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- Tuffles, the original pimpster
- Cleaning the pipes
- Rox sound bytes
- NBC Late Night for people who read or don’t live in America
- Din’s cats revolt
- Doctor Who vs. The Tonight Show
- Al Franken and why he’s a Senator
- The power of the Ginger
- The Barbie Report
- “Welcome to feminism, Ken.”
- Leigh’s aunting skills
Pop culture news you can actually use. Or if not use, then at least read without feeling like you just lost five minutes of your life. Because those five minutes…they do add up.The Supreme Court, because it didn’t have anything else better to do, has ordered a federal appeals court to take another look at the thrown-out $550K fine against CBS for the 2004 Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.
Let me repeat that in simple terms: in the midst of an international recession and a flu hysteria pandemic, the U.S. government wants to re-open a case about a tit appearing on national television…five years ago. Dear rest of the world: please mock us for this. Because, honestly, we deserve it. What the fuck. Source.Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is coming out July 28th. It’s big. Twenty-five DVDs or Twenty Blu-Rays. You can pre-order the DVD version here or the Blu-Ray version here.
The good news is that Top Gear is coming. The bad news is that Top Gear is coming.
Rather than do something sensible and import the series as-is with some re-recorded new material (like that nefarious Derren Brown-type person) but the same hosts, they’re going to try and do an American version. Which has been a successful ploy for The Office and… um… hmm. Oh well. Just The Office. Oh sure, there were others, but I think you have to go back to Sanford and Son to find another. And yes, I’m excluding game shows from that snide remark.
Anyway, here’s what they have to say for themselves:
“Since its revival over five years ago, the UK show has been a phenomenal success. The bar has been set so high, that replicating it will be the challenge — one we truly relish,” said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President Content and Production for BBC Worldwide Americas. “Casting is well underway and we are confident that Americans will fall in love with the attitude and irreverent spirit of ‘Top Gear.'”
Americans already have. That’s why the guys’ ill-fated trip through Alabama went viral and everybody over here talks about it. But it’s those guys in the picture that really make it work.
When we were hoping the strike would force the networks to import some quality TV from Britain, this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. Anyway, full press release after the break. Read it and weep.
Well, it’s official–barring any last second deals, the Writers Guild of America is set to walk out on their jobs today.
The top concern this go round seems to revolve around the writers seeking higher royalties for DVD sales and receiving any payment at all for internet streaming of their material.
But you really don’t care about the plight of the writers, do you? After all, should the strike go long enough–most of the writing staffs of both Lost and Heroes could simply go back to writing comics.
And really, being paid for written material on the internet? That’s just ridiculous.
What you really want to know about the impending strike is how your precious television serials and movies will be affected by all this work stopping action. Well, the answer is: depends on who you ask, and depends and what you watch.
That’s right–fresh off the Giant-Sized Annual, it’s another podcast, performed entirely during one of my NyQuil-induced blackouts! Hu-freaking-zaah!
That pic over there, incidentally, is when Ken and I decided to light a signed Venture Bros. poster on fire at the Gonzo Film Fest. We figured whoever could put it out the fastest could go home with it. Ah, man. Good times. Good times.
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