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Happy Anniversary!

It’s Gina Vivinetto’s Greatest Hits’s eight month anniversary! Woo-hoo! Let’s celebrate with a clip from The Flinstones:

This blog is way more popular than I ever thought it would be thanks to you guys.

We’re going to get our 190,000th hit today. Can you believe it?!



Teeny tiny television show interiors

I love Apartment Therapy because it offers great decor posts, links to old magazine archives and strange Flickr galleries like this one where an artist known only as “On The Set” recreates famous American television shows’ interior sets.

Recognize these? (Click on any to enlarge)

The Brady Bunch:


The Facts of Life:


The Golden Girls:


The artist behind the “On The Set” series writes that he/she visited Hollywood TV show sets as a kid and though the show’s producers forbade taking pictures, he/she could rush home and recreate the sets using various items including Legos.

Go to the “On The Set” Flickr page to see the sets of Murphy Brown, Three’s Company, Roseanne, Designing Women, and more.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs on ‘SNL’

Watch the videos before NBC brass takes them off YouTube:

Here’s “Zero”:

and that old chestnut “Maps”

Karen O. = god. (Probably not appropriate to say on Easter, but so be it).

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are performing again Tuesday (4/14) on Letterman and and Wednesday (4/15) on Jimmy Fallon‘s show.

Help keep America looking good!

Give a hoot! Don’t pollute. I miss the 1970s.

A quick round-up

Here are stories I found interesting and you might, too:

* Wall Street Journal piece on the chemicals in household cleaners.

* Showtime wisely passes on insulting, asinine L-Word spinoff.

* I feel sorry for this Graffiti Girl who’s facing serious hard time. Am I a sap?

* Kooky Cloris Leachman and Gene Hackman had “epic sex”? Weird.

* She’s gonna play Judy Garland?!

* Artist Justine Lai paints realist portraits of herself having sex with U.S. presidents.

* Wow, talk about old meets new: Modernist architect Frank Gehry has been picked to design an Eisenhower monument in D.C.

NPR streaming new Leonard Cohen live album

If you want to hear Leonard Cohen‘s Live In London album before its release date (March 31), the NPR web site is streaming it right now.


He kind of looks like Richard Belzer on the cover, no?

Now more than ever!


Electric Woman and Dyna-Girl were awesome. And had a theme song to rival Wonder Woman‘s. Who knew that Electric Woman was future soap opera star Deidre Hall?

Don’t even think about dressing up as these two for Halloween. My friend Tracy and I already called it.

Did you watch the show? The 1970s ruled.

“Rhoda” on DVD, at long last

Thank Christ! I have griped very publicly about the fact that television’s Rhoda is not availbale on DVD. So imagine my joy when I just checked Amazon again (I’m obsessed) and learned the season one discs will be released April 21.



The series showed us Rhoda’s life after she left Minneapolis (and The Mary Tyler Moore Show) to follow her dream of being a high profile window dresser in the Big Apple. It starred, of course, Valerie Harper as Rhoda, but also future Simpsons voice star Julie Kavner as Rhoda’s little sis Brenda and the incomparable Nancy Walker as their lovably overbearing mother Ida.

The show featured guest spots from many of Rhoda’s friends back in Minneapolis including Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner and Gavin Macleod and also showcased future stars like Judd Hirsch, and the late John Ritter and Ron Silver.

Do you love Rhoda? I can only vaguely remember watching this show in the 1970s. I was but a wee child so I’m super excited to experience it again!

Stars With Shopping Carts

Good grief, it’s been ages, but here’s the latest installment of our popular “Stars With Shopping Carts” series. Ready? On your marks, get set, go:

Naomi Watts and Liev Shrieber already dipping into their Whole Foods grub:


Pink, also a Whole Foods enthusiast:

Maria Bello and her men:

Heidi Klum and her son say “Auf Weidersehen!” to the store

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Doctor Who star Billie Piper and her husband, actor Laurence Fox:

The inimitable Shannen Doherty:


Who would you go shopping with?

“The Ben Stiller Show” Manson skit

Speaking of Charles Manson, here is probably my favorite bit the cast of The Ben Stiller Show ever did. Look for Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, and the underrated Bob Odenkirk as Manson.

Hint: click twice to enlarge the screen.

It’s hilarious, right? Did you love The Ben Stiller Show, too? Best thing on television from 1990-92.

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