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The Writing Process Blog Hop

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When I left my job at Cartoon Network last year, I joked with many people that I was now legally required to start a blog. Even though I wasn’t entirely sure what I really wanted to say, I went ahead and launched this little TV Kitchen thing here, picking a name that combines two things I love (and that frequently go together): TV and food.

I had also set out to write a spec script to apply for a couple of TV writing workshops, so the name had the added connotation of creative things I was cooking up. Then I remembered puns are terrible and I almost gave up on writing altogether.

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8 Things I’ll Miss About Comic-Con This Year

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As some of you may recall, I spent much of last year’s Comic-Con not having a very good time. It was my first year attending as a non-employee of Cartoon Network, and the crowds were so obscene I couldn’t get into any of the panels I wanted to attend. Together, those two factors were a successful formula for one generally grumpy Chrissie.

We’re sitting this year out, partly due to a big trip to London earlier in the month and partly because we couldn’t get a hotel reservation within a mile of the convention center. As the panel schedules started coming out a couple of weeks ago, I found myself feeling wistful, wishing for a moment we had those ATL-SAN flights booked this week. Then I remembered we’d spend our days stuck outside panels we couldn’t into, and we won’t have to spend hundreds of dollars for the privilege.

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Salt and Pepper Shakers (And Other Stuff) For Sale

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I’ve been collecting salt and pepper shakers for about 15 years now. It’s been a fun way to find clever designs, vintage brand items and intentionally tacky souvenirs, and many friends have been generous enough over the years to contribute gift sets.

But I’ve run out of display and/or storage space for most of these guys, so I’m offering them up to anyone interested in giving them a good home. Email me at cbmoorecreative (at) gmail (dot) com if anything catches your eye!

UPDATED: A few additional items (not just S&P shakers) have been added below!

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What Mom Watched

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I lost my mom on April 20, Easter Sunday, three and a half years after she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

In her last months and weeks, we watched a lot of TV together. Partly because it was all she was physically able to do, but also because television was one of the central bonds between my mother and me. Sitcoms, dramas, movies, awards shows, daytime talk, late night comedy—we loved it all. We were live-snarking the Oscars before the Internet was even a thing. I was always envious that she grew up during the early days of television and got to experience the Golden Age as it aired. She was a TV kid. I had no choice but to become one myself.

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'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 2 Reviews at Paste

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Hey! I’m still here! Been a lot going on, both personally and professionally. But in between all that, I’ve been reviewing the phenomenal sophomore season of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer for Paste Magazine. Fun!

Schumer has been one of my favorite comedians since breaking out on The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in 2011. It’s easy to brand her as another Cute Girl Who Says Naughty Things, but Schumer is much sharper and more layered than that. For all the talk about the sneak-attack feminism in her sketches and her “chick who can hang” appeal to male viewers, the facts are these: Amy Schumer is just really fucking funny.

The season finale of Inside Amy Schumer airs this Tuesday, June 3, at 10:30p (e/p), and previous episodes are available on the Comedy Central app. You can catch up on my reviews right here, minus the one week I had to miss:

Inside Amy Schumer: “Would You Bang Her?” (Episode 201)
Inside Amy Schumer: “I’m So Bad” (Episode 202)
Inside Amy Schumer: “A Chick Who Can Hang” (Episode 203)
Inside Amy Schumer: “Boner Doctor” (Episode 204)
Inside Amy Schumer: “Down for Whatever” (Episode 206)
Inside Amy Schumer: “Slow Your Roll” (Episode 207)
Inside Amy Schumer: “Tyler Perry’s Episode 208” (Episode 208)
Inside Amy Schumer: “Raise a Glass” (Episode 209)

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grayflannelsuit:

Cliff Robertson and his wife Dina Merrill invite you into their fantastic mid-’70s kitchen!
(from a 1975 print ad for Gaffers & Sattler gas appliances)

grayflannelsuit:

Cliff Robertson and his wife Dina Merrill invite you into their fantastic mid-’70s kitchen!

(from a 1975 print ad for Gaffers & Sattler gas appliances)