Monday, May 3, 2010

...For The Ride Home: How much would you pay to work at The Huffington Post, Derby ratings are great, Primus is touring and Mr. West, Mr. West

Well, you knew this was coming. Fantastically wonderful weekend (even with the unfortunate Derby result, as we will speak of below), and the highlights came from two movies. First, Carey Mulligan is a doll. An absolute doll. Craig Ferguson even agrees, as you will see above. If "Up In The Air" is 1A in 2009, then "An Education" is 1B. It exceeded all expectations and now a complete crush is in full effect (though don't worry, we won't dedicate an entire week to her. It was tempting, though. Awfully tempting.) The second movie? Easily the funniest movie of 2009, "In The Loop." The most comedic, laugh-out-loud sentence was uttered, though I will not repeat it in this particular post in fear that it will be spoiled for those who venture out to rent it. Because really, you should rent it. Like, tonight. And stop with your proclimations regarding "The Hangover." It wasn't even the funniest movie Zach Galifianakis was in...last year. In any case, I now begin my task in finding a version of Carey Mulligan I can trick into thinking I'm cool. Say a prayer. In the meantime, check out these links, and prepare yourself for what some say is the best month out there.

The funniest author of all time thinks the Beach Boys made the greatest album in the history of music. And Cheez-its are essential to life. Great, fun read. (Popmatters)

Wow, a lot is being made about Tim Tebow going to Denver. Stress the wow. (The Big Lead)

Primus is touring. Neat. Side: Once saw them in a theater and the power to the room went out for over 15 minutes. Drummer Tim Alexander offered up an incredible acoustic drum solo and, as expected, Les Claypool cracked a thousand brilliant one-line jokes into no microphone. Oh. And “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver” is one of the greatest funk-rock jams ever. Ever. (Pollstar)

Lost money on the Derby this weekend. But the ratings were great, so at least somebody won. (USA Today)

The price of an internship at The Huffington Post? Nine grand. (Yahoo)

Alluded to this last night, and the wonderful Robin Givhan agrees with us: The fashion at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner took a turn for the better. (Washington Post)

What? You didn’t hear Limp Bizkit is making a comeback?! (Limp Bizkit)

“Limpy, chunky, boogie-eating chump, B/Acting out of place like Hootie singing country.” Came across this weeks ago, but didn’t link it. The episode aired last night. Say what you want about Kanye, but it’s stuff like this that makes you not entirely despise him. (MTV)

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