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Whither The Funky Bunch?
November 16, 2011 – 1:15 PM | 34 Comments
Whither The Funky Bunch?

You know what song you don’t hear much anymore? “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. You do hear it sometimes, like at the nail salon, but you don’t hear it much, because …

The NC Double Shot Round of 64, Flight 3
May 20, 2011 – 10:04 AM | 39 Comments
The NC Double Shot Round of 64, Flight 3

Today’s write-ups by Sarah D. Bunting. Confused? Click here. Don’t know the ingredients? Google, baby.
1 Martini / Gibson vs. 16 Pink Lady. I used to have a boyfriend who refused to eat potato salad because …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Virtuosity
December 20, 2010 – 10:04 PM | 6 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Virtuosity</I>

The Movie: Virtuosity
The Crush Object: William Fichtner, initially
The Story: LAPD is working with LETAC, a Halliburton-type software company, on developing a virtual-reality program that uses a composite virtual killer named SID 6.7 (Russell Crowe) to …

21 Jump Street: “21 Jump Street, Part 1”
September 1, 2009 – 7:44 PM | 28 Comments
<I>21 Jump Street</I>: “21 Jump Street, Part 1”

Credits.Speaking of credit, I have to give it to the theme song: it’s unpleasant to listen to, and yet it gets stuck in my head every time.
A suburban family, the Weckerles, readies for supper.The dialogue …