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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, it's some sort of sendoff for Jon; and on TCR, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and T-Bone Burnett re: their southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

And on Totally Biased!, W. Kamau Bell has Unlocking the Truth , a young heavy metal/hard rock band from Brooklyn, NY.  Malcolm (electric guitar), Jarad (drums), and Alec (bass). And some other folks.


And then, of course,

So that should be fun.
sausage grinder of snark

Inevitable, I suppose: waited all afternoon for the Verizon techs to show up (and I really wanted a nap), turns out they had to drive aaaaaaalll the way somewhere to pick up the necessary gadget, but it should've been a quick install once they got here. Nice guys, reminded me of my brothers' best friend from high school (and complimented me on my xkcd tshirt), weren't at all patronizing when we were talking about the tech & gadgetry stuff -- and then they needed access to some locked room downstairs.

And the super -- who's seriously a real jackass -- wouldn't walk down to the office from his on-site apartment to unlock the door for them. Because it was 4:30, and his work day ends at 4. And yes, his (free) apartment is provided to him (free) as part of the (well-paid) job, with the understanding that he will do shit like that (I'm not even going to get into how he charges for various services which are also supposed to be part of the job. And then there's the sexist patronizing crap -- and seriously, I know more about building/engineering/architecture/plumbing than he does). So no new internet for me to play with, sigh.

And then the Verizon website was glitchy, & it took me forever to get to a person to re-schedule (never did get through to the direct line which might've been able to reschedule me for tomorrow). And by then it was raining, and I wanted to get to the health food store for their once-a-month discount day...

OTOH, I think I made the Verizon phone flunky's day when I was businesslike, polite and pleasant. Apparently today was an especially hard day at the call bank.

Various & assorted:
The Daily Show
Mon
June 3
Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner, documentary filmmakers, "Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer" (scheduled to air on June 10 on HBO.)
Tues
4
Brian Williams
Weds
5
Jon Favreau (Former Head Speechwriter for President Obama)
Thurs
6
TBA and/or a 'special episode' -- it's Jon's last show for a while ('cause the movie, y'know).
The Colbert Report
Mon
June 3, 2013
John Dingell
Michigan Congressman
Twitter
Congressman John Dingell (D-MI-12) discusses what it's like to be the second longest-serving member of Congress in American history.
Tues
4
Alex Gibney
Director, "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks"
Twitter (Cicadas. And, if you scroll down, lots re: the movie)
Trailer
Weds
5
Jonathan Alter
Author, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"
Twitter
jonathanalter.com/
B&N, with Kirkus
PubWeekly
Friend of the show, I'm not a fan. Solid media mainstream.
Thurs
 6
Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T-Bone Burnett
Creators, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
"southern gothic, supernatural musical", music and lyrics by Mellencamp, libretto by King, and musical direction by Burnett.
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