Sunday, January 30, 2011

SNL: The Betty Ford Clinic of Celebrity Images

Can I go? Do they like me now?
Yeah, okay, we get it. If a famous person with a bad reputation appears on Saturday Night Live, it means they're actually cool and have a sense of humor about themselves. Message received.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rep. Paul Broun Locks Himself in His Room

I love it when they call me Big Baby!
Put Your hands in the air
if you are laisez-faire!
We've tried to swear off writing about politics since the mid-terms, but knew that eventually something would drag us back in. Surprisingly it came in the form of a tweet from Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia. Broun, who found the idea of sitting alongside Democrats at the State of the Union too "kissy-kissy" for his tastes, refused to play nice and instead sat in his office pouting and tweeting. We like to imagine him playing with his favorite stuffed tiger, and grousing about how he never gets to have any fun. Our favorite tweet of the night was:
Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.

Melanie Spanopoulos: Love in the Age of Facebook

Don't not "friend" Melanie Spanopoulos.
Apparently this digital age Amy Fisher takes her Facebook seriously. Ever had one of those awkward "why haven't you accepted my friend request" conversations? The ones where you say you just don't check Facebook that often but actually you've consigned the person to Friend Limbo (Frimbo)? Ever had your cousin run you down with her van (twice) because she found out some guy accepted you, but rejected her? No? Well, Giselle Penagos has and her cousin Melanie don't play that.

How does a fight about a Facebook "friend" even work?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Movie Cliché du Jour: The Last Big Score

No, not that kind of Score... well, okay, maybe.
If there is an exhausted, worn out movie trope that needs to be retired from the screenwriters' big book of clichés it is the exhausted, worn out criminal looking to retire. Could it be that Hollywood has a dirty conscience? Do the aging executives and agents who greenlight movies have a weak spot for world weary criminals looking for a new life? Perhaps, perhaps not, but from Heat to The American to The Town, we're starting to wonder where all the mid-career criminals have gone.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Toddlers & Tiaras... Who'll Save the Wee Children?

Where is her song, Sarah Mclaclan?
Who indeed, Groundskeeper Willie? Here's the thing... apparently, TLC has a reality series called Toddlers & Tiaras. Apparently, it just started its fifth season.  And apparently we live under a rock because we just found out it exists. So apologies if we're recycling old news here, but it's a lot to take in all at once and we need to process. It's not everyday you get to see childhood die in HD.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Terry Allen Lester Should Die In a Fire

Oscar winning opportunity for Danny McBride.
Admittedly, we've gotten a slow start to the New Year here at DIAF. The new year's party got a wee bit out o' hand. It took Jessica, our relentlessly upbeat intern from Cankdeska Cikana Community College, all of New Year's Day just to sort the mannequins from the revelers in Xanax induced comas. Also, the impromptu game of Predator Drone played with Lawn Darts and blindfolds turned really ugly. The joint looks like a bombed out Abercrombie and Fitch, but since our offices happen to be in an abandoned Urban Outfitters perhaps that's a step up? Still it's been hard getting any work done around here.