Category Archives: Television

Generational Encouragement of a Necessary Kind

I finally got around to watching Chris Pratt’s “Generation Award” acceptance speech at the recent MTV Video and TV Awards.  It’s one of those nice bits of pop culture that float to the top every now and then that can … Continue reading

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Crashing through the City of Mirrors

Long have I considered myself a zombie guy.  The sense of civilization lost, of a rag-tag group of survivors trying to make things right (or at least stop things from going so very, very wrong), the sobering irreversibility of so … Continue reading

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Beyond Working Lonely

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on what set Parks and Recreation apart from the other comedies of its particular moment.  I stand by my assertion that of all the Thursday night shows on NBC from the … Continue reading

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Once More, Rural Juror

Earlier this week I won a new TV (at the year-end luncheon).  It was a nice surprise.  So before I set it up this evening, I had one last episode of 30 Rock to finish on my old, two lines … Continue reading

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About MeowMeowBeenz

I finished Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now a couple of days ago.  There were a number of times while reading the book, particularly when Lanier hit a social-relationship beat, where this plot-line from … Continue reading

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Opening Your Eyes

Yesterday I posted some reflections on Oliver O’Donovan’s assertion that something significant happens in one’s life when you “wake up” to the world.  Whenever I think of waking up to the world around you, of finding yourself somewhere else or … Continue reading

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The Problem with Technology (or the problem with us)

I’m still slowly making my way through Jaron Lanier’s book on social media.  At the same time, I’m revisiting the fourth season of The Office, which many people seem to consider the show’s best season.  It’s interesting to see how … Continue reading

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