Yes, Auto-Tune the News can be very
funny. Baby Lil’ Wayne
is amusing, if also creepy. The “I Am
T-Pain” iPhone app is probably worth three bucks if you’re into that sort
of thing.But let’s
just say that Jay-Z
isn’t the only one who’s getting pretty sick of the Auto-Tune phenomenon.That said: good gravy is this clip amazing.
This Baseball Prospectus
piece by Joe Sheehan comes at a convenient time:I feel like
I write more about umpires than many people do, and it’s because I feel
strongly that what happens on the field isn’t subject to interpretation. If a
player’s foot hits a base before a glove with a ball in it touches that player,
that player is entitled to the base, he’s safe, and that doesn’t change because
some middle-management functionary says otherwise.
What's wrong with this picture? Give up? It's of a concert at the Wilbur Theatre (home of Boston's Comedy Connection), and nobody is drinking. They're just sitting there, either bored and sober or catatonic on account of how many painkillers they chewed beforehand to compromise for the lack of liquor license.
2009 Ig Nobel Prize, designed and hand-built by Eric Workman
Mere days after the strange and terrifying and groin-grabbingly excellent Ig Nobel awards ceremony, we have received a distressing update: some nefarious Enemy of Fun has swiped an Ig Nobel! The Improbable Research folks posted this Tuesday:
NASA is trying to beat the Moon's ass. At around 4:30 PT, NASA will propell a rocket into the South Pole of the Moon, and then turn around and slam the satellite into the poor celestial being again (the rocket is attached to the satellite but will detach right before impact for the satellite to collect data and then run into the moon some more).
In our Back Talk with David Cross this week, we went as far as to call him the "contemporary king of alt-humor." And while that remains true today, it turns out that there is yet another flattering title that can be attributed to the sketch genius: comic soothsayer.
When news turned up on Huff Post yesterday that the United States is planning a unilateral intergalactic onslaught, we thought it was a joke being played by diehard Cross fans.
wickedly funny prank call (MP3) from the great Earles and
Jensen, some hapless sap at the Sun Studios tour is subjected to the
caustic diva-ism of one “Christopher fucking Cross” — Jensen, actually — whose
ire is unleashed after he learns that the place won’t stay open to accommodate
his after-hours visit.
Says so right here.
"The LCROSS (Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite) mission will send a missile traveling at twice the speed of a bullet to blast a hole in the lunar surface near the moon's South pole.
Scientists expect the impact of the Centaur rocket to be powerful
enough to eject a huge plume of debris from the moon.
I know it's a little foofoo and some of the dishes are really meant for the culinary wizards of the country (hence the name I guess), but I'm seriously sad to hear about Gourmet magazine's demise. :(
Today, Conde Nast, parent-company of The New Yorker, Wired and a ton of other pubs, announced they are closing Gourmet along with three other publications -- Cookie, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride (but keeping their Brides magazine open -- serously people? Three bride mags and you never thought it was a bit much?).
If you ever happen to find yourself in England and you run into a
neurotic middle-aged Londoner, a kid who asks strings of naive
questions, and a music nerd who defines himself by his favorite band,
then you’ve probably stumbled into a Nick Hornby novel.Anyone who’s cracked the spine of High Fidelity or About a Boy won’t be surprised that Hornby’s new book Juliet, Naked
contains his signature set of lovable, music-obsessed neurotics, as
well as liberal dollops of his wry humor.
Artist Pamela Reynolds at the South End Open Studios 2009
Oddness abounds here: In front of me, a Sherlock Holmes-style Victorian
gentleman's top hat is disintegrating into a cacophony of dashes and
white birds; nearby, a pop icon weeps tears of cadmium-red oil paint,
presumably because the word "sin" is emblazoned over her chest.
Elsewhere, I find a flock of gauze and feather hats more suited to The Great Gatsby than the 21st century. So begins open-studio season in the South End.
Read on for a full recap of the 2009 South End Open Studios, plus a roundup of upcoming open studios in Boston.
SLIDESHOW: From Rod Stewart to DJ Axel Foley: A selection of the photography of Charles Daniels
One night the MC5 showed up at the old Boston Tea Party, the legendary concert venue that hosted, among others, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, and pretty much every major band of the era. On this particular night, the MC5 showed up in the company of a radical NYC group called the East Side Motherfuckers, who were prepared to incite a riot.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) delivered a stunning blow to Chicago this afternoon in Copenhagen, Denmark, when, in voting to determine which of four world-class cities would get to host the 2016 Olympic Games, Chicago -- one of the inside favorites to win -- was knocked out in the first round.
Just after 7 oclock tonight, Live Nation issued a tersely-worded, no-further-details statement confirming that the Kanye West/Lady Gaga "Fame Kills" tour has been cancelled. Like everyone else, we went straight to Kanye's blog to get the scoop, and he did not disappoint. If recent posts are any indication, here's why the shit fell apart, in Kanye's own words.