Posts Tagged ‘susan boyle’

So, what’s in the news today? Let’s power up the ol’ intermachine and find out OH GOD MY EYES NO WHY WHY

Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan dating.” Yeah, just…let that sink in, for a little bit.

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story”?! COME ON. (Though I will say, I actually do hope this leads to some kind of career, as opposed to some kind of horrible Scottish William Hung situation. Because I am not sure Susan Boyle could take the rejection and have to head back to week after week of karaoke. Not that I have anything against the ancient art of karaoke.)

(And now I’m wondering where William Hung’s TV movie is.)

“Bruce Wayne’s ultimate challenge — Batman vs. history itself!” Just leave it to Grant Morrison to imply that Batman’s always had an unspoken grudge against the whole of human experience. While also promoting that his new series, “The Return of Bruce Wayne” will feature – seriously – Caveman/Viking Batman, Cowboy Batman, and Pirate Batman, among others.

Most adult decision I’ve made this year was not “Move in with girlfriend.” It was, in fact, “Having 300 cable channels is not worth spending $180 a year.” I mean, as important as having the Biography channel available in case I want to watch “Caddyshack – the Inside Story,” more often than not I just end up setting my DVR to record things I only had a vague, passing interest in in the first place to justify having this many channels – which is how I ended up watching the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. (This is, however, the only decent reason to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still.)

Something I just now realized about myself, upon gazing at this promo shot of next Christmas’s Tron Legacy and wondering, “will that haircut make Olivia Wilde act any better?”  – I have never seen Tron. Gonna have to fix that. Wait – is Tron actually any good, or is it just One of Those Movies?

Quote of the week:  “I mean, if you don’t want to see a movie with Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle, I’m not sure I want to know you.” – Warren Ellis, on the forthcoming screen adaptation of his “Red” miniseries


Deadlines piling up at work, so let’s just toss out some thoughts and see how long it takes before I start talking about the apocalypse:susan-boyle

–          Susan Boyle: I don’t get it. It’s not that I don’t think she has an excellent singing voice – as a matter of fact, I still haven’t bothered listening to her, as I’m not much of a Les Mis fan. It’s not that, if you take away the whole “singing” aspect, you might assume she’s actually Jack Black in drag on some kind of Funny-or-Die skit.  It’s that the underlying reason for the clip’s popularity seems to be “Oh look, unattractive people can also sing!”, which is so mindbendingly stupid and patronizing that I cannot for the life of me understand how it’s gained as much notoriety as it has.