I once saw a bumper sticker that read “Rape a Gay Whale for Jesus.” Assuming that the driver was not a homophobic bible boy who likes to diddle blowholes, it was possibly the most brilliant protest ever forced upon my eyeballs. I wish I had a massive oak tag shouting that catch phrase with me earlier this afternoon.
Facebook and Google are expanding their services into music sharing, sampling, and downloading, the New York Times reported yesterday.
will be announcing their new music offering next Wednesday, but the
word on the street is that once a user searches for information on a
band, album or song(s), an option to play a 30-second sample, or in
some cases the whole song, will appear.
right’s delight, there’s been no shortage of knocks on President Obama’s “cult
of personality” lately — from being rebuffed by
the IOC to being mocked
by SNL. That’s to say nothing of the Nobel prize pretty much no one thinks he deserves.And now
there’s this: that hugely iconic red and blue image of Obama — a bit of
hope-imbued agitprop by street artist Shepard Fairey which, at least until the
official one is commissioned, is effectively the unofficial non-photographic
White House portrait — is now the subject of heated legal proceedings.
I doubt there have been many
articles about Harland Williams that don’t mention his roles in Half Baked,
Dumb and Dumber, and There’s Something About Mary in the first paragraph…and I see no reason to break that tradition. The Canadian-born comic and character adds unique flavor to
his various creative endeavors, and those happen to be his biggest
It's not uncommon for movies about Boston to open windows onto this city's foul underbelly. That said; while there is no doubt a rich history of organized crime here, the majority of real-life perps are into much more mundane hustles, like scalping Red Sox tickets.
In his feature-length passion project Scalpers - which premieres this Wednesday on Lansdowne Street (info below) - Boston-born actor Jay Giannone (Three Kings, "Entourage," Gone Baby Gone) marries his experiences from growing up bad in Beantown with behind-the-scene lessons learned from working in Los Angeles.
There are some lawmakers who just really get "it" and that makes me smile. Rep. Fortney Stark (D-CA) gets "it." "It" is not about politics, "it" is about having a nation that is actually functional and cares about its citizens. Sounds hokey? Well, fuck, I guess I am.
If you heard this act's name on its own, no matter what your "family belief system" is based upon, you would agree with the message: Every Child Deserves a Family.
A little GOP laugh for you all (until Apple hits these guys with a cease-and-desist, anyway):
As seen here. (Thanks, Krpata).
Okay - between our Back Talk Q&A and this blog post - we've been a bit David Cross crazy for the past few weeks. Who can blame us? The guy's a genius, and a funny one at that. And it seems we're not the only fans; David's Boston date sold so quickly that the Comedy Connection had to add a second show, and Cross himself decided to tape his new special during both of them.
In their defense, I have a tough time saying Kupfermühle, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and Weißenfels.
Never mind Schwäbisch Gmünd or Tauberbischofsheim.
Listen to this instead. (Alternate use: scaring kids away on Halloween.)
Maybe it's cause I grew up in Rome and actually got to go on cool archaeology digs in high school, or maybe it's cause I thought Indiana Jones was pretty hot for an old guy as a youngster, either way archaeology has always fascinated me. Today there is enough in the news to fascinate anyone!
First off, the missing link between birds and reptiles has been found today (well, the finding was published today), or at least that's what researchers in the UK are claiming.
Only one thing pulled me out of my depressed post-holiday mud-bath this morning: Neal Gabler's poignant Boston Globe op-ed about how this truly is a nation full of overgrown children. The premise - that there's nothing lamer than the old "America is the best country on the planet" line - is hardly new, as comics and contrarians have been stating the obvious for years (Chris Rock's opponent in Head of State said it best: "God bless America, and no place else").
Oof, tough luck, Modernista -- getting dumped by Cadillac
must hurt like hell. While you're wallowing in post-breakup misery,
ruminating on the fickle nature of the ad biz, perhaps this 1966 speech
by voice artist extraordinaire Mel Blanc,
entitled "Mel Blanc Takes A Humorous Look At Commercials: Past, Present
and Future (Who The Hell Is Mel Blanc?)," will cheer you up.
This season's "Writers & Readers" series has promised and delivered some heavy-hitters to both the basement of the Brookline Booksmith and its larger, glitzier counterpart, the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tucked in a calendar of events among household names like Nick Hornby, Jonathan Safran Foer, and John Irving is Lorrie Moore,
a Midwestern gem known across a growing number of literary
circles, primarily for her short stories.