Author: Nick Marx

Nick Marx (Rollins College) researches sketch comedy and television's multichannel era. He enjoys the music of MF Doom, crock-pot cookery, and NBA basketball.

On Leaving the Game Early

Miami Heat fans’ early exit from game six of the NBA Finals is the latest flashpoint in mediated discussions of Florida this year.

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Locked In on ESPN

As the lights rose on a recent late night edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, anchors Stuart Scott and Scott van Pelt grinned disingenuously, like desperate salesmen sampling crumb cake before demanding we sign for all eight units. ESPN had just wrapped…

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Ad Rant: The Gap, “Go Ho Ho”

Because nobody watches commercials anymore, Antenna keeps track of what you may have missed while pushing those three triangles rightward. The Gap has long had a knack for exploiting cultural detritus and ruining things you love. To wit: Hey confused…

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Ad Rant: Pizza Hut Tuscani Pizza

Because nobody watches commercials anymore, Antenna keeps track of what you may have missed while pushing those three triangles rightward. This week’s ad:  Pizza Hut Tuscani Pasta It’s no secret we are, as Ali G so delicately put it, a…

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NBC to Ruin Comedians You Once Loved

Fans of comedy on NBC rejoiced last week Monday, then went into a deep funk around 10/9c, then rejoiced again after reports that the network had agreed to a pilot commitment with Reno 911! co-creators Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben…

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