Jun
25
2014
5

2016 GOP convention down to Cleveland and Dallas.

Personally, I expect it to be Cleveland.

Ohio will just be too important in 2016. As usual, sure, but in 2016 there’s going to be a GOP governor (unless John Kasich implodes, which so far he’s shown precisely zero signs of doing). Besides, Cleveland is pretty danged… undramatic. If you assume that the GOP is going to run a Return to Normalcy campaign (safe assumption), a lack of drama would be ideal.

Also: dear God but Texas gets hot in the summer.

Nov
24
2012
5

RIP, Larry Hagman.

The actor died Friday, at the age of 81. Mr. Hagman is best known for his central role in I Dream of Jeanie, Dallas, and helping to smash a wooden stake through the festering Commie heart of the murderous, tyrannical Ceausescu regime:

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Jul
09
2011
6

TNT to revive Dallas – including original cast members.

Wait.  What?

It’s official: TNT is bringing back Dallas, and with original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.

The 1980s hit will get a modern makeover on the cable network, which just gave its new version of Dallas a 10-episode series order (full official description below). But you don’t have to wait until next summer, when the series debuts, to get a look at the show: TNT will give viewers a preview of the pilot on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.

(Via Drudge)

If you’re wondering why I’m reporting on this, it’s because when I was in college I’d get together with a bunch of people every week to watch this show; somebody would cook a dinner, we’d all get half-plastered, then we’d watch the episode while calling out what we thought were witticisms at the time.  And yeah, we knew the show was crappy.  That’s why we were watching it; it was fun crappy. Still, I can’t quite in good conscience tell you to click through the link below and buy the show…

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