Note: this past weekend our colleagues at St. Louis' Riverfront Times risked life and limb to cover the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos outside Thornville, Ohio. Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than Juggalos. Zen master ... More >>
I love watching people whine and moan about how commercial Christmas has become. Become? It's been this way for longer than anyone now has been alive! Sure, there's church, and family, and great movies with warm lessons, and stuff like that. There are also presents. Loads of them! There's big piles ... More >>
Ah, fruitcakes. You either love them, or you hate them. There are very few in-betweens when it comes to this sweet bread filled with nuts and candied fruit. Though gifting fruitcakes around the holidays is not as popular as it used to be, the baked good has been a part of people's diets since as e ... More >>
Recently, I was swallowed under a wave of memories while channel surfing. Thanks to some infomercial hustlers who were selling a DVD collection, I was spending the first moments of a new Saturday watching scenes from The Midnight Special for the first time in more than 30 years. My eyes were fixe ... More >>
Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Sure, she's a piece of work. But there's got to be more to Joan Rivers.
Fare thee well, Conando.About two weeks before I graduated from college, my best friend got out of the poisonous relationship he'd been in for five years. He was ecstatic at the possibilities before him, and those final moments of school held for him a wonder and freedom he didn't even know h ... More >>
I can't believe it's come to this. As most people know by now, Conan O'Brien will be exiting The Tonight Show, likely after Friday's show. It's a bitter end to his truncated run on the show, and the real hell is how easily it could have been avoided if things had just played out the way peop ... More >>
As you recover from your New Year's Eve party, rest assured that no matter how weird it got, it could have gotten weirder. The changing of the year seems to bring out some odd stuff.Here are just five examples of New Year's Weirdness.This clip features Father Time getting blasted by rayguns, a whole ... More >>
Hello People, The Handsome Devils (1974) Bricks (1975)Looking over the pics of last Wednesday's Insane Clown Posse show got Cutout Bin thinking about bands who wear clown-ish makeup. Of course there was KISS, and the whole death metal thing, but how many readers remember The Hello People? Hmm ... More >>
They're turning to needles, looking for purity
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Kathy Wood choreographs her troupe's dances. Books their gigs in Europe. And makes them turn off their beepers during rehearsal.
The Tonight show behind him, Branford Marsalis moves to "de-ghettoize" music