Tag Archives: TV

Getting Insurance Is As Easy As Arguing Over A Shirt For 2 Hours!

January 7, 2014

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Now THAT is a reassuringly charming shirt.

I did a commercial last week for an insurance company, in which I walk you through the process of signing up for insurance and explain the new health care laws.  The gist of it is that signing up for health care is easy and the insurance companies are here for you. You know, lying. The […]

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My Predictions For The Final Episode of “Breaking Bad”

September 29, 2013

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"You know you've found someone special when he'll stare at you for long periods without blinking and offer to make your tea stronger or walk you through a fields of corpses."

It’s all come to this.  The final episode. Tonight.  And, I’ll be honest – I’m not sure my heart can take it.  This show has managed to ratchet tension up so high it needs a surgeon general’s warning.  And if you’re not watching Breaking Bad?  Good God!  You need two TV’s and a Netflix account […]

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TV’s Advice For The Expectant Father

October 4, 2012

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In these final days leading up to having the baby, there’s been a lot of advice for me, the dad-to-be, on what to expect, and how to prepare.  Lots of clearly false information, doled out by so-called “doctors,” so-called “books,” and “Doulas” which, for all I know, could be the Dutch word for “hippie.”  Lots […]

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For Your (Re)Consideration: The Wire

June 22, 2012

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*For Your (Re)Consideration is periodic feature in which I/we re-visit some piece of art that is universally adored or hated or forgotten or some mix thereof to look at the hype versus the reality.* There are basically two kinds of people when it comes to the HBO series The Wire: There are the people who […]

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Brace Yourself: TV is Fake

June 13, 2012

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In news that could prove quite shocking to no one, more and more reality TV shows are turning out to be fake.  I know.  Fakery reigns, from Survivor inserting fake footage to make the challenges look more exciting, to participants on multiple shows being goaded into fighting, to it turning out that the contestants on […]

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