The In Sound From Way Out!

Rory: What would you say was Grand Royal's biggest non-Beastie Boys LP release: Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson or Relationship of Command by At the Drive-In?
Jon: Pfff! Relationship of Command. No contest.
Dan: You're overlooking Atari Teenage Riot.
Rory: Said no one ever.

Rory: Okay, Nothing Records' biggest non-Nine Inch Nails LP release.
Jon: Biggest: Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson. Best: Mechanical Animals.

Jon: Maverick Records' greatest hits album:
1. Paul Oakenfold – "Ready Steady Go"
2. Michelle Branch – "All You Wanted"
3. The Rentals – "Friends of P."
4. Deftones – "Change (in the House of Flies)"
5. Jack's Mannequin – "Dark Blue"
6. Madonna – "Music"
7. Candlebox – "Far Behind"
8. Meshell Ndegeocello – "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)"
9. The Prodigy – "Breathe"
10. Greyson Chance – "Waiting Outside the Lines"
11. Alanis Morissette – "Ironic"
12. Story of the Year – "Until the Day I Die"

Rory: Aftermath's greatest hits album: Curtain Call: The Hits by Eminem.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


27. Exorcisms (Nathan For You, S02E01)


Honourable Mention

  • Cold open (The Honourable Woman, S01E01)
  • "Werner Herzog" describes Good Will Hunting: Port of Call – Los Angeles (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S03E09)

Stray Observations

  • Music: Max Richter – "The Twins (Prague)" (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • Buddy Garrity! (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • Justin Theroux: NOT Ron Livingston (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • The "spin the bottle" wheel: Screw, Hug, Burn, Hickey, Suck, [indecipherable three-letter word], Choke, Bite, The Tip, Titty, Fuck, Kiss, Slap (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • Why is he undressing to be choked? [...] Oh. Heh (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • Music: James Blake – "Retrograde" (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • Free association: Guilty Remnant = Danielson Famile (The Leftovers, S01E01)


(The Leftovers, S01E01)

  • Music: Max Richter – "Vladimir's Blues" (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • The Leftovers' director of photography was Breaking Bad's DP (The Leftovers, S01E01)
  • [Anachronistic] Music: Big Black Delta – "Capsize" (Halt and Catch Fire, S01E05)
  • "Will you read my future?"
    "I don't know that you have one."
    "Everyone has a future."
    "Not everyone. Some people only have a past."
    "Then read my past."
    "Then you would have no more mystery." (Penny Dreadful, S01E08)
  • "Show business – all bitches." (Penny Dreadful, S01E08)
  • Rory Kinnear for "best supporting actor" (Penny Dreadful, S01E08)
  • Penny Dreadful Season Grade: C+
  • Baby octopus Jell-O shots (Frankenfood, S01E04)
  • "I really want bone marrow under that box. I could really get down and dirty with some bone marrow." (MasterChef, S05E06)


"Mark, pleeease!" (24, S09E10)

  • "Okay, you can talk to him, but if you cross the line, I'm pulling you."
    "Just so we're clear, I wasn't asking. That was me being courteous." (24, S09E10)
  • "Full immunity is not on the table – but your hand is." (24, S09E10)
  • Return of the one villain that got away (24, S09E10)
  • Pivoting to a world war with two episodes left? (24, S09E10)
  • RT: "'Pasadena: Where the pain of your family doesn't follow you.' They should really use that as a tourist slogan" (Tyrant, S01E02)


(Nathan For You, S02E01)

