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question of the day: Have Goldman Sachs’s “shitty deals” broken a language barrier on American TV?

I was pretty surprised when, one night last week, Keith Olbermann ran some unedited, unbleeped Senate testimony about the recent Wall Street disaster that featured evidence from Goldman Sachs internal emails proving that they knew that at least one fund they were selling was not only toxic, it was “a shitty deal.” Senator Carl Levin, … more…

do Iranians know who Doctor Who is?

I’m catching up with last night’s Keith Olbermann now, and I just heard John Hodgman say that despite the fact that Iranians don’t know who Doctor Who is, they’re nerds because they’re Twittering their revolution. I find this shocking. I can’t believe Iranians don’t know who Doctor Who is. Prove John Hodgman wrong. Someone tell … more…

Keith Olbermann: nuts for teabaggers

I already knew Keith was a geek — every time he makes a Monty Python reference, a dead parrot gets its wings — and hence a hero of mine. But tonight he made what may be his geekiest reference yet. No, it wasn’t about Doctor Who, though I eagerly await that night, but the retelling … more…

dream cast: hypothetical ‘Mork & Mindy’ movie

Shazbot, I’m late this week. But it’s still Thursday, so there’s still time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Mork & Mindy, the 1978-82 ABC sitcom about the doofiest alien in the universe and the human girl who lets him sleep on her sofa. (If you … more…