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Entries from November 21st, 2011

Concert Review: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Somerville (MA) Theatre, 11/19/11

November 21st, 2011 · 55 Comments · Music, The Black Crowes

Eight Things You Should Know About The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
1) The brotherhood is metaphorical, not literal
There are no actual brothers in the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. The band is composed of Chris Robinson (vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), Mark ‘Muddy’ Dutton (bass, vocals) and George Sluppick (drums). The band started touring [...]

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I Am The Sexiest Man Alive

November 16th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Humor, Pop Culture

Bradley Cooper was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2011, ending the under-appreciated reign of last year’s winner Ryan Reynolds.
Now some people might say that Ryan squandered his term, which ultimately resulted in his big summer movie The Green Latern flopping. I take the opposite position and say that The Green Latern flopped precisely [...]

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In Memory of Andy Rooney

November 5th, 2011 · 48 Comments · Pop Culture

Andy Rooney died today, and while it wasn’t terribly surprising (he was 92) it was still sad.
To many people, Andy had become a punchline. He was the cranky old guy with the crazy eyebrows that complained about everything.
But to me, Andy was an inspiration. He was the first writer that I ever truly loved. Even [...]

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