Thursday, September 23, 2010

Community: The Complete First Season for $12.99

I know it's not really worth getting worked-up over, but I am constantly bothered by the fact that millions of people tune into garbage like Glee, Grey's Anatomy, and American Idol week-after-week while quality tv shows like Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks are met with early cancelations after struggling to find their audiences despite critical acclaim. Community, which premiered on NBC last fall, is another show that falls into the category of a quality television program with low ratings. If you're at all curious to check it out you can head over to the show's Hulu page where they've got a few episodes and clips available for free viewing or, if you're smart, you can take my word for it and blind-buy the first season by clicking here.

For whatever reason, the pre-order price has been slashed from the regular MSRP of $39.95 to $17.99, which is already a great deal. However, by typing in the coupon code SONYFIVE, you'll get an additional five dollars off of the set which means you'll be paying roughly fifty cents per episode. The only real downside here is that Amazon's free shipping doesn't kick in until the twenty-five dollar mark, but I'm sure you can find something else on the site to pick up around twelve bucks.

Again, it's a great show and I really can't imagine anyone picking this up and not getting more than their fair share of laughs from it (especially considering the price), so give it a chance and thank me later.


While you're at it, Amazon is currently offering up a free trial to Amazon Prime for students (or anyone with a university e-mail) for an entire year. That means unlimited two-day shipping for free regardless of order size and, if you can't wait two days, an easy upgrade to one-day shipping for $3.99 per item. Thanks to whoever it was that mentioned this in the comment section!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Music Playlist - Spring 2010

Here's what I've been listening to lately. I'm always looking for new music, so please drop me a suggestion or two of some of your recent favorites in the comment section. A list of previous playlists can be viewed here.

Click here to preview the entire playlist on iTunes.

1. "Night Work" Scissor Sisters
2. "End Love" OK Go
3. "Furry Walls" Infant Sorrow
4. "Gobbledigook" Sigur Rós
5. "All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye" John Mayer
6. "Fire With Fire" Scissor Sisters
7. "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You" KISS
8. "Walk Alone" The Roots, Truck North, Porn & Dice Raw
9. "Strawberry Swing" Coldplay
10. "Georgia" Cee Lo Green
11. "Nightlife" Scissor Sisters
12. "Beat the Horse" Pomplamoose
13. "Major Tom" Shiny Toy Guns
14. "Heartbeat Song" The Futureheads
15. "Dear God 2.0" The Roots & Monsters of Folk
16. "Use Somebody" Kings of Leon
17. "Generation Rock" Revolverheld
18. "Invisible Light" Scissor Sisters
19. "Mind Heist" Zack Hemsey