grossly overdue. I thought/was hoping for Joel McHale to take over Fletch if it ever got remade. Sudeikis is real solid though. The Fletch movies didn’t work for me, but I think it could be done better.
Gregory McDonald, the writer of the Fletch series, was born and lived in my town (Shrewsbury MA).
10. Tear Away (Hannibal, S02E02) Holy shit holy shit holy shit! #networktelevision Honourable Mention Chachi Fight (Girls, S03E09) Ameowadeus (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 03-02-14) Hip Hop History (Portlandia, S04E02) …
2 episodes and 2 straight weeks =Hannibal is the clip of the week in Adam Riff’s exhaustive/quick recap of the week in TV.
Great start and, yeah, it’s awesome that they’re getting away with it on network TV, it looks this good. Just sucks that it’s given a death sentence at the 10 PM slot on Friday nights.
A lot of stuff I want to re-blog from Tumblr but they’re definitely NSFW and/or gruesome.
Just started book 3 in the Hannibal Lecter series. I heard bad things about the 4th and final book. But enjoying the ride so far. I know Bryan Fuller has a 7-season plan for the show and won’t introduce the Red Dragon material until season 4. But, um, I don’t think it’s going to get to that. But it damn well should.
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
I tried a bit but I topped out at 350 Words Per Minute. The 500 Words Per Minute was bullshit since it felt like it was skipping every 3rd word.
As cool as it would be to read a book that fast (and I am daunted by the many books I want to get to) a lot of times I just put it down to think about the book. You can’t really do that with this. Still: could be really great.
The following is excerpted from Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, which is available now on Amazon.
Jeff Pearlman new book alert.
I like it when he does teams more than biographies (yet to read one on Walter Payton but have read Barry Bonds & Roger Clemens). His book on the Dallas Cowboys is amazing and should be turned very loosely into an HBO show. Some of the stories that come out that were hidden forever are always worthwhile/terrific.
Oh hey, the Oscars are on Sunday night! And congratulations to America’s celebrities for enduring another painfully long and arduous awards season. YOU POOR THINGS! Being shuttled from red carpet to red carpet, forced to wear nice clothes, asked the same dumb questions over and over again (“How’s it feel to be nominated?”) … it’s just such a grind, isn’t it? Who has the energy to open ALL those goody bags?
HATE! HATE! HATE! HATE! (the best read on the Oscars)
Four alleged members of rival gangs launched a hunger strike 30,000 strong from the isolation of their Supermax cells. Was the prison system that corralled them not strong enough, or is solitary confinement an impossible idea?
…This is one way of understanding the paradox of American mass incarceration: There are 2.4 million prisoners across the country, four times more than in 1980, and Supermax facilities managed similar to Pelican Bay in at least 44 states, and though this corresponds with a dramatic drop in street crime, the system of prison gangs has flourished. In Pelican Bay, there are significantly fewer murders in the prison than there were a decade ago, but the gangs’ power has hardly softened: Prosecutors allege that current SHU inmates manage the affairs of street gangs in Los Angeles and direct negotiations with Mexican cartels. Elsewhere, the situation is even less stable. Baltimore’s city jail had, by 2012, fallen so completely under the control of a prison gang that, according to prosecutors, its leader not only maintained a network of guards who smuggled in drugs and weapons, but also impregnated four guards while behind bars. Last year in Colorado, an alleged member of a white prison gang, who had served several years in SHU-like isolation, assassinated the executive director of the state’s prison system on the official’s own doorstep…
Ughhh. Solid piece. I’d still say David Grann’s ‘The Brand’ on the power of the Aryan Brotherhood in American prisons and how far it extends even beyond the jails is the best piece I’ve read on prison gangs.
Who you gonna call? Everyone in the cast of Ghostbusters.
WILLIAM ATHERTON: The movie had just opened and I was doing a reading for Joe Papp in New York. So I’m walking down 7th Avenue, and there’s this big Ghostbusters marquee, and there are all these buses filled with kids. But I’m not registering it too much, I’m thinking about Chekhov. And all of a sudden about eight million kids lean out the windows and yell, “Hey, dickless.”
Good, fun read. Been going through a lot of pieces on Harold Ramis, some I’ve already read. I don’t get the rift on Bill Murray’s part towards Ramis. I love Murray, but just a weird dude. Ramis doesn’t seem like a guy you could have a problem with. I’m not a big Wes Andersen fan and I miss seeing Murray in actual comedies. Those kind of comedies don’t really come around often though.
Harold Ramis is the best part of ‘Ghostbusters,’ and heâs the best part of ‘Stripes,’ and heâs the best part of ‘Knocked Up’ even though heâs in the movie for about three minutes. He laid out expos…
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haha the poop story at the end of this mailbag made me cry laughing. It is also the reason why I quit playing sports in high school because my anxiety about public bathrooms, showering with other dudes, etc, etc. High school gym locker rooms are the fucking worst and outdated.