At first I found Junkyard Wars
(imported) and thought it was the funniest show on TV. Then I found Iron Chef
(also imported) and it was even better. I got hooked. Now I've found BattleBots
(homegrown! Buy American!), and I have to wonder if TV has any more pleasant surprises for me. As long as I stay away from the big networks I seem to do fine.
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Feb 25, 2001 -
Bird On A Wire's 2nd Annual National Film Registry Contest
is on! Predict which films you think will be added to the National Film Registry
this year, and you could win prizes! "The National Film Registry is a collection of American movies which, because of their artistic, historical, or cutural significance, have been deemed worthy of preservation." Eligible movies are American-made, over 10 years old, and not already on the list
(the criteria for the list itself).
In the event of a tie, Bird on a Wire will pick a winner by whim, so as long as you choose eligible films, you have a good chance of winning. Pick up to 25 films; deadline for submissions is December 25. The NFR announces its selections on December 27.
Post and discuss your entries here!
posted by dan_of_brainlog
on Dec 12, 2000 -
TiVos are raining from the sky!
Jason Kottke won, so I entered. I won, and while my piece was obviously a piece of literary genius, it wasn't *that* good. I think we need to do a scientific study -- who can write the stupidest "Why I Want a TiVo" essay and still win?
posted by benbrown
on Sep 25, 2000 -