“Although cocky on the outside, The Situation has a sensitive side and aspires to settle down in the future.This however is not likely cause anybody who refers to himself as the situation is fated to die alone (all sic).”—MTV’s Jersey Shore’s Wikipedia page. Uhhhh-oh, looks like something is about to become a contested page. (via luckypaperstars)
There are episodes of Star Trek that are painfully sexist, like “The Man Trap”, and there are episodes of Star Trek that are just sort of doofy, like “Who Mourns for Adonais?” But of all the bad episodes of Star Trek, none can equal “Spock’s Brain” for sheer jaw-dropping awfulness…and this is how the original series kicked off its third season.
100 Leonard Cohen - 10 New Songs 99 The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me 98 TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain 97 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky 96 The Streets - Original Pirate Material 95 Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor 94 The Libertines - Up The Brackett 93 Johnny Cash - Unearthed 92 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago 91 The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious 90 Amadou & Miriam - Dimanche A Bamako 89 Radiohead - Hail To The Thief 88 Brian Wilson - Smile 87 Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere 86 The Postal Service - Give Up 85 Coldplay - Viva La Vida 84 Eminem - The Eminem Show 83 The Black Keys - Attack & Release 82 Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R 81 Ryan Adams - Gold 80 Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood 79 The New Pornographers - Electric Version 78 Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise 77 Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out 76 Sigur Rós - ( ) 75 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 74 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium 73 Coldplay - Parachutes 72 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 71 Bright Eyes - Lifted Of The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground 70 Sleater-Kinney - The Woods 69 Missy Elliott - Under Construction 68 U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb 67 Björk - Vespertine 66 Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now 65 Manu Chao - Próxima Estación Esperanza 64 Gillian Welch - Time The Revelator 63 Kanye West - 808s And Heartbreak 62 Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary May 61 The Shins - Oh, Inverted World 60 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 59 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights 58 Danger Mouse - The Grey Album 57 Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism 56 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend 55 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand 54 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me 53 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night 52 M.I.A. - Arular 51 Spoon - Kill The Moonlight 50 Bright Eyes - I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning 49 Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine 48 TV On The Radio - Dear Science 47 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes 46 Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds 45 Kanye West - Graduation 44 System Of A Down - Toxicity 43 The Killers - Hot Fuss 42 Elliott Smith - Figure 8 41 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not 40 Kanye West - Late Registration 39 Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak 38 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker 37 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ 36 U2 - No Line On The Horizon 35 PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea 34 OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 33 Daft Punk - Discovery 32 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III 31 My Morning Jacket - Z 30 Radiohead - In Rainbows 29 Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun 28 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell 27 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 26 Cat Power - The Greatest 25 Radiohead - Amnesiac 24 Bruce Springsteen - Magic 23 D’Angelo - Voodoo 22 Green Day - American Idiot 21 Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head 20 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells 19 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black 18 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular 17 Beck - Sea Change 16 OutKast - Stankonia 15 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising 14 Jay-Z - The Black Album 13 U2 - All That You Can’t Leave Behind 12 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver 11 Bob Dylan - Love And Theft 10 Kanye West - The College Dropout 09 M.I.A. - Kala 08 Bob Dylan - Modern Times 07 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 06 Arcade Fire - Funeral 05 The White Stripes - Elephant 04 Jay-Z - The Blueprint 03 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 02 The Strokes - Is This It 01 Radiohead - Kid A
Gawker posted an article yesterday about how the Facebook script was among the most popular in Hollywood this year and surprised is an understatement for my reaction.
There’s a lot of lying going on in Aaron Sorkin's Facebook movie, and industry insiders love it: The script for The Social Network made this year’s Black List, top screenplays as chosen by execs paid to read scripts all day. The film tells the story of Facebook’s creation, adapting Ben Mezich’s book Accidental Billionaires. Entertainment Weekly has the top ten in this year’s Black List (which is determined by how many times a scripted is mentioned by the several hundred voters) and Sorkin’s script came in with 42 mentions vs. the 47 for The Muppet Man biopic that Christopher Weekes has written The tag line in the Black List (see below) is: “The story of the founders of the social networking website Facebookand how overnight success and wealth changed their lives.” But EW sexes it up as a film combining “fascinating biographical elements of Shattered Glass" — the movie about fabricating magazine writer Stephen Glass — with "the courtroom drama of Kramer vs. Kramer.” Which means it will directly tackle the dispute over who started Facebook, and the question of whether CEO Mark Zuckerberg stole the company away from its true creators.
These few sentences do present an interesting story — perhaps I chose to ignore any articles that actually touched on the true plot of the film. For some reason I always thought it was just going to feature Justin Timberlake running around the Harvard campus loving himself.
“What happened to "Snooki" was a crime and obviously extremely disturbing. After hearing from our viewers, further consulting with experts on the issue of violence, and seeing how the video footage has been taken out of context to not show the severity of this act or the resulting consequences, MTV has decided not to air "Snooki" being physically punched in next week’s episode.”—MTV Pulls “Jersey Shore” Punch Clip
“The hot tub water temperature has risen too high for Snookie’s orange skin chemicals that she begins to slowly cook. The smell of cooking Snook catches the rest of the housemates who all line up at the hot tub to feast on her boiling flesh. So that’s it. The show ends with the entire Jersey Shore cast snacking on a cast member who’s cooked in the hot tub because in reality, I couldn’t watch the last five minutes so am left to make it up. That’s what you get, America, for supporting such advertisers who support such trash in your living rooms every Thursday night.”—Brian Ries on Jersey Shore
R. Kelly is writing a memoir. If that’s not funny enough, PBS interviewer Tavis Smiley is publishing it, and if this entire thing has yet to make you laugh, Tavis Smiley’s book publishing house is called SmileyBooks. Without further ado, we’d like to respectfully (and loyally) submit the following ten titles for Mr. Kelly to use for his book — which he has misunderstanding already titled Tears, Fears, and Sweat — with the full permission, consent, and encouragement of author and management.