Watching General Conference videos the other day. YouTube suggests… Russian Floorball.  I don’t know what that is but it sounds exciting.

There’s no next time! :(

October 15, 2009

Reading Rainbow comes to the end of its 26-year run on Friday [August 28]; it has won more than two-dozen Emmys, and is the third longest-running children’s show in PBS history — outlasted only by Sesame Street and Mister Rogers.

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Grant says the funding crunch is partially to blame, but the decision to end Reading Rainbow can also be traced to a shift in the philosophy of educational television programming. The change started with the Department of Education under the Bush administration, he explains, which wanted to see a much heavier focus on the basic tools of reading — like phonics and spelling.

Grant says that PBS, CPB and the Department of Education put significant funding toward programming that would teach kids how to read — but that’s not what Reading Rainbow was trying to do.

NPR

So yeah, phonics, the thing that literally funded my graduate education in reading has killed my favorite childhood reading show. It’s a full circle moment.

Guess what tomorrow is!  The fall premier of my favorite show, So You Think You Can Dance!  Last week they showed a clip show of Nigel’s top 15 dances of a five seasons.

So I thought I’d share my favorites from season 2 until now. (I didn’t watch season one, curses.) Featuring Youtube clips and Comments by me.  Beware the sappiness abounds… it’s just what I like.

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Enjoy the Parade

January 23, 2009

This is the show that I’m in now, the original Broadway cast, that is.  We finally got to hear this song with our cast last night.  i personally think that this is one of the best musical theatre songs ever written. Beautiful.

I was telling AJ, our Leo, how I remember seeing this on the Rosie ODonnell Show and falling in love with it.  He said,  “Oh I go watch it on YouTube all the time. ” So I thought I’d spread the wealth. 

Erin is a Broadway nerd

January 13, 2009

You get a golden star and certification as a fellow nerd if you get the joke about Jeremy Piven.  If you are not a Broadway nerd all will be revealed in the comments. NPH rocks my socks.

Some funny

October 19, 2008

I was going say that I liked SNL last night because it was so meta.  Then I think parody is by definition meta. So it was like double meta. Wow.
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Featuring reality TV losers (country singers not withstanding) and did you see this slogan? It’s like they know my inner shame. “Erin loves sappiness, reality shows, and cheap things. Do we have the commercial for her?”

I had this video on my google reader like 10 times.  I had to jump on board when it made it to The Soup and Joel added the funny tag.

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Something Lighter

September 12, 2008

Sometimes the LOL is real.

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