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Monday, September 10, 2007
The MTV Video Music Awards were never relevant, but at least the shows have been entertaining in the past. Last night's fiasco was a horrible piece of shit from top to bottom. First you have Britney Spears lip syncing and shaking her way too flabby body to be wearing just black panties on stage and turning out to be one of the biggest embarrassments in history to start the show off, then you just have a parade of unoriginal overproduced characterless hip hop and teenybopper bands that could completely disappear off the face of the earth without changing the world one bit. With the exception of Rihanna, Kane West and Justin Timberlake, who at least know how to put on a show, the entire night was just a big waste of time. Even the promise of Sarah Silverman's opening monologue fell flat as she stumbled around and blew her jokes. There was even an audible shout of "YOU'RE UGLY!" during her train wreck. Best line of the night went to Justin Timberlake, however, who showed some really big balls by chastising MTV for not playing videos anymore!
Friday, September 07, 2007
Who are the coolest actors of all time?
photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment

Years and years ago we published a list of the 100 Coolest Actors of all time, and I think it's about time we did a brand new one. I'm talking of ALL time so anyone from Bruce Lee to Johnny Depp to Humphrey Bogart is eligible. These might not be the most handsome or dashing actors either. Submit your comments below, or email me at rberry@retrocrush.com with your suggestions.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Krispy Kardiac

I love going to the fair, and there's no better reason to go to the fair than the deep fried goodness that they sell. Here's Chicken Charlie's from The California State Fair this year. I think they made the frog look too cute and pitiful to make you want to snack on his legs. I've heard about or at least tried most of what's on here, but I'm sad to say I've not yet tried the Elvis inspired deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. The deep fried Coke is a bit misleading, as it's more or less just a funnel cake inside of a Coke cup with some concentrated Coca Cola syrup inside. The deep fried Avocados taste like hot green snot with batter on them. And the Twinkies are OK to try just once, but you'll never really want to eat them again.

The true test of culinary fortitude is this stoner inspired Krispy Kreme Chicken Sandwich. My stomach is already turning thinking about it again. It's a hot fried chicken patty, in an ice cold Krispy Kreme donut with raspberry jelly. It's a taste than I can only imagine is akin to going down on Courtney Love. Don't plan on riding anything after eating one of these monstrosities.

Hump Day On Your Leg
Check out this picture of Sam Brownback addressing some enthusiastic supporters at a campaign rally.

Jerry Lewis apologizes for using a gay slur at his telethon. Still won't give me my Pride and Joy card back.

Michelle Pfieffer has been voted the Hollywood star that has aged the best. I have to say from seeing her in those commercials for Stardust, I'll agree. Of course, who's the Hollywood Star that hasn't aged the best? I'd have to suggest Jessica Tandy.

A local Sacramento movie theater has been showing retro semi-Midnight movies (10PM) every Thursday. It's usually can't miss selections like "The Shining", "Revenge of the Nerds", and "Scarface", but they're whipping out the crowd pleaser "The Color Purple" tonight. Nothing like a 3 hour sprawling epic about domestic abuse to make the kids go out at night.

I've been watching Heroes Season 1. I missed about the first 6 episodes and was told be friends if I jumped in midstream I'd be missing so much, so I've been plowing through the DVDs so I can be all caught up in time for the October season 2 premiere. So far Hiro, Ando, and Niki are my favorites. Very cool show, though, with lots of great comic book references. I loved when the cop was interrogating Hiro and found a Merry Marvel Marching Society badge in his wallet.