was somewhat skeptical prior to watching outlander, a fantasy romance period drama set in 18th century scotland. but i was pleasantly surprised. the conceit is that a woman from post ww2 england gets cast back in time via a pagan henge-like portal and must navigate her way through an alien society and all the pitfalls it presents while trying to make her way back to her future existence. could be pretty hokey especially if they lard on the romance but they manage to keep that mostly on the back burner. its no game of thrones but agreeable enough to binge through in a couple of days. and while there are only eight episodes at present, there are eight more in the spring and another thirteen already on order after that. oh, its on starz for starters.

Scorsese produced Grateful Dead documentary.

the radio sermonettes


there isnt a new sitcom this fall that has made any impact but i finally got around to the fx show youre the worst that aired this summer and i am giving it my trademarked two thumbs up. dont believe me? then listen to what this professional tv watching person has to say and then just ignore us both.

Bill Lynch
The Cornell bird lab
torturous timbers match tonight with 22 shot on goal but no score. and we missed the wedding which happened two sections over. we were a bit too close to the timbers army and after the ref didn't call a handball against the other team at the end, ryley and his buddy got caught in a beer shower.

breadmaking 101

mission accompliced!

astronauts photos from space station.

keep your avocados from browning

my bloody vegetable

Brewster McCloud (full movie)
enjoyed the Nance on PBS.
seduced and abandoned.

working my way through far from a madding crowd. also recently dvred shampoo so im officially having a julie christie moment.

Where can I get fancy mushrooms in NYC?

Pier Vittorio Aureli to Exhibit 30 ‘Non-Compositional’ Drawings in London


might go in for this one tonight on espn at 9 -- playing for the mob -- a 30 for 30 documentary about a point shaving scandal at boston college in the 80s. apparently the ray liotta character from goodfellas was involved and liotta does the narration.

not a big horror fan but id like to imagine david cronenberg brought something unique to the genre beyond splatter. saw the brood among his credits when i was looking up his imdb page while watching his latest maps of the stars and just saw that it was playing this month on showtime. penciled it in for mid-month but caught a few moments while waiting for the homeland season 4 premiere to start which i missed the first run of last night.

This almost got by me: TCM has the Cartoons of Winsor McCay tonight at 8:00