Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Links - Belated Monday Edition

The AV Club interviewed legendary tv comedy writer Robert Smigel, who discussed his unused ideas for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and for Saturday Night Live movies, particularly a hilariously absurdist Hans and Franz film that the fifteen year-old me would undoubtedly have enjoyed the shit out of.

Above the Law has the story of a contract attorney who quit the business to become the proprietor of Curbside Cupcakes, the best idea I've seen for a food truck since The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

David Brooks and Gail Collins discussed the World Cup on the New York Times Opinionator blog.

McSweeney's 'Reviews of New Food' discusses Frito's Scoops and the KFC Double-Down.

Some good friends have recommended Christopher Hitchens' new memoir, Hitch-22. Jennifer Senior's review in the New York Times picks a few too many nits for my taste, but also seems to capture Hitchens' charm.

The web-comic The Oatmeal says it would rather be punched in the testicles than call customer service.

ShakenNeighborSyndrome sent me this link, to The Castle, an Australian movie with one of the funniest courtroom scenes since My Cousin Vinny.

In The New Yorker, Nicole Krauss has a new short story entitled "The Young Painters," published as part of The New Yorker's "20 under 40" series.

Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, two of the three most famous alumni of the most sophisticated sitcom in the history of American television, teamed up for an Orbitz advertisement, which is not exactly the Arrested Development reunion movie we have all been anxiously awaiting, but, at this point, we'll take what we can get:

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