My all-time favorite bit from “Green Acres.”

1967. Season three, episode seven, “Don’t Count Your Tomatoes Before They’re Picked.”

Oliver: “Nobody in their right mind would eat hot water soup.”

(Eb enters, looks at table excitedly.)

Eb: “Oh boy! Hot water soup!”

Yesterday I mentioned the new “Corner Gas” movie


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and the Kickstarter campaign to fund it. They set out to raise $100,000 in thirty days.

Today, they met their goal. It took them JUST ONE DAY.

Behold the power of Corner Gas, the best TV show you (probably) never heard of.

You can still become part of it, like I did. Go to Kickstarter. And go here to find out more.

Sometimes, all it takes is one small thing to brighten my day.


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And this is it. A Corner Gas movie is in the works.

The best TV show you (probably) never heard of.

Go here to find out more. And if you want to become part of it, like I just did, go to Kickstarter.

Click here for more.

Does anyone remember the episode of M*A*S*H where a pair of long johns gets passed around from person to person?

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Maybe it’s because I’m wearing my long johns today, but…


Reblog: This evil, evil man has ruined a generation of kids.

There is nothing I can say that could ever put this better than Amy did on the blog Lucy’s Football. As I ranted this weekend on Facebook: if you didn’t already think Fox News are the most evil f*ck*ng bastards in the universe, you will after you read this.

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I try not to get sucked into the Facebook anger-wormhole as much as I possibly can.

You all know the Facebook anger-wormhole. One of your friends (or acquaintances, or whoever) posts a link to a post that they’re TOTALLY INCENSED about, and if you watch it, odds are good that your blood pressure’s going to go up. So you have to make a choice. Do you watch it? Or do you say DANGER WILL ROBINSON! and avoid it altogether and keep your blood pressure in a normal range, at least until you are tempted by the next link of anger-wormholeness?

I try VERY HARD to avoid these things. If you’re a regular reader here, you know I’m pretty much all-or-nothing. I can’t just take something, ingest it, say, “oh! Yeah. Sucks” and move on. I feel things VERY DEEPLY. So if something’s going to upset me, it’s going to really…

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One of the most clever TV ads I’ve seen in a long time.

Warning: this song may become an earworm and stick with you for the rest of the day.

This is clever. The Idea cellular phone network in India recently expanded its coverage across virtually the entire country. They wanted to emphasize (a) how fast and thoroughly a song or meme can reach everyone in a whole nation, and (b) that their cell network is the one that can do it.

From Devesh Gupta at

The film showcases people from different parts of the country humming the tune while they follow their daily routines. The funny, soothing tune relaxes their mind and gives them a chance to share a laugh with friends.

Ashwin Varkey, creative director (for Idea’s ad agency Lowe Lintas), says, “Idea wanted us to come up with an ad that showcases its footprint all across the country. It is like saying ‘wherever you go, there is an Idea network’. The idea was that if you have the network, your phone will ring.” Varkey is confident that people will stick to it for a long time. He says, “If it was not a sticky tune then it would not have been successful.”

It’s a sticky tune indeed. They released this ad in December and it’s already taken the country by storm. And as you can see, it’s even being seen and heard and enjoyed all over the globe. I don’t know much about Indian geography, so this wasn’t apparent to me until I read Gupta’s article. But the last scene in the restaurant portrays an Indian man visiting a foreign country, and the “Honey Bunny” tune gets taken up by a waiter, presumably to spread across that new land too.

Clever and well crafted. And the song is simple and innocent enough to make everyone smile. It also shows that the English language is somewhat of a unifier in India.

“You’re my pumpkin pumpkin.. Hello honey bunny.. toko toko..”

Add: a subsequent Google search tells me that “toko” is a Hindi word for “close acquaintance.”

Says it all.