Comments from krup

And "I Wanna Be Your Lover" is a Prince song not a Beatles castoff. I believe you meant "I Wanna Be Your Man" (which was a castoff written for The Rolling Stones).
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November 27, 2013 on Beatles Albums From Worst To Best
I'm not going to take the bait and argue with this list, but I will be a music nerd and argue with this statement: "'Till There Was You' is an early example of Paul's fondness (and knack) for old-timey balladry..." "Till There Was You" was not written by Paul, it was written by Meredith Wilson for the 1957 musical, "The Music Man." Unless of course you meant to infer that Paul had a knack for choosing and singing old-timey (7 year old) cheese.
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November 27, 2013 on Beatles Albums From Worst To Best
Questlove asked Elvis if they could work together so who is using who? Also, I never heard about the B.B. King rumor, but the Ray Charles story is ancient, drunken, very stupid history - a dumb attempt to get a rise out of a bunch of drunk American musicians. It worked and very nearly derailed Elvis' career. Sam Moore, Solomon Burke, Allen Toussaint, and Questlove, to name but a few extremely talented African Americans who have collaborated with E.C., appear to have forgiven him. Perhaps Dad should give E.C. a chance.
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September 18, 2013 on Deconstructing: Elvis Costello, The Roots, And Album-Length Team-Ups
Just realized my two quibbles were really three. Lists!!!
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August 12, 2013 on Elvis Costello Albums From Worst To Best
This is both a great list and a fantastic overview of the most gifted singer-songwriter of the past 30 or so years. Only two real quibbles: I'd move This Year's Model to number 1, Get Happy! to number 2, and I'd move Mighty Like a Rose more towards the middle if, for nothing else, "So Like Candy", "Couldn't Call It Unexpected", "Hurry Down Doomsday", and "Invasion Hit Parade".
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August 12, 2013 on Elvis Costello Albums From Worst To Best
Via Warming Glow: Gizblow and Menorah the Explorer and Teddy Graham People and Gay Liotta and ALF in a trench coat and Black George Washington and Germufs and DJ Baby Bok Choy and Asian Balkis and Human Parking Cones and Bologna Danza and Spud Webb Read more:
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May 20, 2013 on Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck And Kanye West
Have you seen that show Girls on HBO? It's so racist.
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February 22, 2013 on How To Do The Actual Harlem Shake
'90s Cartoon Harlem Shake:
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February 13, 2013 on As Far As Memes Go, The “Harlem Shake” Is A Pretty Good One
I'm going to guess that the thin-skinned members of my family from Minnesota would be offended by this commercial (they were offended by Fargo without having seen it). The Jamaicans I know would probably be amused by the spot. Does this spot have fun with cultural stereotypes? Definitely. Is it hurtful? Doubtful (unless you are a thin-skinned Minnesotan). The fact is this commercial wasn't racist until Charles Blow declared it was in the NY friggin' Times and that's when the Internet jumped on the finger-pointing bandwagon.
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January 31, 2013 on A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: VW’s Racist Super Bowl Commercial
My main problem with the interview was the lack of black, hispanic, and asian people.
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May 4, 2012 on Lena Dunham on The Colbert Report
I've heard this is Dan Quayle's favorite commercial of all time.
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January 30, 2012 on A Brief Note On The Ferris Bueller Super Bowl Commercial
Gabe and many of his sycophants have some weird kind of bug up their asses when it comes to Gervais. We get it. You don't like him. So why do you waste so much time talking about him? This post should have been about how shitty the profile and the profiler are, not about how (seemingly) self-involved Gervais is. Almost all of Gabe's examples are sentences written by the profiler not words that came from Gervais himself so this whole post is really just Gabe making assumptions based on his bizarre hatred of man he should care nothing about. Move on. Or else you'll end up being just like the man you hate.
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January 12, 2012 on Duh Aficionado Magazine: Ricky Gervais Is An Asshole
Gabe, you're such a ridiculous hypocrite. You can shit all over Tim Allen but Ricky Gervais can't? You think Tom Cruise's "Sunday outfit" is fantastic fodder for insult jokes but Gervais' absolutely brilliant Cruise-Travolta-Scientology joke was hackneyed? Oy.
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November 17, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Proves There Is No God By Returning As Golden Globes Host
What, no link to the Johnny Depp/Ricky Gervais Golden Globes-referencing clip? ( You are such a mong. I mean slut.
