Best of TiVo Video Downloads, May 11, 2008

[John was out on vacation and involved with special projects for a few weeks, so it’s been a little while since we last had a “Best of” — but here’s the latest installment! –Stephen]

I watch it all so you don’t have to and here’s what I enjoyed this week.

  1. Week 33 of Dan Meth’s 39 week experiment on Channel Frederator brings us a re-imagining of the first 32 weeks in glorious 8-bit. Insane? Yes. But Hilarious? Most definitely.
  2. John McCain is calling you out, sissy-boy! This week The Onion had an important report about McCain’s plan to control government spending by eliminating the need for a Secret Service detail during his presidency. What will the Treasury Department do with all that extra money and manpower?
  3. Speaking of politics, during last Tuesday’s CNN primary coverage, things got a little heated between some of the panelists. Thursday’s Veracifier gives the Sportscenter treatment to the best political team on television.
  4. It all began with one red paper clip….and ended with a book. Tuesday’s Rocketboom gave us an interview with Kyle MacDonald, the man who just kept trading up.
  5. Remember when the Wachowski brothers’ name stood for crazy effects and an awesome story? Anyone? Well, that first Matrix movie was awesome, but apparently their newest project, “Speed Racer,” (with Jack from “Lost” as Racer X?) misses the mark. Luckily, The New York Times is here to steer us clear of this one.

Not using Web Season Pass? You should be! This week I also enjoyed these shows using TiVo’s Web Season Pass:

  • Lindsey Campbell was arrested for civil disobedience following the Sean Bell verdict in New York and covered it all on (
  • The blockbuster season kicked off with reviews of “Iron Man” (awesome) and “Grand Theft Auto IV” (more awesome) from the guys on The Totally Rad Show (
  • No idea what to make for dinner tonight? Left with crazy ingredients in the cabinet that don’t go together? Sounds like a job for Stump the Chef (



One Response to “Best of TiVo Video Downloads, May 11, 2008”

  1. Fred Seibert Says:

    Stephen, Thanks for the Channel Frederator/Meth Minute 39 shout out. We all appreciate it.

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