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Saturday Morning – “Picture Pages” Saturday, March 31, 2007

Posted by Texas Gal in 80s, Saturday Morning, TexasGal.

I wanted a Mortimer Ichabod pen so bad when I was a little kid. I was convinced that if I had one, I could get on “Picture Pages” with Bill Cosby, and it would make that cool noise as I drew. Sadly, it was not to be. I’ll just have to console myself with clips of the show, and the memories of a Mortimer-less childhood. And let me also take this opportunity to say thank goodness for Captain Kangaroo and Nickelodeon (Pinwheel in particular)- where else could you see Chapi Chapo and Teeny Little Superguy and Picture Pages?

See four different clips, plus a bonus 80s commercial, after the jump…


Friday Afternoon Contest on Trivia – 3/30/07 Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by stopmikelupica in bringing the joy of trivia to the masses, FACT, SML, Stopmikelupica.

Today’s quiz was first suggested as a topic many eons ago, when the FACT was in its nascent stages, by the former legal intern. So, after more than 100 other quizzes, I’ve finally gotten around to doing a quiz on her suggested topic: “Assassinations”. Better late than never, right? Anyway, here are 25 questions on famous and not so famous assassinations. Good luck.

1)  Who lost the infamous Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel?


Video Vixen – “Jessie’s Girl” Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by Texas Gal in 80s, music video, TexasGal, Video Vixen.

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“Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield
circa 1981
from the album Working Class Dog

Oh, sexy, sexy Rick Springfield. With your sexy eyes and your sexy voice and your sexy soap star moves. Who knew you’d have morals? Your best friend is shacking up with a hot piece of ass, and you wanna hit that- but you’re not gonna, because he’s your homeboy. That’s mighty chivalrous of you, Rick. Sexy, sexy Ricky.

See the full video after the jump…


Some Scrubs News Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in 30 rock, boooo reruns, nbc, SA, Scrubs, singing?, That was easy, the office, TV shows, YouTube.

There was no show this week. Sorry. It’ll be back with the continuation of last week’s show next week. In the meantime, I have some timeslot information for you. Via TV Squad, Scrubs will be making some timeslot changes with 30 Rock in the coming weeks. First up is NBC’s SUPERSIZE NIGHT OF COMEDY, coming April 5. Scrubs will start at 9:15 PM instead of the usual 9:00 PM to make way for The Office’s 40 minute show that week. After that, starting April 12, the show will be moving to 9:30 PM, switching places with 30 Rock until its season finale April 26, at which point Scrubs will then move back to 9:00 PM with back-to-back episodes on May 3. Got it? Good, because someone is going to have to remind me of all this.

Now that you’ve got all the info and since there wasn’t even a repeat on, I’ll give you a Scrubs clip that I’m sure you’ll enjoy. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy musicals?

Ok, two clips. For my girl MC… (more…)

Survivor: I’m Rooting for The Shark Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by ladyandrea in Lady Andrea, reality TV, survivor.

Previously, Lisi was an exiled snot, Anthony was a whiner who probably is an okay dude in real life, and Rocky was an ASSHOLE who is probably an ASSHOLE in real life. (Isn’t that picture scary? It’s looking right at me! The big version of this picture turned out to fill my whole screen and it made me jump and let out an “eeep!” Go search “Great White Shark” at Yahoo Images, see for yourself. I’ll wait.)

We kick tonight off with Lisi returning from Exile Island. The “gentlemen” of Ravu talk about how she’s going to “love the attention.” You know, I love attention from guys as much as the next girl, but from this group of numbnuts? I don’t think so. One of them also comments that the attention comes from “5 guys with ears, not that we’re listening.” Right, women being so stupid and unruly and all. (more…)

MC Karl Rove Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by stopmikelupica in adorable animals.

Um, does this qualify as pop culture enough to justify a post? MC Karl Rove?

Thanks to UkraineNotWeak at Deadspin for the tip.

New Movie Releases – Weekend of 3/30/07 Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by Tuffy in movies, new releases, tuffy.

Meet the Old Robinsons

Meet the Robinsons

Starring: John Lasseter‘s ego, Steve Jobs’ buying power

Pitch: Tom Swift and his Atomic Pixar Killer!

Synopsis: A brilliant but socially inept boy inventor finds out about his family and himself through a series of wild and amusing adventures.

Target Market: Families and Pixar lovers everywhere

Why You Should See This Movie: This movie is the awkward culmination of years of corporate and creative battles between Disney and Pixar. Pixar repeatedly showed up its distributor, Disney, making each Pixar film a bigger hit than the previous while Disney flailed in traditional animation. Eventually, Disney fired all their traditional animators and declared computer animation the future just as computer animated films stopped being instant cash cows.

