Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of their favorite items on the web that week. Enjoy!
Charlie Sheen’s stage tour got off to a rocky start in Detroit where the former Two and a Half Men star was … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we were thrilled to learn that Tina Fey is hosting SNL on April 30th to promote her new book, Bossypants. We listened to “Make Some Noise,” the lead single off the Beastie Boys’s long-awaited album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2, which officially drops May 3rd. We were surprised to… Read More
1. Kenneth Mars, a character actor best known for his roles in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and The Producers (but who will always be remembered by us as the regal voice of Grandpa Longneck from The Land Before Time), died Saturday at the age of 75. [via THR]
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Glenn Beck is a cultured guy, y’all. A few weeks ago, he had many thoughts (and feelings!) about Julie Taymor’s Spider-Man musical. And now, the man who taught John Boehner that neat crying trick (right?) has shocked the world by collaborating with radical leftist Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Okay, maybe neither the band nor Beck actually knows about said collaboration because really someone simply realized that if you play a certain part of Godspeed’s “Moya” at the same time as one of Beck’s rants about Egypt, the resulting “song” is oddly epic. Press play on both YouTube videos after the jump to experience it for yourself. And then just keep listening after Glenn Beck shuts up and remind yourself of how incredible Godspeed can be.
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Oh boy. Just when you thought everyone possible had weighed in on Julie Taymor and Bono’s disastrous Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark… it’s time for Glenn Beck to have his say. And guess what? The Fox News host and amateur cultural critic freaking loves the musical, thinks that New Yorkers (with French accents, of course!) hate it because they’re snobby, and goes on to explain how it’s a huge, brilliant metaphor for everything he believes. As Benjamin Sutton at The L Magazine sums it up, according to Beck, “Turn Off the Dark, it turns out, is a musical blockbuster about the American academic-scientific industry’s god complex, the lies surrounding global warming rhetoric, and the villainous research funded by big government.” Aha. Listen to the whole, surreal rant after the jump and follow along as we pick out Beck’s craziest theories and funniest words of praise.
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This week at BuzzFeed, we relived Justin Timberlake’s poorly styled Tiger Beat years. We met the lesser Morissette and the hotter Schwarzenegger. (Careful ladies, he’s only 17.) We got plot tips (and a headache) from J. K. Rowling. These 10 movies made the men among… Read More
On Sunday The New York Times Magazine ran a detailed story about this country’s most polarizing political nut job/hero-to-the-right, Glenn Beck. Whatever you feel about the guy personally (and we assume, somehow, perhaps naively, that most Flavorwire readers are HUGE fans), you have to acknowledge that he’s got a huge portion of the country tucked into his pocket, hanging on to his every word. It seemed a good opportunity to point out some things we learned about Mr. Beck from the profile. The top ten factoids after the jump.
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Today at Flavorpill, we debated what it means to be “so Brooklyn.” We compared the food in fast food ads with what you actually get on your plate. We laughed out loud over these photos of the dumbest T-shirts at Glenn Beck’s rally of crazies. We wanted to live in … Read More
1. The New York Times’ latest standards editor Phil Corbett banned writers from using the word “tweet.” Or did he? [via The Awl]
2. Watch the low budget trailer for Glenn Beck‘s upcoming thriller The Overton Window, a book about a who young man who “finds himself in the midst of a… Read More
1. Why Is Kanye Mad at SNL? We’re willing to forgive his anger due to how much we love his new single, “Power.”
2. Writers for Conan O’Brien Get Their Own Show (for a Night) – No word on whether Jay Leno will get this canceled, too.
3. Opera Makes Fun of Google Chrome Speed Test – Although pretty hilarious, we decided that we’re going to have to stick with Chrome.
4. The Various Hairs of Nicolas Cage – As we typically tend to avoid Cage productions, we had difficulty naming the movies these crazy “do’s” are from.
5. Pogo’s “Gardyn” – Almost as good as the song is Pogo’s garden. We want that garden!
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