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This Week's Internet Diversions

Posted July 23, 2008 | 17:52:16 (EST)

Another collection of the trivial, the inane, the entertaining, and the viral.

1. At this year's Glastonbury Music Festival, the campervan-centric crowd was treated to a star-studded, diverse lineup of rock n' roll acts. Everyone from Neil Diamond through Kings of Leon and Ben Folds -- all typical festival favorites....

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Alone With Angelina

Posted July 16, 2008 | 18:58:32 (EST)

Due to a recent and significant change in my work status (from "gainfully employed" to, "not"), I've found myself with a lot more free time during the day. By myself. While friends, girlfriend, parents, and other non-bartenders head off to the subway every morning, ready to make a dollar if...

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Maher's Disbelieve it or Not

Posted June 10, 2008 | 16:01:17 (EST)

As an addendum to my column
last week, which was fashioned as a guide to some worthy Internet distractions, I'd be remiss not to add mention of the micro site launched in support of Bill Maher's new film, Religulous (coming to theaters this October). Aside from some pretty...

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This Week's Top 10 Internet Diversions

Posted June 5, 2008 | 15:07:23 (EST)

In a continuing spirit of goodwill, I have dedicated this post to a few particularly entertaining internet diversions that have kept me occupied, if not productive, this past week. Think of this column as a Cliffs Notes to the internet, culling down a massive anthology of information and entertainment into...

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Links to Other Diversions and Conversation-Starters

Posted May 20, 2008 | 14:07:15 (EST)

The Internet is a pretty vast place (world wide, in fact), and can be downright daunting, no matter what generation you belong to. Certain that an answer to any question is out there in the most comprehensive collection of facts and trivial info mankind has ever seen, the web can...

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Comic-book Movies Have Ruined Special Effects

Posted May 12, 2008 | 16:03:17 (EST)

I saw Iron Man this past week, after it had already raked in over $100 million dollars, and was as impressed as I hoped I'd be. While it probably will pale in comparison to The Dark Knight, one of the summer's other numerous comic book films, it was right up...

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3 Summer Movies I Really Hope Don't Suck

Posted April 30, 2008 | 15:21:23 (EST)

1. Speed Racer (May 9th, Warner Bros.)

This movie theoretically has a lot to be excited about. Though I have never seen the original cartoon, Speed Racer boasts a pretty legit pedigree and stacked cast. The film was written and directed by the Wachowski brothers, of Matrix fame. If...

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I Met How I Met Your Mother

Posted April 21, 2008 | 13:30:28 (EST)

When historian's look back at the early 21st century, I think they will agree that we have been living through a Great Sitcom Depression. There was a time in my life, back when kids were wearing Airwalk sneakers, Jenny McCarthy jockeyed for position on my wall with Jennifer Love Hewitt,...

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Will Ferrell is the Laziest Person in Hollywood

38 Comments | Posted March 21, 2008 | 14:02:00 (EST)

I saw Semi-Pro last week and found myself agreeing with the critical mass, that the movie was in fact terrible. The jokes were lame, the plot was extremely formulaic, and the basketball scenes didn't look real at all (the clips of the Tropics gaining their competitive edge show them...

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The Decade of Rocking Normally

Posted March 6, 2008 | 10:06:01 (EST)

Though I have extremely little tolerance for amateur videos on the internet, and only slightly more tolerance for people who like them (including my roommate, who spends all day in front of the computer watching people embarrassing themselves on-line), one of my favorite things to do on YouTube is...

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Waiting For the Juno Backlash to Begin

Posted February 20, 2008 | 14:59:00 (EST)

In almost every year and every Academy awards season, a film separates itself from the pack in both critical praise and audience adoration, becoming a front-runner not just for Best Picture but Biggest Backlash as well. The most obvious example, as memorialized by Elaine Benes, was The English Patient....

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Whistle While You Work

Posted February 6, 2008 | 16:58:00 (EST)

Through our limited work experiences, my friends and I have all been occasional victims to the menial labor at the bottom of the totem pole. It's hard to go from managing your own schedule and writing papers of your own analytical thoughts to coordinating meetings for others and not...

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The Tom Brady of ____

Posted January 31, 2008 | 18:43:00 (EST)

Super Bowl week is upon us, and conversations all across New York City will turn to the game and the Giants, as they try to topple the most hated team since the 1980 USSR Hockey squad. "Eli, put on your Superman cape" is the sentiment that will be echoed through...

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