Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ep. 34: Everything is Fine

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 34th episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Everything is Fine," I continue working through weirdnesses in my music collection, and my Friday Night Feature welcomes the first appearance of "Arrested Development" episodes in my catalog.

In my classic VHS-to-DVD collection, I talked about Dana Delany and her curious collection of printed material regarding humanoid Cylons on "Battlestar Galactica."

Heading into my current direct-to-DVD recordings, I caught a few movies including "Sausage Party" and "The Book of Life" on FX and "The Fifth Estate" on TNT, which I wasn't nearly so enthusiatic about as the film was for its subject, Julian Assange and the establishment of Wikileaks. "Preacher" closed out its third season, "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" was a hoot, and as of this past week I've nearly finished watching Season 13 of "Supernatural," just in time for the 14th season premiere, set for next month.

Nerd shows this week included the Science Channel presentation of The Lost Gospels, which generally were not "lost" so much as they were rejected and suppressed as heretical, as well as discussions on the internal structure of the sun and nuclear fusion from several different sources, including "How the Universe Works" on the Science Channel, The "In Our Time: Science" podcast put together by BBC Radio 4, and "The Most Wanted Particle" by Jon Butterworth, physicist and ATLAS project lead at CERN.

Finally, in what I've been watching, I plowed through the first season disc set for "The Good Place" over Labor Day weekend, and am very much looking forward to watching the second season disc set ahead of the third season, premiering later this month on NBC.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Catalog Post #034

Classic Collection

  South Park S6x11 “Child Abduction is not Funny”’
  Beyond Theology S1x08 “Spirituality & Religion”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x09 “Flight of the Phoenix”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x10 “Pegasus”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x11 “Resurrection Ship: Part 1”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x13 “Epiphanies”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x14 “Black Market”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x15 “Scar”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x16 “Sacrifice”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x17 “The Captain’s Hand”
  Dexter S1x08 “Shrink Wrap”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x18 “Downloaded”

  The Simpsons S17x09 “Simpsons Christmas Stories”
  Family Guy S4x18 “The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz”
  Arrested Development S3x08 “Making a Stand”
  Arrested Development S2x12 “Hand to God”
  Arrested Development S3x09 “S.O.B.s”
  Arrested Development S2x10 “Ready, Aim, Marry Me”

Current Collection

  Title 1: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x08 “Little Guy, Black Hair”
  Title 2: Preacher  S3x09 “Schwanzkopf”
  Title 3: commercial: Cramer voted against sanctuary cities
  Title 4: Better Call Saul S4x03 “Something Beautiful”
  Title 5: The Sinner S2x04 “Part IV”
  Title 6: Trial & Error S2x09 “Chapter 9: A Big Break”
  Title 7: Trial & Error S2x10 “Barcelona”
  Title 8: commercial: SMP: anti-Cramer: Work as Public Service Commissioner questioned
  Title 9: Full Frontal S3x20 A Look Back at the #metoo Movement
  Title 10: FX presents “The Book of Life” (2014)

  Title 1: BBC America presents “Dune” (1984)
  Title 2: Sundance presents “The Jerk” (1979)
  Title 3: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x09 “Trouble is Bad”

  Title 1: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x10 “Nice Jacket”
  Titles 2 & 3: Science Channel presents “The Lost Gospels” (2009) [parts 1 & 2]
  Title 4: How the Universe Works S3x01 “Journey from the Center of the Sun”
  Title 5: How the Universe Works S6x05 “Uranus & Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants”
  Title 6: Preacher  S3x10 “The Light Above”
  Title 7: Better Call Saul S4x04 “Talk”
  Title 8: The Sinner S2x05 “Part V”
  Title 9: Supernatural S13x19 “Funeralia”

  Title 1: FX presents “Sausage Party” (2016)
  Title 2: promo: American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  Title 3 TNT presents “Insurgent” (2015)
  Title 4: commercial: pro-Heitkamp: Mantador
  Title 5: commercial: anti-Cramer: pre-existing conditions
  Title 6: TNT presents “The Fifth Estate”

