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Posted by TJ on Tuesday June 16, 2009 @ 02:13 AM
[Tags: tv, rant, politics]

This topic has been shot to hell but figured I'd join the thousands who posted this question ahead of the planned rally Tuesday outside the Ed Sullivan Theater to fire David Letterman. If we should fire Letterman for the bad joke he made why not Leno too?

Jay Leno said:
Gov. Palin announced over the weekend that her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant. And you thought John Edwards was in trouble before! Now he has really done it. -- "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," 9/2/08

This joke is practically the same as Letterman's joke.

Wait, think we can rid the late night of comedy, we have grounds to fire Conan too!

Conan Obrien said:
"Sarah Palin is going to drop the first puck at the Philadelphia Flyers' hockey game. Then Palin will spend the rest of the game trying to keep the hockey players out of her daughter's penalty box."

Hey let's not stop there. We should impeach Obama for his joke about special Olympians:

Obama on the Tonight Show said:
When Obama told Jay Leno that he had recently bowled a 129 score, Leno replied dryly, "That's very good, Mr. President." Obama chuckled and said it's "like the Special Olympics or something."

No actually my thoughts on this if you don't want to hear bad jokes then get rid of your TV or keep it tuned into your FOX news channel. I wish these uptight people could find something else to spend their energy on and maybe do something that could benefit society.

Posted by TJ on Wednesday December 3, 2008 @ 12:55 PM
[Tags: tv, bored, personal]

Here are some famous people/Celebrities from my Mount Kisco, NY (10549). I just moved here so I really didn't know any of these until now (except DMX).

* Michael Eisner was born here.
* John Schneider, TV actor, (The Dukes of Hazzard) was born here.
* Gavin McLeod, actor, was born here
* DMX owns a house here and the Mt Kisco, Applebees is is among his favorite hangouts.
* Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) lives here.
* singer Mariah Carey lived here
* Actress Susan Dey best known for her roles in The Partridge Family and L.A. Law grew up here.

There's a lot more who live in Bedford which I live of on the border of:
* Billy Baldwin
* Mariah Carey, vocalist, actress
* Chevy Chase
* Glenn Close
* Peter Frampton, Grammy-award winning musician
* Felicity Huffman, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film and television actress
* John Jay, founding father, diplomat, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, co-author of the Federalist Papers
* Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., environmental activist and son of the late Robert F. Kennedy
* Ralph Lauren, fashion designer and business executive
* Jennifer O'Neill, actress, accidentally shot herself at her residence in the hamlet of Bedford Hills
* Martha Stewart, business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate; owns a home in the Katonah hamlet
* Donald Trump, business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author
* Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, resident of Bedford, 1941-1971
* Roone Arledge, sports broadcasting pioneer, resident of Bedford late 1960s - early 1970s.

I only listed the one's I knew so there are plenty more.

What famous people live in your town?

Posted by TJ on Thursday November 13, 2008 @ 12:11 AM
[Tags: thoughts, tv, humor]

I mean what are we really trying to teach our kids here? Maybe video games aren't to blame for all the issues with kids today its the damn cereal commercials and their serial capers.

To list a few of the cereal villains:

1.) Trix - the rabbit is always trying to steal the Trix from the kids. The kids never share saying Trix are for kids.

2.) Lucky Charms - Here you have the iconic "Lucky" the leprechaun always running from the kids who are trying to steal his charms. Aren't we all suppose to get along?

3.) Fruity Pebbles - Here we have Flinstones Barney always trying to deceive a friend Fred to get his Fruity Pebbles... some friend heh?

4.) Cookie Crisp - Cookie Crisp has had a series of crooks as mascots to represent its cereal. From 1982-1997 it was Cookie Crook who was always getting arrested for trying to steal from kids and in recent years its been Chip the Wolf.

5.) Waffle Crisp - In a 1996 ad Grannies disguised as girls try to steal a stash of the cereal from their unsuspecting grandchildren... with a rifle.

Posted by TJ on Saturday September 27, 2008 @ 11:11 AM
[Tags: news, tv, rip]

I added Paul Newman to the list of famous colorblind people on the colorblind facts YESTERDAY. I checked the news today and the poor man died of cancer. Talk about weird coincidence, huh.

RIP Paul Newman January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008

Posted by TJ on Saturday September 20, 2008 @ 04:28 PM
[Tags: news, article, tv]

Okay I feel like traveling by airplane is getting a lot more dangerous while advances in technology should be making it more safer. Below is a list of plane crashes involving famous people. Note that these are all private planes so don't worry commercial airlines are probably still the safest way to travel, however, it does seem like a lot more famous people die from private airplane crashes then car accidents.

