Category Archives: Popular Culture

Ricky Gervais

I don’t watch awards ceremonies, but apparently he handed woke Hollywood its ass last night.

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More from Steve Kruiser, with video.

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Boo, hoo. Lorraine Ali is all butthurt.

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More from Kyle Smith. And Emily Jashinski.

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Hollywood proved Gervais’s point.

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Related, I think: What happened to Howard Stern? If you want to skip the long history, jump to the end, which relates his recent interview with Hillary.

[Tuesday-morning update]

To hell with these gilded charlatans.


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The “liberal” reviews are in for Gervais’s performance, and their tears are delicious.


I’ve never seen the musical, and I’m not inclined to, but nowhere near as much as I’m not inclined to see the movie, which is getting terrible reviews.

[Friday-afternoon update]

“I watched Cats, and I have some questions.”


[Saturday-morning update]

Follow the whole thread.

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Here’s the unroll for that thread. RTWT.

[Update Sunday afternoon]

Universal notifies theaters that the movie will be “updated” for special effects. For a film already in release.

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This is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals. Can anyone tell me if there is a single memorable song in it other than “Memor<del>y</del>ies”? It seems to me that it’s like Les Miserable; apparently tunes aren’t important in musicals any more.

[Wednesday-afternoon update]

OK, here’s another Twitter review.

And here’s a review of the software update.


[Saturday afternoon update]

A review of Cats, by cats.