Archive for May, 2008

May 30 2008

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Rewind

Some of my most beloved memories of childhood concern the various independent video rental outlets in the area. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, the market was still sufficiently open to allow for small business owners to address the public’s desire for a cheap movie night with their own brand of entertainment, and […]

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May 30 2008

One For The Books

NPR’s On the Media recently re-aired a program pertaining to the current status of the publishing industry and how it might best adapt to the technological changes which, some argue, pose a threat to its existence. The show’s commentators make some thought-provoking points concerning Google, e-books, and Oprah, among others. You can check it out […]

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May 30 2008

Listology

Published by under Subculture

Brackets, lists, whatever. They’re all the rage these days—from lost grocery lists to rock guitar gods. I suppose those devious folks at McSweeney’s are partly to blame for the popularity of the phenomenon. Course, people have been making lists since the dawn of writing. Regardless, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper recently listed the “50 Best Cult Books,” […]

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May 29 2008

Addendum

Published by under News,Subby Love,Subculture

The trailer for the film Choke, based on Palahniuk’s novel, was just released.

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May 21 2008

Paula Chucknick

Chuck Palahniuk is a complex guy. On the one hand, he takes pleasure in people retching in disgust at his readings. On the other hand, he must have signed off at some point on the video game shown below—ranked as one of the ten worst games based on a movie. He also employs a publicist […]

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May 20 2008

Best question I’ve heard all week.

“If these books contain lies, can I bring them back?” You’re my new hero.

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May 13 2008

Everyone’s gonna get an equal amount of food, so don’t complain

One of my favorite aspects of MySpace is the occasional discovery of some great offbeat musician during a search for someone totally unrelated. Case in point: Reed Perkins, a glaringly Caucasian indie-hopper apparently based in Canada, upon whom I stumbled while attempting to locate a group called the Macs. I have a serious soft spot […]

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May 07 2008

Let’s Talk About Criticism (The Good Kind)

As stated previously, we recently received an enormous shipment of 33 1/3, the Continuum imprint that caters to the cut of listener who yearns to dig beyond the liner notes. Now, I have always been of the mind that music critics, like their filmic counterparts, occupy a completely superfluous role in society; nonetheless, I have […]

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May 06 2008

Published by under Misc.

Speaking of Swordfishtrombones… Could it really be?–Kelly

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May 03 2008

Also, Just In

Published by under Subby Love

Travel Guides!!  Yippee for travel!

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