Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Welcome to Gacekblog 2017


Gacekblog is a supplementary resource for Mr. Gacek's classes. You will find links and posts related to Geography, Politics, Literature, Soccer, Popular Culture, Kombucha, and various things Mr. Gacek finds interesting.

Gacekblog is not a homework blog. Homework due dates for Mr. Gacek's classes can be found on TeacherEase.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Favorite Shows of All Time!!

1. The Wire (HBO) 2002-2008 (5 seasons)
2. Freaks and Geeks (NBC) 1999-2000 (1 season)
3. The Sopranos (HBO) 1999-2007 (6 seasons)
4. Twin Peaks (ABC) 1990-1991 (2 seasons)
5. My So-Called Life (ABC) 1994-1995 (1 season)
6. Mad Men (AMC) 2007-2015 (7 seasons)
7. Seinfeld (NBC) 1989-1998 (9 seasons)
8. Breaking Bad (AMC) 2008-2013 (5 seasons)
9. Louie (FOX) 2010-2015 (5 seasons)
10. Friday Night Lights (NBC) 2006-2011 (5 seasons)
11. Rectify (Sundance) 2013-2016 (4 seasons)
12. Lost (ABC) 2004-2010 (6 seasons)
13. The Simpsons (FOX) 1989-2017 (29 seasons)
14. Cheers (NBC) 1982-1993 (11 seasons)
15. The Office (BBC Two) (UK) 2001-2003 (2 seasons)
16. Parks and Recreation (NBC) 2009-2015 (7 seasons)
17. The Office (NBC) 2005-2013 (9 seasons)
18. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) 2000-2017 (9 seasons)
19. Master of None (Netflix) 2015-2017 (2 seasons)
20. NewsRadio (NBC) 1995-1999 (5 seasons)
22. The Cosby Show (NBC) 1984-1992 (8 seasons)
22. Undeclared (FOX) 2001-2002 (1 season)
23. Flight of the Conchords (HBO) 2007-2009 (2 seasons)
24. The IT Crowd (Channel 4) (UK) 2006-2010 (4 seasons)
25. Once & Again (ABC) 1999-2002 (3 seasons)
26. The Wonder Years (ABC) 1988-1993 (6 seasons)
27. Arrested Development (FOX) 2003-2006 (3 seasons)
28. True Detective (HBO) 2014 (Season 1 only)
29. Skins (E4) (UK) 2007-2008 (Seasons 1-2 only)
30. Fleabag (BBC Three) (UK) 2016 (1 season)
31. True Blood (HBO) 2008 (Season 1 only)
32. Detectorists (BBC Four) (UK) 2014-2015 (2 seasons)
33. Bored to Death (HBO) 2009-2011 (3 seasons)
34. Horace and Pete (Hulu) 2016 (1 season)
35. Party Down (Starz) 2009-2010 (2 seasons)
36. Terriers (FX) 2010 (1 season)
37. Entourage (HBO) 2004-2011 (8 seasons)
38. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (IFC) 2006-2007 (2 seasons)
39. One Mississippi (Amazon) 2015-17 (2 seasons)
40. The Mighty Boosh (BBC Three) (UK) 2004-2007 (3 seasons)
41. King of the Hill (FOX) 1997-2010 (13 seasons)
42. Girls (HBO) 2012-2017 (6 seasons)
43. Six Feet Under (HBO) 2001-2005 (5 seasons)
44. Enlightened (HBO) 2011-2013 (2 seasons)
45. Ed (NBC) 2000-2004 (4 seasons)
46. The Jinx (HBO) 2015 (1 season)
47. Love (Netflix) 2016-2017 (2 seasons)
48. Back (Channel 4) (UK) 2017 (1 season)
49. American High (PBS) 2001 (1 season)
50. Catastrophe (Channel 4) (UK) 2015-2017 (3 seasons)
51. Hung (HBO) 2009-2011 (3 seasons)
52. Family Tree (HBO) 2013 (1 season)
53. Summer Heights High (ABC) (AU) 2007 (1 season)

Currently watching: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Taxi, Moonlighting, Arrested Development, Fargo, Broad City, Orange is the New Black, Better Call Saul, Baskets, Veep, The Americans, Transparent, Casual, Kimmy Schmidt, Silicon Valley, The Mindy Project, The Good Place, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Please Like Me, Better Things, Horace and Pete.

Watchlist: The Leftovers, Hannibal, Deadwood, Sports Night, Brooklyn Bridge, Frank's Place, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Halt & Catch Fire, The Deuce.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

World Religions Map


Follow this Link. Zoom in with '+' and '-' icons. Toggle between religions by clicking on 'MENU' in upper right corner.

Source: PBS

College Mascot Family Tree


Click this Link. Left-click image to zoom in. Use scroll-bars at bottom and right of image to move across the chart.

Source: Deadspin

Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Gambia

President Barrow, left, was seen off at Dakar airport by President Sall of Senegal (Getty Images)
You can read about Presdent Adama Barrow's return to The Gambia and see footage of his arrival on this BBC News page.


Friday, January 27, 2017

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index


The Economist magazine from the United Kingdom updated their Democracy Index of the world's governments. Follow this link to visit their interactive map.