Saturday, May 02, 2009

I always suspected that had something to do with it


Mad magazine on the beating of Rihanna

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I took my nephew Tristan to see Monsters vs. Aliens yesterday.

The reviews are accurate--not the best animated movie I've ever seen, but a lot of fun and the 3D was way-cool.

Susan "Ginormica" Murphy--well-voiced by Reese Witherspoon--effectively carries the film; to such an extent I think something like "The Powers of Susan" would've been a more-apt title (if considerably less marketable).

She bestrides the film like a Colossus.


The other monsters all have their cute bits but they're definitely supporting characters, and there's really only one alien.

On another subject, I hope you won't find this too creepy, but I thought Susan was the sexiest animated heroine since Princess Jasmine in Aladdin.

That's not too creepy, right?

I would actually love to see this if it's real

Via ohnottheydidn't, it's being reported that...

HUGH JACKMAN is trying to persuade his Oscars dancing partner ANNE HATHAWAY to join him on the CAROUSEL.

The Aussie star has developed a script for the beloved Stephen Sondheim (sic) musical and he wants Hathaway to play Julie Jordan opposite his Billy Bigelow.

Now--being famliar with Jackman and Hathaway's unquestionable talents and gifts, as well as with Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel, I can see how they could kick ass in those parts; they'd get to sing some stunning songs.

But I have my doubts--especially since the paper that reported it thinks Stephen Sondheim wrote Carousel...

Well, at least my mother will be happy

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You are the mysterious unicorn! You prefer to be by yourself most of the time because you are surrounded by your many friends. You are very fond of everything that is beautiful and pure (or shiny). You are a person who is easy to get along with but you sometimes can be a little stubborn. You are the symbol of love and kindness and you never hesitate for those in need.
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Thursday, April 30, 2009

A question for our Canadian friends

Republicans including John McCain, Karl Rove and Neil Cavuto have been putting it about that President Obama's health care plan amounts to "socialized medicine." Such as I believe you have there in your lovely country.

Now--putting aside for a moment that this is false--let's just say it was true.

Is there some reason I should be anxious about this?

Looks like President Obama's going to have a chance to appoint a justice

Justice David Souter plans to retire from the Supreme Court when the current term ends, according to multiple reports.

Someone had a funny idea in the comments there:

hey lets appoint Anita Hill, that'll drive old Clarence Thomas to fidgit like HELL on the bench....

You knew someone had to get to it eventually

Certainly you know about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles being one of my top-rated shows. But wouldn't you just know someone would put a "new wave" spin on it?

Love it.

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

If you, the Zap2it readers, were in charge of network scheduling for next season, then all the talk about "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Chuck" being on the bubble for renewal would disappear.

The two series have emerged as the overwhelming favorites in our Keep 'em or Kill 'em polls of 27 series that we think could go either way when the networks announce their 2009-10 schedules over the next few weeks.

Other shows enjoying heavy support include "Castle" (69 percent yes), "Dollhouse" (64 percent), "Life" (62 percent) and "Samantha Who?" (60 percent).

Not as much support for the underrated (in more than one sense of the word) "The Unusuals," but I continue to want more.

Kelly McGillis comes out, straight world says "So?"

To shock of all...

Kelly McGillis, the 51-year-old star of acclaimed films including Witness, The Accused, and Top Gun, has come out on

You go, 25 years ago!

Still (to be fair), you gotta love this headline:

Top Gun Star Comes Out: Not Tom

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I knew it.

Is your cat plotting to kill you?, Sean.

Sanctimonious Catholic scold Sean Hannity invited noted porn star Kim Kardashian on his show last night, and—literally—called her a "role model" for young girls.

Hannity almost certainly has no idea who Kardashian is. He told her some girls look up to her because, unlike Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Kardashian doesn't drink. Then he asked her about her Playboy spread in a concerned, fatherly way: "Why Playboy? That's the only thing I didn't understand in your bio. That didn't make sense to me."


If Kim Kardashian is a role model for a young girl, I think we can assume that at the very least, that girl needs a hug or two.

Great headlines in sports

Putz blows lead for Santana, Marlins beat Mets 4-3

Even with a rebuilt bullpen, the Mets blew another one for Johan Santana. Cody Ross hit a two-run single off J.J. Putz in the eighth inning, Jorge Cantu cracked his third homer in two games and the Florida Marlins rallied to beat New York 4-3 on Wednesday.

Putz (1-2) entered in the eighth and walked his first two batters before Ronny Paulino's sacrifice advanced both runners. Ross then lined a single up the middle, sending Florida (13-8) to its second consecutive victory following a seven-game skid.

Just know...that it's coming.

Saw VI was shot in Toronto under the direction of Kevin Greutert from a screenplay by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (the writing team behind Saw IV and V). The film is produced by Twisted Pictures' Mark Burg and Oren Koules.

The cast includes Costas Mandylor as Hoffman, Mark Rolston (Saw V, The Departed) as FBI Agent Erickson, Betsy Russell as Jill, Tobin Bell as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda, and Peter Outerbridge (ReGenesis, Land of the Dead) as William.

That's right, baby...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thrilled to have you, Senator.

Via news from me:

Sunday, March 21, 2004
This morning on Face the Nation, Senator Arlen Specter insisted, "The Bush administration never made any claim that there was a connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda."


The president was handed a note, the aide said, that read: "Specter is announcing he is changing parties."

Seven minutes later, President Obama reached Specter to tell him, according to the aide, "You have my full support" and that we are "thrilled to have you."


A new Democrat who wants to help make sure Bush keeps getting away with it.


Speaks for itself

Jumping Apples

Jumping Apples
Originally uploaded by Haggis Chick

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

"Blame Canada"--It's not just a song in a movie

John McCain says 9-11 terrorists came from Canada

John McCain is the latest high-profile politician to repeat the diehard American falsehood that the 9-11 terrorists entered the United States through Canada.

Just days after Janet Napolitano, the U.S. homeland security secretary, sparked a diplomatic kerfuffle by suggesting the terrorists took a Canadian route to the U.S. eight years ago, McCain defended her by saying that, in fact, the former Arizona governor was correct.

"Well, some of the 9-11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know," McCain, last year's Republican presidential candidate, said on Fox News on Friday.