Category Archives: Entertainment

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

More at the NY Times.

Sob stories of the rich & famous

From the NY Times: Movie stars, who not so long ago vied to make $20 million or even $25 million a picture, have seen their upfront salaries shrink in the last several years as DVD sales fell, star-driven vehicles stumbled at the box office and studios grew increasingly tightfisted. How bad is it? Pretty bad. […]

Great thinkers, Vol. 1: Lewis Black on legalizing weed

The truth about Obama via SNL

Obama just hasn’t delivered on any of his big promises. Sure, a lot of it has to do with a feckless Congress that’s ground to halt. However, that doesn’t explain why Obama isn’t making a strong case for the policies he so eloquently championed during the election. Why can’t he get down to some “community […]

Free Polanski?

A few days ago I questioned whether or not our resources should have been spent finding a way to capture Roman Polanski for a rape he committed 30 years ago, considering the victim had forgiven him. I just think there may be other crimes more worthy of our attention. With that said, there are good […]

Funnest teacher ever to be fired

Set to Pearl Jam’s single, “The Fixer” from their new album Backspacer.

WTF Kanye?

Seriously? I’m not a Taylor Swift fan or anything, but that interrupting her speech like that was just rude. If it had been a dude Kanye interrupted instead of Micro Machine sized Taylor Swift, he probably would have been clocked… and would have deserved it too.

Album Only songs = musical extortion

Jay-Z has been in the news lately because of his new album which came out yesterday. Because I’m a sucker, the media blitz convinced me to run out and buy the album (which gets a thumbs up from me) along with some other Jay-Z tracks I don’t yet have in my collection. One song I […]

The Military & Hollywood

From David Bordwell’s excellent film blog, Observations on film art and Film Art, came this semi-recent article discussing the close relationship of the US military and Hollywood. It basically sums up the win-win situation for both: Hollywood gets to use expensive equipment and well-trained crews (soldiers) for their productions and the military gets a say in how their […]

5 worst hit songs ever

Yglesias thinks LFO’s “Summer Girls” is worthy of a Justice Department investigation for being so damn bad. I suppose if our government is going to look into every NFL and MLB scandal, we might as well keep a vigilant eye on the music industry. To save the Justice Department some time in researching the offenders, […]