Tuesday, January 22, 2008

This Is Funny

Hart Seely's Hardballs: How would Chris Matthews sound if he talked to men like he talks to women? @ Slate.

The Daily Planet

A Malaysian rock singer who stripped off his shirt and bared his chest to reveal a bright red Superman logo has been barred from television concerts for three months by the country’s media authority.
Superman Stunt Undoes Malaysian Rocker, New York Times

Self-styled 'comedy terrorist' Aaron Barschak told the Jewish News this week that “Jesus always beats Superman” after escaping a conviction for harassment.

Barschak was arrested in November 2006 after brandishing a pornographic magazine at Michael Jackson outside the Hempel Hotel in Craven Hill, Paddington, and allegedly shouting “Are you here for the Children in Need week, Michael?”

He refused an £80 fine and was taken to court after fan Danny Oliver, dressed in a Superman jacket, complained to patrolling police that there were children in the crowd who found the images distasteful.
'Jesus beats Superman', TotallyJewish.com

A man called Kent wearing a Superman T-shirt bit a stranger on the face and punched and kicked him in the head while he was on the floor in an unprovoked attack outside a pub, a court heard.
'Superman' Bit Stranger In The Face, Court Told, This Is Exeter.co.uk

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pauline Kael Just Blew My Mind

From Trash, Art and the Movies, in the February, 1969 issue of Harper's:

Are your ears burning, comics?

Damn, I love my Harper's subscription. Seventeen bucks, and I get to go online and read everything they've published since 1850.