  Title 1: AHS Cult  S7x09 “Drink the Kool-Aid”
  Title 2: commercial: NRSC anti-Heitkamp anti-abortion ad
  Title 3: LSSC: Colbert sports new beard • Bob Woodward’s “Fear” • Kavanaugh hearing • Twitter poll
               on the beard • Trump takes on Jeff Sessions • John Krasinski • Bob Woodward’s “Fear” •
               New York Times Op-Ed • Beard Twitter poll results • Kavanaugh hearing • Rob Lowe • 
               John Kerry
  Title 4: commercial: Cramer daughters anti-Heitkamp ad: anti-abortion
          commercial: Gronk sells Tide pods
          commercial: Cramer anti-PSC ad
          commercial: Ted Danson in Smirnoff ad with Laverne Cox
          commercial: Ted Danson in Smirnoff ad with Nicole Byer
          commercial: promo: Jim Carrey in “Kidding”
  Title 5: Better Call Saul S4x05 “Quite a Ride”
  Title 6: commercial: Truvada
  Title 7: KXNews: Police request $25,740 to place AR-15s in schools
  Title 8: KXNews: Fargo seeks reimbursement for President Trump’s visit
  Title 9: LSSC: Anonymous op-ed focus in on “lodestar” • WH leaks • Kavanaugh hearing: Sen. Cory
                Booker takes a stand • Burt Reynolds dies • WH Leaker exclusive • Emma Thompson •
                Troye Sivan "Plum"
  Title 10: commercial: MF anti-Cramer ad: health insurance
  Title 11: The Sinner S2x06 “Part VI”
  Title 12: TNT presents "Stand Up to Cancer 2018"
  Title 13: KXNews: President Trump visits Fargo for Cramer fundraiser

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ep. 33: Reporting Alternative Facts

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 33rd episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Reporting Alternative Facts," my Friday Night Feature looks at tabloid journalism aboard the "Battlestar Galactica" and traces one or two reference points to stuff going on today.

In my classic VHS-to-DVD collection, I explored "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's take on the 2008 writers' strike in "Canada on Strike," pulling in some comments from "Commentary!" the musical backstory released as part of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog." I also talk about some stuff that's been going on with my music library, which has taken some attention away from this project in recent weeks, as well as some news that led me to strip any potentially copyrighted images out of my Facebook page.

Heading into my current direct-to-DVD recordings, I talked about significantly stepped-up storylines in "Preacher" and "Better Call Saul" and the season finales of "Claws" and "Trial & Error." "The Sinner" got a bit dark, "We Bare Bears" closed out a lackluster season, I'm nearly down to the series finale on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency," I made some progress on my "Supernatural" season 13 backlog (I caught up to the "Scoobynatural" episode) and enjoyed the most wonderful cast parody spoof of "Ghostbusters" by Hillywood here.

I watched a few NERD SHOWS science updates in "How the Universe Works" and "Space's Deepest Secrets," exploring the Juno mission to Jupiter, the Cassini mission to Saturn, the history of the solar system, monster stars, quasars, black holes and the Big Bang. I also encountered a quite remarkable artist recently, Tim Blais, who crafts frankly brilliant science-themed music parodies and original pieces you can discover for yourself here, which are also available on iTunes.

And I had to ding "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert for throwing Omarosa's book "Unhinged" into the bargain bin -- the 30 percent off initial release is a marketing strategy, not any kind of reflection of sales, and he knows this. Upon its release, "Unhinged" topped the New York Times bestseller list. It's doing just fine.

Finally, Spotify has added VideoFuzzy! But weirdly enough, right now it is only searchable under my name, so you can search for that under Terry J. Aman. Enjoy!


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Catalog Post #033

Classic Collection

  Battlestar Galactica S1x13 “Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x01 “Scattered”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x12 “Resurrection Ship: Part 2”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x02 “Valley of Darkness”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x03 “Fragged”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x04 “Resistance”
  South Park S12x04 “Canada on Strike”
  Battlestar Galactica S4x01 “He That Believeth in Me”
   commercial: “Iron Man” (2008)
  Battlestar Galactica S2x05 “The Farm”

  Battlestar Galactica S2x06 “Home: Part 1”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x07 “Home: Part 2”
  Battlestar Galactica S2x08 “Final Cut”

Current Collection

  Title 1: We Bare Bears S4x12 “Mom App”
  Title 2: We Bare Bears S4x13 “The Limo”
  Title 3: LSSC: Primary elections • Graham: Trump wants to end Mueller investigation • Chris Collins indicted • 
                Jonah Goldberg a never-Trumper • guy incorporates almond milk comment in his wedding • Jim Acosta 
                • Michael Palascak • Trump & Pence on Space Force • Trump negotiating possible Mueller testimony • 
                Oscar for Most Popular Film
  Title 4: Trial & Error S2x05 “A Change in the Team”
  Title 5: Trial & Error S2x06 “New Case, Old Murder”
  Title 6: The Sinner S2x02 “Part II”
  Title 7: The Twilight Zone S5x19 “Night Call”
  Title 8: How the Universe Works S6x10 “Mystery of Spacetime”
  Title 9: How the Universe Works S6x01 “Are Black Holes Real?”
  Title 10: We Bare Bears S4x14 “More Everybody’s Tube”
  Title 11: We Bare Bears S4x15 “Money Man”
  Title 12: We Bare Bears S4x16 “Rescue Ranger”
  Title 13: We Bare Bears S4x17 “El Oso”
  Title 14: commercial: anti-Heitkamp: sanctuary cities
  Title 15: Better Call Saul S4x02 “Breathe”
  Title 16: Full Frontal S3x19 Fascism • Undocumented immigrants working in food services • Gracias T-shirts • 
                 prepping for a new set

