The White Stripes get Thumped. By Themselves.

I am, by no means, a music aficionado. I like what I like and hate most everything else.

A vast majority of my favorite artists are either dead, or long retired. When I go to the bar, my friends complain how sick they are of ‘over-played’ songs which I’ve never even heard. And to those who know me, it’s no surprise that I’d much rather go to the movie theater than to a concert. That being said, there always was one band I really wanted to see live, The White Stripes.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt New Bat-Cast Member? 3rd Rock from Gotham…

News on the web today is that 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN star Joseph Gordon Levitt is in talks to join other INCEPTION alums Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, and Christopher Nolan in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. What is not clear (besides this addition being official) is who Levitt would play.

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James T. Kirk: Ladies man and subject of Khan’s Wrath.

It happened on NBC, September 8th, 1966. The world was introduced Captain James T. Kirk and his starship “Enterprise”. His mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life, and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before…into the bed of a bunch of alien broads.

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The Wilhelm Scream: A History

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the ‘Wilhelm Scream’, you’re probably not as unfamiliar as you think.

The Wilhelm Scream is a movie sound effect, first used in 1951 on the movie DISTANT DRUMS. The sound was labeled: “man getting bit by an alligator, and he screams”. The sound is named for Private Wilhelm, a character in THE CHARGE A FEATHER RIVER, a 1953 western in which the character is shot with an arrow. This was believed to be the second movie to use the sound effect and its first use from the Warner Brothers stock sound library.

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BONES: An Essay on Shitty TV

We all have a few shows we watch that could be deemed ‘guilty pleasures,’ because they suck. Maybe we know they suck, but we still watch because of an actor we like. Or maybe the show used to be good, has run its course, and we can’t let go. Or maybe you don’t know it sucks cause I haven’t told you yet. That’s why we’re here now.

Before we move forward there is a pop-culture term called “Jumping the Shark” which refers to an episode of Happy Days where The Fonz literally jumped a shark on water skis. The idea is that when an event so monumentally stupid occurs on a show, said show can never recover. The show may continue on for years after, but it will never be able to regain the quality of product it produced prior. It is forever tarnished. I want you to know this because it will come up…

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Whatever Happened to Kevin Smith…

This is a question we could be asking a few years from now. That’s because the events of the weekend could very well destroy his career. Let me be clear, I’m a HUGE Smith fan and can’t wait till he comes back to Detroit to shoot Hit Somebody. And while I don’t think his career is in danger, I’ve been wrong before…

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Dr. Ndamukong: or How I learned to stop worrying & love a rookie…

So the Lions appear to have finally done something right. Last year’s 1st round pick, DT Ndamukong Suh exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. He plays old school, punch ’em in the mouth football. And the maturity he’s shown so far in his early career has been impressive to say the least.

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Conveyors of Common Sense…

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