When the Pixar-Disney distribution deal finally came to a close, years of negotiations broke off and Steve Jobs, the man that purchased Pixar almost out of charity, shopped distribution until he got what he really wanted: Disney purchased Pixar and installed Jobs (now the largest individual owner of Disney stock) on the board of directors.

Immediately, John Lasseter (head of Pixar) became the head of Walt Disney Feature Animation and opened the hood on all WDFA projects. He declared Meet the Robinsons in need of a major overhaul and postponed the release by four months. (Then, just to make himself the popular kid in the office, he blew up American Dog and chased its director, Chris Sanders (Lilo and Stitch), out the door.)

Why should you see this movie? Haven’t you seen the cartoons? Catfighting is hilarious!

P.S. Just a reminder that nothing is so easy to label: Lasseter re-opened the traditional animation division and has started production on a new film.

Your Morning Rock – March 30th, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in Chicago!, jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.

So, our week of Chicago music is coming to a close. It’s been fun getting to know some of the best bands to come out of the Windy City. This week, we’re taking a break from Friday F**k Music to flesh out our week of Chicago music. I’ve saved one of my all time favorite’s for last. This song is still the jam. For serious.

She thinks she missed the train to Mars

The Office – Repeat Marathon! Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Baba Oje in 30 rock, Baba Oje, boooo reruns, the office.
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I hate what TV has come to. I miss the days when TV shows would run their seasons with maybe a week off here or there, but pretty much were intact. Now we get a few episodes in November, then a few in February, then maybe a couple more in July. When does this start happening to movies? The first half hour gets released in March, then the next two hours in mid-August. Anyway, NBC is running a comedy marathon tonight with 5 episodes of The Office running from 8-11pm eastern. Paul Lieberstein (Toby/co-exectutive producer/writer/Clarissa Explains it All alum) will be hosting. There will be a brief comedy intermission for an all new Andy Barker P.I., so you got that going for you.

For this week’s clip I bring you Jack Donaghy’s Words of Wisdom.

Special Note: The theme of The Office Marathon is “Human Resource Nightmares” and will feature Diversity Day, Healthcare, Sexual Harassment, The Injury and Gay Witch Hunt. Thanks to Seat42F: Too Much TV for the info.

Asian Youtube Idol – Oriental Eight Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Baba Oje in asians, Baba Oje, Half Japanese Girls, I need to stop drinking so much, Japanese girls without panties, korean pornography, mouth parties, objectivity is overrated, singing?, THIS AIN'T REALITY TV.
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Its been a long week, but Thursday is here and as we all know Thursday is almost Friday, so fuck it lets go drink and dick around at work/school/home all day tomorrow until its time to drink again. This week Thursday also means the end of Asian Youtube Idol’s Oriental Eight. Don’t worry though, sports fans, we’ll be back next week with the culmination of this fine series that started out with good intentions and turned into something quite different. The final matchup of this round is between fan favorites Little Pimp and William Hung 2.0 (f.k.a. Costume malfunction 3.0). When I say how high, you jump for the videos.* (more…)

Planet Earth: From Pole To Pole- Snow is cold Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by LenBiasCocaineSurplus in adorable animals, hentai tentacle porn, I don't get out much, Len Bias Cocaine Surplus, Reasons why I am single.
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Planet Earth was a BBC Mini-series documenting animals from around the world. Everything from an animal attack an animal to…. an animal attacking another animal. Discovery got the rights to it and hyped it by basically say it was the single most important event in the history of mankind. Something that needs to be documented in a blog.

Join me after the jump for my notes on episode 1. From Pole to Pole.


He’s got sexy ladies: Justin Timberlake with Pink, Wachovia Center, March 27 Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Clare in boy bands, Clare, Hot chicks, live music, the balls.

adulationImagine you’re Justin Timberlake. Imagine you’re extremely rich and have a hit record beloved by everyone from jaded hipsters to moms to frat boys to rock critics to teenyboppers to bloggers. You’re so good-looking, you proclaim you’ve single-handedly brought sexy back. And you’re allegedly doin’ it with Scarlett Johansson AND Jessica Biel ON A REGULAR BASIS.

So where do you go from being on top of the world? You pack your sexy up and take it on the road, bestowing sexy on one and all, like a super-hot Johnny Appleseed.


Your Morning Afternoon Rock – March 29th, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in Chicago!, jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.
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It was absolutely miserable here in Chicago yesterday. Dear Chicago, be a more gracious host and give me 65 degrees and sunny already. DO IT! But, if you get the chance, I recommend taking a cooking class at The Chopping Block. My group did it last night and it was a lot of fun. Plus, now I can make my own Tiramisu. Rexcellent! Let’s get to today’s Chicago musical tribute. You knew this one was coming.

