormund

Posted Monday, April 22nd, 2019 04:20 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 4:20 PM

The big woman still here?

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Masters broadcast perfection

Posted Thursday, April 11th, 2019 01:05 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Mini Posts,Technology,Television at 1:05 PM

People have said a lot of thing about the Masters over the years, but the ability to follow Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia for their entire first round in HD on my AppleTV with no commercials, announcers that don’t scream and silence the majority of the broadcast (aside from the birds chirping) is about as good as sports TV gets, in my opinion. Add in a work-from-home snow day blizzard outside (with wife and daughter safely inside) + hot pizza from across the street + new levels in Two Dots = my favorite day in weeks.

Originally published by DK on April 11, 2019 at 1:05 pm

David Chase re: The Sopranos

Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:48 am GMT -5 in Movies,Quotes,Television at 11:48 AM

They were like little movies, which is what I was always trying to do: A little movie every week…

Originally published by DK on January 8, 2019 at 11:48 am

Les Nessman

Posted Friday, November 23rd, 2018 07:05 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Pop Culture,Television at 7:05 PM

I really don’t know how to describe it. It was like the turkeys mounted a counter-attack. It was almost as if they were…organized!

Originally published by DK on November 23, 2018 at 7:05 pm

NotATweet: Thumbs up on Disenchantment

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2018 11:48 pm GMT -5 in Music,Television,Tweets at 11:48 PM

Word on the street was bad for Disenchantment, but I really liked it (plus music by Mark Mothersbaugh!)

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2018 at 11:48 pm

Almost time for the show

Posted Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 11:38 am GMT -5 in Technology,Television at 11:38 AM

Come on, Tim, wow us

Originally published by DK on September 12, 2018 at 11:38 am

My 2018 Champion

Posted Monday, September 3rd, 2018 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Art,Food,Pop Culture,Television at 12:06 PM

Have you turned it off and back on again?

Originally published by DK on September 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm

CLIN-TON

Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Television,Travel at 12:32 PM

Thanks a lot, Simpsons

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

A Student of History

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:09 am GMT -5 in History,Mini Posts,Schools,Television at 12:09 AM

Back in my high school days, I had the option to take more than your average amount of history classes: Ancient Civilizations, Western Civilizations, American Experience. St. Paul Central’s Quest program was an early precursor to AP and IB type coursework and Mr. Demers, the history teacher, was one of my all-time favorites. I also was a fan of geography, so when you mixed in the opportunity to travel that my mom’s work allowed, history literally came alive for me.

This past week I’ve been watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part documentary on the Vietnam War. It amazes me how much I didn’t know about this historical event that played out during my lifetime – especially since my father participated in it directly (and it’s the reason I’m not a native Minnesotan). Now I’m looking forward to lunch with him and having an opportunity to ask questions about a topic we’ve never really discussed much (something I wish I’d done with my grandfather and World War II).

I found it interesting to see so many similarities between then and now politically. We like to think that our current environment is the most divisive ever, but this has really been America for a long time. As Thomas Polgar, the Saigon station chief for the C.I.A. wrote in his last cable from the embassy: “Those who fail to learn from history are forced to repeat it. Let us hope that we will not have another Vietnam experience and that we have learned our lesson.”

Note to self: research how so many Midwest politicians rose to play such prominent roles during this period of history (Humphrey and McCarthy in Minnesota, McGovern in South Dakota).

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2018 at 12:09 am

Fred Rodgers

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 09:48 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:48 PM

Silence is one of the greatest gifts we have…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

Judd Apatow

Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2018 03:45 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 3:45 PM

Garry was the Prince of comedy…

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Glóría Marie Delgado-Pritchett

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2018 12:30 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 12:30 AM

White people with beards, they ruined everything…

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2018 at 12:30 am

Thanks for the memories

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 03:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 3:34 PM

Bob Hope makes an appearance at the Minneapolis VA

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Not my best side, but OK

Posted Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Football,Links,Technology,Television,Work at 2:36 PM

https://www.today.com/video/this-year-s-super-bowl-stadium-flexes-its-high-tech-muscles-1153401411949

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Frigid

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 02:52 am GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 2:52 AM

This made me laugh

Originally published by DK on February 5, 2018 at 2:52 am

Enjoy the show

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Pop Culture,Television at 1:38 PM

The 2017 British Arrows Awards, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

MOR FUTBAL

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017 12:42 pm GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 12:42 PM

Games 15 through 21

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Nice to have Mary back

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:17 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 11:17 PM

This weather, though…

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

My favorite house guest

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Family,Television at 10:02 PM

Stranger Things 2 marathon for kid one

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Larry David

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:07 PM

Everyone wants to be the pickle jar hero…

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

The Hound

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 3:46 PM

You think you’re fooling anyone with that topknot?

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Valar Morghulis

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017 09:34 am GMT -5 in Links,Television at 9:34 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/entertainment/game-of-thrones/?hpid=hp_no-name_graphic-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2017 at 9:34 am

Game of Thrones Night

Posted Thursday, July 6th, 2017 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Television at 8:54 PM

Too hot, but had to get the T-shirt (not pictured)

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Dr. Jacoby

Posted Monday, June 5th, 2017 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:39 PM

We’re sinking down deep in the mud, and the fucks are at it again!

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm

So beautiful (and so sad)

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 12:02 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television,Video at 12:02 PM
Originally published by DK on May 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Bigger is Better

Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 05:23 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Television at 5:23 PM

Taller windows; bigger TV

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

I really miss this guy

Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 10:50 am GMT -5 in Links,Pop Culture,Television at 10:50 AM

http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/david-letterman-in-conversation.html

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2017 at 10:50 am
 

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