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The IT Crowd – FriendFace

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Just one more reason why the IT Crowd is awesome!

music from Miss Fisher’s

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Before my blueray player decided it didn’t like Netflix any longer I was enjoying Miss Fisher’s Mysteries.  More than once, the credits started to roll and the accompanying song was delightful and fresh in a way that 1920s radio mixes are new and fresh.  Being a popular show, of course the soundtrack is available commercially, however, I suspected that a lot of the songs would be freely available courtesy of the Internet Archive.  I was right, and I made you a little mix of all the songs I could find for Season One with a script I have been dying to try.



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What do you mean, you don’t know about Brisco County Jr.?

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Okay, okay, so you did used to watch it religiously on Fox in 1994 like I did, but what have you done for the Adventures of Brisco County Jr. lately?   While you think about it, have some auditory nostalgia:

The Formula For An Episode Of Murder, She Wrote – a post on Tom Francis’ blog

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You know I love Murder She Wrote. I found someone else who loves Murder She Wrote. At least, he watches it a lot:

Apartment, day

HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WHO WORKS FOR SOMEONE BUT IS OTHERWISE NOT REALLY INVOLVED:
I love you PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS RELATED TO SOMEONE.

PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS RELATED TO SOMEONE BUT OTHERWISE NOT REALLY INVOLVED:
Oh, but it’s no use HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WHO WORKS FOR SOMEONE! In some obtuse way this business merger makes our love impossible!

HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WHO WORKS FOR SOMEONE BUT IS OTHERWISE NOT REALLY INVOLVED:
This is weird but accurate.

Source: The Formula For An Episode Of Murder, She Wrote – a post on Tom Francis’ blog

The sexiest accordion player

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myronI have a crush.  Richard and I watch tons of Lawrence Welk (only not recently because PBS has stopped playing it for some reason).  Myron Floren always steals the show, and over the years more and more of the show seems to be given to him – as if the producers know that he is the sexiest accordion player on the planet.

I am speaking as someone who likes the sound of a well played accordion; but I imagine his chops would be appreciated even by those who don’t.  What’s more, he always has the happy little grin on his face while playing and seems completely at ease being in front of a crowd and/or camera.

When I mentioned that more and more of the show is given to him through the years, I didn’t mean more accordion spots.  Eventually he starts to MC half the show in place of Mr. Welk.  And he does this better than Mr. Welk.

Self realization: entertainment

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Do you ever catch yourself doing the same thing over and over again and realize that this thing is a weird ass thing you are doing?  I mean, out of character?  I noticed just such a thing last weekend.  Whenever I am left alone with no preplanned entertainment programming I do what most American couch potatoes do and surf the cable guide for something to watch.  I found that I cannot pass a program on extreme RVs without stopping.  Unlike other shows, even the beloved bath/kitchen/yard/room crashers, Golden Girls and NCIS, there is never anything that encourages me to change the channel away from an extreme RV special.  There is even a good chance that I will pick an extreme RV show over another TV favorite.

I never want an RV.  I cannot picture any lifestyle change that might happen to me to change my mind about wanting an RV.  I find most RV designs on these shows overly extravagant and wrought with wasted space.  Can I pass the shows up?  No.

Murder She Wrote top 5 (so far)

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MSWAll right, after my first ruminations on Murder She Wrote,  Brad challenged me to pick my top 5 episodes.  It was hard, and maybe not completely accurate because I’ve only finished 7.5 of 12 seasons, but here we go!

  1. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Beverly:”  wherein the Sheriff’s deputy services a different Cabot Cove female everyday of the week, and records it in the log book.
  2. “Sticks & Stones:”  including the talents of John Astin (as in Gomez Addams) as the new town Sheriff, and a bunch of gossipy letters.
  3. “Who Killed J.B. Fletcher:”  wherein a bunch of looney Fletcher Fan’s goad and gaggle Jessica through solving a case.
  4. “The Sins of Castle Cove:” which is also awesome because it exposes the Cabot Cove residents as oversexed and underhanded yet somehow adorable persons.  (see “If It’s Thursday….”)
  5. “Mr. Penroy’s Vacation:” which I liked immediately because of the plot and character references to Arsenic and Old Lace.

Another episode I liked for it’s familiar plot line was “Jessica Behind Bars” in which she has to solve a murder in a locked-down women’s prison before riot and police enforcement collided.  Though it didn’t so much harken back to something else I’d seen so much as establish that Jessica did it first.

Also a runner up was “Trouble in Eden” because of the shock and hilarity of sending Jessica as the hereditary replacement of the madame of a brothel.   See, if I have runners up, I still only picked a top five!

A couple worst of the worst:

  1. “Sing a Song of Murder:”  because no, no Jessica!  a red headed identical twin Irish cousin!?!
  2. “No Laughing Matter:”  aptly named.  Oh, Buddy Hackett…why?

Some thoughts on Murder She Wrote

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Yup, that’s right.  It has been my go to background show for all things packing and unpacking and now I’ve just become addicted to it.

NCIS-ers, remember when Timmy got sent to that women’s prison and then trapped in a riot where the only way to keep the peace is for him to solve the murder before the authorities busted everything up?  Jessica did it first – with Adrienne Barbeau, no less!  So maybe, Jessica solved an Amish murder after Harrison Ford, but she did it before Neve Campbell!  She’s uncovered toxic waste, helped Russians defect, gone to the circus, stood in as the madame of a brothel, run afoul of MI6, foiled a voodoo curseteamed up with Magnum P.I. and she even has a look-a-like Irish twin! 

If it’s a murder mystery or a slasher movie plot, Jessica has done it:  murders at a snowed in ski lodge, anyone?  Hauntings by an executed witch?  And, I’m only up to season 7; there are 12 of these duders!  I wonder why I hadn’t been paying attention when Mom and I used to watch Murder She Wrote every week.  I am waiting for aliens, ’cause they’ve just got to be coming.

Usavich

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Another from the GReader starred list.  Usavich is a Russian cartoon about rabbits and?  I really don’t know.  But it’s hilarious and not focused on language, so completely understandable.

Usavich [Season 1] – YouTube.

Give me some Lawrence Welk

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No really, give me some.  I remember sitting on the shag carpet of my grandma’s den, watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday night with her and my mom.  I have to admit, I didn’t appreciate it then.  I relegated it to all the other things I wouldn’t have watched had I not been hanging out with Grandma (hello Little House on the Prairie).  But lately I have developed a strong appreciation for the show – with it’s awkward host and all.  I especially like the orchestra’s suits.

I drew this while watching a very special holiday episode.  This dude is a little to loose for Welk, though.

Giant Squid on Video

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Giant Squid Captured on Video for First Time : Discovery Channel

Need something to watch on January 27th at 10/9c?  Of course you do, and it is first ever live documentation of a giant squid:  Giant Squid Captured on Video for First Time : Discovery Channel.  Isn’t it so shimmery and beautiful?

British comedy

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I didn’t know what to draw one night so I asked my husband for advice.  We were watching Keeping Up Appearances at the time during one of Onslo and Daisy’s morning in bed scenes, so he suggested I draw them young.  This is it.

The Librarians

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When I first heard about it I was crazy frustrated that it was only airing in Australia.  Then I forgot about it until some fabulous blogger in my feeds (sorry I forgot who) mentioned that it was available on Hulu.  Well, I finally got around to watching it, and it’s just as dysfunctional as I’d hoped.  I think I might love Australian television.

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