Can Full of Dead Hookers of Eastern European Extraction**
Ziggy and the Incredible Alcoholic Ducks
White Mike & The Rock-Slinging Honkies
Omar’s Eviscerated Boytoy**
[*I’ve only made it through the first two seasons and the first portion of the third on DVD. Yes, I am a horrible person for waiting until the series was finished before deciding to jump on the bandwagon. ]
LQ Economic Indicators, Part II: The Subway Upsell Edition
Theory: The health of the economy is also inversely proportional to how aggressively your local Subway Sandwich Artists are ordered to upsell you at each station along their assembly line.
Support: In the course of obtaining a six-inch tuna sub, I was barraged with offers for additional-charge upgrades to a footlong sandwich, double meat, premium avocado topping, as well as a slightly suspicious-sounding “manual release value meal with optional ‘toasty trombone’” by a cashier who seemed to really be dreading his job lately.
A Brief Review Of ABC's 'I Survived A Japanese Game Show'
Needs more kicked-in-the-balls-by-a-schoolgirl-in-a-Hello-Kitty-costume-while-teetering-on-a-platform-above-a-pit-filled-with-electrified-jello parts, and fewer struggling-actors-hoping-that-whining-about-how-annoying-they-find-their-costars-will-help-them-land-agents parts.
“And Harvey needs to call Woody Allen (“re: Bullets Over Broadway”)—presumably about the rumored stage adaptation of Woody’s film. On a more somber note, Harvey’s also supposed to call Heath Ledger’s former agent, Steve Alexander, “re: heath ledger massage therapist.””—The disturbing secrets of Harvey Weinstein’s discarded call sheets, revealed!
A Brazen Attempt to Land A Pullquote In This Week's "Wall-E Is The Number One Movie In America" Commercials
"Wall-Ewill pluck your swollen heart from your chest with his adorable robo-claws, use his tummy-mounted trash-compactor to mash it into a pulpy, heaving square, then place it atop a tower built from the cardio-blocks he’s salvaged from the millions of movie fans Pixar has rescued from this summer’s trash-strewn box office wasteland.” —Lisanti Quarterly
“Be like Rodin. I read in a book recently that the visualization process does not occur solely within one’s head. You need to, in a sense, take a shit, look at it, then take another shit that’s slightly different from the first shit, until you get a shit that you’d like to shit on a large scale”—Eric Spiegelman’s surprisingly spot-on, if a tad scatological, chat-window rumination on productive creativity.
“I came in about four writers into the process. It’s kind of hard to write a “better” scene than the last writer when the rules are that you can only change 30 percent of each scene or completely change 30 percent of the scenes, per Katzenberg screening. So, for instance, in this scene, the panda comes up a flight of stairs carrying a bucket of water, slips on a banana peel, says something to two geese and does an air guitar. The good news? There can be anything in the bucket. Your mission: make the movie better.”—(The hilarious) Dan Harmon talks about working on “Kung Fu Panda” (via nickdouglas)