  Title 1: Full Frontal S3x19 Brandi Carlile “Hold Out Your Hand”
  Title 2: KX News report on Miss America Cara Mund calls out Miss America Organization
  Title 3: commercial: anti-Cramer ad: Country of Origin Labeling
  Title 4: Preacher  S3x08 “The Tom/Brady”
  Title 5: Claws  S2x10 “Breezy”
  Title 6: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x05 “Shapes and Colors”
  Title 7: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x06 “Girl Power”
  Title 8: commercial: Heidi Heitkamp: coverage of pre-existing conditions
  Title 9: Trial & Error S2x07 “Chapter 7: A Family Affair”
  Title 10: Trial & Error S2x08 “Chapter 8: Bad Instincts”
  Title 11: The Sinner S2x03 “Part III”
  Title 12: LSSC: Omarosa tell-all • low turnout for white supremacist rally at the White House • Trump vs. time zones • 
                 Trump vs. geography • Nikki Minaj • Trump snubs McCain in bill-signing ceremony • Omarosa’s book 
                 released on sale • Omarosa confirms corruption in White House • Sen. Bernie Sanders • Penn Jillette 
                 corroborates • DeVos booed at commencement • Cleveland Browns beer • Jessica Biel • W. Kamau Bell • 
                 Elle King “Shame” • Trump: Now THAT’S What I Call Racist • Trump wants Sessions to arrest 
                 Omarosa • Omarosa’s secret recordings • Media takes on Trump • N.Y. governor candidate: "America 
                 was never that great" • Aretha Franklin remembered • Melania Trump • Pod Save America

  Title 1: LSSC: Aretha Franklin at the Kennedy Center awards for Carole King
  Title 2: commercial: Heidi Heitkamp bipartisan
  Title 3: Supernatural S13x14 “Good Intentions”
  Title 4: Supernatural S13x15 “A Most Holy Man”
  Title 5: Supernatural S13x16 “Scoobynatural”
  Title 6: The Twilight Zone S5x15 “The Long Morrow”
  Title 7: Space’s Deepest Secrets S2x09 “Rise of the Monster Stars”
  Title 8: FX presents “Criminal” (2016)
  Title 9: Space’s Deepest Secrets S2x11 “The Secret History of the Big Bang”

  Title 1: Space’s Deepest Secrets S3x05 “Cassini’s Grand Finale”
  Title 2: Space’s Deepest Secrets S4x08 “Secret History of the Juno Mission”
  Title 3: Space’s Deepest Secrets S1x05 “Secret History of the Voyager Mission”
  Title 4: How the Universe Works S6x03 “Dark History of the Solar System”
  Title 5: How the Universe Works S6x07 “The Quasar Enigma”
  Title 6: How the Universe Works S4x03 “Monster Black Hole”
  Title 7: How the Universe Works S2x05 “Extreme Orbits: Clockwork and Creation”
  Title 8: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x07 “That is Not Miami”

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Ep. 32: We Used to Be Friends

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 32nd episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "We Used to Be Friends," my Friday Night Feature highlights "Happy Go Lucky," the run-up to the second season finale of "Veronica Mars," with an affiliated photo set of Jason Dohring as Logan Echolls and others posted to my VideoFuzzy page on Facebook.

In my classic VHS-to-DVD collection, I talk about the second season premiere of "Dead Like Me," episodes of "The 4400," "The Shield" and "Dirt," plus further fond remembrance of Robin Williams in "The Night Listener" from 2006.

Heading into my current direct-to-DVD recordings, I explore some cataloging issues with "Battlestar Galactica" and "We Bare Bears." I rip on CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert for his derisive dismissal of card readers hacked at fast food chains. Comments on "How the Universe Works," "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency," "Supernatural" and "Trial & Error," and I noted some lulls in storylines in "The Sinner," "Claws," "Preacher," "Dietland" and -- file it under "How the hell did THAT happen?" -- a low-energy entry for the fourth season premiere of "Better Call Saul."

