joeveix:

I joined Tinder as a dog.

Sign our White House petition to give Florida back to Spain.

People mistake Fallon’s youth, fidgetiness and pop cultural reference gag-bag as edgy. Sure, 63-year-old Leno is ancient when standing beside Fallon. And, granted, Fallon’s got some form of neurological damage or stage fright that makes him appear awkward, and awkward is hip.
But neither makes him edgy. They just make him the popular kid.
Read the rest of Why Jimmy Fallon has made late night less edgy than Jay Leno here.

People mistake Fallon’s youth, fidgetiness and pop cultural reference gag-bag as edgy. Sure, 63-year-old Leno is ancient when standing beside Fallon. And, granted, Fallon’s got some form of neurological damage or stage fright that makes him appear awkward, and awkward is hip.

But neither makes him edgy. They just make him the popular kid.

Read the rest of Why Jimmy Fallon has made late night less edgy than Jay Leno here.

popculturebrain:

Some pretty good movies are going away next week.

dropfist:

A pretty accurate description of Local News

dropfist:

A pretty accurate description of Local News

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joeveix:

I wrote about author Chris Roberts (pictured above), who has written 276 negative Amazon reviews, mostly in verse:

"Almost everything Roberts does is laced with anger and bitterness. He’s prolific on Twitter (as of writing this piece, he has a total of 15,191 tweets, with 49 in the previous 13 hours). Many of his tweets often lurch into aggressive and homophobic tirades directed at other authors and publications. In 2008 he wrote a hit piece against The New Yorker, that reads like it was written by an aging, alcoholic Holden Caulfield.”

He claims that “God him or herself could never out-write me or turn a better phrase.” Read more here.

joeveix:

I wrote about author Chris Roberts (pictured above), who has written 276 negative Amazon reviews, mostly in verse:

"Almost everything Roberts does is laced with anger and bitterness. He’s prolific on Twitter (as of writing this piece, he has a total of 15,191 tweets, with 49 in the previous 13 hours). Many of his tweets often lurch into aggressive and homophobic tirades directed at other authors and publications. In 2008 he wrote a hit piece against The New Yorker, that reads like it was written by an aging, alcoholic Holden Caulfield.”

He claims that “God him or herself could never out-write me or turn a better phrase.” Read more here.

joeveix:

I interviewed the author of Horny Ghost of Osama Bin Laden: Rise of the Ghost. This is my Frost/Nixon.

joeveix:

I interviewed the author of Horny Ghost of Osama Bin Laden: Rise of the Ghost. This is my Frost/Nixon.

joeveix:

Sometimes I write serious art criticism. Regarding this courtroom sketch of Guy Fieri:

"The courtroom sketch, simply titled ‘Rodeo Clown,’ is a brilliant work, at risk of being dismissed for the mundane civic function it was meant to serve. It will no doubt some day be remembered fondly by more erudite art historians. What at first appearance seems to be a haphazard and shoddy work, on closer inspection is actually quite practiced and purposeful, implicitly reflecting the mood of the scene.
It depicts a courtroom in which a prosecutor argues her case. She is a middle-aged woman whose whole life has been quickly unraveled after a sudden unexpected encounter with the eponymous Rodeo Clown, a man who travels the country in a roaring open-topped automobile accompanied by harsh rock ‘n’ roll music, wrecking havoc with his grim foods and bleak humors.
The clown himself sits calm and devil-like, surrounded by an aura of relaxed purple and yellow, calling to mind the deep-friers with which he plies his trade. He wears a stark expression, his mountebank eyes addressing the prosector, surveying her for weaknesses. But he also looks tired. Note the dull lighting. We ask: is there trouble in Flavortown?
The other characters maintain a bored demeanor, mere props as the courtroom machinery churns on; it’s not their day of reckoning, though it serves as an eerie reminder to them (and the viewer) that it will be very soon.”

(via Death and Taxes)

joeveix:

Sometimes I write serious art criticism. Regarding this courtroom sketch of Guy Fieri:

"The courtroom sketch, simply titled ‘Rodeo Clown,’ is a brilliant work, at risk of being dismissed for the mundane civic function it was meant to serve. It will no doubt some day be remembered fondly by more erudite art historians. What at first appearance seems to be a haphazard and shoddy work, on closer inspection is actually quite practiced and purposeful, implicitly reflecting the mood of the scene.

It depicts a courtroom in which a prosecutor argues her case. She is a middle-aged woman whose whole life has been quickly unraveled after a sudden unexpected encounter with the eponymous Rodeo Clown, a man who travels the country in a roaring open-topped automobile accompanied by harsh rock ‘n’ roll music, wrecking havoc with his grim foods and bleak humors.

The clown himself sits calm and devil-like, surrounded by an aura of relaxed purple and yellow, calling to mind the deep-friers with which he plies his trade. He wears a stark expression, his mountebank eyes addressing the prosector, surveying her for weaknesses. But he also looks tired. Note the dull lighting. We ask: is there trouble in Flavortown?

The other characters maintain a bored demeanor, mere props as the courtroom machinery churns on; it’s not their day of reckoning, though it serves as an eerie reminder to them (and the viewer) that it will be very soon.”

(via Death and Taxes)

Here’s the best Walter White Halloween costume of the year.