“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We couldn’t be happier with this one: “snl stefon emma stone”Vodpod videos no longer available.
Where do you think Stefon will be tonight? Trash? Gush? Push? Probably some place we haven’t heard of yet.
Let’s just hope there will be plenty of Furkels!
Unbelievably, we’re about to enter our third calendar year in existence. It seems like just yesterday we were scrambling to put together our best of the decade lists (which makes sense, because we didn’t actually post one of those until this week). In 2011 we hope to be even more timely, on-point and just plain better. Until then, let’s try to end 2010 on a high note with our not-at-all anticipated Best Shows of the Year:
1. Community: This was an absolute no-brainer. Far and away Community was the most original, ambitious, rewarding, warm, funny, creative, fearless show of 2010. It was just a little over a year ago when the show delivered its holiday episode, “Comparative Religion” (featuring mustachio’d Anthony Michael Hall), and we began to feel then that the show was truly building towards something special. When Community returned in January of this year it began what should be considered one of the greatest runs of any comedy series in television history, playing “can you top that?” with itself from week to week. Solid episodes like “Investigative Journalism” with Jack Black, “Physical Education” with a nearly naked Joel McHale, and the truly superb Goodfellas tribute “Contemporary American Poultry” culminated in the single best episode of 2010 across the board, the paintball-splattered, action movie homage masterpiece “Modern Warfare” (we know that we’ve already proclaimed the greatness of this episode, but it’s worth doing over and over again).
Back to basics today: “snl emma stone”
There were several valid options for this one (in fact, the more we think about it, the more we liked that episode), but we’re going to go with the sketch that was far and away our favorite, even though we used a few seconds of it last week. With pleasure, we welcome back Sex Ed Vincent:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Note: We began this post the day after Lost’s series finale. Unfortunately, do to a series of fortunate events, we became otherwise occupied, and soon a Lost finale review seemed rather dated. But with the end on the year quickly gaining on us, we thought we’d finally finish that piece, perhaps all the wiser for having an extra half-year to let the series’ end sink in.
For most of Lost’s final season (and for the first five) we’ve offered little, if any, commentary, instead leaving the expert analysis to the experts. In fact, besides a couple of links and a few Jimmy Fallon videos we’ve only really spoken in-depth about the season premiere. However, much in the fashion of Lost, we feel compelled to call back to that post and close the circle.
However, before we delve into the finale, the series, and the nature of season finales, I think it’s necessary that we first outline our particular history with Lost. The show premiered during my senior year in college, the four-year period when I probably should have been OD’ing on television, at least on the Mr. Show DVDs, but instead foolishly focused on my studies, only making time for The Simpsons, Survivor, Friends for some reason at beginning and, thankfully, Arrested Development towards the end (talk about growing up). Lost premiered during the fall of my Senior year, but I was far too wrapped up in my penultimate semester, and getting in as much Mario Tennis as possible, to pay it much mind (plus, it seemed like a risky venture to get involved with such an ambitious show that likely wouldn’t make it past its first season). During winter break of that year, I did record a couple of episodes on VHS (the dark ages!), and found it interesting, intriguing and definitely full of potential. But without the benefit of having seen the pilot, and understanding the context of those episodes, I was, in essence, lost. So it wasn’t until the following summer when, on somewhat of a whim, I just went ahead and purchased season 1 on DVD. And that basically changed my life.
Well, this one has been giving us fits for the last few days. We utilized the full extent of our internet scouring capabilities (and, not to sound conceited, we’re pretty great at finding random stuff on the internet) and came up empty. But, for some reason, people keep searching for “leonardo dicaprio christmas.” Unable to track down a Growing Pains Christmas episode featuring Leo’s Luke Brower, we decided to go ahead and create our own Leonardo DiCaprio Christmas moment. Keeping within the confines of Growing Pains, of course.
So, now, all of you who were looking for a Leonardo DiCaprio Christmas photo, you’ve found it.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, LEO! STAY IN SCHOOL!
We were stuck out on (in?) Long Island for another day, bring Jumped the Snark operations nearly to a halt. We hope to be back up and running tomorrow, but it could have been worse. Could have been Christmas. Could have been snowed in at the airport. Could have been trapped with Uncle Joey.Vodpod videos no longer available.
No change in terms from yesterday, as we guess people are snowed in from the Internet. So, as we’ll no doubt do from time to time, we’re going to revisit “tom westman.”
While we were in Survivor withdrawal we came across a collection of all-time favorite challenges as decided by Survivor Challenges Producer John Kirhoffer. It was, of course, no surprise to us to discover that top five included a challenge from Palau, the tenth season of the game, and the one absolutely dominated by Tom Westman. In this Immunity Challenge from #pisode 4, “Sumo at Sea,” Westman proves what a force he is, taking on and defeating the younger Bobby Jon. In his commentary Kirhoffer recognizes Tom’s legendary status, calling him a “true American hero.” If you’ve been reading this blog and have yet to comprehend the greatness of Tom Westman, watch this video and you’ll understand.Vodpod videos no longer available.
It was also fascinating to learn that these kinds of challenges are always a best of three. Which means that Tom actually had to vanquish Bobby Jon four times. No sweat.