  • "A ghost choked you in Switzerland?" (Nathan For You, S02E01)
  • Music: Radiohead – "How to Disappear Completely" (The Honourable Woman, S01E01)
  • Music: The Low Anthem – "Charlie Darwin" (Rectify, S02E03)
  • James Adomian's Gordon Ramsay impersonation (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S03E09)
  • "So Alison, you were in the movie Scream 4…"
    "It's actually pronounced 'AHHHH!!! 4.'" (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S03E09)
  • "You want to be Montell Jordans or a loser?" (Loiter Squad, S03E08)
  • PSA tag (Loiter Squad, S03E08)
  • "Little Caesars: It's the only thing better than getting what you want." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E11)
  • Lulz at Fig neutralizing the accountant with the promise of meeting Tiki Barber (Orange Is the New Black, S02E12)
  • Tiki discussing Foucault (Orange Is the New Black, S02E12)
  • How do they all know how to sing "Stay" by Lisa Loeb? (Orange Is the New Black, S02E12)
  • Sideshow Vee (Orange Is the New Black, S02E12)
  • Six months after Randy described Toy Story 3 on Enlisted, Morello describes Toy Story (Orange Is the New Black, S02E13)
  • RT: "a black guy knowing the words to Deep Blue Something's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is complete and utter bullshit" (Orange Is the New Black, S02E13)
  • Orange Is the New Black Season Grade: B-

#clipoftheweek

That wizard came from the moon

Yahoo!, of all places, closed a deal for a 13-episode sixth season of the cult NBC comedy Community. [source]


S06E01
Due to a reduced budget, Britta, Annie, Shirley, and Star-Burns are all played by Tatiana Maslany.

S06E02
Troy returns to Greendale, but is actually a cyborg assassin sent back in time to kill Abed and prevent him from becoming Evil Abed and darkening the prime timeline. Aaron Paul guest stars as a soldier sent back in time to protect Abed.

S06E03
An episode of the original British Community.

S06E04
Being Dan Harmon – The group finds a portal into Dan Harmon's mind (where they discover that their lives are scripted?).


S06E05
The group plays The Big Bang Theory CLUE.

S06E06
This episode (606) is a palindrome.

S06E07
Lego Community.

S06E08
Bottle episode.

S06E09
More paintball.

S06E10
The previous five seasons from the perspective of two background Greendale students, à la Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

S06E11
An interactive "choose your own adventure" episode.

S06E12
What if Greendale was a massive luxury liner called "Titanic"?

S06E13
The group helps Abed make his senior project: a Deadwood movie (series finale).


Seal Meat Buffets

In the mid-20th century, the Chinese government simplified Chinese characters to increase literacy.

Problem is, Hong Kong and Taiwan continue to teach traditional Chinese characters exclusively.

In Chinese classes in college, I could choose which version of Chinese characters I wanted to use, but I was expected to be able to read both versions.


I have come to accept misspellings of "you're" and contractions without apostrophes as simplified English.

It's not surprising that you're gay.
(Traditional English)

Its not surprising that your gay.
(Simplified English)

I'm through being dismayed. At least they're writing, right?


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

Midway point!

26. Red Wedding 2 (24, S09E09)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "It's not weird, it's brothers." (Enlisted, S01E13)
  • "Who's your Lori Loughlin?" (Enlisted, S01E13)
  • "Why is this punch brown?"
    "It's gin and chocolate milk, dawgs." (Enlisted, S01E13)
  • "I'm the Beyoncé of this platoon, man."
    "I'm the Anne Heche." (Enlisted, S01E13)
  • Enlisted Season Grade: C+
  • The best part of this show is the opening credits (Halt and Catch Fire, S01E04)
  • Shame that Eva Green isn't eligible for an Emmy this year (Penny Dreadful, S01E07)


(Frankenfood, S01E01)


(Frankenfood, S01E01)


(Frankenfood, S01E02)


(Frankenfood, S01E02)

  • "I am the President of the United States of America and I just gave you an order."
    "I am not American citizen. This is not America." (24, S09E09)
  • "Get ready. Margot may have set up a perimeter." (24, S09E09)
  • Barry's father couldn't buy out a better aircraft? Where are the showers and lie-flat seats? (Tyrant, S01E01)
  • Tyrants love Aerosmith! (Tyrant, S01E01)
  • "Look, Em, there's a Subway" – not sure if product placement… (Tyrant, S01E01)


(Loiter Squad, S03E07)

