Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Quote of the Week

Tyranny rarely begins with jackboots; it usually begins with ardent wishes for a better future, combined with an unfailing faith in the power of mass mobilization.
--Ben Shapiro, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great

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Pensamientos Acerca de Televisión

Dollhouse: “Belle Chose”

It's Eliza Dushku as both Kiki the lovable college student and a vicious serial killer. Good times.

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Pensamientos Acerca de Televisión

Dollhouse: “Instinct”

Echo is a wet nurse. And a mommy. Again, seriously.

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Pensamientos Acerca de Televisión

Dollhouse: “Vows”

Echo gets married. No, seriously.

And should I find it funny that I find it a bit hard to hear the word "glitch" used on this show without thinking about poor SpiderGwen?

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mi Hermana!

It is my late sister's birthday today. I hope she's enjoying herself, wherever she is.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dollhouse Anniversary

We're living in the year 2019 -- the same year that the events of Dollhouse episode "Epitaph One" took place.

So hey! Good times!

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Pop Song of the Week: "Macarena"

First Amy Winehouse, now Amber Benson. That's right. Tara is now officially a a honorary Latina -- at least according to this clip anyway. I don't know what it is that makes white non-Hispanic girls want to sing Latin but it's hardly a trend that I disapprove of.

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Movie Song of the Week: "Floop's Song (Cruel World)"

Alan Cumming waxes philosophical in this clip from the 2001 movie Spy Kids. Boy, would Freud have a field day with this number!

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Honorary Latinas

1. Suzanne Vega
2. Sarah Michelle Gellar
3. Jodie Whittaker
4. Amy Winehouse
5. Amber Benson
5. My mother.
6. My ex-girlfriend S_.
7. My friend N_.
8. My friend K_.
9. Elsa
10. Elsa's sister Anna


Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Gothic Icon of the Week

A pin-up photo of Juliet Landau, the actress who played Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Sunday, August 04, 2019

R.I.P. Tom Petty

American singer Tom Petty -- best known for such songs as "Refugee" and "American Girl" --finished his last solo effort on October 2, 2017, at age 66.

He will be missed.

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Saturday, August 03, 2019

TV Song of the Week: "Herod's Song"

From the 2000 UK TV version of the movie Jesus Christ Superstar, it is yet another version of a familiar tune, this time sung by actor Rik Mayall. That's right. Lord Flashheart plays King Herod. For what it's worth, I had trouble believing it as well.

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Movie Quote of the Week

This will become a legend too, you know. It'll change a little from person to person, of course. Brenda'll become a guy, you'll become a cop, and I'll end up in some insane asylum.
--Alicia Witt, Urban Legend (1998)

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TV Quote of the Week

There's something rather remarkable in the scope of imagination peculiar to children. they project and dream and fantasize with beauty and simplicity and faith, in a manner that somehow eludes us as we grow older. This is Brenda, and Brenda has a playmate. It comes to her in part because of loneliness, and what I wish for you is that you never get that lonely.
--Rod Serling, Night Gallery, “Brenda”

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Comic Book Images of the Week

One of the more memorable aspects of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer "Freefall" collection has to be this variant cover originally meant for book # 6.

And of course, one of the neatest things about that cover is how cleverly it references this classic comic book cover from an earlier era.

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