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TV 2016

My TV list comes with two caveats. One is that I haven't had as much time to devote to watching TV this year, thanks to my TTT courses (and is a main cause my being always behind on pop culture). The second is that this is the second year in a row that we didn't have cable, which means I'm watching mainly on Hulu, Netflix, and the CW app. So, I didn't see Game of Thrones, Atlanta, or many of the other highly-acclaimed shows from the year. That's okay, they are still there. Likewise, my list includes some TV that aired in 2015, but that I just got around to this summer or fall. That's fine too. Only TV critics are up on everything and even they can't really be up on everything. So, here's what I enjoyed this year...
1. DC TV (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) - No surprise here, right? The Flash is still my favorite super-hero and while the second season of the show wasn't as strong as the first, it was still good. The current third s…

Podcasts 2016

I love listening to podcasts, but I don't have a whole lot of time to listen to them. I listen when I stretch in the morning and at night, while I drive to school (3 minutes one way) or the Y (6 minutes) or out on errands, while doing the dishes, while cleaning the house and doing laundry, and for 10 minutes while I'm falling asleep. Maybe that seems like a lot, but it's not that much. I also like a wide variety of podcasts, which means I'm always behind. I'm listening to March episodes of one and August episodes of another and 2015 episodes of some others and I can never catch up. A friend suggests I should just cut my losses and jump to current episodes, but I know I'll get behind again, so what does it matter. I love the medium and don't want to miss out on episodes of shows I really like. Speaking of which, here's what I was into this year...

1. Comedy Bang Bang! - This is the third year I've been a listener of Comedy Bang Bang! and this is the …

Sunday Shuffle #438/439

I thought I'd do a double issue today, since next Sunday is Christmas and I won't be doing a shuffle. I just went back into the archives and discovered that my last double issue was all the way back on June 30, 2103. Huh.

I'm starting this before going out to shovel snow, but will pause soon. We got more in Valpo than they were predicting, so there's a lot to do. The temperature and wind chill are going to drop steadily too. I've got my sights set on watching football today, so I want to take care of my chores this morning. Hope you are safe and warm.

Okay, let's get to today's twenty...

1. Guide Down Denied/Grandaddy (9) - last played on 9/19/14
2. Song 2/Blur (7) - last played on 11/27/16
3. Black Postcards/Luna (9) - last played on 3/23/15
4. Holy War/Matthew Sweet (8) - last played on 9/30/16
5. Dark Hand of Contagion/Minus 5 (7) - last played on 2/22/15
6. Watch the Corners/Dinosaur Jr. (20) - last played on 12/11/16
7. Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed…

Sunday Shuffle #437

For the first time this winter, I had to go out and shovel snow before I could start today's shuffle. Thankfully, I had a homemade cinnamon roll I could warm up for my breakfast. Today's docket includes the usual chores of laundry and cleaning, homework, football, reading, and an in-service/Christmas party at the Y. Time to get today's ten going so I can get to the rest...

1. The Lines You Amend/Sloan (20) - last played on 11/12/16
2. Elevation/U2 (5) - last played on 10/25/15
3. Towner/Spoon (7) - last played on 6/21/15
4. Black Venom/The Budos Band (8) - last played on 10/3014
5. Meat Is Murder/Shout Out Louds (5) - 2/22/15
6. Watch the Corners/Dinosaur Jr. (19) - last played on 11/4/16
7. Blue Headlights/Shout Out Louds (6) - last played on 6/9/13
8. Payback Time/East River Pipe (7) - last played on 12/4/16
9. Puttin' on the Dog/Tom Waits (8) - last played on 11/22/15
10. Victory/The Walkmen (14) - last played on 3/14/16

Sunday Shuffle #436

I was surprised a Christmas song popped up last week on the first go-around. Will there be another one today? Only one way to find out...
1. Trophy Wife/The National (14) - last played on 3/16/16 2. Nashville/Old 97s (20) - last played on 10/21/16 3. Spidyr/The New Pornographers (7) - last played on 5/21/15 4. Look Me Over/M. Ward (7) - last played on 6/7/15 5. The Ballad of Bjorn Borg/Pernice Brothers (12) - last played on 11/15/16 6. Get Away/Yuck (14) - last played on 9/16/12 7. Liza's Earworm/Tom Adamson (10) - last played on 9/16/12 8. Oh Mississippi/Lissie (8) - last played on 4/18/15 9. Trampled Under Foot/Led Zeppelin (9) - last played on 3/23/15 10. Bar Italia/Pulp (12) - last played on 4/2/16