That is All by John Hodgman – Daily Show resident expert wrote his third satirical almanac to coincide with the “apocalypse” on Dec. 21, 2012. Very rarely does a book ever make me blurt out laughing. I’ve blurted out a few times waiting for class and garnered some stares. Thanks for nothing, Hodgman.
30 Rock – Hands down the funniest sitcom on TV right now. If you don’t show up for the constant self-abasing satire aimed at the sinking ship that is NBC, show up later this season for Bryan Cranston playing the role of “Ron,” the often-mentioned lover of Kenneth the Page’s mother. Surely, it will be more explosive than the summer finale of Breaking Bad.
Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe – The man that tore Hot Pockets a new one is back, followed in the steps of Louis C.K. and released an hour standup special online for the bargain of five dollars on his website (or stream free on Netflix). His sperm whale chunk may be a new classic.
Phil Collins: No Jacket Required – If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What’s the opposite of hardcore?” ponder no more. The songs on Phil Collins’s 1986 hit album make Barry Manilow sound like the Dead Kennedys, but I defy you not to fall in love with at least half the songs offered. “Don’t Lose My Number” is an excellent song to do Cardio to, if you do that sort of thing.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – It’s the same old precocious plumber you love, only the focal point of this game is grabbing as much gold coins as you can. Sign of the times? I wouldn’t read into it. I just hope the downloadable content Nintendo releases soon allows me to play as Wario, the man who should star in a game that focuses on greed.