Ron Jenkins

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These Cars Are Too Fast and Too Furious
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March 1, 2012 on Best New Party Game: Tyler Perry Movie Titles
Yeah, that was my favorite part from the recap. I posted it in my Gchat status as a sign of respect. Also, Max's Celebrity Cook Off recaps for Grantland were literary/humor gold. http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/40217/rachael-vs-guy-celebrity-cook-off-apocalypse 'What about a macaroni salad?' was the highlight of my year. Everything in 2012 is just aiming for 2nd place.
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March 1, 2012 on Top Chef S09E16: Season Finale
I hope Max keeps doing Top Chef recaps.
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March 1, 2012 on Top Chef S09E16: Season Finale
All of Paul's photos look like they were taken in the early 70s.
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February 9, 2012 on Top Chef S09E13: Welcome Back, Beverly
The Life Story of Gene Marks (http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2011/12/12/if-i-was-a-poor-black-kid/)
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February 6, 2012 on Best New Party Game 62: “What’s That Movie?”
Hunger.
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February 6, 2012 on Best New Party Game 62: “What’s That Movie?”
What's that movie where things are too fast and too furious?
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February 6, 2012 on Best New Party Game 62: “What’s That Movie?”
Felt exactly the same. Essentially, it was just a waste of eleven and a half minutes, which in the grand scheme of my entire life is ok, but in the grand scheme of my night, was not ok.
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February 2, 2012 on Top Chef S09E12: Pee Wee’s BUGH Adventure
Which would fall in line with my conspiracy of Asian-Americans taking over Yelp.
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January 27, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
It seemed like in Nyesha's first episode of Top Chef everyone was really impressed by her resume. It seemed like to me she was the favorite. But then she just kept making dishes that seemed more appropriate for a Trader Joe's samples station (lots of prosaic-seeming combinations in my opinion).
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January 27, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
Re Beverly making it back Yeah, I have a feeling one of two things will happen next week: Sarah or Lindsay will be eliminated and square off with Beverly in Last Chance Kitchen OR Beverly will win Last Chance Kitchen (against someone like Ed or Grayson) and the big tease for the episode in two weeks will be Beverly's return.
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January 26, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
I feel glad to have been able to watch the following two things on LCK: 1. "The Toughest Man I've Ever Met" reading Tom's invitation to 'the kitchen' and then standing in the contestant's kitchen, waiting for Tom to show up. 2. Beverly being a bitch (or as much of a bitch as she could be) to Nayesha. I was skeptical about the value of Last Chance Kitchen but it has been consistently fun over the past few weeks, perhaps cresting with last night's webisode.
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January 26, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
I want to talk about Last Chance Kitchen.
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January 26, 2012 on Top Chef S09E11: Those Who Live By The Chicken Salad Sandwich, Die By The Chicken Salad Sandwich
Yo yo, Chet Haze on some Larry Crowne shit, nah mean?
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June 29, 2011 on Chet Haze Official Music Video, Son!
Shannon Elizebeth got "Chris Brown'd" by that car.
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June 17, 2011 on Chris Brown (Featuring Justin Bieber) “Next 2 U” Open Thread
I imagine one way to start this conversation is by talking about the perceived intentions of the artists involved. This all amounts to individuals individually gauging the intentions of the artists based on the information available and whatever our own critical faculties may be. One may not perceive the same intentions as another observer or as the artist her/himself but I think treating this kind of situation in this manner respects the perspectives of others while at the same time allowing people to emotionally respond to something without feeling philosophically neutered in doing so. So for this specific situation it seems what bugs me at least and I think what seems to be bugging a lot of people about that part of Tracy Morgan's set is that judging from the words used the perception of his intentions seem to have been malicious. I think this has to do with the specificity of his words. To me, reading what he reportedly said, it seemed like he was trying to meaningfully create a specific argument about why being gay was bad or something of that negative nature. This caused me to view what he said in a negative light; therefore rendering it unenjoyable. I don't feel the same way about OFWGKTA. Their music has always seemed to me more about narratives than about commentaries, greater characterized (in my opinion) by the qualities of fiction rather than speech, essay, etc. In other words, I perceive their intentions in their music to be artistic intentions rather than intentions aspiring to be persuasive. It's a tough distinction but for me, an important one, as I'd like to be as open-minded to artistic possibilities as possible. Note, I'm not saying others should or should not do the same; I'm just saying how I feel about this with hopes of perhaps clarifying this confusion for others who feel similarly.
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June 15, 2011 on Louis C.K. Weighs In On The Tracy Morgan Scandal As All The “Videogum Promises” Crash Into Each Other And Explode
'It gets Eddard.'
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June 14, 2011 on Get Well Soon, Sean Bean!
Did you notice how when Kevin Bacon is making that speech to the baby X-Men and he says something about 'enslaving' and then the edit cuts right to a close up of Darwin?
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June 6, 2011 on The Videogum Movie Club: X-Men: First Class
the best part about this story was that he arguing with his wife about where his house was located. pretty typical marital argument.
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April 18, 2011 on What Was Nicolas Cage’s Prison Nickname?