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2008 Your Morning Rock In Review – Yostal Edition Monday, December 15, 2008

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It’s kind of crazy for me to think that we’ve been here for nearly two years now and that this is our second YMR In Review. This year, the Review is being handled by more than just myself. I’m enlisting my usual YMR co-conspirators, Yostal and Matt_T, to help out with this years recap. Today will bring you Yostal’s Top 5 albums. Tuesday and Wednesday will be dedicated to Matt’s album and song choices, and I’ll bring you mine on Thursday and Friday. Then, we’ll probably be with you intermittently over the final week and a half of the year as our contributors take their well deserved holiday breaks. So, let’s get it started today with Yostal’s Top 5… (more…)

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DeadOn Round Table – Tied to…1990 Friday, November 21, 2008

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We here at DeadOn clearly have a fondness for the 1990s. Blame it on a majority of the founding blogfathers and blogmothers here being in their late 20s and early 30s. A lot of folks have an unnecessary fondness for the pop culture of their youth, and we’ve decided to revisit it on a year-by-year basis. Here’s the rub though: the first few of these, they might be a little spotty in our memory banks. 1990 was 18 (nearly 19…) years ago afterall. But, we’re gonna do our best to recap what we recall best about each year. That’s right, we’re totally ripping off approximately 897 Vh1 series. And we’re darn proud of it. After the jump, please join me, Yostal, Matt_T, JB, and BTO as we recall the halcyon days of 1990… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Shelter Island” — Gimme Shelter Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

You know the drill by now, so instead I will say, for the love of criminy, if you hate spoliers, run away!  Be gone with ye!  All that can harm you lies inside.

Good, I feel better.

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Urban HIMYMs: “Intervention”– We Need to Talk Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

For the entire year, I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had at the end of last year.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.  (Warning, this is going to suck relative to my efforts at the start of this…)

Apologies for a lack of entry last week.  I <3 NJ was a fantastic episode, but with Parent-Teacher Conferences, I could not find time to do it.  If you’d like to make notes about it, please feel free to do so in the comments for this episode.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “The Best Burger in New York”–The Green Door Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

For the entire year, I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had last week.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.  (Warning, this is going to suck…)

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Do I Know You?”–Whatcha doin? Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

For the entire year, I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had last week.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.  (Warning, this is going to suck…)

And away we go… (more…)

The Trio Trophy–A Tournament Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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I apologize for the blatant cross-promotion, but I think the DeadOn reading audience might find this interesting.

So, my friend Mark is running another blog based bracket, this one regarding the “Brilliant but Canceled” of the television world.  I will not claim to have been a part of the selection committee, but I did look over some of the choices and made some suggestions and I can tell you, if you love lamenting television that came and went too soon, this is the tournament for you.

Here’s Day 1

Here’s Day 2

So play, don’t play, but it’s fun!

Urban HIMYMs: “Miracles” — The countdown’s going on right now Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here we are, the last one of the season.  The last episode, my last recap.  I have to admit, I’m sad to see the season end, but I am not exactly displeased at the idea of no longer having to do recaps.  The two hours these things end up taking me to write, well, my passion for spending that much time breaking down a show has waned.  Particularly for so few eyes to be seeing it.  I do want to say that I greatly and deeply appreciate the loyal readers and commenters.  I would have probably just quit doing this without notice were it not for you guys.  So I promise you I will give it one last solid effort, and we’ll reevaluate come the fall.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Everything Must Go” — Going to the Dogs Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had last week.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.  (Warning, this is going to suck…)

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Rebound Bro” — Expectations Management Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

It’s AP week, so even if I wanted to go more fully into the notions of this episode, I think I am forced to stick to the ten points agenda.  Which is good, it keeps me brief.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “The Goat” — A New Decade Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Posted by Yostal in Gen X&Y, How I Met Your Mother, Television, The Bad One, Things too long to read, TV, TV shows, Urban HIMYMs, Yostal.
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had last week.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Sandcastles in the Sand” — A Place Called Revertigo Wednesday, April 23, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

I’m going to try and keep this brief in the outline, and then just move to my notes.  I’m going to stick with the ten things manner that we had last week.  Certainly, as a starting point for discussion.

