I used to love the show “Full House” and watched it religiously when I was a kid. (By “when I was a kid” I mean now.)I know good TV when I see it, and “Full House” is good TV.My DVR is filled with sweet episodes of the crazy antics of the Tanner clan. From a creepy “uncle” who lived in the basement and was a “comedian” to the equally creepy “uncle” who lived in a child’s bedroom on the second floor, there was a lot of shit that went down in that house....more
I should be so lucky that it was Arrested Development that was recently resurrected, and not My So-Called Life. Maybe it’s just me, but as much as I adored MSCL, I don’t think Angela Chase could really exist in the 21st century, and I’d just about die if network execs brought her back and made her a Belieber. I’ll take an oddly independent collegiate George Michael Bluth over that, thank you very much. Instead, let’s talk about some shows that we’ll never see brought back from the dead and thank our lucky stars that they are over and done with....more
Now, let me preface this entire post by saying, I’m no TV nazi. I sadly let me kids watch WAY too much, especially now that I’m working from home, and I need a moment here or there to answer emails or pee by myself. I grew up as a child raised on TV, and I think I turned out okay for the most part, so I’ve never been too strict about TV time. Besides, until recently, both of my kids were at school or in daycare full time, so they rarely had more than 30 minutes to watch TV at night anyway....more
In casting a mix of deaf, hearing and hard-of-hearing actors — as well as showcasing silent scenes between characters communicating in sign language (subtitled for hearing viewers) in every episode — the show is a technical and cultural pioneer. This week, Switched aired an all-ASL episode, something the network says has never been done before on scripted, mainstream television....more
What can you say to attract undergraduate college students to a course in science communication?
When I explain to new acquaintances that my work revolves around science communication, their eyes glaze over.
Boredom sets in.
So how can I persuade students?
My Indian relatives advise me to speak from the heart and tell a story when I’m attempting to convince folks that science is scintillating.
That math is sexy. But I haven’t always felt that way.
MOMMA CANDY OF THE WEEK
(Did I Tell You I'm Having A Giveaway?)
This week went by so fast and I can't say enough thank-yous for all of the blog love Momma Candy has received due to the awesome giveaway I'm hosting....more
You might be thinking that you'll miss 30 Rock for lots of different reasons: its surrealist humor, its sharpness about popular culture, its portrait of a flawed feminist woman who didn't identify as a Sex and the City character, and its vivid portrayal of workplace relationships....more
MOMMA CANDY OF THE WEEK
Things That Made Me Happy
Have you ever had one of those weeks that is so heavy and so trying you can't even remember what you did Monday...Tuesday...Wednesday...I mean, did those days actually even happen? Did I get dressed?...more
Pray tell, why do we have some much violence as entertainment?We’re good people. We love peace. I don’t believe we want to train our children to be fighters. Am I wrong in this? We lobby for gun control while using guns abundantly in movies or on television. Are we teaching that a gun is the way to solve a problem?I don’t get it. What am I missing?...more
"Have you lost your mind? Get rid of cable? Did you fall and hit your head? But how could we watch Big Time Rush?? What's going to happen to Good Luck Charlie? Oh dear God no! We're begging you, mom, PLEASE don't get rid of cable!"Image courtesy of Shutterstock...more