  • James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 - missing September 3, 2007, declared legally dead February 15, 2008) was an American aviator, sailor, and adventurer who became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. Partial remains and wreckage of his plane was not found until a year later on September 29th 2008. Source

  • Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972 – October 11, 2006) was a Yankee right-handed baseball pitcher who died when the small aircraft he owned crashed into a residential building in New York City. Source

  • Peter David Tomarken (December 7, 1942 – March 13, 2006) was an American television personality primarily known as the host of Press Your Luck. Tomarken, a private pilot, and his second wife, Kathleen, were killed when his Beechcraft Bonanza A36, N16JR, crashed a few hundred feet offshore in Santa Monica Bay during climb-out from the Santa Monica Airport in California on the morning of March 13, 2006 Source

  • John Thomas Walton was a decorated American war veteran, and a son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. On June 27, 2005, Walton died when the CGS Hawk Arrow homebuilt aircraft that he was piloting Crashed shortly after takeoff. Source

  • Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was a Grammy-nominated American singer, dancer, actress, model, teen idol. Aliyah's plane crashed shortly after takeoff killing all 7 on board citing overweight cargo (sound equipment) and an unqualified pilot as the cause. Source

  • John F Kennedy Jr, the third son of the late president JFK. On July 16, 1999, at the age of 38, Kennedy died along with his wife and his sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, when the aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Source

  • John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), One of the most popular artists of the 1970s, was an American Country Music/folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician. On October 12, 1997, Denver was killed when the Long-EZ aircraft he was piloting crashed just off the coast of California at Pacific Grove, shortly after taking off from the Monterey Peninsula Airport. Source

  • Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Yankees from 1969 to 1979. Munson was killed at age 32 while trying to land his personal airplane during a test fligh. Thurman is one of three Yankees who died in aviation accidents, including pitchers Jim Hardin in 1991 and Cory Lidle in 2006. Source

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd was an American Southern rock band that would be later inducted into the Rock and Roll of fame in 2006. Their plane crashed October 20, 1977 due to low-fuel killing 6 including the lead vocalist, guitarist, and road manager. Source

  • Rocky Marciano (September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969), born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. In August 31, 1969, on the eve of his 46th birthday, Marciano died when the small private plane crashed in bad weather with an unqualified pilot. Source

  • Otis Redding is best known for his hit, “Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay,” which was released after his death. Redding had recorded the song just three days earlier. Him and and four members of his band were killed when their Beechcraft H18 plane crashed during a fog. Source

  • Buddy Holly (Holley), the Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) , and Ritchie Valens all Rock and Roll Hall of famers died on February 2, 1959 when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed during a winter storm "The day the music died". Source

Other interesting incidents:
Travis Barker, Adam Goldstein (DJ AM) Four people died but Travis Barker and Adam Goldstein survived when their private plane crashed off a runway on September 20, 2008. Travis Barker was best known as being former guitartist for the rock band Blink 182.
  • Barak Obama was a passenger in private plane on January 12, 2008 that clipped another airplane on the ground source
  • Patrick Swayze survived a emergency landing on June 1, 2001 Source
  • Sandra Bullok Survived a crash landing on Decmeber 20, 2000. Source

  • Posted by TJ on Monday June 23, 2008 @ 12:51 PM
    [Tags: tv, serious, rip]

    What a funny guy and influence to the world of comedy

    George Carlin said:
    I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities. You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating... and you finish off as an orgasm.

    Posted by TJ on Monday February 4, 2008 @ 02:21 AM
    [Tags: sports, tv, rant]

    Shout outs to Eli Manning keeping his composure and leading the Giants to victory

    Shout out to James Tyree and his circus catch. You barely heard his name until today

    Shout to Burress for coming close to his predicted score of 23-17

    Shout out to Giants Defensive cordinator, Steve Spagnuolo and the defense for constantly pounding Tom Brady and keeping the game a low scoring game. Too bad he probably wont be with the Giants next year as he will likely get a head coaching position.

    Shout out to Tom Petty for playing his best songs at half time and after all these years still sounding great

    Shout to coach Tom Coughlin for not turning red

    Shout to Kevin Boss for filling in for Jeremy Shockey as almost an exact replica.

    Shout to Bud Light for having the best commercials.

