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Yet another new video format touted

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This one is open-source and royalty-free, and has the backing of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix.

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Tales of the Gold Monkey, another lost tv treasure

Join a former flying tiger, his awesome dog and a Grumman G-21 Goose as he explores the south Pacific, fights Nazis, and has a broken relationship with a pretty singer/spy. This should have been my life, not a one season tv show you've never heard of!

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The most loved and hated TV finales, charted

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A simple methdology: compare the IMDB rating of the final episode vs the show's average. Dragonball Z and Dexter share bottom spot, but who wins?

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: the complete series

I never get tired of watching this brilliant 1990s take on the Wild Wild West, starring the always fantastic Bruce Campbell.

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Trickle-down kids' TV: Sesame Street will air on HBO 9 months before PBS

A show conceived to help low-income kids keep up with their affluent peers will now be "paywalled so that rich kids can watch it before poor kids can."

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Colbert: women should run the world

His hilarious, bathetic op-ed in Glamour is full of sneaky, countersunk gender ha-ha-only-serious humor: "Women havesmart, resourceful role models -- Marissa Mayer, Michelle Obama, Sacajawea, and the green M&M."

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Felicia Day's "You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)"

Felicia Day's memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) starts off as a cute, snarky story about how a quirky upbringing turned Day into a nerd superhero; by the end, it's become an illuminating, frank look at the commercial realities, injustices and insecurities that everyone trying to earn a living online must confront.Read the rest

HBO's Westworld looks handsome

I doubt it'll top the Yul Brynner original (and his performance most certainly made it), but I'm surprised by how good the reboot looks in this very short teaser, which injects a heavy dose of PKD into the Chrichton classic.

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Parenting and the Internet: the smarter, missing third way


My new Guardian column, What is missing from the kids’ internet? discusses three different approaches to teaching kids information literacy: firewall-based abstinence education; trust/relationship-based education, and a third way, which is the proven champion of the offline world.

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Kirk/Spock/Delft china pattern tote


This beautiful, reversible Kirk/Spock tote reminds me of Delft china patterns (see below): it's $22 from April in Sacramento. (via Geeky Merch)

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Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million

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Two houses featured on the great AMC television series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque, NM. The sales pitch includes this line, seriously: "Meth lab not included."

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A fucking interesting history of swearing on television!

I distinctly remember my glee as an 8-year-old watching Hawkeye say "Son of a bitch" on M*A*S*H in 1979, the first time that phrase was used on US television.

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The Six Million Dollar Man, season 1

Colonel Steve Austin nearly died in a fiery space accident. The Office of Scientific Intelligence rebuilt him better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.

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Dick Van Patten, "Eight Is Enough" dad, RIP

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Dick Van Patten who famously played Tom Bradford on TV's "Eight Is Enough" (1977-1981) and also appeared in several Mel Brooks movies, Westworld, Soylent Green, I Remember Mama, and many other movies and TV shows died today at 86.

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American Gods will be a TV series

Starz has greenlit a TV series based on Neil Gaiman's outstanding contemporary fantasy novel American Gods, in which all the gods of antiquity must find their way in America, coping with modernity and new ways of believing.

How Alec Mapa used Kickstarter to joke about gay adoption

The star and producer of a timely new series have words of wisdom for those who want to create social change through the media. Read the rest

25 of the most potent TV commercial earworms ever, all in one video

Play this video at your own peril.

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