I’m even following Jimmy Fallon on Twitter

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When Conan O’Brien took over The Tonight Show this month, we decided to record it and see what he was up to.  We’re Conan fans, so we had some built in interest.  As part of the deal, we added Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to the recording schedule as well.

We had watched Late Night during Jimmy’s first week back in March, but hadn’t paid any attention since.  I can’t speak for Angie (or anyone else here), but I can’t get enough of the show.  I enjoyed the first week, but it’s just gotten so much better and Jimmy Fallon seems much more natural in his hosting role.  Even more compelling than that is the fact that the humor is just how I like it, and the content really appeals to me.  No other talk show that I’m watching has segments on the Palm Pre and Apple’s iPhone 3GS, or demonstrates the XBox360 Natal.  Tonight he‘s playing Tiger Woods on the Wii in Times Square!  I’d go so far as to say this stuff isn’t on anyone in television’s mind outside of G4 and one or two other niche basic cable shows.

Bottom line, I’m hooked on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  The Roots‘ contributions as the show’s house band don’t hurt, nor does the drama of the Late Night reality show, 7th Floor West.

Updated: Now available www.seventhfloorwest.com


In Papa We Trusted

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Anyone growing up in the Delaware Valley during the last 25 years or so, and who watched Channel 6 ABC, is feeling the same distraction I am right now: the sadness at the passing of veteran sportscaster Gary Papa.

I could say more here, but I’ve already said it in my regular blog. Read it, please. Mr. Papa would have wanted it that way.


Six Distractions in One Post

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Sunday: Sunscreen. Just how exactly does this stuff work? Apparently by absorbing high energy UV photons and releasing the energy difference as heat or visible fluorescence. All that really matters is that it kept me safe through nine innings of baseball.

Monday: Pets. Do pets get homesick? I’m not sure, but I know they get car sick.

Tuesday: Mets fans. This may actually be a comment on the lack of Baltimore Orioles fans. Despite $8 tickets, a beautiful stadium and a killer block party, more Mets fans were in attendance that local supporters.

Wednesday: New iPhone software. This was almost disappointingly simple. Glad to see Apple worked out the kinks and staggered the release of the software and the new iPhone after the disaster of the last upgrade.

Thursday: SEPTA. When it’s raining and there’s an afternoon baseball game and it’s rush hour, it would be reasonable to have enough cars on the tracks to handle it.

Friday: USPS. So is the US Post Office really that bad? I’m considering spending $12 extra dollars on an order of comic books next week to not have the USPS ship my books.

I realize this post is decidedly negative, and involves a lot of baseball.  To compensate: Go Phils!


Funny the way THIS is…

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I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but, I think I liked some of the new Dave Matthews Band music. Heard clips from their new album, Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, on Sound Opinions on NPR, and thought, wow, is this really the Dave Matthews Band? It actually ROCKED. As soon as I felt that, I had questions. What could be further from punk rock, and the other styles of music I love so, than the Dave Matthews Band? I’ve said it in my home blog that I dislike Dave Matthews Band, and I want to keep that record unbroken, but here I am, wondering if I’ve been wrong this whole time.

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My Latest Distraction is My Latest Distraction

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This week (and part of last week) MLD’s web expert and I have been adjusting, tweaking and remodeling a lot of the site. To say this has been a distraction would be a gross understatement. We’ve changed the navigation, added more information about who we are, and tried to make the overall experience of visiting the site more pleasant.

None of this could have been done without Cory’s help, and we both learned a lot in the process.  Let us know how we did.  Look for more revisions as the months go by, and of course come back for our regular updates and postings.