Obscenity…

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In honor of the 56th anniversary of Roth v. United States*, I thought I’d share a classic George Carlin rant on obscenity and its place in the media.

While the curse words are clearly the funniest part, Carlin has a fantastic way with words. Listen to his delivery of “Pneumonia…” or the way he says, “No one’s ever gone to jail for screaming ‘topography.'”

 

*For the non-lawyers reading this, take a click over to the wikipedia article. Roth’s an interesting case to read.

Just Because, Ron Burgundy

So excited for the new “Anchorman” movie – had to share the trailer. December 21 can’t get here fast enough!

Before Midnight, as Reviewed by Before Sunrise

What would "Before Sunrise" Jesse and Celine have to say about their present-day counterparts?

What would “Before Sunrise” Jesse and Celine have to say about their present-day counterparts?

[Spoiler Alert: This whole post is a way for me to react to how I felt about “Before Midnight,” by using quotes from “Before Sunrise” to justify THE actions the characters take in the third movie. Do not read if you haven’t seen any of the “Before” movies, and don’t want to be spoiled. Alert over.] Continue reading

Fathers & Sons

Well, I missed Father’s Day by a week. But, as I’ve said, it’s my blog, so I’ll post when I want. Here now, in no particular order, are the top 5 of what I consider to be the best father/son pairings, moments, scenes or storylines from movies and TV. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments. Continue reading

What VH1 Missed

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This is the 90s

My friend Kim and I were talking about VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 90s” list, a list that I’m sure was meant to provoke discussion. Well, it certainly did that, although it also provoked antipathy and disbelief – really, I can’t get over the number of songs they left off the list that, to me, define the 90s. I’ll follow their parameters and only name one song per artist, but some of their omissions are egregious. Let me know other songs you think I’ve missed in the comments. Continue reading

Why I Still Don’t Love the Dark Knight Trilogy

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At the risk of sounding like the cantankerous old man from “Up,” I just do not see what all the fuss is about with Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. Now, you may be saying, this post isn’t that timely, considering the final film came out almost one year ago. But since “The Dark Knight Rises” has been on HBO on what seems like an endless loop the last week, and since I’ve seen it a few times now, it’s on my mind and I figured it was time to write about it. Besides, it’s my blog. Continue reading