  • Who is that Asian dude on the show this season? (Loiter Squad, S03E07)
  • "I'm not a slave, I'm me!" (Loiter Squad, S03E07)
  • "You must not know who I am. I'm all that!" (Loiter Squad, S03E07)
  • Why doesn't Red just escape through the grate in the greenhouse? She knows a human can fit inside… (Orange Is the New Black, S02E07)
  • "Ugh. It's full of Fleet Foxes and shit!" (Orange Is the New Black, S02E07)
  • "If you're not building a future, that's because you don't believe there is a future. You've given up on yourself. You're a loser." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E07)
  • "No one gives a shit about old ladies. We remind everyone that they're gonna die." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E08)
  • Mule Variations! (Orange Is the New Black, S02E09)

#clipoftheweek


Looking forward:

We declined our second-year option on Ray Donovan.


Brazilian Kevin Durant

Fox changed its graphics for MLB telecasts this season and now I can't watch Fox MLB telecasts because all I see is the score bug's tabbed gap, which irritates me to no end.

I just want to reach into the screen and squeeze the two boxes together.


EH?

I'm not fond of the typeface for the pitcher's surname either. It looks particularly hideous when a pitcher has a long surname.


ESPN changed its graphics for SportsCenter this week.

I find Bristol's new hotness both too basic and not minimalist enough.


My all-time favourite use of Helvetica on television is the graphics for MTV's Sports and Music Festival 2.

We made up an imaginary scientific facility where odd hybrids and mutant machines were being created, and designed around that concept. The stark white empty graphics tried to go in the opposite direction of how "extreme" sports are usually packaged. [source]

With music by the Dust Brothers!

Get Busy Child

I've decided that Reggie Watts should play Larvelle Jones in Key and Peele's reboot of Police Academy.


Evidently, we weren't made to last.

The '00s: Meg Griffin.

The '00s: The Afterdecade.
The '00s: Talking Decades Past.

The '00s: FAKE!

Idea: A remake of the film Stay Tuned in which two YouTube commenters find themselves trapped inside HellTube, a nightmarish alternative universe run by Satan.

related: Stay Tuned 2 fan fic!

The role of a lifetime.

related: A crossover between Stay Tuned and Twisted Metal?

Nintendo should add Sonic the Hedgehog to Mario Kart 9 and include a track inspired by the half-pipe special stages in Sonic 2.

Reggie Watts as Cadet Larvell Jones
Adam Brody as Cadet Carey Mahoney
Mischa Barton as Cadet Karen Thompson
Ben McKenzie as Cadet Eugene Tackleberry
Melinda Clarke as Sergeant Debbie Callahan
Tate Donovan as Lieutenant Thaddeus Harris
Alan Dale as Commandant Eric Lassard

Quickie

I can't stop watching this supercut of Chairman Kaga announcing secret ingredients on Iron Chef:

How do I change my ringtone to "CAAABBAAAGE!!!"?

Did you know that Iron Chef Vietnam exists, as does The Next Iron Chef Vietnam?

I would sustain this contempt, but I'd be wasting time again

The bootleggers are winning.


Top 10 lines from Rolling Stone's article on hipster neo-Nazis in Germany

10. He notes, with some resignation, that there is no German word for "hashtag."

9. They pull into the parking lot of a local Ernest Hemingway-themed restaurant and walk into a room crowded with people watching a soccer game.

8. "We've taken over the nipster," he says, giddily, before catching himself. "I mean nationalist hipster, not Nazi hipster."

7. In February, Tim and Kevin started Balaclava Kueche, Germany's first Nazi vegan cooking show.

6. There is now neo-Nazi techno (biggest act: DJ Adolf) and neo-Nazi reggae.

5. Knape is especially proud of his viral-video outreach: last year, his group filmed a "Harlem Shake" video.

4. Such is life as a nipster these days.

3. He also agrees that the Nazi Tumblr style has gotten "more youthful" and "looser."

2. He organizes an annual Live H8 concert, a gathering of neo-Nazi bands that he hopes will "help the mainstreaming of our music" and become "the most extreme Nazi concert" around.

