Is that Romney on this BYU fan's shirt? Dehance!
Romney: 1% Swag.
We have disabled the following material as a result of a third-party notification from Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. claiming that this material is infringing: Breakfasting Bad
I'll update it with clips from season five and re-upload it internally.
I don't fault Columbia for protecting its copyright, but I think old media needs to stop trafficking in absolutes. Supercuts are harmless to business.
Major League Baseball Advanced Media is notorious for restricting MLB-related video on the Internet to MLB.com — no YouTube, limited embedding — not the shrewdest policy for a sport that skews old and needs to grow young fans.
MLB treats online video like television programming when it should treat it like online video. On television, you want to attract eyeballs to one place. On the Internet, you want to attract eyeballs everywhere. No one who's not already interested in baseball is going to seek out highlights on MLB.com. Out of sight, out of mind.
17 percent have pretended to know what the cloud was during a first date.
Jon: Cherry Poppin' Daddies are billed as "Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees."
Rory: Everclear headlined this year's inductees. Club 33 it ain't.
Jon: Cherry Poppin' Daddies were inducted before Everclear? But Everclear has twice as many hits!
"I'm a huge, huge fan," says actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. After befriending Dan the Automator during filming for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Winstead was invited to sing on a track called "Look Across the Sky."
Jon: Why is Rashida Jones presenting at the Video Music Awards?
MTV: You know who should present? The stars of Celeste and Jesse Forever.
Halcyon Video Music Awards booking:
Coolio and Björk presented Best Dance Video
Grant Hill and Ricki Lake presented Best R&B Video
Fiona Apple and Chris Tucker introduced the International Viewer's Choice Awards winners
She originally wanted to use her knowledge of foreign languages to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Drug Enforcement Administration. [source]
Mike Huckabee might want to lay off the Chick-fil-A.
He's like a male Kirstie Alley.
Pro: Musical artists on limited tours usually play San Francisco in addition to Los Angeles.
Con: They usually play San Francisco on weeknights, because weekends are prioritized for Los Angeles.
I've waited 10 years to see Desaparecidos live. Stoked for tonight.
"Man and Wife, The Former (Financial Planning)"
"The Happiest Place on Earth"
"Mall of America"
"The Left Is Right"
"Survival of the Fittest/It's a Jungle Out There"
"Man and Wife, The Latter (Damaged Goods)"
"Hole in One"
Looks like they're playing Read Music/Speak Spanish in its entirety, four new songs, and a Clash cover.
Does a tumblelog of lousy/hideous band shirts exist?
Idea: A PTI for film and television.
True Life: I Write GameFAQS.
[2016 Obama's America]'s cume of $9.0M makes it the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary, besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed's $7.7M.
Exhibitors were reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips to the pic. [source]
Why would you trek to a cinema and spend money to see an anti-Obama documentary if you already dislike Obama? What does seeing it accomplish?
"We are supporting conservative filmmakers."
…who are swindling you!
You think busloads would arrive at theatres to see a pro-Romney documentary?
34. Pet Pig Farewell Tribute (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, S01E05)
The Newsroom, S01E09
WWE SmackDown, 08-24-12
From the network that brought you I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant:
Discovery Fit & Health introduces a new series, I WAS IMPALED Saturday, September 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.
Episodes include the following stories:
A french fry rips a man's esophagus, a gardener falls face first onto his pruning shears, a woman is impaled through her neck by a Christmas tree, a man nearly dies after being pumped full of enough air to blow up a thousand party balloons.
In the rest of the world, I Was Impaled will be titled Body Invaders.
I've been catching up on Degrassi. Wa wa wee wa!
Jon: Cover ideas for our year-end mixtape: A play on the cover of Hello Nasty with Adam Yauch lying alone in a coffin.
Rory: Too morbid.
Jon: A play on the Now That's What I Call Music! series – Apocalypse Now 12.
