My introduction to him was a summer when my "job" was transferring recordings of him from my Dad's reel-to-reel to cassette by holding my Panasonic tape recorder next to the speaker. It is sort of weird to hear this song without a vacuum cleaner in the background.
Imagine the size of the EAR we could grow on the back of that thing
Love the new newsletter format
It was beautiful to look at, but the pacing was super glacial and unless I'm misremembering the two main plots never met except in dream sequences (maybe I didn't make it through season 2, though).
Also, Michael J. Anderson was kind of terrible. Unless the script actually read like:
SAMSON: (spitting) Temporary setback!
SAMSON: (spitting) Thing's are hucky-ducky!
SAMSON: (spitting) I have to talk to Management!
...then he needed to maybe mix it up a little.
There was one episode that was kind of a one-off, self-contained episode (at a time when the show had not earned the right to air a one-off, self-contained episode) called "Babylon" that was really great (I think Meat Loaf's daughter had a key role). I don't remember it advancing the plot at all, but it was so good that if each episode had been like that then I would have stuck with it.
Look, what I'm saying is I'm kind of irritated that you brought this up
I didn't make it to the end. Does lonelygirl15 make it out ok?
On Hack Hacky
This never would have happened if he had just thought to delete his old 'popfactor' account
"Wherefore is the close button?" -Mr. B and dntsqzthchrmn
The "Close" buttons on these are getting more and more non-obvious.
I guess the next step will be like the old WinZip shareware that would periodically switch the OK and cancel buttons to trick you into purchasing it.
Remember when Carl Steadman registered "baffler.com" to fuck with them?
It still felt like I had my whole life ahead of me when he did that.
Little Friend has definitely aged well in my memory. There are some great moments, but there is definitely a sinking feeling that sets in when (spoiler, I guess) it becomes clear a central question is not going to be satisfyingly unraveled but isn't that how LIFE is, you guys? Like LIFE doesn't, like, wrap itself up in a neat package? Wait, guys, why are you kicking me out of the Classics program?