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Recommended Reading: Internet Edition

We went to see Looper last night and while I liked it, I'm not quite ready to write about it yet. The good news is that there is a loooong article about the movie by Film Crit Hulk, who is one of my favorite internet presences. He talks not only about the movie but all sorts of issues in the film industry as well as about and to the people who made the movie. It is well worth reading; you can find it here.

I made the mistake of not recording the Louie season finale at its regular time the other night so as to have TV flexibility. While that should not have been a problem, the subsequent re-airs were not quite at the times FX promised and the DVR didn't get the whole show. So far, it's not on demand yet either. Regardless, Todd VanDerWerff wrote a smart "For Our Consideration" piece a few days ago about the revolutionary the show is; read it here.

Finally, I mentioned in a recent post that I'd started watching Cheers on Netflix a few weeks ago. It turns out th…

Sunday Shuffle #300

I can't believe I've done this 300 times stretching back over six years. I've given thought to changing things up a bit but I don't know that I could - it's such an ingrained part of my Sunday morning. So, we'll see what the future brings. Before I get to today's ten, I want to look back at the history of Sunday Shuffle...

#1 - Aug. 27, 2006
#50 - Aug. 19, 2007
#100 - July 27, 2008
#150 - Sept. 9, 2009
#200 - Oct. 17, 2010
#250 - Oct. 16, 2011

Thanks to everyone who takes a look at what I listen to every Sunday morning!

1. How Far We've Come/Dawes (11) - Stars that shine away from me
2. Wire/U2 (2) - Innocent and in a sense I am
3. Electrical Storm/Joseph Arthur (2) - How do you live
4. Sad, Sad Song/M. Ward (3) - Oh, I went to the doctor
5. Bang Bang Rock & Roll/Art Brut (7) - Bang bang rock and roll
6. Funtimes in Babylon/Father John Misty (7) - Fun times in Babylon, that's what I'm counting on
7. Fat/Archers of Loaf (9) - What do you fuck…

Late September Status Report

My pop culture consumption has slowed considerably over the past few weeks, what with school in full swing and swimming lessons running once again plus football games (my son is in the marching band this year) and the Popcorn Festival. Obviously, I haven't been talking about what I've managed to consume so I thought I'd do some quick hits here...


I finally bought a copy of the 4th volume of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four run, which is titled "Three" because one of the FF dies within. Now this is a story I've known the outcome of for quite a while but that didn't change how much I enjoyed these issues. Hickman's character work is strong, not just with the FF but others who are pulled into the story, from the arrogance and confident flirting of Namor to the enigmatic Galactus and the fearful but dangerous Doom. The issue where Ben Grimm takes the potion the kids of the Future Foundation created to help him return to human form was fun…

Sunday Shuffle #299

I plan on doing another post today, so let's just jump into today's ten...

1. December/The Lemonheads (6) - last played on 8/18/12
2. Choose Again/Bishop Allen (3) - last played on 7/19/11
3. Pristine/Le Switch (7) - last played on 8/12/12
4. Only Son of the Ladiesman/Father John Misty (7) - last played on 8/21/12
5. Elsinore/The Essex Green (3) - last played on 6/5/11
6. No Children/The Mountain Goats (3) - last played on 9/18/12
7. Big Fan of the Pigpen/Guided By Voices (7) - last played on 7/31/12
8. Never Quite Free/The Mountain Goats (10) - last played on 9/20/12
9. Run For Your Life/The Beatles (2) - last played on 7/10/11
10. Chester The Molester/Sloan (11) - last played on 10/24/11

Sunday Shuffle #298

I've got quite a few chores to get to before I can sit around and watch football and the White Sox this afternoon, so I'm going to dive right into today's ten...

1. Delivering Maybes/Sloan (8) - last played on 7/30/12
2. Liza's Earworm/Tom Adamson (9) - last played on 4/15/12
3. Something for You/Pernice Brothers (15) - last played on 8/25/12
4. On the Bubble/The Broken West (7) - last played on 5/27/12
5. Firenze/Canasta (4) - last played on 10/2/11
6. Trap Doors/Broken Bells (8) - last played on 3/19/12
7. Hey Jude/The Beatles (4) - last played on 5/27/12
8. Your Belgian Things/The Mountain Goats (2) - last played on 8/13/11
9. Somerville/Pernice Brothers (9) - last played on 11/28/11
10. Clear Eye Clouded Mind/Nada Surf (13) - last played on 8/4/12

Sunday Shuffle #297

It's been a busy week even with the holiday on Monday. Yesterday I ran a 5 mile race for the first time (it was only my second race ever) and my son marched in the Popcorn Parade. We've had company for the last couple of days as well. This week I start teaching swimming lessons again in addition to being at the school every day. Today, however? It's the first Sunday of the NFL season and you can bet I will be watching the Bears and Colts. For now, let's get to today's ten...

1. With Strangers/Little Joy (3) - last played on 7/31/11
2. Sunny/Rhett Miller (7) - last played on 6/28/11
3. Jet Stream/Brendan Benson (3) - last played on 8/26/12
4. Honest James/Thurston Moore (3) - last played on 9/30/11
5. Lost Without You/Rhett Miller (6) - last played on 8/30/12
6. Angels/Black Mountain (4) - last played on 5/6/12
7. Hidden Shame/Elvis Costello (2) - last played on 11/16/11
8. Dark as Days/Army Navy (6) - last played on 4/15/12
9. Back & Forth/Foo Fighters (12) - l…

Sunday Shuffle #296

Might be a two post day but for now let's get to today's top ten...

1. Walkin Blue/Sonic Youth (4) - Hey now, what's the news I heard
2. What New York Used To Be/The Kills (5) - Come on come on drama
3. Like Egypt Was/Michael Penn (3) - I shook upon a bridge
4. Imaginary Friend/Telekinesis (14) - When I was young I had imaginary friends and boy, did we have fun
5. Death In The Afternoon/The Hoodoo Gurus (5) - Death in the afternoon
6. Violet Furs/The Whigs (5) - Crash in violet furs
7. Comfort/Michael Penn (5) - And you want to impress that you love me more or less
8. Old Old Fashioned/Frightened Rabbit (2) - I'll turn off the TV
9. The Watchmen/Deep Sea Diver (7) - When you were young we took you in
10. Thunderstorm/Matthew Sweet (7) - Sun is gone and I'm on my own in a thunderstorm