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October 27, 2011 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
It actually was a great interview (well, the responses were great; Leno is just a hopelessly awful interviewer). President Obama is a thoughtful, intelligent adult with a healthy sense of humor which makes most Americans' heads explode (since America clearly doesn't deserve to have an adult in charge of the country).
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October 26, 2011 on Obama Clarifies His Stance On Keeping Up With The Kardashians
So you think it's okay to throw the word "slut" around as long as you're just joking?
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October 20, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Has Gone Completely Off The Rails
Didn't Kelly imply Scarlett Johansson was a "SLUT" for dating lots of men in a previous post? Isn't that being completely insensitive to women (and Ms. Johansson)? hypocrisygum is depressing the shit out of me.
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October 19, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Has Gone Completely Off The Rails
I'm sorry but “My favourite drink is toilet" is fucking hilarious and this is one of my all time favourite songs. politicallycorrectgum is depressing me.
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October 19, 2011 on Ricky Gervais Has Gone Completely Off The Rails
You missed Louis C.K.'s brilliant Jackie Kennedy defense on Real Time: Too soon?
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September 22, 2011 on The Videogum “Louis C.K. Promise”: Behind The Dane Cook Episode
Girl Drink Drunk!
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July 19, 2011 on True Blood S04E04: Fairy Drink Drunk
There's was a not so vague racist "joke" in both episodes that have aired so far (I think both were uttered by Elijah Wood's annoying sister). Completely out of left field, completely unnecessary and completely loathsome. As a "dog person", I enjoyed the pilot which featured some pretty great dog behavior jokes (such as Wilfred turning in circles before sitting on the couch). I was disappointed that the second episode seemed to have dropped much of the dog stuff in favor of plot development. Let's see how episode three turns out...
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July 7, 2011 on Here Are Some Afternoon Links!
One of the weirdest experiences of my life: Hired by TNT to do the press junket for Bonfire of the Vanities. All of us were brought to a screening the night before and all of us left the theater absolutely miserable. Then, the next day we were escorted to the hotel suite where we had to individually interview Brian DePalma, Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks. Time to work on our acting chops: "Loved the movie Brian." "Terrific casting!" "You were wonderful Bruce." etc. DePalma looked suicidal. Willis was a total dick. And Tom Hanks was the nicest, warmest, most genial person I had ever met. It felt completely genuine. But, yeah, most of his movies have sucked since Splash and Big.
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June 22, 2011 on Tom Hanks Dances On Univision Weather Report And Chet Haze Reference
Wow, Gabe must have watched this show in an alternate universe. This is the first time in years that I've actually watched the show in real time and it was painful. With the exception of the Ambiguously Gay Duo (not live), the Corn Syrup spot (not live and already used) and the Ann-Margret "sketch", this show was dead on arrival. The cold open was cold as usual (we get it Lorne: you're a Republican). I actually like Ed Helms but he muffed every single scene he was in. His monologue was full of crickets and didn't click until the payoff (which is a pretty tired concept -- who in the audience didn't think he had a goofy outfit on under his shirt and pants?). In fairness to Ed, I think he was underused (but maybe because he kept muffing everything up in rehearsal?) -- I actually felt sorry for him. I think he went into witness protection for half of the show after What's Up With That (which is seriously played out). And finally, I'm pretty sure that Weekend Update didn't contain a single joke. Back to watching Sundays on the DVR!
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May 16, 2011 on Saturday Night Live: Ed Helms And Paul Simon
I wonder if they all had a good laugh with director John Landis about that time he killed Vic Morrow and those two young children.
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April 28, 2011 on The Three Amigos Reunited!
It's nice to see that the majority of monsters refused to take Gabe's cynical bait. Is it just me or has Gabe become even more cynical since returning from L.A.?
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April 19, 2011 on The Help Trailer, You Guys
"And what do all of these songs have in common?" "Headbands."
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March 16, 2011 on Glee S02E16: They Fuckin Kissed Each Other’s Mouths, You Fuckin Guyz (…and Gleegionalz)
"...when I finished the last page, I returned to the first and felt my mind fall out" - That's exactly what I did when I finished the book on a beach in Jamaica and that's exactly what happened to my mind. Thanks for posting this Mans.
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March 14, 2011 on David Foster Wallace Interview Outtakes