1. He won't elaborate, for legal reasons, but he'll happily share his strong feelings about the series finale of How I Met Your Mother ("The mother dying was a good reminder that the world isn't a great place").


Shoplifter of the World


O__O

Rory: How did they do that?
Jon: The fire is computer-generated.
Rory: So he just flailed around…?

Rory: Heh. Visual effects artist: "You want me to do WHAT?"
Jon: Wife of visual effects artist: "How was work today?"


My Brother: Can you give me a ride to the airport tomorrow?
Jon: What time is your flight?
My Brother: 5:30PM.

Ugh. Rush hour.

Jon: Where are you going?
My Brother: New York City.

At 5:30PM PT? What a stupid flight. You arrive at, what, 2:00AM?


Jon: Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Michael Madsen, AND Jeff Fahey?!

Rory: Trivia: "This is the first independent British action film in history to feature not only an all star Hollywood cast list but also dynamic and complex fight sequences." Ah so…


My Mother: Jon, I need your help.
Jon: Okay.
My Mother: My friend is visiting from Taiwan and wants to know where she can buy Ed Hardy gear.

[pause]


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

25. Brienne of Tarth vs. The Hound (Game of Thrones, S04E10)

It's HBO, so "embedding disabled by request."


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "DeMarcus Cousins is an emotional lesbian." (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 06-15-14)
  • Game of Thrones Season Grade: B+
  • "What do those people do, those who have been chosen?"
    "They endure uniqueness."
    "To be alien, to be disenfranchised from those around you, is that not a dreadful curse?"
    "To be different, to be powerful, is that not a divine gift?"
    "To be alone."
    "To be seeking."
    "What?"
    "A lover."
    "Like you?"
    "Who shares your rarity."
    "Then you are no longer unique."
    "Nor are you alone." (Penny Dreadful, S01E06)
  • RT: "The coder gets a botched Black Flag tattoo and it inspires her to write code on a mirror" (Halt and Catch Fire, S01E03)
  • "If she dies, so be it." (24, S09E08)
  • "The only way we can stop this from happening is to find Margot fast, so wake the bitch up." (24, S09E08)
  • Kim Raver's dreadful grieving – "I will never trust you again!" (24, S09E08)
  • RT: "When you think about it, an American president assassinated by a missile in an empty Wembley Stadium would be the most insane story ever" (24, S09E08)
  • RT: "Maron's words to Louis in the bar are word for word what Louis said to Maron on his WTF ep" (Louie, S04E14)
  • Louie Season Grade: C+
  • The used car salesman declined to buy life insurance from Lester in the pilot (Fargo, S01E10)


RT: "It was Billy's idea that Gus shoots him and he appears to be dead and then he sits up with that grimace and smile with the bloody teeth. That was Billy's desire to do it that way" (Fargo, S01E10)

  • Fargo Season Grade: B
  • Scott Aukerman DGAF about shaving (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S03E07)
  • Orphan Black Season Grade: C+
  • "Prison…is gluten. Don't commit the crime if you can't fuckin' have flour." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E03)


Bad CGI (Orange Is the New Black, S02E03)

  • "Inspector Gadget was not a good detective. He just had a lot of stuff. Plus, he had Penny and the Brain helping him." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E04)
  • "Skip the play. Take her to dinner."
    "Italian."
    "What, romantic Indian? Come on…" (Orange Is the New Black, S02E05)
  • "Fuck Clive Owen. Don't ever let go." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E05)
  • "Man, they fuckin' with us this way 'cause they know our people's predisposition for hypertension!" (Orange Is the New Black, S02E05)
  • Gloria's unfazed sons (Orange Is the New Black, S02E05)
  • "We are…Side Boob." (Orange Is the New Black, S02E05)

#clipoftheweek

Eater's Digest: Seattle

le petit cochon / pie bar / crumble and flake / six arms / top pot doughnuts / olympia pizza III / now make me a sandwich / pie / kedai makan / lost lake / roux / hot cakes / king's hardware / americana / the stumbling monk / ivar's


Previously on Adam Riff™:

PB&J Bread Pudding (Miller's Guild)
house made donut with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream


PB&J Jalapeno Poppers (Shelter Lounge)
panko breaded jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and peanut butter. served with a sweet, spicy jelly


Le Petit Cochon is a nose-to-tail restaurant located in an office building. Its website is gettinpiggy.com.

