The Tangent

Going off on pop culture

Ricky Gervais on HBO

HBO is bringing Gervais' podcast to life! To animated life, anyway.

Doesn't Gervais look like Fred Flintstone there.

It starts Feb. 19....

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Lost fans: We're annoying!

Final Season Of 'Lost' Promises To Make Fans More Annoying Than Ever

From the video: "Experts warn it could be years before Lost fans are safe to converse with."

Thanks Onion!...

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Artists and the recession

According to a recent survey by local non-profit LINC, a majority of artists — including those working in fine art, music and literature — have been making less money and finding fewer outlets for their work over the last year.

Michael Royce, executive director of the New York Foundation for the Arts, said a unsettling percentage of artists have been struggling.


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Beth Grant and Brian Baumgartner

Just put the Onion AV Club in your RSS feed already! Today they have hilarious and hard-hitting interviews with Beth Grant (you know who she is; see video above) and Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin on "The Office." BTW, here's what his voice actually sounds like....

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Boba Fett accordion player

New York on the Clock: Nathan Stodola, Renegade Accordion from Thirteen.org on Vimeo.

I saw this guy playing outside the Highline earlier this summer. It was so wacky-cool. And now I know all about him.

Toward the end, he explains how an accordion actually works, which I found pretty interesting....

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Muppets on Fallon

Alright, Fallon. You win....

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New TV coming atcha

• Here's a quick preview of the "How I Met Your Mother" musical episode:

• This site has some preview clips of Will Arnett's appearance on "Parks & Recreation."

• The Hollywood Reporter talks "Lost" with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. They don't give anything away, of course, so read on, spoiler-phobes. ...

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Neil Gaiman short film

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The internet keeps eating this post, so hopefully it turns up this time: Neil Gaiman writes and directs. Bill Nighy and Amanda Palmer star. Palmer and Gaiman dating, according to this article that's actually not so interesting apart from that factoid....

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Battlestar Rhapsody

This is for diehards only, but it's a pretty funny summary of "Battlestar Galactica" set to the tune of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Um, do I even still have to say spoiler alert?

ETA: Kind of related, Gizmodo recently pointed out this essay wherein Joseph Shoer, a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering, breaks down what a real battle would look like in space, and how...

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