Monday, June 12, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion, Beirut, Etc.

This past Friday, my father and i took in the new Robert Altman film, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, based on the popular NPR radio show. The film, much like the radio program, is fantastic, and really showcases what is so great about the show - it shouldn't exist. Radio drama mixed with traditional country/folk songs and old timey commercials shouldn't be on the same dial with the ClearChannel owned schlock that is 99% of radio. So Kudos Altman and Garrison Keilor, for championing something that most of the potential audience for this film will never understand, appreciate, or even know exists.

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While at my cousins' birthday party on Saturday, i came up with a brilliant idea for a new television show: Celebrity Beer Pong (Beirut). Think about it: In the age of reality TV, one hit wonders and terribly bland sitcoms, there are a treasure trove of young celebs who are dying for more tv exposure. Imagine seeing a Survivor pong tournament, with the winning team to face the Amazing Race team. Or you could go retro: Team 90210 Vs. Team Melrose Place. Spike TV will eat this shit up...

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"New Slang" by the Shins has been in my head now for 5 days straight. I'd be annoyed, but it may be a perfect song. So i can deal with that.


At 8:24 PM, Blogger Erin said...

Def "c in a circle that idea...

At 3:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The perfect song. Yes.
I may agree there.



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