Crispy Duck Feet
chili lime, cilantro yogurt

Tempura Corn Bellies (corn dogs made of pork belly)
ancho honey mustard, pickled leek slaw


Blood and Foie (pictured: the summer version with pecan nutella and a challah crouton)
blood sausage country pate, foie torchon, pear butter, pickled mustard seed vin

Foie Gras Hot Chocolate
donut fritters, pecan butter, rockslamic reduction

Feet!
Belly!
Blood!
Liver!


Chocolate Pecan Pie (Pie Bar)
whole pecans, pecan pieces, dark chocolate, brown sugar, butter

I effort to try a chocolate pecan pie in every city I visit. This one is aces.

Desserted Island Pie (Pie Bar)
strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, granny smith apples, streusel

…as is this pie.

Blackberry Key Lime Pie (Pie)
Another stupendous pie.


Thanksgetting Sandwich (Now Make Me a Sandwich)
sliced turkey, bacon, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and rosemary aioli on a grilled telera roll

I'm a little surprised that Seattle-ites allow a food truck named "Now Make Me a Sandwich" to exist.


Crumble and Flake has odd, limited hours, but GOTTDAMN are its pastries worth pursuing.

Smoked Paprika and Cheddar Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
spanish smoked paprika and cheddar cheese inside and out

Pistachio Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
a buttery croissant, split open and brushed with orange flower syrup, then filled and topped with rich pistachio cream


Lemon and Blueberry Macaron (Crumble and Flake)
Mint Julep Macaron (Crumble and Flake)
Milk Chocolate and Cherry Macaron (Crumble and Flake)

Crumble and Flake, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.


Hot Cakes is known for its molten chocolate cake in a mason jar, but I opted for its


Grilled Chocolate Sandwich (Hot Cakes)
potato bread, dark chocolate ganache, caramel dipping sauce

as I am a big fan of chocolate combined with bread.


Close Encounters of the Food Kind S04E02: Jon happy-hours with Matt and Tina at King's Hardware in Ballard (April 2014)

Matt: $5 for a can of Hamm's and a cheeseburger – HOW do you say no to that?!
Tina: We are happy hour fiends.
Jon: Ah…


Duck Confit Nachos (Americana)
tomatoes, scallions, saint andre cheese sauce

The cheese sauce is hella addictive.

Wikipedia: The fat content of Saint-andré is exceptionally high (about 75%).

Figures.

Chicken Andouille Sausage Corndogs (Americana)


MISSED CONNECTIONS

Pecan Chocolate Croissant (Crumble and Flake)
a chocolate croissant, brushed with coffee syrup, filled and topped with pecan cream, and baked again until toasty and crisp

Smoked Gouda Tater Tots (Americana)


Breakfast Skyline chili! BEER BATTERED SLICE OF PIZZA! (Nacho Borracho)

Vacation Bible School

"You Will Never Be Able to Unsee This Guy's INSANE Bathing Suit"

[click]


Reality Show Idea: Sweat Lodge. 20 people, one house, summer time in New Orleans, no pool, no fans, no cold water from any faucet – and one window air conditioner up for grabs.


#Selfie is a 2014 Romanian teen film, not to be confused with "#SELFIE" the 2014 song, Selfie the 2014 sitcom, Selfie the 2014 book, or Selfie: The Video Game, one of three selfie-inspired creations at Global Game Jam 2014.

IMDb lists seven films titled Selfie, six of which are dated (2014), and two others of which are stylized #Selfie.

Idea: The Selfies of Dorian Gray. Dorian Gray grows aged and corrupt in selfies while continuing to appear fresh and innocent in person.

