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Who Wants Ice Man?

Man discovered by apes When I think of the 1990s, it’s the Ice Man I remember. He was found in 1991, in an Austrian glacier melting from global warming. At first the authorities took him for a murder victim (it…

Posted on: August 21st, 2008 | Comments (1)

If you haven’t seen Tropic Thunder yet, go now. There are scenes in it so hilarious the whole audience goes into laugh-convulsions for minutes at a time, and you’re only going to participate in that “maybe-humanity-isn’t-so-bad-it-does-comedy” phenomenon about a dozen…

Posted on: August 15th, 2008 | Leave Comment

FILM REVIEW: OUT OF THE CLOSET WITH PINEAPPLE EXPRESS

I wish I knew how to quit you I admit I enjoyed Pineapple Express more than I expected. Turns out it’s much more wholesome than Knocked Up and Superbad and other Judd Apatow Factory products, because Apatow & Co. have…

Posted on: August 8th, 2008 | Leave Comment

The Bruce Ivins Memorial Poetry Nook

It is clear by now that Bruce Ivins did indeed send those anthrax spores. The most damning evidence, in the view of the bovine chorus, is the fact that he wrote poetry. A sample of the poetical works of the…

Posted on: August 7th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Previews—I love ‘em, don’t you? Occasionally you’ll meet someone who doesn’t, who regards them as speed-bumps on the way to the main feature, the best time to buy popcorn or check their stocks or something. They’re to be avoided, those…

Posted on: August 1st, 2008 | Leave Comment

Photo Rant: The Coppolas; Or, A Nice Landscape Spoiled

She’ll never get the grass stains out of those shorts You remember those old kid-game cartoons telling you there are 22 things wrong with this picture and you have to circle them all? Like, say it’s a picture of undersea…

Posted on: July 25th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Page will be a bare naked lady in jail for sure. There was some wonderful news last week: Steven Page, lovable lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, was arrested for cocaine possession. If Barenaked Ladies, BNL to their fans, were…

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008 | Leave Comment