Getting through the end of Winter is hard, so here are some things to warm you up until spring.

Monday Night Television


Forget Must-See Thursday. Monday is now the best night of TV with Chuck, Heroes, Medium, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, House, 24, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The Closer, Trust Me, Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover Girl Bar Refaeli


Leo DiCaprio’s chick raises the bar on her modeling career.

United States of Tara: Opening Titles


The opening titles for Showtimes new series deserve an Emmy themselves.

Westminster Dog Show

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Stump, a 10-year-old Sussex Spaniel, becomes the oldest winner. And floppy ears deserved it.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year


DVD
Disney DVD
In shops now

HSM Volume 3 has just landed on DVD so all the ankle-biters (and, quite possibly some grown-ups as well) can throw it into the player on an endless loop.  You can read JP’s review from the theatrical release here but if you’re a true fan of the franchise then you probably bought the disc at 9am the day it hit stores.  Added bonuses here include bloopers, dance tips from the cast and a few words on casting.  HSM4 is on its way, apparently.  Get ready to squeal!

Choke
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DVD
Fox Home Entertainment
In shops now

Katy from the JH staff was a real trooper and did the whole press junket scene to chat up the folks of “Choke” when it came out and now the DVD is out with all sorts of features. Among them: the gag reel (a must), five deleted scenes with commentary from Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell, a conversation with Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk and a featurette aptly titled, “My Name is Victor and I’m a Sex Addict.”
Nice.

SCAD Hong Kong
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http://www.scad.edu/hongkong/

Since JP, Patrick, Mandy and a few other JH’ers all went to Savannah College of Art and Design, we can’t help but be stoked about the new Hong Kong campus that was just announced.  It’ll be opening in Fall of 2010.  And we really hope they feel the need to invite some alumni bloggers to the new campus so we can impart our wisdom about watching DVDs and attending Comic-Con.  These are key skills, people.

Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England

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Yale University Press
In shops now

Long before the days of snarky cartoons in The New Yorker, the satirical renderings of seventeenth century England were all the rage. It’s an academic look at sassy cartoons beginning at the time of James I, but the images are certainly worth a look for all you comedic nerds out there.