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Baskets Subway Ad!

Baskets Subway Ad
Photo By Gail

Oh my goodness! I am so excited to report that the new, third season of Baskets (one of my Top Five Favorite TV Shows) starts on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 on the FX Network Automation. Check your local listings for channel information and airtimes!

Broad City Subway Ad

Broad City New Season Subway Ad
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I admit that I was a little bit late to the party ins discovering Broad City, mostly because I had no clue it existed for the first couple of seasons. But now I’m hooked on this crazy, insanely edgy Comedy Central show about the absurdist adventures of best friends Abbi and Ilana, who may or may not be lesbians! It’s like Girls but without the HBO budget, and with less gratuitous nudity! A new season of Broad City starts on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, so set those DVRs! But first, check out this article about a new line of Broad City Sex Toys!

Eye On Design: Hullabaloo Mondrian-Inspired Hi Brows Boots

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots
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These extremely rare, retro-vintage Hi Brows Boots were worn by one of the GoGo dancers on the 60s-era TV show, Hullabaloo. Made of white vinyl with red and blue vinyl panels and black vinyl piping, the red and blue color block design was inspired by the non-representational paintings of Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian. They are low heeled and below the calf in height, with a back metal zipper at the back. Why these boots originally sold for just a few dollars per pair, they can now fetch as much as $700 or $800 on eBay.

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots

Hullabaloo was a Pop Rock weekly variety show that ran from 1965 to 1966 (two seasons), NS was broadcast on the NBC network. As with ABC TVs Shindig, which began 4 months earlier, this series combined the musical trends of the day, The British Invasion, Detroit’s Motown sound and the merging Folk Rock trend. Unlike Shindig, this series featured a segment from Great Britain hosted by The Beatles‘ manager Brian Epstein, who presented “up and coming” groups. The weekly hosts, at NBC ‘s Burbank studio, included George Hamilton, Roger Smith, Noel Harrison, Paul Anka and Sammy Davis Jr.

Hullabaloo Mondrian Inspired Hi Brow Boots

The performers, from both sides of the Atlantic, included The Four Seasons, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Lewis and The Playboys, Petula Clark, Barry McGuire, The Kinks, Herman’s Hermits, The Byrds and The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Photographed in the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NY.

How I Met Your Mother-Inspired Cocktails

How I Met Your Mother Cocktails
Photo By Gail

This cleverly-name-drink menu was spotted outside McGee’s Pub, the bar that served as the inspiration for McLaren’s Pub on the hit TV series How I Met Your Mother. I wonder if they also host a Trivia Night?

McGee’s Pub and Restaurant is Located at 240 West 55th Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenues) in Midtown Manhattan.

Portlandia Season 7 Subway Ad

Portlandia Subway Ad
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Hey What’s up and Happy New Year. Season 7 of Portlandia (on IFC, Thursdays at 10 PM) debuted last night, and I had meant to get this ad up earlier in the week, but then that didn’t happen. So, I am posting it today. If you missed the first episode, it’s not too late to catch up On Demand or Online.

Better Call Saul Subway Ad!

Better Call Saul
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Better Call Saul returns to AMC, Mondays at 10 PM starting February 15th!

Photographed on the 6 Train Stop at Spring Street!

Yes, It Exists: Fred Flintstone Bowling Pins

Fred Flintstone Bowling Pins
Photo By Gail

In 1965, the Arco toy company (later acquired by Mattel) manufactured a Flintstones Bowling Game with pins molded in the likeness of Fred Flintstone. Fred sure did love to bowl.

Photographed in the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.

24 Drinking Game

24 New Season

Hey what’s up. A new season of the mysteriously popular TV show 24 starts tonight and I’m not that excited about it, as I have never been a fan. But now that the shittiest TV show I would ever admit to watching, The Following, is done for the season I think I’ll be DVRing this thing just to see what all the fuss is about. Because, Kiefer Sutherland.

