Saturday, March 7, 2015

REALLY? Carly Rae Jepsen and a surprise guest would like you to know that they Really (Really Really Really Really) Like You.
OH,, WHOA HERE SHE COMES, SHE'S A CEREAL EATER: Hall and Oates have sued a company that's making "Haulin' Oats" granola. We'll have to wait to see if the court will make their dreams come true, or whether they'll be told "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)."

Friday, March 6, 2015

THAT NAME AGAIN IS MR. PLOW:  Patrick Kerkstra, who edits my work for Philadelphia Magazine's Citified site (all of which lies beyond The Rule), wants you to see the awesome snow-removal technology that real cities get to deploy.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FRIEND OF ALOTT5MA DESK:  In one of the greatest pop culture achievements of any person I know, friend of the blog and of many here -- the Honorable Ajit V. Pai, Commissioner of the FCC -- has appeared in a Taiwanese news animation.  (0:13).  Naturally, I think the Taiwanese video does a better job explaining the issue than any cable news network.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THE RED SARLACC PIT OF PAIN:  Ladies and gentlemen--50 Shades of Hutt.
SPIN(OFF) CITY:  538 takes a deep dive into the statistics of spinoffs, though the lack of Law & Order or references to the Westphall multiverse is a downer.

Monday, March 2, 2015

I'M IN FOR 50% OF THIS IDEA: For Sharknado 3, set in Washington D.C. and other East Coast locations, Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter will play POTUS & VPOTUS.
DON'T PEE ON MY LEG AND TELL ME IT'S RAINING: In "news that makes all of us with law degrees wonder if we made the right career choices," Judge Judy has renewed her contract through 2020, when she'll be 77, and will likely make even more than her current $45 million annual payout.
THE VIRUS, THE REMBRANDT, THE MARGARITA POOL:  Yes, I will keep watching The Last Man on Earth. That was some inspired, unique television.