Jennifer Zelazny

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My Favorite Thing About the Olympics

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When it is time for the Olympics – I end up getting sucked into watching all kinds of sports that I never would think about even enjoying (ice skating, track and field, swimming, etc) and I keep thinking – what is it about these sports that draws me in from “eh…to a heart racing suspense finish.” Normally the last thing I want to watch on TV is figure skating. After about two minutes into the Olympics opening ceremony, I figured out what it is that draws me in – the stories….and everyone seems to have one. The stories make me... Read More » Read more

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Jappler Recommends: Carnivale

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There have been some great HBO shows that almost everyone has at least heard about…Sopranos, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, but not many people are aware of one of their best series (in my opinion) Carnivale. This is a great look at good v. evil in a great, yet mysterious time after the first World War. If you are looking for something interesting to watch during your upcoming holiday break – put this series on your Netflix list. Read more

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Full TV Episodes on Your Computer, Take Two

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how you can legally watch almost all network shows on their web site. I wanted to follow up with some comments and afterthoughts. First, I feel it is necessary to say something about each network’s video player. (ABC, CBS, NBC) Best Online Video Experience Rating ABC. By far, ABC has the best player. There are plenty of shows available, the video is crisp, it loads fast (little to no waiting), the commercials interruptions are not too frequent, and the UI is great. Overall, it is well put together. CBS. I have not watched... Read More » Read more

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Full TV Episodes on the Web (Legal)

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I have been watching TV shows on the web through the big Network’s web sites (ABC, CBS, NBC) for a little over a year now when the TiVO or the TiVO user fails to catch a show I am interested in, but I really had not checked out all the big network’s full episode catalogs in awhile. I mainly go to ABC to catch up on Brothers and Sisters and had also decided to check out a few new series (I really like Car Poolers). I then decided to go to CBS and NBC’s catalogs and I was very impressed!... Read More » Read more

Penn State TV

It's That Time of the Year Again!

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Life does not get too much better than Penn State football Saturdays…and this year should be one of the best years of all time. Why? First and foremost – this will be the first full season for my son. He was born last December and saw his first Penn State bowl game (PSU won), but I really look forward to the entire season. Second, we now have the Big Ten Network. Third – we should have DirectTV HD installed as of next week. Here is to another great season with JoePa! Read more

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this day in history, 1945.

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Any idea what happened in 1945 on this date? Is it me or do we not as Americans hear much about this? I can think of a lot of movies on World War II, but I cannot really think any that deal with the nuclear bombs the US dropped on Japan. As I type I am watching the HBO documentary: White Light, Black Rain which is very well done (at least what I have seen so far). If you get HBO, I would recommend watching. Read more

General TV

Busy Busy…

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It is now after 8pm and I just got through my email for the day. I am not sure how it is with other self employed people, but by far Monday is always the busiest day. Time to sit back and watch some Big Love before I have to enjoy a day full of meetings. Hopefully by the end of the week, I will be able to finish up my CSS containers series. Read more

TV

tagging with tivo!

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I recently got a second TiVo and hooked it up last night and to my delight, when I upgraded the software, I found out that I could now use tags with TiVo. First tag I will put in? “Sela Ward” followed by “Chicago”. I am a nut for Sela’s work as well as all movies/shows based in Chicago. Nice work TiVo! Read more

Animals Serenity Now! TV

Where Are the Cicadas?

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There has been plenty of cicada talk here in the midwest concerning the 17 year cicada. The news covered weddings being rescheduled, teachers at school were making “cicada hats” with their students to try and lessen the scariness of the bugs, and of course, the great Walter E. Smithe commercial. No sign of the bugs yet, but I did want to share the insane commercial for a local furniture chain. Yes – furniture. These guys have a great sense of humor! Read more

People TV

Ninja Warrior Marathon

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I am not sure if anyone else caught the Ninja Warrior but I was pretty worthless between that and having out of town guest here (who I also made them watch it too). This show contains so many great qualities: impossible obstacles, stories of the competitors and one really excited announcer. I am so happy I found this show! Read more