…Rabbi Sklar [of Scarsdale!] calls the Coens modern-day Jewish prophets....– The New York Times, on A Serious Man
Members of the “God Hates Fags” church came to town today, for their super-classy pre-Yom Kippur tour of Brooklyn that didn’t at all reek of home school and meth face. Here’s a recap of a hot counter-protest at Brooklyn Tech, and another, via the below link. Also, check out this awesome dog. youngmanhattanite: Fuck Yeah, Jews, Fuck Yeah, Fags.
Thick As Thieves | Dlisted →
In Randy Quaid news: WHAT?????
Twitter faux pas: 20 dreadful types of tweet -... →
Totes, totes, guilty, totes, totes….
8 "Cougar Town" Spoilers by Julie Klausner
Way to go, Washington State
The latest to allow lesbian weddings!
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From my Email Inbox
Rachel Shukert: Did you see that episode of Real Housewives of ATL where Nene was like: “I’m a size 10. I could probably get down to an 8, but I don’t feel like it. Why? Because I’m fucking HOOOOONGRY.” She is a national treasure. Me: THAT WAS MY FAVORITE QUOTE OF ALL TIME. Why can’t we sneak into the VH1 Divas show tonight? Did you see Nene’s tweet...
Melrose Place: Meet The Parents
Melrose Place: Meet The Parents - Soap Operas - Videogum The latest Melrose 2000 recap is up! Thanks, as always, to Jesse for Sherpa’ing me up Melrose Mountain and back again.
Jeremy Piven sues over 'The Piven Monologues' →
According to Page Six, Jeremy Piven is suing the Public Theater over ‘The Piven Monologues,’ a reading I participated in last night. Now, if I can just get Tucker Max to sue the UCB over the sketch show I directed, I’ll finally be able to sleep the sleep of the just. [Thanks Jack, for the link]
“When you’re writing and come to a rough spot and the ideas just...– Larry Gelbart (1928-2009), on advice he would give to writers beginning their careers. From Mike Sacks’ exceptional book, And Here’s The Kicker.
Videogum: THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA: DON'T BE... →
“So the guy just starts pulling wigs out of his bag and is like “here are a bunch of wigs that I made because I am a professional and I know about wigs,” and Kim is like “great now I have a company.” I just don’t understand! Do you really need to have gone to business school to understand Atlanta entrepreneurship? Why doesn’t the guy in the high heels just...
This Monday at 7:30, I’ll be reading in The Piven Monologues at Joe’s Pub. They’ve added another performance on October 2nd! You can buy tickets here. I’m also going to be participating in this reading on Friday the 18th at 7 PM. What exactly I will be reading is an exciting mystery!
Judge Rejects Copyright Suit Against Jessica... →
No justice, no peace.
Yoga Dogz →
Good news! Someone has figured out the worst possible use for Photoshop. Here are pictures of dogs manipulated to look as though they can consent to doing yoga poses. I’m sorry. [Via URLesque]
Rejected Dialogue From Steel Magnolias, by Julie...
Shelby: I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
M'Lynn: Well, have you seen that episode of MR. BELVEDERE where Mr. Belvedere gets addicted to pinball?
Shelby: Mama, that's only 22 minutes not counting commercials.
M'Lynn: Shelby, those commercials are wonderful too.
Melrose Place: The Ghost in the Pool →
Guys! Here is my recap of last night’s premiere of the new Melrose Place. It’s the first thing I’ve written for Videogum, so I’m super excited about it. Enjoy! Special thanks to Jesse, my spirit animal, for guiding me through the wilderness that is this important remake.
Stephen Bochco's Leslie Mann
Character actress Barbara Bosson is best known as the former wife of Stephen Bochco, who used her in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Murder One, and most importantly, Cop Rock. Think of Bosson as Bochco’s Leslie Mann, or Mamet’s Rebecca Pidgeon. The only thing that’s of particular interest regarding Bosson in the scheme of muse/auteur couples is that Bochco seemed to bend over...
You see what happens, Larry? You see what happens when you find a stranger in...– Via an edited-for-television broadcast of The Big Lebowski. Swear to Monday to Friday God.
I'm Following You
For Your Entertainment: If you see something in your Tumblr Dashboard that says “thatsimportant started following you,” I’m reading your posts. That’s right—me! Ol’ Klausner! Julie Two-Cakes! Now, here is a Youtube video of two children tap dancing along to Madonna’s old-timey sounding track, “I’m Following You” from Dick Tracy, because...
The Difference Between Cher & Lady Gaga
The one thing we cannot abide is pretentiousness, says my friend Gary, who is right. There is a loving home for you in the American Pop Culture Zeitgeist if you are ridiculous and get it, if you are exuberant and awful, and if you are bats and scared. But if you are anything and full of yourself, you are fucked. Cher wears crazy shit with a half-smile on her face. She did a sketch show where she...