Before I do that, however, may I just give a giant freaking hat tip for the team that puts Cobie Smulders together week in and week out.  Hair, makeup, wardrobe, all of you take something great and just make it awesome.  Well done.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “The Chain of Screaming” — My throat hurts Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

So here’s the deal:

1). I’m not feeling well.  My throat is killing me over here.
2). I went to the Tigers game last night, cutting into my recap time
3). I have excellent commenters who will provide fodder for me and back me up.
4). I’m gonna admit, this episode was not among my favorites.

So, with all of that in mind, I am going to just do the ten things I learned from this episode, sort of a great chain of being, or screaming, or something

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “The Bracket” — The Ball is Tipped… Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

You have to hand it to Carter and Bays.  They know that, at their core, sports are a deep rooted part of American life.  Tonight’s episode fuses sport with the thrill of the hunt and ends up being one of the funniest episodes of the season.  Ladies and gentlemen, The Bracket.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “Ten Sessions” — Continuity Gratuity Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Posted by Yostal in Gen X&Y, How I Met Your Mother, Television, The Bad One, Things too long to read, TV, TV shows, Urban HIMYMs, Yostal.
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

If you watched CBS over the last week (and since there was a small thing called the opening rounds of the NCAA Division I Mens’ Basketball Tournament on, I suspect you might have done so.), then you know that this week’s How I Met Your Mother is the one featuring a special guest appearance by one Ms. Britney Spears. Some might call this a win-win, HIMYM perhaps attracts new viewers who want to see Britney while Britney tries to prove that her life is not some form of Mike Patrick endorsed train wreck. However, the good people over at CBS’ promo department decided that they wanted to make absolutely, 100% sure you were aware of this guest appearance and used the high rated vehicle of the NCAA Tournament to help promote it, leading to some blowback. I personally thought that it was probably a poor choice to use the line in question, especially because I was sure that the conversation she was having with Barney was likely to end up being a throw away line. I was right. I don’t feel good about that, but I was right. As a ratings grabbing ploy, it also worked, drawing HIMYM‘s largest audience since the Season 2 premiere.

That said, at the core of this guest star vehicle is a really good episode, one which is just overflowing with what The Bad One referred to as “Continuity Porn”. So we’ll see how this breakdown goes.

And away we go… (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “No Tomorrow” — The War of Northern Aggression Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

Ahh, Saint Patrick’s Day. A wonderful time to enjoy being Irish, to celebrate that ancient heritage, and for most people, to go get stinking drunk. But, since I had the flu, and a nasty bit of the flu at that, I was laid up, kept in, and was able to get to my recap of the first post-WGA strike episode of How I Met Your Mother. I’m a little rusty at this, so please keep that in mind. Thank you.

And away we go… (more…)

30 Rock 2.09: Ludachristmas Monday, December 17, 2007

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Jack is in his office when Liz comes up to wish him a merry Christmas before they break for the holidays. Jack is appreciative and offers Liz a gift, one of the new GE photo scanner/paper shredders. Liz worries that people will just end up shredding their photos, but jack assures her it’s very easy to use. You just flip the toggle to PS when you want the photo scanner and when you want the paper shredder, flip it over to…PS. (more…)

Urban HIMYMs: “The Platinum Rule” — Doing Unto Others… Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Posted by Yostal in Gen X&Y, How I Met Your Mother, Television, The Bad One, Things too long to read, TV, TV shows, Urban HIMYMs, Yostal.
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

Wait a minute, just when I thought I was done, they pull me back in. Not that I mind, it’s like a three chambered peanut, it’s an unexpected surprise. It’s just thrown my schedule off a bit is all.

And away we go… (more…)

30 Rock 2.08: Cajun-Style Tuesday, December 11, 2007

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Jack and CC rendezvous in his office. She’s worried someone will see them, but Jack reassures her that it’s too early for the creative types and he sent Jonathan to a non-existant Italian bakery in Queens. Cut to a panicked Jonathan begging auto mechanics for baked goods. They start to make out, just in time for Liz to stumble upon them. Caught, Jack introduces CC as a business associate, “Laquisha Gutierrez…Arafat.” Liz says she’ll leave them to it. CC: “‘It’ being business.” Liz: “Right. I call the movie Risky BusinessRisky It‘, because ‘it’ means ‘business’. Lemon out…”
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Urban HIMYMs: “The Yips” — Aggressive Growth Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to my season’s worth of recaps for How I Met Your Mother. Welcome, once more, to Urban HIMYMs.

I’m now pretty sure ladies and gentlemen, but this might be my last one for a while. If we don’t see each other again this season, just know that it’s been a pleasure.

And away we go… (more…)