Friday, February 01, 2008

'Round Springfield

Best Week Ever clues us in to the fact that Kirstie Alley's taking on the media about Scientology, again. Mostly, it's just an excuse to run a wickedly horrific photo, which is of course perfectly fine. The world is a better place when Kirstie Alley is on the warpath, writing furious letters to the editor and generally sounding like a nutbar. Welcome home, Kirstie!

Aaron Cameron's been bust this week, reviewing XXL's list of the 100 Biggest Hip-Hop moments and then making with an addendum of his own. It also features my, let's say, mixed feelings about one of the moments, Elton John's famous white flag/duet with Eminem at the Grammy Awards, essentially accepting an apology that was never given by a man who never stopped smirkingly calling the rest of us faggots. Clearly, by "mixed feelings" I mean "deep, lingering resentment." Anyway, Cam's the best, go read him.

Glenn at Stale Popcorn hits the nail right on the head with regard to the appeal of Mike Vogel, an actor whose hotness is directly proportionate to the scumbagginess of his character. Squeaky clean in Rumor Has It? Tepid. Well-meaning skater punk in Grind? Getting warmer. Well-meaning but scruffier motocross rider in Supercross? Warmer still. In-over-his-head wigger in Havoc? Totally stupid and wrong and yet... And finally, coated with a bright, shining glaze of grime in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake? Off the charts. Don't ask me to explain how science works, it just does.

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