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Treat Your Inner Jerk to the TV Poltergeist

Posted by Finnian Durkan Categories: Accessories, Mods / Hacks, Toys,

Tv Poltergeist

Want to piss off your friends with more than just your abrasive personality and obnoxious hygiene habits or complete lack thereof?  Yes, it is rude to clip your toenails in someone else’s living room, genius; what are you, five?  If you feel the need to step up your toxicity—to neutron bomb your friendships, poisoning the landscape for decades to come and leaving behind a barren landscape of people hating the very mention of your name in your wake—then look no further: the TV Poltergeist is the gadget for you.  The TV Poltergeist is a battery-powered and easily hide-able palm-sized piece of hardware with a tiny, flexible LED that you can point towards the TV of your intended victim.  Once you turn it on the TVP will randomly emit a signal via the LED and shut your future ex-friend’s TV off.  Works on just about any TV—CRT, Plasma, LCD—just not your Gramma’s 30 year-old knob-operated Zenith, though if you pull this stunt on your Gramma a) you’re an a$$ and b) expect to get written out of the will and hit with a cane.  That woman lived through 5 wars and walked 40 miles to kindergarten everyday.  Show some respect!

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TV on DVD: March 2, 2010

Alice DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • The 39 Steps (TV Movie)
  • Alice (TV Miniseries)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1966) (TV Play)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1999) (TV Movie)
  • Designing Women (Season 3)
  • Doctor Who: Dalek War (Stories 67 & 68)
  • Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (Story 152)
  • Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (Season 4, Vol. 1)
  • For the Love of Grace (TV Movie)
  • Have Gun Will Travel (Season 4, Vol. 1)
  • Jeremiah (Season 2)

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Remake News: Yellow Submarine, Poltergeist, Gunsmoke and More

Yellow Submarine: Robert Zemeckis’ experience using 3-D performance-capture technology (The Polar Express, Beowulf) will soon come in handy on his remake of Yellow Submarine. Disney is reportedly working to get clearance on a list of Beatles songs for the project. (The 1968 animated film followed “Old Fred” and the Beatles as they traveled in their yellow submersible to Pepperland.) The goal is to have the film produced in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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DirecTV Out of Line With Newest Ad?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Commercials, Gossip, Video,

DirecTV logoWe giggled when Christopher Lloyd talked about the future of DirecTV for a commercial spot. We laughed when Kathy Bates and William Shatner joined the fray. We ogled Baywatch-era Pam Anderson tout the service for her spot. We fell over in hysterics when we saw the Scooby Doo advertisement. But now, DirecTV may have twisted the funny bone of some viewers a little too hard. Their latest ad, just another in a long string of past pop culture references, has inspired some pretty heated controversy.

The ads were drawing attention even before the campaign hit the fan. Using the same actors and scenes but different lines, the service has promoted itself as an alternative to cable by putting us once again back in our favorite movie moments - as if to prove that the second time around really can be better than the first with DirecTV. They’re funny, they’re clever and they’re working. Er…they were.

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TV Halloween Thrills

Halloween ghostHalloween may be coming at mid-week this year, but that’s no reason to miss out on the thrills, the chills, and the frills of the season. What’s on the TV agenda for the big night? Some networks (FOX) are showing re-runs, while others (ESPN) are ignoring the holiday completely. Where can you tune in to get the best Hallow’s Eve TV?

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TV Guide

This Week on DVD: October 9, 2007

Surf's Up
  • 28 Weeks Later:  starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne
  • Evan Almighty:  starring Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman
  • Poltergeist (25th Anniversary Edition):  starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams
  • Reign Over Me:  starring Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler
  • Rise: Blood Hunter:  starring Lucy Liu, Robert Forster
  • Surf’s Up:  starring Shia LeBeouf, Jeff Bridges
  • Twilight Zone: The Movie:  starring Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow
  • You Kill Me:  starring Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni

Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.