8:30 - 9:00PM
NOW on PBS #550. It’s the Emmy award-winning weekly news magazine. It looks at issues facing our democracy. The show is hosted by David Brancaccio. And, even better, they still send me e-mails (I think that makes me cool and them nice). Thanks, Now, you guys are awesome!
9:00 - 10:00PM
Bill Moyers Journal #1334 It’s Bill Moyers. It’s his 1,334th journal (not really, but I’m not going to explain to you the way in which TV shows are numbered at this point in time, maybe later if you’re nice). He’s a good journalist so I assume this will be good journalism (at least the odds are it will).
10:00 – 11:00PM
A Renaissance Christmas. It's a concert. It's people caroling. Specifically, it's Chicago's Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass. They sing, they're brassy. They're doing Christmas music in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. I may sound unimpressed, but I do love my Christmas music, so it's just how I sound, not what I think.
Saturday, December 12:
11:00PM – 12:00AM
Austin City Limits - "The Decemberists/Explosions in the Sky". Frankly I think there ought to be explosions in the sky during December. Mostly because it’s my birthday, which I think makes me a Decemberist, and to have explosions in the sky (I think of them as “fireworks”) during December would be just fantastic.
The problem with last year's gingerbread house – the first one – was that the roof was too heavy and so the walls couldn't support the weight of the roof. It was a problem I was able to fix by making the roof thinner and cooking the sides slightly longer, but it is also a mistake I'd like to not repeat this year. I need a better recipe, but I also need it to be wholly edible and delicious – if it's not edible, I'm not interested.