This weekend I got the media server that I recently talked about online. The timing was pretty good. Due to the Celtics and Red Sox putting a hurt on the Magic and Yankess respectively last Tuesday, I had missed the beginning of Glee. I had grudgely mentioned that I watch the show in the past. My wife is a huge fan and though I thought I’d hate it, it’s really not that bad. This wasn’t an ordinary episode of Glee though. This one was directed by Joss Whedon, who I’ve talked about numerous times (as one of the world’s largest Buffy and Firefly fans).
A few may recall that the Buffy musical episode by Whedon was the critically acclaimed… TV Guide called it the 14th episode of television ever (oddly the The Body didn’t make the list – Entertainment Weekly said of that episode “It might be the best hour of television we’ve ever seen.“). So here was a chance for Whedon to up the ante with a cast that can actually sing. For good measure he brought along Neil Patrick Harris whose Barney character on How I Met Your Mother may be one of the top 5 best characters on television today.
I fired up the media center and set the browser to Hulu. It was a very good episode. It wasn’t nearly as a good as the Buffy musical, but for a one-episode stand-in, I couldn’t expect more. Of course as soon as that was over, we had to flip on the Netflix instant queue and watch Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog also starring Neil Patrick Harris in a Whedon-directed musical. My wife hadn’t seen it, so it was new to her. After that, my wife showed me some of a recent Glee concert that she found on YouTube earlier. The media center got quite the accidental workout.
I’m sure you didn’t come here for my commentary on television, so allow me to give you some personal finance links from this last week:
- Brip Blap talks about how to build a love of learning. Those stats are pretty sad, yes?
- Digerati Life poses a efficient market hypothesis: so are markets efficient?
- Frugal Dad asks what should I do with an extra paycheck?
- Generation X Finance presents 9 financial tips for new graduates.
- Million Dollar Journey blogs the cost of maintaining the perfect lawn.
- Money Smart Life shares a little on how to prepare for being laid off.
- My Dollar Plan wonders is squatting in a foreclosure acceptable?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary says a new child means lots of new expenses.
Top PF Posts:
- Free Money Finance posts Seth Godin hates consumer debt.
- Smarter Wallet asks borrowing from your 401k? Hardship withdrawal considerations
- PT Money compares the difference between the US federal debt and deficit.
- Clever Dude gives 6 reasons you don’t need a new computer (especially an iPad).
- Saving Advice asks should I buy an American car?
- Money and Such shares the most important class I ever took.
- Darwin’s Finance reveals the common thread between the housing collapse, the Euro crisis and millions of Americans ““ debt.
- Money Ning on how to save on rental cars.
- One Frugal Girl says you can’t have it if it’s not on sale.
- Almost Frugal about turning a passion into a business.
- Invest it Wisely posts living to 100 and beyond: how will it affect your retirement plans?
- Money Beagle writes you can afford a bigger house, but should you buy one?
- Green Panda Tree House presents survival guide to recession.