Television’s warm glowing warming glow.

I watch way too much television. I used to be pretty disciplined: The Office and Lost were pretty much my only indulgences. But Lost, The Sopranos, and Entourage are all back at the same time and I just can’t stop watching any of them, no matter how far many people think they’ve fallen. The more I cook the more I want to pay attention to Iron Chef and Good Eats, which really are the only good shows on the Food Network. Somehow I got sucked into watching the second half of The Apprentice this season (Stefani is the only one left that I wouldn’t like to see fired, although Frank is very entertaining). Karen got me addicted to America’s Next Top Model, which I pretty much consider The Natasha Show (for those who know). Oh and I can’t forget Ugly Betty. Plus I just bought season one of Arrested Development on DVD. Do I have a problem?

If you make a comment on this post, you have to include your list of currently watched programs (i.e. still in production) so that I can compare.

Listen to a Movie

If you sit at a computer all day, say working in an office like I do, you probably listen to the radio or CDs or podcasts, or something audible in nature to help pass the time. My work involves updating a lot of webpages, which usually consists of adding or deleting a line of text or sometimes messing with fonts and colors. So the majority of my work doesn’t take a lot of deep thinking. This means that I have my headphones on throughout the day. Unfortunately I crave something more engaging than just music. I get enough background music at home and in the car. Rob, Arnie, & Dawn have been my staple audio meal since I discovered they posted MP3s online. Unfortunately I consume their daily handful of clips rather quickly. I listen to PTI whenever they talk about something besides baseball, but that’s still only 20 minutes per day. I already plowed through the Ricky Gervais archives. So what’s left?

I was loading up my musical playlist with disdain until someone linked this wonderful site from the Something Awful forums (which provides all the visual entertainment I need during breaks). The site is called Listen to a Movie and the title is very descriptive of its function. I couldn’t be happier being able to listen to The Big Lewboski while I work. They have also posted a bunch of stand-up comedy DVDs which are perfect for this. The best part is that it’s all free and streams very quickly.