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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

may 31
2005

fictional swearing

WORDS

Awesome: List of fictional curse words.

Common Errors in English.

McSweeney's: Pickup Lines: The First Drafts.

Random House: Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers Contest.

ONLINE

Best CNN.com homepage ever.

Best TV promo ever.

First indication [?] of who's behind Blogebrity.

I haven't been following Podcasting on this site, but I found it odd that TV Guide is now podcasting.

MUSIC

That immensely annoying frog song is at the top of the British charts.

Kaleefa Sanneh sings the praises of the new White Stripes.

New releases today: A Bjork remix and covers album, a new Oasis (which is getting a surprising amount of attention), and a new Smog.

New Yorker: The Record Effect.

In Spin, Chuck dissects music genres. "IDM: This is an acronym for 'Intelligent Dance Music.' Really. No, really. I'm serious. This is what they call it. Really."

Nerve.com: Sex Advice from Accordion Players.

TV

The first and second seasons of Moonlighting came out on DVD today.

TVsquad interviews Kendra from The Apprentice, who will be heading down to Palm Beach to oversee construction of a new Trump mansion, and according to this Palm Beach Post story, taking a salary cut.

FILM

New Wallace & Gromit trailer.

A lucious six-flick Steve McQueen box set came out today. Makes me want to watch Bullitt right now.

Oliver Stone Arrested on Drug, DUI Charges.

MEDIA

Are you reading NYT's series on Class? Here's a fun interactive graphic showing how much class you have.

Kurt Andersen thinks Radar looks just a wee bit like another magazine from the '80s.

BOOKS

Bookforum: Pynchon From A to V.

NYT Styles this week looks at the glut of sex-themed books, which I won't say a thing about because I know at least two girls writing these.

I don't know if anyone is reading Umberto Eco's new book, but here's a profile of him in the Telegraph.

Orson Scott Card Has Always Been an Asshat.

6 comments

lol that TV ad cant be real

posted by Pudie at 9:26 PM on May 30, 2005

ha! u called the mcqueen box set lucious!! like it was a choclate covered strawberry. wouldn't "badass" a better word there!

posted by eag at 4:09 PM on May 31, 2005

I am still geeking on that Pynchon article. Remember when he did a voice/face on the Simpsons.. when Marge wanted to become a novelist? Good stuff. Of course he sounded halfway retarded, but so don't we all.

posted by jd at 11:25 PM on June 1, 2005

Not that I'm saying I sound retarded.

posted by jd at 11:34 PM on June 1, 2005

Nic Harcourt's playing the original "Supercalifrag...." on MBE. Coincidence?

posted by Dave at 1:38 PM on June 3, 2005

posted by Anonymous at 7:14 AM on June 17, 2005




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