The horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE Doctor Who specials running on BBC America featuring US celebrities narrating and commenting on Doctor Who (a la I Love the 80s, etc…). It’s blatantly obvious that these idiots couldn’t name a doctor other than Matt Smith. I love Doctor Who, but those specials make me want to hate it. Way to go, BBC America–you’re ruining the only hit you have.
The new Amy-narrated opening to this season of Doctor Who that foregrounds the show as about THIS doctor and these companions in the exact way those horrible specials do. I wonder if they’re showing that opening in the UK. Please FSM, tell me no!
Jon Stewart and Stewart Colbert (still best thing about the USA)
Only one bottom this month–the debt limit debate, summarized perfectly in Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America:
To use the poetry of this brief scene, the tea party (and the other Republicans) are assholes. Obama is acting too much like a pussy. He needs to be more of a dick so those assholes don’t turn the whole country into shit. Oh, and if he needs lessons, then he should ask his Sec. of State and her husband, don’t you think? How’s that for a 50 word summary of the whole crisis?
May 2011 has brought a number of stellar releases (and promises of more releases) to my little world:
An awesome new Joker single, “The Vision,” coupled with the news that his first album is on its way (but how soon?).
Jon Brooks’s Music for Dieter Rams, which is a wonderful collection of songs crafted from samples of Brooks’s alarm clock. I didn’t expect an album created using a gimmick like that to be so rich and beautiful, but it’s both.
Leyland Kirby has revamped his website, released Vol. 1 of his 12″ series Intrigue & Stuff (Vols. 2-4 coming later this year), released a brand new Caretaker album (An empty bliss beyond this World) and another Caretaker release to come later this year), and announced a new Leyland Kirby full-length release, as well. He has also developed a “digital subscription plan” for those who want all of his releases this year.
The Book of Mormon original cast recording was released, so I can find out what everyone has been talking about.
Parks & Recreation–Amazingly, the coolest show on TV go 100 times cooler this month when Aubrey Plaza’s character April came out as a huge Neutral Milk Hotel (and Jeff Magnum) fan in the season finale. Nice one, show!