True Dectective

Let me say this about that: Vince Vaughn has less solemnity than an 5 year old girl agape at the world surounding her.

Unless Colin Farrell survives (what certainly appeared to be mortal injuries) and returns as a dickless compelling drunken eunuch, the rest of the cast have as much chance of imparting the necessary gravitas to Vaughn’s character as Greece does of getting successfully crowd sourced.

Their are just limits, you know?

True Dectective

The Kardashians

Despite all the phoniness, rehearsed dialogue and fake scenarios, however, there is some grain of authenticity to the Kardashians to which fans respond: when I asked teenagers at Dash why they liked the show, the most common reason was that, despite all the drama, “they all really love each other and are such a close family”. Like the Osbournes before them, the Kardashian family unit is convincingly tight. There is something unexpectedly soothing about this.

For the record then, what is Kardashian’s talent?

“What is my talent?” She cocks her head to one side. “Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?


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REDDIT: True Detective

“If HBO released the episodes of True Detective all at once, as Netflix regularly does, this show would get half the attention it currently draws. 1 The unsung brilliance of the show is not just found in the dialogue between 2012 Cohle and our present day pawns, but in the dialogue between the fans. After every show a new theory rears its confident head. The show is so dynamic that every episode is noteworthy; every episode lends itself to be dissected through a repeat watch, or four. If Netflix had the luxury of hosting and releasing this show, it would have its viewers no doubt, but it would not have drawn a fraction of the attention this phenomenon has seen over the weeks it has aired.”

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  1. The resultant thread goes something like this: “You say to-MA-to, I say to-MAH-to.” Whoda thunk?

KMBC Redux

Holy shit.

KMBC’s Erin Little single handedly preempted ABC’s America This Morning at 4 AM today. Because…snow.

No, it’s not snowing. No, it’s not going to snow more today, or even tomorrow. Maybe Friday, but then just an inch or two.


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you KC’s new Katie Horner!

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January 7th UPDATE: Lisa Teachman announced on her FB page she will officially leave KMBC after the 31st of January.

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We rose early this morning, intent on a graceful reentry into our normal workaday orbit.

Our thinking was that waking at 4 AM  today through Sunday would make next Monday’s return to the office less dismaying disheartening disgusting discouraging dispiriting demoralizing depressing disappointing of a shock.

Things started fine: we managed to start the 40 hour charging process on the new Stanley FatMax without exploding the house 1; coffee brewed – check; oatmeal with cinnamon – check; the weirdly matched news anchors on ABC’s World News Now – check; the local, non-alarmist and accurate weather with Joel Nichols…hey, wtf? And where is Smiley, the ever lovely Lisa Teachman? Gawd damn it, it’s too early in the morning for this shit…

Hmm…no Joel Nichols on the KMBC web site, but Lisa is still listed.

Lisa Teachman

Maybe Teachman still has a fighting chance, eh? After all KMBC simply didn’t renew her contract – that could have already changed. But Joel, wtf?

The rumor making the rounds is that the station wanted him to join Bryan Busby on KMBC‘s evening broadcasts: boys in the evenings, girls…make that girl…in the mornings. Not sure what that’s about, but I understand Nichols not wanting to make that kind of shift; we left the service (the first time) instead of rotating from Europe to Ft. Hood (Tex-ass).

It’s not that we’re not against change per se; some change is not only beneficial but necessary.

Take the crazy traffic-woman KMBC tried out.

We couldn’t tell you her name but she suddenly showed up one morning last year to point out –at 4:40 in the morning, mind you– the highways and byways to avoid. Seriously? An attractive (in a sharp-edged fashion ) dishwater blond who looked into the camera lens with haunted eyes, the lady was obviously (in our humble opinion) blasted by whatever inner demons beset her. She easily made our personal Don’t Want To Meet In A Dark Alley list.

Yes, we were glad when she faded away.

But Joel and Lisa? Not so much, not happy with that at all.

But who are we to judge? KMBC undoubtedly knows better than us what we want. Which is somewhat unsettling since I now want to watch a different local morning newscast – could that be part of KMBC‘s e-vil plan?

Bon voyage, Joel and Lisa. Safe landings to you both. And thanks for all the non-hyperbolic forecasts.

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  1. We are something of a mechanical klutz. Not dangerously so, or at least not very often, but a klutz just the same.