Story Idea: One day, Jack cannot log in to HBO GO. Jack asks his mate whose log-in info he uses what happened, but his mate uses his father's log-in info, and his mate's father uses his mate's father's brother's log-in info… In his search for the origin of the HBO GO log-in info he uses, Jack uncovers a vast international conspiracy.
HBO Show Idea: Jack's search for the origin of the HBO GO log-in info he uses leads him into the world of a different HBO show each episode – Hamsterdam, King's Landing, Deadwood… Instead of watching HBO, he experiences it. Like a postmodern Doctor Who/Quantum Leap.
Steven: i need cool 80s action stars Steven: obscurer the better Steven: my brother is getting married and his bachelor party theme is 80s action stars Jon: sonny landham Jon: michael dudikoff Steven: a ninja costume would be easy to get Jon: oh Jon: be vasquez in aliens Steven: that's a really great one actually
Steven: what are you gonna be for halloween? Jon: probably elliot alderson Jon: easy, zeitgeist-y… Jon: i wish i had time to invest in being mason verger or a war boy Jon: maybe for thanksgiving
1. White Zombie – "More Human Than Human"
2. Bob Dylan – "Ballad of a Thin Man"
3. Groove Armada – "At the River"
4. New Found Glory – "It's Been a Summer"
5. The Righteous Brothers – "Unchained Melody"
Pizzeria Beddia's hours are wonky, its menu is limited, it's cash only, you can only order in person, and you have to wait about 30 minutes for your order, as Mr. Beddia makes pizzas to order and only has one oven.
I'm a poor judge of pizza – all pizza satisfies me – but Jesse said that Pizzeria Beddia's pizza was the best pizza that he's ever eaten in Philadelphia, and he's a native.
// WASHINGTON, D.C
My train gate at Union Station is always opposite this store.
AMERICA! has a 25-year track record as a leading, destination-themed specialty retailer. [source]
We offer home décor and our exclusive collection of Commander-in-Chief® and First Lady® merchandise. [source]
// PHILADELPHIA, PA
"I can't keep calm, I'm a computer science…" You can't keep calm because you're studying computer science? What?
That's the second person I've seen today wearing a "keep calm/computer science" shirt.
Jon: Heh. The house across the street from yours… 1738.
Drew: I'm chuffed to bits to have air conditioning again. Every soul in this house was going mad. Michelle and I fought about a washcloth earlier today.
Air conditioning is on? Is it under 20 mattresses?
Drew: I was worried about my kombuchas spoiling.
Jon Wilcox is making his own ice creams, Drew is making his own kombuchas – I feel so un-artisanal.
Drew: Jesse and I are joining a Dungeons and Dragons group. Jon: [pause]
Jon: You know, when you first identified yourself as a nerd to me, I was unconvinced, but then you go do something like this.
Drew: You ever play Dungeons and Dragons? Jon: No. Drew: I played when I was in fifth grade. Then other interests/pursuits drew me away – sports, having sex with girls… But I've been there, done that now, so… Jon: Circle of life.
Drew: Have you seen the Jurassic Park one? Jon: No…?
Jon: The A.V. Club commenters don't bother you? Molly: Naw. A.V. Club comments are nothing. My personal phone number was attached to gossip columns I wrote for the Daily News. Strangers would call me in the middle of the night, assuming I wouldn't answer.
Drew: If Toro is chilling on the bed in the spare bedroom, feel free to kick him off/out.
I finish brushing my teeth and the dog – a large, pitbull breed – is indeed chilling on the bed. I shrug and lie down to his left.
I wake up in the middle of the night to find myself spooning the dog.
Drew: This throwback hip-hop radio station plays so much Ja Rule.
I'm buying a vacuum cleaner with Philadelphia's best bartender.
Jesse: I'm gonna pair this vacuum with an ice-cold Budweiser.
Jon: "EscapeThe1980s.com"? Drew: It's an '80s-themed "escape the room" attraction. Some children beta-tested it and were stumped by a VHS cassette, which you're supposed to play in a VCR.
Michelle: Thanks for reminding me to cancel Amazon Prime. I signed up for the free trial because I desperately wanted a compost bin.
"Next up, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and her guest, homosexual David Sedaris. He's talking about his new gender-neutral version of The Mikado." (Survivor's Remorse, S02E02)
"Thought she was sanctimonious and white."
"Turns out she was sanctimonious and black."
"There's got to be a word for that."
"Yeah, 'reverend.'" (Survivor's Remorse, S02E02)
(Race to Escape, S01E06)
Race to Escape Season Grade: B
"When life becomes maddeningly polite, think about me. Think about me, Will. Don't worry about me." (Hannibal, S03E13)
"Will, was it good to see me?" (Hannibal, S03E13)
"I'd pack my bags if I were you, Bedelia. Meat's back on the menu." (Hannibal, S03E13)
RT: The highlight of our gag reel is Raul Esparza in that makeup doing Fire Marshal Bill (Hannibal, S03E13)
"Do please tell Frederick if you see him, I wish a speedy convalescence, and I hope he won't be very ugly." (Hannibal, S03E13)
"You died in my kitchen, Alana, when you chose to be brave. Every moment since is borrowed. Your wife, your child, they belong to me. You made a bargain for Will's life, and then I spun you gold." (Hannibal, S03E13)
"My compassion for you is inconvenient, Will." (Hannibal, S03E13)
"Save yourself, kill them all." (Hannibal, S03E13)
Siouxsie Sioux wrote an original song for the finale (Hannibal, S03E13)
I received a call last Monday while in Washington, D.C.
J: Hey, when are you scheduled to fly home from New York City? Jon: Next Monday. J: Can you fly to Los Angeles instead? I need you here. Jon: For how long? J: Indefinitely? When is TIFF? Can you fly to Toronto from Los Angeles? Jon: What? No. I can't be on the road for five weeks straight! I only packed for one week.
I negotiated my time in Los Angeles down to "until Labor Day weekend."
Last Wednesday while in Washington, D.C….
Jon: Hey, what's your wi-fi network? Jon Wilcox: "BD's Mongolian WiFi." Jon: Oh, heh. That's why my phone has been asking for the password to "BD's Mongolian WiFi" all night. I thought it was a bug. "I don't recall passing a BD's Mongolian Grill today…"