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Sitting back and reminiscing about David Letterman

Growing up as a kid, there were two main late night talk show hosts that I could have watched. One was Jay Leno who the American public deemed to be great. I never thought he was great. The other was David Letterman, who was really odd many times and never had the top guests in comparison to Leno. I gravitated toward Letterman because I was weird too.

There were so many things about Letterman’s comedy that stood out to me. As you can see above, the Top 10 list was something that was so silly yet I wanted more of it. I loved Biff Henderson’s weird adventures and Rupert Jee’s willingness to do silly things with Dave. Even stupid human tricks and Will it Float were segments that probably was so lame for the average viewer, yet it was great for me.

What made Letterman funny to me was that he didn’t seem to be too serious. When it came to Leno, he kept it safe and really worked hard to keep whatever movie or album promotion as the focus. But for Letterman, he really just had a conversation with the guests and they truly seemed to enjoy hanging with him.

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Pretty Little Liars Season 6 Promo: Charles’ Twisted Game Turns Deadly

Samuel:

I am excited only because I don’t know why I continue to watch this. LOL.

Originally posted on TVLine:

It’s appropriate that the Season 6 premiere of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars (June 2, 8/7c) is titled “Game on, Charles” because, as you’ll see in TVLine’s exclusive first look at the promo, the newly revealed “A” has only begun to play.

[pmc-related-link href=”http://tvline.com/2015/03/25/pretty-little-liars-season-6-spoilers-charles-time-jump-mona/” type=”RELATED” target=”_self”]Pretty Little Liars EP on Mona’s Next Move, Charles’ Agenda and the ‘Juicy’ Season 6 Time Jump[/pmc-related-link]

And because this alleges to be the “summer of answers,” allow me to pose a few questions for you to consider while you obsessively re-watch the 30-second teaser all weekend (unless that’s just me):

0:03 — How did Mona get separated from the herd?
0:10 — Is she “M”? If so, how is she sending the girls’ messages from wherever Charles is keeping her?
0:12 — Who is Toby pointing that thing at?
0:19 — What inspired the return of Aria’s pink hair?
0:15 — Is that pizza or vomit?
0:22 — If…

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I just got back from Springfield and half of it wasn’t even open!

So I went to Universal Studios on Wednesday. It was the first time in almost 10 years for me but it was cool. The only thing I wanted to do was to check out the new Springfield. It was really cool from the pictures I saw. In fact, I was so excited I started snapping pictures of everything.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL MY PHOTOS

But there was one problem. Due to some issues, half of the place was not open. Krusty Buger: CLOSED. Cletus’ Chicken Restaurant: CLOSED. Moe’s: CLOSED. Lard Lad Donuts: CLOSED.

You kidding me? The main part of the attraction was closed? This was totally unfair and I could not believe that they would do that. I feel bad for those people who were visiting for only one day. I am lucky I have a pass I can use my pass later this year. I even got some sweet compensation for this incident (free parking on next visit and free front of line passes). But still, Springfield was basically useless except for the ride and the Kwik-E-Mart. What a shame!!!!

Still, I had as much fun as I possibly could. So there’s that. I will be back next week hopefully. They should have everything fixed by then.

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Just watched ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and I’ll tell you what I think about it

Remember when I said “Fresh Off the Boat” won’t last past a season? I still stand by it. At least that’s the impression I got after the first two episode aired tonight.

Here’s the thing. The show is good. There are a lot of things I enjoy and that’s only because I enjoy these things. The 90s references, the hip hop, the entire idea of being a minority in a white man’s world. That stuff is great. In fact, there are a lot of things about this family that I recognized because I went through them as a kid myself.

Studies outside of school always happened. Chinese food brought in for school lunch. Refusal of expressing love through words. All of that I knew. (My dad never assimilated to American culture, so that’s one thing that isn’t the same.) So for me, as a Chinese-American who grew up in the States, that all made sense to me.

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Watching ‘Agent Carter’ reminded me how shallow we’ve become towards women

Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter.

When I watched the first Captain America movie, I was crushing on Agent Peggy Carter. I don’t know if it was because Hayley Atwell was a new face to me or it was her British accent. But I really enjoyed her in the movie and I was heartbroken that it would be her only major role in the movie series. But when I found out that they would be making a mini-series of her character, I was so excited.

So this morning I finally got to watch the show and I loved it. It was a great story of her trying to prove to her sexist co-workers that she is more than just a pretty face. And she did prove that she was more than just that. In fact, she kicked ass.

So when I decided to go to the show’s Facebook page to catch up on updates, I saw this one comment that made me stop dead in my tracks.

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‘Agent Carter’ could be wonderful

When I saw the Captain America movie, I was crushing so hard on Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter. I don’t know if it’s the accent or what, but I liked her. I was sad when I realized that she would only make her appearance in the series in that movie.

However, we get this new show and I am excited again. Oh yes! I didn’t watch any of Agents of the SHIELD and I hope that doesn’t hurt my watching experience. After all, I’m just in it for Captain and Agent Carter.

I hope this is good. Reviews seem positive and I am a sucker for sucking into these things.

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Lorde responds to being featured on South Park

So after this fiasco happened last night and last week, music artist Lorde responded on Twitter.

It’s true. The two episodes actually were very endearing to Lorde. Her music is well-liked by the characters on the show and her drive of passion is very admirable. Good job, South Park.

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