“With a press release sent out Tuesday morning, Amazon announced that it would soon begin offering Prime members unlimited access to commercial-free instant streaming of more than 5,000 television shows and movies through a new service called Amazon Instant Video. Customers will be able to stream these offerings on Macs, PCs and other Internet-connected devices.” —
If Amazon’s library is good, this is like getting a free minibike with my purchase of an Xbox Kinekt.
“And I suppose that in the end I have to admire this. If the writers are locked in a creative struggle with the character or (as Lacob suggests) the actor — and Abed’s comment last night that he is “bored” by Pierce seemed awfully meta, as well as the group’s confessions of pity during the D&D episode — they’ve done so, as Community often does, by testing the limits of ordinary sitcom conventions. They’ve given Pierce a meaningful loss, when his mother died. They’ve given him an excuse, his addiction. They’ve made stabs at empathy, writing monologues with a Pierce-eye view, showing that he feels snubbed, pushed aside, and mocked. But they refuse to do the obvious thing, which is make him truly repentant, or changed, or capable of romantic love. Instead, they’ve beaten the crap out of him, literally, a form of catharsis but also an oddly refreshing refusal.” —Community’s Chevy Chase Problem via an unfairly forgotten sharebro
“Most coaches don’t want games to be interesting in any sense of the word. Coaches do not want any hint of Calvinball in their football. You, the viewer, do, and thus the less influence coaches have on the outcome of the game the better for the overall value of the game.” —Hacking The Game: Recreating Post-NFL Lockout Football From The Ashes Of The League