Conan O'Brien, who has been keeping busy via Twitter and a live show since getting relieved of duty at his former job, will be returning to television this Fall. We all expected that much. But while most people were thinking he'd head over to Fox, O'Brien will instead do his new show on TBS. George Lopez is happily moving to midnight to accommodate him.
Ugh, bread is such a drag. So bland and... un-meaty. But fret not, gluttonous lovers of fried chicken, greasy bacon, and all things gooey and processed. While Jamie Oliver may be starting a "Food Revolution" and Michelle Obama is leading efforts to fight childhood obesity, the fine folks at KFC don't think our country is obese enough
In 1925, H.L. Mencken delivered a furious torrent of nad-kicks to the "Babbits" of Tennessee with his coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial. Less than a year later, on April 5, 1926, he came to Boston for another battle of absurdity: the Hatrack incident, which led to him being arrested by the Boston vice squad for selling obscene literature.
About an hour ago, a brushfire hit the Fens. Phoenix correspondent P. Nick Curran was on the scene to capture the blaze in progress, as it threatened to rage right across the river. (From the video:"My arm hair is literally burning off right now.")
Not quite the flame tornado you see in the video, but still pretty intense:
And so the Red Sox beat the Yankees last night. How odd that after an offseason that prompted debates among some fans over whether or not the Red Sox would have enough offense they score nine runs, and after all of the excitement over the run-preventing prowess of new acquisitions Mike Cameron, Adrian Beltre, and Marco Scutaro they allow seven runs.
We all know how Twitter works, right? It's the real-time web: if you go to search.twitter.com and type in "Nick Jonas," you're going to find out what Nick and his legions are doing RIGHT NOW.
But two weeks ago, Twitter announced that it would soon begin returning "most popular" results -- a huge shift in what we think of the site's primary mission.
Our annual list of the world's 100 UNSEXIEST MEN, which began back in 2006 as a parody of those glossy mags who do annual "Sexiest Women" issues, continues to get covered by actual news outlets as if it's real news -- an irony which amuses us no end.
Glamour Puss Burlesque
We're sorry. We dunked you in an Unsexy tank of ugly and despicable, then left you to drown. You'll have GLENN BECK's mug in your head all weekend.
Unless, that is, you heed our advice and traipse on down to see our friends at the GREAT BURLESQUE EXPO, who have got the cure for Unsexy.
In our tribute to the Red Sox this season, we give you Brave Play, a fictional graphic novel set in 1948 about baseball. But this comic is just a little off the beaten path from most baseball strips -- what do you expect from us? You won't find discussion of stats and reliving of great plays made in years passed here; instead you'll find a historical world where supernatural conspiracy rules the outcome of games.
Our fanboyism on ATUL GAWANDE is well-established: we think he should be surgeon general. Brilliant medical writer. Brilliant medical thinker. One of the very few essential voices to emerge out of the bar-brawl of the health-care debate. Local guy. Knows what it's like for someone to yell "FUCK YOU" at him in the middle of a reading