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-


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]

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

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.

An episode of the original British Community.

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

The group plays The Big Bang Theory CLUE.

This episode (606) is a palindrome.

Lego Community.

Bottle episode.

More paintball.

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

An interactive "choose your own adventure" episode.

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

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)


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.


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!