Jon: A play on the shawarma meal at the end of The Avengers. Replace the Avengers with Bane, Katniss Everdeen, Ted, et al.
Rory: Sounds like a lot of work to ask of Wilcox.
Jon: Oh! [redacted]
Malody is like an indie version of the hallway scene in Inception.
It will screen as part of Short Cuts Canada: Programme #1 at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
Meanwhile, in Short Cuts Canada: Programme #2:
In 1994, Langley, B.C. Grade 5 student Lewis Bennett got into a schoolyard fight that resulted in a stern warning from his principal. "Change your ways, or you'll end up in an Asian gang." Seventeen years later, Bennett (still Caucasian) revisits his past in this comedic documentary to determine if he took a wrong turn along the way.
Other TIFF highlights:
Aaaaand what sounds like Drive from the director of Blue Valentine:
Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider and habitual loner. After reuniting with his sometime girlfriend Romina, Luke discovers that he has fathered a son. Determined to meet his responsibility but unable to support a family, Luke opts to start robbing banks. On his getaway motorcycle, Luke is magnificent: skilled, daring, reckless and macho. But on one heist he draws the pursuit of rookie cop Avery. It proves a fateful confrontation.
Festival nerd talk: How did Fantastic Fast land the North American premiere of Holy Motors over TIFF and NYFF?
What if every superhero in the world had to give up what makes them special in order to save the world, and become their meek alter egos forever?
I just finished reading A Once Crowded Sky by Tom King, a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer slash intern at Marvel and DC. While its character origin stories are interesting, King's debut novel — like Watchmen, which it is indebted to — is not particularly enjoyable.
What should I read next?
Rory: The Fault in Our Stars.
Jon: I'm on a library wait list for that. 12 hold requests ahead of me.
Jon: "When an assassin guns down leading Heisman contender, Eliab McDermott, during the Iron Bowl game in Auburn, Alabama, a team of investigators, led by legendary Nashville PD detective Shot Glass Reynolds, sets out to crack the case."
Jon: Alas, no libraries in my area carry it.
Jon: This is fiction for young adults?
Shouldn't Green Day be birds?
Over the next five months, Green Day will release three albums – ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!.
BREAKING: ¡Tré! will be split into two albums.
Billie Joe Armstrong: The songs just kept coming. I'd go, "Maybe a double album? No, that's too much nowadays." Then more songs kept coming. And one day, I sprung it on the others: "Instead of Van Halen I, II and III, what if it's—
The Aeroplane Flies High?
I think of Green Day's discography as John Travolta's career:
Projecting: The Punisher » Be Cool » Wild Hogs.
Bradley Cooper in Hit and Run
He went to Jarret's Room.
Jeff Ross on The Burn
Rockin' the "Season Four Spinner" (when he resembles Paige's gay brother, pre-"What the Flock of Seagulls").
Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas
How to describe it… Eurotrash Ben Kingsley?
Taiwanese Little League players are so brown, they should represent "Filipino Taipei."
China won't let Taiwan call itself "Taiwan," but dominating at Little League is okay.
Taiwan and its former ruler Japan account for 94% of all Little League World Series teams from Asia since teams from Asia were allowed to participate in 1962.
I see B's son writing on their driveway with chalk.
He's drawing the structures of various alkanes.
"Is this what you did in Hawaii? Study organic chemistry?"
He begins second grade this week.
The third season of The Great Food Truck Race premiered on Sunday. Of the 14 episodes that have aired, eight were won by the Asian team/truck (each season features one).
An Asian team/truck has placed below second only once (Korilla's ignominious third-place elimination last season).
A USB symbol-shaped floater in my right eye has been irritating the feck out of me. I wish I could just rip it out, along with the solar lentigines on my left cheek and ear.
My body is a temple – the Water Temple in Ocarina of Time.
33. Train Robbery (Breaking Bad, S05E05)
Jesse Plemons kills is the new Sean Bean dies.