Sunday, July 12, 2009

Weekend Links

The Onion A.V. Club writers discuss the songs and movies that remind them of their first jobs. My first job was at a fast-food restaurant that specialized in frozen custard and roast beef sandwiches. Before you make fun of me, keep in mind that I went to an all boys high school, and the girls who worked at the custard stand were very pretty, and over the course of the summer I got to see them eat a lot of ice cream cones. Anyway, the custard stand piped in music from some sort of soulless, corporate playlist, but every shift it played Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" and "Together Forever." The girls would all sing and dance along, and, it they hadn't been so pretty, I wouldn't have joined in.

Moving on . . .

In his review of Bruno, Anthony Lane says that Sacha Baron Cohen's "comfort zone of comic reference, predicated on the discomfort of others, begins at the waistline and ends at the kneecaps."

Deadspin whiteboard-diagrams the point guard analogy from Sarah Palin's concession speech.

From Craigslist, some advice from your public defender.

Yet another reason why Chris Brown deserves to have his ass kicked.

When Martha Stewart teaches Snoop Dogg to make mashed potatoes, it can only result in awesome.

And finally, just because its awesome - Broken Social Scene - Fire Eye'd Boy

3 comments:

Paul Smecker said...

wade, that was almost poignant.

Julie said...

I second that.

Wade Garrett said...

Almost?