Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FRIEND OF ALOTT5MA DESK:  In one of the greatest pop culture achievements of any person I know, friend of the blog and of many here -- the Honorable Ajit V. Pai, Commissioner of the FCC -- has appeared in a Taiwanese news animation.  (0:13).  Naturally, I think the Taiwanese video does a better job explaining the issue than any cable news network.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THE RED SARLACC PIT OF PAIN:  Ladies and gentlemen--50 Shades of Hutt.
SPIN(OFF) CITY:  538 takes a deep dive into the statistics of spinoffs, though the lack of Law & Order or references to the Westphall multiverse is a downer.

Monday, March 2, 2015

I'M IN FOR 50% OF THIS IDEA: For Sharknado 3, set in Washington D.C. and other East Coast locations, Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter will play POTUS & VPOTUS.
DON'T PEE ON MY LEG AND TELL ME IT'S RAINING: In "news that makes all of us with law degrees wonder if we made the right career choices," Judge Judy has renewed her contract through 2020, when she'll be 77, and will likely make even more than her current $45 million annual payout.
THE VIRUS, THE REMBRANDT, THE MARGARITA POOL:  Yes, I will keep watching The Last Man on Earth. That was some inspired, unique television.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE ON WEST 47TH STREET?  Nickelodeon has confirmed a Spongebob Squarepants Broadway musical, Of particular note, John Legend is apparently attached to provide part of the score--not clear if it's original or not.  A Tony win would leave him with only an Emmy to EGOT.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEWS WORTH GIVING A F*CK ABOUT, EVEN IF IT'S NOT YOUR TURN: Dominic West has joined the cast of Money Monster, an upcoming thriller being directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF EXCELLENCE:  Open thread for Oscar live snark.