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NEVER FORGET: Proto-gum, or the greatest things on the internet in 2007:
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November 9, 2012 on PETA Target Honey Boo Boo In Chicken Naming Scandal!
[During the hostage situation, Officer Eddie rushes a package to Chief Wiggum.] Chief Wiggum: Finally, the help we need--a DVD of "The Negotiator." [Chief Wiggum places the DVD into a portable DVD player.] Chief Wiggum: Hmm, hmm. Which chapter should we skip to? "Meet Danny Roman," "Trouble Brewing," "Off the Case," "My Baby's In There," "Enter Niebaum," "Take the Shot," "Sabian's Choice," Check and Mate," "Friends at Last," "Closing Credits"?
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August 15, 2012 on Trust Me
And make sure you wind up with a Brix number of at least 22!
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July 24, 2012 on Breaking Bad S05E02: Walt Is Very Frustrating
I think they were hash browns, but Burger King "hash rounds" style (e.g., Like Proust's madeleine, that greasy crunch sound transported me to the days of my youth.
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July 24, 2012 on Breaking Bad S05E02: Walt Is Very Frustrating
Amen. I usually get annoyed when "Modern Family" gets its annual fifty-odd Emmy nominations, but this was beyond. (And is everyone on "Modern Family" considered a supporting actor?) But let's at least appreciate that Jon Hamm got nominated for his guest roles as Abner and David Brinkley in the "30 Rock" live episode!
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July 19, 2012 on The 2012 Emmy Nominations
Alright! Axel!
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June 6, 2012 on Amanda Bynes Rests Her Case For The Honorable Judge Obama
I can't wait for him to throw Theon's shoes over the Sea Bitch, thereby making him the "real winner" of sea trivia!
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April 30, 2012 on Game Of Thrones Open Thread
So this is seredipitous and six-degrees-of-separationy, but the New Yorker had an article about Mad Men and nostalgia yesterday, specifically on how the 1960s were nostalgic for the 1920s to the extent that the Grammy winner in 1966 (over the Stones and the Beach Boys) was "Winchester Cathedral," a vaudeville megaphone throwback song ( Which, in turn, reminded me of that great Monsters of Megaphone sketch.
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April 17, 2012 on Mad Men: More People Should Settle Petty Disagreements With Bare Knuckle Fist Fights
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Re: the Rolling Stones and Heinz, I think it's at least partially a reference to the Who's lampooning of "selling out" from a year later:
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April 3, 2012 on How Are We Supposed To Feel About Megan On Mad Men?
Can someone do up that "The Time is Now" poster, but with Andy Serkis as Captain Haddock from Tintin? (Was motion capture necessary for Captain Haddock? Indeed, it was!) I feel like this is an important thing that should exist.
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January 10, 2012 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Andy Serkis “Acting”
I kept hoping that Steve would slip up and say "Ladies and gentlemen, Blueshammer!"
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December 5, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi And The Black Keys
You ever had fried ice cream? THE SCIENCE IS THERE.
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August 10, 2011 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
Agh, this makes me so ir(?)rationally angry. What makes me angrier still: they're apparently letting him direct an adaptation of "Blood Meridian." Stop it, you monster! Will you not rest until you ruin everything good and decent?
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July 20, 2011 on James Franco Sold What Now For $10,000?
Also, in what world does an eight-year old request that song? Accepting the premise that he's heard of and is way into the Arcade Fire, he chooses a song that they occasionally cover (and I think was a B-side at one point?)? I refuse to accept this world!
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July 14, 2011 on We Need To Talk About The This Must Be The Place Trailer Right Now
Yeah, his Bored to Death character is fantastic. I just learned the other day that he's meant to be based on a combination of George Plimpton and Christopher Hitchens, hence "George Christopher."
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July 13, 2011 on CSI: Ted Danson
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July 12, 2011 on The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Poster
Tim "The Nickname I Gave Myself is Eater X" Janus, as always, remains the worst.
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July 5, 2011 on Congratulations, As Always, To Joey Chestnut And Everyone
Anyone else having trouble loading the Gabe and Max episode that Kelly linked? (Or, for that matter, any of the older episodes?) The only ones that load for me are the two newest. Does BWE have a time limit on old videos?
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June 28, 2011 on Stop Hugging Yourself, Stop Hugging Yourself, Stop Hugging Yourself
"Jerry, Mr. Billionaire, I blame. And his show," he said. Yeesh. Someone get this guy a Sentence Construction Ref!
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June 27, 2011 on The Marriage Ref Is Of Course Helping To Ruin Actual Lives
I really wish there were more instances in which I could say "Too bad I wasn't born a Wormald."
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June 23, 2011 on The Footloose Remake Trailer, You Guys
Ha, that reminded me of a moment from the Simpsons Beer Baron episode: Rex Banner: [overlooking the city] I'll get you, Beer Baron. Homer: [distant] No, you won't! Rex Banner: Yes, I will.
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June 22, 2011 on Game Of Thrones Season One Finale
Whoa, the Navy's official word on this is actually pretty awesome: "The Navy confirms the existence of SEAL Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. The Navy has never acknowledged the existence of Team 9 while SEAL Team 6, the service's most elite hunter-killer team, is officially called the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or DevGru. . . .'We certainly would not request a trademark on a SEAL team that doesn't exist, like SEAL Team 6,' said a Navy official." (Via
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May 26, 2011 on UPDATE: Disney Withdraws Application To Trademark “Seal Team 6″
I suspect the underlying issue is that we're right in the middle of Passover, in which pizza, sandwiches (Hillel sandwiches excepted, ), and other delicious leavened foods are an abomination. All my conversations with observant friends this week have invoked pizza at least once. By my calculation, this place will probably be Pizzagum by the end of the day.
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April 22, 2011 on Jeremy Renner To Be The New Jason Bourne Maybe!
The Otters vs. Larry Flynt. (I would very much like to see this movie.)
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March 30, 2011 on Best New Party Game 49: #ottermovies
This seriously needs all the upvotes.
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March 28, 2011 on Ina Garten Begrudgingly Does Respectable Thing
Yeah, funny story. Michael Bay on the subject: "We paid for a set of twenty thousand dollars of pearly white teeth—Ben's gonna hate that story—uh, I always like low shots that kinda come right under your chin, just make you a little bit heroic, and he kinda had these baby teeth. So, uh, I told Jerry Bruckheimer, I said, 'God, he's got these baby teeth, Jerry, I don't know what to do.'" (Via this great rundown on why "Armageddon" is in the Criterion Collection:
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March 25, 2011 on Videogum Everywhere Mission: Don’t Write A Screenplay In April!
This reminds me of one of my favorite posts (and comment threads) of all time:
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January 11, 2011 on This Is Just A Very Good Lost Tattoo