Category Archives: pop culture

Boobquake 2010: You Go, Girl!

Stephen Colbert finds there may be something to Boobquake, after all. Not the Rabelaisian dimension, but scientifically proven cause and effect. After-shocks continue to rumble. Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Jerry Wexler

Jerry Wexler, the garrulous record producer with the golden ear, died yesterday at age 91. Wexler had so much to do with the sound track of my misspent youth. He gave us Ray Charles, Wilson Picket , Led Zeppelin, the … Continue reading

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The Times — Are They A-Changin’?

JibJab is back with a new satirical video for the 2008 election — Time for Some Campaignin’. JibJab seemed to invent the Internet video mashup in 2004 with This Land!, which presaged YouTube by two years. Now JibJab has a … Continue reading

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George Carlin was an American Rabelais

“Does it sound like an old friend is gone?” That’s what George Carlin said about removing a compound matrilineal redundancy from his famously scandalous comedy routine, Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television. Thanks to Carlin and free speech champions … Continue reading

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‘Born Without Earlids’: Tony Schwartz (1923-2008)

Media consultant Tony Schwartz died in New York June 15 at age 84. While he is best known for the legendary “daisy” TV ad that evoked nuclear madness in the 1964 Presidential election, I like to think of him as … Continue reading

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