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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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8 Greatest Modern Sitcoms (Monk’s Cafe)

…In which yesterday’s portly 16 becomes today’s rather slender 8… I’m Alan Partridge beats Parks and Recreation Is it just me or is Tina Fey not, in fact, the funniest woman in America (therefore: the world). From the couch I’m sitting on, she’s … Continue reading

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16 Greatest Modern Sitcoms (Hank’s Look Around Cafe)

Results! From yesterday! (Note to new readers: for maximum effect, please go back in time to yesterday. Or read on regardless, whatever’s easiest.) Parks and Recreation beats Not Going Out Two ‘funny first’ kind of sitcoms: one more-or-less the US Office … Continue reading

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32 Greatest Modern Sitcoms (Chasers)

It’s been a while round about these parts, so I figured what the hey? – time for another six-parter blog. Copying myself (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I’ll spend the next few days following the lead of my earlier … Continue reading

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