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Balko on the Dobler Effect

I generally love Radley Balko’s blogging, but this post leaves me with mixed feelings. He links to a Washington Post article about Lloyd Dobler, the John Cusack character in the movie Say Anything, a movie I really liked and recently watched again on TV. But then Balko writes: Stuever looks at the continuing Lloyd Dobler…

Funniest Picture Ever?

Forget the caricatures of Muhammed – this is offensive:

James Taylor Honored

Oh, how I wish I could have been in LA last night to see James Taylor honored by MusiCares. Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Paul Simon and many others told stories about him and sang his songs in a show that I hope will be televised at some point, or perhaps released on DVD. I…

Punchline

I watched part of the movie Punchline last night. I don’t know if anyone remembers this movie. I’m guessing Tom Hanks wishes no one does, as it’s one of the few really bad movies of his career. It’s a movie about stand up comedy that doesn’t have a single funny line in it. And it’s…

Word Up, K-Fed

If you haven’t heard the little snippet of Keven Federline’s attempt to rap that has leaked out on to the internet, you have to find it. It’s brutally bad. Don Knotts would have more street cred as a rapper. Federline, better known as Mr. Britney Spears, is shaping up to be a major embarrassment and…

Stephen Baldwin Loses His Mind

Stephen Baldwin, who owns the apparent distinction of being the dumbest of the Baldwin brothers (and imagine the competition for that designation), has now become a born again Christian and is showing his faith by harrassing the crap out of people going in and out of an adult book store. Never mind that what they’re…

The Aristocrats

Okay, I finally got to see the movie The Aristocats, a documentary about perhaps the most famous – and filthiest – joke ever told. First of all, I picked the wrong day to watch it. I have a terrible cold today and it’s not very pleasant to be laughing that hard while coughing up chunks…

Watching Mel Gibson Movies

Several people have responded to my post about Mel Gibson by saying that they’ll never see his movies again. I have to confess to being baffled by that. I don’t get it when those on the right do it and I don’t get it when the left does it either. When those on the right…

Radley Balko Gets Gifts

Turns out I’m not the only blogger to get cool gifts from readers. Radley Balko (who works at the Cato Institute, coincidentally in line with the last post) is thanking some of his readers for sending him a couple of cool CDs and it includes one of my favorite groups, the Freddy Jones Band. They’re…

UK Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

Last night they showed the induction ceremony for the UK Music Hall of Fame on VH1. I didn’t see the first part of the show, only the last part where they inducted Pink Floyd, but that was well worth it. Pete Townsend did the induction, which is appropriate given his friendship with the band and…