The Website Game

July 8, 2009 by

What happens when Zach is bored and wants to write something for Noise from the Basement but really has nothing to write about?  He FINDS something to write about!

The project: For as long as I’m not bored and/or sleepy, I will open up a dictionary and point to a random word.  Then I will take that word and put it in a website URL and click SEARCH!  So say I randomly point to the word “faculty.”  I would then search for faculty.com and review the website that came up.  (For the record, faculty.com is one of those stupid search websites.)  (I won’t write about any disappointments like “faculty.”)

So here we go, after the jump…

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The Reason There Hasn’t Been a Podcast in 2 Months

June 22, 2009 by

Find out why there hasn’t been a podcast in an insanely long amount of time after the jump…

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Eminem; “Relapse”

May 30, 2009 by

So – Eminem’s Relapse.  You already know how much I hated lead single “We Made You,” but what about the rest of the album?  Is it a work of twisted genius like his groundbreaking first three albums?  Or is it all as poorly written and insultingly low-brow as “We Made You”?  Find out which (hint: neither) after the jump!

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Looking back: miscellaneous

May 29, 2009 by

Another season come and gone, and I’ve been taking a look at some of the peaks and valleys of this memorable year for television.  This will be the final post along these lines, featuring four shows that didn’t quite fit into categories like sci-fi or NBC comedies (although this does contain an ex-NBC comedy).  Reviews coming up after the jump.

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Looking back: sci-fi madness

May 26, 2009 by

Another season come and gone, and it’s time to take a look at some of the peaks and valleys of this memorable year for television.  Let’s see how three of my favorite sci-fi series fared after the jump.

Battlestar Galactica

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Looking back: NBC sitcoms

May 19, 2009 by

Another season come and gone, and it’s time to take a look at some of the peaks and valleys of this memorable year for television.  We’ll start today with NBC’s three significant Thursday-night comedies, after the jump.

Parks and Recreation

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SAVE CHUCK!

April 21, 2009 by

Look guys, Chuck is the best show on TV.  Sure, Lost has been pretty superb this season, but in the end, there’s no show I look forward to more than Chuck.  It is so consistently entertaining that no matter how crappy your week ahead might look, you can depend on one hour of pure, brilliant escapism.  There hasn’t been an episode yet this season that wasn’t at least good (and with one episode left, I don’t expect that to change).  Unfortunately, Chuck‘s ratings are awful, so it’s up to us to save it.  First you can read this excellent letter to NBC by TV critic Alan Sepinwall in which he makes the case for Chuck‘s renewal, but the rest is up to you.  Watch whatever episodes are up on Hulu, rent the first season (buy it if you have some spare cash), write letters, whatever.  The world of television will be a much sorrier place if it returns this fall without Chuck on board.  In the meantime, here are some SAVE CHUCK images I made in Photoshop.  Choose one or two you like and use it as your Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace profile, computer background, print it on a t-shirt (not necessarily these), whatever.  Only we can save Chuck.  Pictures after the jump…

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Episode Three

April 19, 2009 by

Noise from the Basement episode number three!  Why listen to us talk?  Because we know how to do murder.  Really, really well.  =O

Now enjoy the podcast!
Noise from the Basement – Episode 03

Eminem: “We Made You”

April 17, 2009 by

So, for those of you who tend to drift towards the underbellies of rocks or just haven’t gotten into the whole internet thing, Eminem dropped a new song and music video, “We Made You.” This is the first official single for his once-hotly-anticipated upcoming fifth album Relapse, which will be his first album in four and a half years and three days.

Read Zach’s review of the new single after the jump…

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Dollhouse review

April 12, 2009 by

Zach takes on the Dollhouse, after the jump…

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