Monthly Archives: April 2011

We Guess God IS a Celtics Fan*

If Jesus is plotting against the Knicks, then they really have no shot.

*Actually, the headline is a reference to the character that Ray Allen played in He Got Game, the Spike Lee joint from THIRTEEN YEARS AGO.  Timely reference, Metro!  What’s next? A vague allusion to Celtic Pride?

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Saturday Afternoon Fall

From a mid-March Spring Training game between the Mets and the Cardinals, this adorable clip has been holding a place on our DVR for over a month now, waiting for the right time to delight the interweb.  Well, that time has come.

Cute video or CUTEST VIDEO???  Also, just some stellar parenting right there.

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Parting Shot: My Best Friends Were Awesome


Get Eliot’s brilliant collection of essays and photos, My Parents Were Awesome, NOW.  And check out Steve’s website!

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Oh, Come On, TLC.

TLC announced their upcoming slate of new series and, well, fuck you, TLC.

Really?  REALLY?

What happened to the good old days when TLC aired British documentaries that occasionally showed a boobie?

In related news, Fox will burn off the remaining episodes of ‘Til Death this summer (take that, ‘Til Death!).

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Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: Pushing the Probstvelope

We’re bringing this “daily” feature back after a too long hiatus (mostly because we’ve been busy, but also because our search terms everyday for the last six weeks have all been some variation on “Survivor Federal Agent Phillip”), today working with a non-Phillip term, “www.cbs/jeffprobst.”  Last week on Redemption Island Probst played with fire, just dying for a fine from the FCC and a rash of angry letters from the Parents Television Council.  Luckily, he toed the line, and while it seemed like he was just begging to blunder (a la Jenny Slate), he managed to somehow get out the following challenge commentary without explicitly describing a lewd act (but certainly suggesting it).  We included this in our recap, but it’s worth posting again.  Probst, living dangerously!

Oh, and if you were really curious (although, why you would search for a url, we don’t know), check it: cbs.com/jeffprobst

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Happy 2nd Birthday to Us!

It feels like it was just twenty-four short months ago that we launched this blog, but it’s actually been two full years.  Can you believe it?  When we started this thing, selling our comic book collection, maxing out our credit cards, and practically begging for help from all our friends at the convenience store, we were just hoping to break even.  Post a few Office commentaries, make our buddies laugh, maybe get a few dozen page views and call it a day.  Little did we know that years later we’d still be here, attracting 3,000 readers a day*.  We’ve come a long way, baby.

So, in honor of our 2nd birthday, we thought we’d look back at some of our favorite Jumped the Snark banners, a little walk down JtS memory lane.

Our 100th post:

Our first Christmas:

See more from the Jumped the Snark photo album…

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‘Survivor: Redemption Island’: See You at the Cross-Roads (Director’s Cut)

This is it, guys!  Merge time!  And the end of Redemption Island!

Which would have totally been a surprise if they didn’t already tell us this in the preview for this week’s episode.  And they didn’t just tease the game changer, but pretty much announced it.  Which is kind of regrettable, as it took away a potential surprise in the midst of a run of pretty mundane episodes.

Also pretty regrettable – to us at least – is that the producers chose to coincide the merge with the reentry of the Redemption Island ultimate warrior back into the game.  That’s too neat, too obvious, and we reckoned it would be too much all at once.  Wouldn’t have it been more enjoyable, more entertaining if the Redemption Island duels continued while the remaining players vied for Individual Immunity?  In short, in crass terms, our concern was that combining these two moves would pretty much be the equivalent of the show shooting it’s load.  Would that be the case?  We should see.

Keep reading: The Christian, The Sheppard, and The Last Supper

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We Solve the Mystery of ‘Survivor’ Phillip’s Lion Tattoo

A few weeks ago we posited that the tattoo on Former Federal Agent (?) Phillip’s right shoulder looks more like a pimp than a lion.  But even then we knew there was a better comparison, but we just couldn’t think of it.  It was on the tip of our tongue, at the very precipice of our cerebral cortex, but we should couldn’t find it.  Until now.

It’s Beverly Hills hairstylist and Jackée Harry’s ex-husband to Elgin Charles!  DUH!

See for yourself:

Former Federal Agent Phillip Lion Tattoo

Riiiiight?

Jackée, what do you think?

Well, agree to disagree.

 

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In Memorium: Sidney Lumet

Legendary director Sidney Lumet passed away this past weekend at the age of 86.  Although he was long-known as one of Hollywood’s most prolific and talented directors, helming such masterworks as Dog Day Afternoon, Twelve Angry Men and Network, thanks to Vin Diesel we remember hms best for one of his later films, Find Me Guilty.  Unfortunately, because of Mr. XXX, we’ll never be able to hear the name “Sidney Lumet” and not think of ice cream.

We guess Making Movies didn’t include a section about how to vary your stories for talk show appearances.

 

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Parting Shot: Touch of Gray

The ‘stache launched a thousand ships.

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