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Jay Leno’s Dance Of Disingenuousness

Jeff Prince
The Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, NBC debacle just keeps getting juicier and sloppier. Leno has been a human Hacky Sack for the past few weeks among comedians, TV pundits, and bloggers (led by Blotch of course). His primetime show...


Lowlights of the GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Jimmy Fowler
What was up with that idiotic aw-shucks expression that Rick Perry wore during last night’s GOP gubernatorial primary debate? The raised eyebrows, the squinty eyes, the earnest grin-with-overbite: He looked like he was runnin...



Artists: The “New Peasants”

Anthony Mariani
A cranky old man’s complaining about “the internets” is one thing. But when the argument is coming from a tech guru who once promoted the virtues of digital piracy, you’ve got a whole ’nother story. In his new book, Y...


‘American Idol’ Continues Decline

Jeff Prince
Last night’s 2010 debut of American Idol proved one thing – when Simon Cowell quits after this season AI is DOA. Cowell is the only judge who consistently recognizes talent, cuts through the bullcorn, and isn’t afraid to ...



Conan Fights Back; Leno Still Lame

Jeff Prince
The plan hatched by NBC was perfect: move Jay Leno back to his old 10:35 p.m. (Central) time slot, push Conan O’Brien and “The Tonight Show” back to 11:05 p.m., and follow with Jimmy Fallon at five after midnight. Perfect...


Colt McCoy Loses Game, Gets Girl

Jeff Prince
I’ll bet if you polled University of Texas at Austin fans after last week’s national championship loss to Alabama, they would have rather seen McCoy win the game and fumble the girl. The former quarterback took girlfriend R...



Scenes From a Political Marriage

Kristian Lin
Harry Reid has found trouble recently from Game Change, the upcoming book on the 2008 election. The real dirt, though, is on John and Elizabeth Edwards, as detailed in this excerpt in New York magazine. I just got through readi...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys (and Jay Leno)

Jeff Prince
Watching the Dallas Cowboys pluck the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday made for a fun party with friends but I didn’t get any notes taken. See, most Cowboys games I watch alone at home, taking notes for “Off Asides.” Then ...



Happy Birthday To King, Queen

Jeff Prince
Two of the world’s greatest performance artists are celebrating birthdays today. Elvis would have been 75 today if pills hadn’t waylaid him. He was never better than when he sang this song written specifically for him t...


Vegan, Pass By

Jimmy Fowler
I’d like to introduce my new love: Hanger steak. He’s cheap, juicy, and enjoys being treated like a piece of meat. As far as I know, I first met him in chicken fried form during a recent visit to Tillman’s Roadhouse for t...