Finally, Spotify has added VideoFuzzy! But weirdly enough, right now it is only searchable under my name, so you can search for that under Terry J. Aman. Enjoy!


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Catalog Post #032

Classic Collection

  Dead Like Me S2x01 “Send in the Clown”
  Eureka S1x08 “Right as Raynes”
  Nip/Tuck Season 4 - First Look
  Nip/Tuck S4x01 “Cindy Plumb”
  - Preview of “Running with Scissors” (2006) 

  Nip/Tuck S4x01 “Cindy Plumb”
  - Preview of “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006)
  - FX fall previews
  - Preview of “Casino Royale” (2006)
  - Preview of “The Holiday” (2006)
  - Preview of “Nip/Tuck” Season 4
  Bones S2x02 “Mother and Child in the Bay”
  Veronica Mars S2x21 “Happy Go Lucky”

  Veronica Mars S2x21 “Happy Go Lucky”
  Prison Break S2x04 “First Down”
  Presidential Address - Fifth Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks as carried on FOX News - Sept. 11, 2006
  - Introduced by Sheppard Smith and Wendell Goler
  - George W. Bush Presidential Address
  - Closing comments with Sheppard Smith
  TDS: Seeking accuracy in made-for-TV 9/11 movie • Presidential Address • Osama bin Laden: Five Stages of 
           Goof • John Oliver examines the state of the nation • Expressing ideas in the Osamative
  TCR: “The Path to 9/11” ABC miniseries • Martin Short “Fame Becomes Me”

  Dead Like Me S2x02 “The Ledger”
  Eureka S1x02 “Many Happy Returns”
  Rescue Me S3x08 “Karate”
  Nip/Tuck promo

  Hustle S3x05 “The Hustlers News of the Day”
  Nip/Tuck S4 promo
  Monk S5x04 “Mr. Monk Can’t See A Thing”

  Psych S1x04 “Woman Seeking Dead Husband, Smokers OK, No Pets”
  The 4400 S3x08 “The Ballad of Kevin and Tess”

  The Dead Zone S5x07 “Symmetry”
  Beyond Theology S1x07 “A Spirituality of Co-Creation”
  Torchwood S2x10 “From Out of the Rain”
  Dexter S1x07 “Circle of Friends”

  Dirt S2x05 “What Is This Thing Called?”
  The Simpsons S19x15 “Smoke on the Daughter”
  Medium S4x10 “Wicked Game (2)”
  South Park S3x07 “Cat Orgy”

  The Shield S5x01 “Extraction”
  Battlestar Galactica S1x08 “Flesh and Bone”
  Battlestar Galactica S1x09 “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down”

  The Shield S5x02 “Enemy of Good”
  Battlestar Galactica S1x10 “The Hand of God”
  Battlestar Galactica S1x11 “Colonial Day”

  Battlestar Galactica S1x12 “Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1”
  Battlestar Galactica S3x18 “The Son Also Rises”
  Battlestar Galactica S1x13 “Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2”

Current Collection

  Title 1: commercial: PSA - Judith Light reminds seniors to get a flu shot
  Title 2: commercial: Cramer ad: N.D. veterans speak out
  Title 3: We Bare Bears S4x13 “Bear Squad”
  Title 4: Cartoon Network Wilderness Man promo
  Title 5: commercial: anti-Cramer Country of Origin Labeling
  Title 6: We Bare Bears S4x15 “I, Butler”
  Title 7: We Bare Bears S4x14 “Lil’ Squid”
  Title 8: We Bare Bears S4x16 “Family Troubles”
  Title 9: We Bare Bears S4x03 “Googs”
  Title 10: We Bare Bears S4x12 “Paperboyz”
  Title 11: We Bare Bears S4x09 “Go Fish”
  Title 12: We Bare Bears S4x10 “Teacher’s Pet”
  Title 13: Claws  S2x08 “Crossroads”
  Title 14: The Sinner S2x01 “Part I”
  Title 15: Dietland  S1x10 “Bedwomb”
  Title 16: Preacher  S3x06 “Les Enfants du Sang”
  Title 17: Full Frontal S3x17 3-D printable guns • Trump tariffs • Les Moonves • Male Sexual Abuse • 
                  Terry Crews • Space Force: Asgardians • Grannies Respond
  Title 18: LSSC: Moonves and Guilfoyle harassment  • Giuliani interprets Trump tweets • Colbert on the 
                   Anniversary of the #metoo Movement • One Republic “Connection” • Manafort’s trial starts • Bigfoot 
                   erotica • Alex Trebek may be stepping down in 2020 • Day 1 of Manafort trial • Trump claims you 
                   need an I.D. to buy groceries • Farm aid in wake of tariffs • CNN accused of peddling fake news by 
                   Trump supporters • WWE journalist persona • Paul Ryan’s Jewish heritage • Ewan McGregor • 
                   Mueller wants to question Trump • Day 2 of Manafort trial: his ridiculous wardrobe • Science 
                   discovers the scutoid