Eater's Digest: Atlanta

the general muir / pie shop / illegal food / the food shoppe / victory sandwich bar / fox bros. bar-b-q / gunshow / bell street burritos / crave pie studio / blue fin sushi / local republic / blue rooster bake shop and eatery / golden house / one flew south


The General Muir is a Jewish deli located across the street from the Center for Disease Control.


Avenue A Open Faced Bagel (The General Muir)
nova, schmear, avocado, grapefruit, cucumber, onion, dill

Smoked Hash (The General Muir)
crisped pastrami, potatoes, cabbage, peppers, caramelized onions, sunny eggs

Blueberry Ginger Kugel (The General Muir)


Illegal Food is the kitchen of an arcade bar.


Hand-Cut Double-Fried Okonomiyaki Style Fries (Illegal Food)
japanese mayo, okonomi sauce, fermented chili sauce, bonito flakes, shredded nori, green onion, sesame seed, beni shõga

I did not care for the okonomiyaki toppings, but the fries are quality.

Hand-Cut Double-Fried French Onion Dip Fries (Illegal Food)
Hand-Cut Double-Fried Sriracha Honey Fries (Illegal Food)
Alternatives.



(Victory Sandwich Bar)

I couldn't decide among the Jack and Coke Slushie, Jackyl Juice, and Root Canal, so I ordered all three.


Bell Street Burritos' soda fountain dispenses Cheerwine!


Coca-Cola Chess Pie (Pie Shop)

Chocolate Pecan Pie (Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q)
I effort to try a chocolate pecan pie in every city I visit. This one is pretty good and served with cinnamon-flavoured whipped cream.


Gunshow is Top Chef fan favourite Kevin Gillespie's dim sum concept. You accept or pass on dishes circulated by the chef who cooked the food.


the menu for the day I visited

The special that day was West Coast Burger, a fancy In-N-Out animal style Double-Double.


Key Lime Pie Taken Apart and Put Back Together (Gunshow)
Best pie I ate in Atlanta.


Mr. Jones Burger (Local Republic)
pimento cheese, jalapeno, bacon

Taco Bell should add pimento cheese to its ingredients. Imagine: a pimento loco taco, a pimento quesadilla, pimento nachos…

Pizza Hut pimento stuffed crust.



Heh.

Please, Waffle House, update your logo. I implore you. It's painful to look at.


One Flew South is regarded as one of the best airport restaurants in America.

While I only tried its

Pulled Duck Sandwich (One Flew South)
duck confit, fig and toasted peanut relish, scallions, slaw

I believe the hype.


MISSED CONNECTIONS


Chef's Breakfast (One Eared Stag)
four small portions of whatever the kitchen is feeling artfully arranged on a shiny silver tray with a can of schlitz

Gobbler Sandwich (Muss and Turner's)
roasted turkey, ritz cracker stuffing, lingonberry coulis, thyme aioli, french bun

Churro Bread Pudding (Takorea)
hot chocolate sauce

Krispy Kreme Milkshake (FLIP Burger Boutique)
Foie Gras Milkshake (FLIP Burger Boutique)

Jalapeño Cherry Pie with Bacon Streusel (Crave Pie Studio)
Pineapple Habanero Pie with Coconut Macadamia Crumb (Crave Pie Studio)


$9 All-You-Can-Eat Pie Bar (Sway)

If you can't tell, I am obsessed with pie.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

24. Nosebleed (Veep, S03E09)


Honourable Mention

  • Donkey Kong (Enlisted, S01E11)
  • Tracking Shot (Game of Thrones, S04E09)
  • Drone Pursuit (24, S09E07)

Stray Observations

  • In the Flesh Season Grade: C+
  • Parker Young's Bill Cosby impression (Enlisted, S01E11)
  • Knock-off "Black Skinhead" instrumental (Enlisted, S01E11)
  • "What will happen the next time the mob comes?" (Cosmos, S01E13)
  • Cosmos Season Grade: C+


Naked Eva Green humping air (Penny Dreadful, S01E05)

