The Dead Writers blend is now available in a perfume/cologne oil. This blend evokes the feeling of sitting in an old library chair paging through yellowed copies of Hemingway, Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, Poe, and more. The Dead Writers blend makes you want to put on a kettle of black tea and curl up with your favorite book.
This listing is for a 15ml roll on bottle of Dead Writers Perfume/Cologne Oil. Because I use a high concentration of essential oils, my oils last for up to 8 hours. This bottle contains black tea, vetiver, clove, musk, vanilla, heliotrope, and tobacco. It can be worn by either sex.
Plus one that was canceled before the first episode finished airing!
EDITED BY LB TO ADD: TURN-ON, which was canceled in mid-appearance in 1969 must hold the record for shortest-lived series. Being an alte cocker, I was privileged to actually have seen the episode, and all I can say is I’ve seen worse – much worse – debuts for shows that went on for years. (In fact, some of my own shows come to mind.)
by Stacy Lambe
1. 1000 Ways To Lie (2010)
The show was a satire of another Spike series, 1000 Ways To Die. The network filmed 13 episodes but scrapped it after the premiere bombed.
2. Anchorwoman (2007)
The show starred Lauren Jones, a former The Price Is Right showcase model, as an aspiring news anchor in Tyler, Texas. FOX canceled the show after debuting two back-to-back episodes.
3. Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos (1992)
The America’s Funniest Home Videos spin-off is most famous for being yanked from the air during its premiere. It was that bad.
4. Babylon Fields (2007)
The dark comedy was about zombies who were just trying to pick up where their lives left off. Amber Tamblyn starred in this show, which was ahead of its time. CBS declined to pick up the show after it saw the pilot.
5. Battletoads (1992)
The Teenage Mutant Ninjas rival was never picked for a full season.
6. Beware Of Dog (2002)
The Look Who’s Talking-inspired show was narrated by a puppy just adopted by a new family. The program was the first (short-lived) sitcom for Animal Planet.
7. Co-Ed Fever (1979)
The CBS sitcom attempted to capture the success of Animal House but failed to attract viewers. Even though it only aired one episode, TV Guide named it one of the ’50 Worst Shows Of All Time.’
8. Comedians Unleashed (2002)
Animal Planet attempted to get in the comedy game with a stand-up comedy show focused on animal jokes.
9. Dot Comedy (2000)
The original Tosh.0 or Web Soup never made it past the pilot. America just wasn’t ready for a Internet clip show.
10. Emily’s Reasons Why Not (2006)
The ABC series centered on Heather Graham’s character who was a self-help book author who strikes out when it comes to love. Yeah, no.
The word from Nikke Fink is that COMMUNITY is promising an all-puppet episode in its entirely justified attempt to climb out of the ratings cellar. The idea is to use puppet versions of all the main characters plus a cameo from the real, non-puppet Jason Alexander.
We think this is a wonderful idea and might even tune in to see how it shapes up. Why do we say “might?” Well, it’s the, you know, Jason Alexander thing. Does anybody really want to see him, live or puppet-like, on their TV screen? Dead, OTOH.
Hey, just trying to be open and honest here. Not wishing anything bad on anybody. But really, Jason Alexander? If ever there was proof that the new showrunners aren’t the right showrunners, isn’t this bit of casting it?
What we have up above is a shot from the unaired pilot for the BBC’s SHERLOCK, which is up and at ’em at UnknownArchiveTV a site chock full of arcane, wonderful, wacky, bizarre TV shows, none of which are available anywhere else – or so we’re told; we didn’t spend all weekend looking for everything elsewhere cuz we were, you know, on our days off.
Here’s how the UnknownArchive itself puts it:
The Unknown Archive is a group effort by various video enthusiasts who are attempting to salvage video from vanishing into history.
We think that this is the most awesome interweb gift to television fans in many a day and intend to spend the rest of our lives watching unaired pilots from SHERLOCK, THE TIME TUNNEL, THE SHADOW, THE MUNSTERS, THAT GIRL, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, DOLLHOUSE, and over 150 more, on and on and on.
Our suggestion: Hurry before the Evil Kingdoms of BigMedia Inc. force a massive takedown.