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The geniuses behind my personal favorites Street Carnage, Wonder Showzen and the Daily Show have made a new Adult Swim show called 'Totally 4 Teens.' It is an insanely hilarious play on all the cheese that I grew up watching on television like MTV's TRL, shows on Nickelodeon, and YTV (if you are Canadian, you know what I'm sayin'.) Tacky sets, open-mouth breathing kids, and of course a too rad for mom and dad kind of host tops off the perfect parody.
  I was really into Be Your Own Pet, and wasn't terribly surprised when they broke up (momentarily disappointed maybe) but am psyched to hear lead singer Jemina Pearl is working on a solo album. She'll be playing with Denver's excellent contribution to Grunge, The Fluid this Saturday in Brooklyn.
Though I'm not the biggest fan of cold weather (as I type this, there's an inch of ice smothering every sidewalk in my city), I do have a serious soft spot for tights. Patterns, solids, knits, whatever--as long as they're easy to slip on with my staple black dresses and oxfords, I'm a happy girl. So I'm absolutely loving the stuff over at We Love Colors. Nearly every sort of tight you could ever want, all available in a crazy-go-nuts palette of 45 colors. Plus, the prices are pretty reasonable, so you can stock up without annihilating your paycheck.
We obviously watch alot of tv around here, and the Snuggie infomercial is all the rage. There are so many awesome things about the Snuggie, lets list them here; it's cult like, it looks like an American Burqa or Hare krishna suit, it supports size diversity, it is mulletlike (business up front-party in the back -its backless!), it enables you to break out the 'Like a Prayer' chorus, and it solves the horror of having to answer the phone while being trapped in a blanket. I think we have to do a fashion story based around this winter trend.
I am sad to say that this is the second and last trade of The Vinyl Underground. Apparently, comics readers didn't like it as much as I did, since it was canceled after twelve issues. Still, you can scoop up collection one, Watching the Detectives, as well as this current one, Pretty Dead Things, and enjoy the occult crimefighting rock'n'roll goodness for a time, anyway. The book reads like a freakier CSI, with each character a different part of the team.
    Me and a couple of my best-ies are starting a porn mag for ladies that love dicks called...drum roll please, LigerBeat! We are throwing a benefit party this Sat in Brooklyn. It'll be fire! Cheap beer, smoking dance floor, zine pre-order (its a limited run so you wanna get on the list!), some baked goods, and plenty of dick flick opportunities.
The new Showtime series , The United States of Tara, launches in a few weeks, and it looks like everything we could have hoped for, and more. Since it stars Toni Colette and is written by Diablo Cody, we've been expecting a feminist feast along the lines of a Muriel's Wedding/Juno mashup, and it looks like the ladies have delivered something even better. A women's studies dissertation waiting to happen, this show deals with a mid-western mama with 3 personalities: a man, a sexpot teen, and a June Cleaver-esque perfect housewife type.
I have been spreading my love of The Room ever since Colleen Kane introduced it to me about 3 years ago. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. It is possibly the worst movie of all time. I get really excited when it gets mentioned in anything. I almost blasted a shit when Debbie told me that they had a story on the cult phenomenon in Entertainment Weekly a couple weeks ago. Apparently David Cross and Paul Rudd are both big Tommy Wiseau fans too. If you live in LA you can catch one of the midnight screenings at Laemmle's Sunset 5, where fans get all Rocky Horror over this cult hit.
  Family can be a great source of love, comfort, and at times, a splitting migraine. In the right hands, they can also make great comedic material. Take actor and model Lauren LoGiudice.