  Title 1: LSSC: Ivanka Trump talks about her job • Chloe Grace Moretz • Bobcat Goldthwait • Katie Hannigan • 
                 America’s digital infrastructure under attack (fast food restaurants, but yeah) • cleaning fluid in 
                 McDonald’s drink • CDC: Don’t wash, reuse condoms • Pope denounces death penalty; God weighs 
                 in • Ruth Bader Ginsburg workout
  Title 2: commercial: anti-Heitkamp, sanctuary cities
  Title 3: Supernatural S13x06 “Tombstone”
  Title 4: Supernatural S13x07 “War of the Worlds”
  Title 5: Supernatural S13x08 “The Scorpion and the Frog”
  Title 6: Supernatural S13x09 “The Bad Place”
  Title 7: Supernatural S13x10 “Wayward Sisters”
  Title 8: Supernatural S13x11 “Breakdown”
  Title 9: Supernatural S13x12 “Various and Sundry Villains”
  Title 10: SNL: Anderson Cooper pulled in by Kelliwa, the Dancing Clown
  Title 11: SNL: 2017 New York Film Festival Women’s Round Table on sexual harassment f/Debette Goldry
  Title 12: SNL: P!nk “What About Us?”
  Title 13: SNL: Trump attacks health care, war on Christmas, criticizes media, Niger in Trump’s autocorrect
  Title 14: SNL: Ivana Trump releases book
  Title 15: SNL: P!nk “Beautiful Trauma”
  Title 16: SNL: Melania and the Pakistani Call Center Representative

  Title 1: Supernatural S13x13 “Devil’s Bargain”
  Title 2: We Bare Bears S4x17 “Best Bears”
  Title 3: We Bare Bears S4x18 “Crowbar Jones: Origins”
  Title 4: Preacher  S3x07 “Hilter”
  Title 5: Better Call Saul S4x01 “Smoke”
  Title 6: Claws S2x09 “Til Death”
  Title 7: commercial: pro-Kavanaugh ad: 2nd Amendment
  Title 8: We Bare Bears S4x11 “Hot Sauce”
  Title 9: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x03 “Two Broken Fingers”
  Title 10: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency S2x04 “The House Within a House”
  Title 11: LSSC: Trump on vacation, new bronzer • Colbert’s makeup channel “Stephen on the Floor” • Sessions’ 
                    Religious Liberty Task Force f/ Rob Corddry • Regina Spektor “Samson” •  Manafort trial • Giuliani • 
                    DJT Jr. • Ohio 12th, Balderson cowers in corner • Alex Jones and Tuck Buckford • Sen. Cory Booker
  Title 12: commercial: Chromebook
            commercial: Alexander Graham Bell talking in theater
            commercial: “God Friended Me”
  Title 13: commercial: Trump-based pro-Kavanaugh ad
  Title 14: Full Frontal S3x18 Manafort trial • Donald Trump Jr. conflicts • Pregnancy discrimination • 
                  Space Force Anthem

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ep. 31: Tearing Into Claws

Hi! My name is Terry J. Aman and this installment marks my 31st episode of "VideoFuzzy," my twice-monthly progress report on cataloging more than 2,700 VHS transfers and digital recordings. In this installment, titled "Tearing into Claws," I talk about the second season of Niecy Nash's "Claws" on TNT.

Also in my direct-to-DVD Current Collection, I discuss the first season finale of "Pose" on FX, the second season of "Trial & Error: Lady, Killer" on NBC and its associated podcast "M Towne: Where Murder Happens," and I take aim at the phenomenon of misdelivered lines.

I messed up and recorded a couple episodes from the 13th season of the CW's "Supernatural" out of order, caught the second-season opener of "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" on BBC America, and watched a few third-season episodes of "Preacher." And I forgot to mention it last time, but I also saw the Mary Magdalene episode of "Forbidden History."

Finally, in Upcoming Shows, "We Bare Bears" has returned with new fourth season episodes on Cartoon Network. Score!