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Interesting fact of the day [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]

Posted in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, neat!, North Americana, video on February 1, 2009 by jetsamjr

Did you know that the guy who wrote the 2008 Youtube hit (in my mind, anyway) ‘Spaghetti Cat (I Weep For You)’, Parry Gripp, also co-wrote the theme tune to Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The more you know!

Videos for both songs, after the jump. Continue reading


Gratuitous nudity alert! [Underbelly]

Posted in Australiana, neat!, Underbelly on January 30, 2009 by jetsamjr


Regular transmission of this blog resumes now that I have my Macbook back from the repairnerds after it broke again.

Speaking of things that are criminal, I previewed the first four episodes of Underbelly on Wednesday, and it’s good. My official review is here, but if you can’t be bothered clicking your mouse (which, let’s face it, is a lot of work) lemme just say that it’s entertaining, compelling, and features lots and lots and lots of boobs and bums.

… one of which belongs to Matthew Newton. It’s onscreen for one continuous shot that lasts at least 10 awkward seconds. You have been warned.

Why Tina Fey is awesome [neat!]

Posted in 30 Rock, neat!, North Americana, video on December 10, 2008 by jetsamjr

Don’t you just want to be pals with Tina, so you can sit down and shoot the shit like this?:

[Via TV Tattle]

Any show that features a creepy bald guy in the background of every episode is okay by me [Fringe]

Posted in Fringe, neat!, North Americana, video on December 7, 2008 by jetsamjr

I reeeeally like Fringe. I like that it’s kind of trippy but also kind of goofy – like Lost, with jokes. I also like that two of its lead stars are Australian… just like me! Plus, the most recent episode finally started to tie all the weird strange bizarre plotlines together, and it was awesome.

Anyway, the show is on a break till after Christmas, but in the meantime you can keep yourself busy by watching this hilariously spooky clip that reveals every appearance of the mysterious (and bald) Observer:

I missed all of these except the one from ‘Power Hungry’.

Emmy winners, unite! [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, casting, Mad Men, neat!, North Americana on December 5, 2008 by jetsamjr

Mad MenI knew that the debonair Jon Hamm was due for a guest-stint on 30 Rock, but what I didn’t know was that he’ll be sticking around for at least three episodes (and maybe more!), playing Liz Lemon’s love interest. Sexy!

So does this mean we can expect to see Tina Fey on Mad Men…?

Some folks love Tina Fey… some folks don’t [30 Rock]

Posted in 30 Rock, neat!, North Americana on December 2, 2008 by jetsamjr

30 Rock

The New Yorker hates 30 Rock (but adores Alec Baldwin), variously describing the Emmy Award-winning show as “fair”, “not-so-great”, and “irritating”. How dare writer Nancy Franklin say such terrible things about one of my favourite shows! (Though she’s spot-on about this season’s guest-star bloat, ugh.)

On the plus side, Vanity Fair adores Tina Fey, giving her a lavish Annie Leibovitz cover and a thorough profile that reveals an exacting, deliciously mean edge to her cheerful-seeming personality. If you love Tina, read it – she talks about being an ex-fattie! And the horrible secret behind the scar on her cheek (which I have honestly never, ever noticed).

[Image Vanity Fair]

Now that’s good advertising [Mad Men]

Posted in Australiana, Mad Men, neat!, North Americana on November 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

The second season of Mad Men premieres in Australia on December 14 on Movie Extra. To commemorate the occasion, the network sent me this sweet press kit:

Mad Men

It includes the series on DVD, an expensive-looking leather file thing, and a fake newspaper that doubles as press notes. The heart-shaped box contains tissues which have the Mad Men logo on them:

Mad Men


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