Monthly Archives: May 2011

Are We Really This Dumb? Yes, We’re Really This Dumb.

Despite my frequent ramblings on what some* might call trivial topics including animal-related magic tricks, obscure (possibly apocryphal) entertainment feuds, or professional wrestling, I’m actually quite attentive to politics and current events.  I’m simply selective.  This is mostly because such … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 5/19/11

Tonight marked the much-ballyhooed season finale of the Office as the Carell-less future of the show looms in the fall. Since the Office is the last of the three “SitCombat” regulars to wrap for the year, this also means that … Continue reading

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Awkward Moments in Entertainment History: Johnny Carson vs. Charlie Callas

UPDATE (1/27/16) – See the end of this post for some important clarification about what we now know is an urban legend! Johnny Carson’s name means little to most people under 30, but, for folks of a certain generation (especially … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 5/12/11

Akin to age-old queries concerning the sound of one hand clapping or a tree falling in a wood devoid of an audience, we now find ourselves faced with an edition of SitCombat without any actual combat. Well, let me re-phrase: … Continue reading

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The Antisocial Network

Gather round, Generation Z, and take heed: There was a time when the internet was still the World Wide Web (or, to some, “America Online”).  Before Youtube, Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia formed the Mount Rushmore of the digital age, we … Continue reading

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SitCombat: 5/5/11

It’s the dawn of an exciting and frightening new era on The Office, as we’re treated to our first post-Michael Scott episode (although, as I said last week, the real test won’t come until the beginning of the 2011-12 season). … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: The Future of The Office

Special guest and longtime Office fan Rod Johnson (yes, that’s his real name) stops by to discuss the departure of Michael Scott / Steve Carell from NBC’s current flagship sitcom.  Tom and Rod talk about where the show is and … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

Last night provided us with one of those rare glimpses at unfolding history with the full understanding of its significance as it happened.  The gleefulness of some of the responses were mildly troubling to me, as were the quickly-fatigued memes … Continue reading

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