Tag Archives: sarcasm

TV Club: Community: “Ladders”/“Lawnmower Maintenance And Postnatal Care”

“Sometimes dead is better.” It’s no coincidence that of all the quotes tossed off by the thousands of characters in the Stephen King universe, Jud Crandall’s stern, yet folksy warning from Pet Sematary endures in memes and South Park references. Removed from its literal context, it’s a relatable sentiment about the dangers of nostalgia. The temptation to prod beloved institutions […]

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Newswire: New virtual reality experience lets you relive the thrill of Jerry Seinfeld’s SNL 40 bit

Virtual reality, once the domain of terrible video games, has advanced far enough now that important historical events are being cataloged specifically so that they can be experienced virtually by future generations. OK, up until today, the important historical events mostly consisted of basketball games, but now NBC and Samsung have released a virtual reality experience based entirely around Jerry […]

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Newswire: Robert Durst has now been charged with murder, may face the death penalty

After being arrested this weekend, Robert Durst—the subject of HBO’s true crime documentary series The Jinx and the suspected murderer of three women—has been formally charged with murdering Susan Berman in 2000. According to USA Today, Durst’s charge is officially first-degree murder, and that means he might face the death penalty if he gets convicted. This comes only a day […]

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Newswire: The Friday The 13th TV spinoff series is going to be totally meta

Just as the original Friday The 13th took John Carpenter’s Halloween and made it into something cruder, but equally successful, so the proposed TV spinoff of the rebooted reboot of the long-running horror series is taking the original Friday The 13th and making it into something more meta. (You know, for the teens.) How successful it will be remains to […]

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TV Club: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: “Kimmy Rides A Bike!”

Because its characters aren’t all completely morally bankrupt or assholes as is common of most dark comedies, you don’t see that subgenre thrown around a lot when it comes to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is more often described as charming and delightful than dark. But underneath all the bright colors of Kimmy’s wardrobe and her inspirational pep talks, we can […]

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Newswire: New York cable company to offer HBO Now for some reason

In the old days—the days of Arli$$ and Oz—you needed a cable subscription to watch HBO. Then came HBO Go, which requires a cable subscription and a broadband Internet connection. More recently, the network created HBO Now, a $15-per-month service launching in April that will work using only an Internet connection. Aside from a post-launch exclusivity period for Apple devices […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The Sarah Silverman Program’s tribute to the late Harris Wittels is heartbreaking

Harris Wittels fans know the late comedian got his start in Hollywood as a writer for The Sarah Silverman Program and that Silverman, in particular, took Wittels’ recent death fairly hard. That’s why it’s so sweet that Silverman, Rob Schrab, and the rest of cast and crew of the show put together a tribute to Wittels’ work on the show. […]

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