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I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard this commercial on TV tonight — wait, did that guy in the pickup just say what I think he said? See if you catch it: “Chevy Silverado delivers a quiet cab that’s second to nobody in its class — and by ‘nobody,’ I mean Ram and Ford.” Wow. Just wow. I bet someone got paid a lot of money to write that. Probably a team of people. And it was vetted by an agency, and by Chevrolet. […]

Illustrator Jaeil Cho has gone and done a neat thing by comic-book-ifying a Louis CK bit about the questions your stinkin’ kids ask you. Might as well do it now, since we won’t have new episodes of Louie until spring ’14. The images come from Jaeil Cho’s Tumblr. (Am I a geek for noticing that “Jaeil Cho’s Tumblr” is a regular panvowel, containing every vowel, just once, in proper order?). Also props to for tracking doen the original video, which follows the images.

You Stay Classy, Boise

It’s not a big deal when Will Ferrell does an impersonation. It may be funny, but it’s not like “wow, I didn’t expect him to be such a good Alex Trebek.” And it’s not really so easy to do an impression of Will Ferrell. De Niro, you can do an impression of, Marlon Brando, you can do an impression of, Sean Connery, sure. But who is Will Ferrell? He makes his living being not-himself. How about this, though: On Halloween, the sports guy on Boise’s […]

When it comes to TV commercials for products you apply to your intimate areas, nothing can top the ’80s spots that began “Mom, do you ever get that … not-so-fresh feeling?” I wonder whether I would still be so sure of myself if I spoke Japanese. This is potentially just as good.

Without words

It’s been, what — two weeks? — since the season finale of Californication aired and I still can’t get “Rocket Man” out of my head. I don’t particularly like Elton John, but this scene just blew me away. It was an uneven season, and I often couldn’t make up my mind whether I was watching one of the best of the HBO/Showtime bunch or one of the worst. Commenters at New York magazine’s site were similarly ambivalent about the season, but I was surprised how […]

True story: I was a little uncomfortable leaving the big NYC penis image at the top of the page. What if I didn’t post for a week or two — do I want this thing dangling there indefinitely? Like the old saying about wearing clean underwear in case you’re hit by a car crossing the street. So I did up a post on this video (below), which had me laughing out loud in the Starbucks the first time I watched it, and told WordPress to […]

Nice one

Why do I still want to like Kanye West? So the guy says a lot of stupid things, so he comes off as a big baby with a huge ego and no self-awareness. So what? If you want a “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” moment, you might have to tolerate idiocy like this. Still, on balance I’m pro-Kanye — I like enough of his songs, he seems like sharp dresser, and the blog he pays someone to write at is addictive. But […]

BBC: It’s a veritable witch hunt in Gambia, which has invited witch doctors from Guinea to hunt witches. What could possibly go wrong? Gambian police and army are on the case, though, ensuring that no villagers can escape and that all suspected witches have enough diarrhea-inducing potion to drink. NYT: Demise of David Alan Grier’s Chocolate News and D.L. Hughley’s CNN shows chalked up to difficulty of finding the right black man for the job. Tip: Get someone who’s funny and/or intelligent. Sure, Conan O’Brien […]

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