Daily Archives: February 5, 2012

Sunday TV: Some Kind of Football Thing

It’s all about a football game today, even when it’s not. Super Bowl XLVI (NBC, 6 p.m.) officially starts at sundown but the preshows begin at 1 p.m. Though commercials have leaked all week, their appearance during the game is still meaningful (and costly as heck). Madonna helms what sounds to be the most interesting […]

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Lana Del Rey Returns to ‘SNL’ as Parody

It didn’t take a month for “Saturday Night Live” to take a controversial musical performance and turn her into a parody skit. Saturday, Kristin Wiig donned a similar white dress and vacant look to become Lana Del Rey, who was a little off key, nervous and sonnambulent in her national TV debut three weeks ago […]

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Bloom is Off the Biff Rose

Speaking of poor uses for the internet, I was sitting around with a friend the other night just spouting names of ancient TV actors (Louis Nye! Gene Barry!) when the name of some old singer songwriters popped up too. Biff Rose was a guy who sort of dressed like Marcel Marceau – striped shirt, rose […]

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Facebook Sells Me Out

It’s tough for me to feel sympathy for the Winklevoss Twins, but with talk this week of Facebook going public with a $100 billion valuation, it only makes me feel once more that I’ve been had, on the internet – a pawn in somebody’s get rich quick scheme. The last time I felt this way […]

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