Remember that early episode of Seinfeld
where Elaine buys a gun, her father
makes his second appearance, and we finally find out that Kramer's first name is Conrad? Well, neither does anyone else who wasn't working on the show during its second season, specifically in December of 1990
, when the table read for "The Bet" was held. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan
on Jul 11, 2014 -
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Sep 29, 2013 -
'Who's on First', the ASL version
(vimeo). A little more on this from NPR
, including link to MLB.com video of Jerry Seinfeld's comments on the original skit.
posted by found missing
on Jul 22, 2012 -
The Economics of Seinfeld
strives to illustrate basic economic concepts using scenes from the famous sitcom. "Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC and became famous as a “show about nothing". It is the simplicity of Seinfeld that makes it so appropriate for use in economics courses." [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Nov 26, 2010 -
Hey George, Timmy was right
! A new study [PDF]
by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition at Clemson University confirms that double dipping
is just plain gross. “The way I would put it is, before you have some dip at a party, look around and ask yourself, would I be willing to kiss everyone here? Because you don’t know who might be double dipping, and those who do are sharing their saliva with you,” food microbiologist Prof. Paul L. Dawson says. [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Feb 2, 2008 -
The SY Empire:
A rare and fascinating look inside the secretive Syrian Jewish
community of Brooklyn, which has drawn a bright line against assimilation called the Edict that casts out for life any "SY" who marries a gentile, even if they convert. (Crazy Eddie
-- who knew?
Seinfeld's mom -- who knew?
Isaac Misrahi -- who knew?
"J-Dubs" -- who knew?)
posted by digaman
on Oct 15, 2007 -
And we're off
! Prime Minister John Howard has set the date for the Australian Federal election as November 24th, meaning we're up for a long six-week campaign. With Kevin Rudd leading the PM by between 16 to 18 points
(depending on who you read) in recent opinion polls, this election seems the most likely to provide a change of Government since Howard was first elected 11 years ago. Antony Green's usual excellent election guide is up and running here
, along with an excellent calculator
which shows which seats are up for grabs dependent on a 2 party preferred
swing. You might also want to check out the Vote-O-Matic
, a fun but entirely disposable quiz which aims to help you decide who you'll vote for. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Oct 13, 2007 -
Seinfeld Dictionary Head-First Parker - 1) a person who tries to pull into a parking space head first as opposed to backing into the space 2) a person who pulls into a parking space head first with the intention of screwing someone else out of the space
posted by BradNelson
on Dec 6, 2004 -
Ted L. Nancy
(or is it really Jerry Seinfeld?) has a lock on the "send a seemingly serious letter to someone and see if they write back" genre, but this ploy
to get unwitting United States Senators to send in their favorite jokes is amusing too. Even Santorum chimed in.
posted by emelenjr
on Mar 17, 2004 -
passed away today at 99. He was probably one of, if not the, most famous caricaturists in history, drawing an enormous range of stars, from Chaplin and Bergen to Seinfeld and Benny. The Line King
was a '96 documentary about his work and the stars he drew in an 70+ year career as an illustrator. Very sad to think that the popular pasttime of counting the Ninas in the drawings has ended.
posted by PeteyStock
on Jan 20, 2003 -
The trailer for the new Seinfeld movie
is the first I've seen which really takes the piss out of the whole trailer "In a time that land forgot.." sort of thing. I laughed, but I download these things from apple every day and then forget about the actual movies. I just know I'm alone...
posted by Zootoon
on Aug 30, 2002 -