The Daily Word in Uteruses, Christmas, and Bad Drivers
Time to quit your job and become an astronaut!
Want to help fight Islamophobia?
Santa’s replacement is coming to town.
Tis the season! Here’s a gift list for everyone you hate.
Remember that guy who jacked up the price for life-saving meds overnight this September? Well, this thing just happened to him (HA).
Are you a typical shitty driver in Albuquerque? Probably. This teen is calling you out.
Webgame Wednesday: Pants or No Pants?
I love Scotch. Also Will Ferrell's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Who doesn't? It's terribly exciting news that a sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, hits theaters on Dec. 20. Producers are pumping up expectations with a series of nutty Dodge commercials and an online game or two. Check out Pants or No Pants, where you'll be quizzed as to whether your favorite anchorman Ron Burgundy is wearing pants or not underneath his news desk. That's pretty much it: Pants or no pants. But it's good for a giggle or two on a mirthless afternoon at the office.
I Kind of Like to Watch (Not So Instantly): Source Code, Everything Must Go
Random movies new to DVD because Netflix got stingy
Source Code (2011)
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Ever since Netflix decided to charge us for the "Watch Instantly" feature (which I promptly cancelled—greedy capitalists), I've spent a lot more time watching actual DVDs. I've also started listening to vinyl and bought a rocking chair for my front porch. Come to think of it, I just had another birthday—maybe I'm getting old.
Anyway, one such DVD I watched the other night was Source Code with Jake Gyllenhaal (hate spelling that guy’s name). Nothing special. In a mashup of Avatar and half of the Tony Scott movies ever made (see: Unstoppable, Deja Vu), pretty boy Jake plays a mutilated soldier whose mind is used as a vessel to stop terrorist explosions from happening. The best thing about the movie is that Jake is sent back into the same situation about ten times, which means we get to see a lot of explosions. And explosions, as we all know, never get old. Unlike me.
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This Week's Film & TV: John Sayles, Will Ferrell stars in Everything Must Go, “Looney Tunes” get an update, “Smallville” flys away[ Fri May 13 2011 1:00 PM ]
Film Review: Will Ferrell gets serious in Raymond Carver’s cruel suburbs for Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
A low-key Will Ferrell dips his toe in the melancholy suburbs of Raymond Carver
While fellow funnymen Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Jack Black are content to stay in their comfort zones making the same mainstream, man-boy chucklefests over and over, Will Ferrell at least gets credit for trying something new now and again. Of late, he started his own Internet comedy channel (funnyordie.com), briefly replaced Steve Carell on “The Office” and even took over for Ad-Rock in a Beastie Boys video. Now, the ubiquitous comedian is headlining an intriguing little indie dramedy called Everything Must Go.
Will Ferrell ♥ Insurance Companies
If you haven’t seen this yet, catch Hollywood’s plea to stop picking on the insurance industry. Poor tycoons.