Category Archives: television

Olbermann’s backbone still MIA

Judge grants Kucinich entry to NV debate (AP via Yahoo! News) If you were watching Countdown tonight, then Keith Olbermann did, in fact, inform you of this decision, as well as the fact that NBC was going to appeal it. However, in the resulting discussion Olbermann had with Chuck Todd, Kucinich’s presence at the debate was never mentioned again. Todd even went so far as to ludicrously claim that tomorrow’s MSNBC debate would be the first debate where the "Big Three" of Hillary Clinton, John…

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Where’s Olbermann’s extra backbone now?

Last month when I was so sick, I really didn’t pay attention to politics as much as I normally would, since I didn’t feel up to taxing my mind so much. On the plus side, this did get me to stop reading the Huffington Post, which I had basically just come to "accept" as a site to keep me marginally informed on certain issues but I’d always openly loathed for caving in to the political centre time and again. Doubtless I’m missing all number of…

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Taking quality down a notch

Bam! Emeril Leaves Food Network (mediabistro.com) I had heard a while ago that Emeril had planned to leave Food Network, or at least discontinue Emeril Live, and I’ve been pained to see Food Network begin to transition to Alton Brown as the "face" of the network. I haven’t watched Emeril regularly since before the fire, but back when I first got DirecTV in the late 90’s Emeril Live was probably the show I watched the most back then. Mom owns several of his cookbooks, and…

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Piles of piles

Several months ago, it was hard not to notice just how many piles of entertainment media I had in my room. These piles had started accumulating a little over a year ago as my time just got completely sapped up with finishing my MA, but even after graduating I noticed that the piles just kept getting bigger and bigger. It wasn’t that I didn’t have free time, but I lacked the initiative to go through them for some reason. Granted, in some cases I was…

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Seven

Happy seventh birthday, seanshannon.org. I will have a .journal entry to commemorate the anniversary, but as has been the case so often these past few years, I’ve got to put off writing it until I get to Thanksgiving break and have some time to write it well (and also finish dealing with some personal stuff that’s kind of weighed me down here lately). On a mostly unrelated note, last night I think I came the closest to throwing up that I’ve been in several years.…

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