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Talking Funny

Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Louis CK and Jerry Seinfeld walk into a bar… Talking Funny – YouTube.

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The Onion at the Oscars

I haven’t watched an Oscar telecast in decades, but man would I watch the hell out of this. According to eyewitness accounts, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Howard Koch carried a large plastic tub filled with Academy Awards to the center of the stage halfway through the ceremony and wordlessly overturned the […]

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Robert Munsch

My mother was a senior kindergarten teacher for years, so when Robert Munsch showed up at her school unannounced one day, it was like meeting the Beatles.  It’s sad and ironic to know he has long battled depression and bipolarity – the amount of joy he’s put into the world means he’s due for some […]

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I’m a follower of Tween Hobo on Twitter. Read this and you’ll understand why you should be, too. Tween Hobo is it. Her work passes what we might call (after G.E. Lessing) the Laocoön test: it could only be a Twitter feed, not a book, not a video, not a stage show. It’s ephemeral, pop-culture-driven, […]

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So Long, Sam

Guitarist Randy Bachman said that he was always eager to visit the Yonge Street store. “Sam Sniderman was truly everyone’s friend,” he said in statement to CBC News.” As kids from Winnipeg all of us in The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive couldnt wait till our next Toronto visit and go to his store. It […]

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Nick Offerman at the AV Club

A really lovely interview with Nick Offerman, whose show I’ve yet to see but whose character has gone viral enough to recognise. He’s an interesting, thoughtful, genuine and unusual guy. I wish him all of the success in the world. The other reason I don’t worry is that I am the luckiest guy working in […]

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David Bowie’s Throbbing…

Nathan Rabin brings his usual panache to this review of a smutty book by David Bowie’s ex. Yet I had a hard time disliking David Bowie, let alone hating him. How could I? If anything, I came away with an even greater respect for the man and his music. It boggles the mind to think […]

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Jason Alexander’s Gun Rant

Jason Alexander wrote an editorial in the wake of the Aurora theatre massacre. Unfortunate pun aside, it’s pretty bang-on. Doubly so with yet another massacre occuring just a week later. Then there are the tweets from the extreme right – these are the folk who believe our government has been corrupted and stolen and that […]

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“Ron Perlman returns as Hellboy for awesome reason”

Wow, this is terrific. Ron Perlman has always come across as a big teddy bear, and acts like this prove my suspicions. Offering a surprisingly warm start to another week of cold show business news, Ron Perlman instantly became one of the nicest celebrities you know by agreeing to reprise his role as Hellboy—not for […]

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Ken Burns’ Effect

I find Ken Burns a little grating in interview – his style is very mannered and dramatic – but he’s perfect in this short, wherein the master of the longform biographic movie gets a short film treatment. Ken Burns on Why His Formula for a Great Story Is 1+1=3 – Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – […]

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