Monthly Archives: January 2008

Tom Hanks Is Lying to You

Tom Hanks Is Lying to You

When somebody gets hit in the nuts in a baseball movie, it is customary to laugh. When the plucky underdog wins in a baseball movie, it is customary to cry. Back in my days as a Real World, Non-Movie Little … Continued

I bear the weapon Excalibur!

I bear the weapon Excalibur!

I just got through watching John Boorman’s 1981 film Excalibur (thank you Netflix). What a weird-ass movie. Not least because you get to see young Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Patrick Stewart (already bald), Gabriel Byrne, and Ciaran Hinds, most of … Continued

Soulja Boy Up In This Blog

Soulja Boy Up In This Blog

I know that I missed the time when it was socially relevant to talk about Crank Dat by about three months, but whatever. It’s the internet. And I think that the song deserves some digging-into. First, a little refresher course: … Continued

Everything’s coming up Milhouse!

“If you don’t want to exercise too much,” asks Dr. Morten Gronbaek, epidemiologist with Denmark’s National Institute of Public Health, “can you trade it for one to two drinks per day and be fine?” A study Gronbaek and colleagues just … Continued

The Two Faces of Sly

The Two Faces of Sly

This week, I’ve delved into the True Meaning of Rambo in preparation for his (brief) return from irrelevance. Today, I’ll close the series out with a quick look at two great characters Mr. Stallone originated — one has his own … Continued

There Will Be Radiohead

There Will Be Radiohead

So let’s talk about the music. As you probably know, the score is by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood (the musical equivalent of stunt casting) and it’s gotten a lot of press for that reason alone. But Greenwood has serious chops … Continued