You curiously forgot George Ryan when discussing your “non-evil” Illinois...– My friend Mike, who is a managing editor at a newspaper and should therefore KNOW BETTER, responds to my claim that the only non-corrupt Illinois governors are from downstate. Only a Chicago idiot would claim that Kankakee is “downstate.” Chicagoans are so annoying. (Except for you,...
By Top Gun, an act of pure kitsch, Cruise was wholly unshadowed by Joel Goodsen,...– Stephen Metcalf has Tom Cruise down cold.
I can only remember bits and pieces of the game. I was psyched. I had a feeling...– Dock Ellis, the only pitcher in baseball history to throw a no-hitter while taking LSD, died this morning at the age of 63. I think someone tossing a no-hitter on acid is one of the 10 most amazing things that have ever happened in baseball, or on earth.
Did you guys realize that Requiem For A Dream is on Hulu? Sweet God. I mean, they stop this movie every 25 minutes FOR AN AD FOR J.C.PENNEY.
Great moments in verb selection.
katiebakes: “Published in 1972, when sex was still supposed to take place in the dark and under the sheets, the book thrust itself into public consciousness with all the subtlety of a gigolo at a convention of bishops.” I remember finding this book in my parents’ attic when I was about 12. So. Much. Hair.
Levi Johnston's Mother Hit With Drug Charges →
I’m suddenly imagining a far more entertaining remake of “Four Christmases.”
The NASD once had the reputation, deserved or not, of looking the other way on...– While reading Politico this morning, I thought I recognized the name of Mary Schapiro, the woman Obama is appointing to be head of the SEC. Then I remembered: I wrote a whole story about her four years ago, for Registered Rep., the financial services magazine that was my last job before Deadspin. I...
Inspired by a conversation with Jim Cooke I had at...
There’s an extra thrill that comes from loving a movie you thought you...– Honestly, out of nowhere, Dana Stevens has become perhaps the best film critic working right now. When’s the last time you saw a film critic admit they were wrong in the first paragraph? (And for the record, she was wrong.) I think she might be a great film critic because, unlike almost every...
Thanks everyone. Hope to get back soon. I’ll take a look at that list. As long...– Something about Axl Rose using emoticons makes me want to die.
Several sources described it as really weird. They got there sometime in the...– Dammit. I am no longer Hirshey’s favorite hot Jewish dirty-joke woman currently having sex with Jimmy Kimmel. (I hope I’m at least still in the top two.) Congratulations, David. David Hirshey Victorious As HarperCollins Beauty Contest For $2.5 Million Sarah Silverman Book Finally Ends |...
THERE IS ONLY ONE THING GOOD ABOUT„„„TOM COUGHLIN„, HE...– My magazine column this week was apparently syndicated by FoxSports.com. I know I’ve been a little spoiled by Deadspin, but good god, I had forgotten just how awful open-comment mass-market sites really were. My favorite is the “sexy mature baby boomer who love sports.”
That pack of Marlboro Reds he’s kept stashed under a bush in the Rose Garden,...– Slate begs America to let Obama smoke. THANK YOU.
Brother Tavis Abides
agallagher: NPR killed “News and Notes” and “Day to Day” today (both West Coast shows) instead of the hated Takeaway (Not an NPR show and not up for cancellation, except in my dreams). WNYC, my station, carried “News and Notes,” which was targeted to a black audience. Now Tavis Smiley stands nearly alone, and NPR gets even whiter.* Couldn’t they find someone else to get rid of, like the...
It’s clearer than ever to me that Obama and the Congress should give...– Hilzoy. This would be awfully entertaining.
I have decided that, when I have an extra ticket to a sporting event, I am not going to “scalp” it. I am now going to “Blago” it. I think it could catch on.
[As for Rick] Ankiel, he’s a free agent after next season. [Walt] Jocketty...– From St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Joe Strauss. Sorry to get all sporty on you here, but the farther this goes along, the more and more it looks like the Cardinals are going to trade Rick Ankiel. (I, uh, have a bit of a thing for Ankiel.) And good God: He might end up with the Yankees.
Q-Tip Joins Mark Cuban, Buzz Bissinger, Stuart... →
That Sound You Hear? Conan O'Brien Punching... →
There’s a wonderful book about her life I’d like to share with you....– From an email I just received from Hillary Clinton’s mom. You know, in retrospect, I’m pretty pissed at the publicity staff at HarperCollins for not coming up with the idea of having my mother email people telling them that if they buy God Save The Fan for $250, they could help pay off...
"Paul Rudd is a douchebag" →
katieschenk: nickdouglas: Jeff Rubin has invented a new Google game: Find famous people with no Google results for “___ is a douchebag.” Apparently you’ll find one or two for almost anyone (but not Paul Rudd, until Ricky Van Veen wrote about this phenomenon and Paul racked up 614 “Paul Rudd is a douchebag”s). Ellen Degeneres has one. So does Michael Cera. Jason Bateman too. But not Johnny...
Our New Shortstop: The KhalilBot 5000 →
Ghostbusters: The Video Game →
I hope nobody has any work for me to do in June 2009. Holy crapsters.
The Problem With New Yorkers: A Play in One...
allthecoolkids: I woke up this morning thinking I had some holiday function this evening. But when I looked at my calendar, the night was open. After a few moments trying to remember what engagement I had imagined/forgotten with no success, I got a phone call and an invite to go see Sarah Kane’s play “Blasted” tonight. And I spent a few seconds weighing whether I should forgo my imaginary plans...
For a site as notoriously humor-deficient as Slate, I do find these A Month In Two Minutes videos consistently amusing and well-done. Combined with Josh Levin’s psychotic and awesome investigation into Rick Reilly’s dental fetishes, they’re having a good week over there.
Ben Stein is only getting warmed up. He takes a field trip to visit one...– It’s hard to remember that Roger Ebert existed before the Web, isn’t it? Sometimes I think I want him to write everything, including menus, box scores and instruction manuals.
I’ve been quietly hoping that the documentary about Josh Harris’ old webcam house, We Live In Public, would be shelved before anyone ever had a chance to see it; I lived in that house for a week in February 2001, and I’ve always been vaguely concerned that the movie will show me showering. Alas, looks like Naked Leitch could be coming to a screen near you: It will be showing at...
The fans probably want to know only one thing: Why would anyone want to make any...– I am so seeing the Ryan Leaf movie now. [via San Diego Union Tribune]
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