How appropriate! It’s Fat Tuesday, that famously gluttonous (is this a word?) day before many Catholics observe Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent in which many resolve to give something up as a sort of penance. You’re supposed to give something up: smoking, drinking, eating red meat, whatever. You’re supposed to keep this up until Easter, that other most holy of days that symbolizes a rebirth, and a return to the bacchanalian life that you usually lead for the rest of the year. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s that time of year when Hollywood gets to pat itself on the back, honor the (allegedly) best that filmdom has to offer, give tributed to those dearly departed (Paul Newman), and hand out the entertainment industry’s most prestigious honor, the Oscars. It’s the 81st annual affair, this time hosted by movie and stage star Hugh Jackman.
Before the glamour and glitz, and the endless coverage, we will have to get through all the red carpet arrivals that the entertainment channels have been hyping for weeks now. We’re referring to the moronic interviews foisted on us by the execrable duo of Joey Fatone and Lisa Rinna on the TV Guide Channel, and the vapidity of Giuliana Rancic over at E! and her erstwhile partner, Ryan Seacrest, who has seemingly made a yearly go at having celebrities either intentionally avoid him (Angelina Jolie) or publicly mock him (Jeremy Piven.) Read the rest of this entry »
You share your home with a precious feline companion who has progressively developed some undesirable (but completely natural and instinctual) behaviors. Without a second thought, he jumps up on your kitchen counter, climbs onto your stereo receiver and perches (filling it with hair), mounts your off-limits furniture and sharpens his claws then proceeds to end his day by leaping onto your plate of freshly prepared food, effectively ruining an otherwise perfectly prepared tuna casserole. Read the rest of this entry »
When the Wii first arrived on the gaming scene, there were countless stories about how users were enthusiastically hurling their controllers at their new HDTVs with reckless abandon. We also heard of the horrors where countless, dedicated Nintendo fanboys would find themselves in the ER or end up bed-ridden due to physical pain as a result of the unique (and very physical) nature of the console’s fun stick.