Friday, June 11, 2010

...For The Ride Home: The Tonys are this weekend, Jay-Z remixes M.I.A., a day in the life of Hanson and the World Cup begins

Write these words back down!!!! Goodness, four exclamation points. Need to start the weekend off correctly, and it's hard to think of a better way than this classic Thursday tune. "Full Collapse" is one of the great (not good, great) records of the last decade. Still can't understand all the comparisons to Morrissey and The Smiths when they first hit. Silly music critics. Who needs them, right? We bring week 11 to a close with happiness. Why is that, you ask? Two reasons. One, the World Cup has officially kicked off. And two, we saw record numbers again this week. You make our hearts full of love. Love for you, the fantastically attractive reader. The only thing left that this week could offer is an American win tomorrow afternoon (coverage begins at 1:30. Watch it or be deported). Before we can move forward, though, we must offer these links and suggest you take a look at at least two-and-a-half of them. Also, if you'd like to join our conversation on this consistent flow of remade films, we'd love that as well. Either way, enjoy June, share a kiss or two and don't forget, dear, dear friends, love you, miss you.

Mexico had to rally late to draw with South Africa. Almost got excited. France/Uruguay is going to be an awfully interesting match to watch. (ESPN)

Jay-Z remixed M.I.A.’s “XXXO.” Check it out. (On Smash)

Slate wants to find better words to use in social commentary. Words up for discussion: “Tweet” and “Like.” Amen. (Slate)

Somebody says he can make Newsweek profitable again with 18 months. Honestly? (Business Insider)

We tried telling you about Coco and Jack White in Nashville. We tried. (Rolling Stone)

Hanson has been around for 18 years? Holy mmmbop. Neat read, especially if you root for these dudes, kind of like we do. (Popeater)

Angelina Jolie will play Cleopatra in a bio pic. Keep hearing “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is pretty good. Is it? (CBS 8)

Jan Jones was in a car accident. That’s what you get when you mess around on Don Draper. (Fox News)

The Tonys are this weekend. You ought to give it a glance if you can. Here’s a writer who thinks “American Idiot” has a shot at making some noise. (Los Angeles Times)

Also this weekend? Bonnaroo. If you happen to be in Tennessee this weekend, well, yeah. You get it. (The Celebrity Café)


  1. I love Green Day but I actually saw Memphis in NYC a few months ago and it was phenomenal. Besides the keyboard player for Bon Jovi wrote the music...I have no idea what his name is but I can imagine what he looks like.

  2. That's such an odd combination. How could the keyboard player from Bon Jovi know the first thing about the Memphis sound.