apr 21



The Onion A/V Club wishlists "war" on TiVo and records the results. Lots of Nickelodeon, ABC Family, and VH1.

Video: Jon Stewart's appearance on Oprah. Why the hell Cameron Diaz is sitting there is the biggest mystery since... since... since they gave Jimmy Kimmel a tv show. (Sorry, I know I can do better than that.)

Video of Ann Coulter getting freaky on FOX.


Here we are in 2005, and who could have guessed the words "the new film by Rob Zombie" would appear?

Those Taschen books are always so tempting, aren't they? Erotic Cinema. [Amazon link.]


You knew it was big news when you saw the 40-point hyperbolic headline on Drudge: GOOGLE KNOWS WHAT YOU SEARCHED LAST NIGHT.


Village Voice hangs out with the famous lit bloggers.


It's been a while since we've seen a Romenesko profile.


Slate recounts the Fiona Apple fiasco, addressing the obvious Wilco comparisons.


Many months ago, I was actually thinking the best localite to review the new Walker would be Peter Ritter. And there he is in CP today. He nicely conjures the Death Star, the Cheshire Cat, and an REI climbing wall to describe out new fave ediface. Hoorah, our first readable Walker review.


the ann coulter video is classic. side bets on who would win the boxing match?

posted by larry at 11:37 AM on April 21, 2005

Yeah - the Rob Zombie thing is crazy. I have no doubt he has it in him to produce a fantastic horror film although I'm not sure when that will be. Maybe this one, maybe in the future...

posted by tlinks at 2:09 PM on April 21, 2005

i lost my left testicle in a camp fire accident.

posted by oliver at 9:07 PM on April 21, 2005

Longtime listener, first time caller -- I'm kind of surprised that Coulter would have a "freak-out" at the hands of a known conservative chew-toy like Colmes. Eric Boehlert at Salon suggested that even most of the conservative media don't take Coulter seriously, but Hannity's failure to jump into the fray seems unbecoming (though his "reaction shot" is entertaining).

posted by dekadetia at 9:52 PM on April 21, 2005

thanks rex for doing this, from a long time reader/admirer .... loved the jon s link, great stuff.... but am really responding to the fiona morass. am probably high on the age demographic at 50, but was educated in the arts majoring in music .. and am liberal with the contemporary culture. when these recordings became available i downloaded and listened and .... well was under-whelmed. I think the marketing people were probably being polite. these are not, on my first hearing, worthy of her talents. if there are myiads waiting to buy, then, i guess I am just 'out-of-it' ...

posted by rmc at 3:33 AM on April 22, 2005

I mostly agree on the Fiona tapes. However, I have music critic friends (Matos, if you're listening, chime in) who insisted at SXSW that the Fiona songs were really great. I think the public is hungry for another Wilco scenario, because it makes them feel smarter than record label execs -- the only problem is that label exects know that and use it to their advantage.

posted by Rex at 12:52 PM on April 22, 2005

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