Tell the barber, you’re sick of looking like an asshole

American Idol: Sligh and the Family Stone Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by ladyandrea in American Idol, Lady Andrea, reality TV.

We start out tonight’s blissfully only 30 minutes long Results Show with Ryan wearing a wig that is meant to look like Sanjaya’s pony-tail mohawk from last night. He claims he’s been “Sanjayaed.” That is so funny! These guys should write for SNL. Blah blah blah, recap of last night’s performances. You all know what went down. Sanjaya is horrible, but will never go home, so Haley and Chris S were the worst.


The Let’s Sell a Ford Commercial is a cowboy motif with everybody singing “I Fought the Law.” Chris Richardson is the Black Hat-Wearing Bad Cowboy and Jordin is the Sheriff. Unfortunately, they do not dress Lakisha up as Miss Kitty and make Sanjaya and Haley her girls. It’s kind of cute and Chris R is definitely cute, but let’s move on, shall we? (more…)

Traveling Exploits: Like a Limestone Cowboy Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Suss-- in suss, Suss Travels More Than You.

As most denizens of the Hoosier State are well aware, Southern Indiana is known for its vast deposits of sadness limestone. As I drove down I saw the limestone carved from the hills. And while the surroundings are rather beautiful, my hotel view ain’t. Neither is the hotel — just another Holiday Inn Express. You’d think they could just carve the entire hotel out of one piece of limestone. Not just walls and floors: phones, remote controls, room keys, everything. Well, except for toilet paper.


Great Movies You Might Have Missed: Topper Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Will Li in BowdenBowdenBowden, Elric, Great Movies You Might Have Missed, movies, no snark?, Reasons why I am single.

For my first “Great Movies You May Have Missed” review, I went overseas. But since I didn’t want to throw another subtitled film at our readers, I decided to go in another direction for my second review. Namely, back seven decades to 1937.


We all know Cary Grant for his refined personae with romanticized flaws (like grand larceny). It was a role he cultivated and perfected over several decades. But before his memorable work with Hitchcock (Notorious, North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief) and before his best known slapstick comedies (Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday), there was Topper, one of his slapstick comedies which is sadly overlooked today.

While it does not survive the test of time quite as well as Bringing Up Baby, Topper is nonetheless an entertaining movie that deserves a viewing, especially if one is a Cary Grant fan. And who isn’t?

Oh, Judy.


The LOST Review Haiku Thursday, March 29, 2007

Posted by Holly in "poetry", Holly/Magnolia, Lost.


Dear writers: Nikki
and Paolo weren’t in Season
One. Not buying it.

Asshat of the Week – March 28th, 2007 Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in Asshat of the Week, jerkwheat.

I really had no idea who to pick this week – but the answer spoke to me like a 900 foot Jesus. There was no other way to go but to follow the path that was put before me. When the choice is so obvious, you just sort of have to let it be. There will be no words after the jump. I don’t have the intellectual capacity to describe this. So, please, leave comments and say it better than I can. Hit the jump for the horrible image that will haunt me for the rest of my days.

Asian Youtube Idol – Oriental Eight Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Posted by Baba Oje in hentai tentacle porn.


We’re halfway done presenting our Oriental Eight and the contests are heating up.* Are you leading your pool and about ready to cash in, or is your bracket busted and now are just tuning in for some good old schadenfreude while your friends final four teams get knocked out one by one? Either way, Asian Youtube Idol is back this evening with (#3) Yao Ming Supergroup versus (#11) James Blunt. Need help voting? Video after the jump. (more…)

Tied to the 90s: 10 excellent 1990s songs from the distaff side of the aisle Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Posted by Yostal in 90s rock, DeadOn's Resident Pop Culture Historian, Gen X&Y, Reasons why I am single, rock & roll, Things too long to read, Tied to the 90s, Yostal.

Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

Today, I’ll be looking at 10 excellent 1990s songs from the distaff side of the aisle. Though I did not in any way intend it, I realized that my musical columns thus far have been somewhat lacking in music by the Ladies. (No, not the Ladies…, that’s different. But, like the ladies I’ll be discussing today, they are also wonderful.) So, with the help of three of my close friends (who also happen to be kick-ass researchers) the_bad_one, (my college pal and the founder of the Hoover Street Rag, of which I am a co-author), Ms. Prolix (indier than thou, but totally not condescending about it), and Stijl Council (the only reason I have any coolness in my musical taste), I began to compile a list of most excellent songs by ladies in the 1990s. The list was so long, this column will likely become a minimum two-parter, so if you don’t see it here, it may be coming in a future column. With all of that said, on to the list…