  • "Post-script: Your father loves you very much and would do anything to save you. But I love you in a different way. I love you enough to kill you." (Penny Dreadful, S01E05)
  • "Siri, why does God allow suffering?" (Veep, S03E09)
  • "Violence solves everything." (Veep, S03E09)
  • "Someone has just flown two planes into my career." (Veep, S03E09)
  • "Thornhill, Chung, and Maddox are continuing on for now."
    "Oh, those fuckers. God, can't we just take 'em out? Is Jack Ruby still alive?" (Veep, S03E10)
  • "The fuck stops here, Dan." (Veep, S03E10)
  • "Jesus. If I come in third, this could be the shortest administration in history."
    "Yeah, like a Snapchat presidency." (Veep, S03E10)
  • "I came in third, Amy, okay? Even the Nazis came in second." (Veep, S03E10)
  • Veep Season Grade: A-


Extras (24, S09E07)

  • Jack drives a left hand drive car in London (24, S09E07)
  • RT: "Jack Bauer punched a random man out and stole his car, and then stole a brick from a homeless person. Out-of-context 24 is great" (24, S09E07)
  • RT: "They should have a web series about people who have been Bauered trying to make claims to their insurance companies" (24, S09E07)
  • RT: "Have [an Allstate commercial] with Logan's limo driver after Jack Robocops them. And then the cut away to President Palmer just shaking his head. 'When Jack Bauer shouts 'You have to trust me!' you'd better have Allstate'" (24, S09E07)
  • "Weezy's basically a Jew in the bedroom."
    "Oh, you mean she wears a wig and makes you do it through a hole in the sheet?" (Fargo, S01E09)
  • "See you later, Lester. See you soon." (Fargo, S01E09)
  • "No good ever came from a piece of cherry pie." (Fargo, S01E09)


(Comedy Bang! Bang!, S03E06)

  • Vice Season Grade: C+
  • "As long as no one finds a body, we're clear, so we dump him in the lake – with weights."
    "Do we have a boat?! Have you ever seen Dexter? I mean, random scuba divers are finding everything!" (Orphan Black, S02E09)
  • "She thinks there's five of you."
    "There's eleven, esé!" (Orphan Black, S02E09)
  • "Smile! Have a shitty day!" (Orphan Black, S02E09)
  • "Would you like horse baby? Cow baby…" (Orphan Black, S02E09)
  • Insemination syringe butt rape! (Orphan Black, S02E09)

#clipoftheweek

Without Grady

Oh I need a Breeze card for a day pass?

Oh. I need a Breeze card for any rail fare.

I need a second wallet just for public transportation cards is what I need.

"This is a 2014 SmarTrip card, mint condition."


Oh, there's another Peachtree Street. Parallel Peachtree Streets?!

Wikipedia: There are 71 streets in Atlanta with a variant of "Peachtree" in their name.

They're like George Foreman's kids.


Midtown MARTA Station

"Excuse me. I live in Augusta, and my car was booted…"

A single fare is $2.50. I give him $3.00.

"A Breeze card is $1.00…"

I glare at him.

"It's okay. I'll get $0.50 from someone else."

In retrospect, MARTA rail doesn't even travel to tourist attractions in Atlanta, let alone the Georgia/South Carolina border.


Jackson St SE

On my way to dinner, I encounter a man standing on a street corner shooting the breeze with someone on his mobile.

"Hold on. [to me] Excuse me. Can you help me out with rail fare?"

The nearest station is half a mile away. I give him $1.00. He resumes shooting breeze.


Peachtree St NE

On my way back to my hotel, I pass a young man chilling on a sidewalk.

"Ey yo, girl."
"NO."
"Pssh…"

Wait, was he cat-calling me (not asking for money)? He…mistook me for a girl with a shaved head?


I was in Atlanta for my cousin Emily's wedding, cousin 17 of 18. KCAL9's Leyna Nguyen gave the first toast. She used to babysit the groom.

Oh no… He's donning on an afro wig and shiny silver jacket.