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The Captains Summer Television Trailers

Most people this week have been complaining about the worst part of summer – the oppressive heat.  And while this week’s heat wave has been pretty brutal, one of the best parts of summer has also shined bright this week.  I’m of course talking about the releasing of trailers for the upcoming season of television programs. 

The second half of 2011 features the return of most of my recent favorites, as well as the return of an all time favorite of mine.  So sit back and relax with this week’s all video Friday 5

Top 5 Shows I’m Looking Forward To In 2011

1.  Beavis And Butthead

The mighty have finally returned!  Beavis and Butthead are back after a long fourteen year hiatus, and these guys look ready to party hard.1  This video shows actual clips from a new episode featuring a much needed Cornholio resurrection and the guys riffing on Jersey Shore.  This looks perfect!

2.  The Walking Dead

The last clip was courtesy of Comic Con 2011, which was also responsible for today’s release of the first trailer for season two of The Walking Dead.  Thanks Comic Con, I can always count on you  to provide red mead to nerds like me. 

The upcoming season looks like a much needed return to the source material after the left field ending to last season.  This book singlehandedly made me give a shit about comics again, and I’m really hoping they do it justice on television.  I think it looks quite promising. 

3.  Jersey Shore

Beavis and Butthead know a cultural milestone when they see one.  And they’ll have plenty more to riff on according to the preview of the fourth season of Jersey Shore.  I thought season two in Miami would be a stretch for these Guido-juiceheads , but sending them to Italy looks completely ridiculous.  Fist pumps!4.  Dexter

I’ve heard lots of interesting stuff about the upcoming sixth season of Dexter.   The seasonal guest stars were rumored to include Colin Hanks, Mos Def, and Edward James Olmos, which sounds like an interesting mix.  After watching this trailer, I still have no idea what the arc of the season will focus on, but I’m intrigued nevertheless.5.  Breaking Bad

This is a bit of a cheat, since the show’s fourth season premiered this past Sunday.  But given the fact that the trailer for the season had almost no new footage, it seems appropriate to include the preview for next week’s episode.  Walt is juggling too many balls, Jesse is back to wallowing, and everything looks ready to break at any moment.  Awesome!


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1.  I said Long, and Hard.  Huh-huh-huh.

The Captains Welcome An Old Friend

MarcPS is in town all week.  Very nice!


The Captain Shows Love For 1997

This week’s picture is a big shoutout to 1997. 

When I think back to high school, most of the folks I remember were either my class, 1996, or the class of my sister and my wife, 1998.  I often overlook the cool cats that graduated one year after me.  This picture features some of the best 1997 had to offer in Doug, Heidi and Casey.  Fifteen years after this picture was taken all three are happily married and seem to be doing great.  I just learned that Doug was recently award the enviable position the Digital Curator of Performing Arts for the New York Public Library.  Check out his posts from the New York Public Library here.

Three great people, one good picture.  Here’s to 1997!


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The Captains Wife Loves Everything At The Bar But The Music, The Smoke, And The Booze

For this week’s Two For Tuesday, I decided to keep things lighter with a couple of humorous songs.  First up is the delightfully odd Cement Slippers by Dengue FeverThere are so many interesting parts to this track.  The synthesizer beat is super catchy, the sax solo in the middle is spot on, and the lyrical play between the two vocalists is endlessly amusing.  The part about bars is my wife to a tee, and the intro about loving the beach except the water, the sand and the sun is dead on Grellner.  And the creative video makes the whole thing that much stranger. 

Next up is Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win by The Beastie Boys

When I heard a few years back that The Beastie Boys were releasing their own set of action figures, I knew it was only a matter of time until they showed up in a music video.  Luckily, the Adams and Mike picked Spike Jonze to bring their plastic alter egos to life.  And as in the past, Spike’s video does its best to upstage the song.  The result is an instantly classic.  As a long time Beastie Boys fan, it’s great to see them still stay relevant after so many years.


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The Captain Should Have Been There

Twenty years ago today a legend was born.

Phoenix, Arizona was lucky enough to be he first stop of the inaugural Lollapalooza tour.  And what a tour it must have been.  Look at this lineup.

Jane’s Addiction before they broke up!  Nine Inch Nail touring on Pretty Hate Machine!  Ice-T with Body Count!  And it was two months before Nirvana launched Alternative Nation with the release of Nevermind.  It was an actual underground touring musical festival, back when it was still possible.

To this day I still feel as though I should’ve seen this show.  Nevermind that I was only 12 and that the tour didn’t make it to Missouri.  It still feels like I should’ve been there.


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