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 +7Posted on Jul 29th, 2013 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Elizabethtown (Redux) (101 comments)

Also, if they’re meeting each other halfway and the total one-way trip is an hour and a half, then Drew IS 45 minutes from where their meeting point would be (Bowling Green?).

Anyway, this makes me sad.

 0Posted on Aug 15th, 2012 | re: David Rakoff (11 comments)

Oh gosh– the book tour video? So much recognition… not about a book tour, but about that type of person. I know that person, and he/she can be so weirdly magnetic! It’s messed up! Then the disbelief mixed with the accommodating impulse. Thank you for capturing that so well.

Anyway, I really liked it.

 0Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E04: Mr. Hat's Got His Hat On Again (162 comments)

Interesting. I was kind of bummed by the watch thing because, even though I totally CALLED IT last week with the ticking sound in Walt’s living room, I thought it’d manifest as an actual plot point and not some lame ham-fisted college-freshman symbolic bullshit. But maybe it will come to something after all?

 +5Posted on Jul 31st, 2012 | re: Breaking Bad S05E03: Don't Fly Too Close To The JERK! (54 comments)

SONIC FORESHADOWING, you guys!!! I can’t stop listening for it. At some point in the middle of last season there was a scene where Walt gets out of his car and the open-car-door dinging sound is REALLY loud. Like, unusually loud. In fact, I don’t think I’d ever heard that sound when Walt got out of his car, and I said to my husband, “That dinging is important. That definitely means something.” And he thought I was full of shit. He laughed at me! But sure enough, the dinging TOTALLY FORESHADOWED Hector ringing the bell right before the bomb went off!

OK, that said, in this episode I heard a distinct and heretofore-unnoticed ticking (of a clock I guess?) when Walt and Marie were talking in the living room. (I was listening with headphones, so maybe that made it unusually distinct, but still…) It could just mean Walt’s time is running out (which we kind of knew already) but maybe it means something more? Also, I feel like the Scarface allusion is too ham-handed to be significant. The devil is in the details, muthafuckas!

 +18Posted on Jan 31st, 2012 | re: Kate Hudson Spotted With The New Mr. Cool Disguise (130 comments)

Actresses have bad taste in bands to be band-girlfriends with.

 +2Posted on Dec 28th, 2011 | re: Favorite Movies Of 2011 (144 comments)

I feel very conflicted about the fact that Rex Reed is the one critic who hated Tree of Life as much as I did. You see, in the beginning there was a big bang, and then cellular life emerged and then the dinosaurs were wiped out and then human life evolved and then Rex Reed and I were in disharmony throughout most of our lives but then came together in peace and reconciliation on a windswept beach, and one of us may or may not have been a ghost or something.

 +3Posted on Sep 19th, 2011 | re: The Videogum Movie Club: Drive (64 comments)

“Good job, Albert Brooks” is kind of my motto.

 0Posted on Sep 7th, 2011 | re: Oh No! Regis Philbin Is Leaving Live! On November 18th! (34 comments)

Wait, do some people actually not like Regis Philbin? I’m being serious.

 +5Posted on Aug 15th, 2011 | re: That's Your Uniqlo Model: David Karp (51 comments)

Yeah, and I don’t think most people’s idea of a “world-ending disaster that wrenches your stomach” includes David Karp messing up some html.

 +1Posted on Aug 11th, 2011 | re: Other Reasons Why AMC Fired Frank Darabont, Maybe, Who Knows (35 comments)

The alien/impersonator theory is really the only one that passes the Occam’s razor test.

 +6Posted on Jun 27th, 2011 | re: Rosario Dawson Likes Planking, Whatever That Is (37 comments)

“I’d like to plank Rosario’s Dawson!” See? It’s easy!

 +11Posted on Jun 13th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Nell (106 comments)

I feel like it’s a good idea to be able to recognize what a gun is so you don’t try to grab one out of a policeman’s holster or ignore someone who’s trying to rob you. And Hershey bars are just tasty, so that’s a good thing to know about too.

 +4Posted on Jun 9th, 2011 | re: Bicyclist Gets A Ticket, Makes A Silly Video (73 comments)

A few months back I was pulling out of the driveway and it was getting dark and a group of those bicyclists that are just slathered in spandex and weird logos rode by, and one of them yelled out “Turn your lights on, idiot!” I hated all bicyclists everywhere that day.

I love this for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve nominated “Deconstructing Harry” for the Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time. Second, I’ve nominated Osama bin Laden for the Hunt for the Worst Human of All Time (After Hitler).

 +13Posted on Apr 11th, 2011 | re: Saturday Night Live: Helen Mirren And The Foo Fighters (66 comments)

Did I ever tell you guys about the time I met Helen Mirren and her T-shirt was inside out? True story. It’s just a very good anecdote.

 +9Posted on Mar 17th, 2011 | re: happynomoreyoupleasethanks (50 comments)

Clearly, Josh Radnor is the Zach Braff of our generation.

 +1Posted on Mar 11th, 2011 | re: The Japanese Tsunami OR: Pets Taking Naps (69 comments)

I have to admit I came here just to see how Gabe would incorporate the tsunami news. And I have to say…I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your blog work there, Gabe.

 0Posted on Feb 23rd, 2011 | re: This Is Just A Good Interview With J. Mascis (54 comments)

That woman is my mother-in-law. Not really…but also kind of really?

 0Posted on Feb 6th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: August Rush (181 comments)

Whoops, I mean

 0Posted on Feb 6th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: August Rush (181 comments)

 0Posted on Feb 6th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: August Rush (181 comments)

Well, Roger Ebert liked it.

 +18Posted on Jan 17th, 2011 | re: Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow And Cee-Lo Green (61 comments)

I didn’t think it was the best episode of the season, but Gwyneth was clearly not terrible in it. She didn’t rely on cue cards, she was funny in the Secret Word sketch, and she carried the weakest sketches better than a lot of guest stars. None of that takes away from her being the worst, you understand.

Remember when John McCain said “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” right before the economy tanked, and then tried to tell us that “fundamentals” actually referred to American workers? This is worse than that.

I’m just curious, which people on the left are you referring to? I mean besides Gabrielle Giffords, if it’s even fair to say she’s on the left.

 +15Posted on Jan 10th, 2011 | re: The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Now With Improved Mythology (113 comments)

The Prometheus analogy also kinda falls apart because he was eventually rescued by Hercules. And I don’t see a Hercules in your future, Gabe.