Out of the Pantheon, Into the Fire

Jensen Ackles as Dean and Jared Padelecki as Sam against nightmarish background, Sam's hand reaching out to viewer with severe foreshortening

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  1. Awesome bloggin' about an awesome episode of an awesome show, Blambino. Me, I watch it on TV and again on DVD. So glad it's not ending yet, but how it continues will be quite a trick.

  2. Blambino!

    Love it :D

    vw: Meatear!

    Yes! Once in awhile you get a really great one. Is it an ear growing out of your steak*? Is it an ear made out of meat? It is a sick ear that some poor old person has? I'm sorry, Mr.Brovnwinkle, you've got end stage MeatEar.

    *It is OK to eat the steak so long as you finish it quickly before the ear has time fully form. Fully form and respond to your slaughter with pathetic (and disgusting) twitches.


  3. Love it :D

    She has actually called me Blambino in person.


    That one could give Spam a run for its money. Annnnd I'm now counting the seconds 'til you refer to me as "Pork Shoulder and Blam"... ;'^{

  4. My buddies Falen and Palindrome are constantly trying to get me to watch Supernatural (I just have SO MANY SHOWS right now). Consider your voice added to the chorus.

    My favorite show right now probably is Lost (at least, it's the show I look forward to watching the most).

    After that, it's probably Castle (which isn't nearly as deep or as captivating as Lost but is a heck of a lot of fun) or either of two new, phenomenal sitcoms, Modern Family and Community, depending on the night of the week.

  5. "Pork Shoulder and Blam"

    That's weird. Is that a Pennsylvania thing, pork shoulder and ham, or just a Blam thing.

    I bet it's just you, my little Blam Chop.


  6. Spam, the infamous canned Hormel meat product, is made of pork shoulder and ham. Now scrapple, that's a Pennsylvania thing. Judging by iced coffee's arrival in Canada last year, scrapple will get there in a few years and Spam will show up circa 2075.


  7. Oh, Supernatural just rocks, Teebster. You'll love it when you finally get to hop aboard.

    I know what's it's like to have too many shows, believe me; I'm almost thankful for essentially no longer getting any non-broadcast stations thanks to Comcast's uniquely obnoxious combination of greed, apathy, and incompetence. Since that situation includes not having a DVR or On Demand, it's very easy for me to fall behind on awesome stuff due to at most being able to watch one thing and tape another on the VCR, crossing my fingers that my Internet connection will hold up enough to watch something online when necessary. 30 Rock has once again fallen victim to the logjam in the 9 p.m. hour Thursdays that includes Fringe, Supernatural, and CSI. Similarly, I haven't seen Community since it debuted and while I really enjoyed the first dozen or so episodes of Modern Family, I haven't watched it in ages. The priority when it comes to staying on top of shows is not to lose track of the serialized ones, until I fall too far behind and then they get dropped completely until I can catch them in repeats or more likely via Netflix.

    My short list of absolute favorites definitely includes Castle for its pure old-school televisionary goodness. I'm really enamored of Fringe, too, although it borders on giving me the same too-much-thought troubles that keep Lost from being pure enjoyment. Also up there is Glee, which despite its problems has some laugh-out-loud moments and those infectious musical numbers.

  8. Ditto on Glee. I enjoy that one as well, despite some of its flaws (as much as I love the musical numbers, I also wouldn't mind a few of them to be slightly less-produced; lets just hear the characters singing every once in awhile). It really is a hilarious show, and well, I'm a sucker for the musical numbers as well.


  9. as much as I love the musical numbers, I also wouldn't mind a few of them to be slightly less-produced; lets just hear the characters singing every once in awhile

    Yes! I've pretty much reconciled myself with the wildly fluctuating tones of the show (bawdy farce, earnest drama, outsize fantasy) and learned to just enjoy it, sometimes for its very contradictions. The overly slick recording even when the performers are simply hanging out in the rehearsal room really chafes at me, though.

  10. Yeah, I'm fine with the big, overly produced numbers at the end (call 'em dress rehearsals) and the extended fantasy sequence musical numbers (like Artie's 'Dancing with Myself') but it would be nice to see them in rehearsal just singing, without every song turning into a huge production.

    I understand a lot of it has to do with rights and stuff (the more produced the song is, the easier it is, legally, for them to put it on a CD) but I'd think they'd be able to sneak a few quiet songs in there from time to time.

  11. I might be a teensy bit late on this one, but:

    I would be willing to bet a considerable amount of money that the writer(s) of the episode Hammer of the Gods have read and re-read and re-read American Gods by Neil Gaiman. And taken some serious notes.

    Which of course is something that should be done by everyone who is into gods of various pantheons meeting in quiet motels.