Tuesday, April 07, 2009

'Round Springfield XXX: Not as Porny as That Makes It Sound

Sling.com continues The Great Sling Rewatch of The Paper today with episode 2, a half-hour so incredibly jam-packed with delicious awesomeness I could barely believe it even though I has already seen it before, at least twice. Amanda's ice cream social! T-shirts on Thursdays to make her seem approachable! Adam really appreciating the quality of her nose job! LASER TAG! As a signifier of coolness! The best moment may well come from the teachers as they observe the dutiful little overachievers on newspaper staff and sigh to the camera that it's the same every year, "Those newspaper kids show up a week before school starts." I could die.

P.S. Tara directed me to two totally excellent interviews with my very favorite character on The Paper, homecoming king (spoiler!) Adam Brock. This one from last year with EW.com boasts the best quote ("People say, 'Oh life isn't that perfect. You don't get a job at Teen Vogue.' You don't know that! Just like how people are saying, 'Oh, Adam won homecoming king. That never happened. MTV did that.' It wasn't! I actually won by six votes.") and also the mindblowing news that both he and Amanda were in their school's production of "Grease" that went tragically uncaptured by MTV's cameras. (Amanda was Rizzo! WTF, MTV??) The Jossip one is more recent, details Adam's career change of heart, and has him pretty much saying (albeit indirectly) that Giana and Trevor were turds on the show.

And since it's apparently Sling Week here at Low Res, I need to direct you to their coverage of today's major media event: The one-year anniversary of Kathie Lee and Hoda together on the Today show. Truly they are the greatest thing to happen to television -- or at least the concept of day-drinking -- maybe ever. Then Tara and Will get to discussing the awesomeness of Miss Hoda and the notorious KLG. Amy Poehler and Tracy Jordan make cameo appearances.

In other news:

Vulture reports on positive test-screening results for the new Star Trek re-boot/hotness infusion. I have to disagree with their take that because the audience was filled with Trek fans, the results aren't too impressive. Because you know who is out for blood with this movie? Star Trek fans. The fact that it won a room full of them over kind of impresses me.

And finally: YAY! Gay marriage in Vermont! This marks the first time it's been accomplished via legislature rather than the courts. I'm sure anti-gay conservatives will find another way to say it doesn't count, of course.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Totally agree with you re: Trek. The people most likely to actively try to hate it are Trek fans.

I'm going to end up catching this alone, but I still can't wait.