Because The Bachelor Isn’t Stupid Enough 6

I’m a little behind the times on this one, but while I was actually working for a couple of days last week (helping my union set up and tear down their holiday party), one of the oddest reality show concepts to actually make it to air got thrown at the screen last week. I speak, ...

A Much More Interesting Story

I was watching a documentary in ESPN’s excellent 30 for 30 series about the University of Miami’s football program in the 80’s and early ’90s, and like many documentaries, there were a few shots of newspapers of the day, with the stories related to the program highlighted. In one instance, however, I was much more ...

The Oddest News Item Of The Last Few Days

There have been quite a few odd ones, but nothing tops the L.A. County Board of Supervisors naming Buzz Aldrin the county’s Honorary Consul General to the Moon.

Creative Drought Solutions

Spotted in Encino yesterday: It does look a bit browner in this picture than it does in person – the other non-painted lawns in the neighborhood were looking pretty darn sickly.

When Life Gives You Gigantic Goddamn Lemons 1

This monstrosity has been hanging from the lemon tree in my apartment complex for the last few months. Today, just as I was heading past it to go to the gym, it fell off the tree, right next to me. Given everything that’s been going on lately, I had to laugh. Life has now taken ...

Department Of Titlular Hilarity 1

I get a little listing of all the movies in development and/or about to go into production, which I use to cold-call and beg people for jobs. Occasionally I see a title so goofy that I think, “That can’t possibly be real.” Or at least I do until I see a story in the trades ...

A Call For Koreans

Because I would love a translation and/or explanation for the following video of Korean baseball teams fighting: glumbert – Hold your feet! Korean baseball gets strange Although I have to admit, I think I would enjoy it very much if the next time Barry Bonds gets hit by a pitch, he just started hopping out ...

Have Yourself A Very Early Christmas

I got the following in my personal email inbox a few hours ago, and I’m a bit confused: The points of confusion, all around the “Why on earth would they send this now?” question: 1. It’s August 15th. 2. I would have understood getting this in my work email as I do a lot of ...

The Weird News Home Run

I love a category of internet flotsam that could loosely be described as Weird News. The bizarre, the hilarious, and the truly ridiculous things that happen across the globe on a daily basis. The things that give Fark a reason to exist. There is a story today that just really hits it out of the ...

Well, That’s One Way To Deal With The Fourth Falling On A Wednesday

Apparently, whoever sets off the Fourth of July fireworks in the big public park near where I live decided that since the Fourth was on a Wednesday this year, they wanted to do the fireworks on a more convenient day. So they’re doing them right now. They’ve been booming away for about the last 20 ...