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The Single Funniest Thing Ever Captured On Film

On July 1, newjonnytransit turned three. I didn’t know that straight away, but WordPress told me. So, to celebrate I’m going to give myself (and by extension you [you’re welcome]) a birthday present that is, frankly, about as good as … Continue reading

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Creativity is Overrated

So much of The West Wing is, of course, unsurpassably excellent. But I especially like one early episode in which the ever-reliable, super-smart, amazing and handsome Sam Seaborne fucks up. I can’t quite remember how or why, but can’t get enough … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Killing Me Softly With Her Slow-Breaking News

On the one hand, the media isn’t doing its job properly if we’re not all authentically scared right now. On the other, a good amount of people – not ‘in the media’ but seemingly experts in the world of weather – … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers*

This week, I thought I’d treat you to a little history lesson… But wait! Don’t go run away screaming just yet. This won’t be any old history lesson – but one filtered through the medium of television. And, better still, … Continue reading

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The Best/Greatest/Most Perfect Modern Sitcom Ever Made. Ever.

I know, in the spirit of carrying this little competition of mine over the finish-line, today’s the day I’m supposed to choose between and isn’t it? …But, hey, what the hell do I know? You tell me! The real, obvious … Continue reading

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2 Greatest Modern Sitcoms (Cafe Nervosa)

…In which four becomes two. So nearly an old Spice Girls song… Peep Show beats Curb Your Enthusiasm Jackie to me, a little bit earlier today: “If Curb doesn’t win this thing, it’s basically just racism against all of America.” Well, I … Continue reading

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4 Greatest Modern Sitcoms (Central Perk)

My goodness, only eight sitcoms left in my week-long competition – and these now reduced down to four… Time to unleash some breathless hyperbole then, I suppose. Curb Your Enthusiasm beats The Office (UK) I’m guessing here, but I figure you … Continue reading

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