Earth is all growsd up?
New Year's "Shock and Aww"?
Ryan wishes you all a Happy Saturnalia, Happy Life Day, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, etc., for this special hour-length double-episode.
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1. Elsie Baker "Silent Night, Hallowed Night"
2. Addictive Tragedy "Miles in Between"
3. Lionel Neykov "Miss Your Kiss"
4. Sumner Brothers "Goin' Out West"
5. ANTIQCOOL "All My Rivers Run to You"
6. Ryan (accompanied by an electronic glockenspiel) reads most of "The Golden Age" by James Baldwin, courtesy of Project Gutenberg
7. The Spaceshots "Greetings My Glorious Graces"
8. DJ JOHN X "Bangers 'N' Mash" Download
9. Peter Chavez "A Newfound Hope"
10. Matt Ritchey's Shakespeare Coach
11. Michelle Newman "Goodnight Kiss"
Truthfully, Mutiny Universe Television isn't going to post a Hulu-approved movie every week, but do you remember when television stations weren't part of networks and/or owned by general managers who also owned network affiliates?
Today's VHF television in the Los Angeles market:
2 - KCBS is a CBS affiliate
4 - KNBC is an NBC affiliate
5 - KTLA is a CW affiliate
7 - KABC is an ABC affiliate
9 - KCAL is owned by the same guy who owns KCBS, which is a CBS affiliate
11 - KTTV is a FOX affiliate
13 - KCOP is the sister station of KTTV, which is a FOX affiliate. KCOP is also part of the quasi-network "My Network TV," which is owned by FOX.
While these stations still show movies during the lull of the weekend, the overtly oligopolistic nature of today's broadcast media gives these stations the clout to play modern movies - recent (two or three year old) blockbusters and pseudo-indie films. Back in the day, at least when I was growing up, the non-network stations either broadcast classic movies or hideously obscure films or box office bombs (licensed for cheap, I'm sure).
As I remember it, so I could be wrong, the LA television market looked like this, in VHF:
2 - KCBS (CBS)
4 - KNBC (NBC)*
5 - KTLA (independent): Family Film Festival! I met the host (the Popeye guy) at Marine World, but I was but a wee lad at the time.
7 - KABC (ABC)
9 - KHJ (independent): Elvira, baby!
11 - KTTV (independent)
13 - KCOP (independent)
Enough reminiscing. I'll leave that for my memoirs. Anyhow, here's that classic film starring Steve Martin, The Jerk:
This is the last episode available on Hulu, called "Charlie Gets Molested":
We are almost done with our It's Always Sunny daily blog series, and I have yet to decide what other show to...well...show.
Anyhow, here's a first season episode called "Gun Fever":
I have nothing interesting to write at the moment, except that you should check out the Elan Vital postproduction (and beyond!) blog for interesting, possibly educational, tidbits concerning Mutiny Universe's largest project so far.
With that said, let's continue our daily dose of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - that is, as much as Hulu will provide of this series. This first season episode is called "Charlie Has Cancer":
If you listen to only one podcast this month, make it Mutiny Universe Radio's next episode. This will probably be the only MU podcast this month and therefore the last episode of the year! It'll probably be a double-episode holiday extravaganza - kinda, sorta.
Anyway, let's continue our It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia marathon with the third episode of the first season. The episode is entitled "Underage Drinking: A National Concern":
I hope you enjoyed yesterday's blog post of the first episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, a show recommended by Mutiny Universe's very own John Michael Tan. Let's see how far we can get with this ad hoc television station. Here's the second episode of the first season of the show, entitled "Charlie Wants an Abortion":
NBC Universal and News Corp. (Fox) joined forces earlier this year to create a rival video-on-demand service to Google's VOD empire (YouTube, Google Video, Blogger Video, etc.) - called Hulu. Right now it's in beta testing, and I've been fortunate enough to be selected relatively late in the game as a beta tester. Truthfully, though, Hulu beta and YouTube are different animals. Hulu currently just offers industry-official broadcast media, whereas YouTube contains user-created media and copyright-infringing media.
I don't know if you'll be able to see this video, but here's a full episode of The Office, with limited commercial interruption:
People will be constantly entertained by implanting an entertainment unit. No one will ever be "bored." Ever.
People will telecommunicate with others without the need of external devices, such as computers or telephones. No one will ever be "lonely." Ever.
People will be able to change their faces whenever they want. No one will ever be "Rick Astley." Ever.
YOU'VE BEEN RICK ROLLED!!!
This should make certain people who know me very happy. For my first post I found a video that combined two things which currently bring me great pleasure: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Football.
As a side note, I'm on a high because the Raiders, with win number three, finally surpassed last years win total. That's what I like to call progress, ladies and gentlemen. It's all gravy from this point forward. (sigh) Yes, this is really what it has come down to for fans of the Silver and Black.
Anyway, here you go.
If you only read two blogs this year, make it (1) this one and (2) The Personal Journal of Doogie Howser, M.D.
Full of truisms and personal vagueness - and a kind of emo-ness that's decades ahead of its time - Dr. Howser's blog is far superior to most of the personal blogging in the Blogosphere.
Here's a sampling (which needs to be properly attributed to the writer of that episode):
Friday, February 26, 1993Posted by Doogie Howser at 10:37 PM
Tonight I did the unthinkable...I acted like a [sic] impulsive, crazy, hormonal genius.
Virtually every longtime Late Night with Conan O'Brien fan has to remember one of the commercials scheduled to air during the XFL championship: "SHOES (2 Blocks past Radio Shack, next to the tall building)."
The phone lines are open...okay, voicemail: (206) 309-0482. (Voicemail submissions become property of Mutiny Universe and may be used in a future podcast and/or elsewhere.)
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Ryan is thankful for this regular soapbox upon which to stand, rant, and sometimes shamelessly self-promote:
0. Johann Strauss II by way of yours truly "Künstlerleben"
1. The Society of Gloves featuring moxy phinx "Time (Lose Your Hold)"
2. moxy phinx "Centerfold"
3. Peter Chavez "Where You Stand"
4. Heather Donaldson "Honeybee"
5. ANTIQCOOL "Oh Mary"
6. Negatrude "Home"
Get ready for Saturnalia! (And those other winter holidays, too.)
There's a humorous blog readability test at CriticsRant.com that quickly analyzes any given blog, giving it a minimum education rating. For instance, to fully comprehend this blog, a reader must have a minimum education of...
This place is beyond words (but I'll try to use them anyway).
Welcome to Hell. I mean, the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic. You can get more pertinent background information from the church's official website at www.kostnice.cz. If you're an Anglophone, choose "English" on the homepage and then click on "Ossuary."
Without the necessary background history concerning the church - the short of it involves sprinkles of Golgotha, the Black Death, and a macabre interior decorator - you'd think a video game demon with a slightly cliched style (for video game demon standards, that is) lives there. Or at the very least, it's a million and a half heavy metal album covers come to life.
I totally want to go there one day.
Creepy chandelier photo credit: User:Chmouel.
Nightmarish coat-of-arms photo credit: Martin St-Amant.