Fin: The best of Satan, a Nat X suggestion and more sanctioning of buffoonery

Just in time for Halloween: An overview of pop culture’s best Satans. Unforgivably omitted: Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate” and Jon Lovitz’s “Mr. Mephistopheles,” although the nice-guy gay Satan from South Park is in fact included (iO9) When Chris Rock hosts ‘Saturday Night Live‘ this weekend, all I ask is that two things: That there more »


Someone fly me to CatConLA next year, because cats

The organizers of CatConLa, which is to be held next June 6 and 7 in Los Angeles, describe it as “like Comic-Con… but for cat people.”

Voltron forms, again, in 30th anniversary book 

Remember Voltron? That ’80s cartoon franchise, which I loved when I was a kid, was giving us giant fighting robots before giant fighting robots were cool. And now, for the 30th anniversary of the debut of the Voltron: Defender of the Universe cartoon series, we’re getting a commemorative book, called ,  featuring interviews with all more »

The James Franco “Room” movie is real, as writers are hired 

It’s looking like we’re going to get not one, but two future movies about “The Room”- both of which will likely expend considerably more professionalism and effort than the production of the actual “The Room.” We already told you about the “Where Are They Now” mockumentary being put together by several of the cult favorite bad more »

Much demand seen for Captain Marvel Halloween costumes

There was a lot of rejoicing Tuesday when Marvel announced its roadmap of upcoming movies, which will include a “Captain Marvel” film in July of 2018. At last, there’s going to be a  major, female-focused Marvel film. Also, this being Halloween week, a lot of people came up with the same idea. Especially comic book more »

Fin: Farewell Boardwalk, wrestling skews older and secrets of the sexy Halloween industry

Loved the ending of Boardwalk Empire. Loved it. And ‘Boardwalk’ stuck the landing so well that it’s going to improve the show’s legacy. Even if the guy playing the Young Nucky Thompson- perfect voice notwithstanding- looked a lot more like Adam Carolla than Steve Buscemi Mindblowing wrestling fact: This past Sunday’s bout between Dean Ambrose more »


No, Eminem is not converting to Judaism: Hoax news goes international

This whole fake news clickbait industry- you know, in which fake “news sites” publish false stories not for satire, but in order to gain fraudulent social media shares- was already unethical and tiresome. WIth stories about ebola causing full-fledged panics, it’s now officially become dangerous. And now, it’s gone international. There’s a story that popped more »

TIDAL wave crests in U.S.: New service launches Tuesday

The latest contender in the streaming wars is here. TIDAL, described as “the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial,” officially launched Tuesday in the U.S. and U.K. Launching with the support of a long list of audio and electronics partners, TIDAL is a high-quality, high-end, more expensive more »

Fin: Bye bye Biddle, the politics of clowns and the world’s worst Ray Rice costume 

Best wishes to Sam Biddle, who is stepping down as editor of Valleywag, Gawker’s Silicon Valley vertical. Not only was Biddle hilariously vicious, snarky and totally fearless, day in and day out, but he’s the rare writer who actually made me rethink the topic about which he was writing- namely, that Silicon Valley is a more »

CVS Bangers: The next chapter is here

I’m kind of disappointed that no one told me about “CVS Bangers” until last week. It’s a periodic mix tape, from someone known as D.J. Hennessy Youngman which, it appears, is meant to approximate a late-night trip to CVS, with the background music overlaid with weird sound effects like gunshot and airhorn sound effects, and more »

Amazon puts Fire TV on a stick

Amazon may not have had much luck with the Fire Phone, which was released earlier this year and is widely considered a massive flop. But the company has now announced another Amazon Fire-branded consumer electronics hardware product: The Fire TV Stick. If the Fire TV was a competitor to the Roku and Apple TV, the more »

Fin: Taylor Swift, accused murderer, King David: The Movie and losing Felicia Day 

This headline- “Taylor Swift is Terrified of Being Framed For Murder”- made me laugh really hard for some reason. But I don’t think we’ll be laughing so hard when we’re reminded of it, during the Taylor Swift murder trial of 2024 (Page Six) Speaking of which, a semi-convincing explanation of why every character on Modern more »