2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading

Top Annie Moments #sixseasonsandamovie


No one plays paintball like the cast of Community, and no one can freak out over pen theft quite like Alison Brie! Enjoy this week’s Friday Fun featuring quite possibly my favorite television show ever.

Counting down to ‘Community’


The Christmas season is full of creativity and cheer, but now that it’s December 26 I’m counting the days not until New Year’s but until NBC debuts the hour long Community season five premiere! That’s right HOUR LONG PREMIERE! #sixseasonsandamovie I’m obsessed. I admit it. But I’ve been watching this show for a long time now.

Have Yourself a ‘Community’ Christmas


The cast of Community get’s animated! This crew is known for crazy shenanigans from felt puppets to epic games of D&D. It stands to reason the whole cast would get animated eventually. First season: Anthony Michael Hall-smashing fisticuffs…second season: claymation…third season: a ‘Glee’fully hilarious musical…fourth season: holiday hostages! I know because I’ve collected the first … Continue reading

Creating a Community is an important part of Christmas


Yes by now it should be obvious that I really like NBC’s sitcom Community.

‘Community’ returns January 2


So having a week off has given me time to spend time with friends and family, decorate, bake, and binge watch one of the best sitcoms on television right now. Okay, okay in a little over a week. This show has a ball not a ‘Bang’ and I love it because I can actually follow … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon and friends bring festive fun


Saturday Night Live has been getting much better this year, but turning Jimmy Fallon into a Christmas tradition is a stroke of genius on Lorne Michael’s part. They had me rolling all night right from the jump. This may not be their best skit of the night (they were all pretty great), but it’s my … Continue reading

Quick Mistletoes


While on my lunch break I was telling my co-workers about this web-comic I used to read when I was a freshman in college. It shows my age that author Katie Tiedrich was in high school at the time and now she’s about to graduate from college. *sigh* This girl has comic chops even though … Continue reading

It’s December 10th!


Shirley Bennett is one of the best tv moms since Lorelai Gilmore. She’s flawed, but she cares, and the group would easily get out of hand without her as a moral compass of sorts. Shirley is judgmental, too, but she also forgives. It’s refreshing to see a Christian character instead of a caricature of a … Continue reading

Witching hour waxes nigh


Not many things scream (or cackle) Halloween like a witch. Today’s Google Doodle capitalized on the not-always-charming cauldron creatures that haunt legends and screens from the small to the silver. Hermione, Sabrina, Samantha, and Elphaba all spring to life around this time of year casting a spell over children’s hearts and imaginations. You also can’t … Continue reading

‘Tessie’ takes the title home


The Boston Red Sox take home their first World Series Title since 2007 last night to what I can only imagine as an exceedingly packed house last night. It’s always good to watch a come-from-behind win. It makes the taste of victory all the more sweeter and the bitterness of defeat all the more pronounced. … Continue reading

Halloween Horrorfest: Burton creations set to 80s track


I found this video just a little while ago and thought it was so ridiculous that it was funny! Oingo Boingo’s “It’s a Dead Man’s Party” looks good in claymation. Happy Halloween! For more Helloween fun check out Bloody Disgusting.

Seventy scenes from Helloween


This just seemed like a great way to announce a Halloween party than to send out tarot cards! I may not believe in psychics and such but it’s a clever idea and there’s some really nice detailing on them. For more check out For Print Only!

Halloween’s here!


Designing for kids can be a challenge. Go too cute and you’ll loose them. Go too far in the opposite direction and you get offended parents. Here’s a nice balance for an invitation to a children’s Halloween party called “Halos and Heroes.” It may be a touch too cute for me, but it’s a nice … Continue reading

Guts & Glory: Packaging pumpkin carving kits


It got chilly this week here in central Alabama. I guess that means it’s Halloween! Halloween is up there for me in my list of favorite holidays. It always has been ever since I was little. Mom made my costumes and Dad carved the pumpkins following my drawing until I was old enough to wield … Continue reading

Vintage Packaging: Halloween Goodies


How awesome is it that we’re still celebrating this holiday? I’m still counting down the days with these handy Halloween Advent Calendars! I mean sure it’s a pagan custom. And sure it’s marketed mainly by candy and cheap costume-making companies. But tell me it’s not a fun party and I’ll give it up. I bet … Continue reading

Movie monsters from pages past


In an effort to be hip, trendy, and a web destination dictionary.com released a collection of medieval monsters and such as their Halloween Horrorfest. I’m routing for Frankie myself seeing as my all-time standby Hollywood Horror Nights marathon kick-off is Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein! That and I had to write an English paper about the … Continue reading

Community creates celebration content


In case you missed it yesterday I am a big Community fan! I’ve hardly missed an episode since I came dashing home from class on a Thursday evening five years ago to see what this intriguing new pilot was about especially since it followed Tina Fey’s cult comedy 30 Rock. And so here we are: fall. … Continue reading

Best of Troy and Abed #sixseasonsandamovie


You know you’re a fanatic when a TV show comes along and several seasons down the line you’ve barely missed an episode since the pilot (the first episode) debuted. Joel McHale (The Soup), Gillian Jacobs, and Dan Harmon caught my attention early and have held me captive ever since despite NBC’s best efforts to cancel … Continue reading

Caped crusader’s Gotham creates grim national comparison


Ari’s Angle from MSNBC’s The Cycle takes a pop cultural reference to explain our current economic crisis, but consider this news with an obvious slant. On that note expect an On the Fly post on modern news ethics soon.