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Monday, October 23 2006

Dropping the Bombshell

Notes on the (hair) color code, from one of those (you know), blondes.


Sunday, July 9 2006

Stars

If it's July, it's time for another installment of CBS's voyeuristic reality series. Unfortunately, while she loves the show, our arbiter of televised treats isn't thrilled with the 'all star' format.


Tuesday, June 6 2006

Cancelled Companions

Does it seem like every interesting, innovative series that you adore and worship gets yanked before its time? According to this rabid small screen fangirl, you are not alone.


Sunday, May 7 2006

Three Ring Circus

While polygamy has a place in the study of human history and culture, it has long been considered taboo. Leave it to HBO and its new hit drama series to make this socially profane subject seem... almost normal.


Sunday, January 29 2006

An Anthropologist on Mars

Want to learn more about the human race? Just turn on the TV and experience the foibles and frivolities of mankind as seen through the eyes of 'the others' -- filters in the form of aliens, robots, and talking animals.


Monday, November 21 2005

Norm!

While not necessarily looking for a place where everybody -- including the busboy -- knows your name, Horn would like to locate a new drinking establishment that offers a sitcom-style sense of community.


Wednesday, October 26 2005

Not the Cosbys

You know how they say everyone has a twin somewhere? Well, members of the Horn family look just like those people on (name that sitcom).


Sunday, September 18 2005

Gatherers

Before Katrina, network news had spent a lot of time bemoaning the lack of viewers, to which I would like to respond; maybe you shouldn't have been so stupid.


Wednesday, August 17 2005

Coffee Stalk

In her celebrity filled Hollywood strip mall coffee store job, Horn is trying to figure out in what episode of Quantum Leap 'iced old-school Americano with two Splendas' guest starred.


Tuesday, July 26 2005

How to Find a Mate in Five TV Shows or Less

Scientists have spent a great deal of time deconstructing physical desirability among humans. But all they had to do was watch 100 Hottest Hotties and call it a day.


Wednesday, June 29 2005

There’s no ‘TV’ in ‘Team’

If the degree to which art imitates life can be a measure of greatness then The Office is king of the workplace comedy.


Thursday, June 2 2005

High School of Hard Knocks

One of the benefits of no longer being a teenager is that I don't care if the high school dramas I watch are realistic because I no longer expect to be validated by television.


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