Great Job, Internet!: On its 20th anniversary, everything worth pondering from Pinky And The Brain

Prepare the various “Narfs!” and “Zorts!,” as it’s time to fondly recall Pinky And The Brain. Originally appearing as a segment in Animaniacs in 1993, the pair of would-be world conquering lab mice got their own spin-off 20 years ago today on the WB Network. Pinky and the Brain (voiced by Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, respectively) were an oddball […]

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TV Club: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Series premiere

In all the pre-show press, process-examining podcasts, and local-access current affairs shows Stephen Colbert did in the lead-up to his Late Show debut, this was the refrain: The host couldn’t wait to get back in front of an audience. In The Late Show Podcast‘s “Abba-Dabba-Doo” episode, Colbert finds a fitting analogy for his relationship to the people watching at home […]

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Savage Love: Guys

Is it legal for a man to procure the services of a dominatrix? In the kind of session I have in mind, there’s no nudity or sexual activity or contact involved. There’s not even any whipping or flogging or caning or hardcore BDSM stuff. I just want to see what it would be like to be bound and gagged. That’s […]

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Inventory: “These are their stories”: 20 years of U.S. history, according to Law & Order

“In the criminal justice system,” begins Law & Order‘s iconic voice-over introduction, “the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” Between the years 1990 and 2010, these separate, yet equally important groups also tracked the preoccupations, dreads, anxieties, and news stories that consumed the […]

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Inventory: “These are their stories”: 20 years of U.S. history, according to Law & Order

“In the criminal justice system,” begins Law & Order‘s iconic voice-over introduction, “the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” Between the years 1990 and 2010, these separate, yet equally important groups also tracked the preoccupations, dreads, anxieties, and news stories that consumed the […]

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TV Club: Playing House: “Officer Of The Year”/“Celebrate Me Scones”

Ugh, Playing House, you’re not supposed to make me cry. Twice, no less. Both finale episodes of Playing House had these wonderful moments that prove how entirely invested the show makes you be in these characters. It’s not a show about being guffawing-ly funny, it’s about considerably more than that. And as Playing House has progressed through its second season, […]

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Newswire: Survivor is pissed that “Eye Of The Tiger” was used at a Kim Davis rally

The lady from Misery is having quite a month: Kim Davis has gone from your ordinary born-again, thrice-divorced civil servant to a media lightning rod to an anti-gay political martyr, all by doing absolutely nothing. (In case you’ve been away from the internet for a while, Davis rose to fame for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in […]

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