I've come to think of professional wrestling as largely a parody or satire of cheap machismo, self-consciously so to a significant extent. "Pencil Neck Geek" pretty well makes the point in just a few minutes, and in a considerably more artistically interesting manner.
"OK Computer" was the warning sign of things to come... "All Hail The Thief" arrives to tell us "I told you so."
Born this day, June 9, 1934, Jackie Wilson would be 69 today. He was the dancingest, singingest, soulfelest guy around.
Thoughts on Hairspray's big Tony sweep. . .
Have the forces of marketing worked their way into your favorite rapper's tunes?
Cole Porter was our #1 Hoosier hero for the Broadway era, an urbane and sophisticated songwriting master.
Depp really hasn't gotten quite the proper credit for the high quality of his work. He does alright, so I ain't crying for him, but he's one of the best actors of his generation.
Most significant to us cool people, birthday boy George Axelrod wrote the screenplay for The Manchurian Candidate.
Unfortunately, I currently do not have the wit nor the time to create a fake list of what they're reading and buying, however amusing that might be. But Amazon has the list of what books employees at the New York Times company are really buying. No. 5 is the keeper.
Matt Ruff's latest reads like he set out to go Motherless Brooklyn one better. Not only did he pick a more controversial and challenging mental disorder to write about, he wrote two such characters.
I don't understand why some people refuse to believe that Hillary and Bill Clinton may actually have a marriage, not an "arrangement."
Pete Petrisko gets off on Shawna Kenney's sex work memoir, I Was A Teenage Dominatrix.
The RIAA settled out of court for a measly $12K.
Thirty years ago today, June 9, 1973, Secretariat, the "horse of the century" won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
How I lost 30 pounds in 3 months.
Everyone wants to balance their life, but most don't make the effort to start from ground zero -- every day is either a day of success or a day of failure.