Friday, March 27, 2015
DON'T BE SLAVIN', JUST NOSH: Jewish a capella group Six13 is back with an Uptown Funk parody which may leaven your holiday season. Or maybe the Dark Lord (don't say his name! you know who he is) is more your style.
Posted by Adam at 8:37 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
YOUR MOVE, COACH K: UNC hoops coach Dean Smith's will provided that each player he coached at UNC who survived him would receive a $200 check from his estate, with the message "enjoy a dinner out courtesy of Coach Dean Smith." His estate is following through on the bequest.
Posted by Matt at 3:09 PM
IT'S PROVOCATIVE! IT GETS THE PEOPLE GOING! With the (apparently awful) Get Hard arriving in theaters on Friday, Vulture ranks all 27 films in which Will Ferrell appears in a lead or supporting role (excluding voice roles and cameos). Argue away.
Posted by Matt at 12:40 PM
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
STIRRUPS, UP: The eighth season of the ALOTT5MA fantasy baseball league will draft online Thursday night at 10pm. It's 5x5 (OBP instead of BA), h2h style. If you're interested, please let me know ASAP and we'll add the first two volunteers to our existing ten members.
Posted by Adam at 6:18 PM
INSERT COIN TO CONTINUE: Steven Spielberg is now attached to the film version of cult novel Ready Player One. The novel certainly touches on several common Spielberg themes, including the longing for family, feeling like an "other," and the role of technology, but I'm fascinated both by how Spielberg and the script will choose to depict the OASIS (the virtual world in which most of the story takes place) and whether they'll be able to clear all the rights that appear in the book as an important part of the story, which include D&D modules, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, WarGames, and a long list of 80s video games.
Posted by Matt at 3:28 PM
THIS AIN'T NO PARTY, THIS AIN'T NO DISCO, AND THIS IS NOT A REBEL SONG: Twenty songs whose live versions are the definitive ones.
[#21: Sugar, "Hoover Dam."]
[#21: Sugar, "Hoover Dam."]
Posted by Adam at 10:51 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
ALL ABOUT THAT TREBLE (NO BASS): The metal world is being rocked (sorry) by reports that Metallica's Lars Ulrich deliberately removed all the bass tracks from And Justice For All...
Posted by Matt at 6:13 PM
Monday, March 23, 2015
I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which was nominated for an arm-load of Tonys last season, winning for Best Actress and Best Sound Design, is getting the film treatment. Various folks have been rumored for King biopics in the past, including Allison Williams, Analeigh Tipton, and Taylor Swift. I'm assuming that despite universal praise and a Tony for Jessie Mueller (who originated the part on Broadway, and is already at GT courtesy of the cast album), she won't be getting it.
Posted by Matt at 11:45 AM
Sunday, March 22, 2015
MOM, THIS SHIRT IS PLAID WITH A BUTTERFLY COLLAR: Dan McQuade says farewell to Philadelphia's Gallery Mall.
Posted by Adam at 9:24 PM
I WOULD MOLLYCODDLE THIS DOCENT: I [heart] how much Wisconsin cager Nigel Hayes [heart] the NCAA stenographer.
Posted by Adam at 8:46 PM