Revisiting Old (TV) Friends

I was surfing through my usual YouTube news feed where I see a bunch of different videos from reaction videos, to tech reviews, to sports talk or highlights, to political commentary; when out of nowhere, a most interesting out of the box video was recommended to me. Somewhere, somehow, the YouTube algorithm figured out that I was a fan of Scrubs (though I haven’t seen this show in ages) and recommended a reunion panel that was taking place at the ATX TV Festival in Austin, TX.

Needless to say, this definitely piqued my interest and I happily watched it. Watching this panel I realized that Bill Lawrence, creator of Scrubs, also co-created another show that I really like called Ted Lasso. Boy am I oblivious. the sense of humor of both shows are so similar how could I not make that connection? Anyways, I also discovered the podcast that is done by Zach Braff and Donald Faison, called Fake Doctors. Real Friends, where they re-watch Scrubs episodes, talk about their experience with said episode and also invite fellow cast members or guest stars to also talk about their experience on the show. They even have fans call in to ask questions about the show or about Zach, Donald and company in general.

This panel has rekindled my Scrubs fandom and I’m now re-watching it alongside the podcast. The podcast is definitely a great companion piece to listen alongside the show. The irony, the podcast episodes can go for an hour or more; whereas, each tv episode generally runs around 22 minutes or so. So of course, I’m already on season 3 of the show but I’m still listening to Zach and Donald talk about season 2 and trying to remember the episodes I’ve already watched a while. I’m trying to hold off on binging more Scrubs episodes so I can catch up with the podcast but it is feeling like a losing battle.

Regardless, I found a fresh way to rewatch Scrubs and it has made my viewing experience all the more richer.

Michael Jordan Is Most Definitely the G.O.A.T.

I enjoy watching YouTube videos. So much that I got YT Premium to avoid pesky ads and I’ve been enjoying their free YT music add-on as well. And one YouTube channel that I’m subscribed to is called Basketball Time Machine. And I guess it’s because of that channel, the YouTube algorithm has, over the years, sent me a lot of Basketball related videos and reaction videos. Especially videos regarding the Jordan-led Chicago Bulls dynasty and reaction videos of people seeing MJ highlights for the first time.

What I still find baffling is this ongoing debate whether Lebron James or Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). It’s no comparison. They need to compare LJ to Kobe Bryant before they try to compare him to MJ. But on and on it goes.

There’s this one YouTube video that I want to share that definitely puts this argument to rest (though some of the info is out of date, like LJ’s 4th championship). I’ll let you see it for yourself and be the judge:

Fiddler on the Roof – You Got Served Trailer Mashup

Saw this wonderfully funny video and just had to repost it.

Links I found interesting for week ending 8/30/09

As promised, here are the links I found interesting this past week . Some are enjoyable others are funny and some are just interesting. Enjoy:

This is a link to an up and coming R&B singer who is definitely enticing me to buy her album when it comes out on October 20.

This is a link to what I believe is going to be the movie of the year. But don’t take my word for it, check the link.

This is a link of a politician with poor communication skills & can’t handle hecklers. He should just give up this career choice.

This is just a funny and quick video.

Here is a link of an old Michael Jordan schooling a youngin at a little practice/workout.

This is a link of a husband doing a rather nasty prank on his wife for not listening to him.

Let me know if you prefer this format or if you would rather I just embed the video on my blog entries.  I’ll look forward to your replies.  Until the next batch of fun videos.

Barack Obama for President!!!

Well it’s settled, Barack Obama has won the Presidential nomination for the Democratic party. Now its a race to the White House. Of course we can expect more distractions, PR spins and possibly more bashing from Clinton loyalists. But that’s ok, a new dawn is here and we’re one step closer to a hopeful and brighter future. Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!

Here is video footage when MSNBC made the announcement and interrupted McCain’s long-winded purposeless speech:

Here’s wonderful analysis of McCain’s dreadful speech:

And now how a speech should be done by yours truly, Barack Obama: