Here's a Previously Unpublished "Mr. Wrong" Column from February 2014

Here is a previously unpublished Mr. Wrong column from February of 2014, which was never printed in City Paper, the Alternative Weekly in Baltimore, Maryland. The column was written as CP was being sold to the Baltimore Sun Media Group, which publishes the Baltimore Sun, a daily newspaper owned by Tribune Publishing.… » 12/11/14 12:16pm 12/11/14 12:16pm

Here's a List of People to Fire Over Fareed Zakaria's Plagiarism

Lloyd Grove, on the Daily Beast, in a sort of irony/empathy juggling act, wrote about Washington Post columnist, contributing editor for The Atlantic, New York Times bestselling author, and "CNN Presenter" Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sundays on CNN (check your local listings) and the trouble he's in… » 11/17/14 2:58pm 11/17/14 2:58pm

I'm not sure, but I think maybe the font is very close to "Los Angeles," one of the original Apple bitmap fonts? A lotta times thoughtful typography is based on inside jokes. The schlock-design aspect of this is using all caps with a script-y typeface. And the graduated color fill, urp. Now I'm gonna go… » 9/18/14 4:25pm 9/18/14 4:25pm

Good Night, Don Pardo, 1918-2014

Don Pardo was an announcer at NBC for 60 years. He started in television so long ago it was on the radio, in 1944. The heaviest moment of his career was in 1963, when he was "booth announcer" on a shift at WNBC-TV in New York. Pardo did an off-camera "rip-and-read," from a big marked-up paper printout of an Associated… » 8/22/14 4:01pm 8/22/14 4:01pm

THE EXPENDABLES 3 is the third THE EXPENDABLES movie

The animal spirit of The Expendables 3 is a giant fleshy machine gun made out of a bronzed, tumescent, veiny biceps and meaty forearm, and it's flying around, screaming, belching explosion-flames, smoking a cigar, and shooting out greasy bullets all over everything while it cracks jokes about Bruce Willis. » 8/15/14 10:23am 8/15/14 10:23am

Ah, I remember the days of the Office Microwave and the sad little LEAN CUISINE® boxes people had stacked up in the Office Fridge. I always used to wish there was an office Iron Skillet. If it's unflavored micropop it's not as bad as BUTTER BLAST™ or whatever, but yeah, people don't bother to monitor their charge and… » 7/16/14 2:43pm 7/16/14 2:43pm

The three-way bulbs I hoarded, to the last one, failed on the first level of illumination so now they are two-ways. Compact fluourscents were a giant ripoff, and I've had many of them fail years before they were supposed to, but I'll go in on whatever I am forced to go in on, LED, sure, the Xmas lights I bought are… » 7/01/14 11:23am 7/01/14 11:23am

Jeopardy! Vs. Wheel of Fortune: Which One Makes You Feel Dumber?

I am a Thought Leader of Television, and so I've been asked to ruminate on the Big News that Jeopardy!—yeah! the exclamation point! is officially part of the title!—beat Wheel of Fortune in the ratings a coupla weeks ago, the first time in over a decade, and is this perhaps an indicator that maybe America is trending… » 6/25/14 9:41am 6/25/14 9:41am