Being a lucky guy, I've only been kicked in the balls once. How did it rate on the comedy scale? Well, it was funnier than a monologue by Chelsea Handler, but not quite as hilarious as my last screening for colorectal cancer. Yet despite the fact that this act hurts like hell, Hollywood still thinks ... More >>
If the Academy Awards are a back-slapping bore, the Razzies are a bitch-slapping fun fest. Traditionally held on the eve of the Oscars, the annual awards show for the first time took place Sunday night on April Fool's Day at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, the perfect opportunity to lay into the movie ... More >>
Flickr/89AKurtNot so funny anymore: former SNLer Victoria Jackson joined the Tea Party because she enjoys Snapple.
Careers after Saturday Night Live aren't as easy as you think. For those alums who haven't reached Adam Sandler-level box office heights or thrived in sitcom character roles -- ... More >>
sbsheriff.orgGive me some candy.You have to love the folks at the L.A. County Sheriff's Department for being sincere in their concern for your safety.
But really now, holding a press conference to tell people to beware of marijuana-laced candy?
In L.A. that's only going to make people want ... More >>
Chozen's Matzoh CrunchMany miracles have befallen the Chosen People, not the least of which is Chozen ice cream, a New York-based kosher creamer, which opened online sales at the end of last month. Pints of the miraculous milchig were previously available only in Texas and the New York metrop ... More >>
G. SnyderLoose BurgerIt's fair to say that the 2 a.m. crowd of Los Angeles has never truly been in want of suitable venues for late night noshing. Yet, even with this vast selection: the ham-fisted mutant burritos at Oki Dog, the artery-straining Tommy Burger spackled with brown roux, the end ... More >>
Two very special holidays for the peoples of Los Angeles happen to fall on the same Hump Day this year: 4/20 and Passover, Day 2. One is a silly excuse to dabble in unmentionables (which a certain High Times editor claims "points us in a direction for the responsible use of cannabis") and the ... More >>
Rolling Stone reports that current Guns N Roses guitarist DJ Ashba went into the studio with none other than Neil fucking Diamond and they emerged with a cover of Adam Sandler's "Chanukah Song"!
They also made a super-literal, South Park-style video where all the namechecked Members of the Tribe (a ... More >>
If you were planning on picking up that boxed set of unrecorded Hank Williams songs at Amoeba Music tonight, or chowing down on BoHo's happy hour pizzas, you might want to consider taking the Red Line subway. From 5-7 p.m. the red carpet treatment preceding the world premiere for the Adam Sandler-Se ... More >>
By Jeff Shaw, City Pages
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards overmuch. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day save possibly various football broadcast bumpers.
Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- ... More >>
I ended my last post by discussing the work of film festival juries, and as it happens, this year in Toronto I find myself serving on oneâ€”not one of the festival's official juries, but rather the film critics' jury organized independently by FIPRESCI, a membership organization consisting of critic ... More >>
The sweatshirt turned 80 this year. It is said to have been invented by Russell Athletic company in 1926 as an alternative to the itchy wool sweaters worn by college football teams. The old gray mare, is like the Madonna of leisure wear, it keeps reinventing itself. Imagine a college campus withou ... More >>