Old Jews Telling Jokes →
The title kind of says it all. (Via Scott)
The point may soon come when there are more people who want to write books than...– The Times, as usual, reporting on the developments of many years ago.
Poor parents of "Slumdog millionaire" stars say... →
Presented without commentary, as I think I might be a little bit biased. (From the Daily Telegraph)
More Slumdog Millionaire
From Slate: “Eager to crank up the zeitgeist-y significance, the marketing machine at Fox Searchlight, which ended up buying Slumdog, told New York magazine that ‘the film is Obama-like,’ for its ‘message of hope in the face of difficulty.’” This makes total sense. Because, as we all remember, Obama did in fact run on the platform of giving away...
How President Barack Obama's Book Was Rejected. →
I’m not sure how to feel about this. Because it’s either “A man who misses his publishing deadlines became president! I can, therefore, also miss my deadlines - and still become president!” Or: “Shit: our president totally misses deadlines. That can’t be good.” I think I’m leaning toward the former.
So, with this value system firmly in place, I contacted the organization I felt...– Natalie Dylan: Why I’m Selling My Virginity, or A Little Women’s Studies Can Be a Terrible Thing
It gets better: a Matt Houston fan site. →
“Watch and Download video clips of one of the most famous detective serial of its time Matt Houston. In the Videos, in this section you would see Matt involved in many seen filled with action and thrill.” If that weren’t enticement enough, the site banner is also pretty ace.
Op-Ed Contributor: Oaf of Office. →
So Steven Pinker has figured out that even grammar is cool these days - provided our new president’s involved. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go talk to my publisher to see if we can’t change my book’s title to Biting the Wax Obama.
Fun with Oxford Admissions Tests. →
No really: the language aptitude test on this page is genuinely entertaining.
The Official Blog of Chris Cooley: The Piss Man... →
A thoughtful discussion of piss tests, from Rob Lunn, a former defensive tackle for UConn, and Chris Cooley, Redskins tight end. In case the title doesn’t convince you, here’s some sample dialogue: Lunn: I won’t miss having another grown man admire my manhood as I force evacuate urine through ever reluctant bladder. Cooley: Good talk buddy. (Via Dylan. Is that weird?)
I mean, I wasn’t like, you know. I don’t know if there was - okay,...– Randy Jackson, confounding closed captions since 2002
Alright Tit →
You know those god-awful “Stand Up 2 Cancer Ads”? The ones with the beautifully lit celebrities and soundtrack that’s simultaneously inspiring and yet full of pathos? Which is to say the Nike ads that aren’t about Nike but are actually about cancer? Yeah, those. They’ve been running nearly constantly on TV lately, and they’re so smug and judgmental and glossy...
Well, this certainly doesn't bode well for... →
(Even though, like most things Fox says, this likely has zero relevance to the actual quality of the show.) (Also, does anyone actually watch Fringe? No? That’s what I thought.)
For those who wanna know, i am getting my doctorate in human resource...– the irrepressibly quotatious Shaquille O’Neal
"9:21: Simon Beaufoy wins Best Screenplay for... →
Ha! I knew someone other than Armond White agreed with me! (Which is a good thing, because you never really want to be alone in a critical club with Armond White.)
I am the face of post-racial America. Deal with it, Cate Blanchett.– Tracy Morgan, national treasure
"Jumby wants to be born now!" →
I cannot wait to see this movie.
… so I booked into a hotel and said to the receptionist, “I hope the...– Jokes My Father Sends Me
Well played, United States of Tara
Tara: I did not raise you to raise you to let boys who wear pigtails push you around!
Boy in Pigtails: These are Samurai Knots!
The Recently Deflowered Girl →
The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion (via Naomi)
Nikki Finke says Slumdog Millionaire is the... →
Of course it is. Sigh.