Fin: You’re fired, more fake news and a Gay Men’s Chorus question

NBC fired Donald Trump? Good. It’s hard to imagine a more deserved. Though I’ve been calling for NBC to cut ties with that clown since 2012, when Trump ridiculously put his name and brand behind the racist Obama birth certificate conspiracy theory. (Deadline) On the heels of this weekend’s fake New York Times website… I more »

Fin: Twitter’s autocomplete problem, the card says “Moops” and The Final Countdown

As evidenced by mistakes involving both the Supreme Court decision and the NBA Draft, Twitter appears to have an autocomplete problem (Gawker, Business Insider) Where you wondering about all those “Moops” jokes, and how the Supreme Court healthcare decision relates to the Bubble Boy? An explainer from last year (Salon) A “Final Countdown” fan theory more »

Fin: How to let Robert Durst get away, Univision defeats Trump and RIP the other Nature Boy

Jeanine Pirro is working on a memoir of her work on the Robert Durst case; she should call it “How I Spent 20 Years Failing to Put Away an Obviously Guilty Murderer, Who Went On To Kill Again” (Jezebel) Good to hear the New York Times finally pulled Alessandra Stanley from the TV criticism beat. more »

Fin: Dauber’s back ,”The Blind Side” subject dislikes “The Blind Side,” and Silicon Valley in St. Louis

In case you were on the fence about the ‘Coach‘ reboot, Dauber is back! Every ’80s and ’90s sitcom had to have an idiot character, and that was Dauber, and Bill Fagerbakke will be returning for the new ‘Coach.’ Fagerbakke played Marshall’s doomed dad on ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ although that’s the only role more »

Fin: Merkin news, the worst thing Sandler has done and ‘Game of Thrones’ humor

There’s TV merkin news that has nothing to do with Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame: Lewis Black has been cast in ABC’s TV movie about the Bernie Madoff scandal as a person named… Ezra Merkin. Richard Dreyfuss plays Madoff, while Charles Grodin is playing Carl Shapiro, the Boston philanthropist and Madoff victim whose name is more »


Fin: Amy Schumer is problematic, in defense of “-isms” and Conan’s aping of vaping

Thoughts on Anne Thériault of the Daily Dot’s piece about how “Amy Schumer isn’t as feminist as the Internet thinks”: The author seems to have very clear, specific ideas of what the words “feminist” and “progressive” mean, and Amy Schumer therefore stands accused of falling short of 100 percent alignment with those ideas. She’s probably at about 85 more »


Fin: Rachel Dolezal and Don Draper, Gay Girl in Damascus and consequences of the Hulk Hogan sex tape

Rachel Dolezal, his lady who pretended to be black, married a black man, worked as both an African-American studies professor and ethnic hairdresser, went to Howard University and served as local president of the NAACP- how American is that? Just radical reinvention into a completely other person- she’s a Don Draper for the 21st century. more »

Fin: Ladies love Goodfellas, Reddit gets better and a BroBible petition

I realize it’s an obvious troll and all that, but I’m not sure what’s worst about New York Post film critic Kyle Smith’s “Women Will Never Understand Why Guys Love Goodfellas”- the rank misogyny, that it misunderstands both women and ‘Goodfellas,’ that actually, as evidenced by a Twitter search, a whole lot of women understand more »

Fin: Don’t expect a ‘Deadwood’ reunion, the worst fan theory ever and Back in Black will be back

John Hawkes says he’s up for a Deadwood reunion, which is awesome news but I’m not getting my hopes up- they’d still need to sign up about 20 other actors with busy schedules, get David Milch to participate, and find someone to pay for it- in short, get everything together in a way that they more »

Fin: In defense of TIDAL, Microsoft vs. cable boxes and deep inside with Clickhole

Here’s the thing with TIDAL: It seems to get nothing but bad press. Its rollout, with that silly celebrity video, was mangled badly. But whenever I meet people in the consumer electronics industry, and audiophiles especially, they almost to a man say they love TIDAL and are rooting for it to best its competition. Check more »

Movie Review: “Spy”

One thing’s for sure, “Spy” is definitely NOT the first film to satirize the secret agent action genre. In fact, there have been countless other movies that have turned the world that’s usually reserved for heroes like James Bond on its ear, which means that a number of very funny people have tried their hand more »

M. Night Shyamalan Ponders “Unbreakable” TV Series

It’s been a while since the name M. Night Shyamalan conjured up much more than smirks and jokes but thanks to the new FOX show Wayward Pines the director’s career might be taking a turn for the better. During a recent interview to promote the show for which he serves as an executive producer, Shyamalan discussed the idea of a sequel to his film Unbreakable, possibly in the form of a multi-episode TV show.