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And that was only one of the things about tonight’s show that was really uncomfortable.
hey diddy, it worked. i remember that you have a...
maura johnston: america
maura johnston: turn your television sets up
maura johnston: HOLY SHIT
Alex Pareene: AAAAAAHHH
maura johnston: JESUS CHRIST
maura johnston: what the fuck was that
maura johnston: omg
maura johnston: i feel weird
We were just talking about those American Apparel ads. They’re fucking gross,...– Amy Poehler The bummer aspect of this quote? It’s from 2006. Plus ça change… (via ljm / toocutebyhalf / camplittlewolf / sarahb)
Oversharing: It's everywhere! →
“Casual-dining chains are trying just about anything. They’re particularly eager to attract socially minded Millennials who are just as comfortable sharing a plate of food as they are sharing social media.”
The charismatic and complex singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig is set to unleash his...– I really need to find out how much money I’d need to raise for my rest-stop campaign to be a success. ($500k was a figure that I saw floated around, which, yiii. But it could be so much fun!)
sittin' next to vanna white →
The Lollapalooza site is going the “Wheel Of Fortune” route as far as revealing the festival’s 2010 lineup, and so far only an ‘o’ has been bought. (On credit?) Apparently the headliners are the Strokes, the Arcade Fire, Lady Gaga, Green Day, Soundgarden, and Phoenix. (Spoon would appear to be on the bill as well.)
What did you cut your cocaine with? Lighter fluid?– Once again, the commenters on my American Idol recap prove that they know the real me.
I get your points about Mamet’s screed fitting action-based TV shows better than character-driven ones, but I think that a lot of what he’s saying regarding hoary exposition still stands. (Remember that he’s replying in part to the demands of television executives, who as a rule never met a sledgehammered-home point that they didn’t like.) Talking is important, yes! Talking...
it all comes together
JT Ramsay: omg
JT Ramsay: the mets and emi both have ties to citigroup
JT Ramsay: someone needs to blame minaya for this
maura johnston: klajsfklasjf;asdf;sad
I feel like so much we read these days is opinionated that hardly anybody—...– Marc Hogan Saying that I 100% agree with this statement would probably be ironic, huh.
Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are...– LL Cool J, responding to yesterday’s news that he would be appearing on a show about “real American stories” hosted by Sarah Palin. (Sorry LL! You’re more selective than I thought.) The ad for the show is here. Surely the original interview has to be online somewhere?
"We just wanted to let our fans know that we had a... →
Hmmm. Meanwhile, Sweet 7 is currently being outsold by both Shock Value 2 and Kasabian in the UK. Somewhere, Mutya Buena is doing her best Nelson Muntz imitation into a mirror.
"IF THE SCENE BORES YOU WHEN YOU READ IT, REST... →
David Mamet’s screed against the Basil Expositions of the world, which he penned in 2005 to the writers of the now-canceled show The Unit.
Everything's topsy-turvy! Lee No. 2? Siobhan No.... →
Tonight’s ‘Idol’ recap.
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Related! (Sort of.) On the Mainstream Top 40 chart, at least 25 out of the top 30 songs have some sort of internal repetition in the first two minutes. A few are fleeting (Train’s “hey, hey, hey” on “Hey Soul Sister” or Daughtry’s “love ever after/after the life we once knew” on “Life After You”). Others, like Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” Iyaz’s “Replay” or David Guetta & Akon’s “Sexy...
thediscography: I have to wonder if the numbers bear him out here, though—VW’s, sure, but I don’t know about DPs. Hello! [Insert standard disclaimer about album sales being a weird indicator of anything these days, particularly when it comes to those records pitched toward the tech-happy, bandwidth-equipped “indie” sector, here] Bitte Orca’s last...
maura you are always my source for end-times urls– Jess, in response to my sending along the latest piece of proof that LL Cool J will really take any gig offered to him.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Lambchop...
And congratulations to Davis Salisbury, who won, and who has an awesome story! I am a big Kurt Wagner/Lambchop fan, so this is super-cool. My wife actually walked down the aisle to a song from “Nixon”, believe it or not. I got my best man, whom I played in several bands with, to sing it live along with a few other friends (who of course played the music). It’s funny how many...
I spent way too much time today trying to figure out where I knew this one woman who guested as Tony Hale’s estranged wife on last night’s Law & Order. Turns out I knew her face because she was one of the principal guests on my favorite episode ever of Criminal Intent*. WORLDS COLLAPSING ON THEMSELVES! By the way, last night’s episode was ripped from a lot of recent...
There is a certain irony to touting Rothbury's...
I know it’s about the environmental type of sustainability, but still.
Tiger Tape - “She Is Fiction” Wow! This is...
Madonna - Dress You Up I feel like we should all...
This "kids doing Scarface" thing has to be some... →
I mean that woman just started her YouTube account on Friday. Come on. POSSIBLE TIP-OFF THAT IT’S ALL A JOKE: Bartonville, Illinois, is the hometown of Jim “JI” Thome.
The longest heel turn ever continues. →
Reading that Tweet made me want to hear this song.
Combining the essences of different kinds of music used to be a stroke of...– Ben Ratliff.
The Five Best Passwords From That "Worst...
5. butthead 4. sticky 3. ou182 * 2. xxxxxx 1. rush2112 [ via ] * SIC!?!??!?!?!?!?!
How many times between now and late August does this whole Libertines-reunion thing fall apart? I say four.
ganzer: Wye Oak | Tiny Desk Concert @ NPR If you’d told me that Wye Oak was going to come to my office for a short concert, but wouldn’t play a single song from The Knot, I would have been at least a little disappointed. Whatever, complainer. Three new songs and “Regret” from If Children, which is about health care, who knew? Yaaaaayyyy
I would totally pitch in $5 toward the cause of... →
WHO’S WITH ME
"in a proper pasty, the filling ingredients must...
I’m already learning so much today!
lindsay lohan: a different kind of shoe bomber. →
“Paparazzi caught Lindsay Lohan leaving a friend’s house last night with white powder flying wildly out of her shoes.”
This stupid "Beyoncé's videos blocked by her...
And once again, I seriously wish that BoingBoing would shut the fuck up about the music business. Because they know NOTHING, except how to call the wahhhmbulance. The reason the Beyoncé videos from the BeyonceSME channel — which, it should be noted, are merely linked from youtube.com/user/beyonce under that channel’s “Favorites” list — are blocked in the States is...