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Gall Of Fame: Baseball’s Most Loathed Players
January 7, 2010 – 3:31 PM | 163 Comments
Gall Of Fame: Baseball’s Most Loathed Players

Which baseball player do you despise above (or perhaps “below”) all others?Which name, upon its mention, sends your heart rate up into a hate gyre?
Do you hate the same players now that you did when …

Editorial Comments In Cat-Barf Form, Vol. 1
August 27, 2009 – 8:18 PM | 28 Comments
Editorial Comments In Cat-Barf Form, Vol. 1

Barfed on: my notes for a recap of the two-part 21 Jump Street pilot; a catalog from Costume Express whose back page pictures a tween girl in a slutty-goblin outfit; a final-issue notice from Star …

Shea Good-Bye
June 29, 2009 – 2:05 PM | 6 Comments
<I>Shea Good-Bye</I>

I like Keith Hernandez, but as a TV commentator, he has weaknesses.Leaving aside the “what’s that betty doing in the dugout” incident, Hernandez tends to dwell more than I’d like on the kind of analysis …

Shut up, St. Patrick’s Day
March 16, 2009 – 8:29 PM | 99 Comments
Shut up, St. Patrick’s Day

Ireland, Irish people, Irish culture, Irish Spring soap, Kathy Ireland — I’ve got no beef with them, corned or otherwise.   I could do without shitty Oirish accents of film and television, but that’s not …

Sober House: Discuss.
February 25, 2009 – 12:01 PM | 15 Comments

I’ve got a Vine and a Crushed Film Festival entry in progress, but while you wait for those, you can discuss the latest Sober House-nanigans here. Linda and I have had a brief IM -versation …

Pete Rose has a MySpace page
December 22, 2008 – 7:53 AM | 21 Comments

And it’s freakin’ hideous.
I don’t know why Pete ROSE of all goddamn people lives in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of North America, but if he’s going to live there, and he’s going to sign …

Heaven’s Gate
December 8, 2008 – 9:45 PM | 24 Comments
<I>Heaven’s Gate</I>

how old you’ll be when the movie’s finally over
I couldn’t finish it; I couldn’t get through even an hour.The movie is manifestly, immediately, deeply and groundlessly in love with itself; like almost everyone else with …

You can’t spell “GOOP” without “poo”
September 25, 2008 – 6:22 PM | 61 Comments

For the love of little Apples (or, if you like, “sweet fancy Moses”), Gwyneth Paltrow: SHUT UP.   Not that I’m confident I know what in the hell you’re on about with the “nourish the …

April 3, 2008 – 4:03 PM | 41 Comments

My initial reaction to Governor Corzine’s planting the flag on the congestion pricing issue: tough beans, duder. Price you pay for moving to Jersey. You get good schools, you get good trees, and you get …

Pronunciation peeve du jour
February 27, 2008 – 12:15 PM | 150 Comments

The word is not “preg-net.” The word is “preg-NANT.” “-NANT.” When you pronounce it “pregnet,” you sound like a five-year-old. Stop it.
The fact that it’s 90210 reruns of the Jackie-and-Mel-spawn era that drew my ire …