Holy Hologram, Batman!
In his LA Times "Book Review" critique of two new books on the subject of billboard advertising, Dan Neil painted a Philip K. Dickish picture of roadside … [Read more...]
Do You Haiku?
The Showbiz Moms & Dads messageboard over at TelevisionWithoutPity.com is still yakking it up. And we're still lapping it up. And they're keeping track of us. Recently, there was … [Read more...]
Suite Smell of Success
Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous
Madge-ical Mystery Tour
Madonna's second night of Re-invention in Los Angeles was cancelled due to a queasy feeling. Hers, not the fans'. Fenton Bailey attended the next night and he takes over the reins here with his take on the show. [Read more...]
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Kids Send in the Darnedest Things
More jokes and riddles from "The Kids' Reading Room" section of the LA Times. What is faster--heat or cold? Heat, because you can catch cold. (Albert, 11) What did the pig say when he burned his skin? I need some oinkment. (Alissa, 10) How do you let the cat out of the … [Read more...]
From Blahnik to Blah
This morning, insane comic Bobcat Goldthwait was in the KROQ studio chatting with Kevin and Bean. The conversation turned to the subject of the FCC's strict obscenity guidelines imposed on radio and television since Janet Jackson exposed her breast at the Super Bowl. Bobcat … [Read more...]
Ironic Website Game
The only element missing from this clever nighttime game is "guy holding hipster bingo card." … [Read more...]
To Your Death!
Algonquin round table regular Dorothy Parker was an infamous suicide attempter. She tried her hand at wrist-slitting, drinking shoe polish, overdosing on Veronal, and taking sleeping powder. Ironically, she wrote "Résumé," the … [Read more...]
Can There Be Too Much Pixie Dust?
Isn't Peter Pan supposed to be a lovable, ageless scamp? Then why am I so very afraid of him after visiting his blog? Sure, you'll say he's not really Peter Pan--and then you see him [Read more...]
Willkommen, Please Hold
Soon, when anyone calls World of Wonder, they'll hear these guys when they're put on hold. (It used to be William Hung until the staff revolted.) They're Das … [Read more...]
Joseph J. Zimmermann can't come to the phone right now. He died a few months ago in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Cause of death was not announced, but he was 92, so that's cause enough. In 1948, while Zimmermann was running his heating and air-conditioning company, his lack of a … [Read more...]
Have a Coke and a Heil
Those … [Read more...]
A Wank at Work and Ironing Broads
After examining trends in Internet and business traffic, a company in Denmark decided to offer its employees free subscriptions to Internet porn, reports aftenposten.no. The company's director, Levi Nielsen, … [Read more...]