TV


BBC iPlayer on the Wii

Sadly, this won’t be available in the US (and I have yet to get my Wii onto my wireless network) but I had to include the story, if only for the picture that accompanied it. She looks very scary. The Wii has brought many people to gaming for the first time The BBC’s iPlayer video […]


I still miss Mr. Rogers

Mental Floss (great name and great site) has a list of “15 Reasons Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever.” (And if you listen to NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, as I do, this is the list they used for this week’s “Not My Job” game.) This one is my favorite: 1. Even Koko […]


Looking for SuperBowl Ads?

Here they are all in one place. My top picks would be: the Bud Light fire breathing episode Bridgestone Richard Simmons/Alice Cooper Doritos Mouse Trap Iron Man! (which is not so much a vote for the commercial as eager for the movie, same is true for Wall-E) NFL Oboe commercial Worst, without a doubt: the […]


Rude and Not Ginger 4

This one is for Mark Goodacre. I am slowly getting caught up on my Dr. Who and when the good doctor took his most recent form, while Rose (Billie Piper) as still his able-bodied assistant, he asked if he was ginger. “Ginger,” to my fellow Americans, is the Brit term for redhead. Now, here is […]