Take me over and blow out my mind

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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.

Jerusalem Artichoke

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."

related: Dogfish Head's Deltron 3030-inspired ale

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

No Absolutes in Human Suffering

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.

08/25/12 | Seattle, WA | Showbox at the Market

"Greater Omaha"
"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)"

"Spanish Bombs"
"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.

We will spread, we will cover the earth, like air and water

[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?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

34. Pet Pig Farewell Tribute (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, S01E05)

Honourable Mention

Stray Observations

The Newsroom, S01E09

  • "They think I'm a small time troll." (The Newsroom, S01E09)
  • Parodies of David O. Russell and Sarah McLachlan's SPCA advert (Wilfred, S02E10)
  • Die Hard with a Vengeance parody (NTSF:SD:SUV, S02E03)

WWE SmackDown, 08-24-12


Trash the mobile home at the festival

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!

Swing Low Satellite, Hot White Chariot

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.
Rory: Eh…
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]
Rory: YES.

Coming Attractions

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:

Asian Gangs
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?

Apologize to Melo 5

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.

Rory: Money Is Thicker Than Blood: Murder in the SEC.

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."

Rory: Eh?

Jon: Alas, no libraries in my area carry it.

Rory: Forbidden.

Jon: This is fiction for young adults?

No Church in the Wild

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.

Goats go to hell

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.

Alamo Drafthouse is opening a cineplex in San Francisco's Mission District, while Mission Chinese Food is opening a restaurant in Oklahoma City.

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.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

33. Train Robbery (Breaking Bad, S05E05)

Jesse Plemons kills is the new Sean Bean dies.

Stray Observations

  • "There are two kinds of heist: Those where the guys get away with it, and those that leave witnesses." (Breaking Bad, S05E05)
  • "She is a bitch. B-I-C-T-H, and in that order." (Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, S01E09)
  • "Glad we're such a first-class organization." (Hard Knocks, S07E02)
  • "I will not live my life with some other face I do not recognize. I am not Mickey Rourke." (Bullet in the Face, S01E01)
  • "You know what I do when I'm feeling down? I get outside of myself and do some good in the world. Remember when I mauled that black teenager's face the other day? You think I did that because he had ice cream on his cheek? No. I did it because I hoped it would help him go on to be the next Seal." (Wilfred, S02E09)
  • "Answer me, or I will ferment beer and serve it in your asshole to war veterans." (Bullet in the Face, S01E03)
  • "Bearded Clam, 10-4. This is the Boston Strangler."
    "Wait, that's your handle?"
    "Well, it's a long story. Let's just say I lived in Boston in the '60s, and I'm smarter than the police." (Childrens Hospital, S04E02)
  • Guest stars: Noah on Suburgatory, Nick on New Girl, Brad on Happy Endings (NTSF:SD:SUV, S02E02)
  • "The question is: Is the enemy of your enemy your enemy, or is the enemy of your enemy your friend?"
    "I have two enemies, so is the enemy of my enemy my enemy, or is the enemy of my other enemy my enemy or friend?"
    "No. They could all be your enemies, giving you three enemies. "
    "Well, then I have four, because I don't trust Gunter."
    "Making the question whether the enemy of your enemy is your enemy or friend, followed by whether that enemy is the friend of your enemy or of the second enemy, and whether one or all three are enemies of Gunter, who is the enemy of both your enemies, but perhaps not of your third enemy, who could also be your friend." (Bullet in the Face, S01E05)