Posted with tags Sweden
, Easy To Assemble
, Greta Garbo
, Ingrid Bergman
, Illeana Douglas
, Rob Mailhouse
, Todd Spahr
, Wallace Langham
, Keanu Reeves
on 9/29/2009 8:24:23 AM by Meg Mylan
With the big premieres of Spärhusen and Easy to Assemble season 2 quickly approaching, we started thinking about the lovely nation of Sweden and all the wonderful things it has brought us. We're assuming you guys may not know everything (or maybe anything) about the country squished somewhere between Finland and Norway. So, here are a few educational facts about this Scandinavian gem!
--Sweden is called "The land of the midnight sun" or "The land of the Vikings". We’re thinking is should be called "The Land of Apples and Fish" or "The Land of Ikea"…but that’s just us.
--The Swedish alphabet has 3 more letters than the English alphabet; they are å, ä and ö. We're wondering how this changes the ABC song...
--One of Sweden’s most famous exports is the family friendly Volvo driven by soccer moms all over America. The soccer-mom in Sweden is known as the latte-mama. This is due to the Swedes’ obsession with coffee as they consistently rank in the top 5 for countries with the highest coffee consumption per year. A coffee break is known as a “fika”. “Fika” can be used as either a verb or a noun (i.e. “let's have a fika” or “shall we fika?”). This is similar to the English word “dance” or “shit” (i.e. “this is shit” or “I need to shit”).
--Legendary actresses Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman are both from The Land of Apples and Fish! Actor Gunnar Björnstrand, also hails from Sweden (not really sure who he is but he’s got an awesome name so therefore we included him).
--In the 1970’s, the Swedish band ABBA gained worldwide popularity. According to the always truthful and trustworthy Wikipedia.com, “Sweden is the third largest music exporter in the world, with over 800 million dollars in 2007 revenue, surpassed only by the US and the UK”. Obviously, with the highly anticipated release of Spärhusen’s “The Best of Sparhusen” these numbers are likely to increase.
--Finally, in Sweden dates are written Date/Month/Year unlike in America where we insist on being different from the rest of the world and writing Month/Date/Year. Therefore to avoid any confusion Spärhusen and Easy to Assemble Season 2 will be debuting on My Damn Channel on 8/10/2009 for the Swedes and 10/8/2009 for the Americans.
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Posted in My Damn Channel
with tags My Damn Channel
, Easy To Assemble
, Illeana Douglas
, Radio and Music Pros
, Harry Shearer
, Don Was
, Grace Crashers
, Keanu Reeves
, Paul McCartney
, Knights of the Round Table
on 9/13/2009 7:39:46 PM by Rob Barnett
Those 3 tired words are decades old but Hollywood hopes they help you fall in love
with new shows.
We put quotes around our "new fall season" - knowing we can't fool you into love - but hoping it feels just a little funnier that way.
In two years, we’ve birthed 25 channels of music and comedy…working with
artists we love. We think you’ve taught us how to get talent and new
series worthy of your evil eye.
Help us buy another bag of chips for lunch!
full press release.
Share these links to our New Series:
Easy To Assemble: Co-Worker of The Year
RAMP (Radio And Music Pros)
Harry Shearer: Greed and Fear
Don Was: The Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music (Season 3)
Stella Live in Boston
Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael
McKean and Harry Shearer
Animation Block (Season 2)
Grace Crashers Presented by Southern Comfort
Ask A Ninja
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Sean Connery
Sir Richard Branson
Sir Ben Kingsley
Sir Elton John
Ed Begley Jr.
It may be wise for us to let the Beatles Rock Band take over the world for a few days before putting out the My Damn Channel 'new fall season' announcements.
We do have a new deal with Sir Paul McCartney - in some fashion. And we'll reveal all the secrets about new, XTRA LARGE talent & a full slate of new series...
this coming Monday, September 14 on www.MyDamnChannel.com
Brad O'Farrell gave our almost official mascot the Labor Day treatment. Njoy. He's linked to one of our happiest videos of all-time.
New unemployment stats are the worst in 26 years. If you're like any of the dreamchasers at My Damn Channel, it's a fair bet you're no stranger to losing a gig in TV, radio, music, or the arts & little sciences.
"Go Your Own Way" may be a lame, overplayed, 70's sing-along...but it's also fine solution for what to do after getting tossed out of a gig.
We're raising a glass to everyone with the brains and the backbone to embrace a new way to get your work seen by an audience large enough to actually make you money.
One last-ever reference to Fleetwood Mac...
We got some sad news over the weekend, that one of our best co-cons at My Damn Channel is moving on. Vivian Kyinn provides much of the mystical glue that holds this house together. She wrote and co-produced a film called White Wall which got her to Cannes and now she's decided to get after her movie-making passions full-time. BIG THANKS & BIG LOVE to one of the better humans we know.
Warren Chao posted the replacement gig based in our LA office this weekend. Economic insanity created hundreds of candidates in hours. If you're read "The Night Feed" and know the best human for this gig - email: Jobs@MyDamnChannel.com