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June 2011

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 6 Promo — Is Kim in a Wind Tunnel?

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My favorite part of the promo for season 6 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is Kim Kardashian’s face during the end of the promo, which includes an open mouth while shaking her head to what I presume is a fan in the background. You’ll have to watch, because I simply cannot describe it properly.  As an aside, is nothing sacred? Judging from the clip below, Kris Humphries proposed to Kim on camera.  Have the Kardashians now converted some other innocent person to sell his soul for television? Watch the clip below.
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Tuesday

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May 2011

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The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger — Funniest Video I’ve Ever Seen

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There are simply no words to describe how much I laughed when I saw the honey badger video. My friend sent it to me while I was lamenting about a boy, and needless to say, it immediately changed my mood. I did some research on Randall the narrator, and I came across a hilarious interview with someone who is clearly not “Randall.” It’s all a mystery — and a great one. Click the link below to watch the video.

Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger

Tuesday

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May 2011

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Roger Ebert Still Hates ‘Thor’ — Won’t Apologize for Movie Review

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Leave it to Roger Ebert stand firm amidst harsh criticism. In a nutshell, Ebert hated Thor, and the Thor fans attacked him. Instead of apologizing or re-evaluating his review, Ebert explained his points, and as expected, I’m once again flooded with Roger Ebert love. I’ve posted some choice quotes from his non-apology below. Sit back and enjoy it, because no one can engage in a war of the words quite like Roger Ebert.

On Fan Hatred of his Review

After my “Thor” review hit the fan, I was pummeled by outraged comments. A large number cited factual inaccuracies and speculated that I had not seen the movie at all. Some stated that as a fact. One called for me to be fired. Of course I saw the movie. I haven’t spent 44 years at this to start making things up now. I might indeed question how many other movies some of my correspondents have seen, since they confused “Thor” with a good film.

On getting one of the robot’s name wrong in his review

With some films every frame seems to register. Others have a strange quality of slipping wraith-like through my mind without hitting any brain cells. If the robot was named the Destroyer, the best reason for my failure to recall its name was that I just didn’t give a damn.

On His Inaccuracies in describing the film’s plot

Obviously my mistake was to get into the plot at all. One of my weaknesses is to play with the logic of preposterous movies like this. I consider that an amusing exercise, to be read as entertainment and not taken so damned seriously.

On Thor Being a Bad Movie

Does it make a movie “good” because you “like” it? No, it doesn’t, and I have liked a lot of bad movies. It is helpful to separate one’s immediate amusement from more lasting standards. “Thor” is a minor superhero movie with a boring back story and an underwhelming weapon (his hammer).

Tuesday

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May 2011

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Rob Lowe & Bradley Cooper Insult Sarah Jessica Parker — Two Idiots

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When celebrities insult other celebrities, it either makes me extremely happy or extremely annoyed. If the subject of the insult is actually a jerk, I think it’s great to publicly expose bad behavior. But they better be a jerk. Rob Lowe and Bradley Cooper recently insulted Sarah Jessica Parker on ‘The Graham Norton Show,’ and after seeing their complaints, it occurred to me that Rob Lowe and Bradley Cooper are the jerks in the story. According to Lowe, Parker was pissed that Lowe got her eye color wrong in his new book and she told a third party who relayed the message. Cooper has a similar story. He appeared beside Parker in an episode of ‘Sex and the City,’ and Parker asked someone to tell Cooper not to stick his tongue in her mouth. Apparently, both these stories mean Sarah Jessica Parker is rude. Explain to me why it’s intrinsically rude to relay an awkward message through a third party. In fact, I often relay messages to third parties even when the subject himself is present. For example, I might turn to the person on my right and say, “isn’t this guy to my left super annoying?” Watch them discuss the story below.
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Tuesday

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May 2011

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dating Cheryl Burke — Huh?

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I’m constantly editing my celebrities-I’d-like-to-ba*g-list, and I often fantasize that at the right club in Los Angeles, I could possibly land some of these very attractive men. One of those contenders is the spicy hot Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who is so good-looking he actually hurts my eyes. As it turns out, I might be able to land him after all. Maksim was spotted making out with Cheryl Burke at a club, and though I think Cheryl Burke is a very beautiful woman — let’s just say we are of the same vain. I find their hookup especially curious, since Maksim went on record insulting Cheryl’s weight, and Cheryl fired back, saying that the pressure to be thin from her “colleagues” was hurtful. I guess he got over it — and so did she.

Saturday

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May 2011

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Dishmaster Vacation — Happy Memorial Day

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If you’re a regular reader, then I can only assume you’ll be devastated to find out that I’m taking a vacation for Memorial Day, and I will not be tending to the blog over the weekend. If you’re not a regular reader — then it’s time to become one! Enjoy the holiday. I know I will. See you next Tuesday (no pun intended).

Thursday

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May 2011

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Kevin Bacon Tells Howard Stern he Hates Weddings — Dreads Footloose Song

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Kevin Bacon had a very funny interview with Howard Stern today, where he disclosed his hatred for weddings, because the DJ always plays Footloose, followed by the entire wedding party’s expectation that Bacon dance to the song. As Bacon appropriately pointed out, weddings are supposed to be about the bride and groom, and not about the guy who starred in Footloose. I suppose I found this story particularly funny, because I can relate. Though I didn’t star in Footloose, I find myself avoiding Bar Mitzvahs for fear that the DJ will play YMCA, and I’ll break out into a cold sweat while remembering my Bar Mitzvah laden childhood. I’ve often approached the DJ at Bar Mitzvahs and said, “listen, I spent an entire year of my life hearing that horrible song every weekend, and I would appreciate you not playing it. I’m sure you can predict what happens next — he plays it.

Thursday

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May 2011

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Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a “Right Wing Slut” — She Deserves It

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Ed Schultz got himself in hot water for calling author Laura Ingraham a “right wing slut” after Ingraham attacked President Obama for drinking Guiness in Ireland on an official visit. Ingraham predictably jibed back, calling Schultz a misogynist, which ultimately forced Schultz to apologize for his “vile and inappropriate language.” For those who have forgotten, Laura Ingraham is the same asshole who called Meghan McCain a “useful idiot,” and later attacked her weight, calling her a “plus-sized model.” At the time, McCain took the high road, saying, “To all the curvy girls out there, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about your body. I love my curves and you should love yours too.” So in case Laura Ingraham is listening — you don’t get to arbitrarily attack another woman and then scream “misogyny” when someone attacks you. When you’re a jerk, I’m fine with just about any offensive term being thrown in your direction. That includes “slut.”

Thursday

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May 2011

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Beyonce v. Lorella Cuccarini — Inspiration or Ripping Off?

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My mother used to say that copying is the greatest form of flattery. Then I’d tell my mother she’s ridiculous. I’m not one of those people who enjoys when others copy my work. In fact, you probably don’t want to be on the other end of that accusation. It isn’t pretty. So when Beyonce was accused of copying Lorella Cuccarini’s 2010 performance during the Billboard Music Awards, she insisted that she was merely inspired by it, and didn’t directly copy it. Hey, at least she admitted to having seen the performance. Most artists would dismiss it as a strange coincidence. Lorella’s performance is so original, it’s only fair to say that Beyonce liked the idea and took it on as her own. So does it matter? If I were Lorella, it would infuriate me, especially since no credit was given to her idea during the performance. She only admitted to the similarity after the copy-cat accusations surfaced. Watch below and judge for yourself.
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Thursday

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May 2011

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