Which brings me to this Jack Bauer 24 Drinking Game that my friend Nick posted on his rad blog, The Littlest Winslow, which I think everyone should play while watching the show. Because, drinking! Read the rules of the 24 Drinking Game at This Link!

American Idol Hits Bottom and Starts To Dig

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Kris Allen and Adam Lambert with Allison Iraheta, Who Got Kicked off for Being a Girl

Okay. Imagine in your head that a US sponsor of cooking shows is holding a televised National Sushi Making contest. After months and months and endless months of weekly competitions, those in the running have been narrowed down to two final contestants, who will compete for the title of American Sushi God, or something like that. The finalists are Iron Chef Masaharu Marimoto and some dude who works at McDonald’s.

Now, if you have ever eaten one of Marimoto’s tuna rolls, you know that guy is the bomb-diggity when it comes to making sushi – and I don’t even like fish. I mean, there is no better sushi chef than Marimoto and I am telling you that you only need to eat ONE FUCKING TUNA ROLL to know it. And maybe the guy from McDonalds has learned how to roll some sushi in the endless weeks of the contest, but his tuna rolls, well, they are not going to make anyone’s head explode with delight, is what I’m saying. Still, if you were offered one of McDonald’s guys’ sushi rolls, you’d eat it, enjoy it, and not spit it out onto the ground or anything.

So, the day of Judgment finally comes and the two contestants wait on stage, all excited and shit to find out which of them will win the God of Sushi title, but everyone knows that Marimoto will win, because, well, duh. And the winner is…Guy Who Works at McDonalds!!!! Why? Because those expert Japanese sushi chefs are “So uppity.”

WTF?

That was my reaction last night when I heard that twee douche bag, Ryan Seacrest announcing that Kris Allen (who?) had just won the American Idol contest over Adam Lambert. Are you shitting me?

I confess that I watched only about thirty minutes of AI total this season, because I finally figured out (after four seasons) that I hate the kind of mindless pop drivel spewed forth by the singers on this show. However, it took only about three seconds of witnessing Adam Lambert cover “Ring of Fire” for me to realize that this kid was not only the most talented and unique singer on this season’s show, he’s the best contestant that they’ve ever had or ever will have. They should have just handed him the prize right after the spectacular “Ring of Fire” Las Vegas bonanza showdown. Because – like Marimoto’s tuna rolls – it just does not get any better than that.

I guess Kris’s victory over Adam provides us with the one final epiphany we need to see what a fucking sham joke this show has always been. Simon Cowell doesn’t even pretend to be interested anymore and the whole audience booing for any kind of negative criticism shows just what kind of tools make up the studio audience. The whole “results” show drama is boring and stupid. Seriously, I stopped watching Pineapple Express to see the last half hour of AI and I could barely keep my eyes open. And Kris Allen is about the 5th or 6th most talented person on this year. Hopefully Adam Lambert’s post-Idol career goes the way of Chris Daughtry and he doesn’t have to worry about not having captured the number one spot on this completely ridiculous, clown ass show.

Top Ten Spoilers From Last Night’s Episode of Big Love

 

Are you watching Big Love? Holy shit! Could this season be any more intense? While I’m still weepy from Kathy’s murder and wondering what the fuck happened to Anna, here what they laid on us just last night:

 

1.         Nicki apparently gave up custody of a daughter when she got “unsealed” from her first husband, JJ (who is also Wanda’s brother).

 

2.        Ted is a dick.

 

3.        Cindy is a dick.

 

4.         Hollis and Selma Green (who, let’s be honest, are insanely creepy) kidnapped Cindy and Ted’s adopted daughter, Kim Li.

 

5.        Sarah and Scott are boinking again. I hope they are smart enough to use birth control this time.

 

6.        Joey disowned Bill as his brother.

 

7.        Alby seriously plans to kill his parents.

 

8.        Nicki is under investigation for obstruction of justice for interfering with the witnesses in Roman’s trial.

 

9.        Barb got excommunicated from the Mormon Church.

 

10.     Bill wants a divorce from Nicki.

 

I love this show!! Stay tuned in for the season finale next Sunday!