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Famous Last Words for Borders

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 2:21 PM

“Jeez, are you sure there’s enough of a market for books to support all these big stores?”

“It’s okay, we sell CDs too!”

Dividends of 2010: Listen, My Friends

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 1:33 AM

The Acme Novelty Company presents the life story of a sense of entitlement.

Don Kirshner, Dead at 76

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Q: What would the Velvet Underground’s theme song have been if they’d been mentored by Don Kirshner instead of Andy Warhol?

A: “Hey! Hey! We’re the Junkies!”

Dividends of 2010: Nipper Gazing

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 1:09 AM

Doug Wright and the mystery of Canadian identity.

Not Comics, But This Question Just Occurred to Me

Posted by on December 30th, 2010 at 11:18 PM

If I was unwilling to watch people cut their own arms off in the Saw movies, why would I want to do it for 127 Hours?

My Latest Aphorism

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 12:49 AM

I was considering holding onto this until a context arose for it, but I think I’ll just give it to you naked: Adapting a comic strip into a movie makes about as much sense as adapting a blowjob into a love song. You might get a decent love song out of it (see Liz Phair) but nothing of what you truly value in the original experience will translate into the new medium.

That Green Hornet Movie is Going to Suck

Posted by on December 7th, 2010 at 12:07 AM

A public service announcement based entirely on the trailers.

Worthy of His Hire

Posted by on November 15th, 2010 at 11:50 PM

Drew Friedman, court painter of the contemporary ruling class.

I Don’t Bother to Defend Bukowski

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 2:17 AM

Your passive-aggressive literary apologetics for today.

The Social Network and the World We Live In

Posted by on November 4th, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Something that occurred to me.

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