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Support Local Biz: August 5, 2008

Submitted by on August 5, 2008 – 10:18 AM13 Comments

I finally finished pasting in the last of the vintage Vines last night.Only took 15 months.Yay!

For those of you who enjoyed the piece on The House Next Door analyzing the credit sequence(s) of The Wire, you can now enjoy an edited-video version that enhances the original text with visual aids; Parts One and Two definitely available, and continue checking the Museum of the Moving Image's website for the next updates.

The Wire is also what Alan's watching: don't miss his recaps of the first season (currently), offered in both veteran and newbie (no spoilers re: future eps/seasons) flavors.The upcoming link will take you to a newbies verzh which is safe for spoilerphobes.

And thanks to reader Katie for prompting the discussion that unearthed the famous original "We are OUT OF SWEET ROLLS" sketch on YouTube.

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  • Margaret in CO says:

    Congratulations, Sars! Bet it felt great to cross the old Vines off your to-do list! THANK YOU!

    Maybe you should have a sweet roll to celebrate!

  • HielanLass says:

    My kingdom for a link to whatever convo prompted 'sweet roll' because… damn. Members of my immediate family are known to kibosh stupid, self-feeding arguments by shouting SWEET ROLL!

  • Ellen says:

    I didn't remember Sweet Rolls, but after 36 years I can still recite "It's the Plumber, I've come to fix the sink."

  • ferretrick says:

    The Sweet Rolls reference needs to be linked to your "Adventures in Ebay" essay, which is really a classic.

  • Jen M. says:

    Ah, the eBay essay. Always a classic:

  • alivicwil says:

    I remember a Sesame Street skit where Cookie Monster went to the library and asked for a box of cookies. Similar set up to the sweet rolls, I guess. In the end the librarian managed to get through to Cookie Monster, and he changed his request to "A book about cookies… and a glass of milk!" Cue screaming of librarian.

  • Jaybird says:

    Heh. After the "Sweet Rolls" sketch, I watched "Do Not Bother This Giant Person" and "Gordon, You Drive Me Up the Wall". I miss the Electric Company something fierce. That show was fantastic. And God love him, no matter how stellar an actor he is, I will always and forever think of Morgan Freeman as "Eeeeasy Reeeeader, THAT'S my name, I say UNH UNH UNH".

  • Margaret in CO says:

    "Do Not Bother This Giant Person" Oh man, I'd forgotten that one! LOVE!

    Speaking of giants…Sars, is there any more on the giant girl & her new dress? 'Cause it's awesome & I am greedy. How's she doin'?

  • Margaret in CO says:

    "Skye Loves Mambo" –

    So good. So so good.

    Okay, thank you & I'll stop nagging at you now…

  • Ibis Lynn says:

    I second the request for a continuation of "Skye Loves Mambo." I really loved it.

  • Jen M. says:

    I'd forgotten how much I loved "Skye Loves Mambo" until I reread it again just now. Wonderful.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Thanks, guys.

    I don't think I have anything else to bring to that story, I'm afraid. It has a few characters in it whom I will probably use again, though.

  • Ibis Lynn says:

    Aw, sad but understandable. May I put in a request for more of the Subheroes, then?

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