April 12, 2013

The Weeklies #252

The Weekly Season. Summer. We seem to have skipped spring. We're no sissies but the AC has already been flipped on.

The Weekly Country That Acts Like My Drunk Uncle Frank. North Korea.

The Weekly Confession. I don't have a drunk uncle Frank. If I did, though, he'd act a lot like North Korea.

The Weekly Read. I am NOT a comic book fan. The only ones I've read are the ones that Owen begged me to buy. And one of the Star Wars comic books that explained the origins of the Jedi. Earlier this week I got a free digital copy of The Walking Dead. Big fan of the show, I downloaded it. It was pretty great. Since the series meticulously followed the comic book, I knew what was coming but it was nice to see where the show came from.

The Weekly Music. Not really music, per se, but Mia is absolutely addicted to old-time radio shows. She's blown through a thousand (literally) old episodes of Superman and has moved on to The Shadow.

The Weekly Hint. If you love old stuff, preferably bad old sci-fi movies and radio shows which are not currently under copyright, you'd be well-served to head over to the Internet Archive, a home for all kinds of wonderful old things.

The Weekly TV. Mad Men is back. And just in time, since we just finished the last season. If Don Draper isn't one of the greatest character studies on TV, I don't know who is.

The Weekly Question. If you could have the voice of one singer, who would it be?

Posted by Chris at April 12, 2013 7:49 AM
Comments

Weekly Answer: Adele....

Posted by: Dorkaleena at April 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Voice I'd like to have: Bing Crosby
Voice I think I actually have: Kermit, singing 'It's not easy being Green'.

Posted by: J at April 12, 2013 9:30 AM

Annie Lennox. Or Robert Plant. Depending.

Posted by: Jennifer at April 12, 2013 9:37 AM

I can't answer your question because I'm too distracted by walking dead. KEEP READING. It is amazing and the show does end up deviating in a few ways later.

Posted by: caleal at April 12, 2013 11:44 AM

I can't answer your question because I'm too distracted by walking dead. KEEP READING. It is amazing and the show does end up deviating in a few ways later.

Posted by: caleal at April 12, 2013 11:44 AM

hmmmm, Janis Joplin. I'd love that raspy voice. Or Freddy Mercury. Love his voice too.

Actually, I can't answer this question because, depending on my mood, there could be one of 50 voices I would like to have! ;-)

Posted by: cyndy at April 12, 2013 12:20 PM

Stuart Adamson from Big Country.

Posted by: JJ at April 12, 2013 4:30 PM

Actually the Walking Dead show doesn't follow the comic books that closely at all. My son has all of the Volumes and there are many similarities, but many differences and thank God because Daryl doesn't exist in the comics!

Posted by: Lisa at April 13, 2013 2:27 PM

Graphic novels and comic books. It's a shame that people get hung up on who reads them rather than just deciding to like what they like. ;)

Hands down, Aretha Franklin. And Rolling Stone agreed with me. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-singers-of-all-time-19691231/aretha-franklin-20101202

Posted by: alektra at April 15, 2013 9:36 AM

Annie Lennox. I'd look wack as hell with Aretha's voice.

Posted by: That Girl at April 16, 2013 12:59 AM

Dude, you all ok? You've been MIA this week, and it was *just* spring break...just checking in. Missing my daily dose of cactus :)

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