Opinion

Don’t You Forget About Me

This space seems to be turning into the obits section. The 2009 Celebocalypse rolls on with the passing of ’80s film director John Hughes. The man who was responsible for films such as Weird Science and Sixteen Candles passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59. He…

A Swill of Rights: Part II

As we wrap up the month of everything ‘Merica, I continue my in-depth look at the creation of the Bill of Rights. Last time I covered the drunken debauchery that went into our first five amendments to the Constitution. I discussed how our forefathers were a “spirited” bunch who drank…

A Swill of Rights: Part I

I realize you are reading this a week or so after the Fourth of July, but I was truly inspired by this year’s festivities. The day was a celebration of all things American: guns, beer, off-roading, barbecue and hair metal all made an appearance. As I blasted baby watermelons from…

Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” Official Trailer

Click the image above to view the trailer for Chris Rock’s newest comedy/documentary Good Hair. Here’s a snippet from the synopsis: When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, Daddy, how come I dont have good hair? the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends…

The Truman Show

Michael Jackson died. If you hadn’t heard, it’s probably because you’re not on Twitter. My dashboard at the popular social networking site was teeming with an even ratio of RIPs and OMGs to commemorate his passing. I have to admit, I was pretty taken back by the news. I was…

Surrogate Releases Popular Mechanics

Our friends up in Chico, Surrogate, are readying the release of their second album for Tooth & Nail. Popular Mechanics hits stores tomorrow, but you can listen to the album for free at AOL Spinner, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Fans of Death Cab for Cutie and Pedro the…

Ex Deus Machina: Exposing the L.U.B.E.S.

You can’t get an oil change on Sunday. Trust me, you can’t. If you can, then I find you suspect. You see, I think I may have uncovered a new secret society! It wasn’t something I was looking for; it sorta just revealed itself one day. What I found proved…

The Passion of St. Beccah

The debate over abortion may never reach a satisfying conclusion for anyone involved. It’s probably the most downright nastily argued social issue in the country—and neither side can boast that they’re fighting fair. But this has been a banner month for Bible-thumping right-to-lifers. First, Dr. George Tiller, a doctor who…

iNeed$

I’ve never been a fan of Apple products. To me they’ve always been shiny empty cases with big price tags. Apparently, I’m not alone in my thinking; over the last nine years or so, a vibrant industry has arisen to fill this void. These days there are millions of shitty…

My Empire of Shit

We’ve all heard plenty about the economy. We all know it’s miserable. It’s gotten to the point now that its bleakness has become somewhat comfortable. Our Internet-shortened attention spans have made it so that we can’t remember a time when it was better. But even in this time of financial…