What we read while wondering what beats DJ AM is trying to impress Ted Kennedy with:
- William Safire takes on “clunkers”, a word that has been amusing since the “Cash for Clunkers” initiative began.
- Just as predictable as John S liking Inglourious Basterds was David Denby of The New Yorker hating it: He called it “too shallow to be called nihilism.” Tarantino took over Sky Movies a few weeks ago, and lists and discusses his favorite movies since 1992, as well as There Will Be Blood and a cool story about Martin Scorcese. Here also is a compilation of lists where he discusses his favorite movies of all-time.
- AV Club has crossed a line taking on a scene from one of NPI’s favorite movies: the “It’s Not Your Fault” scene from Good Will Hunting. Granted it may be a bit melodramatic, but “moronic” seems harsh. And as for the claim that “words lose power with repetition,” well, I defy you to watch this scene from The Wire and defend that claim.
- Anyone who’s not already excited for the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm–coming September 20–should get excited: First of all, more Curb, and second of all, it’s a quasi-Seinfeld reunion. Just be careful who you quote the lines to.
- As longtime devotees of Degrassi, it’s great to see Jimmy Brooks doing his thing. And walking. The walking’s cool, too.
- Not sure what was more interesting: The New York Times’ cover story (in Sports) on the possibility that Miguel Tejada tipped pitches and didn’t hustle after ground balls hit by Dominican friends in close games (yeah, there’s a small sample size), OR Deadspin’s dead-on critique of David Waldstein’s frustrating “say-it-already” way of making his point. Our question: Why was this article printed now?