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 +3Posted on Jan 18th, 2013 | re: Uh, Let's Listen To Bukowski Talk About His Worst Hangover (23 comments)


 +14Posted on Jan 7th, 2013 | re: What We Talk About When We Talk About Downton Abbey (38 comments)

Julian Fellowes’ America: Where ANY dinner jacket will do.

 +25Posted on Jun 4th, 2012 | re: Mad Men: Everybody Hurts (186 comments)

I know it wasn’t ultimately Lane’s first choice as a suicide method to hang himself, but that felt very public and personal in ways that the Jaguar method didn’t. The failed first attempt seemed to play out partially for sardonic laffs but also for the ways that it emphasized the emptiness of what all of them had just forfeited for the sake of Jaguar (a theme driven home by Don’s speeches throughout the episode). Hanging himself in the office ensured that those he was closest with would find him there and be forced to look at him, remove him, smell him (a really distressing detail…Joan’s face when she can’t open the door, but she sniffs the air…). Going out this way was, to my eyes, one of the most active, intentional, and fraught things Lane has done in the last few seasons, which were generally marked by his passivity.

 +10Posted on May 31st, 2012 | re: Well, This Story About The Kid From Small Wonder Is A Goddamned Bummer (29 comments)

As someone for whom Small Wonder is her avatar, this story hits me especially hard. But as Tiffany MIchelle Brissette once said, “Less is more,” and by those standards, homeless Jerry Supiran is truly blessed.

 +10Posted on May 21st, 2012 | re: Mad Men: Oh Right, Advertising (59 comments)

And more importantly, why did Harry have to remove his glasses for it?

 +6Posted on Apr 30th, 2012 | re: Mad Men: Joan Isn't Just Like Everybody Else (62 comments)

If a Glen catch a Sally comin’ through the Rye….I don’t want to know the rest.

Cue the Fox News story condemning inter-species relationships.

 +1Posted on Feb 9th, 2012 | re: Top Chef S09E13: Welcome Back, Beverly (21 comments)

“I’ve prepared a Crisco-fried Crispo”–Ed

 +22Posted on Jan 31st, 2012 | re: Kate Hudson Spotted With The New Mr. Cool Disguise (130 comments)

Kate is fittingly dressed as a bag lady, so I guess this makes sense.

 +16Posted on Jan 24th, 2012 | re: The 2012 Academy Awards Nominees (128 comments)

“…Plus, the sci-tech Oscars really are the most relevant…”–Andy Serkis, at a nomination-watching breakfast in his apartment

 +22Posted on Jan 24th, 2012 | re: The 2012 Academy Awards Nominees (128 comments)

Seriously, Oscars. We need to talk about Tilda.

 +9Posted on Jan 19th, 2012 | re: Top Chef S09E10: Charlize Theron (27 comments)

“I took the challenge really literally, so I’ve prepared a plate of poached dwarf turds with just a hint of a dead girl’s nail clippings”–Grayson

 +6Posted on Jan 9th, 2012 | re: Separated At Birth: Michael Cera And Hitler's Mom? (34 comments)

Diablo Cody’s script for Juno 2 is headed toward a really dark place…

 +5Posted on Jan 5th, 2012 | re: Top Chef S09E08: This Is The Barbecue Pits (43 comments)

Regarding #2, I wondered if it had to do with his somewhat sullied reputation as a patent troll. I thought his name sounded familiar (and not from a culinary context) and remembered that This American Life had done an entire show on what a horrible nightmare this guy has been for patent development and innovation. I’m assuming he’s patented everything in his cookbook, so sorry, chefs, ya’ll about to get sued.

 +9Posted on Jan 5th, 2012 | re: Top Chef S09E08: This Is The Barbecue Pits (43 comments)

Chris’ art is from the renowned 8th Grade Boys’ Bathroom Stall School.

 +19Posted on Dec 19th, 2011 | re: Just FYI: Suri Cruise Has A $130,000 Christmas List (19 comments)

In related Christmas list news, my 8-year-old niece placed “100 Slim Jims” at the top of her list this year.

 +8Posted on Dec 15th, 2011 | re: Top Chef S09E06: "Game Over" (Boo!) (17 comments)

Keep those puns coming, producers. Here’s mine: “Heather, you should be rendered unconscious. “

 +3Posted on Dec 15th, 2011 | re: Top Chef S09E06: "Game Over" (Boo!) (17 comments)

I think you mean Dakota from Clarissa Explains it All.

 +4Posted on Dec 8th, 2011 | re: Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Ms. Cool Disguise (25 comments)

Glad to see a woman finally sneaking past the glass ceiling

Now instead of marrying Liv Tyler in LOTR he can screw Liv Tyler in Empire Records.

I can relate to this guy on so many levels, but mostly on the level of having that Bad Boys sweatshirt in 1989.

 0Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 | re: The Andy Serkis Oscar Campaign Is A Bit Much (34 comments)

This is one of the easier of the “spot the difference” picture games

 +7Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: Insane Clown Posse's "It's All Over" Video, Just In Time For 2012 (42 comments)

I’m raising a glass of Red Pop to the Gratiot shout out! Unfortunately, the apocalypse hit the D about 40 years ago and we’ve just been waiting for everyone to catch up…

 +23Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: FOX News Finally Takes On The "Communist" Muppets (75 comments)

Muppets Occupy Manhattan

 +11Posted on Dec 5th, 2011 | re: Anybody Have Theater Class Notes For Chet Haze's Final Paper? (56 comments)

You’re absolutely right. I got my Ph.D. in Gump studies from the University of Phoenix. Hopefully Chet will catch that in the final edit.