Wednesday, February 2, 2011


  • The Monologue:
    • Good news: the groundhog didn't see his shadow, so Spring is around the corner. Bad news: he took a wrong turn going back to his hole and froze to death in a four-foot-deep snow bank.
    • Speaking of Groundhog Day, here's a cute little piece from the guy who played Ned. Ned? Ned Ryerson?
    • Hate absolutes. I can't believe that all of the violence is originating with the pro-government faction in Egypt. Not all of the protesters are saints. We're not talking Gandhi here.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • With most of the best cable shows in between seasons right now and nothing -- nothing -- very worthwhile drama-wise on network (even House has been pretty weak lately), FX's Lights Out is far and away the best drama on the air right now. It is gut-wrenching, well-acted, and the fight scene in this week's episode was jaw-droppingly intense.
    • Best single thing on the air right now? I guess Community, though the most recent installment of Showtime's Episodes was brilliant and no show right now is better at doing what it sets out to do than Archer.
    • Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter posed a great question in a column: what is the most obscure thing you watch on TV? Mine is probably History Detectives on PBS, since the only other non-primetime show I watch the most is the overly popular Pawn Stars.
    • February means we're getting close to March. Maryland just doesn't have the go-to guy to hang with a team like Duke, so I have to look elsewhere. Back in November, I gave you San Diego State as a sleeper and they just finally lost this week. The team they lost to, BYU, has the single best player in the nation -- and most exciting to watch -- in point guard Jimmer Fredette. I may have been a bit off on Michigan State, huh? Though they tend to be different come tournament time.
  • Random Video:
    • Shakira turns 34 today and this song, which samples the opening of "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" by Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz and features the erstwhile President of Haiti, is one of my favorite pop songs ever.

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