Twenty years ago, I wrote a comedy in which a scientist accidentally kills God and feels really terrible about it. Meanwhile, his former lab assistant goes on to fame and fortune by inventing something called "Franch" — a salad dressing that's half-French, half-ranch. I confess, I was cannibalizing an idea from an old script…but since it's clearly never going to be made into a movie, I figured "what the hell?"
6. Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp (Parks and Recreation)
A three-clip franken-scene featuring two separate callbacks to season one.
5. Shawarma (The Avengers)
Chris Hemsworth ate one pita sandwich each take and grew sick.
4. Hot Dogs (Conan)
3. Potato Skins and Nachos (Delocated)
A four-clip franken-scene.
2. Pizza (Sleepwalk With Me)
The pizza pillow was made by Roberta's in Brooklyn.
1. Fried Chicken (Killer Joe)
This whole list was conceived as an excuse to share this scene so…buen provecho.
Pitchfork and The A.V. Club publish separate year-end lists for metal albums.
Why don't metal albums merit main list consideration? Are they not albums? If you prick them, do they not bleed? Someone who thinks metal is dumb might see a metal album on an "albums of the year" list, listen to it, and dig it.
I know, I know, most staff members probably don't listen to metal.
The world awakens one day to discover that all guns on Earth have disappeared – has this premise been dramatized?
"Why are you shouting?"
I hear that regularly.
A: Because you were shouting. Am I supposed to just let you shout at me? Because, fuck that.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. But also…do unto others what they did unto you.
Saturday night, I saw a queue outside a Foot Locker for raffle tickets to be distributed Sunday afternoon for the opportunity to buy special Air Jordans this weekend.
Experiment: Special Air Jordans that are only available at opening day midnight screenings of Star Wars: Episode VII.
The 12-episode first season of UNITED STATES OF BACON premieres Sunday, December 30. Each episode features chef Todd Fisher as he road trips to cities across America in search of bacon creations. [source]
This $15 concoction is created first by steeping grilled cheese sandwiches in vodka for a day.
I just finished reading The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall. I accidentally downloaded it while trying to spare myself from lugging a 1000-page hardcover novel around New York City.
As I am considerably more knowledgeable about television now than at age 15, I'm tempted to revisit You Don't Know Jack: Television, the expansion pack that stumped me most, see if I can finally conquer it like I did You Don't Know Jack: Movies and You Don't Know Jack: Sports.
Has MythBusters tested whether it really matters if your seat back is in its upright position during take-off and landing – whether stewards are rightfully scrupulous over seemingly negligible degrees of recline (in coach, at least)?
Has anyone written a paper on the psychology of one-ply toilet paper? You buy it because it's cheaper than two-ply toilet paper, despite knowing that it's flimsy, and that because it's flimsy, you (slash people) will end up using more of it, basically DIY-ing two-ply toilet paper. How much money does the world actually save each year buying one-ply toilet paper instead of two-ply?
I see Salvation Army bell ringers and think, Idea: An electronic bell. It looks like a bell, it sounds like a bell, but you don't have to physically ring it. Just switch it on.
Idea: Reality Family Feud. For example: Shahs on Sunset vs. Duck Dynasty.
Are Family Feud hosts required to embrace contestants with their right arm when revealing Fast Money results? It looks so awkward. I would opt out of playing Fast Money just to avoid said embrace.
Alas, UC diplomas will still feature the classic logo.
How much do you think USA Today paid for its logo to be re-designed into a large blue dot? More than anything, it looks like a waste of space on the front page.
Adam Robot: yes, modernizations are always shit, but you're seeing them after the fact Adam Robot: it seems SO simple Adam Robot: but there's a fuck ton of work that goes into that Adam Robot: a hospital here paid like $150,000 for their update – and it's crap Adam Robot: it's just how it goes Jon: So it's like The Wire…