Wednesday, August 13, 2014

El Nook August 14 Edition

Brent brangs it when it comes to the best in new releases on KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Thursday Aug. 14 - with new soundtracks from Get On Up: The James Brown Story and Jon Favreau's Chef - Aaron Paul's Need For Speed and James Spader's The Blacklist on DVD/BluRay - new Star Wars books for the kids, and new novels from James Patterson and James Lee Burke - and Jack Bauer is back in book form in a new 24 novel!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

so I finally saw Battleship

Battleship is the best U.S. Navy vs Aliens flick that Michael Bay never made - Peter Berg does any excellent job capturing the Jerry Bruckheimer style - awesome soundtrack too (with original music by Tom Morrello and Rick Rubin) - GO NAVY

Monday, June 30, 2014

#becausecarcrash

last week I was involved in a Hollywood-style car crash - broken collarbone, sprained wrist, neck, shoulder - everything hurts. these pain meds would feel a whole lot better if it wasn't for all this pain. good news from my kickass orthopedic surgeon, collarbone should heal properly on its own, just have to keep left arm in a sling for a while. have to go have an ultrasound done on some bruising - to make sure there's no internal bleeding, blood clotting, etc. wow - a Starksy Starsky & Hutch (TV series) episode I've never seen before? SWEET! (Cozi TV). rollin' like Bonnie & Clyde 2014 to make a pharmacy run - made off like Drugstore Cowboys. Café Du Monde coffee with chicory, filling out insurance forms, paying bills online, binge-watching Arrow. funny thing about wearing a sling - you get really good at one-finger typing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

EL NOOK June 4 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. today - with new CDs from Miranda Lambert and Elvis Presley, Lone Survivor and RoboCop on DVD, and new books from Stephen King and more!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

El Nook May 28 Edition

Brent is back with the best in new releases for KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday May 28 - with new CDs from Mariah Carey and Disney's Maleficent soundtrack - graphic novels including Godzilla and X-Men: Days of Future Past - and new books from Cassandra Clare, Jim Butcher, Clive Cussler and more!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

El Nook May 14 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. today - with new DVDs including I, Frankenstein and Orange Is The New Black - new CDs from Blondie, Santana and the late Michael Jackson - and new books from James Patterson, Michelle Knight and more!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EL NOOK 4/30 Edition

Brent is back with the best in new releases for KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. TODAY - with a new album from alt-rock pioneers The Pixies, the DVD Labor Day starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, new books from Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Earth Wind and Fire ... and more!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

El Nook April 23 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 23 - with the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a new thriller from David Baldacci, a memoir from Senator Elizabeth Warren, some cool Game Of Thrones stuff and more!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

El Nook April 16 Edition

Brent is back bringing the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 16 - Ice Cube and Kevin Hart join forces in the comedy "Ride Along," BBC's "Ripper Street" offers a second season on DVD, Aimee Mann of '80s pop group Til Tuesday returns with new duo The Both, Linda Ronstadt presents a career-spanning collection of duets, best-selling author Nora Roberts unfolds a mystery with "The Collector" and more!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

El Nook April 9 Edition

Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday April 9 - with new music from Who frontman Roger Daltrey and Lillith Fair alum Joan Osborne, DVDs including the second installment of The Hobbit and the latest entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise, and new books from KISS lead singer Paul Stanley, Laini Taylor and more!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

El Nook April Fool's Edition

This is no joke - Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting at 3 p.m. TODAY - with Hank Williams III's new "Ramblin Man" album, Cyndi Lauper's 30th anniversary edition of "She's So Unusual," the DVD release of "Anchorman 2" and Disney's "Pirate Fairy," new books by Lemony Snicket, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

El Nook Ash Wednesday Edition

Happy Ash Wednesday! To celebrate, Brent brings the best in new releases to KBTV FOX 4's Southeast Texas Live starting today at 3 p.m. - with new DVDs including "12 Years A Slave" and "The Time Of The Doctor" - new CDs from Pharrell Williams and Junkie XL - and new books from Chelsea Handler, Star Wars, The Walking Dead and Son Of God!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Because of racism some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole

Because of racism, some people will call themselves "Cajun" when they are actually Creole. "Cajunism operates on a Canadian French identity; many Louisianians who have no Canadian ancestry will dig hard to find one to validate their CajunitĂ©, too. When the genealogy proves unsuccessful, they parade around claiming to be “culturally” Cajun, anything to avoid being Creole. In their minds, Canada and France are where Whites live and come from, which makes Cajun an implicitly white ethno-racial identity." "That leaves the remaining “Francophones” in Louisiana to continue identifying as Creoles (or, French Creoles, Spanish Creoles, or Black Creoles), making Creole, therefore, an explicitly black/mixed/other ethnic identity. Still, some Whites, in disgust, will whisper to you: "We used to call ourselves Creoles before this Cajun stuff” - or “They call themselves Cajuns, but they're all Creoles." - Christophe Landry http://christophelandry.com/2011/07/19/cajun-or-creole-whats-in-a-name/