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Day: October 4, 2010

A Month of TV Commentary: A Meme in 30 Parts: Day 16

Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show

I pondered this one all weekend, and to be honest, I don’t have one.  More to the point, I can’t really think of a show that I consider a “guilty pleasure”.

On the other hand, I’ve never been a big fan of the concept of “guilty pleasures” anyway.  I’m enough of a hedonist that I tend not to feel guilty about my pleasures, whatever they might be, and I’m enough of an iconoclast that I don’t tend to get too put out if I have personal tastes that don’t dovetail neatly with the rest of society.

I really don’t have a good answer for this one, guys. I’m not ashamed of any of the media I consume, and I think that you can’t really call it a *guilty* pleasure without that.

I’ll try and do better with the next one.

Free Banned Books from the Internet Archive

74 Free Banned Books (for Banned Books Week) | Open Culture:

To commemorate Banned Books Week, the always great Internet Archive has opened up access to 74 banned books. The collection features some serious pieces of literature (James Joyce’s Ulysses, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night, Huxley’s Brave New World, etc.); some traditional children’s classics (Winnie the Pooh); and some sinister books of unquestionable historical importance (Mein Kampf). These books can be downloaded in multiple digital formats, including sometimes ePub and Kindle formats. This gives you the ability to read the the works on the Kindle, iPad, Nook and other mainstream ebook readers. (See note below.) But the old fashioned computer will also do the job.

Music for Monday

Ten Songs About Mondays :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste:

Mondays are rough. Whether you’re a grumpy feline or an overworked office drone, it’s no fun dragging yourself back into your weekly routine after a couple days off.

If you’ve got a case of the Mondays and need a little nudge to get things headed in the right direction, give a listen to these songs that pay tribute to the most hated day of the week. And remember: There are only four more days until Friday.

Hometown paper profiles Mythbuster’s Tory Belleci

Local boy paid to blow stuff up – ::

When he was young, Tory Belleci would decorate his Monterey home for Halloween with severed limbs and human statues that would come alive to frighten trick-or-treaters.

Fourth of July was also a big holiday, when Tory and his father Andy Belleci would glue fireworks to wooden planks that shot off sparks and flares in all directions.

But one special-effects stunt involving explosives nearly landed Belleci in jail — and when he got a second chance, he wound up having success in television on the show “MythBusters.”

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