Horrorstör ruined my laundry rack

by meanlouise October 3, 2015 books + libraries

Grady Hendrix’s Horrorstör is clever in all the right ways, but it’s also quite creepy. You can’t ask for much more from a high-concept horror novel. It’s a little too creepy and clever, honestly. I used to love our IKEA clothes drying rack. It folds flat and stores neatly in a nook in the laundry […]

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Nazi War Diggers, part II

by meanlouise March 28, 2014 academia

Yesterday, I posted about a new NatGeo TV show, Nazi War Diggers. The list of blog posts and open letters criticizing the show continues to grow. Alison Atkin (Deathsplanation, doctoral researcher at The University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology) “Dear National Geographic Channel UK.” This post also contains a pdf of the letter the National […]

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Nazi War Diggers

by meanlouise March 27, 2014 academia

That title sounds like the lead-in to a post about craptacular SyFy movies. Or maybe a political post about the rhetoric around the NeoLiberal military-industrial complex. Sadly, it’s about neither of those things. Nazi War Diggers is an upcoming 4-part series on National Geographic International. TV Wise announced it will begin airing on May 13th. […]

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Smell the News

by meanlouise November 12, 2013 seriously?

Brilliant. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show: CNN Best Walk Ever.

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NBC’s Dracula + Pumpkins

by meanlouise October 25, 2013 books + libraries

I haven’t had time to read any reviews for the new Friday night TV show, Dracula, so I kept forgetting to look forward to its debut. I haven’t noticed much publicity for the show and Husband doesn’t think he’d have been aware of it at all if I hadn’t Tivo’d it. In this respect, and […]

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The Tomorrow People

by meanlouise October 9, 2013 television

I’m amused by all of the reviews of the CW’s reboot of the 1970s ITV series The Tomorrow People that ho-hum the new show for copycatting all the other human-mutant shows of the last decade. I’m super-excited by this reboot. In the early 80s Nickolodeon ran the original 1973-79 series endlessly. I loved this show […]

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Breaking Bad: A retrospective (no spoilers)

by meanlouise October 7, 2013 pop culture

There aren’t any spoilers because we’re about 3 seasons behind on our Breaking Bad viewing. Nevertheless, I’m posting my show-concluding thoughts and feelings because it’s the law. Here’s what I thought was the funniest thing about Breaking Bad: we couldn’t get any of our friends to watch it during the first season. The people we […]

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Dog With a Blog

by meanlouise September 13, 2013 television

Whenever I’m feeding the Tivo, I see listings for an ABC Family show called, “Dog With a Blog.” I have no idea what this show is about. I’ve never even read the program description out of curiosity. Not because I’m not curious, but because it’s a fantastic name. Dog With a Blog. Brilliant. And that […]

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ScienceOnline Climate

by meanlouise August 15, 2013 culture

I’m at ScienceOnline Climate but have to take a quick moment to express my adoration for John Oliver. Again. Please don’t leave us, John. John Oliver on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: It is way too early in the morning for me to figure out why this is not embedding properly but you can click through to […]

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This is the Tivo of people who can’t be trusted to make good decisions

by meanlouise April 29, 2013 television

I’m super-excited because Husband is actually going to get a whole day off someday soon and we’re just going to binge on the Unholy Detritus on our Tivo until our brains melt. We’ll save The Manitou for last because it is without question one of the all-time great Bad Movies. Of all time.

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