Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPOILER:  BETH DIES:  From the "not making this up" desk--the CW is working on a pilot for a "hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation" of Little Women, produced by NCIS star Michael Weatherly, and set in a dysptopic Philadelphia.
OLD BAY OR NOTHING:  New Lay's potato chip flavors on the market include New York Reuben, Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro, Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries and Southern Biscuits and Gravy:
There wasn’t a lard to love about the Southern Biscuits and Gravy. 
“If I had my eyes closed — which I always do in order to fully enjoy my biscuits and gravy — I would think these were merely herbed potato chips,” one scribe noted, of the chip loaded with rosemary flavoring. 
“It tastes like Paula Deen’s armpit,” sneered another reporter. 
Next up were the West Coast Truffle Fries. These chips packed the most crunch with the ridged exterior. 
“These are tasty, but you’ll need a breath mint after,” commented a reporter.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DON'T YOU CARRY NOTHIN' THAT MIGHT BE A LOAD:  NBC's The Wiz: Live! will feature Mary J. Blige as Evillene and (more interestingly) Queen Latifah as The Wiz (a role typically played by a man).
WHATEVER IT IS, THEY DON'T TEACH IT IN LAW SCHOOL:  Via Marsha, a Maryland appellate judge has cited to The Wire in a decision to explain why notes aren't always taken detailing the inner workings of criminal enterprises.

Monday, July 27, 2015

BEFORE YOU CAN BUY, YOU MUST PURIFY YOURSELF IN LAKE MINNETONKA:  The house "The Kid" lived in in Purple Rain is up for sale.
SUPERTASTERS' REVENGE:  An outbreak of a parasite in Texas has been traced to cilantro.
THIS IS STREETS AHEAD:  It is National Chicken Finger Day.  How are you celebrating?
BAND-AIDS DON'T FIX SCHEDULE HOLES:  T-Swizzle has moved her scheduled Minute Maid Park concert from October to September because the Houston Astros players maybe gonna play, play, play, play, play in the playoffs.

(N.B.  There seems to be a Disqus problem; I'm not sure if comments are working at present.)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SURVEY SAYS:  I haven't checked in on this issue in quite some time, and we're due for an update: between normal air driers, paper towels, and the Dyson air blade, what's your preferred washroom hand-drying method?

SURVEY SAYS: Our friends at Previously.TV are asking who's the best Feud host of all time.  So, who ya got--the sleazy smarm of Richard Dawson?  The hyper-professionalism of Ray Combs?  The stiffness of John O'Hurley?  The "oh no, you didn't say that!" of Steve Harvey?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

STILL HOLDING OUT FOR THE HOUSTON BABIES:  The Astros' Triple A affiliate in Fresno will, in connection with a promo, change its name to the Fresno Tacos for a day.  Of course, merch is already available.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

KERMIT FLAIL:  The Muppets is probably my most anticipated new sitcom of the Fall, and though they didn't make a pilot, ABC has put up the presentation which got it a greenlight to series, which manages to include funny celebrity cameos and an appropriate amount of mayhem.