Today I offer a frustratingly joyful--if joyfully frustrated--celebration of a book which seems to have been written just for you, by which I mean me, us. It arrives to meet a need, answer a desire. It's impossible, finally, for The Bibliofella not to share without also going on and on, and in this ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB, 24, 8:18 A.M.: See Time's response at the end of the post. ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 23, 12:09 P.M.: This week's Time magazine cover boldly declares "Yo Decido. Why Latinos will pick the next President." The accompanying story by Michael Scherer explores how the rising force that ... More >>
And the ambulance chasers are off: Just hours after the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was announced, eBay is already filled with dozens of "memorial items."Your always expected T-shirts and stickers are there, sure, but what about a domain name going for $14K? Or an iDead decal for your bo ... More >>
Courtney Love caused a teeny stir this week when she raved about the hallucinogenic tea Ayahuasca. Sounding like a frat boy detailing his first blunt, Love shared some of the urban legends surrounding Ayahuasca, namely, that users experience identical visions of a mysterious "Black guy" (Editor ... More >>
chrisphoto / Flickr / Creative CommonsInvestigation Discovery's new true-crime documentary series "Unusual Suspects" focuses on crimes committed by people you wouldn't expect to commit crimes. Like illegal immigrants! Just kidding, we're talking about characters like the "All-American boy next do ... More >>
Edwin GoeiFor the most part, the recent article in Time magazine this week on Roy Choi of Kogi and the food truck phenomenon did not reveal anything new. But there was one thing in it that confirms something that I've long suspected: Kogi got the idea for their Korean tacos from a food blog ... More >>
Gustavo muses about John Lackey's departure from the Angels here. The post ends with a dig about inbound Angel Hideki Matsui, whose future tenure our Winter Mexican League All-Star compares to that of Mets-and-Expo-great-turned-Halo-bust Hubie Brooks. But 'Stavo is forgetting that "Godzilla," the ... More >>
Edwin GoeiSee the sign above? Add this to the redundant redundancy files (see what I did there?).
99 cent breakfast "weekdays starting at 9:30 am & weekends at 9:30 am!" it says. Not "everyday starting at 9:30 am", but "weekdays starting at 9:30 am & weekends at 9:30 am!" It's ... More >>
John McCain wanted Christopher Cox fired as the George W. Bush-appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Los Angeles Times opined that Cox's chairmanship will be characterized by missing the signs that Wall Street was poised for a meltdown, noting the critics who said Cox's
l ... More >>
Time magazine has revealed a list of the top ten worst fast-food meals. "Worst", in this case, meaning the highest in calories, fat or sodium. Everything from salads to shakes, sold by everyone from Applebee's to KFC, makes the grade. Topping the bill is Outback Steakhouse's Aussie Cheese Fries, wei ... More >>
You'll be forgiven if you take a fleeting glance at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific's latest tourist-season promotion and feel deja vu all over again. After all, posters with teeth-blaring maneaters and a "Shark Summer" logo with an ominous fin replacing the "a" in shark do evoke memories of ... More >>
Washington Post TV columnist Tom Shales has the scoop on the new incarnation of one of Time magazine's top 100 shows ever, Mystery Science Theater 3000.
For those unfamiliar with the Comedy Central program, which premiered -- this can't be right, can it? -- 20 years ago, creator Joel Hodgson's them ... More >>
Tired (literally) of dragging your sorry ass out of bed at 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to crank out another 500 words on your first (second, third) novel? Sinking facedown onto the desk at work by mid-afternoon because of sleep deprivation?
Your problems are over.
At last night’s O ... More >>
Freelancer Ben Westhoff (you may recognize the name from "The Efron Scandal") posted this provocative list on our sister paper Pitch Weekly's blog. We reprint it here because this is a time of giving (said the atheist).
By BEN WESTHOFF
1. Worst Album: Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
This cerebral garbag ... More >>
Feature writer Shawn Smith has the latest on the psychedelic kiddie show scene:
The gamble paid off. Yo Gabba Gabba creators Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz (our cover boys a few weeks back) got the news they’ve been waiting for. Yo Gabba Gabba, the frenetically fun kids show with the dancing ... More >>
Last week, we noticed that a photo of me watching a 3-D presentation made it into USA Today.
Earlier this morning, I was told the photo was also on AOL. And then today, I see it on Time Magazine's website (thanks KT for the tip-off!)
Be nice if they actually identified me in the pic. But anonymous ... More >>
Faithful readers of ¡Ask a Mexican! know that my favorite whipping boy is the Guatemalans.
Turns out, according to Time magazine's blog, chapines also serve the same purpose for presidential candidate John McCain.
Is the Mexican influencing national sentiment toward the Mayan menace?
The Beast, the alt paper that howls at the world from the wintry, chicken wing-splattered wasteland that is Buffalo, now has the 2006 version of its always entertaining 50 Most Loathsome People in America online. The list of the loathsome features those you might expect (Bush, James Dobson, Ryan Se ... More >>
The AP wires are humming today with news that Brian Doyle, former deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has been sentenced. Doyle was caught sending sexually explicit messages to Sheriff's deputies posing as a 14-year-old girl named Ashlynne, for which he has been sentenced ... More >>
Who knew that our political and military leaders were such a bunch of ol' sentimental softies? As a gift for the Iraqi people to mark the third invasion of their country, our leaders got them a miniature version of the invasion, Operation Swarmer. The mini-invasion has all feature that made that ful ... More >>