    Shout down to Bill Belichick for leaving the game before it was over and for giving the worst press conference... What was that mumbling?

    Posted by TJ on Wednesday July 18, 2007 @ 02:49 PM
    [Tags: tv, opinion, guide]

    Here is my take on the various Late Night Talk Shows.
    I dedicate this to the late Tom Snyder who died on July 29, 2007 from complication with leukemia. Snyder was one of early pioneers of late night talk shows with "Tomorrow" in the 80's and 90's and was host of the CBS's The Late Late Show in 1990's.

    CBS - The Late Show with Dave Letterman
    I find Letterman extremely funny. Being from NY definitely makes his show even better to watch as he frequently does local stuff involving the city and surrounding area. Dave has a way of making ordinary people into comic geniuses as he has done with stage manager Biff Henderson, Handyman George Clark and Deli owner Rupert Jee, these sketches are what make the late show original and funny. What I do not like about the show is the numerous pointless unfunny skits that are done from time to time like "will it float?" , stump the band, and "Is this Anything", and most of Alan Kaulter's skits. Dave's show is well known for the Stupid Human Tricks and the Top Ten list.

    NBC - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
    This is most watched late show and has surpassed the late show every year since the 90's. I am not sure why as I don't really find Jay funny. He gets old ripping on the band leader Kevin Eubanks. I find that the writers for the show aren't that good as his jokes often get no laughs and Leno is not that great with covering it up. His most popular feature is headlines on Monday and this a rip off of David Letterman's skit "Dumb Ads" that Dave introduced in the 80's. Yes that is right, Leno is actually ripping off Dave, not as you may have thought as Letterman re-introduced this skit under the name "Small Town News" in 2004 to compete with Leno's segment.

    CBS - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Craig's Gig is "Let's repeat the same sayings every episode that make people laugh" This is how a normal episode of CBS late late show goes. 1. Craig Ferguson enters saying to the audience "Enjoy the show, sit down , lay down...take off your pants." 2. Craig opens email bag tell audience to email him at "" 3. Craig Calls voice mail and pertains to dial 10,000 numbers just to get to his voice mail as if this demands laughter every single time. I do not know how people can watch his show every day with out getting annoyed at the amount of the stuff he repeats each day. I get tired of it after watching twice in a week. This show would be funny if it didn't have the repetitive crap.

    NBC - Late Night with Conan O'Brien When I heard that O'brian was replacing Leno on the Late show in 10 years (less now) I was not that excited. Conan to me was the combination of "Let's act stupid and people will laugh" and "Lets make of fun of myself so people laugh". However Conan has some great monologue's and skits and they never get old.

    Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC There is nothing much to say about this show. When I watch him he always look as if he doesn't even know why he's there, and with good reason. The show does not have much content and Carson is just so bleh. The only good thing about this show is it pulls in some good music talent.

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central I think Jon Stewart is great and I'm not sure why but I do not watch his show much. I think a lot has to do with the fact his show is on Comedy central and not a major network. His show is more geared toward turning current news into humor and does a great job at it! I feel Stewart would make a great replacement for Letterman.

    Posted by TJ on Sunday May 13, 2007 @ 02:14 PM
    [Tags: tv, links, internet]

    Joost (pronounced 'juiced') is a system for distributing TV shows and other forms of video over the Web using peer-to-peer TV technology, created by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis.

    Watch your favorite shows from MTV, Comedy Central, and WB on your computer.

    I have the program and I gotta tell you I'm quite impressed. There's not that much programming available but they do have some cools shows and the quality is decent too.

    Joost sign up is currently an invite-only basis.

    The good news is I got invites so leave a comment with your email address and I will be nice enough to send you an invite.


    Update: The Joost software seems to be very tempermental and will no longer load up. I checked the forums and it seems a lot of users are having the same issues as me. It's not worth the hastle so I uninstalled the program and will wait for

    a.)better software AND
    b.)more programming.

    Unfortunately, I can no longer offer invitations as you need the program installed to send invitations. The alternative is to goto and "Sign up for Joost beta" and you should receive an invite in a couple days.

    Posted by TJ on Tuesday May 8, 2007 @ 10:27 PM
    [Tags: tv, opinion, politics]

    John Stewart of the Daily Show is the smartest journalist on TV and here is the video to prove it.

    Everything he says is absolutely true.

    Posted by TJ on Sunday May 6, 2007 @ 05:22 PM
    [Tags: tv, links, internet]

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